Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can cost 18€ – 30€ per night. Hostels in Kyoto can be quite “cheap” when choosing dorms – for Japan standards. It is the cheapest Kyoto accommodation you will find!
A hostel in Kyoto with private room starts from 60€ to 120€ per night.
This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Sadly, we haven’t added a Kyoto hostel to our 5 Star Hostels. Which is why we’ve strived to make this article informative, fun and useful. And if you think, this will be a boring guide, well, then get ready. This guide covers cool boutique hostels in Kyoto, a hostel for book-lovers, and social animals.
This is an unexpected guide!
Psst! Don’t forget to check out the best party hostel in Kyoto further down.
Without further ado, the 3 best hostels in Kyoto are:
Just make sure you peel yourself away from the memory foam mattress long enough to enjoy the FREE breakfast, alright?
The stylish communal space at Piece Hostel is super cosy. The lounge, serving sake and Japanese cocktails is a great place to meet other travellers.
There is also a library, terrace filled with beautiful plants and a relaxing Tatami (woven-straw) garden. Here you can experience Japanese tea ceremonies! If you like to keep expenses down, make use of the fully-fitted kitchen.
Note: there is no age restriction for the private rooms.
Piece Hostel Kyoto is basically on the doorstep of Kyoto Station. Nijo-jo Castle is also just a 10-minute drive away. This comfortable hostel is recommended for, well, pretty much everyone!
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Kyoto.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Kyoto
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Kyoto best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
At first glance, you may not notice the cute, compact beds tucked in amongst the bookshelves.
All of the rooms at this hostel are shared dorms. There is a choice between compact (3m²) and standard (4m²) beds.
Useful information for the tall people out there!
You’ll have your very own curtain to close yourself in, plus a light and plug.
What’s really cool is that pretty much everything you need is in the room.
This includes sofas, kettle, toaster, slippers and shared bathroom.
A perfect recipe for a lazy day inside with a book, don’t you think?
If you’re feeling in a sociable mood, then never fear.
There are a bar and lounge area that is open for all. The staff is also incredibly friendly, and is always on hand to help… or just to enjoy a chat.
The 24-hour reception means you’ll never be left questioning.
Bike hire is available – a wonderful way to explore the surrounding area.
Shinkyogoku shopping area is 500m away. The nearest train station is also just a few minutes walk.
CLOSED: Kyoto Morris Hostel
Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.
If you are looking for:
Super social vibes and
Think no more, Kyoto Morris Hostel is your match
This modern Japanese style hostel offers:
Free breakfast all you can eat
Free rental bike
24/7 front desk + luggage storage
Free laundry facilities, Luxurious!
Lovely lounge on-site
All rooms have air conditioning and the bunk beds come with reading light, curtains and electric outlet for more privacy, how is that!
Location: This stylish hostel is very close to Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station and Jingu-Marutamachi Station. Samurai Kembu is a 13-minute bus ride. And Kawaramachi Station is within 10 minute’s bus ride.