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This place has positives and negatives.
Positive side, it is very close to buses that tour all over Kyoto (I never used subway)/ food market/nijo castle and seems to be placed right in the middle of Kyoto. So anyway to travel is not too far....More
We stayed in the dorm room for two nights with my boyfriend and were very pleased with our stay. The staff was friendly and free breakfast was a nice plus. The location wasn't the best possible, since it was a bit far away from the...More
False advertising. breakfast toast and jam. grim atmosphere. unfriendly. Asked for the room we paid for, and then received a moldy, smaller room. Would not help us get a taxi to leave, unless we begged. Lied to us about policy or room rates.
Arrived on a wet night after staying at another hostel in Kyoto (Imaya) which was far nicer than this. The room was big and cluttered with a lot of bunks - felt like a hospital! Clean but we didn't feel comfortable. However it was nice...More
The hostel was clean and staff were nice, the rooms have about 20 people in them so it's the luck of who you get in there really, unfortunately we had some really loud and messy people. But the bed was comfortable, the curtain was a...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.