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Kyoto Guest Inn Garaku

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
  • Mar 5, 2018
    “Good place to stay nearby JR station”
  • Nov 28, 2017
    “Clean and modern”
14 Chudojimae Dacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8804 Kyoto Prefecture See on map
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Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
2.5 Star accommodation
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andree s
Reviewed Mar 5, 2018via mobile
Garaku guest house is located only 10 minutes walk from JR station. Rooms are clean & tidy and also nearby mini market. Having tired of walking around for city-sightseeing, we can enjoy foot-massager machines in the living room in front of TV cables. We are happy to get good sleep because it is quite environment and We would love to recommend for bag-packers to stay in this guest house.
1 Thank andree s
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed Nov 28, 2017
I stayed at Shiori-an Guest House for 2 nights before I moved to this Guesthouse. I was really impressed with the cleanliness and modernity of this guesthouse and regretted spending 2 nights at Shiori-an. Both compared, this guesthouse is ten times better, cheaper, cleaner and the staff are more helpful and courteous.

I had a word with the manager of the guesthouse who informed me that the guesthouse is very new as it was only opened in June this year. I left my luggage bags at the guesthouse early morning when I moved from Shiori-an over here and the counter staff allowed me to keep with them free until I check-in in the evening after my tour to Arashiyama..

The bedroom was spacious for us and I like the shared bathroom which was superbly clean. Our room was at the second floor serviced by a lift. We need not climb up stairs unlike at Shiori-an. I like the tatami mat and you feel you are in one of the Japanese local house.

Free and strong wifi. Free coffee and tea provided. There are also foot massage machines at the lobby for us to relax, watched the Japanese news at the flat screen TV while having our breakfast. The kitchen is superbly clean with a big fridge.

There is a convenience Family Mart right outside the main road and a Ramen eatery within walking distance from the guesthouse. The metro station to the main Kyoto station is nearby and I enjoyed the peaceful environment of the neighborhood nearby. It is very easy to find the guesthouse by entering the lane beside the convenience store.

Among the budget hostels and guesthouses I stayed during this trip to Kansai, this guesthouse is rated the best among those I stayed. I booked this guesthouse via Agoda and paid less than S$50/- for a double room with shared bathroom facility at this guesthouse.

I am confident that you would not regret choosing this guesthouse.
2 Thank soh_kien_peng
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed Nov 17, 2017
An ideal choice for backpackers. Non-smoking property close to several bus lines that will take you all across Kyoto and a walking distance to the Kyoto Railway Museum. It is a quiet location in the middle of a residential area but with konbini within 5 minutes. The staff is friendly.

Our room, 101, was very small so it's not ideal if you have luggage. This room is also right across from the reception so please be aware that you will hear everyone come in/go out.
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Reviewed Jul 28, 2017via mobile
Super clean, location is good as well, 3 min to Kyoto St. by train .staffs are so kind and helpful. Huge living room, has wii and bing screen tv. Had fun with playing Mario kart with other guests and staffs.
2 Thank 274weiw
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
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$37 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Hotel class
Room types
Price range
$37 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Traveler (21)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (1)
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
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