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Utano Youth Hostel
Ranked #43 of 333 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great hostel”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I have been in this hostel 3 times. The place is peacefull, clean, friendly and quiet. Breakfast is well presented. It's a little bit far from downtown but buses reach you easily to there. Certanly a good choice of hosteling. No complains to do!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The place, people and surroundings are spectacular. The only caveat is that there's a little far from kyoto station (45 minutes) that is where everything is located (bars, restaurants, etc). You can take the bus or a taxi (although very expensive). At the hostel, people are very friendly, rooms are extremely clear, and there are some choices of food (expensive too). You can buy at the supermarket frozen food or anything and cook it at the hostel kitchen. Wifi it's free there. There are also computers with internet but you have to pay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Kyoto, Japan
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Just before I stayed it there with my family.
Very clean and big soaking bath prepaired.
They are staff, very kind. I recommend you here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Our school group of 26 was housed an a series of dorm rooms through to rooms with an ensuite. The property catered for our group with dinner and breakfast that were tasty and ready as soon as we returned from a tour. The adults were able to grab a coffee or beer from the vending machines and have a quiet time in the lounge. All enjoyed the traditional communal hot bath even our schoolboys. The property was a short taxi ride from the metro and then only a few stops from the main JR station in Kyoto.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed in a lot of backpackers around Japan and this was by far our favorite! The property was immaculately clean and felt young and and new. There were fun activities happening every night in the living area. They put on a special show music show one night with ocarina playing which was very special. The sento bath they have on property was such a treat and made a perfect way to end the day.

The only con I can list about this place is the location is a bit far away from a train station but that didn't ruin the experience at all. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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nagano japan
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73 reviews
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

When I stayed UTANO Youth Hostel , full with Japanese familly and group.
Because after Hukusima EarthQuake.
8 people are from Austraria, USA.

You could cook here evryday, and even could try Japanese Big BATH.
In this hostel, I cooked and drank a Beer , it was a so nice dinner to me.

I highly recomend UTANO Youth Hosttel .

Room Tip: For Familly, you have a nice Tatami matt room.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Hohoe, Ghana
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

I was at UYH for two nights and it was a wonderful place. It was a programme sponsored by JICA for 8 african countries. Hiroki Shigeno San delivered lectures and it was all WAAAOOOOHHHH!! We had lots of interactions with Japanese youths and we made new friends from Japan.

Utano Youth Hostel is really a home away from Home.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Utano Youth Hostel
Address: 29 Uzumasanakayamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8191, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
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Free Parking
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Ranked #43 of 333 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Utano Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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