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Paris, France
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Location is just perfect close to temples and nightlife. Hostel is small but so cute and comfortable. Dorm was big enough, futon on the floor style I loved it. Downstairs is the common area but also a cafe. But they let you bring your own food and drinks k's without problem if you are a hostel client. Staff is adorable...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Gojo's guest house is a standard hostel in many ways, but also is filled with Japanese style and culture making it a great option for those looking for an authentic experience at a budget price. We stayed in a private room, but there were also dorms, all with tatami mats and sliding screens. There were toilets on both floors and...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Best place I have been so far while travelling in three continents. Super friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere and very homey. Japanese style dorm. Clean and nice hot showers. Small kitchenette to do some basic cooking. And we had a wonderful hanami with the staff this week. Sad to leave. Hope to be back one day.

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Oslo
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

A very helpful and kind staff with good english-skills. House is in a cozy traditional japanese style. Location close to bus and metro. I've travelled all over Asia but this is the best hostel I've been to.

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

My 4 night stay st gojo was good overall. The location is great in the east near the temples. The building is a very nice and old japanese wood house with sliding doors and tatami mats. However the rooms were very cold without any heating in february. Downstairs is a nice lounge and cafe to hang out. However because it...

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Will come back here whenever I go to Kyoto. Gojo guest house is a lovely, chilled out place with really cool, friendly staff and the comfiest futons in Japan. Pretty much perfect and a major contender for my all time favourite hostel!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Absolutely loved spending 4 nights in this hostel. My friend and I were lucky enough to stay in a private triple room during the peak season. There were only two of us so they could have easily put another stranger in our room but didn't which we really appreciated. We loved the traditional Japanese style of the rooms, the sliding...

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Loved our tatami room. Staff friendly, relaxed and helpful, kitchen was well set up too at Gojo guest house Annec. I stayed in the Gojo guest house annex which is 15 mins walk from Gojo guest house. So be sure you have the correct place and directions before you get off the bus. The Annex is very close to the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Loved everything about Gojo Guest House. Staff, location, amenities. Everyone and everything is very warm and welcoming. Dormitory rooms are traditional tatami, which is so nice to not have to deal with bunk beds. There is lots of space for your things. Showers are clean and there is never a wait. Location is perfect. Easy to get to major sites...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a two person private Japanese style room for five days, very large and clean. Staff were wonderfully helpful and friendly. Place is easy to find, and right next to a bus and subway stop. 20 minutes walk from Kyoto train station. 15 minutes from gion and shopping. Little cafe down stairs and washing machine mean this place...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place where you would want to come back. We try to keep a cozy, home-like atmosphere where you can relax and chill out after your long day of traveling. In our 100-year-old “machiya”(an old traditional Japanese house) we have shared bathrooms, shower rooms and a kitchen, also free WI-FI which can be used anywhere inside. In our cafe on the first floor, you can choose to sit alone and enjoy your moment, or share the long table with other travelers and share your fun experiences from your trip.Located in Eastern Kyoto within walking distance from ・Kiyomizudera Temple・Higashiyama・Sanjusangendo・Gion・Kodaiji Temple・the downtown areaand・Ginkakuji・Philosopher's Path・Heian Shrine・Yasaka Shrine・Maruyama Park・Fushimi Inari Shrine・Tofukuji Templeby bicycleetc.・We provide futon and linen for each guest.・Shared Shower room and Toilet・All guests receive a Map and Free drink ticket for the frist night.・We provide breakfast set from 8:30 am for 2 hours,at 300 yen.【Facilities】・All rooms are Air conditioned・3 Shower rooms(There are some public baths nearby)・Kitchen・Lounge room・Safety Box・Free Wifi・Cafe【Rental , Sale】・Bicycle rental 500 yen per day(only 4)・Bath towel 100 yen・City Bus 1 day pass 500 yen【Check-in / Out】・Check-In time is 15:00 ~ 22:00 and Check-Out time is 11:00 ~.・No curfew・Reception open from 8:00 ~ 22:00.・We can keep your luggages at reception,before Check-In or after Check-Out.・We don't accept credit card. We require full payment upon Check-In time. ... more   less 

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Address: 3-396-2 Gojobashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $27 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Sidenote: Since the bedrooms are all upstairs and the common bathroom downstairs (fairly steep stairs), this guesthouse seems not so suitable for disabled people.”
 of 5 bubbles ThelmaDean, 9 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The Triple was very nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles andr_k21, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
“It is a traditional Guest house, so be expecting an interesting (but still great) sleeping experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Stu-Au, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“the only room facing the traffic street is the mens dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Zappeion, 26 Jun 2013 | Read review
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