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Hostel Ginkakuji is a homey and family-friendly international share house. 5 minutes walk to Philosopher's path and Ginkakuji temple. 10 minutes walk to Kyoto university where has many cheap restaurants and bar nearby. We provide a minimum space and best deal price for budget travelers! Tatami rooms and mix-gender dormitory rooms are equipped with air conditioner and shared bathroom.

Hostel Ginkakuji Kyoto | 京都・銀閣寺青旅| 京都・ホステル銀閣寺

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Property Name: Hostel Ginkakuji

Address 1: 58-2 Jōdoji Nishidachō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu

City : Kyoto - Kyoto

Postal Code : 606-8417

Contact Name: Doris Chang

Phone : +81 50-5534-3873

Email :

  • Self-Laundry (¥100/time)
  • Print Service(¥10/A4 Mono )
  • Extra Pillow(¥100/piece)
  • Rental Towels ¥100~¥200
  • Ear plugs ¥150
  • Eye Mask ¥150
  • Free Linen
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Coffee& Tea
  • Free-Hair Dryer
  • Free-Iron
  • Free Shampoo & Body Soap
  • Air Conditioner(Cooler/Heater)
  • Free-Portable WiFi
  • Free-Luggage Storage (AM8:00~PM21:00)
  • Free-24hr Hot Shower
  • Bicycle Rental (¥800/day)

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 14:00

Check-Out: 10:00

Property and Cancellation Policies :
**For guests who book on Third-Party website please follow the website's terms of policy**

The cancellation policy is applicable to 
Direct Booking only

➤Free Cancel Period:

The guest can cancel for FREE within 24hours after reservation.

➤Free Cancel Until 42 Days Before Arrival

The guest can cancel free of charge until 42 days before arrival. 
The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 42 days before arrival. 

➤No-show: 100%

If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price.

➤Reservation Amendment:

The guest can change the reservation free of charge until 42 days before arrival. 
Amendment in the 42 days before arrival will be charged.
Decrease of guests numbers & days of stay will be seen as cancel.


➤訂房後截至入住日 42 天前可免費取消
➤抵達日前 42 天內若取消,需支付訂單總額(100%房費)
➤未如期入住(No Show),將收取訂單總額(100%房費)

How to Cancel |取消方式 |キャンセル方法:

・Go to the Cancel webpage

・ email to or call +81752053886.

・If guest has already paid in advance and canceled within the period of free cancellation, total amount will be refunded.
Terms and Conditions

HOSTEL GINKAKUJI House Rule & Penalty

Please be sure to read our house rule and penalty

Hostel Ginkakuji Guide Map& House Manual Download Link

[Credit Card Pre-Authorization Policy]

・ your credit card is needed for reservation guarantee, pre-authorization/charging of the total price will be executed right after your reservation. After card validation the total amount will be released after we collect your payment upon check-in. (Due to International transaction guests will not see the refund after +10days). 


依照發卡公司作業時間不同,此筆帳款可能需10個工作天以上才會反映到您的帳單,Visa Debit card國際支付時需要等至下一個月才能看到該筆退款。

[Payment upon arrival / Advance Payment]
【For Direct Booking Only 直接予約のみ 僅適用於直接預約】

・ For direct booking guest, you can choose pay by cash or credit card upon arrival. (*No extra handling fee for credit card payment)
For guest who want to set the payment in advance, please ask us, we will charge your card online and send you a receipt.

事前オンライン決済(クレジットカードVisa, MasterCard, American Express)希望のお客様は、弊施設に申しつけてください、別途請求書をメールさせていただきます。

若您希望事先線上支付房費,請告訴我們,我們可以另外開立Invoice至您的email, 您可以在線上以信用卡(Visa, MasterCard, American Express)支付房費。

[For Online Travel Agency Reservation -Credit Card Handling Fee]

・ For Reservation through online travel agency website,
Extra handling fee 4% will be added if guest choose Credit Card payment upon your arrival. 



Prices and Taxes

The price included consumption/sales tax 8%.
After 2018 Oct. lodging tax 200yen/guest/night will be applicable. 
Lodging Tax will be charged separately.

Terms of Check-In & Check-Out

・ Check-in time: 14:00PM~21:00PM

・ Check-out Time : Self-Check-out until 10:00AM 

・ Early Check-in and Late Check-out is NOT accepted.

Late Check-In Charge

・ 21:00PM-24:00AM Late Check-in fee will be applicable ¥500/per guest.

Kyoto Accommodation Tax

Pursuant with the Kyoto Accommodation Tax, a charge of Accommodation tax per person per night Accommodation Tax will be levied on tourist(s) and non-resident guest(s).  Accommodation Tax will be collected at check-in and is payable by cash.
Kyoto Accommodation Tax is excluded from room rates.
*The imposition of Kyoto Accommodation Tax shall commence on 1st October 2018.

Per person per night URL :

Accepting Minors (Not travel with parents)

Minors are not permitted to stay without parental or guardian consent.
Minors guests must provide parents or guardian consent.
Please inquire us to provide the format(PDF file) before your booking or please download via the link below:

Accessibility or Special Needs

Our hostel is 2 floors house with only stairs. There is no elevator available.
Please inquire us in advance to arrange guest room on the first floor if you have senior, disable or infant guest.


Guests are liable for any damage howsoever caused to the allocated room(s) or to the property premises or property caused by guests or any persons in your party (whether or not staying at the property) during your stay. HOSTEL GINKAKUJI reserves the right to retain your credit card and/or debit card details and charge or debit such amounts as it shall in its sole discretion deem fit on the said card(s) to compensate or make good the loss, damage, costs or expenses incurred or suffered by HOSTEL GINKAKUJI as a result of the aforesaid. Regardless, HOSTEL GINKAKUJI further reserves the right to commence legal proceedings against you without notice.


Public parking is available at a location nearby(30m) (reservation is not needed) and costs JPY 900 per day.
Parking Location: 


Pets are not allowed.

Children and Extra Beds

All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Dispute Resolution/Problems

All disputes resolution or problems should be conducted in Japan judicial system.

Force Majeure

Hostel Ginkakuji's liability under this agreement shall be excused if such non-performance is due to: labor difficulties; riots; strikes; governmental orders; epidemics; acts of civil or military authority; war; terrorism, compliance with laws, rules, and regulations and codes adopted after the date of this Agreement; acts of God; civil commotion; or acts of nature for the period of time that such force majeure condition exists.

Use of Personal information

Please check our website page:

Countermeasure of Online credit card/Paypal payment 

Credit card advance payment is must except for the guests who don't have a credit card.
For those guests please fill the form "クレジットカード免除及び予約ポリシー同意書 | Waive of Credit Card and Cancel Policy Agreement"

[Cancellation Fee Charge]

After confirm your cancellation, you will be charged by credit card you register on our website or third-party's website.
Please be noted we will charge the cancellation cost according to our cancellation policy from your credit card.