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Hostel Kanouya was a real cultural experience. I have made several trips to Kyoto (I live in another city), but never have I learnt so much about Japanese traditional culture in just one weekend. The hostel was very easy to find, in a lovely traditional...More
Kanouya is located in the heart of Kyoto, near the Nijo castle and halfway to temples in the East and the West. If you take the time to walk around the Machiyas (old houses) you will feel like you are in a small village with...More
First and foremost, this is NOT A HOSTEL. It is deceitful to market it as one. It is a sub-par homestay at best.
It took us 2 hours to find this place, hidden down a side alley in a dingy area filled with gambling joints....More
8 Thank Amelia347
Response from traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin KanouyaResponded 3 February 2014
This is not a Motel. This is Hostel.
Did you stayed here? You wrote many wrong information.
Reguler price is 2,500yen. Not a 25,000yen.
You didn't stay. You created based on the opinion of others.
Why war is forever in the world?
Nobody understand for...More
My friend warned me about a bad review regarding Kanouya on Trip Advisor. This worried me but I must say I had a very nice stay. The owner was kind and helpful showing me the way to local restaurants and a bath house. Yes, there...More
I'm realy sorry to say, but this hostel was nothing I expected from so called traditional Japanese house. First of all this is private home, not real hostel. So you basically live with the young owner. This place is small, smelly, uncomfortable and above all...More
9 Thank sarahar
Response from traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin KanouyaResponded 6 January 2013
Every contry has different culture and manner and rules.
Every customer can contact manager anytime. I can do any request for customers.
Nobody say "smell"
It is first time comment for us.
7 another customer stayed together on same days. They doesn't say smell.
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
US$18 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
Kyoto Prefecture >
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