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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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  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had found this guesthouse by chance, as we needed to find a place to stay at within a short timeframe and given that this was peak season that was a challenge. After finding the compass and meeting mama and papa within the 1st 30 mins was love at first sight. It made me want to have found this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night. The hosts are very generous and giving. Mama-san speaks English so can advise on where to eat locally etc. Easy to get to by bus from the main station. We stayed in a shared dorm (only two others so no stress; the beds are not crammed and you have space to re-arrange your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed two nights at the mix-dorm of this lovely guesthouse. From Kyoto station only 15 mins by Bus No.205, and very easy to access major tourist spots from bus station nearby. There are many local restaurants with good quality and value for money by walking distance, ask for recommendation. And one reason that we love this place is there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been there in August for four nights. For the money you spend over here you will likely not find a better hostel. The staff is so friendly and there is such a nice atmosphere, which will make you stay more pleasant. The facilities are clean and everything is working fine. At the time of my stay breakfast was also included... More 

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