For it's wonderful location, extremely clean facilities, friendly staff and very reasonable price, this has to be the best hostel experience i ever had! Maybe an even better choice than hotel.
Conveniently located just 5 mins walk from JR Kyoto Station, you know you are on the right way once you see Lawson along Shichijo-dori. It is not located along the main street, but still safe even if you are travelling alone. Easy access to food, convenient stores and of course, to the rail and buses. You can just walk over to Higashihonganji temple too!
The friendly staff at the reception speaks good English so no worries about communication. If you wanna visit Kyoto by bus, you can get the Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass at the reception. Although i opted for dormitory, there is a curtain for you to close up so you can still enjoy some privacy at your bed space. There is also a wooden rack to put some stuff, hangers, bedlight and two power sockets for each and every bed. Everything here is really EXTREMELY clean! The shared shower rooom, toilet and lavatory are all very well maintained so you feel comfortable using them. There is also a Living/Dining area and kitchen which is available for use by all. I saw that there are some free beverages so you can help yourselves to those too.
To add on for being reasonably priced, I even got a discount for staying in its same chain over in Osaka for n-th night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hana Hostel. “Hana” means “Flower” in Japanese. We try to be a fresh and cheery hostel like a lotus flower floating in the pond. Kyoto Hana Hostel opened in April, 2010.The building used to be a local “Ryokan”. We remodeled this into an advanced international hostel. As we are very close from the station and the guest rooms are well-equipped, we will be an good option to stay for not only backpackers but also for ordinary tourists with suits cases. ... more less
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