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bAKpAK Gion Hostel

2-244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan (Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #109 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for three nights in December to explore Kyoto a little. I stayed here almost four years ago and remember there being a second location just up the road. Not sure what happened, but the warnings posted all over the hostel about noise and the police being called leads me to think that the culprits were some overly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an okay place to stay considering the price and location (a group of us rented the 6-person room), but just a few things made me think some other small hostels in the same area might be better value. It was definitely not the cleanest place i've stayed at in Japan. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't what I... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed 4 nights in Kyoto in Bakpak Hostel in a private room with shared bathroom. The hostel is located in the Gion district (old district where you can spot a geisha if you are lucky) and very close the center of kyoto just across the Gion bridge. The guy in the reception was very nice to us. The shower... More

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Nara, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Not the most hygienic because there aren't sinks to wash your hands on every floor. Staff is rarely around, but were there to check me in and out so that was fine. Very easy to find as its right on the river. Bed was comfortable enough. Computer was frustratingly slow, but had a comfortable seat, you've got to look for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We choose this Hostel mainly due to price though happy we did. Travelling with 3 teenage children and enjoyed the change from hotels. The Positves: Close to Gion. 5 min walk to bus stops for many local bus routes, didn't use Metro train though even closer than bus. Not many rooms so quiet and considerate guests whilst we where there.... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Location is convenient, yes. About 5 min walk from train station. Near also to Nishiki Market, Gion (where the geisha's are) and "downtown" after crossing the bridge. The place is good for the budget too. We arrived very late in the evening and found it nice yet worrying that they jut left our "keys" outside the door attentioned to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I slept in 8beds dorm: japanese style room w bunk beds 4x2, big mattress, blankets, locker, A/C (hot or cold), free wifi, power strip (but unsure for all beds), no individual lights or curtains, 3 shared shower (ground floor / hot water), no towel (rent ?) Door is closed at night with password, common room with full kitchen and fridge... More

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

This hostel offered extreme value for money and the quality of service offered was great! I booked this hostel through its other branch in tokyo and got a great discount so it was already in my good books but when i got here it had so much more to offer. I stayed in the 8-bed dorm on the third floor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I found this hotel a very good option for my stay in kyoto as it was only a short walk to the main hustle and bustle and great nightlife. There are a number of restaurants, temples and bars just a ten minute walk away which make this hostel a great choice! The owners have another bakpak hostel in tokyo with... More

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Seriously, this is the best hostel I've ever been too!! I visited Kyoto in July 2011 and stayed 2 nights (would have loved to stay longer) at this hostel, which is in the old part of Kyoto called "Gion". I slept in a 4-bed mixed dorm. The dorm was clean and tidy, the beds were - for hostel standards -... More

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Address: 2-244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya
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Ranked #109 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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