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8.8

Excellent

550 reviews

550 reviews

Housekeeping37
Breakfast10
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Mini Stop

40 m

Suetomi Kyoto Main Store

80 m

Kimono Kyokomachi

120 m

Mimuro

120 m

Inabado

250 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

870 m

Kyoto Station Building

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.6 km

Gion

1.8 km

Nijō Castle

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
Happynes't - Pilates & Yoga

240 m

Okabayashi Clinic

320 m

Maiko Makeover Studio "Yumekan"

340 m

Ninja Dojo and Store

390 m

Yumeyakata

440 m

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

256-2 Motoryogae-cho, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8436 - 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.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Kyoto

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

320 meters to public transportation

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Laundry service

Concierge

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.9
Distance to city center0.4km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.5 km

Rooms available at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Suite
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 2 double beds and 3 futons
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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 12 semi double beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
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Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Private Suite
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds and 3 futons
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Superior Room with Bunk Bed and Private Shower and Toilet
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

Is breakfast offered at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan.

What is the smoking policy at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Gojo Subway Station, 310 m away from R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan.

What restaurants are nearby R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan’s neighborhood is Kawaramachi which includes popular restaurants such as Inoda Coffee, Smart Coffee and Inoichi.

What popular shopping places are close to R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan is located in Kawaramachi area which features shopping places such as Kimono Kyokomachi, Mimuro and Kitone.

What are popular attractions near R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan is located in Kawaramachi area, which is famous for attractions such as Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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What people love about R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The hostel is so clean, and there’s free breakfast too!^^"

    Mayumi

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    December 25, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Free breakfast toast bread and coffee ! Staff are helpful , hostel is super clean and very value for money !"

    SWEE

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    December 17, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Good location, walk from Tokyo JR Station/ 綿市場 only around 20 minutes;"

    Wai

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    January 15, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 2,503 Kyoto properties
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Cheapest price score
Couples review score
9.1/10
Value for money score
8.9/10
Cleanliness score
9.3/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
550 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
The place itself is spacious, clean and well designed.
Miguel from Philippines
Solo traveler
More about R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

More about R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. The hostel provides front desk services such as concierge service and luggage storage for guests' convenience. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan include special design features like a separate living room. The hostel also offers a refrigerator and instant tea 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

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan are designed for escape and relaxation. 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 1.8 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 99% of the city's accommodation.
This hostel beats 92% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hostel scores higher than 92% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Available in all rooms
  • Carpeting
  • Free bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

256-2 Motoryogae-cho, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8436
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    37.5 km 50 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    62.9 km 1.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Gojo Subway Station
    310 m 5 min walk
  • Shijo Subway Station
    500 m 3 min drive
Hospital or clinic
  • Okabayashi Clinic
    320 m 4 min walk
Shopping
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.4 km
Convenience store
  • Ministop
    20 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    210 m 3 min drive

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    870 m
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.4 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.6 km
  • Gion
    1.8 km
  • Nijō Castle
    1.9 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.5 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.7 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.8 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.3 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    7.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Mini Stop
    40 m
  • Suetomi Kyoto Main Store
    80 m
  • Mimuro
    120 m
  • Kimono Kyokomachi
    120 m
  • Happynes't - Pilates & Yoga
    240 m
  • Inabado
    250 m
  • Kitone
    260 m
  • Hanjo Shrine
    270 m
  • Gojo Subway Station
    310 m
  • Okabayashi Clinic
    320 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.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM.
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • Guests under 10 years old are not allowed to stay in the dormitory rooms.
  • 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.
  • Since dormitory room B and C have 2 rooms each, the room might be separated even if guests make a reservation as a group depending on the reservation situation.
  • Checkin is from 15:00
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.4km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 26
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2017

Property announcements

Airdog has been installed in the dormitory rooms (5 rooms in total).

Reviews of R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan from real guests

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Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.8
Location8.3
Service8.9
Value for money8.9
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7-8 Very Good (35)
6-7 Good (7)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kin from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

The best dorm!!”

Everything about this place is just impressive. Its so clean and new. Bed space is luxurious and they have an individual locker for each. It is VERY quiet at night so definitely a plus for me. Staff is friendly. The only thing I noticed is the staff seem to be quite new with things. My access card was disabled because they thought I had checked out. Also I wished there were a couple more bathroom stalls and that would help especially in the morning, since its a mixed dorm. Hope they can keep up the cleanliness and service!

Reviewed May 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Fong from Malaysia
Group
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Everything's good. ”

I've booked a room for 4 with shower inside. Staff good, facilities good. I reached Kyoto early in the morning, I originally just need them to keep my luggage for me and I will come back at 3 pm for the check-in process, but the staff just checked-in for me, so I get a good place to take a rest, so thankful for the convenience that I've been given. The nearest subway station is Gojo station, take the exit 2 and you will see a orange color Yoshinoya restaurant, keep go straight as the restaurant will be your right hand side, until you see a OC cafe ( I think is the second street) you turn right to the street and keeeep go straight again until you see a convenience shop (mini shop) on you left hand side, the hostel just opposite to the mini shop.

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Adamczyk from Japan
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Very clean and comfortable”

I had a pleasure to use private room (2 people) while traveling with my mother. Place is very clean, staff is friendly and speaks fluent English. Location is quite good (you can walk on foot to Kyoto st.). I can fully recommend this place, and would consider it when traveling Kyoto again. The place is suitable for everyone in my opinion.

Reviewed February 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Tan from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

This place is so good till the point that no review would be good enough although i stayed in a shared room of 12 dormitory we never had any toilet issue or cleanliness issue. All the facility is perfect and everything is perfect there is no flaw and there even is a nearby convenience store nearby i cant recommend this place enough

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Luke from United Kingdom
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Comfortable 1 night stay”

This is a really nice hostel and is very clean. We had a good stay and breakfast is included. Our room was very close to the lounge so noisy guests could be heard easily which did disturb us. Fortunately I brought ear plugs from another hostel, they cost at this one!

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Great little cozy hostel”

The hostel are near to Gojo subway station, so it's quite easy to get there. Also, their nearby got many cuisine and places to go. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the rooms is clean. They also will clean your bed and replace towel every day. And free breakfast also got provided.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
kim from Malaysia
Group
Private Suite
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

New & Value for money! ”

We were staying at the private suite. It’s new and high tech! Stay for 3 nights and they cleaned up everyday! Very friendly staff! Simple breakfast with bread and spread bt that’s more than enough to make us happy! Great stay!

Reviewed March 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hui from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Best hostel in Japan so far”

Stayed in numerous hostels and hotels in Japan and this has got to be the best so far! Extremely clean hostel, good location friendly staffs and nice lounge. Best hostel will definitely be back

Reviewed May 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
XIN from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Everything is great here. We arrived at 12 midnight due to our late flight, the friendly staff is there waiting for us at the reception. The toilet and bathroom is clean and privacy is good. The drip coffee is great too!

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from Japan
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Great hostel”

Enjoyed my stay at R. Star hostel. Location was very convenient, close a large train station and tourist areas. The hostel was very clean and well-kept. Highly recommend this hostel.

Reviewed May 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kania from Indonesia
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Great location, value for money”

We booked a two bunk bed room for each couple, the room was spacious for us to easily open our large luggage. Complete amenities, modern Japanese style of toilet and bathroom, nice pantry for you to eat or gather with others, near the Kyoto central station which makes your commute so easy. The price is totally worth it.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Garry from Japan
Business traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Great location ”

Breakfast is toast with preserves and tea/ coffee. Very clean. Nice residential area with subway super close. Short walk to all the major places in Kyoto.

Reviewed March 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
nancy from Indonesia
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

recommended hostel in Kyoto”

+: near subway st (Gojo), helpful staff, clean and comfort, provide simple breakfast (bread, tea, coffee)-self service, elevator available, room space ok, minimart near the hostel -: surrounding quiet, located in the alley

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Garry from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Great location”

Beautiful building. Very clean. Quiet neighbourhood. Great facilities. Simple breakfast (toast & preserves). Really good coffee! I’ll be back.

Reviewed February 06, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Kaede from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Comfortable Stay”

The room and common kitchen are super clean. The shower rooms are also up to mark! The staffs are really helpful and friendly.

Reviewed April 14, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Simoun from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Bang for buck ”

There’s 24 hour access and it’s really close to the station. Especially useful since it’s only 10 minutes away from USJ as well.

Reviewed January 08, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Hong from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Staff friendly and near bus stop”

Staff friendly , clean room and near bus stop

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Hong from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Staff friendly and near bus stop”

Staff friendly, clean room and near bus stop

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Raychelle from Philippines
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

A nice place near Shopping area and restaurants”

Pros: - The place is clean. Staff regularly check the pantry, restrooms, and other places to make sure they are clean - walking distance to shopping area and Nishiki Market (15-20 mins walk) - 15-20 mins walk to Kyoto station, and less than 10 mins walk to Gojo station - Also nearby bus stops Cons: - Rooms are not soundproof. We can hear other rooms’ noise from our room. But after 11pm you’ll not hear noise anymore. - Shower takes long time to heat up. You’ll have to wait for 5 minutes unless you want to take a bath with a cold water Overall we love the place. We’ll love to stay again.

Reviewed January 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
suwicha from Thailand
Family with teens
4 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

The staffs are helpful and nice. Room & bathroom are new and clean. I would like to recommend, for breakfast time if it possible to have some juices or cocoa for the one doesn’ t drink tea or coffee.

Reviewed October 22, 2019

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