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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

2-star2 stars
6-503, Gojohashi-higashiHigashiyama-ku, KyotoKyoto-fu605-0846Japan

Guesthouse with restaurant, near Kiyomizu Temple
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Very Good8.0
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
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From 151 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

from £17
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Female Only Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Female Only Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 24 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 24 Beds Room)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


Santiago Cafe – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto House
  • Santiago Guesthouse House
  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Santiago Guesthouse
  • Santiago Guesthouse Hostel Kyoto
  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Santiago Kyoto
  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto House
  • Santiago Guesthouse House


This hotel will charge the total amount at the time of booking for any group reservations (9 people or more) and this payment will be non-refundable in any case. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 500 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto


  • Heart of Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu Temple (12-minute walk)
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (11-minute walk)
  • Gion Corner (13-minute walk)
  • Higashi Honganji Temple (22-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Tower (26-minute walk)
  • Heian Shrine (32-minute walk)
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine (42-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) 50-min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) 84-min drive
  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station 9-min walk
  • Kyoto Shichijo Station 14-min walk
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station 17-min walk
  • Gojo Station 19-min walk
  • Higashiyama Station 23-min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station 24-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 249 reviews

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
Very clean but kitchen small and basic. Hostel had bit of a clinical rather than homely feel. Otherwise great facilities and good location. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Fay, gb3 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Good Hostel
Nice hostel with friendly, helpful staff with comfortable bunks in spacious dorms! It has a small common room with hot water and microwave but it does a bit crowded and could do with being larger to accommodate the amount of guests it has. The wifi was a bit intermittent also. I would stay again!
A Traveller, gb3 night romance trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
recommendable location and staff.
Two things were left to be desired. toilets needed more frequent care and room wifi was unstable. Other than that, everyrhing was perfect. Staff was all friendly, location was good in that geisha and maiko neighborhood gion and a big tourist gathering temple kiyomizu dera were within a few minutes walk distance.
hyang sook, gb4 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
Decent place to stay but nothing special.
Reasonable location an easy walk to Kiyomizudera, and walkable to Gion, with a bus stop just round the corner for transport to other parts of the city. Not a huge amount of shops/restaurants in the immediate vicinity though. Beds were a decent size and comfortable. Some traffic noise as it's located on busy junction. No kitchen, just a microwave and kettle with plastic cups (no plates/cutlery etc). Only hostel I've stayed in in Japan which didn't provide free tea and coffee. Showers could have been a bit hotter.
A Traveller, gb3 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
Easy and Comfortable
Experience was good! Front desk staff was helpful, and the facility was nice and convenient. Walking distance to lots of fun things in the area. Bunk was comfortable and the free locker was great for securing my more expensive items. Other travelers were pretty respectful. No complaints here!
Ann-Marie, kr2 night trip

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