All Hostels in Kyōto

Welcome to your detailed guide for Kyōto hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Kyōto, Japon. Compare prices for Kyōto hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Kyōto 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 Kyōto, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Kyōto


(Kyoto Bakpak Gion Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kyōto


(Piece Hostel Kyoto is the best rated)

Most Kyōto hostels are located in

Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo-ku, Higashiyama-ku

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Kyōto for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Kyōto for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Kyōto? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Kyōto alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kyōto. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Kyōto here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Otsu City Otsu City (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Kusatsu Kusatsu (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Omihachiman Omihachiman (33 Km / 21 mi.)
Nantan Nantan (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Nara Nara (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Ōsaka Ōsaka (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Hikone Hikone (52 Km / 32 mi.)

FAQ about Kyōto Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kyōto. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kyōto. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Kyōto Hostels

A hostel in Kyōto costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Kyōto with private rooms costs on average $50. shows all 83 Hostels in Kyōto. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Kyoto Hana Hostel is the best hostel in Kyōto for families.

WeBase Kyoto is the best hostel in Kyōto for groups. compares prices for 83 hostels in Kyōto, Japon. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kyōto such as

  • 31 hotels
  • 26 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kyōto.

Piece Hostel Kyoto is the best rated hostel for partying in Kyōto.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Kyōto - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Kyōto

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kyōto and Japon.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Kyōto