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SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO: Your Cozy Retreat While Kyoto Sightseeing!

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO: Your Cozy Retreat While Kyoto Sightseeing!

Translated by Greg

Written by Rina N

Kyoto 2020.01.10 Bookmark

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO is run with care and consideration by an owner with a stylish aesthetic. This lodging is chic, convenient, and is consistently rated highly on travel sites. We introduce what makes this hostel so popular with guests.

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Rooftop Terrace. Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

The popular SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO is known for its chic exterior and interior. The lodging's style has resulted in its superb reputation on travel reservation sites.

Today, we introduce this lodging's sophisticated and highly-functional guest rooms and share the backstory of its enthusiastic owner.

The Exterior Looks Like a Secret Hideout!

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!
SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO is just three minutes on foot from Tambaguchi Station (JR Sanin Main Line)—two stations from JR Kyoto Station.

This convenient location is simply 20 minutes away from major sightseeing spots, like Nijo Castle and Kiyomizudera Temple.

While the hostel's entrance faces a back alley, its vivid green door is easy to recognize and stands out. It almost looks like a secret hideout. Step inside, then go up the stairs to reach the reception counter.

Two Types of Guest Rooms

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!
SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Private Twin Room. Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Private Twin Bunk Bedroom. Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

The hostel features two types of private guest rooms and three kinds of dormitory accommodations.

The first type of private room is the Private Twin Bedroom. It's spacious and comes equipped with a fridge and sink. The room's bare concrete walls add a stylish accent to the interior.

The second private room is the Private Twin Bunk Bedroom. Furnished with a stylish bunk bed and sofa bed, this accommodation is ideal for groups.

Note: The Private Twin Bunk Bedroom is referred to as a Standard Triple Room on some travel sites. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation.

Dormitory

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!
SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Mixed Dormitory. Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

The Mixed Dormitory offers coed accommodation with a total of six beds. The price is very reasonable, with room rates starting from 3,500 yen per person.

There's also a bench in the room, so you can relax and enjoy a chat with other guests. The space under the bench can also store large suitcases.

Clean Bathroom Facilities

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

Guests can comfortably use the large and spacious toilet and shower area. The sink and bathroom facilities are clean and sanitary.

Under the cleanliness category on the Booking.com travel site, the hostel has received a score of 9.9 out of 10 (as of November 2019).

This clean, comfortable accommodation is ideal for long-term stays as well.

Every Guests' Satisfaction is Important

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Because this is such a sophisticated hostel, you're surely wondering who manages this accommodation. We were able to speak with the owner, Shinichi Hirata.

Mr. Hirata stated, "I used to live overseas and once traveled around the world as a backpacker. I decided to open a hostel so I could be on the other side, welcoming international visitors to Japan. My motto is 'Every encounter with someone is a precious opportunity.' I love interacting with others, and it's important for me to communicate with all my guests. When the time comes for a guest to check-out, I always make it a point to see them off in person."

He will sometimes give a guest a present when he's conversing with them (stay here for a night to experience this yourself).

From the check-in duties to the hostel cleaning and laundry services, Mr. Hirata handles everything himself. He is devoted and dedicated, personally responding to all comments posted on travel reservation sites.

His enthusiastic wish for each guest to have a comfortable stay comes across loud and clear.

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO - Your Cozy Retreat For Enjoyable Kyoto Sightseeing!

Picture courtesy of SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO

When we asked Mr. Hirata about the hostel's stylish interior, he continued by saying, "The hostel interior has a unified five-color scheme of gray, green, woodgrain, black, and white. I try to keep the aesthetic consistent by consciously resisting the urge to add additional colors. We often hold events here and produce hostel-related goods in collaboration with an illustrator."

This beauty and style are apparent throughout this chic hostel.

Hostel guests will feel the enthusiasm and passion that Mr. Hirata pours into his work from the moment they check-in to check-out on the final day of their stay. The result of this is easy-to-see.

Under the "staff" category on Booking.com travel site, the hostel received an impressive 9.9 points out of 10 (as of November 2019).

SHIN TERRACE & HOSTEL KYOTO is filled with Mr. Hirata's life experiences and aesthetic sense.

During your next Kyoto sightseeing excursion drop by and stay for the night!

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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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