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1 room, 2 adults

The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto

2-star2 stars
32 Higashikujo Minamikarasuma-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 601-8041, Japan

Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Kyoto Tower
  • Free WiFi
  • The beds were great and offered lots of privacy from the others in the room. The showers…Nov 16, 2019
  • i love everything about this hostel! the reception, the room, the bath tub in the shared…Oct 21, 2019

The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$95
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Semi-Double Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Semi-Double Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (Single Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Single Bed)
  • Bunk Bed Twin Room - Semidouble Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Superior Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Economy Quadruple Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

What’s around The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto


  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 18 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 29 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 37 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 38 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 44 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 20 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 76 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 46 min drive
  • Toji Station - 8 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 16 min walk
  • Tobakaido Station - 19 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 1 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 10 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 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 24 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 or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Special features


LE9 Cafe - Onsite coffee shop.

The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto’s small print

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Please note, groups may be divided and accommodated in different rooms, depending on group size and season.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system 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 and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto

  • Does The Lower East Nine Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Lower East Nine Hostel 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 The Lower East Nine Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Lower East Nine Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Lower East Nine Hostel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lower East Nine Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Lower East Nine Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Partik (2-min walk), Coco Ichibanya (4-min walk), and NAKAU (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 75 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay as a solo guy
The hostel is really close to the Kyoto train station, but in a quiet and nice area. The staff was extremely gracious in helping me map out my plans around town - even going so far as to write notes for me in Japanese! The common space is nice and the beds / rooms worked well for my budget. Free breakfast is always a nice addition as well!
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
My stay was very nice and the staff were very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place as it is easily centrally located to Kyoto Station and bus lines.
Kayla, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Quiet hostel near Kyoto Station
Nice common area, good Wi-Fi, and spacious dorm beds. The staff is polite & friendly, but it's not a very social hostel. Breakfast was lackluster (boiled egg, OJ and white bread) with no coffee. Co-ed bathrooms/showers.
Rebecca, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
overall, it’s great
Tosh, ph3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel near train station
This hostel is great. I stayed in a single bed shared dormitory with 3 others. My bed was comfy and the room and all facilities clean. They provide you with a towel, the staff is super friendly and helped me with local tips about Kyoto. It's around 6 minutes walk from the main station and at night is quiet.
Christopher, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super B hostel near Kyoto Station
I had an amazing stay at LE9. The hostel is around 6 minutes walk from the main station which is goodness when like me you use Kyoto as a base to travel around. It was clean, the breakfast okay, comfy bed and met nice people with which I went out for dinner and karaoke.
Christopher, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The hostel was easy to find and is located right next to a subway station.The staff was helpful and the facilities were clean.
Jeff, ca2 night trip

The Lower East Nine Hostel - Kyoto

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