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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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