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1 room, 2 adults

Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto

2-star2 stars
509-2 Shimoma-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0873, Japan

Convenient to Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room

Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$24
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  • Quadruple Bunk Bed with Bath

What’s around Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto


  • In Higashiyama
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 15 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 19 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 21 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 28 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 38 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 51 min drive
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 13 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 15 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 23 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 23 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 23 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 27 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (9 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse House Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Soi Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse House
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Soi House Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi House
  • Guesthouse Soi Kyoto
  • Soi Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi Kyoto


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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 Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto

  • Are pets allowed at Guesthouse Soi?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Guesthouse Soi?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Guesthouse Soi.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Guesthouse Soi?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Guesthouse Soi?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include ことたま 京都白玉專賣店 (4-min walk), みなと (5-min walk), and ぐるんぱ (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 54 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Budget Stay
Good location, easily accessible by public transportation. Good service by Jill.
Eliot, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a very good place to stay for both short and longer visits to Kyoto! It was very easy to find - the signage was very clear. The hosts were nice and helpful and could speak both English and Chinese. The location is close to the Gion district and the nearest JR station is a 25 minute walk. The one downside was the communal bathrooms. I would definitely recommend to everyone, and would choose to stay here again if I ever return to Kyoto.
us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Wonderful guesthouse
Being in Kyoto for the first time and staying in this guesthouse was such a nice experience. In my opinion it was quite clean, the rooms are reasonable sized and sleeping on the floor with Japanese mattress was an amazing feeling! I was well rested :) A pity it’s a bit far away from the city centre but you can get a bus to everywhere.
gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely stay!
The staff was very friendly, the place was cool and clean. It has bikes to rent which is very useful as it's located pretty far from downtown but it's a good distance to do by bike.
Giselle, jpRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Big breakfast!
It was a great breakfast. We were three of us and we’ve slept well.
Ken shunji, as1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect for hiking the Higashiyama District
It was my first time staying in a guesthouse and I enjoyed the experience. I was a solo traveler from Canada and I got to meet people from France, Scotland, Shanghai, and Japan. The reason I chose Guesthouse Soi was its affordability and that it was located in the Higashiyama District where I was going to do the entire day historic hike to the Silver Pavilion. With that said, if you don't enjoy hiking/walking or your health is questionable, I would suggest a different accommodation closer to a JR station. The closest JR station is the kyoto station, approximately 25 mins of walking. Otherwise, the location was perfect as I dined in the Gion district often. Maki and her staff were pleasant to talk to. Their cooking skills for breakfast were great. The room I stayed in was a Japanese-style room with a tatami mat and it was clean and comfortable. My reason for the cleanliness rating was that some of the shared facilities such as the washroom & showers could be better, but that wasn't the fault of the guesthouse or staff. It has more to do with the behaviour of the other guests you'll be sharing with. Other than that, you'll always have a nice hot shower. I would book again.
Antonio, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely amazing! Authentic Japanese experience.
Brilliant! The staff were super nice and helped us gather our bearings! Beautiful tatami room which gives it an authentic Japanese vibe! Would stop again 100%!
Tilleisha, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Extremely hospitable and very friendly.
A wonderful stay. All staff were very hospitable and extremely helpful. We were made to feel very welcome and given lots of very informative and relevant tips on the best places to to see, according to our specific interests in gardens, art and temples.
Venessa, gb4 night romance trip

Guesthouse Soi - Kyoto

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