R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

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Suite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Suite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

2-star property
City centre hostel within easy reach of Kawaramachi

9.2/10 Superb

107 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is £27
Price available on 5/10/2022
Map
256-2, Motoryogaecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8436
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Locker space
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 16 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 41 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 6 min drive
  • Kyoto Tower - 6 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 9 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 7 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 15 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 15 min drive
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 50 min drive
  • Shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 13 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 3 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 19 min walk
  • Tanbaguchi Station - 21 min walk

About this property

R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

Hostel in the heart of Central Kyoto
Close to Kawaramachi, R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan provides amenities, such as a free breakfast buffet and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a lift and a water dispenser
  • A TV in the lobby and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan feature comforts, such as climate-controlled air conditioning, as well as
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bidets, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • Rice cookers, heating and daily housekeeping

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 6:00 AM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • When booking more than one dorm bed there is no guarantee that they will be located in the same room.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Rice cooker

More

  • Daily housekeeping

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.

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

R STAR HOSTEL JAPAN
R STAR KYOTO JAPAN
R STAR JAPAN
R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN Kyoto
R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
R STAR HOSTEL KYOTO JAPAN Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
As of 4 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan on 5 Oct 2022 start from £27, 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 R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
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 R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan.
What are the check-in and check-out times at R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
You can check in from 6:00 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Komeda's Coffee (3-min walk), NAKAU (3-min walk) and Takagi Coffee (3-min walk).
What's the area around R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan like?
R Star Hostel Kyoto Japan is in Central Kyoto, a short 3-minute walk from Gojo Station and 16 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi. Travellers recommend the hostel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

I waited over half an hour to check in as no one was at the front desk, and when I wanted to do laundry no one was at the front desk. The facilities are fine with a basic breakfast of toast and jam, and there was water, coffee, and tea available 24/7. The room could have had a coatrack or space dedicated to luggage storage; it felt quite cramped compared to other places I stayed with a similar setup.
Daniel, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Elina, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

10-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place. Highly recommended. Near to the Subway. Friendly staff. Nice Neighborhood. Clean and organized.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean little hostel with basic breakfast
Incredibly clean little hostel - rooms were basic, but spacious, toilets and bathrooms were always spotless and staff were lovely. Locationwise it wasn't necessarily right on the doorstep of anything, but if you're OK with walking and exploring on foot, Kyoto's on a block system, so relatively easy to navigate compared to other cities we'd been to and so the markets, Geisha district, the river, etc. were OK to reach with longer walks and there's also a bike rental shop a street away to help getting around too. Another major perk here was having the communal area as an alternative to sitting in rooms when doing research / grabbing a snack and liked that we could grab toast and coffee before heading out for the day.
Lauren, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and modern, friendly staff, good location
C, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super clean, very comfort, highly recommended!
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay in the heart of Kyoto
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with R Star Hostel, we stayed in the suite of the hostel, this is very big area with 2 double beds (bed is little bit soft) and 1 or 2 futon beds on the floor if required. It is clean and well equiped with an ensuite bath room (shower over bath), separte toilet, kitchen with toaster and big table in the dinning area. Out of all the hostel / hotels we stayed in Japan, this hostel offers the best free breakfast with 6 different varieties of bread with healthy selections of wholemeal and seeds loaf, 3 different types of gourmet jams which are so yummy, it has a nice open kitchen with plenty area to spread for your meal time cooking etc. The hostel location is nice and quiet which is only 3 minutes walk from Gojo station ( 1 station north of Kyoto Station ), there is a direct bus to Gion area with 6 stops only. will definitely stay here again if visit Kyoto again in the future.
Jing, 3-night family trip
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