14 Best Hostels in Kyoto

14 Best Hostels in Kyoto

From the peaceful streets of Gion to the bustling markets of Nishiki, Kyoto is a city that never fails to reward adventurous souls with unforgettable experiences around every corner.

Here are the best hostels in Kyoto.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Kyoto

  1. Guest House Ga-Jyun
  2. The Millennials - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Quiet Rest
  3. Gion Ryokan Q-beh - best for Family-Friendly Hostel
  4. Guesthouse Kingyoya
  5. Gojo Guest House - best for Solo Traveller
  6. Guest House Hitsuji-An - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Quiet Rest
  7. K's House - best for Party Hostel
  8. Len Kyoto - best for Digital Nomads, Solo Traveller
  9. Ryokan Hostel Gion
  10. Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House
  11. Kyoto Hana Hostel - best for Older travelers (+50), Solo Traveller
  12. Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Solo Traveller
  13. Guesthouse Itoya
  14. J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse - best for Family-Friendly Hostel

How much are hostels in Kyoto?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Kyoto

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Kyoto

Average Private Price Graph

Tips for Hostels in Kyoto:

Rent a bike:

Kyoto is a great city for cycling, with plenty of bike paths and bike-friendly roads. Renting a bike is a great way to explore the city at your own pace and avoid the crowds on public transportation. Many hostels in Kyoto offer bike rentals at affordable prices, so be sure to ask the staff for recommendations.

Plan ahead for popular attractions:

Kyoto has some popular attractions that get very crowded during peak season. To avoid this, one can visit the attractions (super) early in the morning or later in the evening. Buying tickets in advance or hiring a private tour guide can also help navigate the crowds. 

The top 3 most popular areas to stay in hostels in Kyoto:

  1. Gion: the most famous geisha district in Kyoto, is a charming area filled with historic buildings, delicious dining options, and great shopping. With easy access to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka Shrine, as well as excellent public transportation, staying in a hostel in Gion is the perfect way to explore the city.
  2. Higashiyama: a beautiful historic district in Kyoto, boasts of charming temples, shrines, and Japanese architecture. By choosing to stay in a hostel here, one can easily access popular tourist spots like Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, and the Philosopher's Path. Compared to other parts of the city, Higashiyama has a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
  3. Kyoto Station: Located in the heart of Kyoto, Kyoto Station is a cool and modern transportation hub with easy access to public transportation, including the bullet train. Staying in a nearby hostel will allow travelers to easily visit attractions in and outside of Kyoto, while also having plenty of shopping and dining options at their fingertips. Backpackers and budget travelers will appreciate the area's affordable hostels and restaurants.

Full List of best Hostels in Kyoto

On the map: Hostel Locations in Kyoto

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Kyoto. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

๐Ÿ† Overall Best Hostel:

Gion Ryokan Q-beh

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Female Solo-Traveler:

The Millennials

๐Ÿคน Solo-Traveler:

Gojo Guest House

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

Gion Ryokan Q-beh

๐ŸŽ‰ Party Hostel:

K's House

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Kyoto: Guest House Ga-Jyun

This is the overall best rated hostel in Kyoto. The overall rating is 9.4. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Guest House Ga-Jyun starts from $19.04.

Book Guest House Ga-Jyun here

#1 Best Hostel in Kyoto
Guest House Ga-Jyun

FAQ about Kyoto Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Kyoto. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kyoto costs $30 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Kyoto costs $99. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 38 Hostels in Kyoto is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
Gion Ryokan Q-beh is the best hostel in Kyoto for families.
The Millennials is the best rated hostel in Kyoto for female solo travellers.
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K's House is the best hostel for partying in Kyoto.

It offers: Bar.

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