We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
See all Speciality Lodging in Kyoto

Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion

87 reviews
Traveller (53)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (4)
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sake bar”(22 reviews)
“sake tasting”(3 reviews)
“great location”(10 reviews)
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Breakfast included
All hotel details
Contact Info
Name/address in local language
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (87)Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssake barsake tastinggreat locationbunk bedsplumgiondormstation
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The price reflects on the type of service you are getting. Normally it's okay if you are just looking for a cheap place to stay. Boy was I wrong. This hostel fails at every single aspect of what a hostel should be. Poor management and...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great location, next to the Gion Shijo station and very close to temples and town. Basic dorm was clean but a got little noisy at night, no lights out policy. Common room is very small . WC and shower are clean and adequate. Sake bar...More

Thank Nobbynonads
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome sake and really nice owners - if you want to drink good sake in Kyoto then this is the place !! The owners are nihonshu fanatics and have some really good brands - the place is friendly and stays open rather late - a...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Kyoto is packed with tourists... so we were happy to find a place with reasonable prices. The rooms were ok... it had everything we needed, but of course there are way nicer hotstels for the same price. The best thing by far was the sake...More

Thank Verenauz
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Tried not to be so negative but this place has no character, probably the worst stay in my trip. No curtains attached to the bunk beds, warning signs everywhere threatening to impose fines, a table, fridge, some utensils, water heater as pantry. Smell of feet...More

2  Thank KingofCarrotFlowers
View more reviews
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Price range
US$ 17 - US$ 86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$ 17 - US$ 86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (53)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (4)
Hotel & Grounds (36)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Bathroom (2)
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
4 December 2015|
Response from FranciscoCFJ | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I stayed in a double room but with shared bathroom and toilet. The windows were small. But I don't know if they have a second double room with private bath. It may have this information at their web page. Good luck.
Room Tips
"I can't recommend this hostel."
Read review
"Dorm room that faces the river (Room A) had beautiful morning views!"
Read review
"Ask at the bar, they can recommend best rooms and other Laces to eat and drink."
Read review
"No towels."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing