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Guesthouse Soi

2-star2 stars
509-2 Shimoma-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0873, Japan

Convenient to Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Free WiFi
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  • This is a very good place to stay for both short and longer visits to Kyoto! It was very…Dec 12, 2019
  • Lovely staff, go above and beyond to help and make sure you're comfortableNov 19, 2019

Guesthouse Soi

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What’s around Guesthouse Soi


  • In Higashiyama
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 15 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 20 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 21 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 28 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 38 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 53 min drive
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 13 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 15 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 23 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 23 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 23 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 27 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (9 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Guesthouse Soi’s small print

Also known as

  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse House Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Soi Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse House
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Soi House Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi House
  • Guesthouse Soi Kyoto
  • Soi Kyoto
  • Guesthouse Soi Kyoto


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

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

FAQs for Guesthouse Soi

  • Does Guesthouse Soi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Guesthouse Soi does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Guesthouse Soi?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Guesthouse Soi?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Guesthouse Soi.
  • Are pets allowed at Guesthouse Soi?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Guesthouse Soi?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Guesthouse Soi?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ichikawaya Coffee (5-min walk), Okonomiyaki Kiraku (6-min walk), and Chakra (6-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Guesthouse Soi and nearby?
    Guesthouse Soi has a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Loved our time here - great balance of room types - free breakfast and most important lovely staff. Thank you
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a truly unique accommodation: budget dorm-room like, but we secured a "family room" all to ourselves, with own bathroom and shower. The bunk beds were fun!
CW, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Budget Stay
Good location, easily accessible by public transportation. Good service by Jill.
Eliot, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Place to Stay
Soi is located close to Kiyomizu-dera and not far from anywhere in Kyoto. JIll, the host was very helpful in every aspect that we needed. The room was cozy and very "Large" in Japan's standard. The hostel is accessible by bus from Kyoto station and to all the tourist spot that you may want to go to. My wife and I stayed two nights there in February and will definitely return to stay there again in the future. Thank you Jill.
Eliot, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great guest house good value and nice people. The service was also very good. I had a late check in and there was no stress about that. You do have to do your breakfast dishes which must be the first time I’ve ever seen that but maybe I do not stay at hostels and guest houses much.
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay at the guesthouse with extremely friendly owners who provided us travel and shopping tips to travel in Kyoto. The guesthouse is located at a peaceful neighbourhood and yet near many places of attractions. We enjoy the daily short walk to the bus stop or main road to catch a taxi to Kyoto station. We will come back again.
sg3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kyoto guesthouse - comfy and handy to many sites!
Our stay at Guesthouse Soi was great! The staff were helpful and knowledgeable, sharing ideas on where to go and what to see within our limited time. There are some amazing sites within walking distance and handy bus service to the train station or other destinations. We would enjoy staying there again.
Patricia, ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Wonderful guesthouse
Being in Kyoto for the first time and staying in this guesthouse was such a nice experience. In my opinion it was quite clean, the rooms are reasonable sized and sleeping on the floor with Japanese mattress was an amazing feeling! I was well rested :) A pity it’s a bit far away from the city centre but you can get a bus to everywhere.
gb3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
jp1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
jp1 night family trip

Guesthouse Soi