Utano Youth Hostel is housed in a beautiful, traditional Japanese-style building surrounded by lovely gardens, close to World Heritage Sites such as Kinkakuji, Ryōan-ji, and Tenryuji Temple. It’s just a short taxi ride from the metro which is a few stops from the main JR station in Kyoto.

The hostel offers spacious shared dorms and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, internet access, a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue area, large Japanese baths and a tennis court. You can rent a bike and there are many social activities organised by the hostel including playing games, sweet making and day trips.

Utano Youth Hostel is perfect for those that wish to experience Kyoto’s nature, people and culture. Go on one of the walking tours of the city and make sure you visit Kyoto Studio Park - a working TV and movie set that doubles as a theme park.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Culture

Green rating

91%

Reviews

Location is great, City bus stop for line 26,59,10 is only 50 meters away; buses run to the major attractions: Kinkakuji Temple/Golden Pavilion, Ninnaji Temple, Ryoanji and to Arashiyama area by another connection of bus 11. Hostel also offers programs for the guests on Sunday night. Lobby area is great place to social and meet many international travelers of all ages. It was awarded as no. 2 in all hostels in the world. The only inconvenience I had was to take the shower in another bldg.

93%

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Sue Min,

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Thank you very much to stay service and support us, our family group, for late coming for dinner. Once again, apologize and thank you to you all.

87%

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Chindara,

Thu 23 Apr 2015

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Stefan,

Mon 12 May 2014