Best cheap hotels in Kyoto

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Kyoto offers a surprisingly large number of affordable hotels, some of which offer double rooms starting at Y6500 (€60) per night. On this website, we feature some of the hotels that charge less than Y8000 (€75) per night for a single or double room as budget options. Of course, prices vary by season and some of the places listed here may fall into the mid-range at certain times of the year.

You can find a variety of budget hotels in Downtown Kyoto, Kyoto Station Area, and Central Kyoto. Large hotel chains such as Toyoko Inn also have branches in Kyoto, and they usually offer good value for money. Here is a list of what I consider to be the best budget hotels in Kyoto, in order of preference.

Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo

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    Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo is a modern and stylish hotel located in the central district of Sanjo in Kyoto. The hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms with contemporary decor and all the modern amenities that travelers expect, including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

Hotel Excellence Kyoto Ekimae

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    Hotel Excellence Kyoto Ekimae is a budget hotel conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from Kyoto Station. The hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities including air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

Hotel Mystays Kyoto

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    Hotel Mystays Kyoto is een goede budgethotel op Shijo-Dori, net ten westen van het stadscentrum. Het ligt op loopafstand van het metrostation Karasuma Shijo.

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Ryokan – Kyoto’s luxury traditional accommodation

If you’re visiting Kyoto, the heart of traditional Japan, you really should try to spend a night in a good Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). When my friends, family, or clients visit Japan, I usually recommend that they spend their first night in a great Ryokan and then move on to a hotel like one of the ones listed above. Check out my page on Ryokan and the best Ryokan in Kyoto.

Learn more about Ryokan in Kyoto:

Best High-End Ryokan in Kyoto

Best mid-range Ryokan in Kyoto

Best budget Ryokan in Kyoto