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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a sake tasting as part of a small tour. Excellent tasting of three varieties of sake with great explanations. The owner is this wonderful lady who speaks great English. She is well-traveled and enjoyed shared memories of her trips with us and learning more about our countries, while answering questions about Japanese culture and sake making.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I previously stayed at jam for 3 nights while visiting Kyoto- Jam hostel has an amazing location right in the geisha district, it's a short stroll from everything you want- food, drinks, shops, temples etc- and there's a train station right out the front! The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable- I stayed in a mix 6 bed dorm. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Great location. The owner of the hostel owns her own sake bar below the hostel (which worked out pretty nicely), like most hostels in Japan its extremely clean, soft white sheets, very well maintained. Its right in the heart of the Gion district and you could not ask for a better location in terms of buses and subway access to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is located at a very good place inside of the Gion district. First of all the staff is very friendly and it is possible to store your luggage here before checking in and after checking out. We chose to stay in a private room which was of decent size and very clean. There are enough facilities to provide... More 

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East Victoria Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has multi lingual staff a sake bar and clean dormitorys with lockers for free use. A washing machine and tea and coffee facilities are also available to use. Great location. At a good price

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Booked double room with shared bathroom type Unbeatable location - near restaurants, spots as well as metro we booked kimono strolling at Gion so there is only a short distance between kimono shop and the hostel. cleanliness - comfortable toilet & bathroom although its shared type Value for money- truly recommended to budget travellers!! can rent the massage machine if... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Fun little sake stop en route to dinner in Gion. We didn't stay at the hostel but all of the people we met while at the bar seemed to enjoy staying there. They also had a lot of good tourist books for guests to review and a wide selection of sake. We did a sampler of (3) and then got... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is also very clean. The sake bar is great and worth a visit. The only problem is that the showers are in the 3rd floor and our bedroom was in the 2nd. Also we can not drop our bags before 3 am (check in). But the station just in front has coin lockers. Would stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stayed here for three nights and it was very good. Great location in Kyoto, easy to find. Friendly staff and very spacious rooms. Would recommend...very cheap! Reception not open until 3pm which is the only annoying thing if you arrive in the morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Review is for the sake bar, didn't stay in the hostel (need a new entry on TripAdvisor just for the bar!). As a previous reviewer has said, the sake bar is great, with a huge selection plus tasting options. Staff really nice, some great design decor, and delicious reasonably-priced sake to taste. Also good location not far from Gion.

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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.
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Additional Information about Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

Address: 170 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $25 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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