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Backpacker's Ryokan Budget Inn

295 Aburanokoji-cho, Aburanokoji, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8231, Japan
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Ranked #14 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Price is reasonable and location is also good for sightseeing. Stuffs are very kind and they all know about not only Kyoto but Kansai Area. We have been there for 3 nights and 4 of us completely satisfied to this "Budget Inn". Everything inside the room like hair drier, refrigerator, air conditioner, electric jug and shower worked perfectly.

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Kyoto and looking for an affordable place to stay, try this one. Especially, if you are a group of 3 people or larger. I booked a family room. Much cheaper than booking two small rooms else where, plus the location is great! A short walk from JR Kyoto station. Highly recommended!!!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My brother-in-law and nephew were visiting Japan for the first time and we were meeting them in Kyoto for a weekend. I set up reservations at the Budget Inn's sister hotel, Capsule Ryokan, but managed to mess up the dates. A employee at Capsule Ryokan (unfortunately, I cannot remember his name) was understanding and helpful and got us set up... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in January and was fearing a tiny room with rock hard tatami mattresses. Instead our very clean room had plenty of space and a neat little kitchen and bathroom, the mats were really comfortable and the facilities were great - a communal kitchen, laundry, wifi, luggage storage and very friendly and helpful staff with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Traveling with 1 kid and 1 teenager, there were many things we had to consider when booking an accommodation besides the usual cost, cleanliness, proximity to amenities etc. This place is a gem and really met all our needs. We stayed 5 nights in the family ryokan with its own attached bath and toilet. We also used the inn's laundry... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The owners backpacked extensively themselves and it shows in small things. From a paper guide with  information you will actually use, to free umbrellas to lend when raining to wifi with multiple acces points to great English speaking staff that gives you a little map of the area with local eateries and a thank you present at checkout. Not to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The hotel really wants you to enjoy the best of what Kyoto has to offer. The guide book inside the room compiled all the necessary information for tourists such as opening hours of temples, dining options, Kyoto side trips and etc. It was easy to communicate with the front desk staff because he could speak in English and was very... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 days. We liked our room very much and they cleaned the rooms everyday which is very important for us. The staffs were very kind and helpful. Alao there was a guidebook in the room that helped us a lot. The location of the hotel is very good. You can easily find the hotel from Kyoto... More

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Kawagoe, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been to many budget-friendly ryokans in Japan, so I expected the Budget Inn to be just like others where the staff barely speaks English and the facilities lacking. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that Budget Inn was tailored to fit foreign travelers. Everyone at the front desk speaks English very fluently and they were very helpful and... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at Budget Inn for a total of 8 nights in June 2013 for a business cum leisure trip. The spacious 25 sqm private room with attached bathroom and a small but functional kitchenette keeps us comfortable throughout our stay. The walking distance to Kyoto train station is around 10 minutes using inner paths (try to avoid using the... More

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Also Known As:
Backpacker`s Ryokan Budget Hotel Kyoto
Backpacker`s Ryokan Budget Hotel
Address: 295 Aburanokoji-cho, Aburanokoji, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8231, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We proudly offer clean Japanese-style en-suite rooms for the price of youth hostel dormitories in Kyoto and we offer cheaper dormitories too. However, please do not expect luxury. We do not offer meals, daily-maid, etc. If you need more than the basics, we cannot meet your needs. On the other hand, we provide best value for money; such as great location, Japanese lounge, free kimono-try, wifi and information book. ... more   less 
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