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Backpacker's Ryokan Budget Inn

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295 Aburanokoji-cho, Aburanokoji, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Backpackers' Ryokan Budget Inn has hostel type rooms for travelers and separate "suites". I stayed in the "suite" style room. The room consists of a bathroom closet, shower, two closets and a space to place your luggage. The main room has a table and comes with 5 Japanese style beds on tatami mats. The room has cable and Wifi. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The manager was really pleasant, helpful, polite and spoke excellent English - he provided us with a lot of helpful information about Kyoto's attractions and how to get to them (bus stops, directions etc). He also provided us with the locations of nearby shops/restaurants and which ones were best value for money. My husband is a vegetarian and the manager... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The staff would deserve 100% tip for everything, but as it's a budget accommodation, the guests don't have the money. The place had just the right things, most importantly great location, and not anything a budget traveler would not like to pay for. What made this place so special, was the English speaking friendly staff with actually useful information about... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Definitely will stay here again. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is large for the three of us. The mats, pillows, and comforters are comfortable. We have our own shower, bath, toilet, and kitchen sink. Shampoo and body wash are provided. The shower is very comfortable. Everything is very clean. We got daily room cleaning and set... More 

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

close to kyoto station,quiet location,friendly staff,tidy environment

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Sydney, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Small Inn in the middle of Kyoto. Located just around 10-15 minutes walk from Kyoto station, this inn offers an experience to stay in ryokan style inn in affordable price. We booked a room for 4 persons and the room was nice and clean. They won't let you to put any luggage in the room since it can break down... More 

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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We Arirved late in Kyoto, we took Taxi from Kyoto station To budget inn coz we got some big luggages and a sleepy little Girl. The Taxi cost 1000 yen, quite expensive. Actualy the location is Onky 10 minutes walk from the station. We got Room on 3rd floor, Very big Room for 3 of us. Very comfort futton and... More 

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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you travel in Kyoto you may realize that the trip to almost any tourist site starts at Kyoto station, so the location about 10-15 min. away was convenient. It was also near multiple convenience stores and several small restaurants, so it was easy to find food nearby. The best part of the hotel was its super friendly staff and... More 

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our family of 4 (2 adults and two kids age 14 and 7) stayed in an en suite style Japanese style room December 2014 for 3 nights. We had to check in at the Capsule Ryokan around the corner where the very nice person at the desk walked us to our room and gave us a brief tour to orient... More 

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Do not judge a book by its cover. This is my personal advice to any traveller who is naturally tempted to draw a conclusion about this ryokan, judging by the name of the ryokan. I personally had a misconception of this ryokan when I first came across it. It may not be your usual 5-star luxury hotel, but it's services... More 

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