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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

2.0 of 5 Capsule Hotel   |   331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha square 4F, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8099, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014
Stephanie C Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hotel has great deals if you book through a website. We managed to get 50% discount all three nights we stayed. We tried business and first class cabins and there's only a little difference, so go for business if you're tight on cash (which you're bound to be in Kyoto). The rooms are really clean with a safe to... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very well kept. Staff was helpful. Wash rooms were very clean. Also came with slippers to wear and a polyester outfit lol. May be a little difficult to find as it is in the same building with a cosmetics store on bottom level.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Accessibility - Just steps away from subway (Shijo); Facilities - very clean and well equipped Privacy & security - can be an issue to some since there is no door lock and just thin walls in between cabins (which can easily be remedied by the earplugs provided) Overall this place is perfect if you just need a place to stay... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Mis. Guesswhat229 Thank you for these kind words to our First Cabin- Kyoto Karasuma. We really appreciate that every guest would have a good time here and a splendid trip in Kyoto. We will keep on doing the stuff and on improving our service standard for our guests. Very appreciate your comment again! Thank You!" More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Location: This place is very easily accessible from Shijo subway (Exit 5). Make a immediate left U turn into the small lane. Pay attention to your left, you will pass by 4 or 5 small shops before you see First Cabin. Superior Capsule room(5th floor): Very smart and functional design that make good use of space. I am still able... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words towards our First Cabin-Kyoto Karasuma. Our concept as you commented is for guest who demand a leisure clean and convenient stay. We are so glad that most of our guests especially from overseas fond of our concept and designs. We also hope all of you have a unforgettable trip in Kyoto. Thank you! More

Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Did a switch in accomodations and ended up booking First Cabin for my stay in Kyoto. It turned out to be an excellent choice! In terms of both cost (6000 JPY per night for a first class cabin as compared to a single room that would cost around 7000 to 12000 JPY per night), as well as facilities and location.... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear wenwong13, Thank you very much for setting high value on FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma as well as the detailed and objective description of the hotel facilities. FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma is aiming at providing a compact accommodation environment and thoughtful services at a relatively reasonable price. Therefore, thank you again for dropping in and we will carry on with your favorable comment. We... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed at First Cabin for four nights and wasn't too sure what to expect at first as its the first time I've been to Japan and I normally stay in hotels. Whilst browsing through various capsule hotels (for the experience) I came across First Cabin and the description made it quite attractive, you'll get a gist of the 'sharing'... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Aviophobia, Thank you very much for setting high value on FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. We deeply appreciate such detailed and nice description of the hotel´s location and facilities. FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma is aiming at providing a compact accommodation environment and thoughtful services at a relatively reasonable price. Therefore, thank you again for dropping in and your precious time spending on the accommodation... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

the location is very good, very near to train station and the staff are very good in mandarin and english.. within a small hotel like this is very outstanding. it is not so capsule enough but close enough though

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Akalitzc K, Thank you very much for setting high value on FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. We are aiming at offering thoughtful service and convenience to the worldwide customers. You could experience the concept of capsule hotel here while enjoying some space at the same time. More

Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights since my usual Kyoto hotel was booked and everything else was either a hostel or over 10,000yen a night. I've stayed in a capsule hotel before and while its not bad for 1 night, the lack of storage in the actual capsule, and inability to stand up or walk around without "going out" gets... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear bleedingkyo, Thank you very much for setting high value on FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. Since each room is too small to fit in a refrigerator, if you want to chill or get some ice cubes, you could go to the front staffs who will help with it for free. I am afraid that there is no single shower booth in Osaka... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a capsule hotel for one night in Kyoto because a) our other accommodation could take us for all but one night in the middle of our stay in Kyoto and b) we wanted to see what the capsule experience was all about. I have never stayed in a capsule hotel before nor a youth hostel. I had... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear NPreethi, Thank you very much for the objective description and evaluation of FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. We have prepared a safety box for each cabin under or beside your bed. With the password set by oneself, valuable articles can be safely taken care of. In addition, if you would like to, when going out, you can leave bigger luggage at the... More

Hong Kong, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The location is excellent - not as good as competitor 9hours, but close enough. I prefer First Cabin, as the capsules are bigger (you can completely stand up, even in the smallest ones) and the price is a bit lower. Also unlike 9hours, you don't have to check out every morning. The place is clean, easy to get around (English... More

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firstcabin_kyoto, お客様担当マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear lowlight852, Thank you very much for the objective description and evaluation of FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused by the towels without replacement. We are looking forward to seeing you again! More

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Address: 331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha square 4F, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8099, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
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