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Mulan Hostel

2-star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near Arashiyama Onsen

9.4/10 Exceptional

35 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
74-16, Arashiyama Kamikaidocho, Nishikyo, Kyoto, Kyoto, 616-0016
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
Feel at home
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Arashiyama
  • Kinkaku-ji - 20 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 18 min drive
  • Kyoto Tower - 20 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 23 min drive
  • Kawaramachi - 25 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 31 min drive
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 24 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 25 min drive
  • Kyoto University - 29 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 53 min drive
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 83 min drive
  • Hankyu Arashiyama Station - 3 min walk
  • Arashiyama Station - 11 min walk
  • Randen-saga Station - 17 min walk
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station - 19 min walk
  • Torokko Arashiyama Station - 24 min walk


  • Nishiki - 6 min walk
  • Yoshimura - 9 min walk
  • Matsugae - 9 min walk
  • Shintogetsu - 10 min walk
  • % ARABICA Kyoto Arashiyama - 10 min walk

About this property

Mulan Hostel

Hostel in the heart of Arashiyama
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and an arcade/game room at Mulan Hostel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and laundry facilities.
Other perks include:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and a TV in the lobby
  • Express check-in, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • A computer station, smoke-free premises, and multilingual staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Mulan Hostel boast thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • 4 bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, ovens, and microwaves


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (JPY 500 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room


  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Washer and dryer

Sleep well

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.
  • Cleaning fee: JPY 12394.21 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 900 for adults and JPY 900 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


  • Self parking costs JPY 500 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


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.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Mulan Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mulan Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mulan Hostel?
As of October 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mulan Hostel on October 6, 2022 start from P 3,701, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mulan Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Mulan Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Mulan Hostel?
Yes. Self parking costs JPY 500 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mulan Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Mulan Hostel and nearby?
Mulan Hostel has an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mulan Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Nishiki (6-min walk), Yoshimura (9-min walk), and Matsugae (9-min walk).
What's the area around Mulan Hostel like?
Mulan Hostel is a short 3-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station and 8 minutes' walk from Togetsukyo Bridge.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super welcoming and helpful reception. Very nice other guests. Great local public onsen. Lovely area to explore temple and bamboo forests.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place and great to walk around with the family
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Frank, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very 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.
Saa, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hidaka, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

テレビがあると嬉しい。 廊下のトイレの音などが筒抜けだったので、防音を強化していただくともっと良いと思います。
RYOSUKE, 1-night trip
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