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Hostel Mundo

596 Tenbincho Kamigyoku, Kyoto 602-8105, Kyoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The hostel is 20min bus from Kyoto station and about 10min walk from Nijo castle (which I highly recommend). From the bus stop it's a 7min walk and most of it is down a straight street so it's not too hard to find. They email you great instructions when you book. The cheapest way to book for us was directly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hostel Mundo was a very good option for us in Kyoto. We stayed in two of there rooms, one with a western double (very small room) and one large traditional room. Both were very acceptable for what we were paying (4500 - 5500 yen). You can also high bikes for 500 yen a day which is very useful. The location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is a traditional Kyoto home that I believe is about a century old. We had the room overlooking the garden. It was comfortable, clean and cute. Really helpful and friendly staff made our 3 nights even better. Great value! I would love to go back someday.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed here for 3 days. The manager is a very lovely lady and help me in getting to know the surrounding area well. telling me about hot baths close to the hostel (which is very nice as it was a cold autumn during my stay. The hostel is very traditional like. but if you have a big luggage you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Good: As in most of Kyoto, some houses still retain its original wood structures and building facade, and we were so pleased to find Hostel Mundo so well taken care of and preserved. If you ever wondered what it was like to live in a traditional Japanese house, this would be your chance. It is a bit squeeze, we... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Hostel Mundo is a 100 years old traditional wooden house in the heart of Kyoto. It is run by a team of very cute young guys that will make you feel like home, they will do their best to help you planning your sightseeing day in Kyoto and welcome you in the evening with a warm smile and a cup... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Staff were very nice. Great English and more than happy to help you out. Room was fine (simple tatami) with comfortable bedding. Free wifi was a good bonus. However, the house doesn't receive much light so it can be a bit dark. If you're over 6ft you WILL bang your head several times as doorways... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed only one night and I'm looking forward to stay there if I have the opportunity to go to Kyoto again. The place is cozy and clean, the staff is very helpful and the location is perfect. I traveled with my husband and the girl in charge of the hostel helped us to plan our route around the city.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed here for one night. The building is very lovely traditional Japanese style. Staffs are helpful. Shower room and restroom is ok. But hostel's location is pretty far from Kyoto Station and not suite for large luggage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

If I went back to Kyoto, I would stay here again. It had an at-home in Japan feeling. Yes it was small, but it's a remodeled traditional house. The staff is very friendly and very, very helpful. We stayed in a 3 person room in the summer there was an air conditioner for us to keep cool at night. The... More 

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Address: 596 Tenbincho Kamigyoku, Kyoto 602-8105, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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