Backpacker hostel in Gion, Kyoto
There are no strangers here.
Only friends you haven’t yet met.
Friends Kyo is 1 minute from Gion-Shijo Station. Next to us are the geishas and Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple. Then there are the bars and izakayas of Kiyamachi and Pontocho just across the river. Our super convenient location and hangout spaces means you can meet new friends here and explore Japan’s ancient capital together.
8 beds for all genders.
All separated by walls for privacy.
Shared bathroom and 2 in-room toilets.
5 beds for women only. In-room shower, in-room toilet, and extensive range of toiletries (make-up removal oil, make-up sponges, sanitary products, etc).
What our guests say
Where we are
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Our shared space on the ground floor is open to events and collaborations. We’ve been host to tea making sessions, free walking tours, and yoga classes. Please write to us below if you have an event in mind.