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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Hostel ZEN - Kyoto

1-star1 star
423 Idutsuya-cho, Yanaginobanba, Rokkakusagaru, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8113, Japan

City-center hostel, steps from Nishiki Market
  • Free WiFi
  • Amazing by comparison! I’ve stayed in some nice hostels but this has been my favourite -…Sep 25, 2019
  • very good and cleanJan 8, 2019

Kyoto Hostel ZEN - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Family Room with Shared Bathroom(Upper beds available for a group of 5 or 6 persons)

What’s around Kyoto Hostel ZEN - Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 1 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 5 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 30 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 58 min drive
  • Kobe (UKB) - 61 min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 12 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 34 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • 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 hostel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Kyoto Hostel ZEN - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel ZEN
  • Kyoto ZEN
  • Kyoto Hostel ZEN Kyoto
  • Kyoto Hostel ZEN Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Kyoto Hostel ZEN 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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A city tax will 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

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of JPY 300 (subject to availability)

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.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 30 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good clean hostel
Good clean hostel and good value for the money. The little sleeping pods provide enough privacy so that the other people in the room do not bother you much. There are plenty of showers and they are very convenient. The location is pretty convenient, within walking distance to Gion and many other popular spots. One problem with my room was noise: there were some trucks roaring past the window at night, so the next night I slept with the window closed. Another thing to keep in mind is that the beds are thin futon mattresses on top of tatami mats and they could be hard and uncomfortable. Overall it was a pleasant stay and good value for the money.
Dmitry, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
quiet lil nook
great service from the staff at the hostel. Place was very pleasant and the beds were very comfortable. Showers were strong and there was a mini bath tub too!! overall will go back!
Michelle, myTrip with friends

Kyoto Hostel ZEN - Kyoto

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