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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in First Cabin Kyoto was an interesting experience! The location was not premium as it is 2 stops away from the main Kyoto station, but it is merely a minute walk from the subway. Stayed in the first class cabin and didn't felt claustrophobic mainly due to the normal height ceiling. It was comfortable sleeping in their cabin, though... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The first class cabin is like a very fancy hostel. Its an excellent location just a few meters from the Shijo subway stop and walking distance to the main shopping area, with the Nishiki Markets and Gion district not to far away either. I stayed in the First class cabin which is a good size. Single bed with a lockable... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed at First Cabin for three nights and had a great stay. I would recommend this place specially to solo travellers who are adventurous and/or have a limited budget. The hotel location is excellent, very close to Shijo subway stop, many bus stops and the happening Shijo-dori street while the main Kyoto station is just two stops away. There... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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 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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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 121
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