Stumbled upon this place while surfing for a cheap stay in kyoto-apparently an expensive place to stay and not much hostels can be found. Luckily I found this place and the website is very helpful. We booked the dorm style as the japanese style was taking already. The email correspondence was speedy.
On the day of our arrival, when they say they operate on a budget they do mean that and have specific hours. Check in is at 4pm and that's when they open. We were half an hour early so we wandered around the area and realized temples are nearby within walking distance. Finally checked in, the place is clean and they suggest great places to visit and eat. It's cute they even have a half day, evening and 4 day itinerary suggestions. Another plus is they have a folder that you can see what else to do on a budget--it was definitely helpful because we were trying to travel cheaply and we saved a couple of bucks here and there.
The staff speaks English--we mostly spoke to Taro, he is fluent in English and educated in America. The inn is within walking distance of the Kyoto station, convenient stores, bus stops, and some temples. When I visit Kyoto again, I will definitely come back here to sleep.
- 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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- Backpacker`s Ryokan Budget Hotel Kyoto