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Tomato Guest House

2.0 of 5 Japanese Guest House   |   135 Shimizu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8241, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Je suis venu 3 jours en février, ce n'est pas du grand luxe mais vu le prix difficile de demander mieux. Chambre individuelle sympa, juste un petit bémol sur les toilettes / salle de bain. Le personnel est sympa et parle anglais. Bien situé, proche de la gare et des bus. I was here on february. It is not top... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed in this hostel 2 days, and I have to say that I just needed a place to sleep and rest while I organized my trip. The staff was able to communicate in English (something that unfortunately few places places in Japan have) and it was really friendly. It's a very convenient location, since it's located close to Kyoto... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The place is well placed, just near the Kyoto station and the facilities provide you everything you need, rent bicycle also. However, the low price reflect the quality of stuffs : Smelly toilet, little futon. The good services that provide the staff erase all bad things. It's a hostel that worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A very basic hostel. Booked due to everywhere else being full. Accommodation was quite old and so therefor cold even in April. There was a heater provided so that was certainly used whilst we stayed. Again showers etc old but met the needs of backpackers but accommodation was poor compared to all other similar priced accommodation we stayed in in... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is the worst hostel I ever been to. Smelled bad, something between wastes, smoke and mold. You could basically hear your neighbors breath. Bad service. If you want the reception to call a hostel, restaurant or what ever, prepare to pay for it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Pubic hairs on the pillows. The sheets. The duvets. The beds. The floor. Different colour hairs from different people. Blonde hair, brown hair, black hair, asian hair. All over the sheets and pillows. Needless to say they don't bother cleaning it. I have travelled throughout Asia and this is without doubt the worst guesthouse I have ever had the displeasure... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The staff is friendly (speaks English and is very helpful), the prices not so bad and the location (close to the main station) is very handy. BUT: the room was smelling like urinal cake, the Tatami floor was very uncomfortable (super thin mattress), the toilets smelled like urin, the entrances smelled like stinky feet and the whole look of the... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Maybe because i stayed in different guesthouse the night before, it feel so diff.. with only 400¥ diff the facility is very very diff. This guesthouse only hv bathroom on the 1st floor (while i stay on 2nd floor) kitchen also on 1st floor. Ths toilet on 2nd floor dirty and stinky. When you walked on the hall every one... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great place to stay if you're just looking for a bed with no frills. My friends and I stayed here a while back (Jan 2011) and were extremely happy with the thoughtful and helpful staff. They can speak English and are willing to assist you with directions, places to go etc. It's an easy 10 min walk to the station... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The staff is nice and helpful, she allowed us to leave our luggage over there as we want to start our exploration early in the morning. The staff here can speak fluent English and she is so kind, even though she has off duty but she still assist us for the room check in. As it is a guest house... More

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Address: 135 Shimizu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8241, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tomato Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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