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Top Rated Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

Khaosan Kyoto Theater 98%

1. Khaosan Kyoto Theater

Hostel
346 Iseyacho Rokkaku-sagaru Gokomachi-dori Nakagyo

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 98%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 96%

11 out of 11 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Theater

05 Aug 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Very nice

would recommend this property

04 Aug 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

Everything

would recommend this property

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Piece Hostel Kyoto 96%

2. Piece Hostel Kyoto

Hostel
21-1 Higashikujyo Higashisanno-cho, Minami-ku

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 97%

Facilities 97%

Location 95%

Safety 97%

Staff 97%

Value 96%

23 out of 23 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Piece Hostel Kyoto

09 Jan 2015 83%
Travel Type: As a family with children
Trip Type: Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

As a hostel, it is good and the food provided was fantastic for a hostel.

would recommend this property

23 Feb 2014 97%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Romantic getaway

This hostel is the best in Kyoto. It is close to the train station, main area (Gion) with temples, all transportation and it has free breakfast! We ate a good breakfast every day and were not hungry until dinner time! We also rented bikes both days for only $5 and we went everywhere. The only downside is that the rooms are a bit pricey for just a basic bed and sink, BUT it is very clean and the beds/showers are heaven! I recommend Piece Hostel without a doubt. Look at the map carefully before coming to Kyoto so you don't miss a turn finding the hostel.

would recommend this property

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Khaosan Kyoto Guest House 93%

3. Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

Hostel
568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo Ward

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 92%

Location 98%

Safety 96%

Staff 91%

Value 94%

257 out of 261 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

24 Oct 2016 89%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Great position, clean.

would recommend this property

21 Sep 2016 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

In the heart of the city, comfortable beds. Nice living room.

would recommend this property

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Chita Guest Inn 93%

4. Chita Guest Inn

Hostel
343 Takatsuki-cho

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 90%

Location 94%

Safety 92%

Staff 96%

Value 94%

25 out of 27 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chita Guest Inn

13 Jul 2016 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Events / festivals Romantic getaway Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Japanese atmosphere, good location, really nice host and cheap =)

would recommend this property

05 May 2016 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Very traditional Japanese atmosphere, reasonable price & good location.

would recommend this property

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto 91%

5. Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

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

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 92%

Safety 94%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

128 out of 132 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

09 Oct 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

The bar on the ground floor is a great place to meet other travellers and have breakfast.

would recommend this property

16 Sep 2016 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

The Hostel is great and the owner is really friendly. He gave us a map of Nara and told us about a few current events happening in Nara. At the hostel you have pretty much everything u need. It was all very clean and the atmosphere was really cool, we immediatly felt at home. There is very good airconditioning (high quality) and a set of Bose speakers where you listen to radio, play a CD/cassete or plug in your phone/mp3. The hostel is next to a train station and and a convience store, which is great.

would recommend this property

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A-yado Gion 88%

6. A-yado Gion

Hostel
3F Sakura bldg., 244-2, Nakano-cho, 2 chome, Shinm

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 78%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 98%

Value 90%

8 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend A-yado Gion

20 Nov 2016 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 41+

Cheap friendly service

would recommend this property

26 Sep 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Very clean, kindness of staff

would recommend this property

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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto 88%

7. Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Hostel
6-503 Gojohashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 78%

Location 92%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

29 out of 32 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

22 Nov 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

The reception and cafe staff here are just wonderful! So helping and so welcoming, yohei took us out for ramen and sake and showed us around one night it was fabulous. Good location two- between higashiyama and gion area. Short walk to metro and many buses to Kyoto station 1 minute away. Perfect base to go everywhere from. Loved my stay!!!

would recommend this property

26 Jun 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

The location of the guesthouse is perfect - close to main shrines of Kyoto as also close to Keihen line and the bus to Kyoto station.

would recommend this property

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bAKpAK Gion Hostel 86%

8. bAKpAK Gion Hostel

Hostel
2-244 Miyagawa Suji, Higashiyama-ku

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 83%

Location 92%

Safety 86%

Staff 78%

Value 94%

102 out of 110 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend bAKpAK Gion Hostel

13 Aug 2015 54%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

nil

would recommend this property

17 Jun 2015 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Central location, safe, kitchen, living room

would recommend this property

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Tomato Kyoto Station 73%

9. Tomato Kyoto Station

Hostel
135, Shimizu, Siokoji-Horikawa-Nishi, Shimogyo

Atmosphere 73%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 73%

Location 87%

Safety 80%

Staff 87%

Value 73%

2 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Tomato Kyoto Station

13 Aug 2011 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Just 10 mins walk from Kyoto station. If compare with other hotels near here. It's so cheap & valuable. Almost of all are Japanese. But host can speak English very well. It's a great place to stay in Kyoto.

would recommend this property

27 Jul 2011 66%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Did a last minute booking, location close to station but not that central, staff friendly

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