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1 room, 2 adults


2-star2 stars
391-2 Motomachi, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0089, Japan

City-center hostel, steps from Gion Tatsumi Bridge
  • Free WiFi
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  • Very clean and quiet with great facilities that make you feel comfortable. The Gion…Feb. 23, 2020
  • Great location. Excellent service. Aug. 6, 2019


from $68 CAD
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking

What’s around RYOKAN HOSTEL GION, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 9 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 14 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 25 min walk
  • Pontocho - 9 min walk
  • Gion Tatsumi Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Hanamikoji Dori - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 5 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 6 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 9 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 10 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 75 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • 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
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 0
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • In-room safe

RYOKAN HOSTEL GION, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • RYOKAN HOSTEL GION Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • RYOKAN HOSTEL GION 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property is licensed under an applicable law. Property Registration Number 京都府指令保医セ第300号

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 midnight and 2:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of JPY 1000

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.


  • Does RYOKAN HOSTEL GION offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, RYOKAN HOSTEL GION 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 RYOKAN HOSTEL GION?
    Sorry, there's no parking at RYOKAN HOSTEL GION.
  • Are pets allowed at RYOKAN HOSTEL GION?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at RYOKAN HOSTEL GION?
    You can check in from 4 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near RYOKAN HOSTEL GION?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include 37 GRILL (1-min walk), 祇園 土井 (1-min walk), and ☆ぎおん小森 (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near RYOKAN HOSTEL GION?
    Recommended spots to visit include Gion Tatsumi Bridge (2-min walk) and Hanamikoji Dori (5-min walk), along with Yasaka Shrine (9-min walk) and Pontocho (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Loved this place. Super friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms, great location in Gion, nice communal area to meet fellow travelers. Would definitely stay again next time I'm in Kyoto.
Dan, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place, location and service
If there’s space, book this place, you will love it! Traveling with a family of 5 we booked a private room for 4 nights. Room was clean and spacious. The place is located one step away from the train station and the beautiful historical district of Gion, super close to the action but still located in a quiet street. Location is so great that we even saw Geishas on the very first day whilst walking around. There’s a convenience store across the street and is walking distance from restaurants and main sightseeing spots. WiFi in the room worked perfectly and the staff were very helpful and nice. This has definitely been one of the best places we’ve stayed during our 15 day trip through Japan. A couple of hiccups, the private rooms are located on the ground floor next to the reception so it can be a bit noisy if there’s people speaking loud at the lobby or the TV is on, but in general everyone is very mindful of the noise. Also, although there was a curtain trying to block it, having the light of the WiFi router flashing during the night in the room was annoying. But these were small things compared to the overall stay. We’d definitely stay here again!
Zugey, sg3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic Stay at the Gion Area
The hostel has a great Japanese style interior that is complemented with lots of amenities and facilities for you to enjoy a wonderful stay. I really liked the comfy beds and tatami interior too. Couple that with the friendly staff, the hostel is a great choice for exploring in the Gion area.
Ong, sg2 night trip


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