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606-8334 Kyoto, Kyoto, Sakyo-ku Okazaki Minami-Gosho-machi 40-10, Japan – Show map
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Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
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it is overall a quite and pleasant place, very close to a few temples. Clean, and Japanese style
the room doesn't have any locks, but fortunately it is a safe place and we are not very worried about our luggage. Need to walk a while from subway to get here.
The shower was actually quite good. That's about it.
As I know it's a traditional Japanese home, I suppose the ceilings were very low, which caused a lot of bumps and bruises. The staff were not helpful, by any means, nor were they friendly or hospitable. The actual guesthouse itself, was in a bad condition, the toilet seat was broken, the bathroom was not cleaned daily.
The staff is really nice. At first I was planning to come to Kyoto with my friend but at the last minute he couldn't make it. I was ready to pay for the room for two as it was booked but they charged me the price for one and still I had a room for two at my disposal. The room itself was neat and spacious (by Japanese standards). The bed was comfortable.
Hard to find. I had to ask for directions. The building itself looks shabby, especially from the outside. Everyone I showed pictures of the house to asked 'did you spend the night in a barn?'
The traditional rooms are cozy and its a nice experience for those of you who travel.
not so clean difficult to find
It was outside the city and close to local events and museums. Nice people running the place and Kyoto's best udon restaurant was 1 min away.
Mosquitos, and the height of the buildings. Kept banging my head on the wood bearing the building.
Clean Cheap Spacious
Small community toilet Bathroom could be cleaner
It was a good price and it was a different type of place than we had stayed in before which added some variety and fun to our trip. We traveled with our one and a half year old. The staff was great with him and he slept well.
It was hard for us to find the place when we got in to Kyoto. Also, the low ceilings were annoying for my 6ft tall husband.
Staff very nice and nice location
Bathroom and kitchen small, limited space
Very friendly and helpful staff. Easy going. Good beds. Everything i needed was avaible. Good place to meet people, especially in the evening when everyone returns from their day out. Great if you travel alone. I was sleeping in mens dorm. No complaints about that.
It looks old. May need renovating sometime.
Toilet was bad
cheap price for Kyoto, nice atmosphere. you really feel like you are in a private house and not a guesthouse. decent location, easy access by bus.
a bit messy. we were staying in the private japanese style room and there was some cracks in the windows, so the air was coming through. it was ok for summer time, but it must be really cold in winter.
Traditional house in a quiet, residential lane. The 4-bed male dorm is bright (maybe too much!). Relaxing place. Access to a decent kitchen.
No curtains - I'd wake up at 5.30am everyday because of the sun right in my face. Supermarket is a bit far (although there's a small, expensive shop nearby).
very friendly staff. Nice and cosy place to crash after a long day of sightseeing. good value for money. Felt like home, the staff had a supercool hand-drawn map over the area!
Not the best place if you need your private space. :)
Very nice and casual atmosphere. Like a normal Japanese family house. Tea and Nescafe are free, as well as Wifi, which always worked nicely.
Everything! It may be difficult to find at first as it is just a normal looking house but just look out for a small signage placed on the floor along the road. The bed is comfortable, you have more than one charging outlet for your bunk. The blanket is fluffy and nice. Very clean too. For privacy, blankets are placed all over your bunk so you can have personal space to your own when you're sleeping or just resting in your bunk. There are plenty of space in the bunk. I even placed my backpack inside of my bunk with me. There is two shower rooms available, one for men and one for women. I never encountered any waiting period to use the shower rooms, maybe it's because I always shower late. The kitchen area is very useful. Enough plates, bowls and cups for all. There is a big refrigerator, two stoves, one microwave oven and one toaster oven. It is overall very comfortable and would definitely want to come back to stay.
There are no lockers, so there is lack of security there. However, as far as I'm concerned,budget-travellers usually do not steal. But still. It would be better if we can have a small locker for important things.
location. it is veryvery near by Heianjingu.
Small signboard. i do not know there, many times passed.
very small for the number of guests, old building
Fantastic place, great staff and cheap bike rental made this one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at!!!
Showers were a bit primitive but still definitely usable.
In a lovely neighborhood.
Noisy and loud.
・Good atmosphere of Japanese traditional wooden house with "tatami floor", "futon" and "fusuma" that is Japanese traditional partitions acting as doors ・Clean room and bathroom with small sized bathtub ・Located in 5 mins walk from the nearest bus stop of No5 bus directly accessible from JR Kyoto station in 30 mins ・Convienient store is within 10 mins walk from the guesthouse
・Though there is an air conditioner in the dorm rooms, it was not enough to heat the room
More authentic house. Very homey feel, the guy that runs it was very nice.
Not close to reasonably priced food or a store.
The staff is very friendly. There are coffee and tea free of charge and available kitchen. The guest house is very near to Heian shrine (with a very beautiful garden) and a múeum and a zoo. You can easily get there from Kyoto station by bus number 100 or 05. I notice that there is a very famous udon restaurant about 100m away from the guest house but I did not try it.
The air conditioner did not work very well so it's quite cold in the room. The wooden walls are thin and the house is quite noisy.
A traditional wooden house in nice Kyoto neighborhood, close to a park and a shrine. Definitely a choice for those looking for a touch of local atmosphere. The spacious upstairs room was equipped with tatami and futon sleeping and provided for a genuine pleasant experience. Bathroom in japanese style with very hot water available offered a warm haven in cold February stay. Definitely recommended, price/value ratio great, staff nice and friendly, location and the property itself charming!
A wooden house with old windows does not conserve heat very well, so the place was a bit chilly, but the AC unit in the room was able to heat it to a acceptable temperature.
Standard old home in Kyoto in a cute area. The place is clean, they will give you info on food/sights/bars and they have bike rentals as well. Super hot bath/showers. It is an old style house with low ceilings and narrow hallways and creaky boards. Not hotel style at all and there many guests that use the single toilet and one men's/one women's shower. Free use of fridge and stove and kotatsu. Pretty central and easy for bike riding all over the city from there. There is also a lady a few shops down that sells "dango & coffee" sets for cheap and whose family has been making sweets for over 100years. Best! Loved the area and the guest house and happy I chose it to spend my week in Kyoto. :D The employees were really friendly and always chatty if you sat if sat down and had some free time. They were available most afternoons during the reception hours if you had business stuff to deal with. I would recommend this to any of my friends planning on staying in Kyoto for more than day.
The Japanese travelers were casual and tidy but I found generally other foreign travelers were uptight and messy in the dorm space. Some nights there was only Japanese guests other nights mostly foreigners. The dorm space is small compared to US/Euro style and if you get easily stressed about space then the dorm room is not a choice for you.
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