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Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and, according to many sources, the most beautiful city in the whole country. Despite this, it is not necessarily very easy to navigate so you will generally have to dig deeper than usual to find the most beautiful and spiritual places, but it is definitely worth it. The city is teeming with culture, and many, many backpackers visit Kyoto hostels every year to see the magnificent temples and parks. Kyoto is home to over 1.4 million people.
There are many ways to reach Kyoto. Flying is a common option (although the nearest airport is Osaka - Kansai), the Shinkansen (the famous bullet train) is another. There are also more conventional trains available, and the city is also served by a comprehensive bus network. Overnight buses are probably the cheapest budget option, if you are traveling from further away, like Tokyo.
Although Japan is often referred to as an expensive country to visit, it does not necessarily have to be. Hostels in Kyoto, for example, are of good quality and the prices are reasonable. If you shoot for the cheapest option, go for the dorm beds, which will set you back about 15-20 US dollars per night. Depending on the season, Kyoto hostels are often fully booked, so be prepared to reserve a space in advance.
When traveling inside the city, the public transport system is your best option. Although biking is generally a great option, bear in mind that it is a huge city so if you plan to bike from your Kyoto hostel try to avoid the high traffic areas and you should be fine.
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J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House
"J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House is a very clean hostel, perfect for spending a few nights in Kyoto. It is not located near the more historically interesting neighbourhoods, but the distance is very walkable. The Location The hostel is located a short distance away from the Kyoto train station, which is the main tourist entrance point in the city, as there is no airport in Kyoto. It is convenient to be able to walk from and to the train...
Hostel Kyotokko - Kyoto Cheapest Inn
"Excellent value for money - At 1200 Yen if you bring your sleeping bag (2200 if you want a mattress) hard to beat on price. Dont expect anything in "gaijin"-size though. The three showers on the ground floor are so narrow that its difficult to turn around in if you are 1,80 m. The dorm has a bit of a displaced-persons camp of the kind they had after the war: Sheets and cardboard separating the bunks. Luggage lockers available. Meticulously...
"Nice staff, convenient location - Gojo guesthouse lies convenient to some of the temples, Gion district and bus station that connects to pretty much most other important places of interest. The girls
Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto
"Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto is a quiet hostel, centrally located, and perfect for spending a few nights in Kyoto. It is not a very social hostel, but this has been our experience in most, if not all, Japanese hostels. The Location K's House is centrally located, near the subway, and the distance to the main train station is walkable. There are a few convenience stores in the area, but it is a short walk to find restaurants or...
Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel
"Best hostel stay I have had so far - I stayed there in June 2004. the staff were brilliant, they even put on a trip to watch fireflies in the evening. Had a great time there. The hostel is not in the centre of Kyoto but is well worth the bus ride. I hope to stay there again soon." …"Utano is by far one of the best youth hostels in Japan. I traveled from one end of the country to the other visiting many hostels and I always compared them to...
Guest House Bola-Bola
"Guest House Bola-Bola offers dormitory facilities in a traditional Japanese style. The Location Bola-Bola is located in western Kyoto, just steps from a bus stop, across the road from the Randen streetcar station, and a few minutes' walk from the JR Uzumasa Station. It is a quiet area of Kyoto, with only a few restaurants and small shops nearby, but offers easy access by public transport to the main sights (many of which are in western...
"Not recommended. - The positives about this hostel are the building is beautiful, it is very clean and the beds are really comfortable. Unfortunately, this was all spoiled by the manager, who I found to be extremely rude with a bizarre obsession with rules." …"Excellent and charming - My friend and I just returned from Japan and, the thing that stays with me most in my mind is, my stay at Nishijin Kanouya in Kyoto. Sayako is a warm and...
Bakpak Kyoto Hostel
"…." …"… Station . Transfer to the KEIHAN SUBWAY LINE to Shijo Keihan Station . (NB: Buy a JR /keihan line Ticket from the vending machine at the sation.) Kyoto Nara Line Tofukuji Station Shijo(Keihan) Station From Exit # 1 - Shijo Keihan Station . The hostel is just right in front of the Shijo Keihan Station Exit # 1 From Exit # 6 - Shijo Keihan Station . From the Exit make 2 lefts...
"…Neighbouring facilities are also very good for you. There are some convenience stores, a supermarket, and some cheap cafes and restaurants. So by staying here, you can spend as little as possible. A
Guest House Yahata
"…Please check menu and price at photos. When you arrive at Kyoto in the morning time, we will accept to keep your baggage. So you may go to sightseeing after you dropped at our hostel. Pleas
"Please read the following information before making your booking with us. IchiEnSou is located in an idyllic location, one street off the main street in the most famous Geisha district in Kyoto, c
Bakpak Gion Hostel
"… and more all waiting to give you a warm welcome. Discover the ancient capital of Japan and experience the rich 1000 year history of one of Japan's oldest cities. Known as the cultural capital of Japan it is the Mecca for Buddhism, Tea Ceremony, Kabuki, Ikebana Flower Arrangement, and Traditional Japanese Cuisine: Tofu, Kaiseki, Sweets, Green Tea, Architecture, Machiya (Traditional Japanese houses),Kimono, Geisha Districts, Bamboo Forests,...
Tomato Kyoto Station Hostel
"… distance of several major attractions including the following: Kyoto tower .7 min walk 100yen-shop .7 min walk Big camera shop .5 min walk Umekoji Park .5 min walk Kyoto Central Market .15 min walk Five Storied Pagoda, Toji Temple .10 min walk Awashimado temple .30 sec walk Our check in time is 16:00-21:00 Dormitory 2200yen PrivateA (with A/C) 3600yen (Single), 2900yen (Twin), PrivateB (with A/C and TV) 3900yen (Single), 3200yen...
Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto
"Pretty ordinary - We stayed only one night at this place before bailing for a better option on the other side of the station. The hostel is close to the train station, but it's not the most convenient side for access to local trains and buses. It's much more convenient to be on the eastern side of the station. We were in a cramped 10 bed dorm, which was placed right next to the common room, kitchen, and bathroom, so there was constant noise....
"… stays on that day except inevitable cases. ... flight plan,accidents and etc ... === Luggage Keeping...All day === Before checkin and after checkout. Keep your luggages safe on your responsibility please.. === Payment...Cash only === There are banks and post offices nearby. === Breakfast === Please order it by 5 days before in advance. There are many restaurants and stores nearby. === Facilities === RokuRoku has two...
"Friendly and inflexible - Staff is incredibly friendly but nothing that does not fit a predetermined rule is possible. To be fair, this is probably just a very Japanese thing. Ah and no knives in the kitchen "because that'd be too dangerous." There I was thinking we're all adults that can handle these grave dangers. I can tell you that cutting an apple with a fork is not nearly as easy." …"… days before: 30% 21 days before: 20% Please...
Kyoto Guest House The Earthship
"… 2 private rooms for 4 people (using loft space) and 2 rooms for 2 people. We have a room type of dormitory only for women at 2F and also only for men at 3F. ¦Living¦ We have a living room with a kitchnette. There's free dishes, and some stuff for cooking. ¦Bath room & Toilet¦ Every floor and each private room has bath room and toilet. ¦Internet¦ You can use the communal PC. Check your E-mail and schedule. Also there's Wi-Fi, so you can...
Nine Hours Kyoto Teramachi
"… guests. Experience this spaceship-like atmosphere inside the historical city of Kyoto. Sleeping pods measure 110cm wide by 220cm deep by 110cm height. Services # Check-in from 12:00 to 0:00 # Check-out until 10:00 # Non-smoking (Please use the designated smoking areas) Amenities # Shampoo & Rinse # Body soap # Towel # Toothbrush Property Policies and Conditions: # Same day reservation possible, until 24:00. #...
Guest House Kyoto
"A very nice hostel - A spotlessly clean hostel with quite a good location near to Kyoto station and many bus stops. The owners are really friendly and helpful. The one drawback is the only common area is on the rooftop." …"… and our central location makes us the best starting point. It is only ten minutes' walk from Kyoto station to us. We look forward to serving you. Accommodation Information We offers an easy going and relaxing...
Kyoto Hana Hostel
"Good - Not used to the soft mattress and woke up by bell chimming from a temple nearby in the early of first morning. And wifi did not work on first night. Apart from these, facilities in house and the room Sakura are all good. Location is good too." …"… twin/triple/quad shared bathroom. We have tons of free services, such as Wi-Fi, two computers for guests, English maps of Kyoto, English maps of bus routes, coffee, English tea, green tea,...
Pan & Circus
"…Your base of Kyoto stay must be here.Kyoto station(15 min), Kawaramachi station(10 min), Kamo river(just 1 block),Kiyomizudera temple(15min),are all within walking distance.It is not only a guest ho
Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya
"… . Roujiya offers a sense of calm, community, and harmony - just what life in Kyoto is all about! We offer fun and inviting lodgings in the heart of a tranquil Kyoto neighborhood - not a round-the-clock party. We aspire to provide guests with a uniquely Kyoto-style ambience, and peaceful relaxation is the order of the day. Our evenings are calm and restful. So we have curfews and bedtimes, because of being in a traditional area where...
"… We have free wifi, air conditioning and kitchen with a microwave is provided, and bicycles can be rented.The shower is open 24H. The common area has a free-use internet and free coffee/tea. We are located in central Kyoto. 10minutes walk from Nijo Castle and 15 minutes walk from imperial palace. close to go bar, restaurant, supermarket, convenience store and public bath. If cancelled or modified up to 8 days before date of...
Khaosan Kyoto Guest House
"More like a hotel - This hostel is more like a hotel with bunk beds. Fantastic and friendly staff who work here. Common room and kitchen are amazing. The location is perfect for getting to Gion corne
Guest House Jiyu-jin
"… features】 ■Single room (6.6m sized room) -Comfortable and private space. -120 cm semi-double bed. ■Twin room (7.2m sized room) -Double-deck bed. (No Parallel Type) -208cm long bed, much longer than regular single-size bed. ■Dormitory (11.5m sized room) -Shared with up to 4 male guests. -Shared with up to 4 female guests. -2 double-deck bed. -208cm long bed, much longer than regular single-size bed. -Partitioned beds with...
Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
"… JR Kyoto Station. Newly built in 2010 in the prime address to discover Kyoto. Our ensuite Double and Single rooms are designed to offer everything traveler need to unwind after a hectic day. Rooms are equipped with king-size tatami bed, Wi-Fi internet, high-tech shower, 32 inch LCD TV, automatic toilet, air-con, LAN cable. The walls are double-insulated to reduce noise levels. Relax in the spacious lobby and quiet room and travel...
Guest House Kinta
"Ok - Hostel was fairly clean but was completely lacking in atmosphere. Checked in for 2 days but left after 1 and moved elsewhere. Not a great place for solo travelers keen to meet new people" …"…may
Small World Guesthouse in Kyoto
"…In our neighborhood, you can enjoy trying out several different public bathhouses, and touring the longest shopping mall in Kyoto, Shin-Omiya Shouten Gai. It would please us greatly if you are a
Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion
"Great location, draining hostel - I have very mixed feelings on this hostel. On the positive, the location is fantastic, I mean literally the location leaves you feeling in the middle of the action i
"One of the best - This is one of the best hostel I have lived. The host Taka & Yuka are so friendly and helpful. It's more like living in friend's place. The hostel is nice, quiet, and comfort. Japan
Guest House Itoya Kyoto
"…Some travelers may ask us why you don't have a dormiotory room for Male. We really want to keep calm, relaxing moment . Not all male backpackers are noisy, we know of it. but , we decide not to h
Hostel Mundo Chiquito
"… two showers, air conditioning and kitchen with a microwave is provided, and bicycles can be rented.The showers are open 24H. The common area has a free-use internet and free coffee/tea. We are located in central Kyoto. 5 minutes walk from Nijo Castle and 10 minutes walk from imperial palace. Very close to go bar, restaurant, supermarket, convenience store and public bath. If cancelled or modified up to 8 days before date of...
Piece Hostel Kyoto
"Highly recommend to stay in Piece - Good location with clean environment. I like the kitchen so much and cooked every night while staying there. The breakfast was also good." …"… Twin Bed Room】 Capacity: 2 Price: From 3100 yen/per person Equipped with: Single-sized bunk bed with stairs (100cm), comfortable memory foam mattresses, personal bedside light, electrical outlet, 32 inch TV and private sink. 【Private Double Bed Room】...
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
"…other amenities are provided with a small fee. Our Santiago cafe & Bar will serve as a common space for our guests after 6PM. We offer many kinds of alcohole (cocktail ,Japanese Sake ,World's Beer,
Kyoto City Center Hostel
"…air conditioning/heater eqquipped.We are sure to give you clean beds, safe, well located place." …"Kyoto City Center Hostel - Kyotoshi Nakagyoku Sanjo abura-koji 173-5" …Kyoto Shi Nakagy
"… served. However, guests can buy light meals at the guesthouse. Luggage can be kept in a locker free of charge, while the washing machine can be used at a fee. Guest House Kobako is a 1-minute walk from Heian Jingu, Shrine. It is within a 15-minute walk from Ginkaku-ji Temple, and within a 30-minute walk from the Kodai-ji Temple. The guesthouse offers long-term stay discount. Groups of up to 20 persons can book the entire guesthouse....
"… to accommodate anyone, whether you are traveling alone or in a group. The private rooms have a lock for your security and privacy. Our facilities include a shared bathroom/shower, 3 restrooms, and 2 sinks. Community space for travelers to chill and meet others has a small library, PC and couch. The traditional Japanese garden and beautiful pine bathtub with shower are there for you to enjoy and relax. Rates include Futon beds, clean...
Khaosan Kyoto Theater
"All of the important amenities and helpful staff - wifi, laundry, decent beds, good locker space, bag storage for late check outs, very clean bathrooms and showers (and plenty of them), free coffee/tea, comfortable beds in pods. wifi is good on 1st and 5th floors, usually works if you're in the deluxe beds on the 4th floor, not reliable on other floors. Can get a bit stuffy in your bed over the night because it is walled and curtained off....
Guest House Hitsuji-An
"… rooms and two dormitories (one only for women) with shared bathroom and toilets. Our guests can also make their own meals in the shared kitchen furnished with microwave, toaster or rice cooker. We will be glad to help you forging unforgettable memories. Facility & Services # Guest rooms: 2 Japanese-style rooms and 2 dormitories (1 mix and 1 only for women) # Common use bathroom (open 24 hours) is available. # Free Wi-Fi #...
Guest House Renjishi Kabuki
"… all of the staff are looking forward to your visit to our comfortable place 'RENJISHI'. The origin of the name. Our guest house name 'Rengishi' is derived from one of the Kabuki play. A shishi is a mythological lion-like animal said to be the king of beasts. Renjishi describes a lions harsh way of raising a cub, in which a parent pushes the cubs into the bottom of a ravine and only those which manage to climb back up are raised....
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