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Mulan Hostel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.8 / 5Exceptional
25 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Saihoji Temple
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Katsura Imperial Villa
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    55 min drive

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  • Japanese Style Room for 2 person

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Futons
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  • Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Japanese Style Room for 3 person

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Futons
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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About this area


Mulan Hostel is located in Kyoto's Arashiyama neighborhood. Saihoji Temple and Katsura Imperial Villa are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Kyoto Aquarium. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kyoto Racecourse or Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Saihoji Temple - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Katsura Imperial Villa - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nijō Castle - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ryōan-ji - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kinkaku-ji - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Kyoto Hankyu Arashiyama Station - 3 min walk
  • Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station - 15 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 101 min drive


  • Hozan — 1 min walk
  • RANZAN — 2 min walk
  • Karukaya — 5 min walk
  • Itsukijaya — 5 min walk
  • Nishiki — 6 min walk

About this property

Mulan Hostel

Kyoto hostel in Arashiyama, near Saihoji Temple
A bar/lounge, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, laundry facilities, and a computer station. All 9 shared rooms have 3 bedrooms and feature free wired Internet and private yards. Guests can appreciate conveniences like washers/dryers and refrigerators, and other amenities include WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are shared.
Mulan Hostel offers 9 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature washers/dryers and minibars. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Microwaves and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Mulan Hostel features a library, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This business-friendly hostel also offers a garden, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
Mulan Hostel is a smoke-free property.



Check-in between 3 PM - 9 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: JPY 1000 for adults and JPY 1000 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: JPY 0 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: JPY 500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

  • Mulan Hostel Kyoto
  • Mulan Kyoto
  • Mulan Hostel Kyoto
  • Mulan Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Mulan Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kyoto

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (JPY 0 per stay), Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: JPY 500 per night

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 9:00 AM–11:00 AM: JPY 1000 for adults and JPY 1000 for children
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Washer/dryer


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Braille signage


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control (heating)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations
  • Washer and dryer

Frequently asked questions



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very friendly and our host's English was very good. She showed us around the property and gave us the breakdown of what's good in Kyoko

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Excellent place and great to walk around with the family

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Friendly owner and a thoughtful place

    The owner is a young couple, who are very welcoming and social. They have a nice common area for people to socialize. The entire facility is a year old and very clean. It was very refreshing to stay there, and I would love to be back again.

    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018

    4/5 Good

    Nice place to stay for visiting Arashiyama

    The place is nice and yes staffs of this hostel are really friendly and helpful. The place is few minutes walk from the famous place of Arashiyama and train station. It really convenience for traveler if you would like to change a place to stay from place to place because from this hotel you can walk just 1-2 mins to bus station and not more than 5 mins to Train Station.

    Pros: the location and friendship of hostel staffs

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

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