The Lower East Nine Hostel
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The Lower East Nine Hostel

32, Minami Karasuma-cho, Higashi-kujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 601-8041
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    The Lower East Nine Hostel Reviews

    9.0
    Exceptional
    /10
    (1074 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Location and service are very nice"

    hazel

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    March 24, 2016

    9.3
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 30 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - 20 meters from city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sanjusangendo Hall1.47 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine1.92 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple2.79 km
  • Nijo Castle3.98 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace4.96 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple5.05 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple6.33 km
  • Ryoanji Temple7.17 km
  • Kinkaku Temple7.25 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain8.5 km
  • Value for money9.0
    Distance to city center4km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport35.8 km

    Rooms available at The Lower East Nine Hostel

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Superior Twin Room with Private Bathroom
    Superior Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bunk Bed Twin Room
    Bunk Bed Twin Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Standard Quadruple Room
    Standard Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Economy Quadruple Room
    Economy Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    What people love about The Lower East Nine Hostel

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Just right next to Kujo Subway Station and Bus Station, and it's just 5-minute-walking distance from Kyoto Station (the biggest station in Kyoto)."

      Jackie

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      January 4, 2019

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "The staffs are friendly and helpful."

      Jackie

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      January 4, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "It's comfortable and perfect in location!"

      Sze Y.

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      December 17, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Location, Clean, kitchen, Staff"

    Hung

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    September 13, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Would definitely stay here again!"

    Sze Y.

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    December 17, 2018

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    Asian cuisine
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    Reviews of The Lower East Nine Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (1074)Booking.com Reviews (970)
    9.0
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    10
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.8
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.0
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chew from Singapore
    Couple
    Superior Twin Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    This hotel was just walking distance from Kyoto station, there is a bus stop at the door step. We took bus back after visiting Gion and Kiyomizu. There is a big 7 Eleven nearby, where there is a courier service to send our luggages to our next hotel. The staffs speak very good English, the lady who wore the artist's hat mending the reception was very helpful, giving us advise regarding the courier procedure, help us to get the form from 7 11 and help us to fill up the form. We stayed in the private room, the room is bigger that those of the hotel and the breakfast was simple western with good gourmet coffee set in their very relax instagramable restaurant.

    Reviewed May 10, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us! We are glad to have your amazing and kind comments. It couldn't be better that you enjoyed a lot in Kyoto, and our breakfast. It's also honor that you mentioned our staff. We appreciate it. We hope that someday you come back here! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded June 10, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ging from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Standard Quadruple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Clean, friendly & helpful staff. Affordable yet classy, nice athmosphere, convenient location”

    The place is really clean with fully equipped kitchen, the bed and room we got is generously spaced for a hostel - we felt so comfortable. With free shampoo and liquid soap.The free breakfast (boiled egg, bread, jam, margarine)is good & filling. The ambiance is homey & friendly. My family had a very nice experience and we would definitely stay there again if we have a chance to visit Kyoto. Highly recommendable. Our tip to visitors would be study the routes and transportation very well to avoid getting lost & wasting precious time. Re location pls take karasuma line and alight at Kujo station ( one station after kyoto) then exit at exit#3. When you exit at #3 turn right and approx 30 steps to the hostel.

    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us! It couldn't be better that you loved our hostel, and also a lot of things in Kyoto. Actually it's just 30 step from exit #3 of Kujo station to our hostel. We appreciate your clear and kind guide! You are always welcome. We can't wait to see you again here! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded June 11, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    maytawadee from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    very impressive place”

    The hostel is near Kyoto station, you can walk there about 10 mins. They provide simple breakfast for guests. (bread, eggs, milk and orange juice) Towel is free and they already made the bed for you. (Some hostel they only give you bedsheet and you have to do it yourself.) The staff are nice and helpful. I just love this hostel and will go back again for sure.

    Reviewed April 07, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We really appreciate your kind comments. We hope you enjoyed everything in Kyoto, and felt comfortable in our hostel. And it's honor to be able to have your comments about staff. Thank you so much again! Have a safe trip, we can't wait to see you again here! ขอบคุณ ค่ะ. Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 10, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ma from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    The staff spoke English very well and was so accommodating. The shower and toilet were clean and well-maintained. Our room was so tiny though for 8-people capacity and if other travellers have two big suitcases, there won’t be enough space to walk around the room.

    Reviewed April 04, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We are glad to have your kind comments about staff. It's honor for us. And we are sorry for not having enough space in the room. We hope there is no other problem in your stay. Despite that, we appreciate your high rating. Thank you so much again. We hope you enjoyed traveling in Kyoto and someday come back here! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 10, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sudipa from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    3 night stay”

    The hostel is clean and neat, and a relaxing environment after a day on the go. The location makes it easy to take any JR line, subway or bus in/out of Kyoto city.The staff are kind and helpful. The only improvement could be made in the breakfast options - simple, toast eggs and drinks provided. But I think a nice simple Japanese-style breakfast would have been better. Overall, it's a good place to stay in Kyoto.

    Reviewed March 08, 2019

    Thank you for staying our hostel! We really love your comments. We hope that you were able to enjoy a lot of things in Kyoto. And we are sorry we could not live up to your expectations about breakfast. Your advice is great, we will think out more ingenious one! Thanks again, and we hope to have you back here! 감사합니다. Keiko The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded March 17, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Excellent Stay”

    L9E is located just next to the Train Station and walking distance to Kyoto Terminal. The facilities are clean & many amenities were provided such as iron, good shower and a large dinning area. Really would recommend staying here at Kyoto!

    Reviewed March 05, 2019

    Thank you for staying in LE9! We are happy to know that you felt comfortable here. Your comments are definitely music to our ear. Thanks again, safe trip and we hope to see you here again soon! Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded March 08, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Thi from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Good option for solo traveller”

    The room is clean and tidy. The staff are very nice and helpful, they also can speak English well. The location is great, just 5 minutes walk to Kyoto station, the subway station and bus stops are just 1 minute away. Really worth the money.

    Reviewed April 25, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We appreciate your kind review. We have good access to major spots, so we are glad if you was able to enjoy a lot of things in Kyoto. And it's such honor to get your review about out facility and also the staff! Thank you so much again. We hope to have you back here someday. Cam on! Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 28, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mary from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    First time in Kyoto”

    Restroom and bathroom things are good.

    Reviewed May 14, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us! Did you enjoy your first time in Kyoto? We hope that we was able to be one of the fantastic travel memories. We really appreciate your kind review. If you come back to Kyoto, we hope to see you again here! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded June 10, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    QUAN from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    A wonderful stay for a bargain. ”

    I stayed here for 4 days when I was traveling to Kyoto. It is very close to the subway (right around the corner) and there is a bus station that picks up and can take you to the shines/gion etc. There's a 7-11 down the street. Everyone is friendly and speaks English. The hostel is also a cafe that you can enjoy food and various drinks throughout the day. They offer all the facilities you need, a common room, breakfast in the morning (egg and bread) and you can request towels if you need to. The rooms are cozy and there are bathrooms and showers on the second floor (that's where I stayed). The common room is very lively, I made some wonderful friends staying here. The showers come with body wash and shampoo. Noise was above average for a hostel. They will hold your luggage past checkout if you want to explore the city more. Thanks for the stay LE9! Pros: Good price, facilities are modern, staff are very kind, close to transportation and convenience stores. Cons: No conditioner

    Reviewed February 21, 2019

    Dear, QUAN Thank you for kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed during stay here with us. We look forward to seeing you here again. LE9 staff

    Responded February 21, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    JUNG from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Recommend!!”

    Here is very convenient which isn’t far from Kyoto station,and there is a bus stop in front of hostel! Also, you can have the breakfast in the morning! I’ll come back next time! (But the blanket they provide is a little bit thin, it was a little cold at night.)

    Reviewed February 20, 2019

    Dear, JUNG Thank you for your kind comments. We can borrow the blanket if you need it. Please feel fee to ask us. We look forward to seeing you here again. LE9 staff

    Responded February 21, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kwan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Great location and environment”

    The location is great with just one station from the Kyoto train station. Surrounding environment is quiet but safe for returning to the hostel late. The internal environment is clean and comfortable, with friendly staff who are helpful in providing assistance. Would totally recommend for single-person trip!

    Reviewed February 16, 2019

    Dear, Kwan Thank you for your kind comments. This area is quiet and safe as you said even near Kyoto station. We are look forward to seeing you and new friends. LE9 staff

    Responded February 21, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anh from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Cozy hostel”

    Just one minute from bus and subway stations. Staff are very nice and helpful. Large kitchen with nice street view. Very clean and safe. If I go to Kyoto in the future I definitely stay in this hostel again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 04, 2019

    Dear Anh, Thank you for your amazing comment! We are so glad that you enjoyed staying our hostel. We hope to see you again in Kyoto. Xin cảm ơn ! Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded February 05, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tsz from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

    good location, well service and reasonable price”

    It takes five minutes walk from Kyoto station. There is a convenient shop nearby. Hostel offers simple breakfast but its great. Facilities are in good condition, tidy and clean. Overall the experience is amazing. I definitely recommended this for those who want to visit beautiful Kyoto.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019

    Dear Tsz, Thank you for staying in LE9! We loved your kind comment, it's music to our ear that you enjoyed our hostel. We hope to see you in Kyoto again! Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded January 29, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Monalie from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great hostel few minutes walk from Kyoto Station”

    Highly recommend staying at Lower East Nine hostel. Staffs are accommodating and friendly. Facilities are topnotch. Rooms are clean and the cafe is superb. Will definitely stay here again when I come back to Kyoto.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018

    Thank you for staying our hostel and your kind comment! We hope to see you again in Kyoto!

    Responded December 24, 2018
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pui from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Value for Money”

    It provides breakfast, fill up my tummy before going out. Good Location, Bus stop right in front of Lower East Nine Hostel, with 600yen bus pass, I am able to travel the whole kyoto.

    Reviewed May 06, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear that you was able to enjoy traveling around Kyoto. We wish we could know your story here. Did you love everything in Kyoto? We hope so, and also hope to have you back here and see you again! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded June 10, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    samree from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good hostel in Kyoto”

    Great location of hostel there are opposite of Kujo station if you came from Kyoto station The staff so friendly and helpful the room was clean and comfortable to stay also the coffee shop was great.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We extremely appreciate your kind comments and great rating. Especially, it's such honor that you loved the coffee shop and also the staff. We hope you enjoyed a lot of things in Kyoto and felt comfortable in our hostel. Thank you so much again. If you come back here, we are looking forward to seeing you again! ขอบคุณ ค่ะ. Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 18, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    7.2
    Very good
    Debora from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Very good”

    The women's dorm is way too small for the number of beds in there. And impossible to try to get anything out of your luggage because there was no floor space to open up your suitcase. Also in the mornings and at night it was hard to get into the shower. The common space is nice though. 

    Reviewed March 29, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We appreciate your time to leave your comments here. We really apologize for the inconvenience. It's one of the most crowded season in Kyoto, so we are sorry that we don't have enough facilities. Despite that, it is very thankful that you loved the common space. Thank you so much again, we hope you enjoyed traveling in Kyoto and someday come back here! Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 06, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    7.2
    Very good
    Bambi from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Nice place just poor layout of rooms and did not have lockers big enough to put my bag in.”

    I loved the location of this place and it was clean but they shoved 12 bunks in a room that friends hostel only had eight in. The lockers were way to small to put a bag in so I had no choice but to leave my bag unsecured. There was no elevator so if you had a large bag you have to haul it up a reeeeeeally steep set of stairs. Overall the place was fine and I didn't feel unsafe. My friend stayed a half mile from me at a place that I would recommend over this one.

    Reviewed March 28, 2019

    Thank you for staying at The Lower East Nine Hostel! We appreciate your time to leave comments here. And we really apologize for the inconvenience about our facilities. We can keep luggage or valuables of guests, but we are sorry that we was not able to change them immediately. Thank you so much again. We hope you enjoyed a lot of things in Kyoto. Best, Keiko, The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded April 06, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rahel from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Bunk Bed Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    EXCELLENT”

    I love everything about this hostel. The location is excellent. the staff is helpful and speak english fluently. the environment is good and comfortable. the room is clean. the bathroom and toilet are clean. i will stay here if i go to kyoto again. EXCELLENT!!!

    Reviewed March 14, 2019

    Thank you for staying in our hostel! We are happy to have your awesome comments. There's nothing that could make me happier than you loved our facilities, and also the staff! We hope that you enjoyed Kyoto. Can't wait to see you again here! Keiko The Lower East Nine Hostel

    Responded March 17, 2019
    The Lower East Nine Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anek from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Very nice, Rlvery recommended”

    Location: Easy to find, take exit 3 Kujo station and you will see this hostel are on the right. Bus stop is opposite side and right side. Breakfast: Bread with jam, boiled egg (I like this), orange juice and milk. Free drinking water. Toilet and shower room: Private and clean, automatic option. Very nice. Staff: Very helpfully, work with good smile and warm welcome. Staff working at 07:00-22:00. Room: Very nice, towel provided, private locker is free. Free flip flop inside hostel. Very nice hostel, cheap 2000JPY (inc.tax), good staff, will go back again for sure. Thanks.

    Reviewed November 08, 2018
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    • Kujo Subway Station is within 0.05 km