Mountain view
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Mulan Hostel has been welcoming guests since 1 May 2017.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

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

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Accommodation Type
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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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is it possible to leave my luggage at the hostel early in the morning?
    Could you please tell us when will you arrive here in the morning?so we can let our staff know to wait you and keep your baggage. Thank you!
    Answered on 19 November 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    Yes, sometimes we make activities for guests guests。
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?
    is very quiet at night
    Answered on 15 August 2019
  • Is there any car park?
    we don't have the car parking in the hostel,but there are some coin parking near the hostel.
    Answered on 21 February 2023
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    No,We have Lockers for Guests。
    Answered on 6 September 2019
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Hosted by KOU&OH

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
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
  • 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
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

House rules

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


15:00 - 21:00

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


Until 10:00 hours


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 aged 4 years and above are considered 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 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

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

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.

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

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.

License number: 1727

FAQs about Mulan Hostel

  • Mulan Hostel is 3.7 miles from the centre of Kyoto.

  • Mulan Hostel has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 8 bedrooms

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

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

  • 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 can accommodate the following group size:

    • 28 guests

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

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

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

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