Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

41 hostels available. Prices start from $9.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Kyoto

Piece Hostel

Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller
"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." …"…With only a 2- … More
Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest
"…Feel free to spend the time you’re not busy exploring in our common facilities and enjoy this new style of hotel! ***Guests are required to present their credit card upon check-in. ***In … More

Guest House Ga-Jyun

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…There is free Onzen every night if you want to join and a Friday party, at which you get unlimited food for a fee. They also have a friendly dog, Jiro, which makes the stay even better. The … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"Located about 50min away from Kyoto. Omi-Maiko is Lake Biwa’s most accessible and popular beach. It’s comprised of a long stretch of sand and pebble-covered beach tucked beside a grove of fir … More

Guesthouse Kingyoya

Free Breakfast
"…You might hear noise of other guests because walls is not sound proof and we use FUSUMA, Japanese paper door for partitions. I hope you enjoy your stay with natural way to be in traditional house … More

Gion Ryokan Q-beh

Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…+Free common PCs available in living room. +Smoke-free (There is a smoking area outside). +Coin operated washing machines (200yen/per load) and dryers (100yen/15 minutes) are available. + … More Hostel

Free Breakfast
"…Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying. Bed making of consecutive stay We follow the bed making rules below unless you request to the front desk. ・We make the bed without … More

Gojo Guest House

Solo Traveller
"…The a/c had to be on all night, otherwise the air would have been too thick. Rooms and common area were clean, the staff was super nice and helpful. The café area downstairs was really nicely … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest
"A piece of world in the heart of tradition: those words can summarise the atmosphere of Guesthouse Hitsuji-an. Our guests can enjoy the delights of a traditional machiya (Japanese townhouse) and … More
Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is a 4-minute walk from the nearest train station, 3.9km away from Kyoto station, and 50 km away from Itami Airport. ***In Kyoto City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented … More

K's House

Party Hostel
"…All alcoholic drinks at the bar cost 390 yen -- cheap by Japanese standards. The staff are very efficient and friendly. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and air conditioned. There are large … More

Len Kyoto

Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"Perfect! - Super clean, great staff, plenty of amenities and amazing coffee in the cafe/bar downstairs. Can't fault it!! Great for solo travelers and saw some older couples as well." …"…About the … More

Ryokan Hostel Gion

Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Speaking English, Japanese and Korean staff are ready to help around the clock at the reception. Kyoto International Manga Museum is 1.4 km from Ryokan Hostel Gion. The nearest airport is Itami … More
"…  (2) 7 days before Arrival Date: 50 % of the total amount.   (3) 3 days before or No Show: 100 % of the total amount. 6. Children are welcome. 7. No smoking. 8. Pets are not allowed … More
Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller
"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 … More
Female Solo Traveller
"…Check-out time: by 11:00 3. Reception hour: from 7:00 to 22:00 4. Payment: cash (JPY) or credit cards (Visa, Master, and Amex) 5. Cancellation policy:   (1) 8 days(or more) before Arrival Date … More
"…We also have bunk beds in a female dormiotry room. Free Wifi, Luggage storage avilable. From JR.Kyoto st, we recomend you to take a bus #9 at Terminal 1. or #206 at terminal A3. All … More
Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…- Group bookings can be cancelled free of charge up till 4 weeks prior to arrival date. - Reservations cancelled 4-2 weeks prior to arrival date incur a penalty of 30% of the full stay. - … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…No time for sleep. Experience Kyoto. Whether night or day, heighten your sensibilities. That is how a journey should be!' Boasting a bar, Wise Owl Hostels Kyoto is situated in Kyoto in the … More

HARUYA Umekoji

Couples Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50)
"…Common Spaces The common area that you have available kind of depends on which building you are in. Though you can indeed access all buildings, it is unlikely you will do so. A small library is … More

Hostels in Kyoto, Japan

41 hostels available. Prices start from $18.00 for a dorm bed.

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Get to know Kyoto (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kyoto.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Kyoto hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kyoto hostels Miika

Kyoto Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kyoto, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 41
Average dorm price $30
Average private room price $86
Cheapest hostel in Kyoto HARUYA Higashiyama with $20
Party hostels in Kyoto Guest House Ga-Jyun (6 in total)
Most Kyoto hostels are located in Higashiyama-ku, Shimogyo-ku, Kamigyo-ku
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

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