Bookshelf Themed Hostel In Kyoto With Over 5,000 Books!

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Sleeping in a bookshelf themed hostel would be so awesome! That is …if you enjoy reading before bed!

Remember Book And Bed Tokyo – the bookstore-themed hotel?


There is one slightly narrower “Compact Bookshelf” bunk measuring 220 centimetres × 90 centimetres (86.6 inches x 35.4 inches), which is priced from 4,800 yen per night.

Well, since the hostel was such a bit hit they’re opening another one on December 2nd – this time in Kyoto!


While the number and types of beds available differ slightly to the Tokyo location, the on-site amenities remain the same. Each bunk has luggage space under the bed, along with a personal lamp, power outlet, hanger and private curtain.

Just like the one in Tokyo, Book And Bed Kyoto guests will sleep in bunks built inside the bookshelves.


Shared lounges line the walls of the hostel, while guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and the use of shared showers and bathrooms at any time during their stay. Towels, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothbrushes and toothpaste are not supplied, but can be rented as a pack for an extra 540 yen.

With over 5,000 books to choose from, there’ll be a rich collection of both English and Japanese books to choose from.


And another compact bookshelf bunk with the same measurements, called the “River View Compact” due to its proximity to the window, which is priced from 5,300 yen a night.

It’s the ultimate spot for any bookworm! Prices start from around $39 per night.


Centrally located in Kyoto’s famous Gion district, the hostel aims to accommodate both local and overseas travellers with a wide selection of English and Japanese-language books for visitors to browse through at their leisure.

Just check in and grab a book. There is so many to chose from!


As the second branch of Book and Bed Tokyo, which opened in November last year just a short walk away from Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station, the new Kyoto location looks to be just as spectacular, with guest beds located inside a number of beautiful wooden bookshelves filled with a total of 5,000 books.

Need a little night cap? Crack open a cold one while relaxing in your private bunk.


This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto has inspired writers and poets for centuries, and now there’s a new type of accommodation in the city that’s set to be a haven for visiting literature buffs and bookworms.


Check-in time at the hostel is between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with check-out available until 11:00 a.m. the next day. If you’re curious to see what the place is like without using one of their bunks, visitors can stop by for a quiet read on the lounges during the daytime, at a charge of 540 yen per hour, or 1,620 yen for an unlimited period during daytime business hours.

The accommodation itself is located behind a beautiful arched doorway on the 9th floor of a building, where there are a total of 20 beds available.


There are 18 “Standard Bookshelf Bunks” measuring 220 centimetres × 110 centimetres (86.6 inches x 43.3 inches), which are priced from 5,300 yen (US$46.80) a night.

Forget your robe?


Like the hostel’s Tokyo branch, guests will be provided with stylish NOWHAW-brand robes to wear during their stay, available only on the 8th, 18th and 28th days of each month.

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