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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 #12 of 232 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our family stayed in Kyoto for four nights and found the staff incredibly helpful. Our room had a small kitchen with a fridge and kettle and there is a larger well-equipped kitchen downstairs. Every thought has been out into how to make the traveller's life easier - from the free laundry soap to the mini maps of the area detailing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Kyoto 6 days and this was the place to stay. We did some research but the amount of detail they provided to us was incredible. In each room there is a binder and in that binder is EVERYTHING YOU NEED. From what are the closest restaurants around( including maps). Staff are so friendly too! Just don't unplug the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I stayed here with 2 other adults and a 2 year old toddler. The room was big and clean. Has a small kitchen area with fridge and sink. Clean bathroom and toilet. It also has a sliding door to a small balcony. It's about a 10 minutes walk to Kyoto station but for the price it was worth it. There... More

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had never stayed in a ryokan before and wanted to give it a try. After staying at the Budget Inn, we never stayed in anything except ryokans again. They're amazing. The rooms here are large, ultra-clean, comfortable, minimal, and perfect. I personally love the tatami smell and the rooms just radiated energy. Sliding window, comforter for the floor, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great staff, cozy room - good size to accommodate our family of two adults and two kids (6 and 8). Great folder with all near and bit further attractions, restaurants and shops. Location very convenient, close to the main train station with its many places to eat and shop. Good WiFi cover

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The set up at Budget Inn is perfect. The friendly welcome from the staff was wonderful. All the staff were helpful and equipped us to make the most of our short time in Kyoto. The location is excellent, walking distance to the station and in among great restaurants, shops and transport links, (all of which the team go out of... More

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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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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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Address: 295 Aburanokoji-cho, Aburanokoji, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8231, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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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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