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1 room, 2 adults

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto

2-star2 stars
4-1 Nishikujo Kasugacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 601-8413, Japan

Hostel with restaurant, near Toji Temple
  • Free WiFi
  • The best hostel in Japan! Awesome people and service. Highly recommended. May 16, 2018
  • Amazing place to stay. The staff are very friendly and all the facilities are clean and…Jan 21, 2020

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$65
  • 1 Capsule Mixed Dormitory
  • 1 Capsule Female Dormitory
  • 4 Capsule and 1 Futon Private Room (with Tatami Area)
  • 2 Futon Private Traditional Tatami Room
  • 4 Futon Private Traditional Tatami Room
  • 2 Capsule Private Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds in Mixed Dormitory Room 

What’s around Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto


  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 19 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 37 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 13 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 76 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 46 min drive
  • Toji Station - 4 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 13 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 17 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 7 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 15 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 49 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Slippers
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Mosaic Hostel Kyoto
  • Mosaic Kyoto
  • Mosaic Hostel Kyoto Kyoto
  • Mosaic Hostel Kyoto Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Mosaic Hostel Kyoto Hostel/Backpacker accommodation 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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs JPY 1500 per day with in/out privileges

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 1000 per day

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 500 per person (approximately)

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 Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto

  • Does Mosaic Hostel Kyoto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mosaic Hostel Kyoto 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 Mosaic Hostel Kyoto?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 1500 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Mosaic Hostel Kyoto?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mosaic Hostel Kyoto?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mosaic Hostel Kyoto?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Partik (5-min walk), Coco Ichibanya (7-min walk), and YAYOIKEN (7-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Mosaic Hostel Kyoto?
    Recommended spots to visit include Toji Temple (13-min walk) and Kyoto Tower (1 mi), along with Fushimi Inari Shrine (1.9 mi) and Kiyomizu Temple (2.6 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 95 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
receive warm welcome & great service from the staff
wallace, my2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Social and clean hostel!
Mosaic Hostel was so much fun to stay at! I met some fellow travelers at the Saturday night get-together and ended up hanging out with them multiple times. The location is very near Kyoto Station and many bus stops. If you are wanting to be near the downtown area, this is not your place! The breakfast is great for $5 and I enjoyed borrowing some travel books and pamphlets from the front desk. The only downside that has been mentioned before is how HOT the capsules get at night. I was drenched in sweat in the mornings and showered regularly. The air is cool in the room, but once I put the curtain down for privacy, it was like a sauna every night. Otherwise, I loved my time at Mosaic Hostel!
Emily, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really great place
Really great. Lockers apart from the sleeping area. Bed quite comfy, great breakfast (500 yen), good atmosphere! And the laundry next to the rooftop, perfect time to rest an hour or two after a day of sightseeing 😀
Romain, hk2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best VIBE / Meeting Area Downstairs
BEST VIBE and meeting area downstairs. Rooms are nice and very clean. Bathrooms as well. Nicely located. Best part is the downstairs bar area. You’ll meet people and can go sightseeing as a group. (I fell ill before arriving and the hostel was more than accommodating to meet my needs!) Laundry facility is convenient too!
Anne, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hostel in the world?
In just one word: AWESOME!
Daniel, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Good hostel, horrible beds
Not all too long walk from the Kyoto Shinkhansen station, and the hostel was overall pretty neat and tidy. But, my matress was so worn down it was like sleeping on wood, my back hurt the day after and I’m a 23 yo male.
Axel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I would definitely stay at the Mosaic again. It's not too far from Kyoto station and is close to some attractions and a massive Eon shopping mall. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. There are also bikes you can hire if you don't want to walk or get public transport. The roof-top terrace is fab for evening drinks.
Ruth, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very Trendy, Clean, and Fun Hostel
This is the best hostel in Kyoto for sure. It is very trendy and clean, with unique rooms and well maintained bathrooms on every floor. The staff were all young and fun people, making the stay very comfortable and very social if you want it to be. The rooms have great AC and thick walls so we never heard any noise when inside our room, and the deck on the rooftop was absolutely beautiful with good views of the downtown area. It is a very short, convenient walk from the train station to here and is definitely a place that you should stay at to save money and be close to transportation around the city!
SALVATORE, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hostel
The Mosaic was very clean and had great facilities for a hostel. The staff were very friendly and had a great level of English and they went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible. They put on events in the bar and made sure it was a great place to meet fellow travellers so even if you are by yourself you can have a good night. The hostel is 5 minutes walk from Kyoto central station giving easy access to the whole city and beyond and there is a massive shopping centre with a great food court a short walk away. I would highly recommend staying here.
Robert, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A No-Brainer Booking Over Here
Such a great, fun hostel! The lobby area has a bar with great selection of drinks and food. Always good music and interesting people coming in and out. The beds and their cubicles were perfectly sized and nice and sheltered so it was surprisingly quiet compared to most of my hostel experiences. Staff there was also amazing, very accommodating and kind. A lot of different cultures and people so you never know who you’ll meet. Also it’s vicinity to the train station makes for an easy affordable decision next time I’m in Kyoto.
Allyson, usOther trip

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Kyoto

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