Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel

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ANNEX Room2 Private Room with balcony for 1-2 People, Shared Bathroom | Balcony
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Living room

Overview of Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel

Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Kyoto University

9.4/10 Exceptional

458 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
165 Ebisu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0033
Main amenities
  • Restaurants
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
  • Bike hire
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Higashiyama Ward
  • Kyoto University - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 18 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 5 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 4 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 7 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 13 min drive
  • Kyoto Tower - 14 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 16 min drive
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 56 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 13 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 4 min walk
  • Keage Station - 8 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 11 min walk

About this property

Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel

Hostel in the heart of Higashiyama Ward
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel is located close to Kawaramachi, and provides a free breakfast buffet, a terrace and a garden. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a restaurant.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Bike hire, multilingual staff and a TV in the lobby
  • A gift shop, coffee/tea in the lobby and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast
Room features
All guest rooms at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel include comforts, such as air conditioning, in addition to


English, Japanese, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1950
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for JPY 3240 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Guesthouse Ga-Jyun
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun Hostel
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun Kyoto
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun House Kyoto
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun House
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun Hostel Kyoto
Guesthouse Ga Jyun
Ga Jyun Hostel Kyoto
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel Kyoto
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
As of 4 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel on 5 Oct 2022 start from £48, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel and nearby?
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Takeshige-ro (3-min walk), Au Temps Perdu (5-min walk) and Cafe de 505 (5-min walk).
What's the area around Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel like?
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel is a short 4-minute walk from Higashiyama Station and 18 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for sightseeing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

This is what an experience is all about... everyone at Ga-Jyun is a special person they make you feel like family and very special in your own being. From the morning laughs and conversations to the evening discussions everything was magical and special about this place. The location is amazing the accommodations are great and the people are the best... I highly reccomend this guesthouse to anyone who wants a true family feel experience in Kyoto.
Terrence, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The room was super super small and face to busy street . Quite noisy. No space for walk a little bit. However, the breakfast is very delicious.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Breakfast is worth the price of admission.
The breakfast is the best. Lots of fruit, home made miso soup, assortment of pastries, rice and veggies, and assortment of juices, coffee and tea. Don't miss out on the breakfast.
Don, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel in kyoto
Such a friendly place. Thanks for making my stay so great.
Andrew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic local warmth
All the people in this hostel are so nice that you can enjoy a very very very good breakfast with many types of bread and handmade miso soup & rice. It has all the basic facilities for a typical hostel. I dont have much complaints except it may be quite noisy in the morning, as the owners need to wake up early to prepare breakfast and many fellow travellers wake up early too. But if you want to enjoy good breakfast it is something you cant avoid isn't it?
Jeffrey, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Unbeatable hospitality and in a great location to see the temples and shrines of Kyoto. Will absolutely return to this guest house!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I usually don't write reviews. However, this place was excellent. The air conditioning worked well. The breakfast was great. There were plenty of choices of breakfast pastries and fruit. Wish this place was in every city.
warrem, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place to stay, highly recommended!! I stayed for 16 nights as a solo traveler in a private room (room 3) in the Annex building. The room was absolutely perfect--a bit bigger than it looked online, with a closet and a little table. I only used the bottom bed and it was perfectly comfortable for me. The staff kindly cleaned my room and provided fresh towels and sheets twice during my stay. There were two toilet rooms, one shower room, and a kitchen with a fridge and microwave in the Annex house for all the rooms to share. The house was always clean. The AC in my room worked very well. The breakfast is great and the staff are all so kind, helpful, and welcoming. The owner is especially very kind. Location is also perfect, you're just a one-two minute walk from Higashiyama subway station and a 12-15 minute walk from Sanjo Keihan station. Walking distance to many sights in Higashiyama. I greatly enjoyed spending evenings on the banks of the Kamogawa River or shopping downtown and then just walking back over the bridge from the city center to the guest house. Can't recommend this place enough. When I return to Kyoto one day I'll definitely stay again. Thank you!!!
Olivia, 16-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Planning a trip to Kyoto? Well Ga-jyun is THE guesthouse. I don't know what to start my praise with: The owner's home-made miso soup? Cosy dining area buzzing with chatter? Jiro the dog making my kids feel so happy? The patience of staff when I tested my broken Japanese on them? Unlimited tea supplies? Sento experience? Every detail adds to Ga-Jyun's unique atmosphere. Not to mention walking distance to subway station and handful of major Kyoto attractions. Five stars straight away. Thank you. Tomasz and family (26-29 March 2018, Tomo room).
Tomasz, 3-night trip
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