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Kyoto Globetrotters Hostel

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664 Jofukuji-Dori Ebisucho, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8484 Kyoto Prefecture
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#524 of 972 Speciality lodging in Kyoto
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Grade: 89 out of 100
100Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
28Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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AMENITIES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Parking
Breakfast included
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Breakfast Available
Air conditioning
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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LOCATION
Nishijin District
38.9 km to Itami Airport
0.9 km to Kyoto Imperial Palace
Nishijin District
38.9 km to Itami Airport
0.5 km to Seimei Shrine
Northern Kyoto
40.5 km to Itami Airport
0.2 km to Daitoku-ji Temple
Nishijin District
39.5 km to Itami Airport
0.4 km to Myorenji Temple
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Draven wrote a review Oct 2019
Dobrova, Slovenia8 contributions
Been there in 2007...never wrote a review. But I see nothing has changed...worst experience of our lifes..do not go there. We only stayed 1 night and left the next morning ASAP. Unbelievable hostile environment, dirty with roaches...believe all that you read.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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samorwasitdave wrote a review Jul 2011
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions5 helpful votes
This hostel also goes by the name of Kyoto Bed and Breakfast Hostel and Kyoto City Centre Hostel. It was a terrible experience. The map that we got from the internet was incorrect so we had to get a taxi which cost us another 1,200. The owner knows that the maps are wrong but does nothing about it, except blame them and blame the guests. The owner had absolutly no costumer service skills and saw it that he was doing us a favour. He saw nothing wrong with insulting, degrading, lying and being incredibly rude to his customers. The rooms where hot, dirty and cramped. It is not a case of "you get what you pay for" as i have stayed in many places in Japan for cheaper with a lot better service and accommodation.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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M. Schurr wrote a review Aug 2010
Munich, Germany233 contributions86 helpful votes
Ich war im Mai 2010 im Globetrotters Hostel in Kyoto Japan. Das Hostel hatte eine gute Lage mit vielen Einkaufs - und Verpflegungsmöglichkeiten. Das Hostel selbst war HORROR. Am Anreisetag durften wir erst um 17 Uhr in unser Zimmer, dass dann total winzig war; ausgestattet mit einem selbsgebastelten Stockbett. Matratzen gab es auch nicht...man schlief auf einer Bettdecke die als Matratze hingelegt wurde....nichtmal ein richtiger futon war das....nur eine Bettdecke.... Das Personal war aufdringlich und unfreundlich. Die duschen waren dreckig und ekelhaft. Es gab nur ein WC im ganzen Haus. Dieses WC konnte nur über den Aufenthaltsraum erreicht werden. Es war auch kein Herren oder Damen WC getrennt...nur ein kleines WC. Einfach schrecklich....Japan war toll...die Nächte leider nicht....
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Date of stay: May 2010
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SK162 wrote a review Nov 2009
Sydney1 contribution13 helpful votes
1. This hostel goes by a number of different names, so please pay attention to the address of other places that look strangely similar 2. This hostel is by no means centrally located. It is half a dozen stops on the metro out of the center, and then a 20 minute walk from the station. The bus to the city is a horrible experience, with no English directions + an absolute multitude of people cram on like sardines.. on a Sunday afternoon the trip to Gion took us over an hour when we decided that we'd rather walk the rest of the way & besides, we had no idea when to get off because there is no English anywhere displayed on the bus routes.. highly recommend avoiding all buses and sticking to the metro line 3. When we finally arrived to the hostel to check in, we met the infamous Oliver (owner) who quite unnecessarily jumped down our throats about confirming the price he was charging our group for accommodation.. this guy really doesnt care about the experience of his guests - he's in it to make money and thats it 4. The room we booked was ridiculously small + had 9 SELF ASSEMBLED bunks (3x3) squished in each tiny room. Seeing as we could not sleep, we were talking to other guests who mentioned that the night before one of the middle bunks collapsed during the middle of the night, but luckily there was nobody underneath it, because it would have resulted in a trip to the hospital. Oliver (owner) managed to fix it up himself the next morning and my bed happened to be underneath the make-shift replacement. The rooms let in a draft from the door outside and the bottom bunk is literally a foam mattress directly on the floor = guarantee you will wake up with a sore back. There were no sheets for us or towels, and it simply was a horrible cold night's sleep. Half of my group ended up paying for a twin room at the SuperHotel at Kawaramagachi for around 400 Yen and had the best night's sleep in comparison 5. On our first day staying there another guest hired a bicycle, which had faulty brakes and the poor guy ended up having an accident and scraping his face up.. We were leaving to get a bite to eat when the argument over who would cover the medical bills was taking place 6. The toilets are a joke = one or two unclean toilets for over 30 guests + the staff.. there are no bath sinks - just one cold tap in a laundry sink downstairs + two or three cold taps in laundry sinks on the second level in one of the dorm rooms (again no hot water). No mirrors and two showers that you have to walk through the common room where everyone is congregated.. most of our group of guys (who arent usually that pedantic) decided that showering would probably do more bad than good 7. You may at first be deceived by the nice entrance and living room at the front of the hostel, but this is used by Oliver to run his second business teaching English.. the hostel itself is way below par in amenities, location and friendliness. The owner acted rude and clearly was trying to squeeze as many guests in his place without providing the adequate services. 8. If this hostel was in the middle of the city, you may be able to put up with all of the above. But just traveling from downtown Kyoto (which itself is a small city) back to the hostel via bus or via Imadegawa metro station takes close to an hour. There are a multitude of better options, and quite frankly our stay at this hostel spoiled the city of Kyoto for us. 9. I have never written a hostel review before, but feel so strongly about our experience here that I wish no other traveler has to endure what we went through. I wish I could upload photos to demonstrate what a joke this place is. But ultimately, make up your own mind if the above points are what you look for in a hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2009
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Globetrotters Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Globetrotters Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Shakuzoji Temple Kuginukijizo (0.3 km), Aizenkobo (0.4 km), and Uhoin (0.09 km).
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Globetrotters Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Petit Mec Imadegawa, Toriiwaro, and Kintame Kyoto.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Globetrotters Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (7.6 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (5.5 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (5.4 km).