BACKPACKER HOSTEL IN GION, KYOTO

Friends Kyo

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There are no strangers here.
Only friends you haven't yet met.

Friends Kyo is 1 minute from Gion-Shijo Station. Next to us are the geishas and Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple. Then there are the bars and izakayas of Kiyamachi and Pontocho just across the river. Our super convenient location and hangout spaces means you can meet new friends here and explore Japan’s ancient capital together.

 
 
 Huge rooftop hangout space

Huge rooftop hangout space

 Hangout space on ground floor

Hangout space on ground floor

 We make tea sometimes!

We make tea sometimes!

 The Ebisu Festival passing in front of us

The Ebisu Festival passing in front of us

 Womens’ dormitory

Womens’ dormitory

 Shared bath

Shared bath

 
 

Rooms

Hachi

Mixed dormitory

8 beds for all genders.
Shared bathroom and 2 in-room toilets.

Hana

Women-only dormitory

6 beds for women only. In-room shower, in-room toilet, and extensive range of toiletries (make-up removal oil, make-up sponges, sanitary products, etc).


Bed in Hachi

All beds have…

Privacy curtains
Bedside reading lamps
Power & USB outlets
Bath towels



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All rooms have…

Air-conditioning
24-hour air purifier
Safe deposit boxes
Strong wifi signal



Shared areas have…

Microwave and toaster
All day coffee
Snacks & refreshments
Smoking area (rooftop)



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Hot showers have…

Hair dryers
Shampoo & body wash
Sanitary products
24-hour ventilation


 
 
 

What our guests say

I’ve never felt more at home at a hostel. They try their best to make sure everyone has an amazing experience. I was traveling alone, they even joined me a night out for dinner. They are also extremely knowledgeable of the area! It is very clean and comfortable! The price for location does not get better. It is perfectly located! I would stay here time after time again. I absolutely loved it!
— USA, Male, 25-30
This was a great new and clean hostel with an excellent location right near Gion. I loved that the beds were not bunk beds and that there were privacy curtains. The added bonus of free laundry service and a rooftop to hang out on and dry your clothes… not to mention the free breakfast! I would stay again!
— USA, Female, 31-40
This is the best hostel I’ve been in my life! All the staff were so nice, helpful and kind. The location is great, easy to get to farthest places and fair price. I recommend 100% this place!
— Chile, Female, 25-30
Fabulous hostel! I love the set up of the rooms. Nicest hostel beds I’ve ever seen. Staff was so friendly as soon as I stepped in the door. Really really great location that’s central to everything. Can’t recommend it enough. Can’t wait to go back!
— Canada, Male, 25-30
 
 
 

Questions? Collaborations?

Our shared space on the ground floor is open to events and collaborations. We’ve been host to tea making sessions, free walking tours, and yoga classes. Please write to us below if you have an event in mind.

 Yoga by Nanay

Yoga by Nanay

 

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