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Hostel Mundo

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Good: As in most of Kyoto, some houses still retain its original wood structures and building facade, and we were so pleased to find Hostel Mundo so well taken care of and preserved. If you ever wondered what it was like to live in a traditional Japanese house, this would be your chance. It is a bit squeeze, we...

4Thank Eye L
Beijing, China
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Hostel Mundo is a 100 years old traditional wooden house in the heart of Kyoto. It is run by a team of very cute young guys that will make you feel like home, they will do their best to help you planning your sightseeing day in Kyoto and welcome you in the evening with a warm smile and a cup...

Thank AdeleAili
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Staff were very nice. Great English and more than happy to help you out. Room was fine (simple tatami) with comfortable bedding. Free wifi was a good bonus. However, the house doesn't receive much light so it can be a bit dark. If you're over 6ft you WILL bang your head several times as doorways...

Thank ch9sab
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I stayed only one night and I'm looking forward to stay there if I have the opportunity to go to Kyoto again. The place is cozy and clean, the staff is very helpful and the location is perfect. I traveled with my husband and the girl in charge of the hostel helped us to plan our route around the city....

Thank Maria303
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed here for one night. The building is very lovely traditional Japanese style. Staffs are helpful. Shower room and restroom is ok. But hostel's location is pretty far from Kyoto Station and not suite for large luggage.

Thank bismo080
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 24 February 2013

If I went back to Kyoto, I would stay here again. It had an at-home in Japan feeling. Yes it was small, but it's a remodeled traditional house. The staff is very friendly and very, very helpful. We stayed in a 3 person room in the summer there was an air conditioner for us to keep cool at night. The...

Thank Becky R
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2012

My son (13) & I stayed at Hostel Mundo in 2010. The owner was so friendly and helpful - a fabulous person. His dog was also friendly. My son really enjoyed staying somewhere with a dog. We hired bikes and rode to attractions from here. The kitchen was fabulous. The bedroom with tatami mats and doonas was really comfortable. It...

Thank Rebecca K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Had about 5 nights here in May 2012. The positive: - Run by awesome people. - Amazing house. - Had a great time hanging out with the staff and other guests. The negative: - Location, If you are on the JR pass it's a bit of a walk from the closet station. - The rooms have rather thin walls, so...

Thank Nath1978
Reviewed 24 August 2012

i was there last year, and it was soooo great we've stayed in hostel mundo a few days my girl friend jennifer and i, and we will never forget yuya and his team the location is perfect, the room have a real japanse taste but the best was the atmosphere we've felt so good in this place that we've spend...

1Thank anoine b
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 April 2012

If you're ever lost like how we were on the first day, ask which hostel has a dog and the directions should send you to Hostel Mundo. My friends and I really enjoyed staying in Hostel Mundo. It's close to bus stops that took us around Kyoto like Ginkakuji, Gion, and Heian Jinja. If you have any questions, feel free...

Thank Naoko K

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Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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Address: 596 Tenbincho Kamigyoku, Kyoto 602-8105, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Price Range: €12 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Mundo 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Opt for the Japanese-style room, you can experience sleeping with futon on tatami mat!”
Z9081OXsarahs, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“i think they only have 1 or 2 solo rooms so book early! that said, larger rooms are probably 2 only as the place is really small. but cosy!”
snowkinz, 4 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There is only a few rooms: 5 privates on the 2nd floor and a female dorm on the 1st. If you are both sexes travelling, or all male, you will need a private room, and that can accommodate 2 to 4 people. There is no other options but to email them directly and enquire, the owners speak good English and will be able to inform best on availability and options.”
EyeL, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“B type room is big, bright and cheap.”
AdeleAili, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the second floor in a double room. It was clean and very quiet.”
Maria303, 5 Jul 2013 | Read review
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