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9

Exceptional

933 reviews

933 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Kyoto Municipal Museum Of School History

240 m

Maica

320 m

Gojo Ohashi Bridge Monument

330 m

Gojo Ohashi Bridge

340 m

Taku-Taku Club

360 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

820 m

Gion

1.1 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.2 km

Kyoto Station Building

1.6 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku

430 m

Menya Kokoro

440 m

Maiko Antiques

440 m

Service Parking

460 m

Zenkyoan

470 m

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

709-3 Uematsu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8028 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Kyoto

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

320 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Bar

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.1
Distance to city center0.6km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.2 km

Rooms available at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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King Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Ladies' Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with One King Bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

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 Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What are my dining options at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar 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 Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Kawaramachi Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 570 m away from Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar.

What restaurants are nearby Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar is located in Kawaramachi, famous for good restaurants such as Inoda Coffee, Smart Coffee and Inoichi.

What popular shopping places are close to Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar is located in Kawaramachi area which features shopping places such as Takashimaya Department Store, Daimaru Department Store and Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon.

What are popular attractions near Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar?

Guests at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar can easily visit Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho located in the Kawaramachi area.

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What people love about Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Hostel is very clean, as can be expected from any Japanese hostel."

    Mark

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    October 26, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and neat."

    Suwandi

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    February 4, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Super friendly staff, convenient location!"

    Liyuan

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    December 18, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 2,502 Kyoto properties
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Service score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
8.9/10
Value for money score
9.1/10
Cheapest price score
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
95
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Better than
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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
933 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Clean rooms and friendly staff.
Florian from Philippines
Solo traveler
More about Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

More about Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar

Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hostel make exploring Kyoto even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site.
Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. 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.
Each guestroom at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. 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.
Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Kyoto while in the city. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.0 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

This hostel beats 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Kyoto.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 95% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

709-3 Uematsu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8028
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.2 km 49 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.6 km 1.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    310 m 2 min drive
  • Kawaramachi Subway Station
    580 m
Hospital or clinic
  • TSURUHA DRUG
    1.0 km
Shopping
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.6 km
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    380 m 2 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    30 m 2 min drive

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    820 m
  • Gion
    1.1 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.2 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.6 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    1.7 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.3 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.5 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.2 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.7 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum Of School History
    240 m
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    310 m
  • Maica
    320 m
  • Gojo Ohashi Bridge Monument
    330 m
  • Gojo Ohashi Bridge
    340 m
  • Taku-Taku Club
    360 m
  • Maika Shop
    390 m
  • Kawaramachidori
    410 m
  • Kyoto Ebisu Shrine
    420 m
  • Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku
    430 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: 7 year(s).

Others
  • The property has group restrictions allowing up to 4 adults maximum.
  • 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 until22:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.6km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2015

Property announcements

Kyoto city tax of JPY 200 will be charged directly at the property from October 1, 2018.

Reviews of Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar from real guests

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9.0
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.9
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.5
Value for money9.1
High score for Kyoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (87)
8-9 Excellent (25)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Jun - Aug (26)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kristine from Philippines
Couple
8 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great location”

A bit of a walk from the train station but still really central. There’s a great bar at the lobby where you can get food and drinks. The place really look chic. The beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious. PS. You have you make your own bed upon arrival.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gerardo from Japan
Solo traveler
8 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Great place to stay!”

This was my first time staying at a hostel and I had a great experience! The room I said in, the bathroom, and the common room were super clean. The staff was super nice and even gave me recommendations on where to eat. I would definitely stay again.

Reviewed January 08, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
joni from Indonesia
Group
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Perfect”

This hostel is a very good hostel. The receipsionist is so nice. We come in grup 16 person. And when we are check in, they still wait us until we arrived at the hostel 24.30.. so i’m very recommended this hostel, and of course i will come back again. The most you must to eat at here is the morning coffee with a croissant. Thanks for helping me when we at there

Reviewed January 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yu from Canada
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Friendly staff”

The staff spoke English, were friendly. I loved the wooden decor in the common area for guests as well as the cafe/bar downstairs. Everything was great, I wished I could stay longer.

Reviewed February 10, 2020

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Thank you for your review and staying with us. We are happy that you like our hostel. We hope you will stay longer next time!

Responded February 16, 2020
Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar
10.0
Exceptional
Krin from Thailand
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Perfect stay”

This place should have two more stars added! Super sociable place, great drinks and friendly staff! Top marks

Reviewed August 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Suwandi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
KING BED ROOM
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

welcoming and warm”

Room was huge! felt so welcomed and everyone was nice. Clean and neat. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed February 04, 2020

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Thank you for your review and staying with us. We are happy that you had great time at Len. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Responded February 16, 2020
Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel Cafe & Bar
9.6
Exceptional
Wan from Taiwan
Group
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very pleasant stay in Kyoto ”

Staff are nice and helpful, hostel is pretty and clean. Breakfast and coffee is good. A place to have a good stay and make friedns

Reviewed October 16, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Dang from Vietnam
Solo traveler
8 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Great Hostel”

Located in a quiet area, but only about 600m from the busy shopping area. Nice, clean, and value for the money.

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Liyuan from Canada
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

Super friendly staff, convenient location! Would definitely come back again!

Reviewed December 18, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Yuan from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Best hostel I have ever seen, it’s a place where made me fall in love with Kyoto. ”

I wish I could staying here for longer. Every staff here is so nice to me.anyway thanks for everything:) I will be back after Australia.by the way,please don’t quit your job too fast,I still want to meet each of you in Len❤️

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Florian from Philippines
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

My go-to hostel in Kyoto! Clean rooms and friendly staff.

Reviewed August 21, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Wan from Taiwan
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Worth staying and definitely recommended!”

It's a really pleasant stay and we have stayed in different 2 rooms for 2 nights, one is queen room and the other is twin room. Towels and tooth brushes are provided in queen room but not in twin room, but still worth the price. The staffs are helpful and friendly, all the things happen in the hostel is great.

Reviewed October 17, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Ines from Netherlands
Solo traveler
8 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Very good”

Good facilities, friendly staff. Located in a nice area with lot's of restaurants.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from South Korea
Couple
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Amazing stay in Kyoto”

Wow... That is all I can say about Len Hostel. The location is perfect, with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, as well as plenty of temples. The staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable, quiet, and the beds were quite large. The showers, bathrooms, and other amenities were perfectly designed and easy to use. The common room area was large and welcoming. And lastly the Cafe/Restaurant/Bar. It was beautiful and a perfect place to lounge, eat, and drink. Really a highlight of an already amazing property. The bartenders and workers were extremely helpful, welcoming, and conversational. The atmosphere was vibrant with life, even on a Tuesday night. Great stay and I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed July 26, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Couple
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Great new Hostel to stay. ”

Service was great from the start. Great English by the staff. Bar and restaurant were great the atmosphere is very welcoming. Great kitchen common room with appliances for use by guests

Was my first time in a hostel. It was a great experience, and a great way to stay and experience Kyoto. My girlfriend has stayed in many hostels in Australia and Canada. She says this is the best hostel she has ever stayed. Staff service was exceptional. We love the bar. Location is walking distance to many temples and points of interest. Very clean place. They are a new business, and they deserve your business.

Reviewed April 11, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Ployfah from Thailand
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Very good hostel”

the location is good. There are bus stops which not far from hostel but a bit far from train station.It's located in a good area not far from Gion and Kamo river. The place is really clean and decorate in a modern style.There is a cafe on the first floor and there are many people come to sit around. All staff really nice and have a good service mind. I'd love to stay there again for my next trip to Kyoto

Reviewed February 12, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
Su-Ann from Australia
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Modern, Clean, Spacious”

Clean, Well Designed, Helpful Staff

Staff performance was outstanding. Very helpful with maps and direction/travel advice. They provide luggage storage until 10pm. There's a bus stop right outside to take you to the golden temple and other key tourist locations. You can buy an all day bus ticket for 500yen. Common room was fantastic. Met some interesting travelers to dine and explore Gion with. Beds are comfortable and have curtains for privacy. Bathroom is clean. Best hostel I stayed in Japan. Really enjoyed my Kyoto experience

Reviewed March 07, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
inho from South Korea
Solo traveler
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

good : clean, location, bar”

The location is quite close to gion and nishiki market, besides there are good restaurant around hostel. Staffs are good at English and very kind. There is a bar on ground floor, which is hip place in Kyoto so many people who is not guest come and enjoy some drinks.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Chih from Taiwan
Group
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Wonderful stay experience ”

Located in a amazingly great place where you can reach karamachi shopping area by 10mins walking or 1 bus stop away. Bus stop and convenience store just in front of the hostel. 1 floor is reception and lounge you can have all relax here with other backpackers also kitchen and reading area on 2nd floor are open 24 hours with nice atmosphere. Totally the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in Kyoto!

Reviewed January 24, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Steven from Australia
Couple
6 Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

Great place, friendly staff and people.”

Atmosphere, bar down stairs and friendly people

Len Kyoto was great. Staff were amazingly nice. The atmosphere was great and the bar downstairs meant every night was fun

Reviewed July 16, 2015

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