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418 Nayachou Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan Map Send to a friend

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

418 Nayachou Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room

Important Information

Check out our sister hostels across Japan, also listed here on Hostelworld:

K's House Ito Onsen opened on Aug 2010 in Ito city, Izu peninsula.The 100-year-old historical building has communal and private onsen (hot springs) baths.

K's House Tokyo Oasis (our 2nd branch in Tokyo) opened in October 2009, only three minutes' walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba express line.

K's House Tokyo (Asakusa area, one minute's walk from the subway station) is easily accessible from Tokyo's Narita international airport.

K's House Hakuba Alps (Nagano prefecture, free pick-up service) is located in the northern alps of Japan. Enjoy a comfortable, quiet and peaceful setting in the alps.

K's House Mt.Fuji (Kawaguchiko area, free pick-up service) has an excellent view of Mt.Fuji in three minutes' walking distance and is the perfect base for Mt.Fuji climbers.

K's House Hiroshima (eight minutes' walk from JR Hiroshima station) has easy access to the Peace Memorial Park and downtown.

K's House Takayama opened in September 2012 and is located only three minutes' walk from JR Takayama station. The building is fully renovated in zen style, which is kind of old-fashion Japanese style with modern, fine facilities. It's also a good base for visiting Shirakawago World Heritage Site or Japanese Alps such as Kamikochi, Shin hotaka and Norikura.

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We are located in central Kyoto, only nine minutes’ walk from JR Kyoto Station. Our aim is to provide a clean, cosy and friendly inexpensive stay in Kyoto for all you global travellers.

We’ll do our best to make your stay in Kyoto as comfortable and memorable as possible. We wish to offer travellers an opportunity to meet other travellers in a cosy environment, allowing them to exchange cultural experiences and make new friends.

We offer a variety of rooms for an affordable price and comfortable stay in Kyoto. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Some of our rooms are Japanese-style tatami rooms, while others include a TV. All of our twin rooms have bunk beds. Check out our room types below for more details.

Our individual shower rooms are available 24hrs a day.

We have a spacious communal tatami lounge with free Wi-Fi; there’s also a fully equipped guest kitchen, a communal TV room (with BBC), a terrace with picnic facilities and a rooftop terrace with great views over Kyoto.

It’s movie night every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday!

Facilities include English newspapers, a tourism information board, free coffee and tea, bicycle rental (700yen/day) and laundry facilities (300yen/wash and dry).

Guests can also borrow the iron, ironing board, foreign adaptors, guide books, alarm clocks, padlocks and iPhone charger for free!

Our travellers’ cafe and bar, Zen Cafe, is open from 8am to midnight. It’s located on the ground floor. All alcoholic drinks cost 390yen and we have beer, cocktails, sake, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and more.

Our all you can eat buffet breakfast is available every day from 8:00am to 12:00pm and only costs 780yen !

Our friendly English speaking staff will be keen to help you with any tourist information you need.

Our hostel is located near Kyoto station and within reach of the Higashiyama area (Kiyomizu-temple, Gion district, etc) and downtown. Within walking distance of here you'll find restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs.

K's House hostel chain was voted the Best Large Hostel Chain Worldwide in 2011 by Hostelworld.com customers! And K’s House Kyoto was voted the best in Japan and Asia at the 2012 Hostelworld.com Hostel Awards!

Check out our sister hostels across Japan, also listed here on Hostelworld: our brand-new K’s House Takayama, K's House Ito Onsen, K's House Tokyo Oasis, K's House Tokyo, K's House Hakuba alps, K's House Mt.Fuji and K's House Hiroshima.

Please note that children aged six and under are not permitted to stay in the dorms.

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Important Information

Check out our sister hostels across Japan, also listed here on Hostelworld:

K's House Ito Onsen opened on Aug 2010 in Ito city, Izu peninsula.The 100-year-old historical building has communal and private onsen (hot springs) baths.

K's House Tokyo Oasis (our 2nd branch in Tokyo) opened in October 2009, only three minutes' walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba express line.

K's House Tokyo (Asakusa area, one minute's walk from the subway station) is easily accessible from Tokyo's Narita international airport.

K's House Hakuba Alps (Nagano prefecture, free pick-up service) is located in the northern alps of Japan. Enjoy a comfortable, quiet and peaceful setting in the alps.

K's House Mt.Fuji (Kawaguchiko area, free pick-up service) has an excellent view of Mt.Fuji in three minutes' walking distance and is the perfect base for Mt.Fuji climbers.

K's House Hiroshima (eight minutes' walk from JR Hiroshima station) has easy access to the Peace Memorial Park and downtown.

K's House Takayama opened in September 2012 and is located only three minutes' walk from JR Takayama station. The building is fully renovated in zen style, which is kind of old-fashion Japanese style with modern, fine facilities. It's also a good base for visiting Shirakawago World Heritage Site or Japanese Alps such as Kamikochi, Shin hotaka and Norikura.

We are located in central Kyoto, only nine minutes’ walk from JR Kyoto Station. Our aim is to provide a clean, cosy and friendly inexpensive stay in Kyoto for all you global travellers.

We’ll do our best to make your stay in Kyoto as comfortable and memorable as possible. We wish to offer travellers an opportunity to meet other travellers in a cosy environment, allowing them to exchange cultural experiences and make new friends.

We offer a variety of rooms for an affordable price and comfortable stay in Kyoto. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Some of our rooms are Japanese-style tatami rooms, while others include a TV. All of our twin rooms have bunk beds. Check out our room types below for more details.

Our individual shower rooms are available 24hrs a day.

We have a spacious communal tatami lounge with free Wi-Fi; there’s also a fully equipped guest kitchen, a communal TV room (with BBC), a terrace with picnic facilities and a rooftop terrace with great views over Kyoto.

It’s movie night every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday!

Facilities include English newspapers, a tourism information board, free coffee and tea, bicycle rental (700yen/day) and laundry facilities (300yen/wash and dry).

Guests can also borrow the iron, ironing board, foreign adaptors, guide books, alarm clocks, padlocks and iPhone charger for free!

Our travellers’ cafe and bar, Zen Cafe, is open from 8am to midnight. It’s located on the ground floor. All alcoholic drinks cost 390yen and we have beer, cocktails, sake, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and more.

Our all you can eat buffet breakfast is available every day from 8:00am to 12:00pm and only costs 780yen !

Our friendly English speaking staff will be keen to help you with any tourist information you need.

Our hostel is located near Kyoto station and within reach of the Higashiyama area (Kiyomizu-temple, Gion district, etc) and downtown. Within walking distance of here you'll find restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs.

K's House hostel chain was voted the Best Large Hostel Chain Worldwide in 2011 by Hostelworld.com customers! And K’s House Kyoto was voted the best in Japan and Asia at the 2012 Hostelworld.com Hostel Awards!

Check out our sister hostels across Japan, also listed here on Hostelworld: our brand-new K’s House Takayama, K's House Ito Onsen, K's House Tokyo Oasis, K's House Tokyo, K's House Hakuba alps, K's House Mt.Fuji and K's House Hiroshima.

Please note that children aged six and under are not permitted to stay in the dorms.

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Excellent 90%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Mostly clean and modern. There was a collection of trash beside my bed but that might've just been from the person sleeping on the top bunk. The whole building had a/c and it had a nice overall atmosphere. The lounge, kitchen, and laundry are all on one floor which makes it easy to meet other hostellers. It's within walking distance from Kyoto station and near a bunch of food places.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Soo comfortable bed. Very quiet at night. Spotlessly clean everywhere. Everything fresh and unworn-looking. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in our bathroom. Air con was noisy, but luckily we didn't need it on for long. Would have been a problem if we'd needed it on all night. Very cheap and plentiful buffet breakfast available all morning. Lots of information available for travellers. On the whole, very impressive. They've put a lot of thought into making it as good as it can be. Would definitely stay there again.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Disappointed to have rental fees for baggage (100Yen/per night *per bag). Small room and a bit far for JR Kyoto station.

Overall
2
Location
2
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
4
Service
1

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

K's House felt like a home away from home. It had a friendly atmosphere and a welcoming feel. The service was outstanding and the only minus I can think of is the location. It is a bit off from where everything happens (Sanjo/Shijo/Kyoto station area) but at least there are good connections and it's not even a too far of a walk. Thank you to everyone there, I will definitely come again!!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

There is a lot of foreigners there; not many japanese
Therefore, the staffs are good at speaking english and helping the foreigner like us to live in.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
3

Great hostel with good facilities and great common area and tv lounge. The hostel is very very clean and the rooms are great. I would certainly use the hostel again. The hostel is less than 10 minutes walk from Kyoto train station and close to all attractions.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Myself, wife and 2 young kids stayed at K's Kyoto for 1 week in April 2010. We had our own private Japanese style room on the 6th floor (top) with good views over the city. Our room had a flat screen TV and WiFi internet (free). The bathrooms/toilets on our floor were always spotless. The kitchen and lounge on the second floor were spacious and always clean and bright. The whole building feels new and fresh. (Can't comment on K's smaller building next door as we didn't go there)

This 'hostel' is one of the best I have ever stayed in and is great for families. It exceeded our expectations and then some. This is the backpackers that all others should be judged by and we would definitely stay here again. Our accomodation during our 6week hoilday in Japan included 5star hotels, luxury Ryokans and also backpackers/hostels. My kids have forgotten about the 5star hotels (and the temples) but STILL talk about K's House, Kyoto!

Very good value for money.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Ok

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

Very very recomendadly¡¡¡

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Quiet place. Not a party hostel (a plus for me). If you are concerned about this, it might be difficult to socialize w/other hostel goers as the atmosphere is more hotel-like. They do have a nice common area though and the staff is courteous and helpful. There is also a kitchen with ample gear and room to move about and cook your dinner if you want to save money by shopping at the grocer. After a negative experience at my first-ever hostel stay (in Tokyo the week before), the night I spent here gets my hopes up that you can have a pleasant and inexpensive stay at a hostel while actually getting some sleep in as well.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

general

  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service
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