We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

bAKpAK Gion Hostel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
bAKpAK Gion Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 24: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I stayed here twice, once in the old building and once in the current building, both time in the twin room. The room was nice with a big window and lounge, good value for the price. It smelt around the dorm rooms, so I'm glad I didn't stay in there.

Helpful?
Thank clutcho
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in single room, bed is comfortable and room very clean, toilet on each floor and 3 bathrooms on the ground floor, no problem at all during my stay, don't have to wait or queue. Surprisingly quiet for a hostel so can sleep well. One plus point was there is a washing machine and dryer on... More 

Helpful?
Thank bngst-sa
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2016

First,I very worry about late check-in cause I arrived very late night.But hostel said ok and told me how to get to my room very clear.Around that place easy to find 24hr shop for grab some food.And another guest so nice.

Helpful?
Thank sommiee
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I took 1 room for 4 person... It's very cheap.... The location is very strategic... Near from sevel and subway station and bus stop.. Their accommodation very near from gion area.... Very recommended hostel... Their hostel clean too....

Helpful?
Thank poeZpita D
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is a low budget hostel and my suggestion if you have a little bit more money please stay somewhere else. The staff is not friendly and they are kind of rude, to tell people do not do this, do not do that. I think they just do not want to work or do anything. You have to pay to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank hanny_tjiptadi

Travelers are raving about these Kyoto hotels

Tainan, Taiwan
Level Contributor
93 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Last summer I visited Kyoto and chose this hostel to stay for only 1 night. I arrived late about 9 pm and the hostel was already closed and really dark. After one day then I wanted to check out, maybe 9 am and the worker asked me money due to earlier check out. I think it didn't make a sense,... More 

Helpful?
Thank kartika14
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2015

My friend and I stayed here on a recent visit to Kyoto—my friend had stayed here previously, so that is why we decided to book here. Upon arrival, my friend was disappointed to see the hostel has actually moved a few doors down and is no longer at the quirky premises it was at previously. I had a single room... More 

Helpful?
Thank Madolline
Davis, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hostel is very clean and has cool vibe with tatami mats and old pictures of Kyoto covering the walls. There is only one shared bathroom, which can get a bit crowded at times. However, the location is perfect and though everything is pretty basic I found all I need. The roof top is pretty cool to chill out and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Marc H
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Compared to the rest of Kyoto the price for this hostel was pretty reasonable. It was pretty standard for a hostel, basically everything was shared. The location however was fantastic. The neighbourhood had plenty of shrines and businesses to walk around. It wasn't too long to walk from Kyoto station and could reach Kiyomizu temple. And it was really close... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nic L
Candelaria, Spain
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We paid for a private room for 2 for just one night in this hotel and the experience was good. The room was clean, and had some facilities like tv, sofa, hairdrier, free wifi and air conditioner but we didn't need to use it since our room had 2 wide windows with view to the river. They have one toilet... More 

Helpful?
Thank LadyTsu
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Gion
Sasarindou
Sasarindou
#107 of 351 in Kyoto
78 reviews
Gion
Bakpak Kyoto Hostel
Bakpak Kyoto Hostel
#175 of 233 in Kyoto
23 reviews
Shimogyo-ku
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Gion
A-Yado Gion
A-Yado Gion
#57 of 233 in Kyoto
69 reviews
Gion
No photo provided
Musubi-an Gion Kamogawa
#202 of 233 in Kyoto
3 reviews
City Center
Lund House
Lund House
#73 of 233 in Kyoto
14 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Additional Information about bAKpAK Gion Hostel

Address: 2-244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $16 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — bAKpAK Gion Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your bAKpAK Gion Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from bAKpAK Gion Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Private room”
 of 5 bubbles hanny_tjiptadi, Dec 9, 2015 | Read review
“The private room #3 (at the 2nd floor) is nice and have wide windows with view to the river.”
  • Lounge room and Shower
  • Private bedroom for 2
 of 5 bubbles LadyTsu, Apr 20, 2014 | Read review
“There are two hostels names bakpak kyoto, but ALWAYS pick the one with GION in the name as that is the better and newly refurbished one!”
 of 5 bubbles urapcandimamatt, Dec 19, 2011 | Read review
3 of 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay