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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel two times in a couple of months and stayed in both of the buildings. I have to tell the newer building is better. It's the cheapest place you can stay in kyoto if you want your own room. The bathroom and toilet is shared but clean and they provide shower gel and shampoo. You also...

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Germany
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Spontaniously decided to stay one night in Kyoto and booked this ryokan. It was devastating.Walls in the room were stained. The room itself was dusty and obviously dirty. There is a"smoking area" at the entrance so you smell smoke everywhere. Biggest negative: Mold in the shower.

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2Thank Lars S
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed December 29, 2015

The signboard of this place in English is called Daiya Inn, Not a good impression when we enter this inn. The reception area is in mess, brochures, books and some of the owners belongings are scattered everywhere like it has not been maintained for ages. You can even see a layer of dust on some of the artifacts. The smell...

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6Thank DK_Leech
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Upon entering this "Ryokan" there is the distinct smell of rat urine and faeces. The whole place is filthy and to top it off there were sightings of rats in the bathroom and the hallways. There are a lot of more issues with this place however they have been adequately covered by other reviews. Overpriced don't stay here!!

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7Thank Jesse S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed April 4, 2015

We booked this Ryokan because everything else in the city was completely booked due to cherry blossoms. The lady that runs the place is very nice, she gave us lots of recommendations of what to do, where to go, etc. The sleeping situation is typical old facing Japanese tatami matt flooring with futons and rice pillows, comfy enough to get...

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3Thank Steven D
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is pretty much the most revolting place I have ever stayed. It's dirty, there's bed bugs, the bathroom is filthy, the unisex toilet doesn't even lock. I booked for four nights but could only stand it for two. Even that was a stretch. Don't even consider staying here, you're wasting your money. There's better places out there. How...

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13Thank Penski
SG City
Reviewed November 10, 2014

Before we booked this Daiya Ryokan or they call themselves Daiya Inn, we have read the many bad reviews everywhere and we ended up booking this place for 4 nights as all other places on the internet were fully booked in October 2014. We had stumbled upon with many tourists and school trips during this season even when we have...

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9Thank SGCity
London
Reviewed October 14, 2014

We arrived in Kyoto over a festival holiday, and could only get a decent place (read amazing) for the first night. The only place available even remotely in our price range was this "ryokan". The only fair thing about it was the price; the room was tiny, dirty (even by international standards), the bathroom was separate and bizarre. In short,...

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5Thank Nick F
Perth, Australia
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Daiya is located near a bus stop (bus no. 5 from the city). It's within walkable distance to Kyoto train terminal (5-10mins) - there are restaurants/shopping beside/around the terminal. We stayed there for a night because all the other hotels were fully booked. The owner is very nice and oversee most of the stuffs herself. However, cleanliness of the room/toilet...

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7Thank jwtravelogue
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Daiya Ryokan is very well located near Kyoto main station. Owner is very kind but it is the only guesthouse, during our japan trip, which was not clean. Being king does not compensate for not being clean. We definitely do not recommend it.

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Address: 292 Ameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8148, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $44 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Daiya Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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