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Toyohashi, Japan
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

After an unsuccessful search of vacancies through the app, I found the site and wrote a letter with a request for the free places on interest me zhaty. To which came the reply that are happy to take me in your desired dates me but you need to pay 10% of the total cost. Make it proposed sending a credit...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2015

While it is called a guest house it is similar to a hostel in having shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. We did not use the kitchen but noted it is only open from 8am which is a bit late for early risers anting to get going. The interior is quite modern and very clean. It is not a large place...

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3Thank IanWMurdoch
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015

A great location, in a quiet neighbourhood, only a short (10 to 15 minute) walk from Kyoto station. As the name implies, it's more of a guest house than a hostel, the owners live on-site. They were nice, friendly and helpful, but could seem strict at times (about shoes and cleanliness for example). If you are running late do let...

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1Thank Steve R
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The overall experience was not too bad, they let us check in outside the aforementioned hours and even tolerated our late arrival at the night. The traditional dorms separate for female and male was a nice feel of Japanese tradition. Easy to rent the bikes to tour around the city! Also super clean and quiet place. Just a little hard...

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australia
Reviewed 23 April 2015

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights. It's an easy walk from Kyoto station and easy to find if you print the directions given when you book. We had a private room with a single bed and a bunk bed- beds were a bit hard . Bathroom facilities and tea and coffee making facilities were excellent The owners...

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Do not ever reserve a place online in this guest house. My booking was cancelled without reason at last minute. The owner was rude and nasty and never accepted his mistake. Luckily I found a better place with great service in the same area

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3Thank Hugo O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The guest house is located close to Kyoto station. Definitely walkable. It's in a quiet neighborhood. This is more of a guest house than a hostel. So you don't quiet get the community feel. The bathrooms and shower are on the 1st and 3rd floor so if you have a room on the 2nd then you'll be going up or...

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Anan-shi, Tokushima, Japan
Reviewed 4 January 2015

A great location only a short walk from the station. Very helpful owners and everything was spotless. Great showers and facilities and the room was lovely and warm despite the freezing cold weather outside! The owners gave great recommendations and directions andd the price was very reasonable for such a nice place. Would definitely stay again!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is a very quiet place and clean. The owners are trying to make the best and are really attentive to their guests. They may be a bit too strict at some moments... Appart that, beds are comfy, showers are very nice with all beauty products and hair dryer. It is quiet easy to come from the train station. Very...

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2Thank habitantdum0nde
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The guest house is very clean. The rooms are small but this is Japan! The showers and bathrooms were very clean too. The owners were quite pleasant as we'll. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Kyoto station. We only stayed 1 night but they also had bikes to use. Several convenience stores are within walking distance. Please...

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Shimogyo-ku
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Guest House Kyoto

Address: 401-1 Teppo-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8265, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: €23 - €117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guest House Kyoto 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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