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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

170 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #50 of 166 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015
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  • Cleanliness
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Canberra, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Bar review only. Whenever in Kyoto my wife and I visit this friendly sake bar, and the selection is always interesting and the staff eager to discuss this great beverage. It is located just up from the lovely Gion Geisha district and has the best tap beer I've ever had in Japan, the premium Sapporo brand, Yebisu, so good a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was a good pick. It was quite difficult to find a place where to stay in Kyoto at year end. We booked the female dorms for ourselves. We were four. The room was very very small and it was ok because we knew each other, otherwise it would have been quite hard. We were on the 2nd floor. On... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for six nights at the hostel. It is in a fantastic location close to public transport and a lot of the local sights. The beds were comfortable and the dorm room was spacious with personal lockers. The staff were friendly and very helpful throughout our stay.

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We did not stay at this hostel. This review is solely for the sake bar downstairs. The reason I am writing this was because I feel the need to express just how great this sake bar was. We ended up back here two out of the three of our nights in Kyoto. The staff were so friendly that we felt... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did not like this hostel. The "lounge" has the size of a doghouse (see pictures) and can barely sit 4 people, so way too small to have a nice time. This hostel is not great for meeting other travelers. They charge money for leaving your bags in the Sake bar (first time ever a hostel charged us in 11... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

this hostel is literally in front of the river! it's right in middle of gion and down the street from the infamous bridge crossing. the hostel itself is clean and modern. the cafe/bar downstairs is definitely a plus!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great staff, very friendly. A department store's security had moved my illegally-parked bike and left a note in Japanese on it. I could not read the note so I asked the staff what it meant. Not only did they tell me about the note, but they also called the department store and talked with them to try to find out... More 

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In front of Gion Station! Near pubs and good restaurants. One hour away from the main (and beautiful) temples. Staff is kind, helpful and good English speaker. Always willing to help, they can provide information to get to the top tourist attractions. 8 dorm-bed (not capsules), shared bathroom. Everything is very clean. Free wifi. There is a bar in the... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As soon as I get out of Gion station, Jam is right infront of me! :D I enjoy staying with Jam Hostel. The facilities are keep to simplest way, and you gotta get assistant if wish to do laundry. The young staff is really helpful even thought we could not understand each other :p There are lockers for everyone, is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The place was extremely clean and was in a very nice location, The shower and toilet facilities were fantastic and felt very reliable and clean. There was a washing machine and common area if needed. The rooms were nice and homely with a toilet inside.

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Address: 170 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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