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604-0083 Kyoto, Kyoto, Nakagyo-ku Higashiebisugawa 636-8 , Japan – Show map
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Guest House Rakuen's staff speaks: Japanese
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From 3:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 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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For not just a "hostel in Japan" kind of experience, this is a good pick. Staff and all guests were young Japanese, they cooked meals for everyone themselves (fee), and you sleep in tatami mats with a pad - so a little like camping, in a room next to a few others. Close to Nijo Castle.
Some smoking (outside) from guests/staff drifting in to sleeping room. They stay up late but eye patch/ear plugs fixed that. Somewhat hard to find...really just stumbled on it.
The waitress will be very nice, and near the subway station
I've been at tens of guest houses (mostly in Korea) and this one was the worst I've ever stayed. Staff cannot speak English at all!! They were cooking in the middle of night and our room was directly in front of the kitchen (like!) place. All smell was in our room. The smoking area was also directly next to our room and when someone smokes all smell was coming inside as well. We booked 4 people female dormitory but when we go there it was 6 people room. Beds were like cradle which were realy uncomfortable. Room was NOT clean and very messy. probably they dont change bed sheets! the location is not good, really far from kyoto station and city centre. I suggest people to choose places near kyoto station.
Very good staff, who helped me discovering the japanese culture in Kyoto, but were only working there for 2 months
Rooms too small and too hot Very bad Wifi Paying additionnal money to take a bath
Staff are nice and sociable Located in a good area
You've to pay to take a shower... It supposed that they've a common area with tables, but it's almost used for the staff all the time
staff was really rude and weird when you don't speak Japanese No place to hang out unless you want to sqeeze in between the staff and their friends the fishpond was dirty - poor fish...
Great location Great deal for that price Staff was good
Old building, not that Clean
I absolutely love this place! The staff members are like a big family, very friendly and funny! This was my second stay at Rakuen and both times I had an awesome experience. The best hostel in the world for me, no doubt. I can recommend it to anyone who likes to get involved in local culture or just wants to have a great time!
I liked that the staff were friendly and it was just a hangout for them and their friends.
I didn't like that the rooms were all connected and people staying in other rooms had to walk through mine to get to the common areas. Nor did I like that the rooms had as many futons as the number of tatami mats which left no room for walking around or putting your luggage somewhere. If you require privacy, I don't recommend this guest house. But if you are okay with everything being open and shared, then it's not bad.
People are very nice.
The floor is a little dirty and sticky. Need to pay money for shower. I think this should be for free in guesthouse. Only one shower room and need to wait a long time to use it.
Everyone was so welcoming. I felt like part of a family.
The staffs are friendly and helpful
The smoking area is just next to the room, feeling so uncomfortable with the smells all of the time.
Good place to hang out, join the dinner and spend time with the people working here and the other people joining for dinner. Good ambiance, good place for meeting others - Japanese locals as well as travelers.
Bathroom was always clean. It was close to subway and and bus stops. Kitchen was also clean and with all facilities to cook. They also have a washing machine and Wi-Fi worked well.
No lockers and the dorm was small for 5 people. Our room was not in a good location right next to the kitchen and the smoking room so it was noisy.
Friendly staffs and homey feeling. No curfew, big shower room, beautiful toilets and warm.
No English sign at the door make it hard to find. No map provided so I will have to use my lonely planet guidebook and computer to navigate the whole Kyoto. The place is quite a mess too. Female dorms situated next to the kitchen and common area so you heard people cooking at 11.30pm and 6am, staffs knocked the door and went into the dorm to clear dustbin at 12.30am (?!), staffs and guests having party til 2am, everything. It's good that you can join their dinner for 500yen but which means if you dont, you have to avoid cooking between 6.30-7.30pm as the kitchen will be occupied. And first time in Japan I will have to pay 100yen for using the shower room in a guesthouse.
good location although a bit difficult to find on the first day. good and very friendly staffs. Interesting to stay with different people from all over the world
no privacy and many people sharing one bath room but this is normal and acceptable for staying in this kind of hostel.
Family-like that what I like
Helpful staff, Homey atmosphere. Indy decoration
Poor lighting, Dirt everywhere, No English sign at the front. The place was crowded by staff's friend, I didn't even have a place to sit and take off my shoes.
It was extremely dirty and untidy. Staff did not take care of the facilities or the guests. I would never come back to this place.
I went there for the Ryoken expercience and that was quite positive. The laundry facility was exactly what I needed, since I could hang my laud\ndry to dry.
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