The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
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The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma

474 Setoyacho Yanaginobambadori Nishikikoji Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8122 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.5
#119 of 337 hotels in Kyoto
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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October 2018 NEW OPEN! Enjoy your stay in Kyoto with a new type of hotel, which has completely private room with card key in all rooms! Our hotel is reasonable and can be used with ease, so since it has opened it has been used by many customers, All rooms and common areas has a security system and guest has their own card key to unlock it. There is also a floor that only women can use to support women’s that is travelling alone to feel comfortable. Shared shower rooms and powder booths for men and women are spacious and popular for their sense of cleanliness. By using the room tablet you can see which shower boost and toilets are occupied. This system has been used by many customers. Guest rooms are compact, but the bedding items are premium and comfort. “Crowdie Cube,” jointly developed with the famous bedding maker Nishikawa Living, is an original mattress for pocket hotel where several cubes disperse body pressure and you can sleep comfortably. Please try it out!!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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English, Japanese

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474 Setoyacho Yanaginobambadori Nishikikoji Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8122 Kyoto Prefecture
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Stephanie C wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was genuinely surprised by the quality of this hotel/hostel. It operates in a self-service manner that minimizes staff interference which may or may not be your thing (but also explains the low price it can achieve for a hotel in the main district). There are machines for checking in and out and staff will not make bookings FOR you (although they will happily lend you a local phone). On the other side, this hotel is properly taken care of - feels brand new; both rooms and bathrooms are really clean.

Overall stay was very comfortable, although rooms are tiny, you will quickly get used to hanging out at the common area (charging ports provided). They have enough shower space on the first floor that makes sharing bathrooms a lot easier. During my stay I feel like most of the residents here are locals and they really respected the share space, they would clean up after using the sink, hurry-up if they see you enter the bathroom (giving you more personal space) and would acknowledge other guests in bathrooms/hallways etc.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ToshiyaT25, マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma. We are very pleased that you are satisfied with our facilities and cleanliness. The hotel has a lot of space for shared use, including restrooms, so we put particular emphasis on cleaning and patrols so that all guests can use it comfortably. We will continue to make further improvements to provide our guests with a comfortable space. Thank you for taking your time to post this review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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lindseyholmes67 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom6 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The pocket staff are very helpful and hardworking. They help wherever they can. The layout within the hotel is well designed. Very quiet and clean. The bathrooms are modern and relaxing. The hotel tablet is very useful operates air conditioning light. Contact hotel. Book the shower room and laundry room. The common area downstairs is open and relaxed although different seats for older visitors would be useful. The front of house didn't show the naps and magazine section. Which is very obvious of course. We found it later.
Excellent location but very quiet. Off main thoroughfare. Look for breakfast vouchers when booking.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karmaru We are very pleased that the time at your hotel was comfortable. The hotel is between a business hotel and a capsule hotel. We will do our best to get the comfort of a business hotel, more secure than a capsule hotel. Thank you for writing a great review at your precious time. I look forward to meeting again. Please consider staying at this hotel when you come to Kyoto.
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PHOO wrote a review Jan 2020
Miyazaki, Japan4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in good place; next to shopping area. Hotel is very nice and clean. It uses smart card key system for each guest. Their bathrooms and restrooms are super clean and it's really comfortable for guests. Staffs are friendly and helpful. They helped me with my ferry ticket even when it wasn't their concern. I'm grateful for that. Because of that help, I can continue my trip smoothly.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from ToshiyaT25, マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma this time. And we are very happy that you were satisfied with our facilities and staff. We are very honorable your praises,and we aim to provide our customers with even higher levels of satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to post your review this time. We are looking forward to seeing you at our hotel when you come to Kyoto again,and we wish you have a nice trip.
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ym_onthego wrote a review 13 May
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The good:
1. Very good location - near to subways, bus stops, market and branded shops; walkable to Gion District.
2. Comfortable bed and room set up.
3. Shower was great.
4. A middle-age man at the reception was very courteous, he bowed to me every time he saw me, must give him a credit.

Not very comfortable drinking from the tap water. But the water tasted okay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: bring your room card even going to the washroom
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Miler15 wrote a review Dec 2023
Davao City, Philippines729 contributions102 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came across this hotel when I was looking for a place to stay a night during my last trip to Kyoto. I'd say that I am very happy about it. The hotel is located near to Nishiki Market and it is accessible to the central district of Kyoto.

The amenities are good for a budget trip. Very clean comfort rooms, shower rooms, and the room we stayed in good for 2 persons. The staff were friendly and helpful. And it's cool to have experienced their automated checkout procedure. I'd love to stay here again if I am in Kyoto again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from THE POCKET HOTEL 京都四条烏丸, 営業 at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 9 Dec 2023
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma this time. And we are very happy that you were satisfied with our facilities and staff. Your praise word is the source of our power. Thank you for taking the time to post your review this time. We wish you have a nice trip and we are also looking forward to seeing you at our hotel when you come to Kyoto again.
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NacquitaK wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia217 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing stay! Great location in city, close to many shops, restaurants, markets and attractions! 5minute walk to the bus and metro stations, all information on hand in the guest area. Very friendly and helpful staff (had a digital translator on hand). Clean and tidy facilities with good common area at entrance. Imperial Palace, Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park are a close walk away.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma this time. And we are very happy that you have given up the facilities and staff. Your praise word is the source of our power. Thank you for taking the time to post your review this time. We are also looking forward to seeing you at our hotel when you come to Kyoto.
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Issriw. wrote a review Oct 2019
Phuket, Thailand13 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is beautiful design, decoration and great facilities. All the staff member have smiles on their face. Rooms were clean and enough space for 2 person. The location was also very nice near market, convenient store and a lot of nice restaurant let us have a good journey in this time. Recommended
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Thank you for the review. We are so happy to have a lot of compliments. We will do our best to provide better service in the future. We look forward to seeing you again in Kyoto!
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Explorer wrote a review Oct 2019
124 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have spent two weeks in this hotel (initially it was supposed to be one only but due to the typhoon in Tokyo region I have decided to stay in Kyoto).
The room was indeed small but I was well aware of it. Nevertheless it has everything what was needed (including a tablet which showed the occupacy of toilets and showers; it also allowed turning the light on/off remotely).

The hotel is very modern, bright and clean. Casual clothes are provided as well as tooth brushes, tooth paste, cleaning agents and so on. It is also very safe for solo travelers and women - one needs to use a badge to enter a floor and bathrooms. There are also cameras in the lifts and on corridors so I felt very safe there.

Hot water and microwave are available so you can heat up your meal. There are also wasching machines on the ground floor.

The stuff is really kind and helpful. If they have difficulties with English, they use translators which I really appreciated.

Also the location was great. If you like walking, many destinations can be reached without a public transportation.

If I ever come back to Kyoto, I think I will stay there again :)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma this time. And we are very happy that you have given up the facilities and staff. Your praise word is the source of our power. One year has passed since our hotel opened last October. We will continue to provide unchanging services so that the hotel will be loved by customers in the next year, five years, and ten years from now. Thank you for taking the time to post your review this time. We are also looking forward to seeing you at our hotel when you come to Kyoto.
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Mysteryman wrote a review Dec 2019
87 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Hotel is really an outstanding accommodation/resort...All modern, neat, simple but direct and all you need is there. Absolutely a Hotel that should be recognized as "The Place To Be". Closeby several things, markets, shops, Temples, and much more. The rooms are simple but comfortable, the bathrooms and toilets clean as hell and always aviable when needed. Yes, if you need a cheap place to stay in central Kyoto....here it is !!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Thank you for staying at THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto Shijo Karasuma this time. And we are very happy that you were satisfied with our facilities and staff. Your praise word is the source of our power. Thank you for taking the time to post your review this time. We wish you have a nice trip and we are also looking forward to seeing you at our hotel when you come to Kyoto again.
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Tarawera99 wrote a review Jul 2019
Hamilton276 contributions60 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for ages, and really enjoyed my stay. Rooms are pocket size but for solo traveller, it's perfect.
Excellent location and quiet.
I would often go to the market, have Japanese breakfast.
Excellent amenities, comfy beds.
Only thing that would make it excellent would be a small kitchen or something.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ToshiyaT25, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Responded 17 Jul 2019
Thank you for your review. And we apologize for the inconvenience caused of you.We will try our best to improve our service.We are looking forward to see you again.
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EuropeanWasp asked a question Dec 2018
Europe51 contributions12 helpful votes
is it possibile to open your suitcase in the single room? is there enough space?
Answer from Toshiya T
7 contributions
Thank you for your message. If you have a middle size suitcase, you can open in single room. But if you have large one, I recommend a Hollywood twin room for booking. If you have any questions ,please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
ym_onthego wrote a tip 13 May
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"bring your room card even going to the washroom"
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clemens495 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Tiny, Canada43 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"basic lodgings - so if you don't need bells or whistlesor own pricacy for washroom/shower facility, then keep your money and stay here"
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wengkiong wrote a tip Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As the room is small and compact, do not bring a large luggage. There is a small space to store your small carry-on luggage. "
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£25 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
Which popular attractions are close to The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma?
Nearby attractions include SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE (0.2 miles), Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.2 miles), and Nishiki Market Shopping District (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tajimaya Don Quijote Kawaramachi, Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, and Gyotako Kyoto.
Is The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.6 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.3 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.2 miles).
Is The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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