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“Very good budget hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #56 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Winnipeg, Canada
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“Very good budget hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed 6 nights. Courteous staff made check-in and check-out quick and easy. Our suitcases had arrived from Tokyo a day before we did - no problem. The room was compact, but worked fine for two people. It had the first unheated toilet we had in Japan, amazing how quickly you get spoiled. Room had bar fridge, kettle, tea, Japanese-only TV and all toiletries. Staff kept the room clean and spotless. Coin-operated laundry facilities available on main floor. There is a small supermarket next door, a convenience store across the street for a quick morning coffee, a 7/11 with international ATM about a block away and numerous good restaurants within easy walking distance. Location is good for seeing Kyoto. Direct bus routes to most major temples and shrines from bus stop 1 block away. The hotel is located at the west end of the major Shijo/ Nishiki/ Shinkyogoku shopping area (about 2 km end to end). 3 blocks from subway to Kyoto station. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to hear this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

Please choose our hotel if you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again!

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst exploring Kyoto. It's very well situated and easy to get to via the subway or train or bus. Rooms are a good size and the western style beds are comfortable. It is a little bland and corporate in style for some, but overall it is a great base from which to look around the area,

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to receive this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

Our hotel is located in downtown of Kyoto.
You can enjoy sightseeing, japanese culture and food.
If you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again please choose Mystays!

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I am so happy that I came upon this hotel. The room may seem small to some but we didn't have a problem with it- you're in Kyoto, go see things! Spotlessly clean with a fridge, kettle, WiFi, free tea/coffee and toiletries included. Would definitely stay again. The hotel staff I've encountered on US state side could take a customer service lesson from this hotel, was pleasantly surprised by the curtesy of the employees here.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to hear this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

Please choose our hotel if you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again!

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hotel was nice but I wouldn't return. The airconditioner didn't work very well and the room was quite small. It was in an okay location but next time I will pay a bit more to stay in a nicer hotel in a better location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Thank you for staying with us!

We are very sorry that there is something trouble with air conditioner.
We checked all floor conditions, and keep the comfortable stay for all our guest.

Thank you very much.

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yukiko Takahashi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great location, Gion & Nishiki Market is just a few blocks away. Very easy to find which is about 12-18 minutes walk (we walk quite slow) from the local subway station. They are lots of local restaurants nearby, so no problem finding good food.

The staffs are very polite (all Japanese are very polite) and the room is sparkling clean! We booked a standard twin bedroom without breakfast which cost us JPY39,456 for 2 nights. A bit too high for us but don't mind as the room was great..modern, free WiFi, comfortable pillows, very nice toiletries ,shampoo, conditioner & body wash in Pola brand..love it!. Didn't try their breakfast so can't comment on that. As other fellow travelers comment..the free matcha tea & coffee was really good too. I am officially a matcha tea lover from now on..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to receive this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

We have Japanese restaurant on the 1st floor.
You can enjoy the breakfast, lunch and dinner so if you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again please try it.

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I saw some some reviews complaining about the cost of this hotel but we got an excellent rate ($130 per night) for three people and, for that money, this is an excellent choice - better than many hotels costing a lot more. The rooms are clean, modern and the staff are helpful - they seem very used to people dumping their bags there all day. The room was a good size for three people with a nice view out over Kyoto. It is well-placed for going in different directions. The Manga museum is 10 mins away. A nearby station has a direct train to Arashiyama. There's a good supermarket close by and regular buses towards Gion.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We are glad that you liked here at Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo.
As you mentined, we are center-located in Kyoto city
so it is really easy to get everywhere by bus train subway as well.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely

Hotel Stays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We arrived and were told you couldnt check in until 2pm, very strict. Seems to be the same across Japan. Not much flexibility there. However they look after bags and we checked in later. The room was fine, a bog standard box, nothing special but clean. We liked the free tea and coffee offered at reception. The location is good, near the market, shops etc. Would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, fronst staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
But We are very sorry that you could not check in before 2pm
Because of cherry blossom season, we always have full booking and
it has been cleaned up before 2pm.
Thank you very much for your understanding.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Address: 52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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