Where to Stay in Kyoto: 7 Best Cheap Hotels

Cool, unique and affordable! Check out best cheap hotels in Kyoto!

Kyoto is the most visited touristic city in Japan by both Japanese and foreign travellers. There are hundreds of accommodations in the city with various types and price ranges. Today, I have picked hotels/guesthouses with amazing deals, which are perfectly suitable for backpackers and budget travellers! They are not only cheap but also cool and unique that offer great experiences during stay. So let’s find out 😉

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1. 9h Nine Hours Kyoto

The most stylish and futuristic hotel in the town. 9h Nine Hours Kyoto is a capsule hotel located in a heart of Kyoto City and easy to access to many touristic sites. The hotel has very cool decor designed as a “spaceship” in all white. Amenities provided, Free Wifi, and male and female floors separated.

<< Click HERE to book 9h Nine Hours Kyoto with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 5,000 yen~

Access: 2 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Map: https://goo.gl/QYifvp

Website: https://ninehours.co.jp/en/kyoto/

2. Piece Hostel Sanjo

Opened in 2015, Piece Hostel Sanjo is a stylish hotel renovated from a traditional Japanese ryokan. It’s located in central Kyoto and very close to the famous Nishiki Market. The hotel offers various types of rooms from dormitory to family room. The spacey common area is a great space to relax and meet other travellers.

<< Click HERE to book Piece Hostel Sanjo with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 3,000 yen~

Access: 9 mins walk from Karasumaoike Station

Map: https://goo.gl/dLrck5

Website: http://www.piecehostel.com/sanjo/en/

3. Guest House Soi

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Guest House Soi is 55 years old traditional building and offers several types of Japanese rooms and dormitory. It’s located in Higashi-ward which is very convenient area to travel and the famous Kiyomizudera Temple is a walking distance. They offer very competitive rate for the great location and facility.

<< Click HERE to book Guest House Soi with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 2,000 yen~

Access: 15 mins walk from Shichijo Station

Map: https://goo.gl/Q3qsqO

Website: http://guesthousesoi.com/

4. Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS

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Kyoto Compass is a Machiya (Kyoto’s traditional townhouse) style guesthouse located in a heart of Kyoto City. The 100 year-old building is a perfect place to feel the tradition of the historical city. Dormitory rooms and private Japanese rooms are available.

<< Click HERE to book Guesthouse Kyoto Compass with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 3,500 yen~

Access: 10 mins walk from Nishioji Station

Map: https://goo.gl/agZ40D

Website: http://compass-kyoto.jp/en/index.html

5. The Prime Pod Kyoto

The Prime Pod Kyoto is a newly opened capsule hotel located in Sanjo area. Many tourist attractions are within walking distance. The hotel is not quite a usual capsule hotel but designed with the mixture of modern and traditional, offering relaxing and comfortable capsule rooms. The stylish and spacey lounge is free to use for guests.

<< Click HERE to The prime Pod Kyoto with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 2,000 yen~

Access: 3 mins walk from Sanjo Station

Map: https://goo.gl/krLAcg

Website: http://theprimepod.jp/kyoto/

6. Lund House

If you are looking for to have great time with locals and other travellers, this place is perfect to meet people and make friends. Lund House is an unique guesthouse situated in the complex building, which has a Ramen shop on the ground floor and a restaurant on the first floor. There are numbers of local bars and restaurants in the area, also very good transport connection to many popular touristic sites.

<< Click HERE to book Lund House with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 1,500 yen~

Access: 5 mins walk from Ichijoji Station

Map: https://goo.gl/RVOUEt

Website: http://www.inaho-kyoto.com

7. Len Kyoto Kawaramachi

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Len Kyoto Kawaramachi is a cool and stylish complex building with hostel, cafe and bar/dining located near Kamogawa River. The hostel offers dormitory and private rooms and guests can relax, and enjoy food and drinks at their cafe lounge.

<< Click HERE to book Len Kyoto Kawaramachi with the best rate! >>

Rate per room: 3,000 yen~

Access: 8 mins walk from Kawaramachi Station

Map: https://goo.gl/3MrjNZ

Website: https://backpackersjapan.co.jp/kyotohostel/en/

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