Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

Minami-Ku Higashikujo Kamigoryo-Cho 56 , Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017  show map
 2 stars
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Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto also features an outdoor swimming pool and a safe deposit box. Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto is highlighted with a traditional interior.

The hostel is set 15 minutes' walk from Tofuku-ji Temple. Guests will enjoy dishes of Japanese and Italian cuisine served in Tagotozakyubu, which is about 450 meters away.

Kyoto train station lies within a 10-minute walk.

Rooms

This property has 13 guestrooms including Standard Double Room, Twin Room, Single Room and Style Quadruple Room appointed with complimentary wireless internet, an in-room safe, climate control, a TV and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served every morning.

Services

Guests can also rent bicycles on site.

Relax

Beach facilities at Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto include sunbeds and sun loungers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   13.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Kyoto location
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Hostel Address:

Minami-Ku Higashikujo Kamigoryo-Cho 56 , Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    2.2 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.6 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    38.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    2700 ft
  • Kyoto Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Kujo Station
    4000 ft
  • Gojo Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube (cuisine: Japanese)
    1200 ft
  • Tagotozakyubu (cuisine: Japanese)
    1400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    13

Rooms and availability

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This bed in dormitory has a balcony, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto photos Exterior Hotel information
Japanese-Style Twin Room
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Balcony
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Futon
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room featuring tatami-mat flooring and traditional futon bedding. It's fitted with a TV, free WiFi and an attached bathroom. Guests will find hair shampoo, hair conditioners and body soap in the room.

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto photos Exterior Hotel information
Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Balcony
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Futon
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room featuring tatami-mat flooring and traditional futon bedding. It's fitted with a TV, free Wi-Fi and an attached bathroom.

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kyoto Aquarium1.0 mi

Popular areas

  • Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka1.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Mielparque Kyoto2300 ft
  • Kyoto4000 ft
  • Fushimi Inari5000 ft

Train stations

  • Kyoto Railway Station2300 ft
  • Kyoto Station2300 ft
  • Fushimi Inari Station4300 ft
  • Inari Station1.0 mi
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Station1.1 mi
  • Karasuma Station1.6 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kyoto Tower3000 ft
  • Tofuku-ji Temple3700 ft
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple4000 ft
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple4300 ft
  • To-ji Temple4600 ft
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine1.0 mi
  • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple1.1 mi
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple1.3 mi
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple1.6 mi
  • Jishu Jinja Shrine1.6 mi

Museums

  • Kyoto National Museum4600 ft

Underground stations

  • Kujo Station3700 ft
  • Gojo Station1.1 mi
  • Shijo Station1.6 mi

Local attractions

  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine1.0 mi
    68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku
  • Toyokuni Shrine Karamon5100 ft
    Chayacho, Yamatooji Shomen, Higashiyama-ku
  • Nishi Honganji1.0 mi
    Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
  • Chishaku-in5000 ft
    964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku
  • Hokoji Temple1.0 mi
    527-2 Chayacho Yamatoojidori Nanajo Agaru, Higashiyama-ku

Near the hostel

  • Asty Kyoto2100 ft
    8-3 Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyo-ku
  • Sesshuji Temple3100 ft
    15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tea Ceremony Room Juan3400 ft
    709 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumadori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku Ryokan Ginkaku
  • Higashi Honganji4200 ft
    754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru
  • Kyoto Tower 2900 ft
    Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
  • Tofuku-ji Temple3400 ft
    15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku
  • Sanjusangendo Temple4200 ft
    657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho

Restaurants nearby

  • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube1200 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-365-8734

    55% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

  • Restaurant Oak1600 ft

    Address: Hotel Keihan Kyoto 13F, 31 Higashikujonishisannocho, Minami-ku
    Phone: +81 75-661-0321

    59% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • SHIZUYA1900 ft

    Address: Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-692-2452

    85% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 12

  • Tagotozakyubu1400 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-365-8729

    86% likes this, based on 48 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

  • Capricciosa Kyotoporta1700 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-343-3499

    65% likes this, based on 10 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    13
Cities nearby
  • Otsu hotels - 8 km
  • Kameoka hotels - 18 km
  • Uji hotels - 14 km
  • Shiga hotels - 9 km
  • Kusatsu (Shiga) hotels - 18 km
  • Moriyama hotels - 21 km
  • Kita Ward hotels - 14 km
  • Omihachiman hotels - 32 km
  • Neyagawa hotels - 31 km
  • Nishinotoindori hotels - 2 km

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 84 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    5.4

    They want money for everything: new towels, internet, teapot, coffee...

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Overall, its a friendly backpackers place, great for meeting other travellers.

    Many restrictions, cannot this and that notices are pasted on almost every wall!

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    Price, comfort and location close to Kyoto Station.

    Ceiling light is too bright especially at night. Should have a dimmer.

  • Older travelers
    2.4

    After paying by credit card for the 4 days, at the head office, Ryokan Seiki, we went to Sparling Dolphins Ryokan 500 meters further, we check in our room, we almost fainted . For 145 $cdn per night, our room is dirty, it's a hotel for young bagpackers. There is soap in half a bottle, the hall of the room is lined with dirty tatami. They offer old dirty worn used slippers, we must pay 200 y for 2 new slippers. The pillows, sheets , covers are yellow old, it smell human odors from previous customers. We want to decline and find other hotel but it's tooo late , they have withdrawn money from my credit card, no return money. We were very angry and we will tell our friends. Please check the origin of your hotel before annonce it on internet.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Friendly staff

    Have to check in at an alternate address which was difficult to find.

  • Single
    3.2

    I really dont like this hotel. The staff is really bad. He has no manner at all. There ia no service too. If I want to do anything in this hotel I have to pay money. I already pay money for stay so why I have to pay more money? The staff only want the money from customer. The other hotel that I stayed, the staff is really kind and take care me really well.I Travel in japan for 1 month and this hotel is the worst!. How can Booked.net has this hotel as a list. It make me feel that Booked.net does not have any qualifiquaton for the hotel. It make me feel your hotel list are untrustable and dont want to book ant hotel from this website anymore.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    My son and daughter enjoyed the ryokan much more than I did. They enjoyed the traditional Japanese hotel. They thought it was different to sleep on the mats on the floor. The owners/caretakers were very nice though.

    I am used to sleeping in beds and found the mats uncomfortable. The room was too sparce and lacked basic amenities like, soap, hand towels, cup and kleenex. There was not even a table for the tv. The key prevented you from leaving the air conditioning on during the day and the room was very hot when we returned. You had to go to the main room to use the internet.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    i find chip and good restaurant near the ryokan

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    This Ryokan is very basic in what it provides, but then its also cheap compared to the other hotels in Kyoto. We were 4 people and shared the same room. The room size reminds me of College, was really undersized for 4 people. On the other hand, Kyoto is a large city with a lot of sites to visit hence a lot to walk during the day. By nightfall we were already exhausted and the room was just fine to sleep. There are 3 supermarkets nearby and some sort of kitchen if you want to eat noodles/heat food. However, we would strongly recommend the japanese restaurant at the corner of Kujo/Aburanokoji. It's easier to get to almost every place in Kyoto with the bus, although at rush hour can be quite slow. If you take more than 3 buses a day, it's cheaper to buy the 1 day pass either at Kyoto Station tourist center or ask at the Ryokan. IPhone owners can get the free application MetrO (by Kinevia) and then download the Kyoto city to access the public transportation routes. For Yakiniku lovers there's a good restaurant on the Kujo boulevard, 1 stop before Toii temple (Kujo Shako Mae) If price matters to you, this is a good backpackers choice. If comfort matters, you will have to pay almost double and go somewhere else.

    It seemed clean when we enter the room, but when we looked under the bed there was a lot of dirt/objects from previous guests. We also found in one bed a lot of hair from a previous person.

  • Family with children
    2.8

    The wifi did not work in our room on level3 - as too far from modem. The bedding did not smell fresh and I suspect it wasnt washed. The room was v noisy with traffic as building is on a main road. On 3 occasions other guests tried to enter our room 'by mistake' as they got off the lift on wrong floor. I did not feel safe staying here with my daughter. This is the only place I stayed in Japan where it did not feel safe and secure. There was no handsoap in the sinks and I thought it very unhygienic.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    This Ryokan is very basic in what it provides, but then its also cheap compared to the other hotels in Kyoto. We were 4 people and shared the same room. The room size reminds me of College, was really undersized for 4 people. On the other hand, Kyoto is a large city with a lot of sites to visit hence a lot to walk during the day. By nightfall we were already exhausted and the room was just fine to sleep. There are 3 supermarkets nearby and some sort of kitchen if you want to eat noodles/heat food. However, we would strongly recommend the japanese restaurant at the corner of Kujo/Aburanokoji. It's easier to get to almost every place in Kyoto with the bus, although at rush hour can be quite slow. If you take more than 3 buses a day, it's cheaper to buy the 1 day pass either at Kyoto Station tourist center or ask at the Ryokan. IPhone owners can get the free application MetrO (by Kinevia) and then download the Kyoto city to access the public transportation routes. For Yakiniku lovers there's a good restaurant on the Kujo boulevard, 1 stop before Toii temple (Kujo Shako Mae) If price matters to you, this is a good backpackers choice. If comfort matters, you will have to pay almost double and go somewhere else.

    It seemed clean when we enter the room, but when we looked under the bed there was a lot of dirt/objects from previous guests. We also found in one bed a lot of hair from a previous person.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The amenities in our room were clean, and the traditional bedding was excellent. Once familiar with our location we found it accessible, and within walking to Toji Temple.

    Entrance and instructions on use of facilities not apparent, no sign in front of hotel for first identification.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    It's close and value for money. Basic facilities are available but nothing extra. Probably because it is a family-run low-budget motel,

    Very limited English of the staff, in spite of their general politeness. No special service available, not even morning call can be provided

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Friends and I stayed in a traditional-seeming room with modern tatami- like mats on the floor and very thin mattresses that rolled out for sleeping. We were initially sceptical of the mattresses, but all found we slept well and had none of the aches and pains one often gets from a night on a hotel bed. We stayed for four nights, and enjoyed all of our time there. I would recommend the Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins to anyone.

    The wi-fi connection we had in our room was sporadic, and it was not mentioned to us as a feature of the room. So it could be we just lucked out in the evenings and mornings with a few hours of piggy-backing on an unsecured connection. I honestly don't know. But Kyoto, like most big cities, has remarkably few open networks so if being connected is crucial the Sparkling Dolphins might not be the place for you. If an hour a day at Starbucks will suit you, though, then this should not keep you away.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    is a very good place and his owners a beautiful people

How to reach hostel

hostel Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Kyoto location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

Minami-Ku Higashikujo Kamigoryo-Cho 56 , Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    2.2 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.6 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    38.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    2700 ft
  • Kyoto Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Kujo Station
    4000 ft
  • Gojo Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube (cuisine: Japanese)
    1200 ft
  • Tagotozakyubu (cuisine: Japanese)
    1400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    13