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Featured Hostels in Kyoto

TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $64 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Nishiki Market, Kawaramachi and Pontocho. Kyoto International Manga Museum and Shijo Omiya ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
Great stay

"We had an excellent stay here, very clean and functional room in a great location. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS
Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel
1 out of 5
Shinmiyakawacho, Nishigomoncho, 462, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is CA $30 per night

Located in Gion, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kenninji Temple and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)

"For the price I can't really complain, great location and clean bed, roof over my head for the night."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2020

Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel
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Located in Minami, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower and Toji Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are also within ...

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Hostel Ginkakuji
The price is CA $18 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto University and Philosopher's Walk. Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"Staff behavior was excellent. Kitchen was stinking. Bathroom shared. Not good."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2019

Hostel Ginkakuji
utsuwa Designed Hostel
The price is CA $45 per night

Located in Higashiyama, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sanjusangendo Temple, Gion Corner and Kiyomizu Temple. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Toji Temple are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
Designer Hostel

"Nice Hostel in quiet area of Kyoto. Great showers and nice vibe."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2019

utsuwa Designed Hostel
K's House Kyoto - Hostel
The price is CA $35 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market ...

4.3/5Excellent! (441 reviews)
A good, safe, affordable, and convenient hostel

"Great common room, a couple fridges and lots of shelves to store your own food and plenty of dishes and cookware provided. Free coffee and tea too. Breakfast is basic, I never bought preferring to get convenience store sushi for the same price down the street, but $3 is unlimited coffee and toast, ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2019

K's House Kyoto - Hostel
GRIDS KYOTO SHIJO KAWARAMACHI HOTEL&HOSTEL
The price is CA $37 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Nishiki Market, Kawaramachi and Pontocho. Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Shijo Omiya are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (193 reviews)

"Great position nestled between the main shopping street, Nishiki markets and sanjo-Kai shotengai. Close to Pontocho and Gion."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 16, 2019

GRIDS KYOTO SHIJO KAWARAMACHI HOTEL&HOSTEL
Hostel Mundo
2 out of 5
The price is CA $23 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Seimei-Jinja Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijō Castle. Kawaramachi and Kyoto University ...

4.1/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
My favorite Japanese stay

"I was so pleased with Hostel Mundo! It has the style of a traditional Japanese home, with all the comforts that come along with that. That means snug rooms with sleeping cushions on tatami mat floors, a warm home-like environment in the common quarters, and a welcoming staff that is knowledgeable ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2019

Hostel Mundo
Hostel Otro Mundo
The price is CA $25 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kitano Tenmangū, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijō Castle. Kawaramachi and Shijo Omiya are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (38 reviews)

"The location was not very central, but still ok, with some supermarkets and restaurants close by. The staff were all amazing and extremely helpful and friendly in suggesting things to see and do as well as just socialising and helping with booking transport etc. The hostel is quite old and the dorms ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2019

Hostel Otro Mundo
R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $56 per night

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya, Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)

"Excellent place. Highly recommended. Near to the Subway. Friendly staff. Nice Neighborhood. Clean and organized."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2019

R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN
The Next Door - Hostel
The price is CA $68 per night

Located in Minami, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower and Toji Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are also within ...

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Mulan Hostel
2 out of 5
74-16, Arashiyama Kamikaidocho, Nishikyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $92 per night

Located in Arashiyama, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arashiyama Onsen and Togetsukyo Bridge. Arashiyama Monkey Park and Tenryuji Temple are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"Super welcoming and helpful reception. Very nice other guests. Great local public onsen. Lovely area to explore temple and bamboo forests."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2019

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is CA $104 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,023 reviews)

"Muy buen hotel, cuartos bastantes amplios, todos equipados. Desayuno bastante completo y bueno"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
The price is CA $184 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great hotel. Good location great staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2020

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
3.5 out of 5
The price is CA $71 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)

"Nice design hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Kyoto, one of its 125 hostels could be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Kyoto for a good value, so you can save your budget for exploring. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its temples, and the flowers create an appealing natural setting.

Hostels in Kyoto

Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start:

GRIDS KYOTO SHIJO KAWARAMACHI HOTEL&HOSTEL - Located steps from Nishiki Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

IMANO KYOTO KIYOMIZU HOSTEL - Located within a 20-minute walk of Kiyomizu Temple and Gion Corner. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. You'll find towels in all rooms.

Piece Hostel Sanjo - Located within a 5-minute walk of Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and laundry facilities. You'll find towels, lockers, and linens in all rooms.

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse - Located within a 5-minute walk of Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a rooftop terrace, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with lockers.

GRAND-REM KYOTO - Located within a 5-minute walk of Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with free toiletries, lockers, and hair dryers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kyoto?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's a little information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 34° F
  • April-June: 85° F is the daytime average and 45° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 92° F and nighttime averages are around 62° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 77° F during the day and 36° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 45.47 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Kyoto?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might like these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Kawaramachi
  • Nishiki Market
  • Gion Corner
Natural Features
  • Philosopher's Walk
  • Mount Hiei
  • Shusuitei Tea House
Cultural Attractions
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre
  • Pontocho's Kaburenjo Theater
  • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto

In general, Kyoto is known for its:

  • Temples
  • Flowers
  • Cultural attractions
  • Monuments
  • Tours
  • Sightseeing

How to Get to Kyoto and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Osaka (ITM-Itami), located 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city center. An alternative is Kobe (UKB), situated 40 mi (64.4 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations like Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station, and Sanjo Keihan Station. To see more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Kyoto Sanjo Station, Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station, or Kyoto Kawaramachi Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Kyoto?
By choosing a hostel you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its temples and monuments.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they all have a few qualities in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Kyoto?
Based on reviews from our customers, these hostels in Kyoto have positive ratings: TSUGU Kyoto Sanjo by THE SHARE HOTELS - Located within a 5-minute walk of Nishiki Market. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and hair dryers. Shiori An - Hostel - 2-minute walk from Gojo Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and air conditioning. You’ll find hair dryers in all rooms. Hostel Ginkakuji - Located within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto University and Philosopher’s Walk. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find showers, hair dryers, and desks in all rooms. Guest House Oumi - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Nijo Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and lockers. Miyagawacho Hanakanzashi- Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Kiyomizu-gojo Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and multilingual staff. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Kyoto?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Kyoto, one of Expedia’s 130 hostels might be a great choice for you.
What's the seasonal weather like in Kyoto?
The weather can be important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 44°F. Average annual rainfall for Kyoto is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kyoto?
In general, Kyoto is known for its temples, flowers, and monuments. Major attractions include Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market, and Yasaka Shrine. Get out into nature with places like Philosopher’s Walk, Mount Hiei, and Maruyama Park. Cultural attractions include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Gion Corner.
What's the best way to get around Kyoto?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.), 49.7 mi (80 km) away. Another option is Osaka (ITM-Itami), located 24 mi (38.6 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Shiyakusho-mae Station, Sanjo Keihan Station, and Karasuma Oike Station. To check out more of the area, take a train from Sanjo Station, Jingu-marutamachi Station, or Kawaramachi Station.

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