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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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Ranked #45 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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13 hotel reviews
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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 review
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

Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I took it as a chance to experience a capsule hotel here in Kyoto. However, as it is still possible to stand (albeit on your own bed) within the capsule, it was comparatively a larger, more comfortable and less claustrophobic than 'the usual capsule hotel'. I love the central location, as it was just mere steps from the Shijo subway... 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 aycanela, Thank you very much for the objective description and evaluation of FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. About the space for storing the luggage in a business class cabin, we provide a password safety box beside your bed, so you can just leave the bigger ones at the front desk if you would like to. More

Phuket, Thailand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here just only 1 night during I was visiting in Kyoto.This hostel located in Located in the center of Kyoto very very near Shijo station ext. 5 (subway) just only 5 mins walk.And the facilities was better than any hostel I've ever been before.Nice staffs , cleanliness room , suit for the backpacker who is looking for capsule... 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 May P, Thank you very much for setting high value on FIRSTCABIN KyotoKarasuma. We are aiming at offering thoughtful service and convenience to the customers. We will carry on with your favorable comment. Looking forward to meeting you in Kyoto 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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Ranked #45 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
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