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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Central and very close to public transportation at Gion area / Kyoto. Dorm rooms are enough large. Clean. Has social area and small kitchen. Free tea & coffea and very simple breakfast ( bread+margarine). Friendly and helpful staff. Recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The staff here are excellent, really really helpful and they make sure you have an easy visit and stay. Beds are typical for what you pay but the real gem is the lounge area upstairs. A good space, free breakfast tea and coffee, cheap snacks and even cheaper beer. Very well located, a short walk from the city centre and...

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Barcelona
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The value was OK. The room was OK, there are a lot of curtains witch separate each bed. The most positive aspect was the staff, they help us in a so positive was. There are a good place for eat, drink and use de PC.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a pleasant three night stay at this hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable and its in a fantastic location. The wifi was good most of the time. However the room is very tight, you had to crawl over people's luggage to get out. Also, they say they provide free breakfast but...

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Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was great! The beds were comfortable and the place seemed really clean. Staff was very nice and helpfull. The hostel has a great location in historical Gion, and is therefore situated close to several of the main attractions in Kyoto. You get a small breakfast included, and you also get free tee or coffee whenever. And best of...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself was fine, lovely staff who are very friendly, decent beds and lounge area. The room I was in had the sinks inside the actual bedroom, so I would often be woken up by the sound of people brushing their teeth. The overall atmosphere is nice, but most of the other guests come in at all hours of...

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Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

It has a great location and access, only 5min walk to the bus station and convi store, about 10min walk to the train station, near to kiyomizudera temple and down town (kawaramachi). And you can just walk around to meet geisha, because gion is the famous location of them (but It's pretty hard to find them actually). There are also...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed November 14, 2015

This Hostel is a bit a youth guesthouse, it attacks a-bit-too-young folks, stayed here for a couple of nights, the locations is good, near all POI in Kyoto, common room is extremely Hot, dorms have in suite showers, don't know if pro or con. overall just ok. wifi didn't work in the dorms though

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Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed September 7, 2015

The staff here was extremely friendly, and the tightly-packed beds were warm and cozy. It was generally perfect for any short-term guests or backpackers passing through. The hostel was very conveniently located and well-priced, and I absolutely recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great value for money because it is so cheap. The female dorm is a bit cramped but the mixed dorm was a lot more spacious. Small common room on the top floor with computers. A place with more secure luggage storage after checking out would be great.

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Staying in Gion

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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.
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Additional Information about A-Yado Gion

Address: 2-244-2 Nakano-cho, Shinmonzen-dori, Yamatoooji-higashiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0082, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $13 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A-Yado Gion 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Try to stay in lesser pax dormitory to minimise impact of some less considerate backpackers (i.e noisy/ dirty). On 4th floor, I am glad to stayed near the window so I can have fresh air.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidscz, Dec 7, 2014 | Read review
“for female dorm, choose the third bunk bed.”
 of 5 bubbles inaorinya, Feb 24, 2014 | Read review
“Choose an a bunk close to the AC :)”
 of 5 bubbles andypj1, Jul 16, 2013 | Read review
“To get to Ayado from Kyoto station, go to bus stop # 206 and get down at Gion station, bus fare at ¥220 or if you arrive at Kyoto early, go get the 1 day pass that cost 500 which allows you to unlimited bus ride around Kyoto town area, very good deal as every ride no matter how many stop it'll cost ¥220. You can enquire for the card at the Kyoto station info centre, they are English friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles Angietgp, Mar 25, 2013 | Read review
“easy you just got one dorm for women so any bed in there is fine, it is so quiet at night that either bed should be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Nay-Nay1981, Feb 21, 2013 | Read review
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