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Everything is tiny, except the price. TINY kitchen, small amount of toilets (only one on each second floor, but clean at least), narrow corridors.
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
It was just one night, because I was in Kyoto last year and already visited all the interesting spots The location was the best asset. I was a bit disappointed not to have toilet on my floor (4th) and had to go down on steep steps at night. But aether then that it was great!
The hostel was nice and the staff was fine. They weren't very knowledgeable on restaurant in the area when we asked questions, but over all they were good. There is also no one on duty in the evening/early morning. The hostel was clean and the location was good.
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1-234 Miyagawasuji Higashiyama-ku
Bakpak Kyoto Hostels– 'by backpackers for backpackers!' -
Funky, hippest and most centrally located hostel in downtown Kyoto city, right in the middle of everything you need for your vacation!
bakpak Kyoto Gion Hostels Plan for March and April
Centrally located in the downtown Kyoto city but also giving visitors the luxurious advantage of being in front of the spectacular Kamogawa river.
Just across the street is Kiyamichi – shijo Kawarachi , Gion, the Kyoto Geisha district and Minamiza Theatre (the birth place of Kabuki.)
The main Kyoto shopping centre, the bustling night life of Kiyamachi and Gion (Kyoto Geisha town) are on the hostel's doorstep!
These places are the ‘it’ circuit of Kyoto. Undisputedly the finest places for nightlife and culture. The area is teeming with restaurants, supermarkets, pubs, bars and karaoke houses, entertainment halls and much more all waiting to give you a warm welcome. The cool breeze from the river and the way the hostel is built ensures you’ll get a good night sleep.
For the adventurous daylight explorers there are some of Japan’s most famous and arguably most important cultural spots such as; Gion, Kiyomizu temple, Yasaka shrine, Maruyama park, Kyoto Kabuki theatre. This is where you can experience the authentic Japanese experience. It’s a great place to snap up some authentic Japan photographs too!
Revelers and party animals bust out moves with the hordes of Japanese that frequent this area. Anything goes, so get dressed up and bust out your best moves in either Kiyamachi or Gion followed by a midnight stroll along the Kamogawa river banks to enjoy the view and cool breeze.
There are no worries about transport arrangements. This hostel is just a stone throw away from where you want to be. So you can easily walk to and from the hostel each day.
Kyoto Backpack Hostel - "Where people meet to explore and enjoy the rich culture of Kyoto"!
Address: 1-234 Miyagawasuji,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto,Japan
Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 11: 00 AM
Access - FROM THE AIRPORT
: From the Airport is with the MK Sky Gate Shuttle
Please contact us at the shuttle desk
: FROM THE KYOTO STATION
Get on the JR LINE ( ON PLATFORM 8 / 9 ) to TOFUKUJI Station .
Transfer to the KEIHAN LINE to GION SHIJO Station .
(NB: Buy a JR /keihan line Ticket from the vending machine at the station.)
From Exit # 1 - GION- SHIJO STN (KEIHAN LINE )
The hostel is just right in front of the GION- SHIJO STN. Exit # 1
From Exit # 6 - GION- SHIJO STN (KEIHAN LINE )
From the Exit Make TWO LEFT and its about 5 minute walk to the hostel
FROM HANKYU KAWARACHI STN.
Get off at KAWARAMACHI Station. Walk east over the bridge to the Shijo Keihan Station
Turn right at KAWABATA DORI and the hostel is about a minute walk on your left .
- GION BUS STOP -
- From Kyoto station BUS # 100 or # 206 get off at GION BUS STOP
Walk westwards heading towards MINAMIZA Theatre ,turn left at KAWABATA DORI
and the hostel is about a minute walk on your left .
-From SHIJO KEIHAN MAE BUS STOP
- Cross the street towards MINAMIZA Theatre and walk down about a minute .
-From SHIJO KAWARACHI BUS STOP
-From Kyoto station , take City Bus # 205 , or # 17
Get off at Shijo Kawaramachi . Walk east over the bridge to the Gion Shijo Keihan Station
Turn right at kawabata dori and the hostel is about a minute walk on your left .
3 - BY TAXI / CAR
About 15 minutes ride from the Kyoto station .
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 84% for this property is based on ratings provided by 65 guests.