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6.7Location
  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Elevator

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Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • 18 m²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Family Room
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  • 18 m²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • 18 m²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • No view
  • 10 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Nearest essentials

Airports
  • 36 kilometers to
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
  • 62 kilometers to
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
Public transportation
  • 250 meters to
  • Kujo Subway Station
  • 700 meters to
  • Kyoto Train Station
Hospital or clinic
  • 900 meters to
  • Kyotodaiichi Red Cross Hospital
Pharmacy
  • 400 meters to
  • Asagao Pharmacy
Convenience store
  • 200 meters to
  • 7 Eleven
Cash withdrawal
  • 150 meters to
  • ATM

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4.3

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  • Cleanliness 6.2
  • Facilities 6.1
  • Location 6.7
  • Room comfort and quality 6.1
  • Service 6.4
  • Value for money 6.0
Review score
  • Cleanliness 5.4
  • Location 6.9
  • Room comfort and quality 5.1
  • Service 5.7
  • Value for money 4.6
Review score
  • Cleanliness 5.6
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 5.9
  • Room comfort and quality 5.8
  • Service 5.4
  • Value for money 5.2
  • Cleanliness 6.6
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 6.9
  • Room comfort and quality 6.7
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 6.5
Review score
  • Cleanliness 5.6
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 6.9
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 6.1
  • Value for money 6.1
Review score
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 5.7
  • Location 6.5
  • Room comfort and quality 5.9
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 6.0
  • Cleanliness 6.4
  • Facilities 5.6
  • Location 6.7
  • Room comfort and quality 6.2
  • Service 6.7
  • Value for money 6.2
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8.0
Rene from Netherlands
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017
Ryokan in Kyoto.”
We got a family room for same price. We got a Ryokan (Japanese sleeping room) so we had a lot of space. Bathroom and hall is big enough. Location is on the north side of the central station. you can take a stop in the subway and you have to walk 4 min. if you walk from the station it takes 15 min.
Reviewed June 04, 2017
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6.8
Dany from France
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Good place but bad location and layout”
The place is good but has many small flaws that may make a bad experience. The place is in front of a subway station but far from famous spots and in a boring neighborhood. For example expect more than 30 mins to reach gion and at least 20 mins for any main attraction. If you re sleeping in the dorm they are next to the common area with washing machine and kitchen so it may be really noisy. People are not supposed to make noise between 11 pm to 7 am but they may take this rule way too literally so don't expect to sleep outside of that time depending on the other guests. Private rooms are separated on another floor so you may not have this problem. The staff is nice but speak little english. They are doing nothing wrong but the place feel a bit average.
Reviewed April 21, 2017
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6.8
Loke from Malaysia
Family with young children
Japanese Style Family Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2014
good service, clean hotel”
good service, clean.hotel
Reviewed April 18, 2017
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6.8
ADRIAN from Mexico
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Nice place”
Clean room, the staff were very kind
Reviewed March 27, 2017
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8.0
Chee from Malaysia
Family with teens
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Good location, English speaking friendly staff”
Near to Kyoto station Friendly English speaking staff
Reviewed January 10, 2017
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8.0
tippchiiardar from Thailand
Group
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
great location”
Great location. Facility could be better. Overall nice experience.
Reviewed October 05, 2016
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6.0
NOPPADOL from Thailand
Family with young children
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Value for money. Good location.”
Price is ok. Good location with 5min walk from subway, and 10 min walk from Kyoto station. Food are there 2min walk from the hostel. Room is clean with Tatami mat style. Nice! Staff is not that helpful. No friendly.
Reviewed April 19, 2016
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6.3
Dianne from Australia
Family with young children
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in December 2015
Close but no cigar”
Staff, staff, staff!
The Sparkling Dolphins Inn definitely didn't sparkle but you couldn't really say anything terrible about it considering what they charge! The staff are fantastic and will go out of their way to try and please you, even providing a group photo (taken before you see your room). The room we had was neat and tidy with our own typically Japanese wet room style bathroom with the short but deep bath. My brother and friend found adjusting to Japanese futons a little difficult, considering that they were a little thin (based on having slept on one in the past). A lack of space for storing luggage when you have large groups in your room was a problem, and we had to buy hand soap for the toilet. It is a long walk from Kyoto station but a short stroll from the subway. Lots of great convenience stores and some decent places to eat nearby! Try the little izakaya opposite Satos! Overall, a decent place for those on a budget!
Reviewed January 04, 2016
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2.7
Chatchawan from Thailand
Group
Japanese Style Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Room is not clean and bad facilities ”
value, washing machine, clothes dryer
Reviewed December 18, 2015
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2.0
atip from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
Not Impressed.”
My wife and I stay at this hostel for four days, three nights, I went to the hotel around 8 pm. The staff took me up to the third floor of the building, which is very dark because the lights went off. Officials men who owned no good human relationship with customers. The public room on the ground floor next to the room in which the customer makes noise.
Reviewed November 30, 2015
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