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Utano Youth Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this hotel so much. But, the location is too far from Kyoto Station. There's no free towel and toiletry, you should provide by yourself. The staff provide Kyoto City Bus One Day Pass if you want sightseeing Kyoto with bus ❤

Thank dianaputrimaharani
New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Although it is a long bus ride (~45mins to 1 hr depending on traffic) from Kyoto Station, I really appreciated the peacefulness of staying here for my four days in Kyoto. It was a good base, and I took many different buses to explore the city. You can get to Arashiyama easily, and the Golden temple too. While I was...

1Thank ExplorerMeg
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel was clean yes, had good facilities, and staff spoke good English. But I have never had a worse experience at a hostel. There was a group of high schoolers staying at the hostel at the same time, which is fine, but the noise was so unbelievable loud and was consistently untill past midnight! Absolutely nothing was done by...

1Thank Emma R
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The location is a bit far from the city but I love the place. The ambiance is close to nature. The hostel is clean with friendly staffs. Stayed here for 3 nights. I would recommend this place to all backpackers like me.

Thank TheStokedTraveler
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice hostel with a great hospitality. The staff is really kind and helpful. We stayed in a separate room with nice beds and locker for four people. Clean bathrooms with onsen. Towel for cheep rental. Simple breakfast, but okay. Loved the place. Really good value for money.

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Localiztion is very good. It is close to nature but also close to centre of city and few shops. Staff is very kind and friendly. I`ve been in this place only for one night but I would like to stay longer. Think I will go back to this place

Thank Franek P
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This hostel is one of the best hostels in japan. Its clean, modern, comfortable and cheap. If you're looking for a traditional experience do not go here, but if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in Kyoto this is the place to stay.

Thank Minwoo E
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The reviews were so good that I expected more of this place. Please note that there are no showers in the room and you have to rent (yes really) a towel. The bath house was nice. Also you are not allowed to go back in your room between something like 10am and 4pm. Really???? I think this is the stranged...

Thank Corina M
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. Friendly, very clean, and with lots of communal space indoors and outdoors. The hostel is surrounded by bamboo and cherry trees. The shared bathroom felt like a spa! The breakfast wasn't great but the evening meals were good. Kyoto is a sprawling city with its sites scattered in every part of the city. The...

1Thank Peyresourde
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning property! We were welcomed by a massive cherry blossom tree at the entrance! The hostel was very very very very clean and spacious. The onsen was to die for! The staff at the front desk helped us with planning our itinerary and were very warm. There is a bus stop right down the slope and there are buses...

Thank 323banin

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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Additional Information about Utano Youth Hostel

Address: 29 Uzumasanakayamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8191, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
Price Range: $39 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Utano Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Try to get room as close to lobby as possible in that case you'll get free WiFi in your room”
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