Where do travelers love to go? A place which takes their breath away, and makes them visit that place year in, year out. Now, you must be thinking, where can I find a place like that? The answer is Kyoto. With a population of more than 1.470 million people, this city which was once the capital of Japan is located on the island of Honshu.

Travelers don’t forget to put Kyoto on their tour list. It’s a very famous place and people visit it so often. Now, if you’re pondering this question, why is it famous? We have the answer for you.

The elegant Kyoto is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines, and traditional wooden houses. Moreover, Kyoto is also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.

This city has many great hostels, which are ideal for backpackers. So, stop thinking and searching about where you should stay in Kyoto.

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Below we have a list of some terrific hostels. They give a ‘wow’ feel and you’d definitely love your stay there.

Piece Hostel Kyoto (Best For Digital Nomads)

  HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*9.4) Map Starts at ($25) for 18 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

There are some hostels which are loved by everyone, and there’s one in Japan – The Piece Hostel Kyoto. The unique Piece Hostel offers solace, accommodation, and items for an entirely sensible charge. The location of this hostel is great. Located only a short stroll from Kyoto Station. With only a brisk walk, you can get a train to pretty much anyplace you may jump at the chance to go. That, as well as the station itself, is a stunning spot to visit and has various quality eateries.

There is a broad scope of rooms accessible. 18-bed blended residence, blended fancy dormitory, female luxurious quarters, and private single, twofold, twin and 6-bedrooms. Plus, the restroom facilities are well kept, cleaned day by day, and supplied with a quality soap and shampoo. The showers are on the main floor of the inn and the staff deserves a special clap for keeping them spotless and having enough water strain to give you the feel of a massage too.

One of the main highlights of this outstanding hostel is that they have included a free buffet breakfast. And they give so many facilities/services including free Wi-Fi, free city maps, free internet access, towels, linen, adaptors, bicycle parking, Air conditioned rooms, BBQ, elevator, hot tub, reading light, wheelchair friendly, washing machine, outdoor terrace, hot showers, common room, key card access, self-catering facilities, hair dryers, bicycle hire, fax service, luggage storage, laundry facilities, tours, bar, cafe, tea and coffee making facility, and vending machines.

We highly recommend this hostel for travelers!

Backpackers Hostel K’s House Kyoto

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*8.8) Map Starts at ($35) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Backpackers Hostel K’s House Kyoto is an award-winning hostel, with the objective of giving reasonable, advantageous and agreeable settlement for budget travelers in Kyoto. This sublime hostel is centrally located, close to the tram, and the distance to the primary train station is not much (walkable).

There are a couple of accommodation stores in the zone, yet it is a short stroll to discover eateries or stores. Moreover, the territory right around the inn is quite desolate of organizations and very little is going on.

This budget hostel has 65 rooms, and it is about 37 km from Osaka International Airport (ITM), Osaka.

The rooms of this magnificent hostel are perfect and everything looks new. The lofts are agreeable and every one of them has substantial drawers underneath, which can oblige even extensive rucksacks. The rooms are somewhat swarmed if every one of the visitors happens to be in the meantime.

The washrooms are kept incredibly spotless, just like the toilets, which are isolated. The showers are joined to a bath, not in a lodge, and there is a lot of space to store clean garments, a towel, and toiletries.

The facilities provided by this hostel are free city maps, free Wi-Fi, linen included, adaptors, card phones, air-conditioning, key card access, outdoor terrace, hot showers, washing machine, hair dryers for hire, common room, bicycle hire, luggage storage, towels for hire, fax service, late-check-out, tours, vending machines, cafe, bar, guidebooks, alarm clocks, newspapers, and the staff can speak in English.

The rooftop terrace is the ‘Wow’ factor of this hostel, allowing you to see great views over Kyoto.

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

HostelWorld (*8.5) Booking.com (*8.2) Map Starts at ($18) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Another award-winning hostel – Khaosan Kyoto Guest House. This wonderful hostel is great because of its location. You can stroll to nearly everything downtown and even similarly as the Southern Higashiyama Touring Area or Kyoto Station in the event that you felt like it. There’s likewise a metro station and two train stations adjacent. What else will be in your grasp? The Nishiki Market and two of Kyoto’s best department stores. They are Daimaru and Takashimaya.

The hostel has 46 rooms. It offers private rooms and residence style settlement with loads of facilities/services. The atmosphere is great and common areas are perfect and all around cared for.

The amenities of this superb hostel include free city maps, free internet access, free Wi-Fi, linen included, adaptors, air conditioning, card phones, elevator, cooker, common room, fridge, hair dryers, hot showers, reading light, washing machine, outdoor terrace, cooker, microwave, security lockers, self-catering facilities, luggage storage, laundry facilities, late check-out, internet access, towels for hire, friendly reception, vending machines, tea and coffee making facilities, DVDs, shared bathroom, curtains, and multilingual staff.

The check-in time starts at 3 PM and ends at 9 PM. Please, remember that the minimum check-in age is 15, and check-out time is 11 AM. Besides, if you’re 10 or under 10 years of age, then you’re not allowed at this property. Don’t forget, extra beds and infant beds are not available. Plus, pets are not allowed.

Gojo Guest House Kyoto

HostelWorld (*9.4) Booking.com (*9.1) Map Starts at ($23) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Another brilliant hostel – the Gojo Guest House Kyoto. This is a sublime and easy on the pocket guesthouse in an old wooden Japanese house (more than a 100-year old traditional building), which makes the place feel more like a ryokan than your normal guesthouse. Situated on Gojo-dori Road, the elegant Gojo Guesthouse is an easygoing explorer’s guesthouse situated around 14 to 16 minutes’ stroll down the slope from the acclaimed Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

It has both apartments and single/twin rooms, all outfitted with tatami tangle floors onto which you spread out your futon to rest. Plus, all rooms of this hostel are air-conditioned.

The feasting zone and bistro is a decent place to meet different voyagers. The staff is super efficient and friendly. They can communicate in English and are always ready to help you with travel advice.

The best thing about this hostel is that the major attractions of the city are nearby. Kiyomizu Temple, Kodaiji Temple, Kenniniji Temple, Kamo River, Sanjusangendo Temple, National Museum, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, and Minamiza – all of them are at walking distance of under 25 min.

The facilities/services are lockers in lobby, luggage storage, bike rental, bedsheets, free Wi-Fi, bar, entirely smoke-free, clothes dryer, restaurant, kitchen, hair dryers, hot showers, laundry, lounge area, and info desk.

The check-in time starts at 3 PM, and ends at 9 PM. The minimum age of check-in is 18, and you have to check-out by 11 AM.

Kyoto Hana Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.0) Booking.com (*8.6) Map Starts at ($26) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

A hostel which won’t be shy of your expectations – the Kyoto Hana Hostel. Settled in the core of Kyoto Station, the supreme Kyoto Hana Hostel is a perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful Kyoto. From here, visitors can appreciate simple access to all that the exuberant city brings to the table. With its helpful area, the inn offers simple access to the city’s must-see places.

The hostel has 3 floors and 18 rooms (All of them gets a room voltage of 100). This hostel has large and all types of rooms. It has quad room with bathroom (4 bunk beds), Japanese style standard room (3 futons), Japanese-style twin room with private bathroom (2 futons), Japanese style double room with private bathroom (2 futons), Japanese style economy with shared bathroom (3 futons), 1 person in 6-bed dormitory – female only (1 bunk bed), 1 person in 4-bed dormitory – mixed (1 bunk bed), and Japanese-style twin room with shared bathroom (2 futons).

The important and nearest essentials are Osaka Internation Airport, Kobe Airport, Kyoto Train station, Gojo subway station, Takeda Hospital, Daimaru department store, Atm, and convenience store (Lawson).

The facilities/services provided by this hostel are free city maps, free Wi-Fi, linen, free internet access, Air conditioned and Non-smoking rooms, hair dryers, reading light, washing machine, security lockers, Cable Tv, book exchange, hot showers, self-catering facility, 24-hour security, bicycle hire, fax service, laundry facility, towels for hire, late check-out, luggage storage, tea and coffee making facility, and vending machines.

The staff is efficient, speaks in English and Japnese, and is always ready to help you.

J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House

HostelWorld (*8.9) Booking.com (*8.7) Map Starts at ($20) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

If you’re looking for a clean and a perfect place hostel for spending a few nights in Kyoto, then there’s no better place than the J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House. This fabulous hostel is found at a short separation far from the Kyoto train station, which is the principle traveler entrance point in the city, as there is no air terminal in Kyoto.

The rooms are kept clean, and everything looks new and current. The cots are strong and each has a protection drape. The sleeping cushion and bedding are perfect and agreeable and there are outlets for every visitor.

In the neighborhood of this hostel, you’ll find a convenient store with ATM 24-hours, Supermarket, 100 yen shop, and a public bathhouse. Besides, if you’re looking for a place to eat, you’ll find a Japanese style pub, a coffee house for breakfast, and Okonomiyaki restaurant. All of them are at walking distance of 5-6 min.

This magnificent hostel gives many facilities/services like linen, free Wi-Fi, hot showers, free city maps, free internet access, adaptors, book exchange, common room, security lockers, reading light, self-catering facilities, hair dryers, air conditioning, bicycle parking, cable tv, safe deposit box, washing machine, laundry facilities, bicycle hire, fax service, luggage storage, housekeeping, towels for hire, tea and coffee making facilities, and board games. Furthermore, credit cards are accepted.

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto (Best For Solo Travelers)  HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*9.1) Map Starts at ($27) for 30 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

People fall in love with a place if that place makes their stay memorable. And in Kyoto, you’ll find one – the Mosaic Hostel Kyoto. Location of the hostel is superb – it is near the center of JR Kyoto Station. Does this hostel organize more events/activities compared to other hostels in Japan? Yes! It’s true.

With a 24-hour reception, the superb staff is always there to help you with anything. You wouldn’t believe us, but it’s true that the staff has enormous local and international traveling experience because they’re a team of ex-backpackers (Regular travelers back in the day). Furthermore, you can get excellent tips from them in exploring Kyoto.

This hostel has elegant and terrific rooms for all types of travelers. If you’re a person who loves to relax in the sun, then there’s a roof too. In the bathrooms, you’ll find a quality soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

The unique thing about this hostel is that you get a delicious free breakfast. Apart from that, it gives many facilities/services like free city maps, free Wi-Fi, towels, free internet access, adaptors, cooker, fridge, iron, reading light, safe deposit box, key card access, hair dryers, dryer, air conditioning, book exchange, elevator, hot showers, outdoor terrace, luggage storage, bar, cafe, tea and coffee making facilities, DVDs, and vending machines.

The check-in time starts at 3 PM, and the last check-in is 3 AM. The check-out time is 11 AM. Plus, all rooms are Non-smoking rooms (smoking area on the patio), and pets are not allowed. You can make payments through cash (JPY) and credit card (Visa, Master, Amex, and Union Pay).

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto (Best For Budget Travelers)

HostelWorld (*8.7) Booking.com (*8.4) Map Starts at ($13) for 24 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

If you’re looking for a hostel with a perfect location, then the Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is for you. With a stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, you’ll be awesomely and centrally situated in Kyoto, ventures from Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum and some minutes from Rokuharamitsu-ji Sanctuary. This guesthouse is near Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle.

The main rooms accessible are twelve-men blended or female just with no alternative to privates. Every apartment has its very own bolt to enter, which gives a dimension of security, and there is additionally one locker for each individual accessible for visitor use (for nothing) outside of the room. There are magnificent beds – All of them has rack/balancing space inside the bed cubby just as its very own lamp and curtain for your privacy.

The facilities/services given by this hostel are amazing. There is free Wi-Fi, linen, free internet access, free city maps, air conditioning, common room, hot tub, washing machine, safe deposit box, hairdryers, card phones, hot showers, security lockers, luggage storage, late check-out, laundry facilities, towels for hire, bar, cafe (offering you pancakes, French bread and fresh coffee), meals available, and restaurant.

The check-in is from 16:00 to 22:00 PM and check-out are until 11:00 AM. Please, remember that they don’t accept payments by credit card.

Conclusion

After seeing the above-mentioned hostels, we are sure that you can now easily pick one for yourself.

Majority of them are located at a great place, allowing backpackers to easily visit the best sights of Kyoto. You wouldn’t have to waste your money. From restaurants to museums, bars, Temples, and many more places will be in your grasp.

The best thing about these hostels is their staff and rooms. The staff is brilliant, friendly and ready to help you all the time. They can give you the best advice for traveling around and exploring Kyoto.

The rooms of these hostels are superb. They are kept clean and provide a brilliant atmosphere. You will get Air conditioned and Non-smoking rooms.

Whether you’re traveling alone, with family, or friends, these hostels are perfect for you.

We guarantee you’d love your stay, and you won’t forget Kyoto for a long long time.

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