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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2013

The location is the best 5 min walking to Kyoto station, It can't be called a professional hotel the reason --> The hotel is owned by Japanese lady and she is running the show with her little bit English speaking staff, its definitely below furnished place but we were very clear what we wanted Bit bigger than Tiny Tripple room,...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Excellent location, Safe time and easy to catch bus or train to travel around the next day. Use the hotel map from their website, u def will find the hotel. It is one of the budget hotel we stay that offer all amenities u need e.g. iron machine, kettle, fridge etc We just used as a place to sleep and...

Thank K S
Kurashiki, Japan
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This is the 4th time I've stayed here, I choose it whenever I plan on using the train for travel in & around Kyoto as it is only 3 minutes on foot from the station. The rooms are basic tatami rooms or western-style rooms, and there are plenty of amenities- tea & hot water pot, TV, yukatas, shampoo & soap,...

1Thank Maneki-neko
Reviewed 26 September 2009

The White Hotel is in a great location right outside Kyoto Station, although it is a little difficult to find at first, and I recommend calling ahead for directions. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with futon bedding. If you don't know how to lay out a futon, they will help you. The ensuite bathrooms are small, as in pretty...

1Thank bitofpixiedust
Reviewed 22 June 2009

Family-run hostel 5-10 min from Kyoto station. Traditional Japanese-style tatami and futon, it's a good alternative to expensive ryokans if you wanna try futon. Pros: 1. Excellent location in a quiet little alley. 2. Very comfortable futon! All of us agreed it was the comfiest bed we've ever slept in. 3. Internet available. You have to get a LAN cable...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 18 May 2009

We just checked in... The lady at the front desk is not at all friendly (not only in English, but also in fluent, polite, humble Japanese). This is my first time using this hotel, and it'll be the last time for sure. Pros: distance from Kyoto station (5 min walk), free Internet (bring your ethernet cable; otherwise, it costs 100JPY),...

1Thank mariko_t
Reviewed 20 October 2008

We stayed for 3 nights and paid usd95 for 2 people in a japanese style room. The hotel is close to the JR kyoto station in a dingy alley. It is more like a dormitory than a hotel. The room is old and the bathroom is so small that it is a joke. You have to lay out your own...

3Thank sbs71
Reviewed 28 July 2008

The only good point about this hostal (that is definitely not a hotel) is the location (next to kyoto station). Too expensive (60 eur per night, 2 pax) for what they offer, not very friendly, uncomfortable bed (japanese style, bed bugs included). I do not recommend to stay there and would not repeat ever.

2Thank naokossmile
Reading, UK
Reviewed 29 April 2008

Stayed here for 1 night - the reason being its proximity to the station. The website has a map and says it’s only a 5 mins walk but that is if you know where you are going, as the map does miss out a few streets so we ended up walking around in a bit of a circle but found...

1Thank LWFL
Reviewed 4 November 2007

The staff here were really friendly and helpful. The hotel is also really near the station (although we got slightly lost when we arrived - if you walk more than five minutes away from the station to get here you're lost too!). We chose a Japanese style room and stayed for 4 nights. The room photographed was the smaller room...

2Thank jlyus

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Address: 556-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range: RM173 - RM765 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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“Don't take the Japanese rooms, the tatami floors in this hotel smell like dead fish (in other hotels I stayed, the tatami floors were fine)”
 of 5 bubbles ldeviveiros, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Take the North-East exit from Kyoto Station (or look for the Bus port), and the Hotel is about a block away”
 of 5 bubbles fielight, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We asked for a queit room and we got it. Top floor, and as far away from the elevator as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Lillarm, 19 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Try avoid selecting room next to elevator as lot of people come and go late evening”
 of 5 bubbles jigneshj2013, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
“You can ask for a western-style room or a Japanese-style room.”
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  • Single tatami room
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 of 5 bubbles Maneki-neko, 2 Jun 2012 | Read review
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