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Top Rated Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

Khaosan Kyoto Theater 97%

1. Khaosan Kyoto Theater

Hostel
346 Iseyacho Rokkaku-sagaru Gokomachi-dori Nakagyo

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 100%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 94%

8 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Theater

03 May 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Very comfortable. All beds are private with doors and toilets are ensuite. Very convenient location too.

would recommend this property

25 Feb 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

The staff were realy friendly and helpful and there were some thoughtful touches in the room (lockable draws, free shampoo, conditioner, hair bands,grips etc.)

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 94%

3. Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

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

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 94%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 92%

Value 96%

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

20 Mar 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Good location

would recommend this property

17 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone

Impossibly clean, tons of showers, secure lockers, huge beds, memory foam pillows, great common room/kitchen, location was awesome

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%

24 out of 26 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chita Guest Inn

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

07 Apr 2016 57%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

The pillow and the blanket

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto 92%

5. Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

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

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 92%

Location 91%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 91%

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

18 Dec 2015 71%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture

Good helpful staff

would recommend this property

14 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

All excelente. Great hostel

would recommend this property

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Nagomi-Ryokan Yuu 92%

6. Nagomi-Ryokan Yuu

Hostel
94 Kamiwakamiya-cho, Wakamiya-dori Rokujo Nishi-ir, Shimogyo-ku

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 92%

Location 80%

Safety 88%

Staff 100%

Value 92%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Nagomi-Ryokan Yuu

19 Oct 2012 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Shopping Sightseeing & culture

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.

would recommend this property

07 Jul 2012 71%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

staff is really helpful

would recommend this property

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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto 90%

7. Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Hostel
6-503 Gojohashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 81%

Location 93%

Safety 90%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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

06 Nov 2015 57%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Just a bit good location..

12 Jul 2015 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Staff were very helpful and friendly, it's good they have hair driers also (even shampoo)

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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