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1 room, 2 adults

Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto

1-star1 star
Jodoji 58-2, Nishida-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 606-8417, Japan

Riverfront hostel within easy reach of Kyoto University
  • Free WiFi
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  • Staff behavior was excellent. Kitchen was stinking. Bathroom shared. Not good.Feb. 19, 2019
  • In and out buses to get to the temples and Gion festival but ok for a hostel and friendly…Jul. 23, 2018

Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto

from $18 CAD
  • Tatami Triple Room-10㎡-shared bathroom
  • Tatami Family Room-15㎡-shared bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Private Room - 2 Bunk beds with shared bathroom

What’s around Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto


  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kyoto University - 7 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 27 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 42 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 42 min walk
  • Philosopher's Walk - 9 min walk
  • Nanzenji Temple - 24 min walk
  • Doshisha University - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 84 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 62 min drive
  • Mototanaka Station - 20 min walk
  • Chayama Station - 21 min walk
  • Demachiyanagi Station - 23 min walk
  • Keage Station - 28 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 2 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Towels are available for a surcharge.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 40
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • In-room safe

Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Ginkakuji Kyoto
  • Ginkakuji Kyoto
  • Hostel Ginkakuji Kyoto
  • Hostel Ginkakuji Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Ginkakuji Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto


Towels are available for a surcharge.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

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

Late check-in between 9 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Self parking costs JPY 900 per day

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 Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto

  • Does Hostel Ginkakuji offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostel Ginkakuji 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 Hostel Ginkakuji?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 900 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostel Ginkakuji?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel Ginkakuji?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostel Ginkakuji?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include たこしば本舗 (2-min walk), 大岩 (2-min walk), and 八瀬大吉 (2-min walk).

Hostel Ginkakuji, Kyoto

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