Mountain view
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
Daily housekeeping

Open from May 2017, Mulan Hostel is located 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Mulan Hostel has been welcoming guests since May 1, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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

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😀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
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
    0.3 miles
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge
    0.3 miles
  • Tenryu-ji Temple
    0.6 miles
  • Kurumazaki Shrine
    0.7 miles
  • Matsunoo Taisha Shrine
    0.7 miles
  • Nonomiya Shrine
    0.7 miles
  • Arashiama Bamboo Grove
    0.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar RANZAN
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant 龍馬本店
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    1.9 miles
  • Katsura Imperial Villa
    2.4 miles
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
    3.4 miles
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple
    3.4 miles
  • Nijo Castle
    3.8 miles
  • Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall
    4.4 miles
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum
    4.4 miles
  • Kyoto Station
    4.6 miles
  • Imperial Palace
    4.7 miles
  • Old Rissei Elementary School
    5.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain 嵐山
    0.1 miles
  • River 桂川
    0.1 miles
Public transit
  • Train Hankyu Arashiyama Station
    0.1 miles
  • Train Keifuku Arashiyama Station
    0.5 miles
  • Train Saga Arashiyama Station
    0.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Itami Airport
    20.7 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    36.7 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    46.7 miles
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Amenities of Mulan Hostel
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Evening entertainment
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
Common Areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Game room
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
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House rules Mulan Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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

License number: 1727

FAQs about Mulan Hostel

  • Mulan Hostel has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 8 bedrooms

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

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

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

  • Guests staying at Mulan Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • The prices at Mulan Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Mulan Hostel can accommodate this group size:

    • 28 guests

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

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Evening entertainment

  • Check-in at Mulan Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.