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PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay In Kyoto

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay In Kyoto

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay In Kyoto

Translated by Greg

Written by Rina N

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PIECE HOSTEL SANJO is near Kyoto's Shijo Kawaramachi area. The cozy interior and English-speaking, multi-lingual staff make it a popular and comfortable lodging for international visitors. Learn more about this comfy hostel where the concept is to play "an important piece in every guest's trip."

Translated by Greg

Written by Rina N

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: Hostel Accommodation in Kyoto

Kyoto's PIECE HOSTEL SANJO is an accommodation where around 80% of the guests are international visitors.

The hostel is within easy walking distance of local sightseeing spots, including Shijo Kawaramachi, a large entertainment and shopping district, and Nishiki Market, where local products are on sale.

For this article, we interviewed the staff at this unique hostel that allows travelers to get a close-up look at everyday life in Kyoto.

A Hostel Popular Among International Guests!

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO's concept is to be an essential piece of every guest's trip.

The hostel hopes that its lodgers have an unforgettable trip through their interactions with other travelers and residents. So on the premises, they've set up a cafe & bar open to the general public and a common space.

The staff comes from various countries, such as Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China, and France, and, of course, Japan. Each employee can speak both Japanese and English, so guests can enjoy a worry-free stay here. We've been told that the hostel's comfy ambiance and superb English service are two reasons why international visitors find it so appealing.

Now, let's take a closer look inside PIECE HOSTEL SANJO.

1st Floor: Check-In Counter

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto
PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

The exterior of PIECE HOSTEL SANJO features a stylish design of sleek, bare concrete. As soon as you enter the first floor, you're greeted by staff at the check-in counter.

The employees have also gained a good reputation for their warm and friendly service. If you have any questions or concerns during your stay, don't hesitate to ask one of them. They'll politely and promptly assist you.

Basement (1st Level): A Cafe and Bar Where People Gather

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

Something worth paying attention to is the cafe and bar space on the first level basement. You can spend some time relaxing while sipping a coffee or beer in this bright and airy space flooded with natural light. This area is also open to visitors not staying at the hostel.

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

The cafe and bar is particular about the coffee they serve and take pride in their selection.

A variety of coffee beans is brought in regularly from a local roaster in Kyoto. On the day of this interview, the counter was lined with three distinct bean assortments. If you ask the staff about the characteristics of each variety, they will politely explain in either Japanese or English.

When evening arrives, the establishment shifts its focus to alcoholic beverages. At the bar counter, hotel guests can be seen conversing among themselves with a drink in one hand.

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

The cafe and bar also has a relaxing lounge area. It's equipped with power sockets and Wi-Fi, so you can look up travel information on your smartphone or computer while enjoying a drink.

You may end up spending a substantial amount of time here because of how comfortable the spacious area is.

A Common Area Where Visitors and Locals Mingle

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On the rooftop is a large common area. There are jazz events held several times a month that are open to the general public. Hostel guests and locals can mix and mingle here.

For information on upcoming events at Piece Hostel Kyoto, please refer to the news section on the Piece Hostel Kyoto Official Homepage.

Clean and Comfortable Dormitory Accommodations

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Picture courtesy of PIECE HOSTEL SANJO (Photo by Shigeta Satoshi)

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO receives rave reviews from guests for its clean, tidy, and stylish rooms.

On the first floor, there are two types of dormitory accommodations: co-ed and women-only.

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Picture courtesy of PIECE HOSTEL SANJO (Photo by Shigeta Satoshi)

In the dormitories, each guest has access to a security box that's large enough to store a 15-inch laptop computer. This added feature allows solo travelers a hassle-free trip by not having to worry about their valuables.

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto
PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

Dormitory guests have full access to a bathroom area with toilets, showers, and a bath. There's also a powder room and coin-operated laundromat on the premises.

All of these spaces are neat and tidy, so even those new to dormitory-style lodgings can spend their time in total comfort.

Compact and Functional Private Rooms

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

Private Double Room (Ensuite Bathroom)

The hostel's second to fifth floors has three types of private accommodations: twin, double, and triple rooms. Whether guests are traveling as a couple, with a group of friends, or even family, they can all make full use of these rooms.

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

Private Twin Room (Ensuite Bathroom)

PIECE HOSTEL SANJO: A Comfortable Stay For Hostel Newbies Heading To Kyoto

As one staff member pointed out, the full lineup of amenities and services allow guests to have a relaxing and comfortable stay.

The rooms feature an impressive layout that maximizes the available space, such as suitcase storage underneath the beds. Each private room also comes with a fridge, sink, along with an ensuite toilet and shower room.

In the double room, guests can choose from three varieties of pillows. This is great news for those particular about the kind of pillow they sleep on!

Travel in Comfort During Your Kyoto Trip

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International guests often leave behind positive reviews such as, "The staff are so polite and courteous! The rooms are really comfortable, so I'd like to stay here again." Others comment about how easy it is to socialize: "I made some new friends with people from other countries while seated at the bar."

With tidy rooms, spacious common areas, and friendly staff who provide service in many languages—including English—this hostel is bound to make your Kyoto trip a memorable one. Visitors can also look forward to new encounters with fellow hostel guests and locals alike!

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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