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6 Places to Stay on a Budget in Kyoto

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Updated: 18 January 2017
Kyoto can be a very budget friendly travel destination with reasonably priced accommodation available, especially when compared to other world cities. Cheap, clean, comfortable places can be found across the city from ‘business hotels’ offering small, clean rooms with basic amenities to capsule hotels offering ultramodern sleeping pods. We take a look at some of the best.
Kyoto | © Pedro Szekely / Flickr
Kyoto | © Pedro Szekely Flickr
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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo-Karasuma

Toyoko Inn is a popular chain of no-frills business hotels across Japan with great value rooms packed with modern features and amenities. This hotel is in a great location within easy walking distance of both Shijo and Gojo subway stations, as well as the downtown Kyoto area. The super clean rooms are small but efficient and contain everything you need.

393 Gojokarasuma-cho, Karasuma-dori, Matsubara-sagaru, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, +81 75-344-1045

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Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

Capsule Ryokan Kyoto offers unique modern capsule accommodation in the style of a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn). Located a 7 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station, it combines old Japanese style with modern convenience. Features include tatami mat floors, traditional style doors, reed blinds and futon bedding, along with automatic high-tech toilets, flat screen TVs and high-speed internet access.

204 Tsuchihashi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, +81 75-344-1510

Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

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Matsubaya Ryokan

Matsubaya Ryokan is one of the most popular Japanese-style ryokan (traditional inns) in Kyoto. The Japanese-style rooms are well kept and feature traditional futon bedding; tatami mat floors and yukata (Japanese-style robes). The ryokan is located a 10 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station and offers you an authentic Japanese experience with the newly refurbished rooms making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Nishi-iru, Higashinotouin, Kamijuzuyamachi-dori, Shimokyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Matsubaya Ryokan

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Super Hotel Shijo Kawaramachi

Super Hotel Shijo Kawaramachi is a no-frills business hotel that is perfect for single travellers, or those looking for cheap budget-style accommodation in a convenient location. Right in the heart of downtown Kyoto’s main shopping district, it is very close to the historic geisha district of Gion and Nishiki Market. This new business hotel features nice touches such as free breakfast and natural hot springs.

538-1 Nakano-cho, Shijo-agaru, Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, +81 75-255-9000

Super Hotel Shijo Kawaramachi

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9 Hours Capsule Hotel

The 9 Hours Capsule Hotel is the personification of modern Japan created with a monochrome palette. The curvaceous white pods set into a jet-black wall look like something straight out of Star Wars ready to transport guests to another dimension. Located in downtown Kyoto close to Kiyomizu-dera Temple , this modern capsule hotel is a mere 4 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station. The rooms are minimalist with free Wi-Fi, power outlets and gender-segregated bathroom facilities.

588 Teianmaeno-cho, Shijo, Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

9 Hours Capsule Hotel

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Hotel Sunroute Kyoto

Hotel Sunroute Kyoto is a great value for money budget hotel located easy walking distance from the downtown shopping district of Kawaramachi. The functional hotel is part of a Japanese chain that specializes in deluxe business hotels. The modern, comfortable rooms are slightly larger than your regular business hotel and feature free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and pull-out sofas.

406 Nambamachi, Kawaramachi-dori, Matsubara-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, +81 75-371-3711