When planning a trip, finding the right balance between cost and experience can be tricky. Should you give up visiting a certain place or eating a good meal? For those looking to save money on accommodation, here are some great hostels around Kyoto to consider.
Hotel Nine Hours Kyoto - the gorgeous capsule hotel
Capsule hotels in Japan offer budget accommodations where guests sleep in individual “capsules”. Hotel Nine Hours Kyoto, located near Kawaramachi Station, specializes in providing basic yet excellent accommodations. The hotel prioritizes shower and sleep, recognizing their importance when choosing a hotel. The sleeping pods feature stylish lighting that gradually dims when sleeping and brightens when waking up, promoting efficient sleep and refreshing wake-ups. Additionally, the hotel offers basic amenities and ensures a comfortable stay with clean shower rooms and washrooms.
- Name: Hotel Nine Hours Kyoto - the gorgeous capsule hotel
- Address: Kyoto-city, Shimogyo-ku teramachi street Shijo under Le Teianmaeno-cho 588 (see map)
The interactive guest house: Ks House Kyoto
Ks House Kyoto is an ideal destination for backpackers and tourists looking for a home away from home. Accommodating many different styles of rooms dormitory, private (single, double, and twin) and deluxe double as well as Japanese-style rooms, Ks House Kyoto has a lounge complete with sofas and dining tables, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can even enjoy international fare with a local twist at Zen Caf on the first floor, offering breakfast and dessert items such as apple pie and pancakes. The restaurant also serves Japanese delicacies like the Kyoaka Jidori Teriyaki set with Kyoto chicken, miso soup, rice and side dishes. Ks House Kyoto offers a unique and welcoming alternative to a business hotel or capsule hotel.
- Name: The interactive guest house: Ks House Kyoto
- Address: The interactive guest house: Ks House Kyoto
- Non-smoking rooms
- Internet services
- Luggage storage
- WiFi Available
- Free WiFi
- Air conditioning
Enjoy Kyoto at a cheap price! Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
Located just 7 minutes from Kyoto station on foot, Capsule Ryokan Kyoto is a popular capsule hotel with tourists due to its location and reasonable price. Each room has 8 capsules, with a simple design based on Japanese-style rooms, and basic amenities are available as well. The shower rooms there are also clean. From 3:30 pm to 9 pm every day, you can also try out traditional Japanese costume, Kimono, for free in the hotel, giving you a great chance to take a travel photo! Make sure you reserve your place early to experience all that Capsule Ryokan Kyoto has to offer!
- Name: Enjoy Kyoto at a cheap price! Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
- Rating: 3.0/5
- Address: Shimogyo-ku Tsuchihashi-cho 204
Convenient and comfortable: The Lower East Nine Hostel
Recently opened in October 2015, The Lower East Nine Hostel is located in a building built during the Taisho Era (1912-1926). It is within walking distance from Kyoto Station and even closer to the Karasuma Line Kujo Station. The hotel offers various room types, including female-only rooms for 12 people, mixed rooms for 8 people, and rooms for 4 people. The double decker beds are not just for sleeping, they are also part of the hotel’s design that gives the rooms a spacious feel. Amenities such as towels and soaps are provided, as well as communal shower rooms and washrooms. There are also private rooms available. On the second floor of the hotel, there is a living and dining room where visitors can interact with friends and other guests. The Kyoto Tower can even be seen from the windows! The caf and bar serves various drinks and sweets, with beer and wine available at night.
- Name: Convenient and comfortable: The Lower East Nine Hostel
- Address: Kyoto City, Minami-ku, Tokujo MinamiKarasuma-cho 32