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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Davis, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hostel is very clean and has cool vibe with tatami mats and old pictures of Kyoto covering the walls. There is only one shared bathroom, which can get a bit crowded at times. However, the location is perfect and though everything is pretty basic I found all I need. The roof top is pretty cool to chill out and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Compared to the rest of Kyoto the price for this hostel was pretty reasonable. It was pretty standard for a hostel, basically everything was shared. The location however was fantastic. The neighbourhood had plenty of shrines and businesses to walk around. It wasn't too long to walk from Kyoto station and could reach Kiyomizu temple. And it was really close... More

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Candelaria, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We paid for a private room for 2 for just one night in this hotel and the experience was good. The room was clean, and had some facilities like tv, sofa, hairdrier, free wifi and air conditioner but we didn't need to use it since our room had 2 wide windows with view to the river. They have one toilet... More

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Sydney, Australia
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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World
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37 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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Number of rooms: 23
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