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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion
Ranked #120 of 395 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hostel is located in the heart of Gion - a beautiful area from which to explore the temples and other amazing sites that Kyoto has to offer. We booked a double room for 3 nights and moved to a 6 person dorm on the last night because they didn't have availability. Both rooms were small (as to be expected in Japan) but spotlessly clean and comfortable. The hostel offered free WiFi, on-site laundry service which was very convenient, the entire place was non-smoking (a major plus for us), and they are situated within close walking distance to a bike rental shop. The staff was very friendly and let us stay in the sake bar/lobby area for a few hours before our check-in time and also a few hours after check-out and before our flight. The only negative was that the staff didn't really have too many recommendations for restaurants in the area, so it's best to come prepared with a list. Overall we had a wonderful stay at an affordable price and would definitely recommend this place to fellow travelers looking for a budget accommodation in the heart of Kyoto.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Excellent, new and clean hostel with perfect location! I was in a private room with shared bathroom, and the size of the room was more than fine compared to the Japanese standard! Bathrooms and showers were always clean and there is a sake bar on The ground floor.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

I live just 3 blocks away and have sent friends to stay here. It's convenient, right in Gion, on the river, and Aiko, Michinori, Tatsuya, Anri are so helpful with tips on restaurants and sightseeing. Both the hostel and sake bar downstairs are non-smoking, a very rare thing! And prices are reasonable. Bedding is clean and fresh. Laundry facility is handy. If you want to save money on lodging and spend it on the amazing restaurants in the area, or in the local antique shops, Jam Hostel is a good idea.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Jam's hostel is a nice hostel, new and well equipped. The location of the place can't be beat, you're really in the middle of all the action with most Kyoto sights in walking distance. The staff is really friendly and there is a nice sake bar in the common room. It is not your average party hostel, but a very affordable and good place to stay in Kyoto. Rooms were adequate, with 6 to 8 beds (bunks) and linen was provided for. Bathrooms and other facilities were good.
Would stay here again when in Kyoto!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

I really liked this hostel. The location in Gion would be really hard to beat for the price. The people who ran it were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, and the bathrooms and showers were good. The bed was comfortable and I appreciated that they each had their own power outlet and reading lamp. There were lockers for your valuables. The only negative I can think of was that because the lockers were small and the bottom bunks were low to the ground, people's bags were unavoidably spread out all over the room. The room was big enough for this not to really matter, but it did strike me when I was there. I would definitely recommend this place, especially for the location and friendly people.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The jam hostel is brand new and extremely clean. The hosts, especially the wife are very friendly as well as the bar staff. Having a toilet in the room was very convenient as well. There are no private rooms and the lounge is 'hysterical' as it looks more like a factory tearoom - 3 people was a squeeze. Having said that, I would recommend ' Jam ' based on the cleanliness and friendliness. The owner is so sweet and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 170 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #120 of 395 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range: $14 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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