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Guesthouse Kyoto Compass

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115 Nishinanajo Ichibecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8894, Kyoto Prefecture
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JPY 3,000 Per Night!!!
Guesthouse Kyoto Compass
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We been here before I sent email asked mama about public baths. Before I got the answer it not allow for tattoo ppl to enjoy Japanese culture. When we were been here check in, mama showed us all the house public place!!! and told us we could join public baths!!!! 👍👍👍Awesome!!!!!😍😍😍😍 the publics baths very cool n we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a very welcoming place, after travelling for a couple of days we were relieved to arrive at Compass, were given a cup of tea and time to unwind. Mama and Papa are the owners who take very good care of everyone, as well as Coco who is so lovely. Compass is very clean, has all the amenities and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

No wonder why Compass has so many great reviews. It is a lovely, charming spot in one of the best Japanese cities - Kyoto. The owners take care of every detail, the place is clean and friendly (we met people from many different countries), one can feel like home there. Despite rather modest conditions, there is nothing missing there, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our trip to Japan was one we had dreaming about forever, and decided to try and go for the famous cherry blossom season. The only stumbling block in terms of accommodation was Kyoto. Everywhere was booked. Everywhere. It seems at cherry blossom season the place to be in Japan is Kyoto, so every hotel in Kyoto was fully booked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We just left the compass. Everything here give us so great impression! Mama is amazing host and kind. Let you feel it's on your own home! We forgot our passport in the last hotel, Mama help to call and find a way to solve it! Both Mama and last hotel's old man were so moved us! Papa's milk tea is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had the most memorable birthday here The best milk tea made by the owner Extremely nice owner and staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have visited the hostel in April 2014 for 2 nights. Mama is an amazing host and the facilities of the hostel were great. It is located in a very Japanese neighborhood, close to the bus network so it is very accessible. The breakfast was tasty and the we've slept comfortably. Domo arigato Mama!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Again, in Kyoto you have many places to choose from. We chose two locations. One of them being the Kyoto compass for the following reasons: close to Arashiyama and the reviews on Tripadvisor. Looking at location, room and staff the following notes can be made: Location: Kyoto Compass is located outside the touristy area of Kyoto. There is a bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I spent a five nights in Compass and I really enjoy my stay there. Compass is perfectly clean and comfort. An five min walk is needed from the bus station and you may walk 30 min from Jr kyoto. There is a lot of local shop and restaurant where you can find a lot of food to eat (reasonable price.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My two friends and I stayed here for a few nights at the recommendation of a good friend of mine. We had a delightful time here!! Mama-san remembered my friend who had stayed there before, and so we jumped right in like long-lost family. We spent the first night in a comfortable tatami room attached to the common room, but... More 

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