Guesthouse Kyoto Compass

Shimogyo-ku, Nishi Shichijo, Ichibe 115, Kyoto 600-8894, Japan
+81 752 043 250   Official website

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Distance to city centre 3.4 km
Location rating 8.3


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  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Absolutely the best place I stayed during all my time in Japan. I was only at this guesthouse for one night, booked last-minute to fill in space between other plans on the basis that the reviews seemed good (I didn't even read all the information), but was somewhat humbled by what I found. When I arrived the guests were all sitting around the table talking and the atmosphere was very friendly. The staff are among the nicest people I've met and I felt right at home and in safe hands. I definitely would have stayed longer if my next accommodation hadn't already been booked. The guesthouse is a beautiful old Kyoto house that even has a tiny courtyard garden. Just being here is nice, and if you stay here I'd even advise that you leave some time in your day to spend with the staff and guests! I wasn't there for very long, but I enjoyed my time there a lot and even left with my name in amazing calligraphy. I will definitely visit again. Thank you.

    The only thing I can think of at all is that maybe a space for hanging a soggy raincoat more out of the way would be nice, but you can't have everything!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    Best stay of our trip through Japan! The amazing hosts made our time in Kyoto unforgettable and it was hard to say goodbye, thank you Mama & Papa & Koko!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    Everything! It was a pleasure to stay there. Mama and Papa are the best host ever! They treat you like part of the family and they care so much for you. Plus the experience of staying in a old traditional house is unique. The breakfast is the amazing too!

    Nothing. It was perfect!!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    The hosts are the nicest people you'll ever meet. They are beyond sweet and will help you with any problem you face without hesitation.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    Beyond any expectations! Mama and Papa made my stay so enjoyable and comfy, I couldn't ask for more. Warm-hearted and sincere people who love what they do. The place is just awesome, I felt I'm in an old Japanese fairytale with modern facilities :) and I guess the place attracts like-minded people, all the guests I met were super nice and we spent great time every morning sharing our experiences and having delicious breakfast. Thank you Mama and Papa, you are amazing!

    The location may be a bit confusing for such dummies like me :), anyway there are a few bus stops around from where you can get to literally anywhere in the city.

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With a stay at Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS - Hostel in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Toji Temple and Katsura Imperial Villa. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and microwave in a common area.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

9.7 Excellent

based on 666 reviews









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  • Clean rooms
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Professional service

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Guesthouse Kyoto Compass

Where is Guesthouse Kyoto Compass located?

Guesthouse Kyoto Compass is located at Shimogyo-ku, Nishi Shichijo, Ichibe 115 in Shimogyo, 3.4 km from the centre of Kyoto. Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium is the closest landmark to Guesthouse Kyoto Compass.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Guesthouse Kyoto Compass?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Guesthouse Kyoto Compass.

Does Guesthouse Kyoto Compass offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Guesthouse Kyoto Compass offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Guesthouse Kyoto Compass offer free parking?

No, Guesthouse Kyoto Compass does not offer free parking.

Does Guesthouse Kyoto Compass offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Guesthouse Kyoto Compass does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Guesthouse Kyoto Compass from the airport?

Guesthouse Kyoto Compass is 35.4 km from Osaka Itami.

Can you bring pets to Guesthouse Kyoto Compass?

No, pets are not allowed at Guesthouse Kyoto Compass.

Does Guesthouse Kyoto Compass have a pool?

No, Guesthouse Kyoto Compass does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium 2 km
  • Nijo Castle 2.9 km
  • Nintendo World Headquarters 3 km
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum 3.2 km
  • Nishiki Market 3.2 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple 3.3 km

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