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Top Rated Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

4 reviews Book Now 

Khaosan Kyoto Theater

346, Iseyacho, Rokkaku-Sagaru, Gokomachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8066

4 out of 4 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Theater

Atmosphere - 95% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%
Wim Vandenbussche
Sightseeing & culture
Wim would recommend this property 17 April 2014

Perfectly located: right next to the liveliest district with lots of good shops and restaurants. Modern, clean. Friendly staff, great music in the reception.

christian hensen
Business / conference, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation/spa
christian would recommend this property 12 December 2013

i have staid at "khaosan kyoto" before and really like their new branch which just opened some days ago. compared with their other branch, which is also a great place to stay, "khaosan theater" has a lot of extras and tries to do some things a little bit different. i booked one of their special "kimono beds", a really cozy invention which looks like a cocoon made of out wood and kimono fabric and even comes with a shoji sliding door, a really nice idea. all facilities you might need are available as described on their website and the location is very convenient as well - just a walk from kawaramachi station. i would book this place again and can only recommend to check it out if you are coming to kyoto! くりす

22 reviews Book Now 

Piece Hostel Kyoto

21/1, Higashikujo/higashisann/, cho, minami/ku, Kyoto, Japan 601/8004

22 out of 22 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Piece Hostel Kyoto

Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 97% Facilities - 97% Safety - 98%
Location - 96% Cleanliness - 98% Value - 95%
Gonzalo Sanchez Agliozzo
With my spouse / partner
Romantic getaway
Gonzalo would recommend this property 26 February 2014

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.

Max Brawer
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
Max would recommend this property 18 January 2014

"Why don't you marry it?" Said my brother, sick of hearing me talk about the Piece Hostel. This is the nicest Hostel i have had the pleasure of staying in. It is brand new and has fantastic amenities and interior design. The staff are amazing, friendly, bilingual, and caring. Piece leaves me wondering why anyone would possibly spend what they do on hotels with such an inexpensive room nearby.

286 reviews Book Now 

Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

418 Nayacho, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 600-8142

282 out of 286 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

Atmosphere - 94% Staff - 96% Facilities - 96% Safety - 97%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 91% Value - 96%
Customer review
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 12 September 2014

Great location! It can be accessed by 2 major trains by walking, one is JR KYOTO station and another one is Keihan line. Also there is a big kitchen with two stoves and 3 fridge, making backpackers stay convenience.

Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family
Customer would recommend this property 25 July 2014

Great modern common space/kitchen area. Rooms clean with a fresh feel. Some evening sessions such as calligraphy and origami for guests to try for free! About a 10-15 minute walk to Kyoto station where you can easily access trains and buses. Never had to wait for a shower or toilet as there are many on each floor.

298 reviews Book Now 

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

568, Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru,, Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku,, Kyoto, Japan 600-8032

290 out of 298 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 93% Facilities - 94% Safety - 95%
Location - 97% Cleanliness - 96% Value - 95%
charlotte ahern
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year
charlotte would recommend this property 18 December 2014

It had a really nice living area, and the area in Kyoto it was in, was really quaint, and really easy to get to the main bar district! Plus the staff that actually worked there were helpful and adorable.

Joonas Niskala
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture
Joonas would recommend this property 14 September 2014

Very friendly staff, awesome location, very good and clean areas. Awesome hostel!

32 reviews Book Now 

Guest Inn Chita

343 Takatsuki-cho, Kyoto, Japan 600-8174

31 out of 32 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Guest Inn Chita

Atmosphere - 91% Staff - 98% Facilities - 87% Safety - 92%
Location - 97% Cleanliness - 93% Value - 94%
Janlyn Seow
With my spouse / partner
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
Janlyn would recommend this property 30 November 2014

Love the hospitality of the owners, they interact well with us and offer us information. Room is kept clean.

Evgeny Maslov
With my spouse / partner
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Evgeny would recommend this property 03 June 2014

Close to Kyoto station (7 minutes walk). Clean and cosy. Staff is very friendly. Though all key are kept openly to everybody the hotel seems very safe. Everybody trusts each other. Has kitchen. Hotel offers umbrellas rent for free.

20 reviews Book Now 

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

6-503,Gjyohashi-higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan N/A

19 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 95% Facilities - 86% Safety - 92%
Location - 94% Cleanliness - 97% Value - 93%
Lee Peng Ong
With friends / other travellers
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture
Lee Peng would recommend this property 28 May 2014

Very cosy and private even though it is a backpackers dorm. The guests are very friendly and nice to talk to and it's a great chance to know travelers from all over the world!

Toshiya Isobe
With a large group / tour
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture
Toshiya would recommend this property 13 May 2014

I liked owner's atmosphere. And also location was good for us 'cause we wanted to visit Kiyomizudera temple, so easy to go!

10 reviews Book Now 

Nagomi Ryokan Yuu

94 Kamiwakamiya-cho, Wakamiya-dori Rokujo, Nishi-iru, Kyoto, Japan 600-8313

10 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Nagomi Ryokan Yuu

Atmosphere - 94% Staff - 100% Facilities - 94% Safety - 88%
Location - 84% Cleanliness - 92% Value - 86%
Melanie Danson
With my spouse / partner
Relaxation/spa, Romantic getaway, Shopping
Melanie would recommend this property 29 October 2012

Was very impressed with this property. It is budget for Kyoto, with a semi traditional feel. It is a small room, futon on mats. But includes everything you could need. With knowledgable, English speaking staff. It was more than we were expecting for budget accommodation. It's simple, safe, in good walking distance from Kyoto station. Would stay there again. Thank you.

With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
JOOHEE would recommend this property 23 August 2011

All staffs were so kind and answered to my question. Also, its facilities and atmosphere were so good. Especially, it was a good experience to stay at Japanese traditional house.

16 reviews Book Now 

Guest House Nagomi Kyoto

108-6, Wakamiyayokocho, Kamigyou-ku, Kyoto, Japan 602-0084

14 out of 16 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Guest House Nagomi Kyoto

Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 96% Facilities - 85% Safety - 83%
Location - 76% Cleanliness - 95% Value - 85%
Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 30 December 2012

Probably the best atmosphere of any youth hostel I've ever stayed in. We absolutely loved it!

Jeny Sito Soo
Sightseeing & culture
Jeny would recommend this property 10 July 2012

This tiny old Japanese house, 80 years, managed to squeeze in 4 bedrooms, 3 tatami rooms + 1 room with a bunk bed on the upper floor. Toilet and shower facilities, living area, kitchen and owners' tatami bedroom downstairs. It's a marvel how Hide can do this, so clean and so compact. Very nice family.

207 reviews Book Now 

bAKpAK Gion Hostel

2 - 244 Miyagawa Suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0801

190 out of 207 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend bAKpAK Gion Hostel

Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 82% Facilities - 80% Safety - 86%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 85% Value - 92%
Ruth Binns
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture
Ruth would recommend this property 15 October 2014

Really nice and comfy common room (they put a new rug and furniture in while I was staying too! :D), lots of dvds if you wanted to stay in, free tea and coffee, big sink and fridge. The 8 bed dorm was great. Spacious. Plenty of sockets (extension leads for charging electricals) and a balcony including a clotheshorse to dry clothes! Also - a roof to hang out on :) Right on top of the metro stop and Gion district and the river! (I walked from the main station in about 40mins easily)

Customer review
Backpacking / gap year
Customer would recommend this property 21 July 2014

the atmospher of this hotel make me feels like i'm staying on my own house, really friendly and feels like home

8 reviews Book Now 


885 Ushitora-cho, Rokujo-dori, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Kyoto, Japan 600-8304

6 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Ikoi-no-ie

Atmosphere - 82% Staff - 85% Facilities - 85% Safety - 85%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 75% Value - 70%
malcolm mcintyre
With my spouse / partner
Family Holiday, Romantic getaway
malcolm would recommend this property 20 July 2010

The staff spoke English brilliantly and were extremely helpful. the annex accommodation was great as you had your own personal kitchen if you wished to cook

Customer review
Customer would recommend this property 14 March 2010

The location is close to Kyoto station and the room is very clean and comfortable even though this ryokan is a bit expensive.


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