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Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, free WiFi

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

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    熱門景點Katsura Imperial Villa開車 8 分鐘
    熱門景點Nijō Castle開車 16 分鐘
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  • 客房, 非吸煙房 (1~3 person, Japanese Futon, D)

    Room amenities

    • 最多可入住 3 人 (含所有額外成人與孩童)
    • 3 張單人日式榻榻米
    More details客房, 非吸煙房 (1~3 person, Japanese Futon, D)
  • 共用宿舍, 男女混合宿舍, 非吸煙房 (Single Bunk bed for 1 person)

    Room amenities

    • 最多可入住 1 人
    More details共用宿舍, 男女混合宿舍, 非吸煙房 (Single Bunk bed for 1 person)
  • 共用宿舍 (Double Bunk bed for 1-2 person)

    Room amenities

    • 最多可入住 2 人 (含所有額外成人與孩童)
    More details共用宿舍 (Double Bunk bed for 1-2 person)



Tsubame-ya - Hostel is located in Kyoto's Arashiyama neighborhood. Suzumushi-dera Temple and Nijō Castle are notable landmarks and Arashiyama Monkey Park is a popular area attraction. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a top attraction not to be missed.
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  • Katsura Imperial Villa - 開車 8 分鐘
  • Nijō Castle - 開車 16 分鐘
  • Kinkaku-ji - 開車 20 分鐘
  • Shijo Omiya - 開車 24 分鐘
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 開車 26 分鐘


  • Kurumazakijinja Station - 11 min walk
  • Uzumasa Station - 14 min walk
  • 機場Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 85 min drive


Tsubame-ya - Hostel

Kyoto hostel in Arashiyama, near Toei Kyoto Studio Park
This smoke-free hostel features self parking, a refrigerator in a common area, and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Tsubame-ya - Hostel offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with slippers and hair dryers. This Kyoto hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.



  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: JPY 1200 per day

Family friendly

  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean


  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property



  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing



Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed


Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available



You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: JPY 1200 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Towels are available for a surcharge.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file


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Tsubame-ya - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Tsubame-ya - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto


Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tsubame-ya - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tsubame-ya - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tsubame-ya - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Tsubame-ya - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
Self parking is available for JPY 1200 per day.
What time is check-in at Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–9 PM.
What time is check-out at Tsubame-ya - Hostel?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Tsubame-ya - Hostel located?
Located in Arashiyama, this hostel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Arashiyama Monkey Park and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Suzumushi-dera Temple. Nijō Castle and Kinkaku-ji are also within 6 mi (10 km). Uzumasa Station is 14 minutes by foot and Kurumazakijinja Station is 11 minutes.
19 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Staff was very helpful and polite. Had a very pleasant stay.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A hidden treasure! Just like coming home ;)
I cannot say enough about Tsubame-ya, the guest house and staff were exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend. Personal, genuine welcome, with attentive staff, a real family feel. I felt like I'd been invited to stay in someone's home. We will definitely return to Tsubame-ya x
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2017

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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