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Kyoto - Utano YH

29 Nakayama-cho Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8191, Japan

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Overall Rating 92%

From 38 Reviews

Hostel rating (38)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 78%
Security 96%
Service 93%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 95%

Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel is the perfect stopping place for travellers who love Kyoto, people and nature!

  • Dorm
    From €29.89
  • Private
    From €89.68
10 or more people?
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Kyoto Hostel

Hostel Kyoto

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 23:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 15 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of JPY 0 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 06:00 to 23:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +81-(0)75-462-2288

Fax. +81-(0)75-462-2289

utano@yh-kyoto.or.jp

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kinkaku-ji (Golden) temple (2 to 3km)
  • Ryoan-ji (Zen) temple (2 to 3km)
  • Arashiyama (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

breakfast was OK but everyday we were served exactly the same stuff, a bit more of variety will be nice. hot pool was tepid water unlike most Japanese bath . should be a lot warmer for true Japanese treat.

87%

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isao,

Tue 13 Sep 2016

A beautiful hostel with a great friendly team running it. The location may be a little way out of the city centre, but the city-bus network is very good and there's a stop close to the hostel. Being away from the hustle is great after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping anyway. The dinner at the hostel each night was delicious, and I looked forward to it at the end of each day. I'll be recommending this hostel, and a visit to Kyoto, to everyone! Thanks again for a great stay.

97%

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Alison,

Tue 06 Sep 2016

I'm a little disappointed because I was very expected about this YH from review on this website. Noise... Dirty... Our room was 201. It was very close from living room. So many people was chatting until 11 PM. I was angry because I wanted sleep at that time. but I couldn't. And the pillow was very very dirty. Even thought they gave to me a clean pillow cover by white cotten, I didn't use it.

57%

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kyung moo,

Wed 17 Aug 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (2 to 3km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Osaka (Itami) Airport to Kyoto station. Airport limousine bus (50min)
Bus
Take No.26 city bus from JR Kyoto station (terminal D3) to Youth Hostel bus stop approx 40 min. Then just 1min. walk
Taxi
about 5-6min. from JR Hanazono station (11min. from JR Kyoto station to JR Hanazono station)
Underground/Metro
From Uzumasa-Tenjingawa subway station to Hostel (about 7min. taxi ride)
Car
Free parking space for cars bikes. Big chartered bus available.
Rail
Take JR Sagano-Sanin line (local). JR Kyoto Station to JR Hanazono sta.(11min) then 5-6min. taxi ride.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking / Hiking

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