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Bakpak Kyoto Hostel

2- 244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama- ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #132 of 236 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The guy who was running the place during our stay was hopeless even by English standards, let alone Japanese. He was late opening up, so we called the phone number on the scribbled sign, and he still took ages to appear from wherever he had clearly been napping. We then had an argument - seriously! - about how many nights... More

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The location of BakPak is great! The bed's are ok. The kitchen could be much cleaner. The staff is never there...

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We stayed here after a miserable experience in Tokyo, so our opinion may be colored a bit by comparison, but the rooms were clean, the staff was polite a helpful, the location was perfect (just steps to Gion), and the other travelers we met while staying there were awesome, and helped us plan our Thailand trip. I suppose the one... More

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sunny philippines
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

We stayed here for our Kyoto Trip last Apr 2010 during the Sakura Season. Here's a quick Pros and Cons of this Hostel. Pros: 1. GREAT LOCATION. Buses and subway are just a few minutes walk. 2. Staff personnel speaks perfect English, they're also very helpful 3. Friendly Environment. So easy to make friends here. Cons: 1. The Janet Jackson... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This was my first time staying in this type of accommodation. And this, is by far one of the best place I've stayed(right up there in the lines of 5 star hotels I've stayed). Now don't get me wrong, I'm 17 and I don't usually stay at 5 star hotels but there are things that helps this small hostel beats... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

I know that some folks love this place and others hate it. Well, I tried to like it and after going to another hostel close by for less money, I'd not return here. The staff was rude, they also changed my reservations at the last minute from a room I wanted to something else. Also, our room (which was 8... More

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brooklyn, new york
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I booked online two weeks in advance - paid a deposit via credit card (in euros, weirdly) and got a confirmation e-mail. Five days before we were due to arrive in Kyoto, we received an e-mail saying our reservation had been canceled due to computer problems. As for the deposit money - after telling us to come by and pick... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

While not the cleanest or most comfortable place my travel group stayed with on this trip, the bakpak hostel was a good deal for our money. It must be kept in mind that the BakPak is a hostel and not a hotel and is therefore much more tightly budgeted, allowing for less luxury. Though we had originally booked at the... More

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

Our private twin room looked like a prison cell. There was no window so no natural light at all, the walls were dull grey and the "wardrobe" was a narrow metal locker - just like the sort you might expect in an office or a rough secondary school. There was no toilet on our floor so you had to go... More

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Aussie in Italia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

This was a great hostel!! A short walk to the heart of Kyoto. Very clean common area with DVD player and TV. Great kitchen and very clean toilets and bathrooms. The rooms (4 bed dorms) were comfortable and warm. The best part of the hostel was the in-room PC. Not available in all rooms. Free in-room internet access is unheard... More

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Address: 2- 244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama- ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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bAKpAK Japan Kyoto Hostel is Cheap Budget accomodation and backpackers youth hostel centrally located in DownTown Kyoto city but also give visitors the luxurious advantage of being in front of the spectacular Kamogawa river. Right near the hostel there are some of Japan's most famous and arguably most important cultural spots: Gion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Kyoto Ebisu Shrine and Kyoto Minamiza Theater (the birth place of kabuki). ... more   less 
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