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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited Kyoto Guest House Lantern for two nights in January 2017. Our group consisted of nine persons and we rented several type of rooms. Generally clean, neat, good and cozy. Location is good, only 15 mins from the Kyoto Station. The heating system was perfect, nice toilet and shower. I really like the common room with big table, kitchen...

Thank Akbar D
Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in this hostel and I had a great experience there. The manager ( forgot his name) was the sweetest thing ever. Very helpful with touristic information and tips about the city and on top of it, was teaching me some basic survival japanese sentences ;). Great location, about 15/20 min walk to Kyoto Station, but...

1Thank GiNaissance
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed at the lady's dorm, which was a bit too small for 8 persons and their bags. The atmosphere was good: it looked really traditional and was very clean. The kitchen was too small and there wasn't enough equipment too prepare a meal (a knife would have been nice, for example, haha). The location was good, there is a...

1Thank Babet-123
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The location is convenient, and the price for the dorms (2500yen) is quite attractive. Sadly the Guest house only has 2 western showers and lacks the more authentic and enjoyable bath found in some of the other nearby Ryokans.

Thank ClementPierart
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Maybe the guy was just having a bad day, I have no idea. But I showed up in the evening instead of in the morning. Somewhere in the fine print it says that they cancel your reservation if you do that. This host was by far the rudest person I met on my entire trip in Japan. I always look...

2Thank Saisha S
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Pros: location, 20 mins walkink from Kyoto St. Cons: Staff: there's a guy called Takeshi (one who uses hat and lenses) that do their best to do my whole stay as upleasant as possible. Three days, three discusions with him. Not only for me, i listen a girl discussing with him because he refused to give her the internet password,...

3Thank Raul R
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Was very excited to begin exploring Kyoto, was a little disappointed that the people at the hostel wouldn't let us drop off our bags early before the 4:00 pm check in time. They warned us on check in that it was a traditional hostel with many paper walls but the sound level at night was definitely too high and should...

Thank Alex M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the tatami dorms, which look new. The whole place seems nee. Its clean, nice bathrooms, full kitchen, plenty of areas to hang out in. Close to he main train station, cheap bus ride to the nightlife areas. Super chill staff that speak english really well.

1Thank wklose99
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 August 2014

二泊したかったものの五山の送り火の影響からか宿泊できず、次の日一日だけ宿泊しました。 が、一日だけでよかったと思っています。 こちらはチェックインが16時以降とのことだったので荷物だけでも置きたくチェックイン時間前に寄らせていただきましたが、玄関を入っても何の反応がなく、こちらを見つめていた他のステイしている方に話しかけようとしたところその人がどうやら受付の人のようでした。その方は終始笑顔を作ることもなく、むしろチェックイン時間前に来たことに不満があるようでした。 一応その際は荷物だけでもと断り、置かせていただいたのですが、受付にて他の海外の方に対しては笑顔で元気よく話している姿を見てここは海外の方専用だったのかなと思いました。 その後用事を済ませ16時を回ったことを確認し、再度チェックインを受付にてお願いしたのですが、相変わらずにこりともされませんでした。泊まるにあたり必要な書類に情報を埋め提出したのですが、受付の方から今度はどこの部屋に予約したかを聞かれました。自分は和室ドミトリーで予約していたことを伝えたのですが、受付の方から500円プラスで男ドミトリーに移りませんかと尋ねられました。なんでも海外の方が8ベッド中7つを使用しており、男ドミトリーのほうは6ベッド中1人しか泊まっていないのでとのことだったのですが、特に英語に抵抗もなかったため気にならない旨を伝えたところ『お客さまがでなく、海外の方が。。。』と言われました。 服装に汚れや匂いといったこともまずなかったと思いますし、なぜそのような対応をされたのか理解できませんでしたが、もうこのゲストハウスは日本人のお客に対してそのような態度しかできないのであろうと割り切り、男ドミトリーに+500円で移ることを承諾しました。 ゲストハウスとしては綺麗で使い勝手はいいとは思います。しかし、それは人が泊まる宿としては当たり前のことと自分は考えていますし、このような対応はゲストハウスとして理解できません。 自分の時は男性の方が受付をしていたのですが、他の方とはことなり、まだ女性のほうが対応はまともだったように感じました。 I don't wanna stay here again. A receptionist guy always talked with me without smile but for foreigner, he talked with smile:( Additionally when I went there before check in time just to leave my baggage. He looked like he got annoyed When I went to the reception after check in time...

27Thank uragirimono
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Room is facing the door and next to the street so a little noise to be expected (as well as from the dining room crowd above). Tatami room size is big, usual by Jap standards for its pricing.. The guesthouse experience may be a tad too biosterous/rowdy... a first for me, while overall experience is not bad but would choose...

Thank zeiAsia

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Address: 152 Nishiyaoya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8269, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: RM111 - RM842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kyoto Guest House Lantern 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Book early! I especially like the couple room with traditional setting at the ground floor. Tatami, futon are available there.”
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