Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wales

A quaint hotel with friendly staff

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Ikoi-no-ie was the perfect hotel for my three day trip in Kyoto. On arrival at Ikoi-no-ie we were greeted with a friendly welcome and showed to our spacious and well-equipped room. The charm of Ikoi-no-ie is its quirky and original character with home made signs and previous guest recommendations of places to visit, eat, and shop displayed in the shared kitchen facilities. Excellent value for money. I would recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto.
3 out of 5
by MJ from Quebec, Canada

Cheap hotel close to Kyoto train station.

Posted Jun 7, 2014
Pros: The room rates and the location close to the Kyoto train station.
Cons: The confort of futon. We stay in many places and your futon are the less comfortable we had.
Location: It's near of train station and they're some good place to eat nearby.
Only 10 min to the train station, the offert offer cheap room rate. The commun space ( refrigerator, microwave and lunch space) was appreciate with our young baby boy and our small room. The only things we didn't like it's the confort of the room. No space to move when the bed were open and impossible to open closet neither. The bed was old and not very comfortable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good choice

Posted May 16, 2014
Pros: Good location
Good location between Kyoto Station and the downtown shopping area. Nearby to the subway (which I didn't use). It felt very safe and was a very nice residential place to walk around. I had a private room with bath, so I can't comment on the other shared rooms. It was quite spacious with a little balcony and plenty of bedding. There was no other furniture so if you are expecting a chair or a dresser for clothes, you won't find it here. The wifi was a little spotty, worked only near the window, but that isn't a huge problem. Some of the instructions weren't clear - there is a sign on the wall not to touch any of the settings, but it turned out you had to turn on the hot water (and touch the settings). They let me put my bags in the room even though I arrived early and it wasn't yet cleaned, and stored my bags the morning I left since my flight was late. Everyone was very nice and I would recommend this place.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Cheap hotel with good location

Posted Apr 23, 2014
Pros: Location and cleanliness
Cons: Variable quality in staff. Some are excellent and very helpful. Others a bit clueless.
Location: Hard to find the first time but close to railway station and subway/buses.
Basically a small room with Tatami floor with 2 futons and small bathroom. Was clean and served its purpose
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Meenah from Singapore

"Home away from home"

Posted Feb 5, 2014
Pros: Staff are extremely helpful and place is clean.
Cons: Signage....Bigger and more prominent or at least the address in ENGLISH to be clearly located at the building
Location: Subway station "Gojo" and Bus stop are all easy access.
Though it was hidden in some alley it was worth the search. I highly recommend those who are looking for somewhere quaint, homely and inexpensive, ikoi no ie can be added to your choice list. After having been there, it is actually quite simple to locate. If you are arriving from Kyoto Station, take the subway to Gojo Station. Get out from Exit 8. From Exit 8, turn right and turn right quite immediately again on the first small lane. Head straight all the way. Its about 800m walk. As their signage is not so prominent, do look out for it.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by ViVi from Singapore

Very Small Room

Posted Jan 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
I wouldn't recommend this place for family with lots of luggage. To get to out room, we got to climb flights of steep stairs!!! And the reception is at a different location, a 5 mins walk from out room's location. Room is very small. Had a hard time storing our luggage.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Louis from Beijing

Best Local Living Experience You Wanna Have

Posted Jan 6, 2014
Pros: We lived on the third floor, facing out to the city. Every morning I was waked up by the beautiful and warm sunshine.
Cons: If I have to say something here, maybe is the bedding. it could be just a little be more clean. :)
Location: Perfect location. Next to the Kyoto station, and having 7-11/Lawson around.
Everything starts perfectly at the beginning. Walkable distance from Kyoto station, warm welcome from staff, and a super nice room to stay. I would like to call here home, instead of hotel or inn. They have WiFi, fridge, and all kinds of informations about Kyoto. All free of course! This is the place that I will definitely come back in the future.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Mr Koh & Family from Singapore

Very small room and really difficult to find.

Posted Dec 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
It is ok for us... but do be careful if you try to find the place at night.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful hotel.

Posted Sep 9, 2013
Location: A little hard to find.
Stayed in the large 5 person room. Worked out great for us. Staff was super kind and helpful. Would stay here again if ever in kyoto.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

a nice budget hotel

Posted Jul 11, 2013
good location, nice outdoor bath, a little difficult to find, strongly recommend to print out directions from the train station.