Taikoya-Bettei Guest House
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Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

170 Kameya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8406
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    7.9
    Very good
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very clean, quiet and friendly traditional Japanese guest ho..."

    David

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    September 30, 2016

    8.3
    Excellent service

    Things you’ll love about Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

    Things you'll love

    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sanjusangendo Hall1.23 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple1.95 km
  • Nijo Castle2.26 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace3.01 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine3.52 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple3.58 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple4.66 km
  • Kinkaku Temple5.63 km
  • Ryoanji Temple5.77 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain7.99 km
  • Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.2 km

    Rooms available at Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

    Tatami Room with Garden View
    Tatami Room with Garden View
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese Style 4 Persons
    Japanese Style 4 Persons
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese Style for 5 persons
    Japanese Style for 5 persons
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 5 futons
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    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 futons
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    Japanese Style - Triple
    Japanese Style - Triple
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese-Style Triple Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Triple Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 5 futons
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    Japanese Style 2 Adults
    Japanese Style 2 Adults
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese-Style Twin Room  with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 futons
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    What people love about Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

    • 6.4
      Good

      "Enjoy the environment."

      PEE S.

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      June 10, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Excellent place to stay."

      Camellia

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      November 1, 2016

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "staff were helpful and friendly."

      Gillian

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      April 5, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "5 mins walk to metro, there is 100yen shop, pharma store & s..."

    Pik K.

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    August 13, 2017

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Staff is nice and friendly, the value for money is very high..."

    Ming F.

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    February 1, 2018

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    Asian cuisine
    Sobanomi Yoshimura
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    340 m Asian, Korean

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    Reviews of Taikoya-Bettei Guest House from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (240)Booking.com Reviews (315)
    7.9
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    10
    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities7.5
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.0
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    3.2
    Karen from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    You are cash on two feet for them”

    Within 10 years and almost 50 countries this is the first negative review I’ve ever written. The Location is alright, other than that not a lot more. Mysterious taxes and fees appeared to everybody I spoke to (different ones though ^^), they actually wanted to charge a guy for two days rent for a bicycle cause he asked to get it a little bit before they are officially renting them. For me cause of the snow my bus was running late so I texted them. They told me to pay 4000 yen for checking in later (only cash though.. can only guess why). When I questioned this they got very rude and disrespectful, would neither change, cancel or just send the check-in information via E-Mail- i already had paid, so I ended up having to look for something different short notice. Seems cheap in the beginning but we all ended up paying extra.

    Reviewed February 13, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    zaifeera from Malaysia
    Couple
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    it's a nice place to stay and near gojo station. It's just 210 yen per person”

    The building is old and unique for me

    Reviewed February 28, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mariana from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

    Excellent”

    VEry beautiful place, the house has 180 years and it has a beautiful small garden. The staff is very kind and helpful. The beds are comfortable. In summer or spring should be beautiful and more enjoyable (november is cold, although the rooms have good temperature)

    Reviewed November 24, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pik from Hong Kong
    Group
    Tatami Room with Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Cosy, convenience and cheerful staff”

    5 mins walk to metro, there is 100yen shop, pharma store & supermarket nearby. Staff are nice and helpful, the only thing is shower water... when both shower was occupied the water supply seems not good enough.

    Reviewed August 13, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kara from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Excellent”

    It has a lot of good points. It's a bit of a walk from Gojo Station but in a quiet area with some good places nearby. It's an old Japanese home and all of it looks very nice. I liked the turtle and the two young people working there. I found it a little uncomfortable to have so many pairs of slippers for each part of the house. It's partly indoors and outdoors. The kitchen is outdoors and the girl's dorm right by it. When I first went in I thought we may get mosquitoes and sure enough we did. The worker was nice enough to light a mosquito coil for us and bring it to our room. I was afraid they may bother us after he went home but they didn't. That night the smoke from the mosquito coil left a slightly bad smell. In the morning I had a slight headache which was probably due to that. Other times though the room had a nice woodsy scent. I kind of felt like I was camping. One night one family and one group had dinner while talking pretty loudly in the kitchen area about 10:00-10:30 and the noise bothered two of us who were trying to sleep. After talking to them though they started to talk more quietly. There's a rule that people should be quiet after 11pm which is displayed clearly. Some guesthouses ask people to be quiet after 10pm. I think that's better as some go to bed earlier. Travelers sometimes have to leave very early to get to their next destination. The toilets are clean and functioning. The bathrooms are pretty tiny. You can wash your clothes for 100 yen in their one washing machine which worked fine. You must hang them up in a certain area upstairs and you must climb a very narrow, steep staircase to get there. I climbed very slowly because I was a little afraid but it was okay. An old Japanese house is quite different than what Western people are used to. It was nice to have this new experience. I liked that the AC in the girl's dorm worked well. In the front area it was a little hot. I disliked that the price during the holiday was about $1

    Reviewed August 13, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Phuong from Vietnam
    Couple
    Tatami Room with Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Good self service guesthouse”

    We were in Kyoto for the foliage and booked this guesthouse because my wife wanted a room with a garden in a traditional Japanese house. This place is a self service guesthouse. You make your own bed. They have 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets outside the room (1 toilet is famale only). There's bus stop on the main road about 200m. Supermarket for food, convenient store just around the corner (within 100m). There are 2 shops to rent kimono near by (100m walking). This place is quiet but it is an old house so the wall is thin, you can hear people talking and squeaking sound of the floor. If you're sensitive to sound when sleeping, you better buy ear-buds. The staffs can speak English pretty good and very helpful. They also have bike rental service.

    Reviewed November 20, 2016
    5.6
    E.L. from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    nice historic building”

    but they will act like they never met you after you check out. You have to leave the premises. Most places I stay let me leave my bag there, but this place seemed upset that i left my bag and after walking 30 minutes to come retrieve my bag, it was handed to me at the door and I was told to leave (no using the toilet or resting on a stool for a few minutes). I felt very welcome on checking in but very unwelcome on checking out.

    Reviewed October 24, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    PEE from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Good”

    Very nice traditional Japanese house. Enjoy the environment. 5min walk from Gojo Station. Steep and narrow staircase. If you have big luggage, it may not be suitable. But 1 thing really need to improve is the kitchen facilities. Very Dirty glasses, bowls, utensils, oven etc... Broken chairs are still letting guests to sit. My hubby nearly fell from the chair. Please throw away the broken and change new chairs...

    Reviewed June 10, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Seoyoon from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Beautiful hostel ”

    It was beautiful and the location was ok. The staff was kind and helpful, but the kitchen and common area are right in front of the female dormitory so it might be uncomfortable for some people. The hostel was clean and warm, and the showers/bathroom were in good shape.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dorota from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

    Great place for a single woman traveller ”

    I stayed in the female only dormitory and my experience was very good. There is 8 beds in the dorm, but during my stay there was never maximum number of people in the room. The beds are big and comfortable, they are covered with a curtain so you have some privacy. There are 2 bathrooms and sometimes I needed to wait for my turn but I expected this to happen when I saw that the bathrooms are shared. It is understandable and to be expected that we can queue for a bathroom when we share it with 10 more customers. The house itself is an old style, traditional Japanese house. I personally loved the experience of staying in this old house. There are two gardens inside and a common space where you can stay until 23:00. And, most importantly, the staff is great! They helped me a lot, they were informative and very friendly :) I will come back! :)

    Reviewed August 05, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Gillian from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese Style for 5 persons
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Value for money ”

    Rooms were small. We booked a room for 5pax . I do not recommend bringing 5 huge luggage as the room will be too squeezy. Not sure why there was such a huge table in the room when we cant eat in the room. Bring your own hair dryer as they lock up the hair dryer after 11pm. Otherwise, staff were helpful and friendly. Overall, it was a positive experience.

    Reviewed April 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Candra from Indonesia
    Group
    Japanese Style for 5 persons
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Nice Traditional Place to stay in Kyoto”

    I do love this house. the staff is very nice, they helped us well. The house is totally lovely, very very nice and I could really feel that I was in Japan. And I could saw the snow from my room. I'd like to come back here if I go to Kyoto again.

    Reviewed January 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Fantastic traditional experience ”

    Very clean, quiet and friendly traditional Japanese guest house. My buddy and I were passing through Kyoto and wanted the best value for our short time in the beautiful city of Kyoto. We found it here. Thanks! I will recommend.

    Reviewed September 30, 2016
    2.0
    Jer from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style 2 Adults
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Nice location but.. terrible service attitude 不建议这个住宿”

    The male staff/owner was especially rude and IMO not helpful. We merely enquire how to dispose of our broken luggage but he flat out rejected to provide any help.We later found out that in Japan, disposal of large items requires special procedures and fees. However, instead of explaining these procedures to us, we were met with his indifference. Note: there were no significant language barriers. The staff can converse well in English. You might be thinking - oh these City Dwellers from Singapore must just be upset that they did not get treated like royalties. We can only say that we were polite when we seek their help. It is up to you whether you want to take our review to heart before choosing this Guest House.

    Reviewed May 27, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Mei from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

    Amazing & welcoming hostel”

    welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and cleaningness

    This hostel was perfect! I stayed a week there and really felt like home. The staff were friendly and amazing. Very clean and tidy dorm room & toilet. Good location. I particularly like the traditional Japanese style, which highly recommend to those who are interested in Japanese culture!!

    Reviewed October 02, 2015
    6.0
    Dominic from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style - Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Not enough facilities”

    Good location but there were about far too many people staying there than what the facilities offer (only 2 showers for the whole building and 2 sinks - one of which is right by the reception entrance). Was about 17 people staying when we were there so meant long queues for shower etc. Layout isnt the best. You have to walk through reception to use the bathroom in the morning. You also have to make your own bed when you arrive which is an inconvenience after a tiring journey. Building does have character though and is good value for money if you are traveling on a budget

    Reviewed October 08, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yuet from Malaysia
    Group
    Japanese Style for 5 persons
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Clean & good location ”

    Walk to Main Street are bus stop, 24hrs mini market and more restaurant nearby also. With heavy luggage not so recommended except lower floor area.

    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gillian from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Excellent ”

    Superb guesthouse. Came during the winter, the blanket and heating pads provided were lifesavers! Thank you!

    Reviewed July 15, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Henrikus from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    traditional guesthouse with friendly staff”

    very old wooden house, you can hear noises from other rooms but still comfortable. location is bit far from nearest station. staffs were really friendly and cheerful.

    Reviewed April 10, 2017
    8.3
    Excellent
    Wang from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Good choice for backpackers ”

    Location, staff

    Location is quite close to Gojo subway station; rem to take Exit 1 when you go out. Staff speaks fluent English, easy to communicate. Overall value for money.

    Reviewed September 12, 2015
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