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Station Ryokan Seiki

24-5 Kitakarasumaru-cho, Higashi-kujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8017 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Not far from Kyoto station (about 10 minute walk). The room is quite small but comfortable. The staff is very nice and helpful. The place is not new and need some renovation. Overall, it is very good for budgetwise traveller.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Japanese Style room at Japan is not cheap and i was glad that finally i get acceptable price for my stay in at Kyoto which the room is a simple Japanese style room.The room and toilet is small but still acceptable.The owner is friendly even thought they only speak a little English. This hostel is 10-15min away from Kyoto station... More 

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Miami
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

From the outside, Station Ryokan Seiki looked like a decent place to stay. Upon entering, it got more "cozy". There was an elderly gentleman who greeted me, took my information and gave me a map with a brief summary in broken English. While the incense odor they had running 24/7 burned my nostrils I tried to grasp what he was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

At 5000 yen a night this is what you got. Semi clean room, folded up tatami with linen. Small tv and wall sockets to charge your devices. The only amenities they supplied was hand wash and a toothbrush, nothing else. The window did not have a curtain drawn therefore no need for an alarm for the light / sensitive sleepers.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The place is just a tourist trap. It got that convenient location that make most backpacker stop by for the last night before taking the Shinkansen for elsewhere. But the tradeoff is unacceptable: this place is a bag of dirt! They don't clean it. At all. - The bathroom is so disgusting that you have to make some serious effort... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

From the entrance, you will notice the guests' shoes. On the stairway, it didn't satisfy the cleanliness you're expecting. Once you arrive inside the room, cleanliness is an issue. You will notice that dust is everywhere - on the tv, fridge, electric kettle, windows and bathroom. Faucet is leaking and there is no shower curtain in the bathroom. You need... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's a bit hard to pin down why I enjoyed my stay, but we really did. The owners are very friendly, and were extremely helpful to us (plus, the dog is a complete cutie). As for the essentials of a hotel stay, it was...probably sub-par. The room was "pretty clean" by my standards, and "pretty dirty" by my wife's (does... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The water backed up & the owner could care less. If you need to bathe or use the bathroom, you have to use it somewhere else. So what if there's over an inch of water on the bathroom floor. It's too late to call the plumber. Forget moving you to another room or giving you a discount or giving you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ok, this is cheap. But we had there the smallest rooms ever in Japan. Bathrooms are shared between rooms. Walls are paper thin frames (hello neighbour!). Low price is not an excuse (and it was not so low!). Really, you can find much better than this.

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have taken groups of high school students to Japan, and have stayed at the Seiki 3 times. The rooms are traditional tatami, with futon. Although small, each room has a bathroom, a TV, a small refrigerator, an electric kettle for water, and free wi-fi. The owners--a husband and wife team--have gone out of their way to help us in... More 

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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