Gojo Guesthouse is a clean and friendly English-speaking hostel conveniently located on Gojo Dori and so not too far from either Kiyomizu Gojo Station or the town center. A short walk north of here towards Gion, will take you into some of the traditional machiya streets of old Kyoto, and it also happens to be a very good maiko-spotting area. A short hike east will take you up to Kiyomizudera, one of Kyoto’s most famous tourist spots.
Futons and linen are provided and each guest receives a drink ticket for each night they stay that they can use in the café downstairs. There are also showers, laundry facilities, a kitchen, a common room with TV, free internet access and a bicycle rental service for 500 yen a day. Light meals and cheap drinks are available in the Gojo Guesthouse Cafe from 13:00 ~ 22:00 pm, and (most importantly), they also have Guinness on tap.
Reception is open from 8:00 am ~ 22:00 pm. Check in time is from 15:00 ~ 22:00pm. There is no curfew. Tel: 075-525-2299.
Please note that credit cards are not accepted and you will have to pay on arrival.
Here is a MAP with the location of Gojo Guesthouse. You can check for more details and room rates on the Gojo Guesthouse booking page. There is also an Annex close to the Yasaka Jinja Shrine and thus not far from the main bus routes between Kyoto station and the north of the city. Please check the Gojo Guesthouse Annex booking page for differing rooms, prices and reception hours. Tel: 075-525-2298
now Dec 2011, stayed here last night very cool to get some real Nihon experience, and i like sleeping on tatami mat floor with futon. a bit cold, rough, but real.