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Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel

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Overview of Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel

Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel

1.0 star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near Kyoto University

9.0/10 Superb

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Sannou-cho19-2, Shougoin, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 606-8392

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 2 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 31 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 37 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 1 min drive
  • Nanzenji Temple - 5 min drive
  • Shijo Street - 5 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 6 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 8 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 60 min drive
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 9 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 19 min walk
  • Demachiyanagi Station - 25 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 13 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 17 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 19 min walk


  • La Voiture - 2 min walk
  • Rakuzen Kakinuma - 3 min walk
  • Karako - 6 min walk
  • 58DINER - 7 min walk
  • Grill Kodakara - 8 min walk

About this property

Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel

When you stay at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Also, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Kyoto University and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kyoto Imperial Palace. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Higashiyama Station is 13 minutes away.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9 PM
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Garden


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Down duvet

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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 sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Guest house WARAKU-AN Hostel Kyoto
Guest house WARAKU-AN Hostel
Guest house WARAKU-AN Kyoto
Guest house WARAKU-AN
Guest house WARAKU AN Hostel
Waraku An Hostel Kyoto
Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel Kyoto
Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
As of 3 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel on 27 December 2022 start from S$65, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel and nearby?
Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Karako (6-min walk), 58DINER (7-min walk) and Grill Kodakara (8-min walk).
What's the area around Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel like?
Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel is a short 9-minute walk from Jingu-marutamachi Station and 2 minutes' walk from Kyoto University.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

I love it
Staff are friendly and helpful. 30mins bus from Kyoto station but thats ok for me.
Chris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You owe it to yourself to try a ryokan once
Kyoto is pretty quiet. There are the bar and restaurant streets to check out at night but otherwise very quiet. If you plan right you can hit all the major temples and geisha streets in a day. The hotel is convenient from the bus station, pretty close to a subway station. If you're only staying a day or two definitely go for it. The traditional feel and style is really worth it! I'm 6'4 and aside from the really tight toilet everything else was okay. We were surprised how well we slept on tatami and futon actually. Plus for the price you save a little and can use the spare change to pick up a few more souvenirs. As others have said the walls are very thin. We had some loud Cantonese who wouldn't shut up until about midnight so it is a little luck of the draw but it wasn't a deal breaker... just take some earplugs and you'll be fine. Other guests wrote about the staff.. again it's a bit luck of the draw.. the lady who checked us in was very friendly.. others seemed okay. You do have to make your own bed and take care of yourself, there are some more responsibilities than other hotels (they have an instruction manual for everything you need to know that's handwritten.. it's really like b&b style.) I think it's nice in it's quaintness and simplicity though, it makes for an unforgettable experience and best of all AMAZING pictures you can use as bragging rights for years to come. Last, make sure to eat before coming back although there are some decent western restaurants around.
Yang Yang, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

鍵がおもちゃで安心出来ず、寝れないし、お風呂にも入らなかった。 人が動くと床や壁が軋むことも辛かった。 にも関わらず6800円と高額だった。 別日で泊まった2100円の激安ホステルの方が全然設備はしっかりしており、安心できた。
Yoshimasa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

京都の町屋を体験したい方には、とてもオススメです。空いて居れば、中庭に面したお部屋がええかと思います。一般の昔ながらの家を改築してはるから、物音はどうしても聞こえます。昔そういう家に住んでた頃を思い出し、家ってこんなんやったわ〜って懐かしくなりました。 いや、私は物音したら、寝られないし、不快ですゆう方は、やめておいたほうがいいタイプの宿です。
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

good for one night stay
Japan style room, a little old, but clean. staff is friendly. near Kyoto Univerity.
Zhemin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

ロームシアターに行くのならば徒歩圏内のこの宿はオススメ。アンダースローからバスで夜遅めの時間でも快適に戻れます(熊野神社前下車)。はしご観劇の方は是非。和風レトロな作りなので海外の方にもオススメです。通りから少し引っ込んでいるので宿内は静かです。ただ隣の人の音に神経質な方は厳しいかもしれません(でも耳栓をフロントで無料でいただけます)。フロントの深い側の小部屋から和風の中庭が見えて寒い間は炬燵とストーブがあります。ここでフリーのコーヒーやお茶をいただけます。持ち込みの食事もここでゆっくり食べれますよ。電子レンジもありました。WiFiもあるのでここでミーティングしたり、仕事をすることも可能。安価で色々ついていてお得だなと思いました。 周りには飲食のお店、お土産、ギャラリー、骨董品のお店などがちらほら。
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

교토 스러운 예쁜 숙소
모두 사용할 수 있는 공간도 예쁘고 방도 예뻐요. 이불도 폭신폭신하고 에어컨도 잘 되서 꿀잠 잤습니다. 호스트 분들도 모두 친절하세요 우동 먹으러 간다고 하니까 바로 추천해주신 맛집에서 정말 맛있는 인생우동도 먹고왔습니다. 헤이안 신궁도 바로 근처고 버스타고 야사카 신사, 청수사도 금방이에요
나래, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

十分推薦!! 獲得非常好的住宿經驗~ 和室很有氣氛,房間及浴室都很乾淨, 服務人員態度非常親切,受到很多幫助, 且距離公車站(熊野神社前)及地下鐵車站均很近,交通很方便, 下次還想再到和樂庵住宿~^^
TINGTING, 1-night trip with friends
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