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Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

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

Ming - February 1, 2018
Tatami Room with Garden View Taikoya-Bettei Guest House
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Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

170 Kameya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8406 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Maiko Makeover Studio "Yumekan" 110 m
Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon 110 m
Gojo Subway Station 300 m
Kitone 320 m
Ichihime Shrine 370 m
Inabado 370 m
Gojo Ohashi Bridge Monument 410 m
Mini Stop 430 m
Suetomi Kyoto Main Store 430 m
Kimono Kyokomachi 450 m
Nearby landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District 910 m
Kyoto Station Building 1.26 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.27 km
Gion 1.55 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.05 km
Nijō Castle 2.16 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 3.43 km
Ginkakuji Temple 4.66 km
Kinkakuji Temple 5.62 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.32 km
8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 340 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Kyoto in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,013 Kyoto properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.8 km

Rooms available at Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

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
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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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
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style - Triple
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style 2 Adults
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Single
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  • No Windows view
  • 2 futons
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8-Bed Room
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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room
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  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Taikoya-Bettei Guest House?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at Taikoya-Bettei Guest House?

Taikoya-Bettei Guest House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "There is near many convenient store and supermarket ."

    pheeraya

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    November 27, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The hostel officer is very energizer and helpfulness."

    pheeraya

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    November 27, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time."

    Brigitte

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    May 27, 2018

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
267 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
Staff are nice and helpful, the only thing is shower water.
Pik from Hong Kong
Group
More about Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

More about Taikoya-Bettei Guest House

Located in the lovely area of Central Kyoto, Taikoya-Bettei Guest House enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, culture, shopping hub of Kyoto. Only 2 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, newspapers.

Taikoya-Bettei Guest House is home to 7 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Taikoya-Bettei Guest House is a smart choice for travelers to Kyoto, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"It has a small garden inside the hostel which very lovely."

pheeraya

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November 27, 2019

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

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Japanese cuisine
Tanagokoro
110 m Japanese
Tengo
120 m Japanese
Washoku Sato Kyo Goju
140 m Japanese
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Asian cuisine
Sobanomi Yoshimura
210 m Asian, Japanese
Sukehori
220 m Asian
Taiho
370 m Asian
Cafe
Cafe
Cafeshop Mint
200 m Cafe
Ochayatakahashi
370 m Cafe
Cafe Kano
440 m Cafe

What's nearby

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Reviews of Taikoya-Bettei Guest House from real guests

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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service8.3
Value for money7.9
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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
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
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
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
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
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
10.0
Exceptional
ADELINE from France
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

perfection”

the perfect guesthouse, beautiful, friendly staff, well located, clean & so nice!! i recommend for everybody who wants to have a great experience of stay in kyoto!!

Reviewed February 04, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
prae from Thailand
Group
Japanese Style - Triple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

The staff are so good”

Feels like living in a house, it's quite comfortable, the place is very near the subway and many travel places, which many places allow us to walk around rather than taking the subway

Reviewed August 24, 2016
7.6
Very good
hoi from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Very good”

There is a 24hour supermarket and a 100yen shop nearby which are good for shopping. However, the kitchen is outside the house so it’s quite hot and has mosquitoes when it’s summer. Plus dinning room is next to the kitchen. I stayed at ladies dormitory and it is a separated place from the house so it is a little bit inconvenient for me to take on and off the slippers every time I go back to the room.

Reviewed July 19, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Brigitte from Australia
Couple
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Charming guest house!”

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. It is quite an old house but it is super charming and felt really cosy. Would definitely recommend this for couples or small groups.

Reviewed May 27, 2018
7.6
Very good
Alan from Indonesia
Group
Japanese Style 4 Persons
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Great choice to spend your day in Kyoto”

The room is Japanese traditional style which is really recommended to travellers who want to feels Japanese's home. I love the room! it's larger than I expected with mini garden view in front of the room, but a little bit cold inside. And you need to take a bus from Kyoto central station, it's quite exhausting by walking.

Reviewed February 05, 2016
6.0
TAEHEE from South Korea
Group
Japanese Style - Triple
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

confined space”

it was pleasing for me to enjoy Japanese traditional culture in reasonable price. For me, however, the facilities of the guest house were quite old, which made me uncomfortable. The stairs were too steep, and the room I stayed was too small for three people to sleep in with our three big trunks. If you are looking for a place where you can relax, stretching your long arms and legs and have some small talk with your friends or other guests, this might not be the one. But staffs were all kind. I loved them.

Reviewed March 19, 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
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
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
7.3
Very good
Amrita from Singapore
Solo traveler
Japanese Style for 5 persons
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Traditional Japanese house”

Ryokan, Location, Staff

It was a comfortable stay at this old Japanese style house. The property is old but it has its own charm. Location is convenient

Reviewed July 13, 2015
3.3
choo from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style 4 Persons
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Arrogant, racist, very uncomfortable experience”

It was a terrible experience. Accidentally left a cigarette butt out on the chair, apologised, but the male staff kept on being very aggressive; it was the check-in experience. I was told "This is not your country, UNDERSTAND?" more than twice, his body was postured aggressively even though I was constantly apologetic. He went on on his tirade of aggressive and loud reprimanding while checking us in until I had to reason at a slightly louder voice before he could stop. Being the second day in Japan, I felt extremely unwelcome in the country. My fiancé and I felt very unsafe staying in this guesthouse (booked a room). If you are operating a guesthouse, the least you could do is educate foreigners, and try to not make them feel unwelcome. It spoilt our day in Kyoto. Definitely not suggest anyone to stay here. I have been to many guest houses in Japan, and all around the world, but never had I had any issues; this, is the worse place I have ever stayed at. Other than the bad staff experience, the location is at an okay place. Also, requested early check but no one replied. Arrived early, but staffs only comes at 4. Do take note if you're coming. The staff arrived at about 3.30pm to clean the place, and would not allow you in to sit, or warm up. We waited outside in a smell shelter with a 5 degree raining weather for about an hour. place inside is quite acceptable for a Kyoto experience. Creaky but clean building. In conclusion, good traditional building, with a good location, spoilt but unwelcoming and rude staffs. Do not stay here unless you want to spoil your own trip. STAY AWAY.

Reviewed December 04, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Xiaorong from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style 4 Persons
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

Very nice and dedicated room, the position is also convenient for travel. Especially, the turtle( which named Taro) is so cute!

Reviewed July 01, 2019
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
2.7
zhu from China
Group
Japanese Style 2 Adults
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

DONT CHOOSE THIS HOTEL”

it was a very terrible experience i ever had,its my first time to kyoto,and when i arrived at hotel,there is a little note on the door tell me its over check in time and i cant go in,but the truth is the hotel havnt told us about the check in time ,i tried to explain that we were late because we went to another taikoya house ,but the male staff abuse us very bad.they dont care we are girls and its very late ,we have no place to go. Anyway this hotel and its staff let me have a very bad image that kyoto people are very rude,no manner,i won't choose the hotel second time. DONT CHOOSE THIS HOTEL.

Reviewed March 11, 2016
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