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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto

2-star2 stars
6-503, Gojohashi-higashiHigashiyama-ku, KyotoKyoto-fu605-0846Japan

Guesthouse with restaurant, near Kiyomizu Temple
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.0
Value for money
Best value for money
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Complaints about WiFi
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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto

from $15
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Female Only Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Female Only Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 12 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 1 Bed - 24 Beds Room)
  • Shared Mix Dormitory Room (for 2 Beds - 24 Beds Room)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


Santiago Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Kyoto Santiago
  • Kyoto Santiago Guesthouse
  • Santiago Guesthouse
  • Santiago Guesthouse Hostel
  • Santiago Guesthouse Hostel Kyoto
  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Santiago Kyoto
  • Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto House
  • Santiago Guesthouse House


This hotel will charge the total amount at the time of booking for any group reservations (9 people or more) and this payment will be non-refundable in any case. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 500 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto


  • Heart of Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 12 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 11 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 13 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 22 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 26 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 32 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 50 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 84 min drive
  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Shichijo Station - 14 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 17 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 19 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 23 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 24 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 247 reviews

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto
Not my favorite place to stay
I’m not a fan of this property. It’s new and modern, but I didn’t like they layout. The high bunk was difficult to get in and out, the mattress was very hard, and the people staying here were unusually loud. You hear lots of street noise at night too. Good thing I only stayed 1 night.
Kristina, us1 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
A Warm Welcome to Santiago Guesthouse.
I stayed at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto for 3 nights. I arrived at Kyoto station and travelled to Santiago by bus which took about 7 minutes. As it was fairly early morning, they were happy to store my bags until my 4pm check in. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, carried my bags upstairs as they do not have escalators or lifts and guided me to the best tourist attractions and how to get there. The local area is great for public transport and very close to shops and places like Gion, Temples and Shrines. Santiago Guesthouse is clean, inexpensive and conveniently located. The rooms are big enough for the purpose and the showers although on a separate floor to the bedrooms are clean and comfortable with all toiletries and hairdryers provided. The communal area for eating and drinking is a bit small when there are big groups but it was not a problem. A big thank you to all staff members of the cafe and the guesthouse for welcoming everyone and for your friendliness and help. Thanks too for communicating so well in both English and Japanese. From a much appreciated guest from Australia.
Margaret, us2 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto
A decent dormitory, but do not expect too much
This was the first time I stayed at a dormitory style hostel. My "roommates" were considerate of our shared quarters and everyone kept their voices down. Everyone sharing the room had the door key, but most people did not feel the need to lock the door. One night, someone did and locked out an unsuspecting "roommate", who had to bang on the door. The room smelled and I was glad we were able to open the window for fresh air. A little inconvenient that the showers were only located on one floor. There were only 5 shower stalls but while fully booked, we did not have trouble taking showers at our convenience.
A Traveler, us6 night romance trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto
Close to Kiyomizu, okayish
Close to Kiyomizu dera and Kodaiji. Showers and lobby on 2nd floor, room was on 4th floor, no lift so that was inconvenient. Lockers small. Beds had curtains. Closed between 12 and 4pm, no real security for bags if you get there early and want to leave them. Showers tiny, barely adequate, you've got to keep pushing a button to keep them working. On the upside, CHEAP!
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto, Kyoto
Very clean but kitchen small and basic. Hostel had bit of a clinical rather than homely feel. Otherwise great facilities and good location. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Fay, gb3 night trip

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