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Guest House Kyoto

401-1 Teppo-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8265, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #92 of 176 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall experience was not too bad, they let us check in outside the aforementioned hours and even tolerated our late arrival at the night. The traditional dorms separate for female and male was a nice feel of Japanese tradition. Easy to rent the bikes to tour around the city! Also super clean and quiet place. Just a little hard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights. It's an easy walk from Kyoto station and easy to find if you print the directions given when you book. We had a private room with a single bed and a bunk bed- beds were a bit hard . Bathroom facilities and tea and coffee making facilities were excellent The owners... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Do not ever reserve a place online in this guest house. My booking was cancelled without reason at last minute. The owner was rude and nasty and never accepted his mistake. Luckily I found a better place with great service in the same area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The guest house is located close to Kyoto station. Definitely walkable. It's in a quiet neighborhood. This is more of a guest house than a hostel. So you don't quiet get the community feel. The bathrooms and shower are on the 1st and 3rd floor so if you have a room on the 2nd then you'll be going up or... More 

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Anan-shi, Tokushima, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A great location only a short walk from the station. Very helpful owners and everything was spotless. Great showers and facilities and the room was lovely and warm despite the freezing cold weather outside! The owners gave great recommendations and directions andd the price was very reasonable for such a nice place. Would definitely stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very quiet place and clean. The owners are trying to make the best and are really attentive to their guests. They may be a bit too strict at some moments... Appart that, beds are comfy, showers are very nice with all beauty products and hair dryer. It is quiet easy to come from the train station. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The guest house is very clean. The rooms are small but this is Japan! The showers and bathrooms were very clean too. The owners were quite pleasant as we'll. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Kyoto station. We only stayed 1 night but they also had bikes to use. Several convenience stores are within walking distance. Please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights during my stay in Kyoto. Guest House Kyoto is located close by to the main Kyoto station - it is a 15min walk away. The guest house is very clean and comfortable. Moe upgraded us to a bigger room (4 beds, we were only 3) as it was low season and there were rooms... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed one night only, the location is a little far from Kyoto station, about 10-15mins walk. All the rest are good, Mon-san (spelling maybe not correct ) is very kind and his English is also good . The room is clean.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
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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