We took the train from Shin-Osaka station to Kyoto which took about 45 minutes. We had to look for our hostel so we can drop off our luggage. At the Kyoto Station, we didn’t know that we had to exit first so we can go to the subway which is accessible outside the station on the lower ground. There is a tourist information desk outside the exit of the JR station and we had gotten our maps here. You can also buy the all-day bus ticket here.
From Kyoto station ride on Karasuma line subway to Karasuma-Oike station.
Then transfer to Tozai line subway to Higashiyama station and 3 min walk from Exit 1.
From Kyoto station ride on Kyoto City Bus No.5 ( bound for Iwakura ),
No.206 ( bound for Kitaoji Bus Terminal ) and get off at Higashiyama-sanjo bus stop.
Then 5min walk from there.
We took the first option. I would say that their train system is pretty straightforward and it was easy to navigate. We were also able to use our ICOCA card here.
This is the map of the hostel. Just make sure to remember the stream. It was kind of confusing at first but just remember the stream and this map. It will eventually get you there. We were lucky we took the right turns.
We got the Business single room which can be good for 2 persons. This is probably the biggest room we’ve had in our whole stay in Japan.
Our comfy bed with the TV on the left and our small veranda outside the doors.
They give you bread in the morning. There are baskets that corresponds to your room number. The bread are actually really good. I love Japanese bread. There’s also coffee and water. If you’d like something else, there’s a vending machine too.
They also have plenty of seating at the lounge. There are 2 massage chairs which are just heaven from walking around. They’re probably my most favorite thing about this hostel. Every hotel should have a few.
I really loved my stay at Eco Tec. I like the location since it’s very accessible to the subway and the bus. We took a bus back to Kyoto Station just a couple of blocks from the hostel. It is accessible, clean and affordable. I thought that the amenities they had were very thoughtful of the guests. I would highly recommend it and I would love to stay at the hostel again.