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Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
2 out of 5
568 Nakanocho Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥2,364 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Pontocho and Yasaka Shrine are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kawaramachi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (669 reviews)

"Typical hostel with clean, small rooms. However the location is amazing, literally comes off the main street in Kyoto with a train nearby to take you to other attractions."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
GRIDS KYOTO SHIJO KAWARAMACHI HOTEL&HOSTEL
2 out of 5
599 Nishidaimonji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Nishikikojikudaru, Tominokoji-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Pontocho and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (194 reviews)

"Great position nestled between the main shopping street, Nishiki markets and sanjo-Kai shotengai. Close to Pontocho and Gion."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

GRIDS KYOTO SHIJO KAWARAMACHI HOTEL&HOSTEL
Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel
1 out of 5
Shinmiyakawacho, Nishigomoncho, 462, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥1,773 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Gion, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre. Nishiki Market and Pontocho are also within 15 minutes. Kiyomizu-gojo ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"For the price I can't really complain, great location and clean bed, roof over my head for the night."…"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel
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Tanaka Gokurakudo Guesthouse - Hostel
1 out of 5
Nishisakai-machi 167, Nanajokarasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,155 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto Aquarium are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (50 reviews)

"enjoyed the interaction of guest house culture, its quite surprised to charge all amenities. The location was excellent which was only 3 - 4 mins to JR kyoto station. Cleanliness was good. The only thing need to improve is- the full english name from expedia was different/ unclear from the name plated ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Tanaka Gokurakudo Guesthouse - Hostel
Gion Ryokan Q-beh
2 out of 5
505-3 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥5,455 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Higashiyama, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Entokuin Temple and Yasaka Shrine. Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (181 reviews)
Great location in the Gion District

"While I didn't have the full ryokan dining experience here, it was still super-convenient to be walking distance from many of the sights I wanted to see! I only stayed one night, but I wish I had more time to interact with the friendly staff I did meet. Cute fish in the aquarium at the front!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Gion Ryokan Q-beh
Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS - Hostel
1 out of 5
115, Ichibecho, Nishi Shichijo, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥9,091 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Railway Museum and Nishihonganji Temple. Nishiki Market and Nijō Castle are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"在這裡度過非常溫馨又溫暖的一晚。旅店的papa和mama都非常貼心的對待我們,感覺真的很像一個家而不是旅店。早上還有mama親手做的早餐,真的太幸福了。"…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS - Hostel
TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS
2 out of 5
75 Masuyacho Nishiiru, Sanjodori Yanaginobannba, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥5,455 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Nishiki Market, Kawaramachi, and Pontocho. Kyoto International Manga Museum and Shijo Omiya ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
Great stay

"We had an excellent stay here, very clean and functional room in a great location. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS
Shiori An - Hostel
2 out of 5
339 Kagiya-cho, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥2,149 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto Tower, and Shijo Omiya. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (171 reviews)
Excellent Hostel With Private Room Options

"I really love this hostel and have stayed there 3 times over the years now. The location is very convenient since you can easily walk to Kyoto Station and there's also bus and other train stations even closer. I especially like the private room options here which are perfect for solo or group traveling. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Shiori An - Hostel
Bird Hostel
2 out of 5
190 Joshinyoko-cho Nakgayo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥3,545 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Kyoto University and Nishiki ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)
Good value for money in Kyoto

"We (couple) stayed here for 2 nights in one of the family rooms as we wanted our own bathroom. Room is fairly big for 2 people, windows were on the side of the building so not out to the road which was good. Looks like in the picture and cleanliness was good also. Hostel was very calm and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Bird Hostel
Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
Ukyo-ku, Uzumasa, Nakayama-cho 29, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥6,926 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Ukyo Ward, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Ninnaji Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ryōan-ji and Bamboo Forest Street. Tenryuji Temple and Togetsukyo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
おもてなし

"京都での宿泊先は、是非宇多野ユースに泊まりたいと思っていました。ずっと以前、利用して良い印象がありましたから、今回は、新型コロナウイルス感染の影響でお客様はほとんどいなくて寂しく感じました。そんな中で、スタッフの対応は丁寧で対応していただき、さすがだなと感心したところです。また機会があったら宿泊したいと思いました。"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel
K's House Kyoto - Hostel
2 out of 5
418 Naya Cho, Kyoto-fu, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥5,950 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sanjusangendo Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Tower and Kawaramachi are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (441 reviews)
A good, safe, affordable, and convenient hostel

"Great common room, a couple fridges and lots of shelves to store your own food and plenty of dishes and cookware provided. Free coffee and tea too. Breakfast is basic, I never bought preferring to get convenience store sushi for the same price down the street, but $3 is unlimited coffee and toast, ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

K's House Kyoto - Hostel
R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN
2 out of 5
256-2, Motoryogaecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,455 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya, Nishiki Market, and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kawaramachi and Kyoto Tower are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"I waited over half an hour to check in as no one was at the front desk, and when I wanted to do laundry no one was at the front desk. The facilities are fine with a basic breakfast of toast and jam, and there was water, coffee, and tea available 24/7. The room could have had a coatrack or space dedicated ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN
Shizuya KYOTO - Hostel
1 out of 5
460 Timber-cho, Higashi-in, Kawahara-cho, Shichyori-ku, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,400 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto Tower, and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"Very convenient location nearby Kyoto Station as well as a subway line. Environment is very clean, but the mattress is a bit too thin, making it slightly uncomfortable to sleep on"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Shizuya KYOTO - Hostel
Guesthouse musubi-an Arashiyama - Hostel
1 out of 5
51 Arashiyama Nakaoshitacho, Nishikyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥10,909 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Arashiyama, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arashiyama Onsen and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)

"A small and attractive hostel. A relaxed place to be. Excellent location. Did need to ask for a second futon as the futon is so thin. Sliding doors to rooms are paper thin so voices can be heard, but was not an issue. To stay in such a wonderful part of Arashiyama, right next to the bridge and monkey ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Guesthouse musubi-an Arashiyama - Hostel
utsuwa Designed Hostel
1 out of 5
8-86, Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥3,364 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Higashiyama, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sanjusangendo Temple, Gion Corner, and Kiyomizu Temple. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Toji Temple are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
Designer Hostel

"Nice Hostel in quiet area of Kyoto. Great showers and nice vibe."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

utsuwa Designed Hostel
Kyoto Guest House Ninja - Hostel
1 out of 5
27-15 Izumi Bld., Okazaki Tokuseicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Sakyo Ward, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto University and Heian Shrine. Yasaka Shrine and Kawaramachi are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

3/5 (7 reviews)
めちゃ良かった!

"時間を気にせずチェックイン出来るし市街地から近いので良かったです!広くて、ちょっとしたゲームや充電器、オモチャのかつらなんかあったりして盛り上がりました。また京都に行くときはここを利用します。サービス重視の方は不向きだと思います。私にはかなり合っていました。また、いきます。ありがとうございました!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Kyoto Guest House Ninja - Hostel
Mulan Hostel
2 out of 5
74-16, Arashiyama Kamikaidocho, Nishikyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,909 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Arashiyama, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arashiyama Onsen and Togetsukyo Bridge. Arashiyama Monkey Park and Tenryuji Temple are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"Super welcoming and helpful reception. Very nice other guests. Great local public onsen. Lovely area to explore temple and bamboo forests."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Mulan Hostel
Kyoyado Okara - Hostel
2 out of 5
477 Nishinotoincho, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Nishihonganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Tower and Nishiki Market are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
Japenese style guest house

"It’s a lovely japenese style guest house that gives you the full Nihong go experience. Not to far from Kyoto station and many little restaurants. It’s also very close to Nishihongwanji Temple which I think is beautiful and other temples. You’ve got a laundrymat at 7 mins by foot and a Presco (little ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Kyoyado Okara - Hostel
Hostel Ginkakuji
1 out of 5
Jodoji 58-2, Nishida-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Located in Sakyo Ward, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto University and Philosopher's Walk. Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"Staff behavior was excellent. Kitchen was stinking. Bathroom shared. Not good."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Hostel Ginkakuji
Guest House Oumi - Hostel
2 out of 5
19-11 Nagamoto-Cho, Nishinokyou, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥3,304 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mikane Shrine, Nijō Castle, and Shijo Omiya. Nishiki Market and Kyoto International Manga Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)

"I highly recommend Guest House Oumi. The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and it's a 5 min walk away from Nijo station which is very convenient. Tonii-san, the main operator of the guest house, was incredibly friendly and hospitable towards me and the other guests. I asked to switch beds in ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Guest House Oumi - Hostel
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥8,362 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.4/5Excellent! (2,564 reviews)

"Location is great and the room was pretty nice. Some grime in the bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

4.5 out of 5
JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥9,521 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,216 reviews)
reat location

"The location was excellent as it is above Kyoto station. You can travel out to all major attraction easily from the hotel. The swimming pool need admission which is not great and children could only swim in the morning at allotted timing."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

3.5 out of 5
410-3 Shimomaruya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥2,634 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.3/5Excellent! (1,014 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staffs, and clean room. Will recommend to friends and families when they visit Kyoto."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Kyoto?
By choosing a hostel you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its temples and monuments.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they all have a few qualities in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Kyoto?
Based on reviews from our customers, these hostels in Kyoto have positive ratings: TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS - Located within a 5-minute walk of Nishiki Market. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and hair dryers. Utsuwa Designed Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Tofukuji Station and Shichijo Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find towels, free toiletries, and hair dryers in all rooms. Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS - Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto Aquarium. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and hair dryers. Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Kiyomizu-gojo Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and multilingual staff. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms. Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Located within a 5-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with lockers and linens.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Kyoto?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Kyoto, one of Expedia’s 125 hostels might be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Kyoto?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 44°F. Average annual precipitation for Kyoto is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kyoto?
In general, Kyoto is known for its temples, flowers, and monuments. Major attractions include Nishiki Market, Kawaramachi, and Yasaka Shrine. Get out into nature with places like Philosopher’s Walk, Mount Hiei, and Maruyama Park. Cultural attractions include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Gion Corner.
What's the best way to get to and around Kyoto while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Kyoto on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the closest airport, which is Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX), 49.7 mi (80 km) away. Another option is Itami Airport (ITM), located 24 mi (38.6 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Shiyakusho-mae Station, Sanjo Keihan Station, and Karasuma Oike Station. To check out more of the area, take a train from Sanjo Station, Jingu-marutamachi Station, or Kawaramachi Station.