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Kyoto, Japan's capital until it was moved to Tokyo in 1868, is considered by many to be Japan's most beautiful city. Only Rome lays claim to more designated Unesco World Heritage Sites than this city nestled amongst the mountains of Western Honshu.

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Sanjusansendo, Kyoto
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Guest House Kinta

Guest House Kinta

Guest house Kinta's staff was great, very warm and welcoming. It is clean and even though we stayed in a mixed dormitory kind of room, we had our privacy. I would definitely recommend it as the perfect accommodation to enhance one's experience in Kyoto. ... more

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5
Hostel Mundo

Hostel Mundo

Very good place, excellent staff, very welcoming Just a little noisy at night because no big walls. I recomand it. ... more

Overall
5
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

We've planned our trip at the last minute but we were absolutely lucky to find this nice guesthouse! This brand new guesthouse is located in Higashiyama district. Kiyomizu-dera temple or Gion district are just walking distance (ca. 10 min. on foot). ... more

Overall
5

Kyoto Discussions

  • Tokyo and Kyoto
    Hi guys On a flight home to the Uk we are stopping off at Tokyo for 5 nights, arrive friday evening and leave wednesday afternoon. Really want to see Tokyo and Kyoto. was wondering if anyone had any ideas of itenarary? We will be on a little bit if a budget but want to see and do as much ...

  • Kyoto, Japan
    Hello Everyone, I'm leaving for Yokohama, Japan in 3 weeks ! I just found out yesterday that I'll be going to Kyoto from August 6 - 9 (or 10) & staying at her grandmothers house ... so since I didn't know this I don't know what I should ask my friend to go see in Kyoto ... Gion district of course ...

  • Ideas for Kyoto hotel
    Any ideas on an inexpensive hotel in Kyoto? Need parking, convenience and affordable for a family. Thanks! ...

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IchiEnSou
94 %

IchiEnSou

4-2 Komatsu-Chou SijoSagaru 4 Choume YamatoOojiDou (Map) - Hostel
It was very nice to stay IchiEnsou. My fiance was first time in Japan. IchiEnsou is very close to Kamo river and Kyoto city. We were able to see many beatutiful temples.
Khaosan Kyoto Guest House
91 %

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo Ward (Map) - Hostel
Happy with the everything, especially its cleanliness, the common area, and the best part is Hiro speaks perfect English!! Will definitely stay here if I visit Kyoto again!
Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto
91 %

Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

418 Nayachou Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
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.
Jiyujin
90 %

Jiyujin

524,Izumi-cho,gojo-sagaru, higashidouindori,shimogyou-ku (Map) - Hostel
Jiyujin is an excellent establishment. Enthusiastic and experienced staff. The property is notably well designed. Professionally executed on all levels, and still has a lot of personality.
Kyoto Hana Hostel
90 %

Kyoto Hana Hostel

229 Akezu-no-mon Dori, Kogawa-cho Shimogyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
We stayed there for 3 days, the location was pretty good just 5 min walking to Kyoto Central Station (Metro, Buses, JR trains) so you can get anywhere from there.
TANAKA-ya
89 %

TANAKA-ya

5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji Higashiyama (Map) - Hostel
Mrs Tanaka made us feel very welcome, on arivel she brought us some green tea and latter on she brought us some strawberries!. Her English is Ok she help us out when and where to eat.
J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House
89 %

J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House

51-2, Nakagoryo-cho Higashikujo, Minami-ku (Map) - Hostel
This was the second time that I stayed in this hostel. I like the service here especially helpful housekeepers with smile. They were eager to help.
Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya
89 %

Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya

22-58, Ikenouchi-cho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
I really loved this guesthouse.
Hannari
88 %

Hannari

Higurashidori Shimodachiurisagaru Kushigecho, Kami (Map) - Hostel
Hostel HARUYA Aqua
88 %

Hostel HARUYA Aqua

1-12 Waki-cho (Map) - Hostel
Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
88 %

Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

204 Tshuchihashicho Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto (Map) - Hostel
Guesthouse Bon
88 %

Guesthouse Bon

63-2 Kamimonzen-cho Murasakino Kita-ku Kyoto Japan (Map) - Hostel
This place is great. The owner is super nice and goes out of his way to help you out. The area is super quiet at night and a little hard to find until you get used to it.
A-yado Gion
88 %

A-yado Gion

3F Sakura bldg., 244-2, Nakano-cho, 2 chome Shinm (Map) - Hostel
Wonderful place and friendly staff. The place was small but the staff was very easy and helpful. I recommend this place.
Yamashiroya Ryokan
88 %

Yamashiroya Ryokan

517,shiokoji-cho,nanajousagaru,toudouindori shimog (Map) - Hostel
A very pleasant place to stay, the hosts were always very welcoming & generous in spirit. Highly recommended.
Ryokan Sanki
87 %

Ryokan Sanki

Shimabara Nishi-Shinyashiki-Shimono-cho (Map) - Hostel
Ryokan Sanki was our first accomodation in Japan, and the best so far. We are a family of five italians, with three 25 to 30 years old daughters.
Hostel Mundo Chiquito
87 %

Hostel Mundo Chiquito

485 Aburanokoji Takeyachosagaru Hashimotocho Nakagyoku (Map) - Hostel
This place was great! If you are looking for a good value with great service in Kyoto this place is for you. It's located nice and centrally so it's easy to get around.
Hostel HARUYA Kyoto
87 %

Hostel HARUYA Kyoto

542-4 Furukawa-cho, Sanjo-dori, Shirakawabashi-nis (Map) - Hostel
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
87 %

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

6-503 Gojohashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku (Map) - Hostel
We've planned our trip at the last minute but we were absolutely lucky to find this nice guesthouse! This brand new guesthouse is located in Higashiyama district.
Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion
87 %

Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

Tokiwacho170 Higashiyama Kyoto (Map) - Hostel
There is not really much to say about Jam Hostel. It is close to Gion which is a great area. It is a two second walk from the subway. It was clean and well organized.
Guest House Bola-Bola
87 %

Guest House Bola-Bola

25-17 Horigauchi-cho Uzumasa Ukyoku Kyoto city (Map) - Hostel
very pretty little japanese-style house. I enjoyed waking up in the big guest room and drinking some coffee in the very cute Kitchen.
Kyoto UTANO Youth Hostel
87 %

Kyoto UTANO Youth Hostel

29 Nakayamacho Uzumasa Ukyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
Ikoi-no-Ie Kyoto
87 %

Ikoi-no-Ie Kyoto

885 Ushitora-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city (Map) - Hostel
Basic Japanese Ryokan with everything you need: sleeping mat, green tea and internet. Entirely what I was expecting. Nothing for romantic trips perhaps, the walls were quite thin.
Oyado Ishicho
86 %

Oyado Ishicho

Kawaramachi Dori Takeya Higashi Iru, Nakagyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
This ryokan hotel was clean, good value and had a great Japanese bath downstairs. The staff were helpful and very friendly. This ryokan hotel is great for both families or couples.
bAKpAK Gion Hostel
86 %

bAKpAK Gion Hostel

2-244 Miyagawa Suji Higashiyama-ku (Map) - Hostel
BakPak Gion Hostel is situated around the Shijo area where most of the nightlife is. You can stay out late and just walk back to the hostel. The staff is friendly but may not be there all the time.
Hotel Sugicho
86 %

Hotel Sugicho

172, Moriyama-cho, Tomikoji-oike-agaru Nakagyo-ku (Map) - Hostel
A quick but nice stay - many thanks. Spacious and clean tatami rooms with lots of spare futons and blankets made for a comfortable night.