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utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel

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9.1

Exceptional

119 reviews

119 reviews

Housekeeping5
Breakfast1
Garden1
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 210 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Shorinji Temple

270 m

Taikoan

270 m

Reigenin

270 m

Ryogin-an Temple

270 m

Jokoin Temple

270 m

Popular landmarks
Kyoto Station Building

1.0 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1.7 km

Gion

2.0 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

2.2 km

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2.2 km

Closest landmarks
Sanjusangendo Hall

300 m

Maiko-Henshin Studio Shiki

330 m

Yogen-in

350 m

Shichijo Bridge

370 m

Imakumano Shrine

410 m

utsuwa Designed Hostel

Honmachi 8-86, Higashiyama-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0981 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Kyoto part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

360 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

270 meters to Sanjusangendo Temple

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Bar

Restaurants

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.4
Distance to city center2.5Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.6 km

Rooms available at utsuwa Designed Hostel

8 Capsules - Mixed
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Street view
  • 8 single beds
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Single Capsule - Mixed
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Street view
  • 8 single beds
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Classic Single Capsule - Mixed
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Basic 8 Bed Mixed Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Street view
  • 8 single beds
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Premium Double Capsule - Mixed
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Room (Window,Area:2) (单人床:单人床)
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    Double Basic
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      Bungalow premium
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        Bed in Mix Dormitory B( Lower stage) (1 Bunk Bed)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, utsuwa Designed Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for a fee of 1000 JPY per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

          Is breakfast offered at utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 600 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

          What is the smoking policy at utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Utsuwa Designed Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kyoto Shichijo Train Station, 350 m away from utsuwa Designed Hostel.

          What restaurants are nearby utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Utsuwa Designed Hostel is located in Kyoto, famous for good restaurants such as Honmachitei, Yoshino and Zenza An.

          What popular shopping places are close to utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Shopping options in utsuwa Designed Hostel’s Kyoto neighborhood include Kyoto Station Building, Sujin Shinmachi and Kyoto Denim.

          What are popular attractions near utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Utsuwa Designed Hostel is located in Kyoto area, which is famous for attractions such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to utsuwa Designed Hostel?

          Utsuwa Designed Hostel is located within Kyoto, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kyoto Cycling Tour Project (Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal), Otowa Waterfall and Mount Inari.

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          What people love about utsuwa Designed Hostel

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Convenient and easily accessible location."

            Juan

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            February 21, 2020

          • 9.2

            Exceptional
            Breakfast

            "Love the breakfast too."

            Mun

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            December 13, 2019

          • 8.4

            Excellent
            Bathroom

            "I love the huge bath tube."

            Lee

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            October 2, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 2,356 Kyoto properties
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          Value for money score
          9.4/10
          Couples review score
          9.5/10
          Service score
          9.5/10
          Cleanliness score
          9.5/10
          Better than
          98
          %
          of Kyoto properties
          Better than
          98
          %
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          Better than
          96
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          Better than
          95
          %
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          Overall rating:

          9.1

          Exceptional
          119 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.5
          Facilities
          9.2
          Location
          8.2
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          More about utsuwa Designed Hostel

          More about utsuwa Designed Hostel

          utsuwa Designed Hostel

          There is never a shortage of things to do in Kyoto. Staying at utsuwa Designed Hostel, located just minutes away from the city center, means you will not miss any of Kyoto amazing sights.
          The facilities and services provided by utsuwa Designed Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
          For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
          Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at utsuwa Designed Hostel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at utsuwa Designed Hostel include special design features like a balcony or terrace. The hostel also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
          Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
          To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at utsuwa Designed Hostel. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


          Around the property

          Take some time to explore Kyoto during your stay at the hostel. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 2.0 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


          Reasons to stay here

          This hostel beats 98% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
          Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 96% of other accommodations in the city.
          This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 96% of competition within the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Exceptional
          Facilities

          9.2

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Japanese

          Accessibility

          • Wheelchair accessible

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Garden

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Body thermometer
          • Cashless payment service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Doctor/nurse on call
          • Face coverings on staff
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • Coffee shop
          • Kitchen
          • Restaurants
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Invoice provided
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Bicycle parking
          • Car park [charges apply]
          • Car park [nearby]

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Bathtub
          • Blackout curtains
          • Clothes rack
          • Dishwasher
          • Extra long bed
          • Fan
          • Fire extinguisher
          • First aid kit
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Heating
          • In-room safe box
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Laptop workspace
          • Linens
          • Locker
          • Mirror
          • Non-smoking
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating area
          • Shared bathroom
          • Shower
          • Slippers
          • Toiletries
          • Towels
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          • Wooden/parqueted flooring
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Asian
          Location
          Honmachi 8-86, Higashiyama-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0981
          Excellent
          Location

          8.2

          Airports

          • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
            37.6 km
          • Kobe Airport (UKB)
            62.9 km

          Public transportation

          • Kyoto Shichijo Train Station
            360 m
          • Tofukuji Train Station
            580 m

          Hospital or clinic

          • Kyotodaiichi Red Cross Hospital
            640 m

          Shopping

          • Kyoto Station Building
            1.0 km

          Convenience store

          • 7 Eleven
            650 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            410 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Sanjusangendo Temple
            290 m
          • Kyoto Station Building
            1.0 km
          • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
            1.7 km
          • Gion
            2.0 km
          • Nishiki Market Shopping District
            2.2 km
          • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
            2.2 km
          • Nijō Castle
            3.5 km
          • Ginkakuji Temple
            5.2 km
          • Kinkakuji Temple
            6.9 km
          • Arashiyama Monkey Park
            9.3 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Shorinji Temple
            270 m
          • Taikoan
            270 m
          • Reigenin
            270 m
          • Ryogin-an Temple
            270 m
          • Jokoin Temple
            270 m
          • Myoan-ji Temple
            270 m
          • Manju-ji Temple
            270 m
          • Hoju-ji Temple
            280 m
          • Sanjusangendo Temple
            290 m
          • Sanjusangendo Hall
            300 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

          Others
          • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018 guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):
            Tax JPY 200 - for room rate of JPY 19,999 and under per night.
            Tax JPY 500 - for room rate between JPY 20,000 and JPY 49,999 per night.
            Tax JPY 1,000 - for room rate of JPY 50,000 and over per night.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from16:00
          • Check-in until23:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          • Reception open until23:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center2.5Km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)600 JPY

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of rooms 35
          • Room voltage100
          • Year property opened2018

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee1000 JPY

          Reviews of utsuwa Designed Hostel from real guests

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          9.1
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          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.5
          Facilities9.2
          Location8.2
          Service9.5
          Value for money9.4
          High score for Kyoto
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (46)
          8-9 Excellent (5)
          7-8 Very Good (8)
          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (2)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (20)
          Jun - Aug (9)
          Sep - Nov (17)
          Dec - Feb (16)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Maurice
          Solo traveler
          Upper Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Perfect getaway! Clean, walking distance to JR Kyoto, Close to fushimi inari and Gion”

          Very clean hostel, very nice design. It is located a little off center (which is brilliant for resting), but you can easily walk to JR station (10-15min) and the next subway station (<5min) from which you’re quickly at fushimi inari or Arashiyama. Higashiyama and Gion are in walking distance. Staff is competent and nice, the facilities have everything you need: amenities, enough toilets and showers and a common area with WiFi and a tv. I’d gladly come again to this great retreat!

          Reviewed August 15, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kae from Malaysia
          Couple
          8 Capsules - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

          Best hostel ever ”

          Value for money. The hostel design is really nice Japanese style. Entire hostel is Super clean and new Very Friendly and helpful staff. He staff speak good English. There is a comfy common area to hang out and meet new friends. Walking distance to subway and Kyoto station (15 mins) Convenient store is nearby Provides slippers toothbrush and towel There is a small locker in the Bunk bed cubicle to keep your valuable. There are also socket and reading lamp at individual cubicle. Good personal space.

          Reviewed January 08, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Arya from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Upper Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

          Best capsule hostel! ”

          Went to 4 different capsule hostels on my trip in Japan and i think this hostel is the best so far. The staffs are very friendly, the building are nicely designed, it has a very relaxing and calm atmosphere. Lounge area are especially great, it has books about kyoto, guitar, tv and many other things. One of the downside would be a lack of locker to store a bigger valuable item like laptops. Capsule bed are comfy and clean. Locations are very good! Only 15 mins walk to the nearest subway station and the place is close to the beautiful river. Definitely worth the money!

          Reviewed July 03, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Sara from Netherlands
          Couple
          2 Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Beautiful and very comfortable hostel! ”

          The hostel looks brand new and is well designed. Everything is very clean, beds are very comfortable and there is a nice bar to relax. We have a very relaxed and pleasant stay here. Maybe not the cheapest hostel but definitely worth the money!

          Reviewed April 14, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Juan from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Lower Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2020

          Exceptional”

          Clean, aesthetic, with all the necessary amenities. Convenient and easily accessible location.

          Reviewed February 21, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          adam from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Upper Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Exceptional”

          Awesome Awesome hotel on all fronts. Highly recommended.

          Reviewed June 06, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Chelsea from Taiwan
          Group
          8 Capsules - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in November 2019

          Awesome ❤️”

          Besides of the inconvenience to the nearest train stations (it’s located in between of two train stations, both with 10-15minutes walk) , the impeccable staying experience was just wonderful!

          Reviewed November 09, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Mun from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Lower Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

          Well-designed space”

          The hostel is small but very cozy. I left my hat and the staff kindly kept it for me with a warm note. Love the breakfast too. Thank you utsuwa!

          Reviewed December 13, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yinqiang from United States
          Solo traveler
          Classic Single Capsule - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

          Exceptional”

          Cozy and friendly

          Reviewed January 05, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jirawat from Thailand
          Couple
          2 Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2019

          Beautiful Japanese designed hostel with everything you need”

          Perfect for accommodation and good service just a little too far from train station

          Reviewed January 07, 2020

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Sootiwut from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Such wholesomeness”

          The passage coming into the reception had a small museum for some reason which I find rather quaint and amusing, but got my attention. The bedroom itself quite calming with its low lit light and their staff were great with communicating. Their breakfast set is quite cheap and delicious, of which I would highly recommend given that the location of the hotel is a bit of a walk from the famous attraction (I didn't mind the walk one bit and rather enjoyed it). Every corner I walk has its own lil surprise like Japanese antiquities and/or small shrine. Nice stay indeed.

          Reviewed June 13, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Lee from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Lower Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

          Excellent”

          Everything was prefect but the individual capsule was bit stuffy after closing the curtain. I love the huge bath tube. Had a good stay!

          Reviewed October 02, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Akavit from Japan
          Solo traveler
          8 Capsules - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in May 2021

          A bit uncomfortable in showing room”

          It is quite cramp in a small space.

          Reviewed May 25, 2021

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          6.8
          Good
          Amber from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Lower Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          beautiful hostel not close to subway.”

          10 mins away from station, but quite place. building is really beautiful, full of art. shower room is too wet, need the bathmat, washstand was too crowd and everyone not really keep it clean. hostel prepare all of amenity so easy for the traveler but they need to control how to keep enough towels for guest.

          Reviewed April 03, 2019

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          3.6
          Yudha from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Upper Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

          Bad Attitude from the male staff, unpolite manner and bad communication!!! Very unacceptable!! 😡🤬”

          The worst ever experience from my 1st time travel to Japan and 1st time as Solo Traveller!! The male staff very unpolite and communicate badly, he should learn how to be more polite and nicer when communicate with foreigner, give good guidance to foreigner that can not speak Japanese (because his English is very bad, unclear pronounciation). Not recommended to anyone if the staff still shown that kind of bad attitude.

          Reviewed January 11, 2020

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          JESSADA from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Basic 8 Bed Mixed Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018

          New Hostel.”

          15 min walk from Kyoto station. Clean bed and bathroom Free towels, ear plug, eye mask for guest. some part of hostel not finish yet but I really like hostel design modern Japanese style.

          Reviewed November 26, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yin from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Single Capsule - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018

          Exceptional”

          I am very happy to talk to the service staff, especially when checking in, it is very technical and easy. The space is very comfortable and safe. It is delicious to have a food in the direction of Kyoto Station.

          Reviewed September 27, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jufri from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Single Capsule - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          One of the best hostels in Japan”

          Loved everything about this place. The decor is really cool and they have a really nice smoking area which faces a small but beautiful zen garden. And the Host, Ono, is very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

          Reviewed October 23, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          SU-MING from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          8 Capsules - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2021

          Good ”

          Nice

          Reviewed April 06, 2021

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tsuyoshi from Japan
          Solo traveler
          8 Capsules - Mixed
          Stayed 6 nights in May 2021

          トイレと水まわり”

          みんな気にしてみんな使う、トイレと水まわり。きれいでっす

          Reviewed May 04, 2021

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