After the first two days in Kyoto after I stayed at the Bakpak Hostel, I went for 5 nights to Hoppers, for me one of the best Hostels in Japan, only 5 minutes from Kyoto station, makes it perfectly located, and it is quiet. Like the rest of the J Hoppers Backpackers hostels it is very clean, friendly, with a great staff and it's easy to socialize with other travelers. It costed about 20 Euros for a bed and a room.
If a hotel is recommended to visit Kyoto Kyoto Tower. It lies in front of the station and the hotel Kyoto Tower. With an offer you could get a room for 8000 yen including a visit to the lookout tower from which you can have views of the city. If you consider that the entrance to the gazebo will cost 700 yen per person, I save and that made it cheaper if you intend to climb to the viewpoint. In high season like August it is harder to get deals and you pay two times or more, but this is normal because the rooms are nice. The bed was cozy and the location unbeatable, taking into account that part of the train station, you also have the bus station, the best way to get around. You can catch a bus voucher to move very cheap for a day or more in an office is also in front of the hotel. In the room you have yukata to make you feel comfortable and more Japanese ;) and house slippers. It has a hairdryer in the bathroom and in the morning or when you want tea and tea at your disposal. There are smoking and non-smoking, so when booking you can specify your preferences. We did not take breakfast, we found it a bit expensive. If I remember correctly, was about 1500 yen per person but is buffet and it looked good. Totally recommended.
The Hostel Bakpak was where I stayed my first 2 days in Kyoto because both my first and second option, the J and Ks Hoppers Hostel were full. This hostel is perfectly situated close to the River and the center of Kyoto, near the nightlife area with many shops and restaurantess, as well as Historic Places. One can get there with relative ease , as well as the park. The atmosphere and decor is a bit strange, dedicated to famous manga, but it does have charm. The kitchen is small and the rooms are good, where you can have 4 people in a small living room with sofa and TV. It is a good choice but I prefer the J Hoppers Hostels, to which I would move have moved to after those first 2 nights. It was a bit more expensive than the Hoppers and KS, the bed comes out to about 25 euros per night.
The Kyoto Kokusai Hotel is a great value at about 70-90 Euros for a double room. It´s located right in front of the Nijo Castle in the heart of Kyoto. The rooms are not huge but they´re big enough and have plenty of nice details. The downside is that there is only internet access in the lobby but, it is free for guests. To reach the hotel, you can catch a bus from Kyoto Station or take a 10 minute taxi ride for about 1500 yens.
I went to Japan a few times, and tried all different types of accommodation during my stay. Definitely K's House Kyoto is the best place where you can find young travelers visiting Japan.. A pleasant, quiet, and youthful place. Employees are always willing to help with anything you need. Accommodation are those of a "backpacker", but with all the facilities in the world.
All the smallest details are taken care of - exquisite, personalised attention. You'll feel like a queen in the Hyatt Regency, a small, but elegant hotel, with an interior garden that changes with the seasons, where you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast (with both Eastern and Western options available, to cater for all guests). The rooms are very spacious, with a huge bathroom, luxury amenities - bathrobe, slippers, and a temperature-controlled Japanese toilet. In terms of restaurants, there's an Italian option, a Japanese, and a grill (the best meat I've ever eaten ... and I say that as an Argentinian! It is well located, close to Kyoto Central Station and just 70 metres from the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas (Sanjusangen-do) which is a must-visit. It costs about 300 euros but a similar hotel in New York, Paris, or London wouldn't cost less than 500.
The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel offers luxurious and elegant lobbies, as well as the relaxing rooms. It offers an elegant stay with plenty of room to relax. This hotel can accommodate any necessity and caters to ceremonies and weddings, receptions as well as conferences. It has 7 floors, 2 below a banquet hall, Shinto, Buddhist and Christian wedding chapel and salon. All rooms have refrigerators, satellite TV, video, among other things.
This Hotel is located right next to the main station in Kyoto making travel by the Japan Rail, Metro and buses much easier. There are also a multitude of restaurants, shops and malls inside the station. The hotel is very nice with good service and luxury rooms which are especially nice in the newer part. Highly recommended.
Nice hotel in the former capital, the decoration and furnishing of the rooms were flashy, but it looked good, and every floor has a free ice machine. Nearby you have a market where you can find all kinds of local products, in addition to the street stores, which has one of the most beautiful in the city for its canal and movement at night.
The Screen Hotel Kyoto is situated in a residential area that is known for its tranquility and beauty. The Imperial Palace is only a short walk away. It has a restaurant that serves the best traditional dishes in the area as well as international cuisine. You can go for walks and outdoor activities.
The traditional Japanese inns are called "ryokan", and this is an example of one in Kyoto. They are structures made of wood, glass, and bamboo, with paper screens and tatami mats. Other ryokan are more modern, but the Japanese traditions, like the need to take off your shoes on entry, are observed everywhere. The meals are served on low tables, and the beds are also close to the floor: they are more like mattresses. The traditional kimono, the "yukata", must be worn during your stay.
The location of this hotel is great as its in the business district and very close to public transportation. It offers a very friendly, family atmosphere with air-conditioning! It has a rustic feel with great architectural details.