Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan, Distance from city centre: 1.1km

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Rating: 83%from 3 reviews

  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
Welcome to Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse!! We are No1. Hostel group in Japan!!

===Best Value for your stay in Kyoto ==

*3mins walk from Kawaramachi sta (Hankyu Line) where is the heart of Kyoto city.
*Free WiFi and guest PCs are available.
*Massive Japanese style living room is available for 24 hours.
*Fully equipped kitchen + free coffee, tea, green tea and some seasonings are provided.
*Laundry service with free detergent.
*Free walking tour, Japanese Igo and calligraphy experience, and Origami class hold on every week (as of Nov 2012)
*Drink and breakfast special discount ticket for the cafe next door is available.
*Free luggage storage is available between 8am to 8pm.
*Free facility use (inc Shower, kitchen, Living room and Internet connection) between 8am and 8pm, before check-in and after check-out.

We do not offer luxury five star accommodations; however, our concept is Great Value, Comfortable, Clean and Friendly for All Guests.
We believe that your stay with us would definitely be a pleasant one!!

==== LOCATION ====

* 3 minutes walk from Hankyu line Kawaramachi Station.
We are located in the heart of Kyoto! ( For Sightseeing, Eating, Shopping, and everything! )

*By walk
Nishiki food market (5 mins)
Gion (15 mins)
Teramachi & Shinkyogoku dori shopping street (3 mins)
Manga museum (20 mins)
Kiyamachi and Pontocho street for night life (10 mins)
Imperial palace (20 mins)

*Bus -1 ride 220 yen- -1 day buss pass 500yen-
Kiyomizu-temple (10 mins)
Kinkaku-ji – Golden pavilion (40 mins)
Ginkaku-ji – Silver pavilion (20 mins)
Nijo Castle (15 mins)
Kyoto station (15mins)

Fushimi Inari shrine (10mins by Keihan line)
Arashiyama (25mins by Hankyu line)
Sanjusangendo (5 mins by Keihan line)
Umeda[Osaka] (45 mins by Hankyu Line)

==== FACILITIES ====

* FREE PC and Wi-Fi access every floor
* Fully Equipped Kitchen and Japanese Tatami Living Room (24H)
* Shared Shower Rooms and toilets (Shampoo and body soap are provided)
* FREE Tea and Coffee
* FREE Security lockers in shared dorm rooms
* Linens included Pillow, Bed sheets and Blankets

We are afraid that we could not accommodate children under 10 years old.
We are backpackers' hostel and all our facilities are shared basis. All the beds in our hostel are bunk beds.

Thank you for your attention! We are looking forward to receiving your booking soon!!

Don't worry Backpackers!
Be Happy @ Khaosan Kyoto!!

No-smoking on the balcony and rooftop. Smoking area is in front of the main entrance door, and there's a ashtray nearby.

Only the guests staying our hostel are allowed to stay and use all facilities due to security reasons.

We could not take any responsibility for any lost items. To keep your belongings in your room, we would like you to use lockers provided.

Please be considerate of other guests and neighbors. Especially during the night time.

There is no key deposit though, we will have to ask you to pay for 1000JPY if you lose your room key. ( 1000JPY for each key! )

We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation...
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

***In Kyoto City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1,2018.
Accommodation charge under JPY20,000 (per person per night), the tax amount is JPY200 (per person per night).
Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying.


* Reception Business Hours : 06:00am-02:00am
* Check in time : 15:00-2am (Late check in until 1am, please contact us in advance)
* Check out time : ~ 11:00 (Early check out is possible)
* Free luggage keeping: from 6am on your arrival day and until 10pm on your check out day

+ Arrangements can be made for early check-out and late check-in. Inform us in advance is preferable.


* 50% CHARGE
50% of room fare shall be charged if you inform us 1 day prior to the accommodation date.
* 100% CHARGE
100% of room fare shall be charged if your cancellation date is on the accommodation day.

+Time is based on Reception business hour, 08:00 ~ 21:00 in Japan Standard Time.

If you don’t show up without notification by 25:00 on your accommodation day, we consider the guest as NO SHOW CASE and we will cancel the booking. Please note that we charge 100% for the first night and 50% for the second night in this case.
The deposit for any booking is non-refundable and non-replaceable in case of cancellation and booking arrangement.

==== REMARKS ====

Please complete your payment by Japanese YEN or credit card.
We are afraid that we are unable to accommodate children under 10 years of age.

Reception Business Hours: 06:00am - 2:00am
Check-in time: 15:00-2am (Late check in until 1am, please contact us in advance)
Check-out time: ~ 11:00 (Early check out is possible)
Free Luggage Storage: from 6am on your arrival day and until 10pm on your check out day

We have a 24hr cancellation policy. If you cancel the day before the arrival day, you will be charged 50% of your total booking. If you cancel on the day of arrival we will charge 100% of the total booking. Time is based on our reception business hours, 06:00am - 2:00am in Japan Standard Time.

If you do not arrive by 1am on the night of arrival (without previous notification), we will consider you a no-show and cancel the booking. Please note that we charge 100% for the first night and 50% for the second night in this case.

The deposit for any booking is non-refundable and non-replaceable in case of cancellation and booking arrangement.

Payment is due upon arrival in cash or credit card. We only accept Japanese Yen so please make sure to exchange some currency at the airport.

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From Kyoto station:
-By Taxi-
We recommend you to take a taxi if you are a group of three or more. It takes only 15min and costs 1000yen. Ask driver to ring us up if he/she doesn't know where we are.

-By Bus-
Get out the station from the central exit. Take a bus #4, 17, or 205 from bus platform A2. Get off the bus at Shijo Kawaramachi. Walk back to a big cross road of Kawaramachi street and Shijo street, across the street to the corner of Takashimaya department store, then make right. Pass besides Mos burger and McDonald's. When you see two shopping arcades and a police box on the other side of the street (on your right side), make left. You will pass by a big electricity shop and a convenience store, then you will find us on your right hand. The bus costs you 230yen/15min then 10min walking from the bus stop to here.

-By Train-
Take the Karasuma line from Kyoto station to Shijo station (3min/210yen) Get out from exit3. Please go into the narrow street on the left side of the exit. (Ayanokoji street) Keep walking until you will hit the dead end. (You will see a convenient store on your left hand) Make right, then you will us on your right hand after walking 1 or 2 min more.
Walking time is about 10min from the Shijo station to here. Please note that there is no lift at our nearest exit 3 (there are lifts at exit 1 and exit 4)

Our nearest station is Kawaramachi station on Hankyu line. Its only a few min away from the station to here. It's another option to get there if you don't mind changing train at Shijo/Karasuma station. The nearest exit at Kawaramachi station for Khaosan is exit 10.

Located Near

We're near Kawaramachi station (Hankyu Line), Shijo Kawaramachi bus stop (city bus) and Shijo station (subway).

Located nearby is Gion Area (Geisha area), Kiyamachi Area (Restaurant and Bar), Nishikii Ichiba Food Market (For local food), Teramachi Shopping Arcade (Shopping and souvenirs), department stores, hospital and pharmacy, bank and money exchange, 100 yen shop and supermarket, post office and convenience store (international ATM). This means...everything is in the same area!

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