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Bakpak Kyoto Hostel

2- 244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama- ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The private rooms are about the cheapest in Kyoto, they have no windows, and they get all the noise from the dormitories as well as the stairs and the toilets... when a group of young people comes back in the middle of the night. Apart from that, the hostel has an excellent location, good equipment, good wifi, clean, the staff... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good location for it is literally very near a subway stop. The rooms were clean as well as the shared bathrooms. The common areas were clean but unfortunately, coming from the cleanliness (and space) we noticed from the hostel in Nagoya, this paled in comparison. We were able to hang out in the common room even late at night. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The guy who was running the place during our stay was hopeless even by English standards, let alone Japanese. He was late opening up, so we called the phone number on the scribbled sign, and he still took ages to appear from wherever he had clearly been napping. We then had an argument - seriously! - about how many nights... More 

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The location of BakPak is great! The bed's are ok. The kitchen could be much cleaner. The staff is never there...

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We stayed here after a miserable experience in Tokyo, so our opinion may be colored a bit by comparison, but the rooms were clean, the staff was polite a helpful, the location was perfect (just steps to Gion), and the other travelers we met while staying there were awesome, and helped us plan our Thailand trip. I suppose the one... More 

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sunny philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

We stayed here for our Kyoto Trip last Apr 2010 during the Sakura Season. Here's a quick Pros and Cons of this Hostel. Pros: 1. GREAT LOCATION. Buses and subway are just a few minutes walk. 2. Staff personnel speaks perfect English, they're also very helpful 3. Friendly Environment. So easy to make friends here. Cons: 1. The Janet Jackson... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This was my first time staying in this type of accommodation. And this, is by far one of the best place I've stayed(right up there in the lines of 5 star hotels I've stayed). Now don't get me wrong, I'm 17 and I don't usually stay at 5 star hotels but there are things that helps this small hostel beats... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

I know that some folks love this place and others hate it. Well, I tried to like it and after going to another hostel close by for less money, I'd not return here. The staff was rude, they also changed my reservations at the last minute from a room I wanted to something else. Also, our room (which was 8... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

I booked online two weeks in advance - paid a deposit via credit card (in euros, weirdly) and got a confirmation e-mail. Five days before we were due to arrive in Kyoto, we received an e-mail saying our reservation had been canceled due to computer problems. As for the deposit money - after telling us to come by and pick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

While not the cleanest or most comfortable place my travel group stayed with on this trip, the bakpak hostel was a good deal for our money. It must be kept in mind that the BakPak is a hostel and not a hotel and is therefore much more tightly budgeted, allowing for less luxury. Though we had originally booked at the... More 

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Staying in Gion

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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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bAKpAK Japan Kyoto Hostel is Cheap Budget accomodation and backpackers youth hostel centrally located in DownTown Kyoto city but also give visitors the luxurious advantage of being in front of the spectacular Kamogawa river. Right near the hostel there are some of Japan's most famous and arguably most important cultural spots: Gion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Kyoto Ebisu Shrine and Kyoto Minamiza Theater (the birth place of kabuki). ... more   less 

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Address: 2- 244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama- ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $20 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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