About Kyoto Hostel Network
We will offer clean, comfortable and secure hostels for all travellers.
Kyoto Hostel Network ( KHN ) was founded by hostel owners in 2005 to conduct a project to complete a city map for foreign travellers. The project included thorough field surveys to gather important and useful information for foreign travellers, e.g., vegetarian restaurants with English menus, ATMs which accept foreign credit cards, and book stores selling foreign books. The map is called " Kyoto Map for Backpackers".
Hostels as a new style accommodation We differentiate our management style from other types of accommodation ( hotel, ryokan, etc. ) for the following reasons: Whereas hotel and ryokan focus on private lodging style, we encourage our guests and staff to communicate with each other and share their travel experiences and cultural values. Most of our members have personal experience backpacking domestically and internationally. Through the experiences, we found that meeting people is a large part of travel experiences and enjoyment. Our hostel management focus is, therefore, on people-to-people communication.
We are proud to provide a place where our guests from all over the world can enjoy meeting people as much as a base for wandering the romantic ancient capital city of Japan.
Chairman of KHN Yuri ASADA (Nagomi No Wa)