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bAKpAK Gion Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I stayed here twice, once in the old building and once in the current building, both time in the twin room. The room was nice with a big window and lounge, good value for the price. It smelt around the dorm rooms, so I'm glad I didn't stay in there.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in single room, bed is comfortable and room very clean, toilet on each floor and 3 bathrooms on the ground floor, no problem at all during my stay, don't have to wait or queue. Surprisingly quiet for a hostel so can sleep well. One plus point was there is a washing machine and dryer on...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 January 2016

First,I very worry about late check-in cause I arrived very late night.But hostel said ok and told me how to get to my room very clear.Around that place easy to find 24hr shop for grab some food.And another guest so nice.

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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I took 1 room for 4 person... It's very cheap.... The location is very strategic... Near from sevel and subway station and bus stop.. Their accommodation very near from gion area.... Very recommended hostel... Their hostel clean too....

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Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is a low budget hostel and my suggestion if you have a little bit more money please stay somewhere else. The staff is not friendly and they are kind of rude, to tell people do not do this, do not do that. I think they just do not want to work or do anything. You have to pay to...

2Thank hanny_tjiptadi
Tainan, Taiwan
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Last summer I visited Kyoto and chose this hostel to stay for only 1 night. I arrived late about 9 pm and the hostel was already closed and really dark. After one day then I wanted to check out, maybe 9 am and the worker asked me money due to earlier check out. I think it didn't make a sense,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2015

My friend and I stayed here on a recent visit to Kyoto—my friend had stayed here previously, so that is why we decided to book here. Upon arrival, my friend was disappointed to see the hostel has actually moved a few doors down and is no longer at the quirky premises it was at previously. I had a single room...

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Davis, California
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The hostel is very clean and has cool vibe with tatami mats and old pictures of Kyoto covering the walls. There is only one shared bathroom, which can get a bit crowded at times. However, the location is perfect and though everything is pretty basic I found all I need. The roof top is pretty cool to chill out and...

1Thank Marc H
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Compared to the rest of Kyoto the price for this hostel was pretty reasonable. It was pretty standard for a hostel, basically everything was shared. The location however was fantastic. The neighbourhood had plenty of shrines and businesses to walk around. It wasn't too long to walk from Kyoto station and could reach Kiyomizu temple. And it was really close...

Thank Nic L
Candelaria, Spain
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We paid for a private room for 2 for just one night in this hotel and the experience was good. The room was clean, and had some facilities like tv, sofa, hairdrier, free wifi and air conditioner but we didn't need to use it since our room had 2 wide windows with view to the river. They have one toilet...

Thank LadyTsu

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Additional Information about bAKpAK Gion Hostel

Address: 2-244 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $21 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — bAKpAK Gion Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Private room”
hanny_tjiptadi, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The private room #3 (at the 2nd floor) is nice and have wide windows with view to the river.”
  • Lounge room and Shower
  • Private bedroom for 2
LadyTsu, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There are two hostels names bakpak kyoto, but ALWAYS pick the one with GION in the name as that is the better and newly refurbished one!”
urapcandimamatt, 19 Dec 2011 | Read review
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