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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and it was amazing. I chose to stay in a First cabin and it was great and quite big enough for one person with a suitcase. The shower area was nice, everything there was ready for you to use and clean. Don't be shy everyone there was naked. The breakfast was OK,...

1Thank Patrick C
firstcabin_kyoto, フロント at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Ms Patrick C Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. You seemed enjoy your stay very much! We are glad to know that. The area around our hotel It is a downtown area so it is a place where you can do lots of shopping and sightseeing. We are waiting for your next stay! Thank you. FIRST...

Reviewed 5 November 2016

A bit awkward to find a first walking around alleys and about a 15 min walk to Kyoto Station. Staff speak english and women are allowed in this hotel unlike most capsules that are men only. Womens floor is segregated. I stayed in the cabin for two nites. There is a folding curtain door and room to store luggage inside....

1Thank LondonE7
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel is close proximity to Shijo station and the friendly staff, safe, quiet, secure and fantastic amenities make this an ideal choice for solo travelers. There are alot bus stops nearby as well. Please note that this is off the main road and you must enter an alley to locate the place

Thank Santosh A
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great place to check out. If you're expecting bars and social life, you are in the wrong city. Great launch pad to visit sites and temples - bamboo forest and the surrounding park a must. Ponto-chō also well worth a visit. Bring a rain coat!

Thank GalwayTom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth getting the first class cabins- good price and spacious. Each cabin comes with your own TV, toiletries, Pjs and headphones. The hotel facilities are really nice like the ladies showers. Karasuma is a great central location in Kyoto :^) Would recommend to anyone travelling solo and would definitely stay again.

Thank Isabel D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The capsule/cabin itself was actually really spacious, the room was mostly quiet meaning a good night's sleep was had. The location is excellent, it's literally around the corner from a subway exit. Staff were ok, but could have been much more friendly. There are lots of shops, convenience stores and Starbucks across the road.

Thank Jessie5594
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you fancy a box without good ventilation where the air con vent is from a corridor and the air seep through from bottom of the curtain that is your door, If the typical Japanese politeness is a mask that you have been subjected to in your stay in Japan You will find the mask still and none of any...

Thank dontyr
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The hotel easy to find it.. it is near train station K09 (shijo) exit 5 and walk a little. The room is clean . The hotel has everything to you. it has pajamas and towel. the shampoo or body wash is good smell. The shower room is good. The hotel stay in the center...

Thank Pornpimol3288
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The best thing this place has going for it, is its location. 2 minutes from a subway, 25 min walk to Kyoto Station, 8 minutes to the market. Overall the place is clean and quiet. Like weird quiet...I would give it a better rating if the bed was comfortable.

Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Rooms were more cabins than capsules, with pull down shades like in a storage facility, but nothing could be locked. It was possible to stand up on the bed. Everything was pretty clean and bright. There was enough room, with plugs, wifi, tv. Facilities were shared with individual showers. Reception staff, however, were really the most miserable bunch of people....

2Thank worldtraveller008

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Address: 331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha Square 4F, Kyoto 600-8099, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: €20 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Amazing Staff And Service”
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“The superior capsule room is like a studio apartment size room and a good choice”
bisurah, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“it is good hotel”
Pornpimol3288, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for single room!”
CMuri, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There are male and female floors for the rooms”
Redpanda59, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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