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1 room, 2 adults

Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto

1-star1 star
2F, Saga Hirosawa 28-3, Minamino-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 616-8304, Japan

Convenient to Toei Kyoto Studio Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Staff was very helpful and polite. Had a very pleasant stay.Nov. 15, 2018

Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto

from $88 CAD
  • Private Room (1~3 person, Japanese Futon), Non Smoking
  • Mixed Dormitory, Single Bunk bed for 1 person, Non Smoking
  • Mixed Dormitory, Double Bunk bed for 1-2 person

What’s around Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto


  • In Arashiyama
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park - 37 min walk
  • Suzumushi-dera Temple - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Nijō Castle - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Kinkaku-ji - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Heian Shrine - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Toji Temple - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 63 min drive
  • Kurumazakijinja Station - 11 min walk
  • Arisugawa Station - 12 min walk
  • Rokuoin Station - 12 min walk
  • Uzumasa Station - 14 min walk
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station - 16 min walk
  • Torokko Arashiyama Station - 29 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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


  • 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
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Tsubame-ya Hostel Kyoto
  • Tsubame-ya Hostel
  • Tsubame-ya Kyoto
  • Tsubame-ya
  • Tsubame-ya - Hostel Kyoto
  • Tsubame-ya - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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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 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

Self parking costs JPY 1200 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 Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto

  • Does Tsubame-ya - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tsubame-ya - 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 Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 1200 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include SATO (3-min walk), 中国料理 ほぁんほぁん (5-min walk), and 来来亭 (7-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Arashiyama Monkey Park (1.9 mi) and Suzumushi-dera Temple (2.6 mi), along with Nijō Castle (3.6 mi) and Kinkaku-ji (3.7 mi).

Tsubame-ya - Hostel, Kyoto

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