K's House

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Kyoto, Japan

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K's House Kyoto Reviews

davejo davejo
273 reviews
A great budget optiuon Sep 22, 2017
This hostel was voted number one in Asia back in 2013, i believe and we has no hesitation making a booking on the internet after reading so many positive reviews. It is a ten minute walk from the station which means you don't have to go far to find local and long distance transport. We were greeted by friendly, English speaking staff who informed us about the GH and the attractions of Kyoto. There was a cafe/bar attached to the GH which served a few different meals and had a happy hour too. There was plenty of common sitting areas, a kitchen that you could use (spices, oil etc were provided as well as free coffee, tea and a drinks vending machine. The bedroom was the usual size for Japan, but had a comfortable bed, a/c, and shared bathroom. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
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davejo says:
never say never !!!
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
planxty says:
I will never visit Japan but this looks like a great option so thanks for posting it.
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
Toonsarah says:
Sounds a good option in an expensive city
Posted on: Oct 06, 2017
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sepilokfui sepilokf…
47 reviews
A Professional Hostel Chain Jul 23, 2012
Stayed here in Sep 2011.

K's House is professional. They are a chain of hostel in multiple locations in Japan. Always with clean properties, location is convenient, fully equipped and functional kitchen, hot water and clean share bathroom, the best of all - they always have a common area to hang out, a tatami living room and a dining room, always with music player and WiFi.

Get the day pass for the bus from this hostel, very cheap comparatively and worth it once you start your visit around all the temples in Kyoto.

Walk down the main street from the hostel, there is a good beef rice shop (as low as 300Yen), one of the cheapest but tastiest meal I had.

I will be back to Kyoto one day and I will use them again.
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Raches Raches
25 reviews
Mar 04, 2010
It's quite a large place with common areas (including a lovely fish tank), clean unisex bathrooms and a bar/breakfast area, which we didn't really check out. The location is great - easy walking distance from Kyoto station. The only downside was the size of the room; the 4 of us had a room with 2 bunk beds and very little floor space; although under each bed there was a storage space, it didn't leave much room for the other 2 people's stuff. But, not so bad that I wouldn't recommend it!
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stephandadam stephand…
12 reviews
Dec 11, 2007
Havn't actually stayed at the Kyoto branch but we did stay at the Kawaguchi-Ko K's House and it was exceptional. Great staff, clean with excellant facilities. If you can get into the Kyoto one I'd feel confident to recommend you give it a go. We have reviewed the Kawaguchi-ko one.

Top thing we did in Kyoto was the Fushima Inari Shrine.
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kebrunn says:
I stayed in Kyoto for six nights in the summer of 2006 at The Budget Inn hostel. I would definitely recommend it- the price is excellent, and it is very convenient to the train station (five minutes walk or less). Cheap without being skeezy, great staff (I hung out with one of them who wants to be a poet and introduced me to Japanese Punk rock), and each room has it's own toilet and shower. This could be a good alternative for you if you like no frills, quiet, safe, clean accomodation. http://www.budgetinnjp.com/index.html
Posted on: Dec 12, 2007
girlrobot girlrobot
5 reviews
Mar 21, 2006
K's House is a Backpacker's Hostel but you would never know it! It was rated the #1 Hostel in Asia in 2004. We rented two types of room (they have all different types though). Two of the rooms just had a bed and asmall desk and used communal bathrooms shared with the whole floor and the third room had a bathroom in itself. The place was very clean and as spacious as a typical Japan accomodation (basically had just enough room for the bed and a side table and your luggage). The one bathroom that was in the room was pretty spacious (for aJapan bathroom) and was very clean. The water pressure was perfect and adjustable as well as the water temperature. Also, they had wonderful heated toilet seats!!! You can't wear shoes inside the hostel but they provide house slippers or you can bring your own. They also have a very helpful front desk who also speak english. The lobby/shared living room area is filled with couches and tourist books to read. There is a kitchen and dining room table you can also use. They charge for internet use but have free wireless internet if you have your own laptop. Also, there are almost always other hostelers hanging around to talk to and befriend so that's cool. There is no curfew but the doors are locked after 10pm (you are provided your own key to the front door though) and quiet hours are also at this time. Lucky for us we stayed out late every night and by the time we came home we just wanted to crash. Overall, it was very nice and completely exceeded my expectations for a hostel. The prices can't be beat!
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stevenguyen says:
Did they have an onsen?? haha
Posted on: Sep 03, 2006

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