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The 10 Best Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

Some of the best backpacker spots in Kyoto

WeBase Kyoto

Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Set in Kyoto and within 1.5 km of Kyoto International Manga Museum, WeBase Kyoto has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around 2.5 km from Nijo Castle, 2.7 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 2.8 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests.

Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at the hostel. The breakfast and location were incredible. They served a variety of different premium bread as well as cereal, tea and coffee. The location was right in the heart of Kyoto so it was super easy to travel to all destinations.

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9.4
Awesome
1,681 reviews

Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Hotel&Hostel

Gion, Kyoto

Situated in Kyoto, 1.5 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Hotel&Hostel features air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a shared lounge, and luggage storage for guests. Comfy bed and very good location.

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9.1
Awesome
2,225 reviews

Hostel Kyoto KIZUNA

Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Open from 2017, Hostel Kyoto KIZUNA is situated in Kyoto, a 4-minute walk from Gojo Station and Karasuma Gojo Bus Stop. Guests can reach Kyoto Station within a 15-minute walk. Hostel Kyoto KIZUNA features free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Everything, excellent staff, excellent location, excellent room. It feels like a luxery hotel !

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9.1
Awesome
1,680 reviews

Kyoto Morris Hostel

Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Situated a 7-minute walk from Jingu-Marutamachi Station, Kyoto Morris Hostel offers free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can relax at an on-site bar. The property is non-smoking, while guests can smoke in the designated smoking area. Staff and free bikes availability!

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9.4
Awesome
2,940 reviews

Bird Hostel

Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Bird Hostel opened in 29 December 2016. Set in Kyoto, the property is 800 metres from Imperial Palace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

The hostel also offers bike hire. Kyoto International Manga Museum is 800 metres from Bird Hostel, while Nijo Castle is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from Bird Hostel. This property is amazing and super clean and close to the train and many sights! It's also an amazing place to meet people. The staff go out of their way to ensure you are satsified and have everything you need during your stay. The beds were very comfrotable. I have to say, this is one of the best hostels i have stayed at.

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9.1
Awesome
1,181 reviews

The Lower East Nine Hostel

Kyoto Station Area, Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, The Lower East Nine Hostel is only a minutes’ walk from Subway Karasuma Line Kyujo Station’s 3rd exit. Free WiFi access is available throughout the entire property. Guests can unwind in the lounge area equipped with sofas. Fantastic facility, have a full kitchen to cook in. Lovely staffs to help with your stay. Super close to subway station. Comfortable bed to sleep off the crazy hikes or walks around town.

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9
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998 reviews

Piece Hostel Sanjo

Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

All rooms at Piece Hostel Sanjo are air conditioned. Some units come with a private shower room and toilet, while there are shared shower rooms and toilets for other guests at the property. Bed linens and towels are provided free of charge. Female-only dormitory rooms are available. The convenience and amenities of this location were fantastic. In addition the staff went above and beyond to help me when I needed anything.

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9.3
Awesome
5,857 reviews

Piece Hostel Kyoto

Kyoto Station Area, Kyoto

Opened in April 2013 with brand new facilities, Piece Hostel Kyoto is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station. It features a spacious and comfortable lounge, a tatami (woven-straw) terrace and a wall-size map with latest event information around Kyoto. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property, while portable WiFi devices are available for guests to use during their stay for an additional fee.

Private rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a washbasin. A semi-double size bunk (120cm wide) in the dormitory rooms comes with a luggage space and a security locker. Nothing to say...everything is too good to explain.Staffs are really nice to me.It was a great time to stay there but it was too short.For 100% next time I will again choose this hotel.

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9.4
Awesome
5,471 reviews

PBP Hostel Kyoto

Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Set in Kyoto and with Kyoto International Manga Museum reachable within 2.2 km, PBP Hostel Kyoto offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 3-star hostel offers an ATM. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. Staff found my ring and ensured I got it back as well as nice facilities.

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9.2
Awesome
277 reviews

THE SHARE HOTELS TSUGU KYOTO SANJO

Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Set within 700 metres of Kyoto International Manga Museum and 1.8 km of Samurai Kembu Kyoto, THE SHARE HOTELS TSUGU KYOTO SANJO offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kyoto. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is situated 2.2 km from Nijo Castle.

Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at the hostel. Clean, modern, and in a great part of town. 10/10 for sure!

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9.5
Exceptional
188 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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