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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
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8.0

Excellent

2,077 reviews

2,077 reviews

Location 8.4
Value for money 8.4
Service 8.3
Room comfort and quality 8.1
Cleanliness 7.8
Facilities 7.6
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 730 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori
70 m
Kyoto Cermaic Center
90 m
Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall
160 m
Engawa
160 m
Otani Hombyo
170 m
Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple
760 m
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
840 m
Gion
1.1 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District
1.7 km
Kyoto Station Building
1.8 km
Closest landmarks
Gym Vinaccia
250 m
Rokuharamitsuji Temple
370 m
Ebiyariyuzan
380 m
Tomita Workshop
390 m
Shiki Sakura
400 m

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

503, Gojyobashi6-Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0846 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Kyoto part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

710 meters to public transportation

760 meters to Sanjusangendo Temple

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Kitchen

Shops

Coffee shop

This property is in high demand!

14 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.6 km

Rooms available at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Double Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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2 Beds in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 semi double bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What points of interest are in close proximty of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto that are in walking distance?

While staying at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, kick start your trip by visiting the nearest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall, Engawa, and Otani Hombyo.

What public parks are close by Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

While staying at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, cherish your early morning or evening walk at nearby park which include Maruyama Park, Shosei-en Garden, and Rock'n Plaza.

How many rooms does Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto have?

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto has a total of 48 rooms.

How long do travelers usually stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto an average rating of 8.0. You can check out more specific customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Nishiki Station, 10035.65 m away from Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto.

What dining places are in close proximty of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto’s neighborhood is Kyoto which consists of favorite restaurants such as Nijo [Permanently Closed].

What popular shopping destinations are in close proximity to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Shopping options in Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto’s Kyoto neighborhood include Kyoto Station Building.

What is the closest airport to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

The closest airport to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is Tajima Airport, 107.0 km away.

Is breakfast offered at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Wake up to an exceptional continental breakfast at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto. Visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 550 JPY for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the property.

What people love about Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Overall the hostel was clean, quiet and had the facilities I need as a solo traveler."

    Neil

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    October 14, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Nice and clean"

    Lyndon

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    June 14, 2023

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "The location was good."

    David

    |

    August 20, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 2,796 Kyoto properties
Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
8.1/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Location score
8.4/10
Better than
99
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
92
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of Kyoto properties
Bigger than
86
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
85
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More about Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

More about Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Experience Comfort and Convenience at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Welcome to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, a charming 2-star hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With its convenient location just 0.5 km from the city center, this hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Built in 2013 and last renovated in the same year, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto combines modern amenities with traditional Japanese hospitality to ensure a memorable stay for all guests. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff, ready to assist with any inquiries or requests. Check-in begins at 04:00 PM, allowing guests ample time to settle in and explore the city. The hotel features 48 well-appointed rooms, each designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends, there is a room to suit every need. In terms of child policy, please note that Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto does not allow children to stay free of charge. However, extra charges may apply for children. Please contact the hotel directly for more information regarding child rates and availability. As you bid farewell to Kyoto, check-out time is set at 11:00 AM, giving you plenty of time to pack up and prepare for your onward journey. If you have a flight to catch, the airport is approximately 120 minutes away, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free departure from the city. Experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto. Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Kyoto, Japan.

Unwind and Enjoy at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto's Entertainment Facilities

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto goes above and beyond to ensure that your stay is not only comfortable but also filled with entertainment options. The guesthouse features a variety of entertainment facilities that are sure to keep you entertained throughout your visit. One of the highlights is the shared lounge/TV area, where you can relax and socialize with fellow guests. Whether you want to catch up on your favorite TV shows or engage in lively conversations, this cozy space provides the perfect setting. The lounge is tastefully decorated and designed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to unwind after a long day of exploring Kyoto. Additionally, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is conveniently located near a range of shops, offering you the chance to indulge in some retail therapy. From trendy boutiques to traditional markets, you'll find something to suit your taste. Spend your afternoons browsing through unique souvenirs or hunting for the perfect gift to take back home. With the guesthouse's prime location, you can easily explore the vibrant shopping scene in Kyoto.

Convenience Facilities at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. With amenities such as laundry service and a laundromat, guests can easily take care of their laundry needs without having to leave the premises. The hotel also provides luggage storage, making it convenient for guests to store their belongings securely while exploring the city. Additionally, safety deposit boxes are available for guests to store their valuables, providing peace of mind during their stay. For guests who need to stay connected, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. Whether guests want to catch up on work, browse the internet, or stay connected with loved ones, they can enjoy uninterrupted internet access throughout their stay. Moreover, the hotel features a designated smoking area for guests who smoke, ensuring a comfortable environment for both smokers and non-smokers. With these convenience facilities, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto aims to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for all its guests.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

At Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are exploring the vibrant city of Kyoto or embarking on exciting day trips, we have you covered. Our hotel offers a range of transport facilities to ensure that your travel experience is seamless and hassle-free. For those looking to explore Kyoto and its surrounding areas, our tours and ticket service is the perfect solution. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in planning and booking various tours and activities, allowing you to make the most of your time in Kyoto. From cultural sightseeing tours to culinary adventures, we can help you create unforgettable memories. Additionally, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto provides an onsite car park for guests who prefer to drive. This convenient facility allows you to park your vehicle securely and explore the city at your own pace. Whether you are renting a car or traveling in your own vehicle, our car park ensures that you have a hassle-free parking experience. With our comprehensive transport facilities, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto aims to enhance your travel experience and make your stay in Kyoto as comfortable as possible. Book your stay with us and enjoy the convenience of easy transportation options.

Comfortable and Convenient Room Facilities at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

At Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, we understand the importance of a comfortable and relaxing stay. That's why our rooms are equipped with top-notch air conditioning systems to ensure a pleasant temperature throughout your stay. Whether you're visiting Kyoto in the scorching summer or chilly winter, our air conditioning units will keep you cool or warm, allowing you to unwind and recharge after a day of exploring the city. Say goodbye to uncomfortable nights and hello to a restful sleep in our well-ventilated and climate-controlled rooms.

Indulge in a Variety of Dining Options at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

At Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, guests can enjoy a diverse range of dining facilities that cater to all tastes and preferences. Start your day off right with a delicious continental breakfast, served fresh every morning. Whether you prefer a light meal or a hearty feast, the on-site coffee shop and restaurant offer a delectable selection of dishes to satisfy your cravings. From traditional Japanese cuisine to international favorites, there is something for everyone to enjoy. For those who prefer to prepare their own meals, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto also provides a shared kitchen facility. Equipped with modern appliances and utensils, this communal space allows guests to showcase their culinary skills and create their own culinary masterpieces. Whether you're a solo traveler or a group of friends, the shared kitchen offers a social and interactive dining experience, where you can exchange recipes and stories with fellow guests. With a variety of dining options available, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto ensures that every meal is a memorable one.

Affordable and Comfortable Dormitory Rooms at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers a variety of dormitory rooms that are perfect for budget-conscious travelers looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in Kyoto. With options such as the 1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only and the 1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, guests can enjoy a spacious 30 square meter room with a cozy bunk bed. For female travelers who prefer a more private setting, the 2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only option is also available. Whether you are traveling solo or with a friend, these dormitory rooms provide a convenient and cost-effective accommodation solution. Book your stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto on Agoda to enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free booking experience.

Explore the Rich Heritage of Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers a perfect base for exploring the city's rich cultural heritage. Kyoto, known as the cultural capital of Japan, is home to countless temples, shrines, and traditional Japanese gardens. Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of this ancient city as you stroll through the historic streets lined with traditional wooden machiya houses. Discover iconic landmarks such as the breathtaking Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, or the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Kyoto is a treasure trove of UNESCO World Heritage sites, where you can witness the harmonious blend of traditional and modern Japan.

Convenient Transportation Options from the Airport to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers a cozy and comfortable stay for travelers looking to explore this historic city. Getting to the guesthouse from the nearest airport is a breeze, thanks to the convenient transportation options available. If you are arriving at Kansai International Airport (KIX), the most convenient way to reach Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is by taking the Kansai Airport Express Haruka train. This direct train service operates between the airport and Kyoto Station, making it a hassle-free option for travelers. Once you arrive at Kyoto Station, you can easily catch a taxi or hop on a local bus to reach the guesthouse, which is located just a short distance away. For those arriving at Osaka International Airport (ITM), you can take the Osaka Monorail to Osaka Station and then transfer to a train bound for Kyoto. The journey from Osaka Station to Kyoto Station takes approximately 30 minutes. From Kyoto Station, you can easily reach Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto by taxi or public transportation. No matter which airport you arrive at, getting to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is a straightforward process. The guesthouse's central location ensures that you can quickly access all the major attractions and landmarks in Kyoto, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the city.

Discover Kyoto's Rich Cultural Heritage near Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers easy access to some of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Immerse yourself in Japan's rich cultural heritage by visiting the nearby Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. This famous shrine is renowned for its thousands of vibrant orange torii gates that wind their way up the sacred Mount Inari. Take a leisurely stroll through the gates and soak in the serene atmosphere while enjoying panoramic views of the city below. Just a short distance from the guesthouse, you will find the awe-inspiring Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. This Zen Buddhist temple is a true architectural masterpiece, with its top two floors covered in gold leaf. Marvel at the reflection of the pavilion in the tranquil pond that surrounds it, creating a picture-perfect scene that will leave you in awe. Another must-visit attraction in the vicinity is the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers breathtaking views of Kyoto from its wooden terrace, which stands 13 meters above the hillside. Explore the temple's various halls and pagodas, and don't forget to try the traditional Otowa Waterfall, where visitors can drink from one of three streams believed to grant health, longevity, and success. With its rich history and stunning architecture, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a true gem of Kyoto.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offers easy access to several public transport stations. Nijojomae Subway Station is just a short walk away, providing convenient connections to various parts of the city. Travelers can easily explore popular attractions such as the Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace using the subway. For those looking to venture further out, Chayama and Kurama Stations are nearby, offering access to the scenic Kurama area. Nature lovers can take a train ride to Tofukuji Train Station, where they can visit the famous Tofukuji Temple and enjoy the breathtaking autumn foliage. Additionally, Kintetsu Tambabashi, Kami Tobaguchi, Ichihara, Sumizome, and Mukaijima Train Stations are all within easy reach from the guesthouse. These stations provide convenient connections to other parts of Kyoto, allowing guests to explore the city at their own pace. For a charming and well-connected stay in Kyoto, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is the ideal choice, with its proximity to a range of public transport stations ensuring a seamless travel experience.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is surrounded by a plethora of enticing dining options. Indulge in the savory flavors of Okonomiyaki Katsu, a popular local restaurant known for its mouthwatering Japanese pancakes. For a taste of traditional Kyoto cuisine, head to Takayasu, where you can savor authentic flavors and elegant presentations. Omen Ginkaku-ji is a must-visit for noodle lovers, offering a variety of delicious udon dishes. Men-Ya Gokkei is another local favorite, serving up rich and flavorful ramen bowls that will leave you craving for more. For a refined dining experience, Saryo Housen offers a tranquil setting and a menu featuring exquisite Japanese tea and desserts. Ramen enthusiasts will be delighted by the offerings at Ramen Touhichi, Tsukemen Enaku, Tentenyu - Ichijoji Main Shop, Kyoto Ramen Kairikiya - Main Shop, and Ramen Towzen. With so many options to choose from, your taste buds are in for a treat during your stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto.

Shop 'til you Drop: A Shopper's Paradise

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shopaholics. Just a short distance away, you'll find Kintetsu Mall Miyakomichi, where you can explore a wide range of trendy boutiques and department stores. For those looking for a unique shopping experience, The Kyoto Municipal Wholesale Market offers a vibrant atmosphere filled with fresh produce, local delicacies, and traditional crafts. If you're a bookworm, a visit to Keibunsha Ichijoji is a must, as it is known for its extensive collection of books and magazines. Art enthusiasts will appreciate Kyoto Ohashi Studio, where you can find beautiful handcrafted pottery and ceramics. For those seeking traditional Japanese souvenirs, Oimatsu Kitano and Tozando offer a wide selection of kimonos, swords, and martial arts equipment. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Shogoin, a charming neighborhood known for its antique shops and vintage items. Chikukodo is a paradise for tea lovers, offering a variety of high-quality teas and tea sets. For a unique musical experience, head to Kyoto Music Box Museum Gion, where you can find intricately designed music boxes that make for perfect gifts. Lastly, Mansagama is a hidden gem for pottery enthusiasts, showcasing a stunning collection of handmade ceramics. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks surrounding Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, you'll be spoilt for choice and guaranteed to find something special to take home.

Affordable Luxury: Experience Kyoto at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Escape to the vibrant city of Kyoto without breaking the bank at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto. With an average room price of just $38, this charming guesthouse offers an unbeatable value for your stay. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Kyoto, which stands at $189, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto provides a budget-friendly alternative without compromising on comfort or style. At Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, you'll find a range of cozy and well-appointed rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're a solo adventurer or traveling with a group, there are options available to accommodate everyone. Each room is thoughtfully designed, featuring modern amenities and comfortable furnishings to ensure a restful and enjoyable stay. Not only does Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto offer affordable rates, but it also boasts a prime location in the heart of Kyoto. Situated within walking distance of popular attractions such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion district, you'll have easy access to the city's cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in the rich history and tradition of Kyoto, all while enjoying the convenience and affordability of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto.

Exceptional Service and Clean Facilities

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto has received rave reviews from its guests for its exceptional service and clean facilities. The staff members are friendly and fluent in English, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free stay for international travelers. The prime location of the guesthouse allows guests to easily explore some of Kyoto's best attractions. The rooms are immaculately clean, providing a comfortable and cozy environment for guests to relax in. With a small kitchen and all the necessary amenities, guests have everything they need at their fingertips. Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is highly recommended for its neatness, great location, and helpful staff.

Exceptional Value and Service at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is a hidden gem in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With an impressive overall rating of 8.1, this guesthouse has garnered a reputation for providing exceptional value and service to its guests. One of the standout features of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is its unbeatable value. With a remarkable rating of 8.4 for value, guests can rest assured that they are getting the most bang for their buck. The guesthouse offers affordable accommodation without compromising on quality, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto provides comfortable and well-appointed rooms at a fraction of the price of other hotels in the area. In addition to its outstanding value, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto also excels in providing top-notch service. With a staff performance rating of 8.4, the dedicated and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a memorable stay. From the moment you step foot into the guesthouse, you will be greeted with warm smiles and a genuine willingness to assist. The staff is knowledgeable about the local area and is always ready to provide recommendations on the best places to visit, dine, and explore. Their attention to detail and personalized service truly sets Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto apart from the rest.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

46 mentions

Internet

13 mentions

Breakfast

7 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

503, Gojyobashi6-Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0846
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.6 km 49 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.9 km 1.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    690 m
  • Kyoto Shichijo Train Station
    910 m
Hospital or clinic
  • TSURUHA DRUG
    1.0 km
Shopping
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    690 m 3 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    260 m 4 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    760 m
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    840 m
  • Gion
    1.1 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.7 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.0 km
  • Nijō Castle
    3.1 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.2 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.5 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori
    70 m
  • Kyoto Cermaic Center
    90 m
  • Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall
    160 m
  • Engawa
    160 m
  • Otani Hombyo
    170 m
  • Gojo-Zaka Crossing
    250 m
  • Gym Vinaccia
    250 m
  • Tokodo
    260 m
  • Ippuya
    270 m
  • Ikai Tsuboya Kobo
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 9 year(s).

Others
  • Please kindly note that Dormitory is used for a room with more than one bed, and is not a private room.
  • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018 guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):

    Tax JPY 200 - for room rate of JPY 19,999 and under per night.
    Tax JPY 500 - for room rate between JPY 20,000 and JPY 49,999 per night.
    Tax JPY 1,000 - for room rate of JPY 50,000 and over per night.
  • If the front desk staff is not available, please check the information board.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.5 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)550 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 48
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
Location8.4
Value for money8.4
Service8.3
Room comfort and quality8.1
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.6
High score for Kyoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (381)
8-9 Excellent (255)
7-8 Very Good (270)
6-7 Good (119)
<6 Below Expectation (167)
Time of the year
Mar - May (302)
Jun - Aug (258)
Sep - Nov (351)
Dec - Feb (281)

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10.0
Exceptional
GOKI from Japan
Solo traveler
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Stability in Santiago”

I stayed at Santiago Hiroshima and Kyoto for about 3 days from January 12, 2022. Hiroshima was a one-night stay as planned. It was much better than I expected, so I wanted to stay one more night, but I departed for Kyoto. And stayed for 2 nights. Both Santiago Hiroshima and Kyoto were consistently good. The beds were especially sturdy. I stayed at another place that was 200 yen cheaper, but it was... Santiago has both walls protected by plywood, and the Kyoto branch had space to put luggage at the foot, as well as good lighting and a spacious dining area. Both the Hiroshima and Kyoto branches were cheap but well thought out, with shower rooms, dining areas, and washing machines placed in separate areas. If you choose a place with a 200 yen cheaper pipe bunk bed, only separated by curtains, where you can hear snoring clearly and get woken up at 3 am, and can't sleep for an hour, I strongly recommend choosing Santiago by paying an extra 200 yen. If you choose a similar guesthouse, I highly recommend Santiago. You can live here for at least half a year.

Reviewed January 19, 2022
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9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in February 2023

Comfortable guesthouse ”

The guesthouse was in walking distance to many attractions and had a train station nearby. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of facilities for the guests to use. The kitchen and chill out areas we’re really nice and sociable. Only slight issue was that there was no roof on the top bunk bed pod which meant any light or noise from the room got into the pod. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed March 06, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

Exceptional”

Walking distance to Higashiyama and Gion. The vibe is very homey and the staff were friendly. Will definitely book again when I travel back to Kyoto.

Reviewed April 20, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Japan
Business traveler
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2020

Amazing Staff”

The place is clean, the people are friendly, the facilities are confortable. What it makes the difference though it's María, the receptionist and manager of the place. She was always there for help when needed and she was able to communicate in many languages. She also gave accurate recommendations on where to go to discover Kyoto. Thanks for all the people at Santiago for making me feel at home. Daniel

Reviewed December 16, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Paula from Argentina
Couple
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

Ideal para pasar una noche o dos. ”

Bien ubicado, con todo lo necesario en cuanto a cocina y lavado. Staff amable. Como en todo hotel con estas características es difícil para algunos dormir por qué los vecinos pueden llegar a no respetar el hacer silencio o rondar. Pero para una noche o dos esta bien, económico.

Reviewed May 09, 2023

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9.6
Exceptional
jaime from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2023

Stayed for two days.”

Quiet, clean, and staff was friendly. About a 10 minute walk from the subway station. Close walk to Kiyomizu-dera.

Reviewed February 27, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Noor from Singapore
Solo traveler
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 10 nights in January 2023

Friendly staff”

The location is a bit far from the train station and it goes uphill.

Reviewed January 22, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

RECOMMENDED ”

very clean!! and all the staff are very helpful.

Reviewed January 23, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Ash from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in April 2020

clean and friendly”

I could relax every floors because there are enough furniture to sit. So I enjoyed communicate with other visitors. It was exciting days!

Reviewed May 04, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Ash from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in April 2020

It was exciting.”

Maybe location is bit far from stations, but It's good for long stay. Not crowded. You can see good sunset from here.

Reviewed May 04, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Wei from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

Hazard”

No room light even at night, switch is not working - trip hazard Both A room and B room share one entrance - other entrance has been permanently blocked by sofa - safety hazard

Reviewed March 26, 2023

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9.6
Exceptional
Ash from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in April 2020

I spent good time here. ”

A convenience store is nearby. close to a market .

Reviewed May 04, 2020

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9.3
Exceptional
Tahnee from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!”

Location! Friendly people! Convenience!

Santiago was only a short taxi/bus ride from the train station and very close to great sights including areas such as Gion! The staff were super accommodating and welcoming and very informative! The guesthouse was comfortable and private yet a great social place to meet people! After my stay I would always go back to Santiago guesthouse in Kyoto!

Reviewed December 22, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Kristine from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

Overall, we had a great stay in Santiago guesthouse. Here are some good and not so good points: > They let you stay on their lobby and use their bathroom even we are not yet checked in. (We came from Tokyo and arrived at 8am while check in time is 4pm, they let us use their facilities and left our luggage in the 2nd flr.) > They keep the facilities clean (bathroom, common area, kitchen). I saw the two receptionist was also cleaning the kitchen and the carpet at the same time. > Even you accidentaly left some stuffs from the bathroom, they will put it in the lavatory for you to see it. > I love the carpeted hallway. Not so good... > 20 minute walk from the nearest train station. > You can hear the traffic noise.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Angelina from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Budget hostel with ambiance”

I really enjoyed my stay in the Santiago-Pension, Kyoto. It is a very convinient location and closely located to the bus stop. But you also can walk to many attractions from there. The rooms had multiple bunkbeds but each of them had curtains and gave you a lot of privacy. I would say that the quality of the beds was just fine and they provided good blankets. The showers are time regulated and you have to repress the button to get water, which I found a bit annoying but after all saving water is an important issue. On the groundfloor there is a small cafe where you can have some snacks and drinks and the first floor offers hot water, fridge and microwaves to prepare some food. I was fully satisfied with my stay there and will recommend it to my friends and if I ever return to Kyoto I would stay there again.

Reviewed February 17, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Penelope from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

It was cheap, friendly staff and safe. ”

Friendly staff, Staff spoke English, safe for solo travelers.

Santiago is a very nice to stay if you want to safe money and at the same time stay on a nice guesthouse. There is room for people who like to stay up late and party at the dining room and at the restaurant bar. Also this place is for people who sleep very early (the dormitory is very quiet and people are very respectful)and does not like to party. I was worry that In the dormitory that I stay with other girls, that they would be loud and have the lights on. The place is also nicely located in Gion, and the bus stop is very near. The hotel can give you a map of the different routes and you can even buy an all day ticket form the lovely staff. You will save money if you buy the all day pass.

Reviewed September 26, 2013

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8.4
Excellent
Xin from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

Excellent”

It was a pleasant experience at Santiago, very conveniently located near Kiyomizujyo station. Staff, especially the student from Turkey was really nice. However, the room can get noisy due to the traffic but its more of a reminder to the light-sleepers out there to bring ear plugs and not of a complaint (: toilets were nice and clean (: the cafe also served decent toast for breakfast - cost and quality wise. but i had a bad experience with the pancake - was still frozen in the centre, i guess the microwave didnt do its job thoroughly.. all in all, it was a plesant experience in santiago! would recommend it to those visiting Kyoto!

Reviewed June 27, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Oliver from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Good hostel, comfy beds - little bit far away.”

Enjoyed my 2 night stay at Santiago Guesthouse. Facilities are clean - although shower is a press every 5 seconds kind of deal - quite annoying. staff were really helpful. Would visit again!!

Reviewed February 13, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Yung from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Awesome Guesthouse”

Location, Value, Service

It was great! It's only a short bus stop away from Kyoto Station. Get on either 206 or 100 and get off at Gojo-zaka Station. Back track around the corner and it's right there. So many good points about this place: cafe on the first floor with plenty of seats and a few dining options. Staff was super friendly and helpful and spoke really good English. Beds were comfortable. In my experience, it was quiet - no noisy bed mates. At the first desk, you can rent a bike, buy an all-day Kyoto bus pass, and buy other simple amenities. Located right down the street from Kiyomizu-dera. About a 5 to 10 min walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station (subway station) - which along the way has plenty of spots to eat and convenience stores as well. Several shower stalls, a "living room" or shared public space with computers and free internet (a bit slow though), and free wifi. I highly recommend booking this place during your stay in Kyoto, especially if you're solo and on a budget. I would totally stay here again.

Reviewed March 26, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Kim from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Soooo Good. Even better than a 5* experience”

Really clean and the owner is absolutely friendly, speaks English and the staff are nice. They are the most genuine Japanese I have during my Japan visit.

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Santiago guest house. My first time staying in a guest house and I like it better than the 5* Nikko in Minato ku, Tokyo. Service are more genuine and the people are real in Santiago. It is the best accommodation we had in whole of our Japan trip. We were staying mostly in Nikko hotels ( 3 Nikko hotels)and another 5* hotel in Osaka.

Reviewed July 03, 2013

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