We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guesthouse Jiyu-jin

524 Izumicho, Higashino Toin-dori 5-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8188, Kyoto Prefecture
Hotel amenities
Guesthouse Jiyu-jin
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #34 of 168 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jason T
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    21
    11
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
2
2
23
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (34)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I created an account for this review. The room size is decent. However, the customer review is superbly awesome. Very friendly. Always willing to have a chat. It is shame that i do not know japanese so i had to rely on my brother to converse with them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zevenaar, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Out of all the hostels/guesthouses I've stayed during my 3 week trip this one has stuck with me the most. I stayed here for 9 days and had a great time with the other travelers and the staff here. The rooms are not large, but they're fine if you just need a nice and clean place to stay the night.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I usually don't stay in hostels but I loved this one. I had my own room, clean, simple, the hostel is not big so you don't really share the bathroom with too many people. Which is good. The staff is amazing, extremely helpful, and a great location to move around kyoto. They also rent bikes for half price of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its my second visit to this place since my first trip in Nov 2013, thanks my travelmate P for locating this place!20 mins walk from Kyoto station, if you catch a bus it will take you about 10 mins nus ride and 1 minute walk to the door of the guesthouse. (Dont take subway especially if you carry lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
43 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a good budget option for accommodation whilst in Kyoto. It has a good central location in the city and sights overall. It is around a twenty minute walk from kyoto station. The rooms and general areas are all spotless and the staff are excellent and extremely friendly. The showers are also very clean although there is only one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Jiyu-jin, is one of the best, if not best place that I've stayed in and I have been to many countries and cites all over the world 5 star, hostels, guesthouses etc, Jiyu-jin Guesthouse is the most memorable. This is mainly because of the friendly, warm and welcoming staff - Sayaka, Chisa and Yujin, I stayed for 9 nights in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
london
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed four people in a tatami room for two nights and despite is was rather small we had an amazing stay. The staff was super helpful, attentive and certainly impossible to forget. The showers and toilets were spotless. The kitchen and terrace were small but well equipped and very nice places to hang out. The location is very good,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vienna, Wien, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I stayed at Jiyu-jin for five nights in October 2013, and it has been a perfect experience. The staff was exceptionally welcoming, friendly and helpful, and overall the guesthouse has a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. I stayed in a private single room, which was basic, but comfortable and meticulously clean like all of Jiyu-jin. Location was pretty good too, even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Spent two nights at the hostel (April 2013), the staff were really helpful, and went out of their way to make my stay in Kyoto amazing, especially with local details. The room was a little small, with limited space to store and pack bags, but the beds were really comfortable. The common area was a little small too, but it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Jiyu-jin is a basic guest house. Very reasonably priced for lodging in Kyoto. Everything, from room itself to shared bathroom and sinks, was clean. Staff was friendly and spoke very good English (for Japan). Unfortunately took a star off for location. Guest house is located in a random alley and was difficult to find, even for taxi drivers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (28)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question