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utsuwa Designed Hostel

Hostel with restaurant, near Sanjusangendo Temple

  • Free WiFi

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  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking - Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking - Bathroom
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8-86, Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0981, Kyoto, Japan
9.4.Exceptional.
  • Nice Hostel in quiet area of Kyoto. Great showers and nice vibe.

    Nov 9, 2019

  • This hostel was very clean. The shared bathroom is fairly spacious. The showers and…

    Oct 20, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

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Quiet

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 3 guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • Terrace
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    What’s around

    • In Higashiyama
    • Sanjusangendo Temple - 5 min walk
    • Gion Corner - 25 min walk
    • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
    • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 28 min walk
    • Toji Temple - 35 min walk

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    Guests
    • 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

    Landmarks

    • In Higashiyama
    • Sanjusangendo Temple - 5 min walk
    • Gion Corner - 25 min walk
    • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
    • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 28 min walk
    • Toji Temple - 35 min walk
    • Heian Shrine - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    • Nijō Castle - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
    • Ryōan-ji - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

    Getting around

    • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 78 min drive
    • Itami Airport (ITM) - 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
    Profile: Higashiyama

    Profile: Higashiyama

    Quaint Higashiyama lies between the Kamo river and the mountains, just 3 km northeast of downtown Kyoto. Sloping streets are lined with wooden buildings housing independent shops selling artisanal wares, giving the district a cozy, old-world feel. Visit in March to experience the Hanatoro festival, when the flower-decked alleys are lit by thousands of white lanterns.

    The vast wooded Kiyomizu-dera temple complex is the best-known attraction in the area, but a stroll through Higashiyama’s picturesque streets will bring you to countless smaller but equally fascinating religious sites, including Kodaiji Temple which boasts pretty landscaped gardens and a bamboo grove.

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    8-86, Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0981, Kyoto, Japan

    At a glance

    Size

    • 3 rooms
    • Arranged over 1 floor

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 4 PM-11 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-in/out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check in instructions

    There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

    Required at check in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Children

    • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed
    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee shop/café
    • Snack bar/deli
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Microwave in a common area

    Services

    • Luggage storage

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • 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

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    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

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 600 per person (approximately)
    • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    Policies

    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 does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

    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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, JCB International and cash.

    Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

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

    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

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, utsuwa Designed Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 4 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Amazon (5-min walk), Veg Out (7-min walk), and Trattoria Sette (7-min walk).
    • Utsuwa Designed Hostel has a garden.
    9.4.Exceptional.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Superb!

      Almario, 2 night family trip, Nov 8, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff were friendly and accommodating for an early check in. The place was spotless and comfortable. Great common living/eating area. Great showers. Great location (10-15min walk to Kyoto station).

      3 night trip, Oct 13, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Really great hostel. Super friendly staff. Not a long walk from the station. Only downside is that the rooms don’t really get dark at night due to the windows that open to the floor below, which always has its lights on.

      4 night trip with friends, Oct 3, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Sweet home

      Great welcome and advices, facility and arrangement to stay one day more. Good atmosphere!

      sylvain, 4 night trip, Sep 28, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      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, 2 night trip with friends, Jul 17, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      A nice and clean hostel, with friendly service in English. A bit of a walk from Kyoto Station, but they provide a walkthrough (in English) on how to get there with a lot of photos. So, the walk is long, but one does not feel lost, and on the way to the hostel, you can check out where you might want to drink your beer for the night :-)

      Frenky, 2 night business trip, May 16, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Property looks nice, but staff or owner seems extremely inexperienced. Had a very bad experience, first the ran out of towels one night, staff was no where to be found to ask for more towels. Then the next day, when new towels were out, I opened it up and there were hair stuck in it, quite a few strands. It was extremely discomforting.. not sure how it happened.

      3 night romance trip, Apr 3, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      such a cute hostel! Well designed and stylish! Great value. Staff SUPER friendly and helpful. The beds were a bit on the harder side, and it is hard to not have your own space to spread out your suitcases and pack/unpack (and you have to be considerate of others who may be sleeping or resting in the same space), but that's the con of hostels. Other than that, it was a great place! Super easy to get to the airport from here too (KIX), use the bus that goes there direct! Way easier than maneuvering the trains.

      MS, 2 night romance trip, Nov 10, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      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, 3 night trip, Oct 19, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great place for staying!

      Frist of all, here’s facility is great!! Everything is here such as tower, toothbrush, shampoo etc. Also, the staff is very kind! Thank you for everything!

      3 night trip, Oct 6, 2018

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