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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to stay in a Japanese style ryokan near the transportation hubs of Kyoto. The staff was friendly and helpful, all as expected. The room was clean, the bathroom small but incredibly efficiently set up. We used the washer-dryer available, too. Recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The family room was clean and comfortable and the service was excellent. We stayed for 8 nights and enjoyed it very much. Less that 10 minutes walk to Kyoto Station and close to grocery stores, many restaurants and cafes. The perfect place to base yourself to see all of Kyoto's sites. So much to see and do and so little...

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed December 28, 2016

We are a family of 5 (kids aged 19, 17,13) staying in December of 2016 for 6 nights. The Budget Inn was very easy to find, very well located near the train station. It was clean and staff were very helpful and friendly. Our first night the room smelt of smoke (unfortunately someone had smoked inside the room, which they...

1Thank Nancy H
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Locate near Kyoto station, near bus stop, easy to visit many places on foot. Staffs are very active and helpful, we're much appreciated. Of course, I will recommend to my friends. PS. I found a nice Bento (take away) on the way from Kyoto station to the hotel, good price and tasty

1Thank pphassy
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of four and stayed at the Budget Inn for four nights and we were so happy. The service is so good and friendly; they have thought about everything you could need as a tourist. The bed are really good, we slept so well and the rooms are clean. It's nearby the train station witch is nice...

2Thank lmn1974
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My father, sister, two sons (aged 7 and 10) and I were in Kyoto for the final 4 nights of our Japan trip. We checked out on the 4th July 2016 and returned to Australia yesterday. The family room exceeded my expectations. It was clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and it was close to Kyoto Station. The room...

1Thank Rebecca J
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Visual instructions from the Inn was very handy. Very conveniently located close to Kyoto Station and bus terminal as well as Isetan Dept Store, Porta Dining, etc. Plus there are lots of restaurants in the vicinity of the Inn. Washer and dryer on the 1st floor. You don't have to use the dryer as you can hang your laundry on...

1Thank lugubres
San Diego, California
Reviewed April 4, 2016

My husbad, son and I all recently stayed there in a traditional room with futons and mats, no chairs, etc. It was small but had a separate shower and toilet and refrigerator and room for our suitcases and clothes. And elevator. It was very clean and quiet, and plain but met all our needs. The young people at the front...

1Thank Carolynstardust
Tours, France
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I stayed 10 days at Kyoto with 2 friends. We tested several place to sleep (guest house, capsule hostel...), and this solution was for us the best. Near from Kyoto station, if you are here to visit, it's the best. We visited Hiroshima, Miya-Jima, Nara, Osaka, Kyoto in 10 Days only. All the staff is very kind and understanding about...

1Thank Jérémy L
Reviewed March 11, 2016

Well, for an Australian after getting over the shock of what a 25 metre room looks like it was all pretty good. About 8 minutes walking distance to the Kyoto Railway station, close to everything. Don't made the mistake of walking on the Tatami mats with even indoor slippers, its only socks or bare feet. Japanese etiquette means there is...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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We proudly offer clean Japanese-style en-suite rooms for the price of youth hostel dormitories in Kyoto and we offer cheaper dormitories too. However, please do not expect luxury. We do not offer meals, daily-maid, etc. If you need more than the basics, we cannot meet your needs. On the other hand, we provide best value for money; such as great location, Japanese lounge, free kimono-try, wifi and information book. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpacker's Ryokan Budget Inn

Address: 295 Aburanokoji-cho, Aburanokoji, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $87 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Be sure to close the curtains at night otherwise the lights from the hospital may keep you up.”
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“They also have "capsules" (enclosed beds for a single person)”
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“kyoto station, excellent rooms”
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