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Attractively situated in the Minami Ward district of Kyoto, Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto is situated 1.1 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto, 2.3 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple and 2.6 km from Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall. Featuring a shared lounge, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The property is 2.6 km from the city centre and less than 1 km from Kyoto Station. Tofuku-ji Temple is 3.7 km from the hostel, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 42 km from Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto has been welcoming guests since 15 Jan 2020.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Kyoto, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9

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Guest reviews


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  • Shaghayegh
    Location was just perfect, next to central station The staff really helped me and they were super friendly and kind.
  • Laura
    Nice shared bathroom section with cabins in the basement. Overall very good condition of furniture/ equipment. Very kind hosts
  • Kevin
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great location. Close to kyoto station. Staff are very kind and helpful. Clean facilities.
  • Xi
    The staffs are really kind and helpful. I wanna shout out to one of the guys in the receptions, I was asking some bus information and he even came out with me to the bus stop to check if I’m riding the right bus, Arigato gozaimas! Other than...
  • Freddie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The lobby area was really lovely, very comfortable and cultivated a very social atmosphere - I was there for 3 nights and each night I made friends and stayed up late chatting. I lucked out and got a bunkbed room to myself which was very nice....
  • Pui
    Hong KongHong Kong
    The whole design is absolutely beautiful, comfy and convenient!
  • Akriti
    The location is very prime, just 10 minutes walking from Kyoto station. The place is very good for any solo travelers, can cook for themselves in the kitchen as well and have a good sitting area.
  • Claire
    United StatesUnited States
    Very friendly staff, clean facilities, convenient location.
  • Michał
    We liked it very much. Hostel is really well equipped (especially kitchen- you can find everything there), room was super clean. Staff can speak English and they were nice and helpful. Localisation is amazing- less then 10 min walk from the Kyoto...
  • Yean
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location is perfect very close to Kyoto station and right opposite Highway express bus company (VIP Liner), very convenient. Very clean, and the bed very comfy.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a place to keep big luggage?

    Yes, it does. If you are staying in a dormitory, there is a luggage storage area in the room so you can use it. However, we can't keep your luggage be..
    Answered on 12 December 2021
  • Do they have shared kitchen... for making tea or coffee?

    The hostel lounge has a shared kitchen. Coffee, tea, and food can be made freely. Note, there is no free offer from the hostel. If you wish to use the..
    Answered on 21 July 2022
  • Hi! I wanna roam the city on the last day of my booking. Can I leave my luggage at the hostel after checkout from 10:00 to 14:00?

    Hi, You can leave your luggage at the hostel after check-out until 9 PM.
    Answered on 15 August 2023
  • earliest time your guests can go out of the hostel?

    Once checked in, you have 24 hours to enter.
    Answered on 21 June 2023
  • Is there iron board to iron clothes?

    Iron boards are kept in the office. Please ask our staff if you would like to use them.
    Answered on 18 April 2023
  • Are there any public places to park nearby?

    Yes, you can park your vehicles at Aeon, the shopping mall nearby our hostels.
    Answered on 21 April 2023
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Facilities of Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Heating
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


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.

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.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

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

Please inform Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto 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.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto

  • Check-in at Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

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

    • Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto is 1.2 miles from the centre of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.