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Hostel Nishijin Kanouya

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Hostel Kanouya was a real cultural experience. I have made several trips to Kyoto (I live in another city), but never have I learnt so much about Japanese traditional culture in just one weekend. The hostel was very easy to find, in a lovely traditional area, surrounded by really interesting places - a German bakery, kimono shop etc. and all... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Kanouya is located in the heart of Kyoto, near the Nijo castle and halfway to temples in the East and the West. If you take the time to walk around the Machiyas (old houses) you will feel like you are in a small village with older people, craftsmen, and artists. It is also walking distance to the Nishijin Textile center... More 

2 Thank Nousson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

First and foremost, this is NOT A HOSTEL. It is deceitful to market it as one. It is a sub-par homestay at best. It took us 2 hours to find this place, hidden down a side alley in a dingy area filled with gambling joints. The website does not provide the address in English, only kanji which we cannot read.... More 

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traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin Kanouya, responded to this review

This is not a Motel. This is Hostel. Did you stayed here? You wrote many wrong information. Reguler price is 2,500yen. Not a 25,000yen. You didn't stay. You created based on the opinion of others. Why war is forever in the world? Nobody understand for each other. Justice is what? Attack the different values? Travelling is what? Enjoy the different... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

My friend warned me about a bad review regarding Kanouya on Trip Advisor. This worried me but I must say I had a very nice stay. The owner was kind and helpful showing me the way to local restaurants and a bath house. Yes, there are many things in a small space (most of which are gifts from previous guests),... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

I'm realy sorry to say, but this hostel was nothing I expected from so called traditional Japanese house. First of all this is private home, not real hostel. So you basically live with the young owner. This place is small, smelly, uncomfortable and above all DIRTY. It also has a lot of unreasonable rules that makes no sense - especially... More 

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traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin Kanouya, responded to this review

Every contry has different culture and manner and rules. Every customer can contact manager anytime. I can do any request for customers. Nobody say "smell" It is first time comment for us. 7 another customer stayed together on same days. They doesn't say smell. Dirty? What dirty? This is old house. Aging house is looks dirty. Please don't deny an... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Japanese style house.We provide Japanese style culture.I attention If you walk on Tatami with any footwear. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Nishijin Kanouya

Address: 493-3 Aizenji-cho Senbonhigashi-iru, Kamichojamachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8278 , Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $36 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“You can pay a little extra and stay in the private room. If you are a student on a tight budget stay in the dorms. You can use the kitchen to cook, or eat at some of the cheaper places around. If you want more than a shower you can use the local public baths. Rent a bike! Best way to discover Kyoto which is quite flat.”
 of 5 bubbles Nousson, 25 Jul 2013 | Read review
“The tatami room with futon was very nice and simple though it faces the narrow street. As a typical townhouse the stairs are steep and narrow though they are well lit.”
 of 5 bubbles muprup, 6 Feb 2013 | Read review
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