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1 room, 2 adults

utsuwa Designed Hostel, Kyoto

1-star1 star
8-86, Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0981, Japan

Hostel with restaurant, near Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • This hostel was very clean. The shared bathroom is fairly spacious. The showers and…Oct. 24, 2019
  • The staff were friendly and accommodating for an early check in. The place was spotless…Oct. 18, 2019

utsuwa Designed Hostel, Kyoto

from $47 CAD
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking
  • [Mixed/Non Smoking] A Japanese Double Room, Free Amenities, Wi-Fi
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking

What’s around utsuwa Designed Hostel, Kyoto


  • In Higashiyama
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 28 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 5 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 35 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 25 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Nijō Castle - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 78 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 49 min drive
  • Shichijo Station - 5 min walk
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 14 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 17 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 10 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 21 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 24 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions prior to their arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 0
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

utsuwa Designed Hostel, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • utsuwa Designed Hostel Kyoto
  • utsuwa Designed Kyoto
  • utsuwa Designed
  • utsuwa Designed Hostel Kyoto
  • utsuwa Designed Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • utsuwa Designed Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto


Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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 is licensed under an applicable law. Property Registration Number 京都府京都市保健所第 H30-230

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.

Optional extras

Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay

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 75 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Designer Hostel
Nice Hostel in quiet area of Kyoto. Great showers and nice vibe.
Christopher, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Almario, ph2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sweet home
Great welcome and advices, facility and arrangement to stay one day more. Good atmosphere!
sylvain, sg4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommended
This is hands down the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The building is so beautiful and smells like sandalwood. The staff are friendly, everything is super clean, there is a beautiful outdoor area and a nice dining area. The beds are comfortable and the room is air conditioned. Do try the breakfast and coffee, they are delicious and vegetarian (very difficult to find in Japan!). I can’t recommend enough.
Abigail, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hostel!
I stayed 3 nights and it was amazing! the hostel is brand new so everything looked perfect. The bed was comfortable the location was 10 minutes away from the station and walking distance to several temples and shrines. It was always very clean. They are very generous and provide free things such as water padlocks towels earplugs among other stuff. The only downside I would say is that the bathrooms are downstairs and there is no kitchen. But if u don't care about that it's a really good choice if you're planning to stay in Kyoto. The staff are very helpful especially Ono and they helped me to check in through the tablet. I regret I didn't stay longer
Antony, gb3 night trip

utsuwa Designed Hostel, Kyoto

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