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604-8832 , Kyoto, Nakagyo-ku Mibu shimomizocho43-44, Japan – Show map
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Bikes Available (free)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Elevator, Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Nicely located, and very close to a train station. The room is just big enough and is very good value for what you pay. We enjoyed our stay here, and the bed was very comfortable.
The WIFI was awful, if not completely non-existent. It was quite frustrating waiting around 7 minutes for one page to load. My connection did get significantly better in the last night which was good.
Pizza place down the road
Big heavy metal door
It has everything you need in a home. Even kitchen wih plates and forks. It has a excellent location too.
The site should atualize the photos of the building. And there should be more staff to help you.
You cannot imagine how good this house is! I and my mum spend 10 days total in Japan and we stayed 5 days here. The name is confusing, in fact it should be called Studio instead of House. It is warm, convenient and comfortable to be a "home". It is a bargain because it is a studio with hostel price. The location is perfect. 3 mins walk to bus stop, 10 mins walk to JR station. There is a huge supermarket in 5 mins walk. You can buy everything from the supermarket and the price is cheaper than drugstore. The house lady is super nice. She provided many travel information on the desk, just in case you need any. I will definitely chose this place for my next Kyoto trip.
The house does not have TV. Toilet and shower room are combined so it is very small. Shower room is cold in winter.
The bed is supper comfortable. I went during winter, and yet, the bed is so warm. There's also a heater if you still feel cold. There's also an electric blanket/ ?tatami in the sitting area. Very comfy.
Could do with more hot water for shower. I literally just showered with hot water only.
The room is a bit old but it is clean. All the facilities are prepared.
No television A bit difficult to look for the place, as we had lost half way.
The host Yamada is very helpful. it is a big house with kitchen and toilet. Free bicycle to use.
Need to walk 10 - 15min. to bus station. Not very clean.
Just what we wanted simplicity. And the owner she's really helpful.
location is very good, price too. Owner is very kind. building is on the main road, facing the bus station, very convinient. I like to apartment. And also has kitchen , washing machine, wifi, and free bicycle. I will come again if I visit Kyoto in the future.
it's like sofa bed, but for us 2 girls, it's ok.
Pocket wifi to go, but that is pretty much it. ...............................................................................................................................................................................................
First, the instructions to the actual apartment ws missing. Tried emailing several times weeks ahead but no response. The address given was nowhere near any train stations, then upon arriving on time at 2pm, there was no one at the address. Ended up knocking on someones door to borrow the phone and called. We had to carry our lugguage for a further 15 minutes before getting to the actual room. The room was not clean the hanging lamp was very dusty and the floor beneath the sofa bed was dusty. Body hair from previous occupants was in the bathroom and in the sink. They should have mentioned about the sofa bed in the first place. It wasn't comfortable and was not clean either. Bathroom was tiny, smelled horrible and wasn't clean. The bikes, although free, had faulty breaks and, you guessed it, wasn't clean. The dryer was not operational without prior waning. The was very little communication between the owner. We even just return the keys to the mailbox and that's it. We had the decency to let her know that we checked out early. Never got a reply. Highly not recommend it to anyone. There are a lot of other options at this price range.
A very quiet and nice place to stay, many restaurants and CVS around. Bus station is right under the building.
The internet was not good, I can't even send my emails.
place hard to find and extremely tiny room, just a small wobbly extendable sofa plus 3 square meters to move around it
The bikes, the location, the staff were very friendly & helpful!
Occasional sewer gas smell but that seemed to happen everywhere in Japan. The internet was really sketchy.
Small but comfortable. Very self contained.
Internet never worked very well. Very flaky.
Good location - next to the bus stop. Nice owner.
Value for money
Hard bed pillows and lumpy bed. Not enough curtain material.
This is a decent apartment and I am satisfied with what I paid. They provided me a bicycle and it was really nice. The apartment is spacious and it had a kitchen with microwave, fridge, etc.
It wasn't clean, I am not sure whether bed lines are even washed when I got the apartment. There were several drop of hairs. It is little bit far from Kyoto but they provided a bicycle.
Studio Apartment has a homely feel, more comfortable than your average hotel/ hostel Free Bicycle loan was awesome - I biked to both the to Kinkaku-Ji and Ryoan-Ji temples, two of the main attractions I was hoping to visit. Friendly neighbours All amenities (convenient store, international ATM, Restuarant etc) within walking distance, although JR station is about a 20min walk (I stayed in the studio apartment, the other apartments are closer to JR)
2 major gripes with this place, otherwise it was great: 1) the check in process was a nightmare. Arrived on a freezing cold day and made my way to the apartment as described on the Map. When I arrived there was a note on the door advising me that my apartment was in a different location, so I needed to call the owner, or alternately if I don't have a Japanese phone (which I didn't) go to such & such address and ask for Mr xxxx who will call owner on my behalf. Because it had been raining the instructions / map on how to reach this house were now illegible, so I had to just stumble my way in the general direction and hope for the best! Luckily after seeking help from 2 strangers I made it to the address, only to find that no-one was home, so I just had to stand and wait in the rain!! Eventually I asked another passer-by If I could borrow her phone, and luckily she agreed, so I was finally able to reach the owner. To be fair the owner was very apologetic when she arrived, but still - you shouldn't have to rely on the kindness of strangers just to check in!!! Overall, the process from the time I originally arrived at the first apartment to the time I made it to where I was actually staying took over an hour.. The second problem I had was with the internet - I stayed 4 nights in this place, and it was working fine for the first day and a half, then it just stopped working / became unbearably slow. Other than that, this place was great, and the owner was very nice and helpful. Id love to be able to give it a perfect 10, but these two issues were both majorly frustrating.
The owner speaks English very well, and the location is perfect. I enjoy the time in there.
- Near to bus stop, subway station and convenience store.
- I stayed there in Winter but weather resistance of the room is not good hence the room was quite cold even though I set the heater to 28 Celsius.
with this amount, we rent the whole house and is full equip, we love it...wifi is working well and fast..everything is excellent! will recommend for backpack traveller!
abit far from station..spent almost an hour to find the location and get lost when walk back to hostel..
The studio was fully equipped, with kitchen, cooking utensils, and appliances - we even got a rice cooker just by asking. There´s English speaking staff with fantastic disposition. Also, the location is very good - 5 minutes from the bus stop on foot, 5 minutes from Sai-in station the other way. Free bike rental service meant a lot of sights were a short ride away, like Nijo-jo and Kinkakuji.
The heating isn´t fantastic, but they make up for it with lots of blankets. Still, we were a bit cold just hanging around the apartment. Also, the Wi-Fi worked fine the first few days and then just stopped. This is probably a fault from the internet provider though.
The bikes rental service and availability of a kitchen
The wheels for the bikes were flat though.. if they were well maintained it would have been better
The beds were noisyyyy
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