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Piece Hostel Kyoto
Ranked #2 of 346 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Ok, granted I only stayed in 4, but it was the best.
Very modern, clean rooms. What set this apart from other hostels is its own bar in conjunction with huge sitting/social area and kitchen, all in an open-plan setting.
Staff were excellant and helped forward-book tours and accommodation.
Great aircon too. Only thing missing is a pool!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed 4 nights in doubleroom. Very new and clean.
room is small but has fuge hd tv and airconditioner.
Staff is very friendly also free breakfast was given every morning.
Only 1 thing let me down was Had to go downstairs for shower / smoking.
I would recommend to anyone who looking for good price hostel.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a great hostel. I have stayed in a lot of different places and this is the only hostile I have ever stayed up with a comfortable proper bed. Granted it is in a bunk situation but it's more like the traditional tunnels style With plenty of room to move. The only thing I didn't like was that if somebody below you as their lights on it shines through your bunk they should do something about that. Also for the value it was quite good that they offered free breakfast but the breakfast was only bread rolls and white toast or plain rice basically. The staff were really helpful and spoke English quite well although they all give different directions to places which was a bit confusing and I got lost a little bit because of this. Another thing that I didn't like was when I was getting helped by the girl at the front desk she stopped helping me to serve someone at the bar and I thought this was very rude

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My daughter booked this hostel over the phone. You have to remember that it is Japan, so the room is a very mini. The bed is western style and very soft. The room is very clean. The room contains AC, flat screen TV, free WiFi, a regular bed (we got twin bunk beds), a small table, a night stand, a sink, and a blow dryer. There are men's and women's restrooms on every floor and men's and women's showers on the first floor. You have access to a very nice kitchen, a family type area, small library, four computers, and there is a bar. Free light breakfast comes with the room. This was definitely a winner!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My family selected this hostel months ago before I decided to tag along. It was a fun experience to stay in a hostel where no private bathroom attached. This was my first time staying is such accommodation. Not really loving the shared bathroom but I did like the common area at the kitchen. I felt like home.

This hostel located very near to the Kyoto train station but it was very tricky to find this hostel as it is located in a very quiet residential area. I wouldn't have found it if it wasn't for the detailed instruction!

I opted for a single room which is ok for me because there is a sink in the room. The room is super tiny and basic. There is only one single bed, sink and a flat screen TV on the wall. Though they do provide me a bath towel. The shared bathroom was not bad after all, I love the powerful shower head. As this is a brand new hostel ( opened inApr this year) everything are sparkling clean.

There are 3 apple computers at the tiny lobby for guest usage. The staff speak good English and were very helpful.

There are coin operated washer (¥200 per load) and dryer (¥100 for 30minutes) (located by the little courtyard outside the kitchen

The rate is super cheap considering the location, the breakfast and the free wifi

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We took a 8 person mixed dorm, but the layout of the room is brilliant. You basically have your own private space, like a private mini space all to yourself. The mattress, duvet and pillow provided are all clean, fresh and comfortable, no complain at all. For a bunk bed concept/level, this is like a 5* standard. The rooms are all located on 1st floor and above while the lounge, toilets, bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc are on the ground floor. At the sound of it, it may seems inconvenient. But is a good idea after all, as there is less traffic, less movement, less noise and more peace. The toilets, bathrooms, kitchen are all well taken care of, clean and spacious. The concept of eco-shower is applaudable. All the basic amenities are taken care of. The breakfast choices are decent.
The front desk staff speaks good English, very helpful and approachable.

Location: 5 minutes walking distance to KK

The downside of staying in a dorm is when you have loud-snoring dorm mates ;)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Really nice hostel. Nice loungy common area. Staff speak excellent English and are very helpful. We stayed in a double room, very small but big bed and your own wash basin. Never a problem with showers. Breakfast of bread and rice included, which was nice. A bit far from the city centre but really close to train station, so good for day trips.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Address: 21-1 Higashisannocho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8004, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 346 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range: $24 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Piece Hostel Kyoto 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
【SPECIAL DEALS】OPENING SPECIAL! ! FREE BREAKFAST (8:00am to 11:00am)Rice seasoned and cooked with various ingredients, miso soup, Japanese pickles, and bread. (The breakfast menu changes regularly) *************************************************************************April 2013 NEW OPEN!PIECE is a new trend boutique hostel, located in Kyoto: the heart of Japanese culture. With only a 2-minute walk, PIECE is the nearest hostel from Kyoto Station- the city's main railway station. As opposed to luxury hotels, we provide minimum space for a comfortable sleep. However, PIECE is built for Active Travelers to meet people from around the world and experience Kyoto beyond surface, at an affordable price. By 'Active Travelers', we mean those who travel the world with an open heart to new experiences; those in search of people, of adventure, and of discovery. If this is your traveling style, let us be a PIECE of your journey. *************************************************************************Our stylish, inspirational, cozy communal space is the HEART of PIECE.* PIECE Lounge where travelers from all over the world meet and share experiences. (We serve beer, sake, whiskey, Japanese cocktails, and Japanese tapas)* Relaxing Tatami Garden where you can experience Japanese tea ceremonies* SORA Terrace surrounded by 30 kinds of Japanese flowers and plants, designed by a famous Plant Hunter Seijun Nishihata. * Library space where you have FREE access to Mac computers and over 300 books of Kyoto / Japanese culture. * Free Wi-Fi in communal space, private rooms and dormitory rooms. *************************************************************************We also provide: - Fully-equipped kitchen - FREE water and Japanese tea all day- Communal Cable TV in Piece Lounge - Coin laundry (200YEN for washer and 100YEN/10MIN for dryer)- Clean separate bathrooms and sinks on every floor- Clean separate shower rooms (12 shower booths total)- Private bathtub for two- FREE body soap, shampoo, and conditioner provided in the shower room- FREE hair dryer rentals- Elevator*************************************************************************Our service and features include:- FREE luggage storage (8:00am-10:00pm)- Copy and print service *************************************************************************ROOM TYPESAll room types include air-conditioner, free Wi-Fi, personal bedside light, free linen, and free towels. All beds are equipped with comfortable memory foam mattresses (except sofa beds). Bathrooms and showers are shared. To reserve a private room, you must pay for all the beds, regardless of the number of people.【Mixed Capsule-shaped Dormitory Room】Custom-made bunk beds are surrounded by walls and curtains to ensure privacy. Capacity: 18Price: From 2300 yen/per personEquipped with: semi-double bunk bed (120x210cm), comfortable memory foam mattresses, private curtain, personal bedside light, electrical outlet, luggage space, and security locker.【Mixed Deluxe Dormitory Room】Custom-made extra long bunk beds with luggage space within your personal space.Capacity: 8Price: From 2500 yen/per personEquipped with: Extra long semi-double bunk bed (120X250cm), comfortable memory foam mattresses, private luggage space, private curtain, personal bedside light, electrical outlet, and security locker.【Female Deluxe Dormitory Room】The custom-made extra long bunk beds with luggage space within your personal space.Capacity: 8Price: From 2500 yen/per personEquipped with: Extra long semi-double bunk bed (120X250cm), comfortable memory foam mattresses, private luggage space, private curtain, personal bedside light, electrical outlet, and security locker.【Private 5 Bed Room】Capacity: Maximum 5Price: From 2600 yen/per personEquipped with: 2 semi-double bunk beds (120X250cm), 1 sofa bed (bed size: 140X200cm), personal bedside light, electrical outlet, 40 inch TV, and comfortable memory foam mattresses in bunk bed.【Private 6 Bed Room】Capacity: Maximum 6Price: From 2200 yen/per personEquipped with: 2 semi-double bunk beds (120X210cm), 2 sofa beds (bed size: 140X200cm), personal bedside light, electrical outlet, 40 inch TV, and comfortable memory foam mattresses in bunk bed.【Private Twin Bed Room】Capacity: 2Price: From 3100 yen/per personEquipped with: Single-sized bunk bed with stairs (100cm), comfortable memory foam mattresses, personal bedside light, electrical outlet, 32 inch TV and private sink.【Private Double Bed Room】Capacity: 2Price: From 3300 yen/per personEquipped with: King-sized bed (180cm), comfortable memory foam mattress, electrical outlet, 32 inch TV, and private sink. 【Private Single Room】Capacity: 1Price: From 3800 yen/per personEquipped with: Single-sized bed (100cm), comfortable memory foam mattress, electrical outlet, 32 inch TV, and private sink.*************************************************************************THINGS TO NOTE- Age restriction (10 year old or under are not allowed to stay in dormitory)- Reception open hours: 8:00am -10:00pm- Check-in time: 3:00pm - 10:00pm* If you will be arriving after 10:00pm, please let us know in advance. - Check-out time: by 11:00am- Free luggage keeping: 8:00am - 10:00pm - Main entrance is automatically locked from 0:00am to 8:00am (The main entrance unlocks with your room keycard)For group booking of 10 or more, please contact PIECE HOSTEL KYOTO directly after making the booking. We have a specific deposit and cancellation policy.*************************************************************************CANCEL POLICYPlease let us know in advance if you are cancelling your reservation.Reservation may be cancelled without charge up to two days prior to arrival.Reservations cancelled less than two days before the date of arrival will incur the following charges:Two days in advance (before 10pm): No cancellation feeOne day in advance (before 10pm): 50% of room rate for one nightSame day or no show: 100% of room rate for one nightCancellation fees will be charged to your credit card used to make the booking.Cancellations are accepted from 8:00am to 10:00pm everyday. Any cancellation requests made after office hours would be deemed as on the next day. ... more   less 
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