Staying at a genuine and authentic Japanese-style hostel in Kyoto, Japan.

03/17/2020 - (Kyoto Job Offer) From 2020 Apr~ Free-accommodation staff
We are looking for unpaid free accommodation staff at Hostel Mundo Kyoto, Hostel Mundo Chiquito and Hostel Otro Mundo! (Cleaning helper and Reception Helper)

If you are interested in working in the hostel, and stay in a traditional Japanese (Kyoto) house, please contact us by E-mail (backpackers@hostel-mundo.com).

2 days off per week, we provide wi-fi, breakfast, you can use kitchen.

We are waiting for your message!!

Hostel Mundo

03/15/2020 - Special price for travelers stranded due to COVID-19

We would help travelers who can't go back home due to COVID-19.
We offer accommodation at the following special prices.

◆Female only dormitory room
(1person) ¥2,000¥900-
◆Double bed room(A), Japanese tatami room(S)
(1person) ¥3,000¥1,500-
(2people) ¥4,000¥2,000-
◆Japanese tatami room (B,C)
(3people) ¥6,000¥3,100-
(4people) ¥7,000 ¥4,000-

※The Kyoto city accommodation tax will be charged separately (200yen/night and person)

And there is a long stay discount!
For more information, Please ask us by Email(backpackers@hostel-mundo.com).

Information from Ministry of Justice
English: Notice on denial of landing(As of April 3)
Chinese: 除非有特殊情況,法务省当前入境拒絶符合下列一个条件的外国人,就作为符合出入国管理及難民認定法第五条第一項第十四号规定(3/27)
Korean: 법무성는 당분간 다음의 어느 하나에 해당하는 외국인에 대해 출입국 관리 및 난민 인정 법 제 5 조 제 1 항 제14 호에 해당하는 외국인으로서 특 단의 사정이 없는 한 상륙을 거 부 하기로 했습니다(3/27)

We express our sincere condolences to those who died from COVID-19 and their families.
We sincerely hope that everyone who are affected and in difficult situations will be able to recover and go back to normal situations as soon as possible.

Hostel Mundo

07/06/2018 - about accommodation Tax from 1st Oct 2018
In Kyoto city, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1st, 2018.
It is 200 yen per night per person.
We will need to ask you to pay this tax fee when you check in.
Thank you for your understanding! Best Regards,
06/03/2018 - Free Breakfast!!! 無料朝食始めました!
お部屋料金はそのまま、6月から朝食付きのプランにリニューアルいたしました! 食パン(ジャム2種類)、ゆで卵(たまにバナナだったり...)と、簡単なものではありますが、ぜひご利用くださいませ。 We renewed plan with Free breakfast from July! Let's enjoy!!!    

About Hostel Mundo

Through an elegant shade, lamplight casts a welcoming glow over travelers arriving at the entrance of Mundo Backpackers' Hostel in Kyoto's Kamigyo ward.

While Mundo is Spanish for Earth, staying within its wooden walls will give the traveler a distinctly Japanese cultural experience. Housed in a traditional machiya .Mundo stands in a typically narrow street in the shadow of the ancient Nijō Castle.

Though machiya have defined the architectural atmosphere of downtown Kyoto for centuries, they are rapidly disappearing as the city embraces modernity. However, Mundo has been lovingly restored to showcase the old world charm of this quintessentially Kyoto-style accommodation.
Like the silk thread that runs through the kimono textiles that are also synonymous with Kyoto, the machiya ties the present to the past - the temporal warp to the weft - and Mundo neatly envelopes guests in the rich shroud of its own brand of hospitality.

And the warm glow in the cheeks of these travelers is reflected outside, where the lamp shines on through the night under a grey tiled roof.


Q. Can I borrow a hair dryer?
A. Yes, a hair dryer can be borrowed from reception free of charge.
Q. Do I need to bring my own towels, tooth brush, and tooth paste?
A. Towels, toothbrushes, and tooth pastes are not provided, so please remember to bring your own towels, toothbrush and tooth pastes.
Q. What amenities do you offer?
A. We provide a shampoo, conditioner, soap, cotton, and cotton swab.
Q. Will there be a bathroom in my dorm/private room?
A. No, we offre only rooms which do not have bathrooms. You can use our shared bathroom.
Q. Will I have a room key for the private rooms?
A. Yes, You will have a door key for your private room, and also you can lock the door from the inside.
Q. Can I store my luggage before check in and after check out??
A. If you arrive prior to your room being ready, we are happy to store your luggage. Please note that our front desk opens from 8 am. Also, we can store your luggage only on your day of departure after checkout.
Q. Can I rent a bicycle at your hostel?
A. Yes, it is 500 yen per day
Q. Do you have laundry facilities?
A. Hostel Mundo Kyoto has on-site laundry facilities. It is 100yen per wash. Please ask our staff if needed.
Q. Is there an air conditioner in the room?
A. Yes, There are fans and air-conditioners in our private rooms and dormitory.
Q. What is the dormitory like?
A. Our female dormitory is for only female guests. Each bed has its own electric outlet, spotlight and curtain.
Q. Do you have any lockers in your dormitory?
A. Yes, we have security boxes in our dormitory.
Q. Can I use WiFi in your hostel?
A. Yes, you can connect to our free WiFi that covers anywhere in our hostel.

S A B C Dorm

Private Room Type S

(about 6m2) (Sheets included)
Single 3,800yen/per room/night
For 2 people 4,800yen/per room/night


S A B C Dorm

Private Room Type A

(about 6m2) (Sheets included)
Single 3,800yen/per room/night
For 2 people 4,800yen/per room/night


S A B C Dorm

Private Room Type B

(about 9m2) (Sheets included)
Twin 6,000yen/per room/night
For 3 people 7,000yen/per room/night


S A B C Dorm

Private Room Type C

(about 12m2) (Sheets included)
Twin 6,800yen/per room/night
For 3 people 7,800yen/per room/night


S A B C Dorm

Female Dormitory

(Sheets included)
2,200yen/per pers./night



Make yourself at home.


All you need for making your own food.
Solt, sauces, fridge, dishes available for free

Other Amenities

  • Free Drink
  • Free internet access (WIFI)
  • Free bicycle rental (free for an hour / 500 yen for a day)
  • Linen Included
  • Check in from 3pm - Check out by 11am
  • Luggage Storage from 8 am
  • Air Conditioning
  • 3 minutes waking distance to grossary stores
  • 5 - 10 minutes walking distance to pay car parkings
  • Common room
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Shared Lavatory
  • Shared Hot Shower
  • Several public baths (Sentou) around the hostel
  • Restroom for male and female
  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed to stay in the dorm
  • Smokers may smoke at a designated area

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