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Lima, Lima, Peru
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

I stayed in this hostel 2 days, and I have to say that I just needed a place to sleep and rest while I organized my trip. The staff was able to communicate in English (something that unfortunately few places places in Japan have) and it was really friendly. It's a very convenient location, since it's located close to Kyoto... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

The place is well placed, just near the Kyoto station and the facilities provide you everything you need, rent bicycle also. However, the low price reflect the quality of stuffs : Smelly toilet, little futon. The good services that provide the staff erase all bad things. It's a hostel that worth it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A very basic hostel. Booked due to everywhere else being full. Accommodation was quite old and so therefor cold even in April. There was a heater provided so that was certainly used whilst we stayed. Again showers etc old but met the needs of backpackers but accommodation was poor compared to all other similar priced accommodation we stayed in in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is the worst hostel I ever been to. Smelled bad, something between wastes, smoke and mold. You could basically hear your neighbors breath. Bad service. If you want the reception to call a hostel, restaurant or what ever, prepare to pay for it.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Pubic hairs on the pillows. The sheets. The duvets. The beds. The floor. Different colour hairs from different people. Blonde hair, brown hair, black hair, asian hair. All over the sheets and pillows. Needless to say they don't bother cleaning it. I have travelled throughout Asia and this is without doubt the worst guesthouse I have ever had the displeasure... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The staff is friendly (speaks English and is very helpful), the prices not so bad and the location (close to the main station) is very handy. BUT: the room was smelling like urinal cake, the Tatami floor was very uncomfortable (super thin mattress), the toilets smelled like urin, the entrances smelled like stinky feet and the whole look of the... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Maybe because i stayed in different guesthouse the night before, it feel so diff.. with only 400¥ diff the facility is very very diff. This guesthouse only hv bathroom on the 1st floor (while i stay on 2nd floor) kitchen also on 1st floor. Ths toilet on 2nd floor dirty and stinky. When you walked on the hall every one... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Great place to stay if you're just looking for a bed with no frills. My friends and I stayed here a while back (Jan 2011) and were extremely happy with the thoughtful and helpful staff. They can speak English and are willing to assist you with directions, places to go etc. It's an easy 10 min walk to the station... More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

The staff is nice and helpful, she allowed us to leave our luggage over there as we want to start our exploration early in the morning. The staff here can speak fluent English and she is so kind, even though she has off duty but she still assist us for the room check in. As it is a guest house... More 

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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

check-in was breeze and easy toru was so helpful and kind we reached there early in the morning and the check-in time at late afternoon he even allowed us to occupy their living/common room to freshen ourselves after a few hours, we leaved our luggage to him as we need to start our exploration early and not wasting our time... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about Tomato Guest House

Address: 135 Shimizu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8241, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: ₹ 1,439 - ₹ 5,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tomato Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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 of 5 bubbles ruiichi, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You will avoid the worst rooms if you turn around and walk out of the door, to literally any other hostel in Kyoto.”
 of 5 bubbles 611GC, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
“kindly express your preference to staff before arriving... the staffs are helpful”
 of 5 bubbles Ag_wati, 5 Aug 2012 | Read review
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