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
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Luggage storage
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Overview

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern is an affordable venue in Kyoto close to a temple and a museum.

Nijo Castle is 2.9 km of the property, while Mibudera is around 1.6 km away. Within a 5-minute walk guests can dine in Onishi and Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto.

A train station is easily accessible.

Rooms

Guestrooms include access to a shared kitchen with a microwave, kitchen appliances and an electric kettle. The rooms have individual climate control, a seating area, a safe, a personal computer and high ceiling for guests' convenience. Guestrooms feature access to shared bathrooms.

Services

Bicycles can be rented on site.

Relax

A shared living room offers free Wi-Fi and a DVD player.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern photos Room
Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    How to reach hostel

    hostel Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Kyoto location
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    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

    Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Kyoto Aquarium - 1000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Kyoto - 1000 ft
    • Mielparque Kyoto - 2700 ft
    • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall - 1.2 mi

    Train stations

    • Kyoto Station - 2000 ft
    • Kyoto Railway Station - 2300 ft
    • Karasuma Station - 1.1 mi
    • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 1.1 mi
    • Nishioji Station - 1.2 mi
    • Nishioji Station - 1.2 mi
    • Kawaramachi Station - 1.4 mi
    • Gion Shijo Station - 1.5 mi

    Shopping areas

    • Nishiki Market - 1.3 mi

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 1000 ft
    • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple - 2000 ft
    • Kyoto Tower - 2300 ft
    • To-ji Temple - 3300 ft
    • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 1.1 mi
    • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple - 1.3 mi
    • Tofuku-ji Temple - 1.6 mi

    Museums

    • Kyoto National Museum - 1.1 mi

    Underground stations

    • Gojo Station - 3000 ft
    • Kujo Station - 1.0 mi
    • Shijo Station - 1.0 mi
    • Nijojo-mae Station - 1.6 mi

    Local attractions

    • Mibudera - 5300 ft
      Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    • Sesshuji Temple - 1.0 mi
      15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    • Teramachi Street - 1.1 mi
      Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto
    • Bukoji - 1.0 mi
      397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
    • Sanjusangendo Hall - 1.1 mi
      657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto

    Near the hostel

    • Nishi Honganji - 900 ft
      Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    • Costume Museum - 1700 ft
      Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    • Kyoto Tower - 2400 ft
      Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    • Toji Temple - 3400 ft
      Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto
    • Kyoto Aquarium - 1300 ft
      35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    • Higashi Honganji - 2200 ft
      754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto
    • Umekoji SL Museum - 2700 ft
      Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

    Restaurants nearby

    • Onishi - 1000 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 Kyoto - 1200 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

    • Kyotoramenkenkyusho - 1900 ft

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

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

    • Top of Kyoto - 1100 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 Station - 2000 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
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    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