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Dec 26, 2017
“Great location, super comfy, great atmosphere”
Nov 4, 2017
“great place to stay in Kyoto”
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Very comfortable room. It's a dorm, but each bed is separated by a wall, so feels like you have your private room. Each dorm has a bathroom. Toiletries are provided. Everything is very clean and sparkling new. Simple breakfast (toast with jam) included. Tea/ coffee...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a very big room including a balcony and en suite bathroom and toilet. It is not a typical hotel but a hostle offering a basic breakfast and the employees are very helpful. It is located in a...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife had a great stay at Friends Kyo. We had the twin room and the experience was excellent - in fact it was better than most hotels we went to in Japan. The twin room is large and quiet if you want...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We loved this place. My family of four stayed here for a few nights while in Kyoto. It was perfect - from the people working there (incredibly nice, helpful, gracious) to the location (excellent location in gion, near river, restaurants, shops, bus stops), to the...More

Thank Kierstonv
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

This hostel is extremely well located and value for money given its location. You have access to all of Gion by foot, Kiyomizu temple is also within 20 min by foot, the main shopping street is also within walking distance. During Gion Matsuri, you can...More

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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
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
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