Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern

Shimogyo-Ku Nishiyaoyacho 152, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8269  show map
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Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Luggage storage
No pets allowed
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Overview

The popular Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern offers quick access to Nijo Castle, Mibudera and Kiyomizu Temple.

Kyoto city center is 3 km away. A 5-minute walk takes guests to the sushi bar Onishi.

A 15-minute walk will take you to Gojo subway station.

Rooms

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern boasts such accommodation options as Family Room, Quadruple Room and Twin Room. Some of the rooms at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern are fitted with an in-room safe, climate control, a dressing area, a seating area and a closet. Shared bathrooms are provided.

Services

Guests can also rent bicycles on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • No parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Shimogyo-Ku Nishiyaoyacho 152, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8269

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.9 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.5 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    38.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Station
    2300 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Gojo Station
    3300 ft
  • Shijo Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Onishi
    1000 ft
  • Top of Kyoto (cuisine: French)
    1100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am

Rooms and availability

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kyoto Aquarium1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Kyoto1000 ft
  • Mielparque Kyoto2700 ft
  • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall1.2 mi

Train stations

  • Kyoto Station2000 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station2300 ft
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Station1.1 mi
  • Karasuma Station1.1 mi
  • Nishioji Station1.2 mi
  • Nishioji Station1.2 mi
  • Kawaramachi Station1.4 mi
  • Gion Shijo Station1.5 mi

Shopping areas

  • Nishiki Market1.3 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple1000 ft
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple2000 ft
  • Kyoto Tower2300 ft
  • To-ji Temple3300 ft
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple1.1 mi
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple1.3 mi
  • Tofuku-ji Temple1.6 mi

Museums

  • Kyoto National Museum1.1 mi

Underground stations

  • Gojo Station3000 ft
  • Kujo Station1.0 mi
  • Shijo Station1.0 mi
  • Nijojo-mae Station1.6 mi
  • Karasuma Oike Station1.6 mi

Local attractions

  • Mibudera5300 ft
    Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Sesshuji Temple1.0 mi
    15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Teramachi Street1.1 mi
    Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto
  • Bukoji1.0 mi
    397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
  • Sanjusangendo Hall1.1 mi
    657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto

Near the hostel

  • Nishi Honganji900 ft
    Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Costume Museum1700 ft
    Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Kyoto Tower2400 ft
    Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Toji Temple3400 ft
    Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto
  • Kyoto Aquarium1300 ft
    35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Higashi Honganji2200 ft
    754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto
  • Umekoji SL Museum2700 ft
    Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Restaurants nearby

  • Onishi1000 ft

    Address: 234 Daikoku-cho, Shichijio-dori Nishiotoin-Nishiiru, Shimoguo-ku
    Phone: +81 75-371-2576

    66% likes this, based on 5 reviews

  • Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto1200 ft

    Address: Rihga 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku
    Phone: +81 75-341-1121

    71% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 36 - USD 144

  • Kyotoramenkenkyusho1900 ft

    Address: Nishikujoyokomachi, Minamiku
    Phone: +81 75-672-3450

    63% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 12

  • Top of Kyoto1100 ft

    Address: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku
    Phone: +81 75-341-1121

    74% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 174

  • Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station2000 ft

    Address: Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku
    Phone: +81 75-342-2303

    81% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
Cities nearby
  • Otsu hotels - 8 km
  • Kameoka hotels - 18 km
  • Uji hotels - 14 km
  • Shiga hotels - 9 km
  • Kusatsu (Shiga) hotels - 18 km
  • Moriyama hotels - 21 km
  • Kita Ward hotels - 14 km
  • Omihachiman hotels - 32 km
  • Neyagawa hotels - 31 km
  • Giommachi hotels - 2 km

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern

Average guest rating

9.0out of 10
Superb
Based on 24 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    The owner/ staff can speak good Mandarin and English. He is friendly and helpful. It is convenient to stay near the Kyoto station.

  • Single
    10.0

    The owner was very nice and helpful. He speaks chinese, japanese, and english! He is extremely friendly and is there whenever you need him. The wifi there is extremely fast and theres a full kitchen. The shower was nice and the bed was extremely comfortable. Thanks for everything!

    Everything was great... Just wish I would have stayed longer!

  • Single
    9.2

    It was very comfortable staying there. The facilities and bed were clean and comfortable.The common area on 2nd and 3rd floors are good venues to know people. The staffs were very friendly:)

    The location is slightly further than I would expected from the map that was given in the website. Maybe the directions can be clearer like the nearest exit to take from Kyoto station.

  • Single
    7.8

    The reception and people in-charge are son kind, they help you with everything, perfect English also, no drama with communication. They also give me feedback of where to go, recommendation and Japanese basic words, really good attention. The beds are also good, they don´t give you sheets but it's smell clean, i hope it was. Just 10 min walking from the station, easy way, but you must have a good map the first time. ----- Los encargados eran muy simpáticos y amables, te ayudan en lo que se les pregunte con la mejor de las disposiciones. Hablan inglés perfecto, así que la comunicación es fluida. Incluso me dieron recomendaciones de que podía conocer, además me enseñaron palabras claves del japonés. Fue una atención de lujo. Las camas son buenas, calentitas y al parecer limpias, si bien no ten dan sábanas, al menos olían bien. A sólo 10 minutos de caminata de la estación, era fácil llegar, pero la primera vez es necesario un buen mapa.

    They are improving, but right now they doesn't have basic things in the bedroom. The second day, when I had more in confidence I improve my spot, I take an extension cable and a personal lamp from the closet, this way a can charge my phone during night and use a personal light to not wake up all the room-mates (6 person per room) if I arrive when someone is sleeping. They only have one bathroom per floor, this mean one bathroom for 12 people (6 men and 6 woman), thanks god I don't have problem, I showered in the night to avoid fight in the morning. One shower was Japanese style, is difficult to use, so I use the normal shower in other floor, if all passengers think the same it will be a problem. ------ Están mejorando muchas cosas, pero durante mi estadía aún falta refinar varias cosas en las piezas. La segunda noche fue mejor, tomé un alargador y una lámpara personal del closet, así pude cargar mi teléfono sin problemas y prender una luz personal y no despertar a quienes estuvieran durmiendo si entraba tarde. Otro aspecto poco favorable es el baño, sólo hay uno por piso, lo que hace un baño para 12 personas. Me duchaba en la noche para evitar conflictos y retrasos en la mañana. Además en mi piso la ducha era estilo japonés, muy incómodo. Terminé ocupando la ducha normal de otro piso, si al resto se le ocurría lo mismo sería un problema.

  • Single
    9.2

    This guesthouse is very good. I loved staying there and the people working there are very helpful. It is also clean guesthouse. I recommend it for any one making a short stay at kyoto. Also it is only 15 minutes walking from Kyoto station. Thank you Mizaki and Takishi for your help

  • Single
    10.0

    This is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit Kyoto : great location, people working there are really nice and give you good advices.

  • Single
    7.0

    Most of the people on the front desk were really nice although not everyone could speak english very well. There was a kitchen that we could use and the place was friendly and very clean

    I stayed in the Tatami room which is right next to the front office. Sometimes it was really noisy in the morning or at night when I wanted to have some rest. The tatami room is okay if not too full, but when is fully booked (as it happened to me on one of the nights) it gets too crowded and there isn't a lot of room for our stuff.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    loved it.. clean and comfort, Takeshi is superb

  • Single
    10.0

    It's really really nice to stay there. I have spent 8 days in Japan. Lantern is the hostel I love most. Backpackers are like family there. And everthing is clean and beautiful. I love it all. I will be back sometime in the future.

  • Single
    9.6

    Lanter Kyoto Guesthouse is a great option to stay in Kyoto. It is well located, 15 minutes walking distance from Kyoto station. The staff if amazing, super friendly, respectful and open minded people. Super clean rooms and very confortable also. Several toilets, great conditions. Laundry, kitchen.. Everything you need, you will find it there. I would definitly recommend it!!

  • Single
    10.0

    I am travelling since almost have a year around the world as a backpacker and this hostel was the best so far! A super friendly crew, an amazingly calm atmosphere and almost every evening a nice chat with the crew and other guests in the social room/kitchen. Two thumbs up for the lantern (which I call "Takeshi`s castle" - go there and ask the owner why and you will understand ^^) and its crew - I absolutely recommend this hostel!!

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    acceptable location easy to find

    Staffs are too bad. They are not kind at all. There are only two bath rooms. One of staffs said "he doesn't want to speak English today" to foreign tourists.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The location is excellent,only few minutes walk from Kyoto station,there are bus stops you can take buses to places around Kyoto. A cozy guest house with friendly staff .

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    the access to the local bus is great, its right in front of the guesthouse. besides a washingmachine they also have a drier, which is really helpfull when you stay just for one night and don't have the time to let your clothes dry by hanging it up. furthermore in the first floor under it there's a really good restaurant from where you can take your food up into the guesthouse's livingroom. And most of all the staff was very friendly and fun to talk with, especially because they spoke english quite well, not like in other guesthoueses or hostels i have experienced so far. All in all it was nice and comfortable and worth the money.

  • Single
    9.6

    really fresh for being a guesthouse! great location near the kyoto trainstation. clean rooms and toilets ++++

    staff was not always around

How to reach hostel

hostel Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Kyoto location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

Shimogyo-Ku Nishiyaoyacho 152, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8269

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.9 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.5 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    38.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Station
    2300 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Gojo Station
    3300 ft
  • Shijo Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Onishi
    1000 ft
  • Top of Kyoto (cuisine: French)
    1100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am