We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Guesthouse Yahata

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Guesthouse Yahata
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Porvoo, Finland
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Was kinda expensive and the futon wasnt that comfortable. Toilets are also very small. The rooms have a funny smell and the air wasnt so good.. also the location is hard to find so have the address in japanese. Staff was very nice and helpful. Showers were also good.

Thank Jari1
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The rooms and all amenities are very new and clean. Very friendly staff welcomes you and is keen to help with tips about what to do in Kyoto. As to be expected, the rooms are quite small, but comfortable. All amenities are shared. The guesthouse is located in a quiet side street. A bus stop is close by and the...

1Thank Frankspy
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I am still completing my journey thru Japan as I write this review. Overall I enjoyed my stay in Guesthouse Yahata. I stayed in a mix dormitory room. Surprisingly this means a small individual room in the attic (tall enough so I can sit in the room but not enough for standing). Very tiny but it comes with 4 power...

1Thank saut
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The hostel has a good location and we enjoyed our stay. We were able to keep our bikes outside the hostel and they were safe throughout our stay. The hostel also took my friends parcel which he sent from Nikko which was a massive help! We did however feel there were a lot of rules going on throughout, like only...

Thank davidbowden95
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Hostess speaks English, which was nice. She was kind, informative and all the other staffs are willing to help you for whatever reason. The price was satisfying and the futon(asain style beddings) were so comfy and clean. However, the building is very old so there're some drawbacks you need to consider. (1) The stairs are very steep and you may...

Thank AlexisKim222
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Would not recommend it, somewhat pricy, only one bathroom (for males) and only one shower. Which you only are allowed to use until 23:00. Even if you queue and the person before you finishes one minute after 11pm they make no exceptions and you kindly have to go to bed sweaty, wait and have a shower after 8am the next...

1Thank Pontus B
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This tiny guesthouse is quite central located about 20 minutes walk from the train station or 5 minutes from the subway (Gojo station). The hostel is clean; there is a tiny kitchen with free tea/coffee. A tiny breakfast included (one toast with butter/jam spread). There is available PC for a free use and free WI-FI but you have to register...

Thank duhoz
Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This was the only place we stayed during our two weeks in Japan that we regret. I'm not sure if anybody actually works there full time. Nobody was there when we went to check in and when we went downstairs to check out during checkout hours, nobody was there. The emergency contact cell phone was gone and they had a...

Thank Danielle K
Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 11 October 2014

The place is clean and fairly central. But the overall impression is still poor because the owners are stingy and so high-strung it is almost laughable. They want 500 yan extra for an blanket. Other irritating things is that you have to put on the linen yourself on the bed, even though they charge like a proper hotel for the...

Thank Ola W
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The staffs are very helpful and informative, we booked the room 3 days before arrival and were told that there was only loft room available. The price was really low so we took the offer. We were charged with 2 pax rate even though we had the 4-beds loft room all to ourselves. However, the guesthouse is quite small and...

Thank Legendofblue

10 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (8)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Hotel San Crane
Hotel San Crane
#78 of 359 in Kyoto
119 reviews
City Center
Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Costa del Sol Kyoto
Costa del Sol Kyoto
#109 of 251 in Kyoto
53 reviews
Southern Kyoto
Kyoto Hostel Ryokan
Kyoto Hostel Ryokan
#47 of 251 in Kyoto
40 reviews
Toshiharu Ryokan
Toshiharu Ryokan
#134 of 359 in Kyoto
46 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighbourhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Guesthouse Yahata

Address: 544 Yahata-cho, Gojo-agaru, Nishinotoin, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8455, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $60 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Yahata 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Agoda, Hotel.de and Rakuten so you can book your Guesthouse Yahata reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Guesthouse Yahata staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dormitory is on the 1st floor but private rooms are in the 2nd floor or attic which has a very steep stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexisKim222, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Avoid this guesthouse”
 of 5 bubbles 163olaw, 11 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All depends of you, if you couple you can choose the private room. But if you are the solo traveler, just pick a single bed in the mix room instead.”
 of 5 bubbles MaulanaN, 9 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We slept on the ground level between the bathroom, the toilets and the kitchen, TO AVOID !”
 of 5 bubbles Bastilla89, 19 Apr 2012 | Read review
4 of 4