Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern

Shimogyo-Ku Nishiyaoyacho 152, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8269show map
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SuperbBased on  25 reviews
Overview

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern lies within 2.8 km from Nijo Castle.

A 30-minute walk to the center of Kyoto. The hostel is placed in Shimogyo Ward district, within a 5-minute walk of the sushi bar Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto.

There is a train station a short distance away.

Rooms

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern offers a mix of Quadruple Room, Family Room and Twin Room. Some of the rooms at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern are fitted with free wireless internet, individual climate control, an in-room safe, a dressing area and a sitting area. This affordable venue features shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The hostel offers a shared kitchen appointed with a microwave, an electric kettle and kitchen appliances.

Services

The on-site bicycles are available for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Luggage storage
No pets allowed
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room features

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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
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Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kyoto AquariumKyoto Aquarium1000 ft
Mielparque KyotoMielparque Kyoto2700 ft
Kyoto StationKyoto Station2000 ft
Gojo StationGojo Station3000 ft
Kyoto Tower Kyoto Tower 2500 ftKarasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
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OnishiOnishi1000 ft234 Daikoku-cho, Shichijio-dori Nishiotoin-Nishiiru, Shimoguo-ku
Top of KyotoTop of Kyoto1100 ftRihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku
Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel KyotoTankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto1200 ftRihga 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku
Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto StationNakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station2000 ftHigashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku
KyotoramenkenkyushoKyotoramenkenkyusho1900 ftNishikujoyokomachi, Minamiku
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Kyoto Municipal ZooKyoto Municipal Zoo2.5 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station1.2 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station1.2 mi
Gion Shijo StationGion Shijo Station1.5 mi
Sanjo StationSanjo Station1.8 mi
Kyoto Nishikyogoku StadiumKyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium2.1 mi
Kyoto National MuseumKyoto National Museum1.1 mi
Doshisha UniversityDoshisha University2.8 mi
Kyoto UniversityKyoto University3.0 mi
Sanjusangendo TempleSanjusangendo Temple1.1 mi657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho
Rokuharamitsuji TempleRokuharamitsuji Temple1.3 mi81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku
Tofuku-ji TempleTofuku-ji Temple1.5 mi15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku
PontochoPontocho1.5 miPonto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
Nijo-jo CastleNijo-jo Castle1.6 mi541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)22.5 mi
Kobe (UKB)38.8 mi
Train
Kyoto Station2300 ft
Underground
Gojo Station3300 ft
Shijo Station1.1 mi
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Reviews
9.0
SuperbBased on  25  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    loved it.. clean and comfort, Takeshi is superb

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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!!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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!!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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 .

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

    staff was not always around

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  25 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)22.5 mi
Kobe (UKB)38.8 mi
Train
Kyoto Station2300 ft
Underground
Gojo Station3300 ft
Shijo Station1.1 mi
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