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1 room, 2 adults

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto

2-star2 stars
568 Nakanocho Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8032, Japan

Central hostel connected to a shopping center, within walking distance of Kawaramachi
  • Free WiFi
  • Location was excellent. Near the train station and shopping streets yet not noisy. The…Dec 5, 2019
  • Typical hostel with clean, small rooms. However the location is amazing, literally comes…Feb 9, 2020

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$29
  • Single Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Bed Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 3-Bed Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 4-Bed Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 6-Bed Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • 5-Bed Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
  • 2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom -Mixed
  • 2 People in10-Bed Mixed Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 1 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 3 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 16 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 32 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Kawaramachi Station - 5 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Khaosan Guesthouse
  • Khaosan Guesthouse Hostel
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto
  • Khaosan Guesthouse Hostel Kyoto
  • Khaosan Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Khaosan Kyoto
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
  • Kyoto Khaosan
  • Kyoto Khaosan Guesthouse
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse Hotel Kyoto
  • Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse Hostel


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto

  • Does Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse.
  • Are pets allowed at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lipton Tea House (2-min walk), Bar rocking chair (2-min walk), and Saizeriya (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kawaramachi (1-min walk) and Nishiki Market (3-min walk), along with Pontocho (6-min walk) and Yasaka Shrine (0.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 97 reviews

Poor 2.0
Worst hotel experience ever
Whole hostel smells terrible. Lobby, Kitchen, Hallway to Bedroom, Bedroom. Wife got bites from bed bugs and Khaosan refused to give us a refund. Even though they allowed us to change rooms, I saw them trying to give the same bed bug room to another couple the next day! Disgusting place and I refuse to go back. On the otherhand, I stayed at Khaosan Asakusa and Khaosan Namba - those 2 were fine.
John, us5 night trip
Fair 4.0
Probably the second worst hostel I've stayed at
The only good thing about this hostel is the location. Its 20 minutes away from the trainstation, what isn't a problem. Its also right next to main shopping center what is a plus. But like I said that is the only good thing. As soon as you get there they make you pay ¥600 damage tax. So they immediately assume you are some kind of asshole. When I got in my room there was now where to stick my large suitcase so I had sleep with it in my small bed (They give you only a small locker) Your bed only has one outlet, what faceing down and very loose. So any movement in your bed will cause your power cable to fall out. The worst thing about this hostel is the bathrooms. The showers have mold everywhere. Also there is only one shower on each floor, what is 5. What wouldn't be a problem if this was small hostel with a small amount of guests, which its not.I had to wake up extremely early to use. Over all I was eager to leave this place.
Spensor, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
2 Nights stay in 4-bed Private room
1.The location was superb. 2 mins to nearest bus & train station. 5 mins walk to Gion district. Nearby shopping districts and malls. 2. The staffs were really friendly and made us feel welcomed (speaks good English too) .They provided us with guides and tips to go around kyoto (also pointed out the available halal restaurants nearby for Muslims). Do ask them if you ever need assistance. 3. The room and facilities are exactly as described in the pictures. Although the wifi may be poor in certain rooms. You can enter and leave the Guesthouse at anytime after check in. 4. There are lots of toilets and are available on every floors. 5. Luggage storage is available at the lobby but can also be brought into rooms (recommended for private rooms) Overall we had great time in Kyoto having a nice place to return to after a long day. It is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for cheap but comfortable place to stay in Kyoto. Definitely will come here again one day.
Muhammad Ariff, my2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Decent hostel
Decent hostel, the mattress on my bed was a bit thin and so woke up slightly stiff, but all up not bad experience.
Mark, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Upper floor is good
Upper floor very Good . Avoid ground floor room number 1 A noisy and smelly
my3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best location with great price
Location was perfect. Down the street from a lot of shops and about 15 from the market. 12 minute walk to get the station that goes to Kyoto station. 5 and 7 minutes to two other subway stations. We had a private room with a bunk bed, which had a Decent amount of space for a Japanese room. Nice lounge area. Huge rooftop! Nice pillows (memory foam). Bathrooms could be updated; some of the doors to toilets didn’t close/lock correctly. Shower and bathrooms were clean. Most of the staff were really nice. For the price we paid, I think it was a steal.
jp2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great budget guest house near teramachi road
Khaosan guest house has great position for the location, which is near teramachi shopping area. The condition of guest house is fair for us, however it needs some improvement regarding the room facilities. Recommended for budget stay.
usRomance trip
Good 6.0
This is just a hostel which has some single rooms. You have to make your own bed and towels are for hire. The room had an unpleasant smell. Otherwise clean and well-located.
vnOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
The only place for me in Kyoto (at least till now)
The room is tiny yet comfortable and clean indeed. Not smelly at all which may happen in a 3 or 4 star hotels. I spent three nights at the 4/F common room with my friends, over dinner and beer! Anyone who is not looking for a hotel with other facilities and accept sharing space with others, Khaosan Guesthouse is definitely a good place.
Debbie, asTrip with friends

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Kyoto

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