Kyoto is a fantastic city rich in history and culture that is a must-visit for travelers to Japan. Although it’s a big city with lots of hotels, it can sometimes be difficult to find something that is affordable which isn’t already fully booked. Here are three great hostels in Kyoto that suit any budget.
It is located about 5 mins walking distance from Kyoto Station. It was renewed in 2013 to offer more space, comfort and convenience regarding technology. It is near several interesting sightseeing, beside Kyoto Station, for example, Kiyomizutera,(famous Buddhist temple) and Fujiminari (famous Shinto shrine), which are 10 minutes from there by train.
It is offered five options of rooms: 18 mix dormitory, 6 female dormitory, private single rooms, private twin rooms, private double rooms, which prices range from 2,400 yen to 7,800 yen. Free internet access, kitchen and library are available, but laundry machine and bicycle require additional charges. There are private rooms with TV and also sharing rooms with 120cm bed separated by curtains, and safe boxes just in case, not that it is essential in Japan. For all those who want to stay in the center part of Kyoto, there is one branch only 3 minute walking from Sanjo Station that was opened in 2015.
Address 604-8074 531, Asakura-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
It is located 10 minutes from Nijo Castle. The outside view isn`t so impressive, but it has cosy rooms and is pretty friendly. So, you can bring your dogs and cats, making sure to reserve before, once the rooms are limited. They don`t offer breakfast or any other kind of meals. Price is around 5,000 yen.
Address: Kamigyo-ku Marutamachi dori Chiekoin Higashi iru Kitaiseya-cho 740 Kyoto
It located close to Nijo Castle about 7 minutes from Nijo Station, with a beautiful and traditional merchant style house, it distinguish from other guest houses for offering breakfast, and sometimes a part-time job for tourists who can stay for whole month.
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