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1 room, 2 adults


2-star2 stars
256-2, Motoryogaecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8436, Japan

City-center hostel within easy reach of Nishiki Market
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Stayed twice. Will probably stay again in the future.Jan. 6, 2018
  • Excellent place. Highly recommended. Near to the Subway. Friendly staff. Nice…Aug. 15, 2019


from $54 CAD
  • Twin Room
  • Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Female Only Dormitory Room
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Suite
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 17 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 28 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 38 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 51 min drive
  • Kobe (UKB) - 59 min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 13 min walk
  • Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station - 17 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 4 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 26 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11:00 PM.

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 15

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN 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.

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

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (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

Superb 9.2 From 87 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very clean little hostel with basic breakfast
Incredibly clean little hostel - rooms were basic, but spacious, toilets and bathrooms were always spotless and staff were lovely. Locationwise it wasn't necessarily right on the doorstep of anything, but if you're OK with walking and exploring on foot, Kyoto's on a block system, so relatively easy to navigate compared to other cities we'd been to and so the markets, Geisha district, the river, etc. were OK to reach with longer walks and there's also a bike rental shop a street away to help getting around too. Another major perk here was having the communal area as an alternative to sitting in rooms when doing research / grabbing a snack and liked that we could grab toast and coffee before heading out for the day.
Lauren, sg3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Stay in the heart of Kyoto
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with R Star Hostel, we stayed in the suite of the hostel, this is very big area with 2 double beds (bed is little bit soft) and 1 or 2 futon beds on the floor if required. It is clean and well equiped with an ensuite bath room (shower over bath), separte toilet, kitchen with toaster and big table in the dinning area. Out of all the hostel / hotels we stayed in Japan, this hostel offers the best free breakfast with 6 different varieties of bread with healthy selections of wholemeal and seeds loaf, 3 different types of gourmet jams which are so yummy, it has a nice open kitchen with plenty area to spread for your meal time cooking etc. The hostel location is nice and quiet which is only 3 minutes walk from Gojo station ( 1 station north of Kyoto Station ), there is a direct bus to Gion area with 6 stops only. will definitely stay here again if visit Kyoto again in the future.
Jing, au3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great stay
Location was good for us, it’s a 20minute walk from Kyoto station. The hostel itself was spotless and the private room (bunk beds and shared bathroom) was a decent size and much bigger than expected, comfy beds and again perfectly clean. Breakfast on offer is a selection of breads, jam, tea and coffee. Only down side was the walls are quite thin so you can hear next doors conversations clearly and doors opening/closing so if your a light sleeper this isn’t ideal! Nevertheless would recommend.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
G for Great
Super good hostel! I loved my stay here. Great staff, super clean and confy. The location also amazing, close to everything. Only 15 mins walking from Kyoto Station. You should def stay here!
Sharon, as4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay !!!!
A great hostel for a comfortable stay.Very near and clean with helpful staff. Breakfast needs improvement as only 4 different types of bread are provided for breakfast with tea/ coffee,need to include few more items.
ROHIT, gb3 night trip


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