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Kyoto Traveler's Inn

91 Okazaki Enshojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thumbs up. This is a great budget hotel option in Kyoto, particularly if you get a good deal through Agoda or Hotels.com. The hotel is older and not fancy, but has everything you need for having a fun stay in Kyoto. Check in is at 3pm and they didn't have the option of checking in early when I arrived around... More 

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Redwood City, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It isn't fancy, but has the necessities, very friendly service, and a good location. It's a 20 minute walk to the central downtown area, and even closer to some beautiful Zen temples (Nanzen-ji in particular), the Philosopher's walk, subway stations, etc. Rooms are basic but totally functional and very clean, and they have both western style and Japanese style (tatami... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, オーナー at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Chris B Thank you very much for the review and thank you very much for choosing and staying at Kyoto Traveler's Inn. We are trying to make some friendly ambiance like one of those Inns at Pacific Grove, Monterey or Carmel.... Hope you enjoyed exploring Kyoto. Please come back and visit us again. Sincerely, Izumi Nakagawa More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A holiday trip for hubby and I, we chose this inn as it is close to Gion (~15-20 min walk) and other local attractions. The hotel is easy to find, only a short 5-10min walk from the nearest metro station. Plenty of shopping around the area. Check in was quick and easy. We arrived early, was able to leave our... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, Owner at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nes Robson Thank you very much for choosing Kyoto Traveler's Inn and staying with us. We are trying to meet every guest's needs, and hopefully our room will have some changes little by little... We have 4 renovated rooms and more to come within a few years. We are looking forward seeing you again hopefully..... SIncerely, Izumi Nakagawa More 

Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is the third time we have stayed at the venerable Traveler's Inn. We noted that they have spiffed things up a bit in general and also the rooms. The rooms remain tiny and the bathrooms very tiny but they are fresher. The restaurant looks nicer too but we only had breakfast here. Previously the breakfast was very much Japanese... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, オーナー at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tom H Thank you very much for the great comment again. Just to update you, last year we have renovated 2 Japanese rooms and collaborated with local popular shop SOU SOU. We have 2 comfortable Zaisu cushion chairs in the room. At the Cafe, we have a new menu for 11-20 time frame. We serve Vegan and Muslim friendly... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a very suitable hotel to use as a base to explore Kyoto. Just a few blocks to closest subway (and thus trains), philosopher's walk and temples. Lobby and restaurant have been upgraded. Staff very helpful. Inn will provide a map of local restaurants and sites.

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京都トラベラーズイン, オーナー at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Paul H Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Traveler's Inn and really appreciate your review. Thank you very much for your detailed explanation about our location so that other potential guests can guess where to visit when they get here. We do have a 4 upgraded/renovated guest rooms now. ( 2 Japanese and 2 Western rooms)... More 

Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

It's situated opposite the canal which is really a great spot! There's a 711 down the road which is great for coffee and breakfast if you don't want to eat at the hotel. Location is fantastic to explore Higashiyama..and its next door to the Hein Jinga Shrine. We stayed in a Japanese style room which was very comfortable. Bathroom was... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, オーナー at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rasi80 Thank you very much for your review and staying at Kyoto Traveler's Inn. We believe Japanese Tatami room is an unique experience to non-Japanese guests. We assumed that you tried also our Public Bath. Please come back again to explore Kyoto more. Sincerely, Izumi Nakagawa More 

Monroe, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lobby is gorgeous, gives the impression of a nice hotel but once you go further you realize how its not. The ceilings are stained and there is no elevator leaving guests with large bags to walk several stairs to get to their rooms. When we entered our room was very small, and STUNK, smelled like an old bookstore (mildew like).... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, 支配人 at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Monroe C Thank you very much for staying with us. We regret the room did not meet your satisfaction and we will work on it near future. We do have 2 Western and 2 Japanese upgraded rooms. Also, we do offer to carry luggages to your room as a courtesy. Your constructive opinion is very important to us... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in the Inn as we wanted to try a typical Japanese Inn. It is located not far from the Gion district of Kyoto. The rooms are small and laid out with tatami mats. There are no beds and you have to lay a thin mattress on the floor to sleep. The bathroom is clean with a shower.... More 

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京都トラベラーズイン, 支配人 at Kyoto Traveler's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Agil N Thank you very much for staying with us. Sleeping on a Futon mattress on the Tatami Floor is one of the unique experience to the people who never experienced it. However, this is our culture. We are sorry to hear that it was not comfortable for you. We hope to gather as much opinions... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Location was okay, and the price was good. The futons were some of the thinnest I've ever seen. Room was tired. The whole place could use a good clean. Thoroughly average. Take your own pillow. I'd probably choose a business hotel over this place next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This backpacker's inn rivaled some of the pricier franchised hotels. Each room came with two beds, the breakfast was affordable with a "Western" option, there was a public bath in the basement, and bikes were available for day rentals. But what made this inn standout was its central location to historic Kyoto. Everything apart from the golden temple and imperial... More 

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