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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Very affordable, only had to pay on arrival. Managers were great and assisted with maps and advice whenever needed. B type room was one of the more spacious rooms with larger packing space in the cupboards.renting a bicycle was cheap and simple from the hostel.Great place to meet locals and travellers from around the world. Will miss this place and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Hostel Mundo is a really cool cosy place that's actually a traditional Japanese wooden house. My friend and I had the Japanese-style room with comfy bedding for three nights, after which we switched to the six-bed female-only dorm. We got a discount for the female dorm because we booked directly through the website (and probably also because it was low... More 

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Kedah, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I would recommend this place for budget travelers in Kyoto. It is located in a residential area and near to main road, bus stops and local shops. The interior was very cool traditional design, like a ryokan but with cheaper rates. Shared small toilet but very clean. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. Located around 10-15 minutes walk to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Me and my husband went on backpacking trip to Kyoto, and I must said that Hostel Mundo is one of the best backpacking hostel in Kyoto! Even though the room is quite small (we opt for the Western-style bed) but for 4500 yen per night, its worth it. The service is excellent, the staff can converse in English, it has... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

The hostel is 20min bus from Kyoto station and about 10min walk from Nijo castle (which I highly recommend). From the bus stop it's a 7min walk and most of it is down a straight street so it's not too hard to find. They email you great instructions when you book. The cheapest way to book for us was directly... More 

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59 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Hostel Mundo was a very good option for us in Kyoto. We stayed in two of there rooms, one with a western double (very small room) and one large traditional room. Both were very acceptable for what we were paying (4500 - 5500 yen). You can also high bikes for 500 yen a day which is very useful. The location... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2014

The hostel is a traditional Kyoto home that I believe is about a century old. We had the room overlooking the garden. It was comfortable, clean and cute. Really helpful and friendly staff made our 3 nights even better. Great value! I would love to go back someday.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stayed here for 3 days. The manager is a very lovely lady and help me in getting to know the surrounding area well. telling me about hot baths close to the hostel (which is very nice as it was a cold autumn during my stay. The hostel is very traditional like. but if you have a big luggage you might... More 

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57 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Good: As in most of Kyoto, some houses still retain its original wood structures and building facade, and we were so pleased to find Hostel Mundo so well taken care of and preserved. If you ever wondered what it was like to live in a traditional Japanese house, this would be your chance. It is a bit squeeze, we... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Hostel Mundo is a 100 years old traditional wooden house in the heart of Kyoto. It is run by a team of very cute young guys that will make you feel like home, they will do their best to help you planning your sightseeing day in Kyoto and welcome you in the evening with a warm smile and a cup... More 

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Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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Additional Information about Hostel Mundo

Address: 596 Tenbincho Kamigyoku, Kyoto 602-8105, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Price Range: £15 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Mundo 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Opt for the Japanese-style room, you can experience sleeping with futon on tatami mat!”
 of 5 bubbles Z9081OXsarahs, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“i think they only have 1 or 2 solo rooms so book early! that said, larger rooms are probably 2 only as the place is really small. but cosy!”
 of 5 bubbles snowkinz, 4 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There is only a few rooms: 5 privates on the 2nd floor and a female dorm on the 1st. If you are both sexes travelling, or all male, you will need a private room, and that can accommodate 2 to 4 people. There is no other options but to email them directly and enquire, the owners speak good English and will be able to inform best on availability and options.”
 of 5 bubbles EyeL, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“B type room is big, bright and cheap.”
 of 5 bubbles AdeleAili, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the second floor in a double room. It was clean and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Maria303, 5 Jul 2013 | Read review
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