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Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I picked MyStays Kyoto because it is in a central location, near two key bus stops and one subway stop, and because its room rates are very reasonable. The lobby of the hotel is on the second floor, which is nice because guests have additional privacy, and do not need to bother the staff every time they enter or leave the hotel. There is a laundry room on the first floor which I got to use once. Even though there are only two washers and two driers, there was no competition in using them. The room was big enough to fit a queen bed, chair, desk, TV unit with a refrigerator, and a lounge chair with a foot rest. The sink, bathroom, and shower are in one unit. The bed and pillow were very comfortable (to me), both with medium to hard softness. The desk and chair are at a suitable height for writing. The refrigerator is big enough to fit several fruits, a few yogurts, and a couple of pastries.

We were staying at the height of the cherry blossom season, so the room which was small, but comfortable, was outrageously expensive. The breakfast buffet on the ground floor was a good value at ¥1500, but get there early as it can get a big line if tour groups are at the hotel.

Clean and comfortable, coffee and matcha is good taste

The room was disappointing esp for what we paid. We had a view of the fire escape.

Nice hotel for short stay if passing through Kyoto. Room is pretty big compare to more expensive hotels and clean. Subway a few minutes walk. Overall met my needs.

Pros: We like to walk and so were able to walk all the way down to Gion and the Yasaka shrine every day without ever turning off the hotel's street. We also loved the fact that there were bus stops very close to the hotel which took us all over the city (Golden Pavilion, Kyoto station for departure, etc.). The reception desk employees were super helpful; we bought our one-day bus passes (500 yen) directly from them, and they also provided maps, told us which side of the street to stand on in order to get the bus in the right direction, etc. Cons: As other people have already said, there's not really anything exciting near the hotel itself; I would have loved to be closer to the Gion area, but the advantage of being further away is that it was a quieter neighborhood. The double room with a queen-size bed is small and the bed is pushed against the wall. But bathroom was decently-sized with nice shower. Tips: Thanks to other reviewers, we knew to find the free coffee machine down the 2nd floor hallway (same floor as reception). This helped tide us over until we got to the Starbucks on the first major intersection, heading in the Gion direction. There is a Fresco grocery store, Family Mart, and 7/11 all very near by to pick up snacks, water, etc. There is also a super fun corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving barbecued chicken skewers, just two streets down from the hotel on the same side of the street heading towards Gion, next to a Thai restaurant, that stays open late!

This hotel was extremely roomy for a Japanese hotel. It is in a fantastic location close to the the train and bus lines that take you to may popular destinations. The izakaya's nearby are wonderful too. Highly recommend this hotel. Staff is very friendly and speaks very clear English.

If you like a more "modern" style hotel, then this is the place. The lobby area was comfortable and welcoming. The room was nice and roomy considering we were in Japan (rooms are a bit tighter compared to the US). Great value for the dollar and it was located near a main bus stop and road way. Navigating from our hotel to the temples and sights was a breeze

This hotel was in a great location, clean, and the staff spoke almost perfect English and were very friendly. The beds are a bit stiff but all the beds I have slept in while in Japan are the same way. Overall a great experience.

Great location with lots of bus stops nearby. Room is clean and comfortable. They provide free mocha and coffee. Overall it's a good place to stay.

It was a 3 star but seemed closer to 4 to me. The room was small but really all you need if you're there to sight see and not be hanging out in the room. My wife and I loved our stay, the staff was friendly and helpful, they held our bags when we checked out so we could use the rest of the day for more sightseeing. They also have a masseuse in from 6pm-midnight and they can call in a second so we both got massages there on the second floor at a reasonable rate (6000Y/hour). Definitely a good place to stay in central Kyoto!

All expectations met. No qualms recommending this hotel to anyone. Staff were very friendly and helpful. About 3 or 4 blocks away from the nearest subway station(Shijo). Also ideal for taking the randen to Arashiyama. Will definitely stay again.

Large clean and very comfortable rooms. Friendly counter staff. Location a bit off beaten path so extra walking but made up for by comfort and value of this relatively new Kyoto hotel. Would definitely recommend.

Check in was smooth and fast. We got a corner room, not facing the street so it was very quiet. Location is great, as a bus stop is right in front of the Hotel. Room was not the biggest, but accomodates two people without hassles.

52 Kasaboko-cho, Aburakoji Higashi Iru Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Nijo Castle and Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Central Kyoto, Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Nijo Castle and Higashi Honganji Temple. This 224-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and laundry facilities. It's also close to Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Rooms

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo's 224 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.


Property features

At Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Superior Corner View Twin, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room, Non Smoking (Bed width 120cm x 2 beds, 97cm x1bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 5

Standard Double Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Family (2)
5
Everyone

I picked MyStays Kyoto because it is in a central location, near two key bus stops and one subway stop, and because its room rates are very reasonable. The lobby of the hotel is on the second floor, which is nice because guests have additional privacy, and do not need to bother the staff every time they enter or leave the hotel. There is a laundry room on the first floor which I got to use once. Even though there are only two washers and two driers, there was no competition in using them. The room was big enough to fit a queen bed, chair, desk, TV unit with a refrigerator, and a lounge chair with a foot rest. The sink, bathroom, and shower are in one unit. The bed and pillow were very comfortable (to me), both with medium to hard softness. The desk and chair are at a suitable height for writing. The refrigerator is big enough to fit several fruits, a few yogurts, and a couple of pastries.

By , from New York, NY on Sep 15, 2017

4

efficient and well located, but very high cost

Everyone

We were staying at the height of the cherry blossom season, so the room which was small, but comfortable, was outrageously expensive. The breakfast buffet on the ground floor was a good value at ¥1500, but get there early as it can get a big line if tour groups are at the hotel.

By , from Cupertino, CA on Apr 8, 2017

5

good

Everyone

Clean and comfortable, coffee and matcha is good taste

By on Jan 15, 2017

3

it was okay

Everyone

The room was disappointing esp for what we paid. We had a view of the fire escape.

By on Dec 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely,

4
Everyone

Nice hotel for short stay if passing through Kyoto. Room is pretty big compare to more expensive hotels and clean. Subway a few minutes walk. Overall met my needs.

By on May 26, 2016

4

easy hotel for moving around kyoto

Couples

Pros: We like to walk and so were able to walk all the way down to Gion and the Yasaka shrine every day without ever turning off the hotel's street. We also loved the fact that there were bus stops very close to the hotel which took us all over the city (Golden Pavilion, Kyoto station for departure, etc.). The reception desk employees were super helpful; we bought our one-day bus passes (500 yen) directly from them, and they also provided maps, told us which side of the street to stand on in order to get the bus in the right direction, etc. Cons: As other people have already said, there's not really anything exciting near the hotel itself; I would have loved to be closer to the Gion area, but the advantage of being further away is that it was a quieter neighborhood. The double room with a queen-size bed is small and the bed is pushed against the wall. But bathroom was decently-sized with nice shower. Tips: Thanks to other reviewers, we knew to find the free coffee machine down the 2nd floor hallway (same floor as reception). This helped tide us over until we got to the Starbucks on the first major intersection, heading in the Gion direction. There is a Fresco grocery store, Family Mart, and 7/11 all very near by to pick up snacks, water, etc. There is also a super fun corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving barbecued chicken skewers, just two streets down from the hotel on the same side of the street heading towards Gion, next to a Thai restaurant, that stays open late!

By on Feb 14, 2016

5

wonderful western-style hotel

Couples

This hotel was extremely roomy for a Japanese hotel. It is in a fantastic location close to the the train and bus lines that take you to may popular destinations. The izakaya's nearby are wonderful too. Highly recommend this hotel. Staff is very friendly and speaks very clear English.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

a gem in kyoto

Families

If you like a more "modern" style hotel, then this is the place. The lobby area was comfortable and welcoming. The room was nice and roomy considering we were in Japan (rooms are a bit tighter compared to the US). Great value for the dollar and it was located near a main bus stop and road way. Navigating from our hotel to the temples and sights was a breeze

By on Mar 22, 2015

4

good for foreigners

Couples

This hotel was in a great location, clean, and the staff spoke almost perfect English and were very friendly. The beds are a bit stiff but all the beds I have slept in while in Japan are the same way. Overall a great experience.

By on Nov 14, 2014

4

good place and high c/p

Couples

Great location with lots of bus stops nearby. Room is clean and comfortable. They provide free mocha and coffee. Overall it's a good place to stay.

By on Sep 21, 2013