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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 #23 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I stayed at Jiyuujin for 3 nights in August 2011. It's easily accessible from Kyoto Station on foot and you can travel to different parts of Kyoto from there without any difficulties. This guesthouse was established in 2010, so the furniture is still in a great condition. Not only the rooms, but the whole interior is immaculately clean and you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at Guesthouse Jiyu-jin for 3 nights at the end of October 2011. When we first arrived in Kyoto, it was a bit of a challenge looking for the guesthouse, because it didn't have any obvious signs on the outside and was located on a side street. The guesthouse is about 12 minutes from JR Kyoto... More

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HONG KONG
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

So lucky to get a room during Kyoto's peak season despite of last-minute booking. JIyu-Jin offers comfy accommodation at a very reasonable price, which is really hard to find in Kyoto. The single room I stayed was spotless & quiet. You will feel like as if you were staying in your relative's house with your privacy respected. Its common room... 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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Ranked #23 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jiyu-jin is a just new Guest House, opened on 10 October, 2010.The shortest 4 mins. from KYOTO stationKyoto station is only 2 minutes train ride away or you can also walk to the station. It is very easy!Inside of house is very warmth with Japanese paper and healing woods.Wallpaper and curtain are used special material for soundproof and fire prevention. ... more   less 
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