Hostel Gingakuji: An AirBnb Hostel in Kyoto, Japan


Hostel Gingakuji is owned and managed by Rio. Its operation started in June 2015. See where we stayed in Osaka here.

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Location: 58-2 Nishida-cho Jyodoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

We booked the room via AirBnb. There actually are a lot of choices but a hostel is a must experience for travellers and it’s also a cheaper option than hotels. Plus, upon seeing what’s included when you book a room, it’s truly a better option than other accommodations.


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The hostel comes with a free mobile wifi device which you can bring anywhere while you are booked, free use of bicycles, a kitchen with complete appliances like you are in the comfort of your own home, soap and shampoos and other more things that you must find out by yourself! hostel gingakuji

The living room or common area is where the hostel guests are staying when not doing anything or just plainly wants to make a small talk and initiate a little interaction with other guests. It is also where the traditional tea ceremony is being held in by Rio. But at that time, he had not experienced the ceremony because he is quite busy.

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There also are quite a number of rooms for different guests needs. We had the room for four persons but I think it’s quite good for even a larger number of guests, like two or 3 more can fit inside. The room comes with an air-conditioner to choose a plain cold environment or a warmer temperature, provided with towels and blankets. All the other things you might need are outside your room which you can share with other hostel guests. hostel gingakuji

What’s so great about this hostel that I recommend booking your stay here?

Well, first of all, dude, FREE Portable WIFI! Free items are a good plus especially when you are in an unfamiliar place and might need an online map to navigate the places, and most of all, it keeps you connected.

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Second is the free use of bicycles! I mean, man, you can roam around town without having to pay for bus fees, etc. Just a bike will help you get to where you wanted to be! I told you in my other article that we just used bicycles all the way from the hostel to Fushimi-Inari Shrine at midnight. Hihi!

Third, this hostel is with complete facilities. You can actually live here for long. Fourth, it’s Rio, the manager itself. He’s very accommodating and kind and will keep you informed and will help you with your other agendas. Just do not hesitate to ask him. He’s a very friendly guy! hostel gingakuji


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It’s also nearby Gingaku-ji Temple, Philosopher’s Walk, Yasaka Shrine, other temples and shrines that are known by the locals.  hostel gingakuji

You can also book other accommodations in Kyoto using and to avail higher discounts!

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  1. It seems like a beautiful place.I found that there are many unique accommodations are listed in AirBnb.Who don’t like to have free bike with free portable wifi when they are in a new place?Those facilities make this hostel special!

  2. What a comfortable stay… I had never heard of a hostel providing wifi and a bicycle as well… this is really thoughtful of them 🙂 and not to forget, it looks really cozy and pretty place too…

  3. This is really a nice place! I am actually looking for places to stay in Japan since my family is planning to have a trip there. It has a nice ambiance. Seems to be cozy and really great for group trips. 🙂

  4. I still haven’t tried AirBnb. I guess it’s time for me to learn what it has to offer. Seeing that you had an amazing stay, the hostel was indeed a good place. My hubby wants to travel to Japan someday. If ever we’ll be there, I kinda like this place that you recommend. Will tell him about it.

  5. Wow deal! I’ll book this if given the chance! Super sold on the free pocket wifi and bicycle use, tourists will definitely find this place tempting! Great find!

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