Since the atmosphere changes with the season in Kyoto, it is a city full of new discoveries, no matter how many times you’ve visited it before. Kyoto is also one of the favorite destinations of solo travelers. To make it easier for you to pick an accommodation that would guarantee a pleasant trip, we have compiled a list of the top 9 most fashionable and popular hotels and hostels in Kyoto that are not only conveniently located for sightseeing, but also safe for females who are traveling alone. Read on to find out more!
The Sakura Terrace is a popular terrace in Kyoto that has gotten the attention of many Westerners by word of mouth. It is recommended for female solo travelers as it has a “ladies plan” which includes catering of meals. On top of that, the Kyoto Station is within walking distance of the accommodation, so it’s extremely convenient for guests to explore the area.
The Piece Hostel Sanjo is a traditional Japanese inn that has been converted into a stylish hostel, without losing its authentic Japanese ambiance. Located in the heart of the city, both Karasuma Oike Subway Station and Hankyu Kawaharamachi Station are accessible within 10 minutes on foot.
Read our review on Piece Hostel Sanjo for more information.
The Lower East Nine Hostel is an elegant hostel that was reformed from a building that has been around since the Taisho Period (or the 1920s). You can make yourself at home with a bed space of your own and a shared living and dining area. It is a 15-minute walk from Kyoto Station, and a 3-minute walk from Kintetsu Toji Station.
4. Kyoto Art Hostel Kumagusuku
The Kyoto Art Hostel Kumagusuku is renovated from an old-style house. The unique part of this hostel is that art exhibitions are held regularly in its rooms, so it will feel as if you’re living in an art exhibition. It’ll surely give you distinct memories of Kyoto if you stay here. On top of that, the hostel is a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Omiya Station on the Hankyu Line, and a 5-minute walk from Shijo-Omiya Station on the Keifuku Line.
Kyoto Art Hostel Kumagusuku
Address: 37-3 Miba Baba-cho Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 604-8805, Japan
For three years straight, the Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto has been featured in the Michelin Guide Kyoto as a reasonably priced hotel that offers services that are on par with luxury hotels. Not only is its breakfast buffet famous for being sumptuous, it is also within a 5-minute walk of Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station of the City Subway Line, Kawaharamachi Station of the Hankyu Line, and Keihan Sanjo Station of the Keihan Line.
6. Kyoto Guest House Otabian
The Kyoto Guest House Otabian is a hidden gem that happens to be a remodeled 100-year-old Kyomachi Japanese-style house, which was built close to the beautiful Toji Temple, a world heritage site. On top of that, it is a 9-minute walk from the Hachijo West Exit of JR and Kintetsu Kyoto Station.
Kyoto Guest House Otabian
Address: 27 Nishikujo Yokomachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8427, Japan
If staying in a capsule hotel is on the top of your to-do list in Kyoto, then the popular Nine Hours Kyoto would be the best accommodation option for you. It is a refined hotel that provides ample space for a comfortable sleep, and is conveniently located a 2-minute walk away from Kawaharamachi Station on the Hankyu Line. It is highly recommended for female travelers!
nine hours Kyoto
Address: Shimogyo-ku Teramachidori Shijokudaru Teianmaenocho 588
8. Guest House Nanohana
The Guest House Nanohana is a nice and clean ladies only guest house located in the heart of Kyoto. Dorm rooms are offered at a low price of 3000 yen (28 USD), excluding tax. You can have cultural exchanges with other foreigners when you stay in its shared rooms, but if you prefer to have a room to yourself, you can also relax in one of their private rooms. The guesthouse is a 5-minute walk from Kawaharamachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
Guest House Nanohana
Address: 338 Iseyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8066, Japan
The Prime Pod Kyoto is a stylish capsule hotel that has been in operation since February of 2017. It is a great option for those who are looking for something simple and reliable at a reasonable price. It is also conveniently located in the heart of Kyoto, and is a three-minute walk away from Sanjo Station.
The Prime Pod Kyoto
Address: Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Kawaramachi Higashihairu Nakajimacho 90, Felicita Sanjo Kiyamachi Bldg 9F
Price: from 23 USD
Now you can decide which hotel to stay in if you’re traveling to Kyoto alone!
With our list of accommodation options ranging from stylish capsule hotels to popular traditional hostels and guesthouses, you can start planning a solo trip to Kyoto now! To make the planning a tad bit easier, feel free to refer to our recommendations above.
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