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Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The welcome I received at the Capsule Ryokan Kyoto was the warmest I have ever experienced through years of business and holiday travel. The accommodation is superb value for money and offers so many home comforts for a basic accommodation. The showers are super powerful and the traditional futon bed amazingly comfortable. Highly recommended for a convenient location (very close...

2Thank SMiddlewood
Nanchang, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I have never seen a capsule that opens from the side rather than the foot of the bed, but it's so easy to get in and out of. It also offers privacy that I typically have to sacrifice when I stay in dorms. The location was great--Kyoto Station is a hub for buses, trains, dining, and the...

1Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think for the Kyoto price this is a very good deal, close to the station and with all the facility you will need. The give you all the information and a lot of places to eat and drink close by . Really recommend this ;)

1Thank Laurita03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the tiny private rooms. Everything you need is in the room, including a fancy shower. Everything is clean and well-organized. The reception area also has a number of items (pillows, toiletries, etc.) that you can borrow for free. The staff are extremely helpful with tips and recommendations for everything in Kyoto, from restaurants near the hotel...

1Thank sleepy38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with my partner at the Capsule Ryokan Kyoto for 4 nights and highly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are small, but the hotel is advertised as a capsule hotel so that is to be expected. One treat surprise was the our tatami beds could be lifted for luggage space beneath them! The staff are also incredibly friendly, and...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a private room. It was over new years so many places were fully booked already. The staff is nice. Though the room was not clean. It was full of dust and it smelled a bit weird, a bit moldy AC maybe? I asked the staff to clean it, but it kept smelling. They did put air refresher...

Thank Drupke
Reviewed December 17, 2016

you know what to expect when you book a capsule. A tiny room, but confortable enough. I stayed there 9 nights, and I didn't regret it at all. Plenty of things to explore, the proximity with the station allows you to start early or to stay in bed later up to you. The staff makes the difference, they are kind,...

Thank François B
Rome, Italy
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Room is small but all you need! It is cosy and practical. The staff are super friendly and we loved our stay. It is certainly a good base in Kyoto, close to the station and easy to get around. Thanks!

Thank Ashly G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights in November in one of the twin rooms which is ideal for 1 or 2 people. Clean, tidy, quiet and really handy location for the train station and buses. The room was small - exactly as advertised - comfy bed, plenty of storage space and a fantastic shower. Very helpful staff and useful folder in...

Thank ALS_Edi
Reviewed December 5, 2016

The staff were excellent, very knowledgeable about the local area and extremely helpful. The room was small but had everything that was needed, great use of space. The hotel was clean and in a great central location. We had a great stay.

Thank allan r
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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Everything you would expect from a luxury ryokan in a 10 square meters. A king size Tatami bed with two comfortable futon and double insulated walls (for additional privacy), thick mattresses, air conditioner and a folding table. The rooms are also equipped with the latest facilities such as a stylish shower room, Sharp AQUOS 32 inch LCD TV and fully automatic toilet.* A large storage space is available under the Tatami bed as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

Address: 204 Tsuchihashicho, Shichijo-dori, Aburano-koji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8226, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $59 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Capsule Ryokan Kyoto 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Private room 402 was excellently clean and had a quiet, clean back street behind”
 of 5 bubbles SMiddlewood, 1 week ago | Read review
“Capsule room was very noisy and crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles TigerCurry, Nov 22, 2016 | Read review
“The double room was more than enough space for two people”
 of 5 bubbles saurous, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the capsule room,and it was perfectly fine. Higher recommended. Any capsule will be fine, very private and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles HaiN562, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are quiet and convenient”
 of 5 bubbles 198christinaj, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
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