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Hostel Ginkakuji

Star Rating
1 out of 5

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Reviews

4.0 / 5Very Good
21 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Parking Available

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kyoto University
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Heian Shrine
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    59 min drive

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  • Tatami Triple Room-10㎡-shared bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto, Hostel Ginkakuji is in the historical district and on a river. Heian Shrine and Kyoto Imperial Palace are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Kyoto Municipal Zoo and Funaoka Thermal Bath are also worth visiting.

4.7/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Quiet (9 reviews)
  • Safe (6 reviews)
  • Convenient (6 reviews)

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kyoto University - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Heian Shrine - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto Imperial Palace - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Yasaka Shrine - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Kyoto Mototanaka Station - 6 min drive
  • Higashiyama Station - 9 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 102 min drive

About this property

Hostel Ginkakuji

Hostel in Kyoto, walk to Kyoto University
This smoke-free hostel features self parking, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-in and multilingual staff. All 2 rooms provide conveniences such as dining areas and sitting areas, plus free WiFi and fridges. Other amenities available to guests include microwaves, hobs and electric kettles. Bathrooms are shared.
Hostel Ginkakuji offers 2 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with rice cookers and complimentary slippers. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes desks. Fridges and microwaves are provided.
Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Hostel Ginkakuji features a terrace, multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This business-friendly hostel also offers express check-in, a safe deposit box at the front desk and a television in common area. Parking is available on-site at a surcharge.
Hostel Ginkakuji is a smoke-free property.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 9 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Towels are available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Important information

Fees

 
  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective 1 October 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: JPY 900 per day
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 9 PM and midnight (amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    This property only accepts cash for all bookings and on-site payments. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Towels are available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

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, accommodation proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

  • Hostel Ginkakuji Kyoto
  • Hostel Ginkakuji Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Ginkakuji Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: JPY 900 per day

Things to do

  • Bike hire

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

Outdoors

  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen
  • Hob

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
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4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Service and Staff
3.0
Amenities
3.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2019

    3/5

    • Liked: Staff & service

    Staff behavior was excellent. Kitchen was stinking. Bathroom shared. Not good.

    Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness

    Bit far out but buses were ok.

    In and out buses to get to the temples and Gion festival but ok for a hostel and friendly enough. Self check-in was a bit weird.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

    Location far away from Kyoto Station but if you use one day bus pass then no probelem.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018

    3/5

    Small place, bad location, too many rules

    The place is really small with thin walls/floors. The guests next door have kids running around till mid night so we couldn't sleep. Location is not good. The only interesting things nearby are the Ginkakuji castle and the Philosopher's path. Everything else is located at least 4 km away or 30 mins away by bus. (They have rental bikes and free wifi) There are rules sticking everywhere in the house. Which makes you feel unwelcome.

    Pros: - Clean bathrooms and toilets - Free wifi device - Rental bikes

    Location: Ginkakuji is 5 min walk

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018

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