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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 94%

3. Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

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

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 93%

Location 98%

Safety 96%

Staff 91%

Value 95%

255 out of 259 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

14 Aug 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Pretty much everything. Great place, great facilities, very clean. I have really enjoyed my stay there.

would recommend this property

10 Jul 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Close to the shopping center and all kind of transportation

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 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 92%

Safety 94%

Staff 93%

Value 90%

127 out of 131 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

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

10 Jun 2016 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Facilities, common area, roof terrace

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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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A-yado Gion 90%

7. A-yado Gion

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

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 85%

Location 85%

Safety 85%

Staff 100%

Value 90%

4 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend A-yado Gion

13 Sep 2016 71%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Family Holiday
Age Range: 25-30

Close to Gion.

30 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

pleasent

would recommend this property

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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto 88%

8. Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Hostel
6-503 Gojohashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 78%

Location 92%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

28 out of 31 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

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

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

Just a bit good location..

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bAKpAK Gion Hostel 86%

9. 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%

10. 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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