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Open from May 2017, Mulan Hostel is situated in Arashiyama, a 2-minute walk from Arashiyama Station. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The property features a shared bathroom. Towels, slippers and free toiletries including toothbrushes are also provided. Guests can relax and watch TV in the shared lounge area. A mini bar and games area are also available at the property. There are several restaurants and cafes within a 5-minute walking distance from the property. Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryu-ji are an 8 and 10-minute walk from Mulan Hostel. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is 20 minutes away by bus and walk. Fufunoyu Onsen is a 5-minute walk away. Guests can reach Shijo Kawaramachi within 30 minutes by train. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, a 60-minute drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 3:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 4:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 5:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 6:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 7:
6 single beds
Bedroom 8:
6 single beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
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  • J
    Netherlands Netherlands
    The hosts of the hostel were very kind people! :) They were very knowledgable about the area and were able to give advice in multiple languages. We stayed in one of their beautiful Japanese style rooms and the hostel was very clean and well...
  • Sio
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Location is not far and not too close to the bamboo forest. Room is very clean. share bathroom is also clean. There is a train station near by and the bus stop is just 1 min walk from away. Very convenient for coming from Kyoto station. I...
  • Ly
    Vietnam Vietnam
    This is the best hostel experience that I had in Japan (I switched several hostels because of my long stay), then I realized the people who run the hostel are nice because they are Chinese people, not Japanese. I always had nice experiences with...

Hosted by KOU&OH

Host review score
Host review score

😀The newly established hostel in May 2017 has independent rooms, tatami room and twin room, as well as capsule rooms (for women) or mix capsule room for backpackers, which can be selected according to different needs of everyone. The facilities can accommodate up to 15-30 people (please mail us if you want rent for all the hostel ). The hostel provides free WiFi, with traditional Japanese courtyard, public lounge, comic corner and family computer game machine for free use. There are also bars and kitchens on the first floor. You can enjoy Arashiyama Holiday with your friends and family while drinking coffee and reading. We also have coin operated washing machines and dryers to use. Tourists who want to stay here for a long time are welcome to enjoy their holiday time. ⭐We also have Chinese and English service , so please don't worry about the language when you travel to Japan.
😀The words『一期一会』『ichigoichie』 ,is derived from tea ceremony. It means once-in-a-lifetime chance. At that time, my wife and I came to Japan as international students. We are looking forward to an unknown world, but the reason for the language barrier is more uneasy about the future. During our stay in Japan, we got a lot of help from local people. Now in retrospect, many people have only met once, and don't even know their names. 7.7 billion people live on the sameearth. There are all kinds of languages, races, nationalities, religions and so on, but everyone's hearts are the same. Thank you for life, thank you for the people you've met so far. Including the feeling of gratitude, we will cherish every encounter through Mulan Hostel, welcome to Mulan Hostel Owner Gao & Wang
😀Arashiyama is located west of Kyoto, and it is said that many nobles are known as the villagers since the Heian period centering around Togetsu Kyo bridge. Spring is a beautiful cherry blossom area, summer is mountainous, autumn leaves are red leaves, winter hot springs, natural glamour and four seasons. There are various leisure facilities in addition to temples and shrines. ⭐ Walking range information: 100 meters in convenience store, 200 meters of Hankyu Arashiyama station, 300 meters of natural Onsen hot spring facilities, 500 meters Arashiyama Togetsu Bridge 500 meters, Monkey Park 600 meters, Tenryu Ji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 1 km, Saiho Ji Temple 2 km. We also have rental cycle service and ikebana class. Please enjoy your holiday with us!
Languages spoken: English,Japanese,Chinese

Property surroundings

Facilities of Mulan Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
No parking available.
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Evening entertainment
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

House rules

Mulan Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 21:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Mulan Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note, guests must be at least 12 years or older to be accommodated in dormitory rooms.

Please inform Mulan Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

License number: 1727

FAQs about Mulan Hostel

  • Yes, Mulan Hostel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Mulan Hostel can accommodate the following group size:

    • 28 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Guests staying at Mulan Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Check-in at Mulan Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Mulan Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Mulan Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bicycle rental

  • Mulan Hostel has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 8 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Mulan Hostel is 3.7 miles from the centre of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.