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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

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331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha Square 4F, Kyoto 600-8099, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First cabin offered somewhat of a shock on arrival as i had imangined that the rooms would at least hav e a way of locking the doors to the rooms. So be aware that the room are only closed by means of a curtain also when you are away and sleeping at night. Once you getr over the initial surprise... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you very much for using our hotel. Regard the key to the room and the location of your room, we are sorry it was over your pity and we try to improve how customers feel more relaxing. However, the massage for reasonable price, your words of such compliments has been encouraging each person staff, we feel very honored. The... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Some of the receptionists speaks english very well, which is a very rare in Japan. The cabin is big, compared to the standard capsule rooms. I am 5' 4" and yet i can stand in my business cabin. The washroom amenities are of great standard, as they use Shiseido products. However, its a bit warm in the cabin if you... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel. We're glad to hear you liked to contact with us in English. The products are like good things. If you feel uncomfortable with the air conditioner, we can regulate the temperature of the cabin. We are looking forward to continue serving you again. More 

Paris, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I stayed in a business cabin for 2 nights. The place is good, facilities were clean, staff was nice and efficient. It located at shijo station exit 5, very convenient place to start your journey by bus or subway. Only "negative" point is that there is no space to keep your luggage with you, you can let it at the... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel, and we appreciate your comment. We keep clean in our hotel and do effort to respond to your request. However, we're sorry for not available to keep your big luggage with lock. There're some small safety box with lock that you need not to ask our front desk. We are looking forward to serving... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is by far the best capsule hotel in a different,clean and most importantly spacious way. Perfect for solo traveller in a perfect location.it is also 2 stops away from Kyoto station and Gion district is at walking distance

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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 Tuna K, Thank you for choosing FIRST CABIN KYOTO KARASUMA. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to keep the cabins clean. As you mentioned, our hotel is in a good location. You can enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto station and Gion district. Thank you for giving us comment. We are looking forward to... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Ideal place for solo travelers on a budget. The cabin is clean and is big enough for 1 person. It is near the subway as well as buses. And there's free wifi as well. Can be a little noisy at times but for the price I'm paying for, I will not complain. Will stay here again if I'm on another... 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 edjup, Thank you for choosing FIRST CABIN KYOTO KARASUMA. We do our best to keep the cabins clean. As you mentioned, our hotel is in a good location. If we make you inconvenient for the noise, we give you ear plugs anytime you want for free. Thank you for giving us comment. We are looking forward to seeing you... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You have a cabin which is, if you choose the bigger one, maybe 2.5 x 1.7 meters. Instead of a door you have only a curtain, your belongings can be locked under the bed. The place is very and clean, the staff is friendly. The hotel is located very central and a good hub for sightseeing.

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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 Jens F, Greetings from FIRST CABIN KYOTO KARSUMA. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for your positive comments posted on Trip Advisor. Needless to mention that your comments are the tools that motivate our entire staff at FIRST CABIN KYOTO KARASUMA and keep their service consistently up to your expectations. We would like... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was fun! First Cabin offers "capsules" -- probably better termed sleeping nooks or garages -- for a very affordable rate. I paid something like $37 USD for a night in a Business Class (lowest tier) cabin and that got me a clean bed, a clean pair of pajamas, slippers, free wifi, ear plugs, common shower and changing areas, and... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel and we also appreciate that your detailed description. Laundry is only one, but we'll make it better to use it efficiently. We look forward to conducting business with you again. More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hostel is minutes away from subway, buses, department stores and Nishiki market in case you plan to go there. Cabins are spacious enough and you have some locked drawer under the bed and can leave your luggage at lobby (staffed 24h). Laundry machine is convenient as it both washes and dries clothes. Beware though as there is only one machine... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The hotel where we made reservations was suddenly closed. So we had to find something else. We ended up in this capsule hotel. It has a spaceship theme, great! The capsules are not that small. There is a nice carpet at the floor, that kills all walking sounds. The capsules are closed with a curtain. Of course easy to open,... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location is great - central and close to the metro and bus stops. It takes 1 minute to the Shijo metro station (2 stops from the central station), and 30 minutes to walk to the central Kyoto station. It is super clean and well-organised. The cabin is just as aspected - tiny but comfortable. You cannot lock it, but... 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 infrannie, Thank you very much for the favorable comment toward FIRST CABIN Kyoto-Karasuma. We would try our best to provide customers with comfortable accommodation environment. More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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