We stayed at Hotel Grand Bach for five nights recently. At first we found it difficult to find the hotel. Even though it is located on a major shopping street in Kyoto our taxi driver did not know the hotel and the address of hotel was not clear to him. The entrance to the hotel is (behind L'Occitane shop) with access from a side lane. It looks fairly new and it is a very clean modern hotel. The room is small if you have lots of luggage. The hotel provides you with free espresso coffee and tea from afternoon till late at night. The room has a wonderful shower. Free wi-fi internet is provided in the room but beware if you have an old device (eg iPhone 4) with old system it will not work.
Stephen & Greg from Sydney, Australia
This hotel is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Rokakkudo Temple, Gion Corner, and Nijo Castle. Also nearby are …More
Off the beaten path, this house is great for a family of four. It is in a great location for food, access to subway yet quiet. It is an eco-house, with many impressive energy saving details. As well, we arrived late and the the fridge was stocked with food, so we didn't have to go out late at night. It was a truly local experience. We loved it.
soccer mom from Chapel Hill NC
This property is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Costume Museum, Higashi Honganji Temple, and Kyoto Tower. Also …More
I've stayed in other ryokans before, none of them is as good as Kagihei. The futong, the tatami, the toilet, everything about the room was perfect. The public bath was great too. It was my first time trying a Japanese public bath. I asked a staff how exactly I should use it before entering. No one else was there so I enjoyed the whole time myself, very relaxing! There was a small private bath in our room but I really wanted a true Japan experience so I chose the public one. The breakfast was delicious. They provided a large amout of different kinds of food, in a Kyoto style. We just couldn't finish that much. Last but not least, the owner couple and the staff were the kindest I've met. I really appreciate their services. We had two wonderful days in Kagihei, and would like to return whenever we come to Kyoto again.
Sharon from Beijing
This ryokan is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Rokakkudo Temple, Gion Corner, and Nijo Castle. Also nearby are …More
Great location, only a short walk to the Gion District. House is in great condition, two toilets and nice shower/bath room. Very traditional with very little furniture. Looks like it should sleep 6, but only has bedding for 4. Nice little kitchen, washer/dryer takes about 5 hours per load. Stairs are very steep, more like a ladder. The directions to get to the office were very confusing. Once you sign in, you need to take a taxi to the house. Hard to find the first time, but right next to the canal and river, so easy landmarks. Make sure to rent bikes for the day, you can find a shop only a few blocks away and they don't cost much.
This family-friendly property is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Kenninji Temple, Kawaramachi, and Nishiki Market …More
This guest house sets the standard: clean, comfortable and well-run. The staff were very helpful and polite. The sleeping areas were clean and comfortable. I slept well each night. It's location, just 5 minutes walk from Nijo station, is perfect for whatever you need or wherever you want to go to in Kyoto.
If you're looking for somewhere to base yourself for seeing Kyoto then this is the place for you. If you're looking to get drunk and party then look elsewhere.
John from England
This hostel is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Higashi Honganji Temple …More
I enjoyed my stay at Guesthouse Yahata. It has affordable price with clean rooms. The hotel is located in a very quite neighborhood. It was fun for me to experience tatami the first time. The owner is a very nice lady. She planned a one-day trip agenda with beautiful attractions while I was there. Also, I accidentally left my glasses while I was leaving to Tokyo. It was very kind of her to offered to mail it to my new hostel. Overall, I highly recommend this place.
Parry from New York
This guesthouse is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Costume Museum, Higashi Honganji Temple, and Nijo Castle. Also …More
This Hostel was very nice! Clean, Friendly and they even had activities occasionally.
I stayed in the girls dorm , you have storage under your bed (locker) for your suitcase and storage for your shoes. Location is nice also but its a little hard to find at first (It's located near a 7'11 which is nice when you need an ATM) , it's in central Kyoto where all the shopping is near huge malls and traditional stores near Kawaramachi station.
I was nervous at first since its shared bathrooms but it's very safe and easy they have one just for females on the 3rd floor. A kitchen and laundry on floor 5 ( also nice just clean up after yourself!)
Bar in the basement floor. (last call is 10:30pm bar closed at 11)
It's usually quite but when I stayed There were a couple Europeans talking loudly in the hallway , but only lasted maybe 5-10 min , just letting you know sometimes you can hear people but people usually are considerate of others in the night time. I didn't have any other problems.
The staff is very helpful and knows the area well , Erika was the sweetest ! very friendly!
The beds are twin size i guess? japanese style so their on the stiffer side but its still comfy.
you can rent a towel i think for 100yen (I brought my own)
The staff helped me a lot to figure out how to go from Kyoto Station to Osaka Kansai INTL airport.
If I ever need a hotel in Kyoto I will stay at this hostel and other location as well In Tokyo!
very nice I 100% recommend for budget travelers!
Rachel from West Virginia
This hostel is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Rokakkudo Temple, Gion Corner, and Nijo Castle. Also nearby are …More
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Really stay in a ryokan so I don't know how faithful this is to the traditional experience. What I can say is that staff are exceptional - welcoming and friendly. Rooms are minimally furnished as is expected in a ryokan but comfortable and with all modern conveniences. We didn't have dinner but breakfasts were excellent.
Peter from Portugal
This ryokan is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Rokakkudo Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Also …More
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