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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

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Kashmir, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried not to be so negative but this place has no character, probably the worst stay in my trip. No curtains attached to the bunk beds, warning signs everywhere threatening to impose fines, a table, fridge, some utensils, water heater as pantry. Smell of feet to welcome you by the entrance. Not to mention non- existent customer service. Use that...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This small hostel is well known as one of the best Sake tasting places in Kioto. It's situated close to Gion and Pontocho. It's really clean and the staff is really cool. The best is the bar where you can taste different sake. Really good!

Thank Alejandro A
Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The rooms are fine and normal compared to other hostels. Size, bathrooms and beds all okay. The beds are pretty comfortable. I like the balcony in the room I was in. I really liked having a sake bar downstairs with a computer for our use. The common room is really small as others wrote but I looked at the bar...

Thank 777Kara
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel in an excellent location!! Staff is really nice and helpfull. The only minus is that there's no hang out place so you wont't really meet many new people. But as i was traveling with a friend of mine that was no problem. Would recommend!

Thank Kiia L
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Value for money. A very reasonable price for the location. The hostel is clean. There are two showers and one bathroom. One of the showers did keep getting blocked whilst in the shower however the water receded eventually. Towels have to be rented. There a coin washing/drying machine. The location is quite central. If you are/have bought a JR pass...

Thank Isuri15
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We went here for a sake tasting as part of a small tour. Excellent tasting of three varieties of sake with great explanations. The owner is this wonderful lady who speaks great English. She is well-traveled and enjoyed shared memories of her trips with us and learning more about our countries, while answering questions about Japanese culture and sake making....

Thank leffertslady
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I previously stayed at jam for 3 nights while visiting Kyoto- Jam hostel has an amazing location right in the geisha district, it's a short stroll from everything you want- food, drinks, shops, temples etc- and there's a train station right out the front! The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable- I stayed in a mix 6 bed dorm. The...

Thank Niamh G
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Great location. The owner of the hostel owns her own sake bar below the hostel (which worked out pretty nicely), like most hostels in Japan its extremely clean, soft white sheets, very well maintained. Its right in the heart of the Gion district and you could not ask for a better location in terms of buses and subway access to...

Thank Saisha S
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The hostel is located at a very good place inside of the Gion district. First of all the staff is very friendly and it is possible to store your luggage here before checking in and after checking out. We chose to stay in a private room which was of decent size and very clean. There are enough facilities to provide...

Thank Brandon V
East Victoria Park, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

This hostel has multi lingual staff a sake bar and clean dormitorys with lockers for free use. A washing machine and tea and coffee facilities are also available to use. Great location. At a good price

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Staying in Gion

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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 glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Additional Information about Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

Address: 170 Tokiwacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $28 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I can't recommend this hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles 777Kara, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dorm room that faces the river (Room A) had beautiful morning views!”
 of 5 bubbles saishas2016, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask at the bar, they can recommend best rooms and other Laces to eat and drink.”
 of 5 bubbles 583justinw, 24 Jan 2015 | Read review
“No towels.”
 of 5 bubbles igorl353, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I am not sure is every room (share basis) has a balcony but you may request for that.”
 of 5 bubbles Ongtl, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
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