Ideally located just a 10-minute walk from the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Guesthouse Soi offers various rooms including private Japanese-style rooms and dormitory rooms. Both Kiyomizu Gojo and Shichijo stations for the Keihan Main Line are situated within a 10-minute walk. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

All rooms at Guesthouse Soi are air-conditioned, and come with free toiletries and towels. Some rooms feature a private bathroom.

While staying at the hostel, guests can rent a bicycle to explore the city or use the coin launderette on site. A shared kitchen is also provided for guests’ convenience.

Guesthouse Soi is a 3-minute walk from Umamachi Bus Stop, which is a 13-minute bus ride from JR Kyoto Station. Keihan Fushimi Inari Station is a 6-minute train ride away from Kiyomizu Gojo Station.

This is our guests' favourite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Guesthouse Soi has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Sept 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Kyoto, this property has an excellent location score of 8.6

Breakfast info

Asian, American, Buffet


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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 3
Deluxe Room with Tatami Area
  • 1 sofa bed and
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 3
Queen Room with Sofa Bed
  • 1 sofa bed and
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 1
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • 1 sofa bed and
  • 1 futon bed
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Max adults: 3
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Max adults: 1
Single Room with Loft Space
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 1
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Max adults: 4
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Hosted by Maki Ueta

9.6
Host review score

Maki Ueta
Our guest say they have a feeling of home. If you are curious to see local people’s house, and you need a tidy and comfortable rooms, our place will be your best choice! We have many types of rooms according to each traveler’s different needs. Most of our rooms are traditional Japanese Tatami (woven-straw) floor rooms, and they are for you to try special local experience. Our rooms are suitable especially for families and groups. Reasonable dorm beds are also available for individual backpackers.
Guesthouse Soi is a family running guesthouse by a Singapore-Japanese couple, avid travelers who’s everyday lives are deeply involved with the guests.
We are located in Higashiyama, one of the best preserved historic districts in the city. Easy access from/to Kyoto station and city center (bus all day), and some of the main scenic areas in walking distance. Our guesthouse is in a quiet area along the lower slope to the eastern mountains, good environment with university, museums and luxus hotels nearby.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese,Chinese
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Chishaku-in Temple
    0.3 miles
  • Kyoto National Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Toyokuni Shrine
    0.3 miles
  • Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka
    0.4 miles
  • Yurufuwari
    0.4 miles
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple
    0.4 miles
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple
    0.4 miles
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    0.5 miles
  • Jishu Shrine
    0.5 miles
  • Ishibe Alley
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar 市川屋珈琲 ICHIKAWAYA COFFEE
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Gion Shijo Station
    0.9 miles
  • Old Rissei Elementary School
    1.1 miles
  • Tofuku-ji Temple
    1.1 miles
  • Shoren-in Temple
    1.1 miles
  • Kyoto Station
    1.2 miles
  • Samurai Kembu Kyoto
    1.2 miles
  • Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall
    1.3 miles
  • Heian Shrine
    1.7 miles
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum
    1.7 miles
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
    2.4 miles
Closest airports
  • Itami Airport
    23.9 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    40 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    48.9 miles
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Facilities of Guesthouse Soi
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Children's playground
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transport
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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Check-in

15:00 - 21:00

Check-out

07:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 older than 3 years are welcome.

Children aged 11 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express Guesthouse Soi accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Group policies may be applied and a deposit may be charged under the following circumstances:
- 1 room is booked for over 5 nights
- 2 rooms are booked for over 3 nights
- 3 or more rooms are booked

- Please contact the property directly for more details regarding group policies.

- Late check-ins after 22:00 must be confirmed by the hotel in advance.

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).

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

Please inform Guesthouse Soi 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: 京都市指令保保医第601号

FAQs about Guesthouse Soi

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

  • Room options at Guesthouse Soi include:

    • Quadruple
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Bed in Dormitory

  • Guesthouse Soi offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Children's playground
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Badminton equipment

  • Guesthouse Soi is 1.7 miles from the centre of Kyoto.

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

  • Guests staying at Guesthouse Soi can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte