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Guesthouse Jiyu-jin

524 Izumicho, Higashino Toin-dori 5-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8188, Japan
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Ranked #21 of 154 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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Hong Kong
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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

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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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

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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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

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Hong Kong, China
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23 hotel reviews
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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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Close to subway station.Its not far from Kyto station. I stayed Dom. Its simple,small room but space is enough for just a sleeping. There is located residential areas.so quiet.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I would NOT recommend this hostel to anyone..I paid for 2 nites..and when..I told them..that I would ONLY stay one nite because I was staying with my friend Miki in her home in Kyoto..they would not refund my money for the 2nd nite..this is unacceptable.I have stayed in various hotels in ..US..and MExico..and if I dont stay..what I pay for..I... More

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Address: 524 Izumicho, Higashino Toin-dori 5-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8188, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 10
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