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Gate80 Kyoto Nijo
Gate80 Kyoto Nijo
5.2 Okay
10-15, Jurakumawari Higashimachi, Kyoto, Japan
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2.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
OkayBased on 5 reviews
5.2

Located in Central Kyoto, this guest house is within a 10-minute walk of Nijo Castle. It also offers free wireless internet.

Rak Kiyomizu
Rak Kiyomizu
8.6 Excellent
110-1, Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 237 reviews
8.6

Rak Kiyomizu is located in Kyoto and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion
Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion
8.6 Excellent
170 Tokiwacho, Kyoto, Japan
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0.6 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 4 reviews
8.6

JAM Hostel Kyoto Gion is located in Kyoto and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Piece Hostel Sanjo
Piece Hostel Sanjo
9.3 Excellent
Nakagyou-ku Tominokoji Sanjo-Kudaru, Asakura-Cho 531, Kyoto, Japan
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0.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 49 reviews
9.3

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel provides good value accommodation. It also offers laundry facilities, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Gojo Guest House - Hostel
Gojo Guest House - Hostel
9.1 Excellent
3-396-2 Gojobashi Higashi, Kyoto, Japan
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1.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 195 reviews
9.1

Situated a short stroll from Kawaramachi Railway Station, Gojo Guest House offers guests a convenient base while in Kyoto. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

Piece Hostel Kyoto
Piece Hostel Kyoto
9.3 Excellent
21-1 Higashikujo Higashisanno-Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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2.6 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 41 reviews
9.3

Piece Hostel Kyoto provides a comfortable setting when in Kyoto. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Kyoto Gion Kiraku-Inn - Hostel
Kyoto Gion Kiraku-Inn - Hostel
8.9 Excellent
251, Umemoto-Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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0.9 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 124 reviews
8.9

This Kyoto guest house is located within a 10-minute walk of Gion-Shijo Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and laundry facilities.

Hostel Mundo
Hostel Mundo
8.6 Excellent
596 Tenbin-Cho Shimodatiuri Agaru, Kyoto, Japan
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2.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.6

Hostel Mundo is located in Kyoto and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Tsubame-ya - Hostel
Tsubame-ya - Hostel
7.6 Good
2F, Saga Hirosawa 28-3, Minamino-cho, Kyoto, Japan
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6.9 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
GoodBased on 5 reviews
7.6

Tsubame-ya is located in Kyoto and provides free Wi-Fi. It is also a brief car trip from Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama.

Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel
Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel
8.3 Excellent
563-11 Bairincho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.6 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 
ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.3

Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel is located in Kyoto and offers free Wi-Fi. It is situated a brief stroll from Hoko-ji Temple and Toyokuni Shrine.

Tips for booking a hostel in Kyoto

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Kyoto:$63/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$40 - $95
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$45 - $69
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Top rated Kyoto hostels

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Len Kyoto Kawaramachi
Len Kyoto Kawaramachi
9.0 Excellent
709-3 Uematsu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.0 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Situated in Central Kyoto, Len Kyoto Kawaramachi is a short walk to several local tourist attractions, including Kennin-ji. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

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Piece Hostel Sanjo
Piece Hostel Sanjo
9.3 Excellent
Nakagyou-ku Tominokoji Sanjo-Kudaru, Asakura-Cho 531, Kyoto, Japan
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0.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel provides good value accommodation. It also offers laundry facilities, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

3
Kaede Guesthouse
Kaede Guesthouse
9.1 Excellent
465-2 Senshouji-Cho, Simogyou-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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0.9 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Situated in the popular hub of Central Kyoto, Kaede Guesthouse is within walking distance of several tourist attractions in the area. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and a 24-hour reception.

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Guest House Taiko-ya
Guest House Taiko-ya
8.1 Excellent
105-1 Nishirokkaku-Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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1.0 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Situated in the popular hub of Central Kyoto, Guest House Taiko-ya is within walking distance of several tourist attractions in the local area. It also offers free wireless internet.

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Fujitaya Kyoto - Hostel
Fujitaya Kyoto - Hostel
9.0 Excellent
22-5 Chudoji Yabunouchicho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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2.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

This guest house is located in Central Kyoto, and offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is situated a short walk from Nishi Honganji.

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Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel
Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel
8.3 Excellent
563-11 Bairincho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.6 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel is located in Kyoto and offers free Wi-Fi. It is situated a brief stroll from Hoko-ji Temple and Toyokuni Shrine.

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Rak Kiyomizu
Rak Kiyomizu
8.6 Excellent
110-1, Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Rak Kiyomizu is located in Kyoto and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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K's House Kyoto - Hostel
K's House Kyoto - Hostel
8.9 Excellent
418 Naya Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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1.9 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Situated in Central Kyoto, the hostel is a short stroll to several local attractions, including Sanjusangen-do and Kyoto Tower. It also provides a sun deck, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Cheapest hostels in Kyoto

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Samurai Home Shijo Omiya - Hostel
Samurai Home Shijo Omiya - Hostel
7.4 Good
27-4 Shijou Omiya Chou, Shimogyouku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.7 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Situated in Central Kyoto, Samurai Home Shijo Omiya is within a 10-minute walk of Mibu-dera. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

$19
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Gate80 Kyoto Nijo
Gate80 Kyoto Nijo
5.2 Okay
10-15, Jurakumawari Higashimachi, Kyoto, Japan
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2.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Located in Central Kyoto, this guest house is within a 10-minute walk of Nijo Castle. It also offers free wireless internet.

$19
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Guesthouse Oto - Hostel
Guesthouse Oto - Hostel
638-27 2Chome Kitamachi, Kyoto, Japan
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4.0 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Oto is situated in Kyoto and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and bicycle rental.

$19
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Fairfield Room Hostel
Fairfield Room Hostel
10.0 Excellent
5F, 613, Teianmaeno-Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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0.4 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

This hostel is located in Central Kyoto, and features luggage storage, a lift and free Wi-Fi. It is surrounded by a variety of popular eateries and is minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Railway Station.

$19
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Kyoto Hana Hostel
Kyoto Hana Hostel
8.7 Excellent
229, Akezu-Dori St., Kogawa-Cho, Kyoto, Japan
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2.0 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Kyoto Hana Hostel provides a comfortable setting when in Kyoto. It is close to the area's tourist hot spots and is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Train Station.

$21
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Shiki Shiki Higashiyama
Shiki Shiki Higashiyama
8.2 Excellent
449-2, Hachikencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

Shiki Shiki Higashiyama is located in Kyoto and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$21
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Haruya Higashiyama
Haruya Higashiyama
8.7 Excellent
542-4 Furukawa-Cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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1.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

HARUYA Higashiyama provides a comfortable setting when in Kyoto. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$24
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Guest House Hannari
Guest House Hannari
9.0 Excellent
693 Higurashidori Shimodachiurisagaru K, Kyoto, Japan
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2.2 km from city centre, Kyoto, Japan 

This hostel is located in Central Kyoto, and offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and laundry facilities. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

$24
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Kyoto hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Kyoto?

    On average, it’s $64/night for a hostel in Kyoto, though $39/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $9/night in Kyoto. Try to avoid booking your hostel in October (the most expensive month). Booking in September (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Kyoto?

    With an average review score of 9.3 (out of 10) from 41 HotelsCombined users, Piece Hostel Kyoto is considered the best Kyoto hostel.

  • What area of Kyoto is most popular to stay in?

    Shimogyo is the most popular area of Kyoto to stay in. In the past year, 1% of HotelsCombined users looking for Kyoto hostels searched within Shimogyo. Haruya Umekoji is a popular hostel in Shimogyo if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Kyoto closest to Arashiyama?

    The most popular Kyoto hostel near Arashiyama is Guest House Taiko-ya. Guest House Taiko-ya has a rating of 8.1/10 from 5 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 8.1 km from Arashiyama.

  • Should I stay in a Kyoto hostel?

    Hostels in Kyoto tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Kyoto hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.