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Hostel Mundo

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Double Room, Shared Bathroom | Down duvets, in-room safe, free WiFi
Shower, hair dryer, soap, shampoo

Overview of Hostel Mundo

Hostel Mundo

2.0 star property
Convenient for Nijō Castle
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

85 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
596 Tenbin-cho Shimodatiuri agaru, Higurasidori Kamigyo-ward, Kyoto, Kyoto, 602-8105
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Living room
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijō Castle - 17 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 19 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 34 min walk
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple - 40 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 41 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 4 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 5 min drive
  • Kawaramachi Street - 5 min drive
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 6 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 62 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 83 min drive
  • Nijo Station - 17 min walk
  • Kitano-Hakubaicho Station - 27 min walk
  • Omiya Station - 27 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 16 min walk
  • Marutamachi Station - 17 min walk
  • Emmachi Station - 22 min walk


  • 笑麺 - 6 min walk
  • 拾得 - 3 min walk
  • ピザハット - 5 min walk
  • めん馬鹿一代 - 4 min walk
  • アカネbakery - 4 min walk

About this property

Hostel Mundo

Hostel Mundo puts you a short five-minute drive from Nijō Castle and Nishiki Market. Also, Kawaramachi Street and Kyoto University are within a short drive. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and overall comfort.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children (7 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • 24-hours off-site parking within 230 ft (JPY 800 per day)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Down duvet

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Freezer
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Griddle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.


  • Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 800 per day (230 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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


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.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Luggage storage is available from 8 AM.

Also known as

Hostel Mundo Kyoto
Hostel Mundo
Mundo Kyoto
Hostel Mundo Kyoto
Hostel Mundo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Mundo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostel Mundo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Mundo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel Mundo?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hostel Mundo and nearby?
Hostel Mundo has a garden.
What's the area around Hostel Mundo like?
Hostel Mundo is a short 17-minute walk from Nijō Castle and 19 minutes' walk from Kyoto Imperial Palace.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My favorite Japanese stay
I was so pleased with Hostel Mundo! It has the style of a traditional Japanese home, with all the comforts that come along with that. That means snug rooms with sleeping cushions on tatami mat floors, a warm home-like environment in the common quarters, and a welcoming staff that is knowledgeable about the surrounding area of Kyoto. I actually wish to stay here again! So I hope I can the next time I want to visit Kyoto. A little distant from the more happening parts of the city, and a bit of a walk to the closest train station, but otherwise really, memorably great in all ways.
Bryan, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

9-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wooden house, very traditional feel
Aaron, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This place was not comfortable - the space had been carved into too many rooms, and every space was cramped. The shared bathroom area was ridiculous - you have to turn sideways to get down the hall. The walls are paper thin and you can easily hear through them. The 'free breakfast' considered of toast and one egg. We paid way over 10,000 yen per night for the 3 person "family room", which was far too much. Two positives: the location is good, and the staff were generally very helpful and nice.
4-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great staff. Organized and quiet. Good location to Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Close to bus stop that take you to Kyoto Station (take #9 bus). Old, quaint building. Not fancy but good hostel/backpackers location.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Traditional stay in Kyoto.
Great place if you want a more traditional stay while in Kyoto. Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. The house is a little aged which gives it a rustic feel with the tatami rooms and decor. The futons are pretty comfortable considering but still is a futon, so expect that. The only real negative is that it's in the residential area so the train station is a bit of a walk, although there are buses nearby and you can rent bicycles. Overall great stay in Kyoto and would definitely do it again.
Ryan, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Hostel Munro is an authentic, wonderful Japanese building with an interesting layout and beyond friendly staff. Without a doubt the best Hostel I have ever Stayed in. In addition the walk into central town is very close meaning it's perfect to get around.
Marti, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good place
Its a good and very comfortable place especially for backpacker. The host is so nice and so friendly. The house is complete if you want to cook.
Farayus, 1-night trip
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