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Guesthouse Jiyu-jin

524 Izumicho, Higashino Toin-dori 5-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8188, Kyoto Prefecture
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stayed here for 3 days and I just want to say that the staff are very helpful and informative so I had a wonderful time here. I had to stay overnight at the airport so I asked the staff if I could use their bathroom after I have checked out. Initially they said no because will be a full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 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.

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Zevenaar, The Netherlands
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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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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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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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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