When it comes to sceneries and attractions, Kyoto, Japan has a lot to offer. But when it comes to accommodations for tourists – especially the book-loving kind – one hostel in particular is a must-see.
A brand new bookshelf-themed hostel with over 5,000 books has opened in Kyoto. Aside from the books guests can enjoy, there is a special bar stocked with beer and sleeping bunks inside the shelves.
This is the second branch of the Book and Bed Tokyo which first opened within a short walk from Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station in November of last year, RocketNews24 reported.
The Kyoto Book and Bed is just as spectacular with guest beds uniquely placed inside the beautiful wooden bookshelves. This hostel is centrally located in Kyoto’s Gion District and aims to attract local and international travelers. They have selections of books in Japanese and English which visitors can pick and browse anytime they want.
The cool accommodation is located on the 9th floor of a building and has a total of 20 beds available for guests to occupy. A “Standard Bookshelf Bunk” is priced at $47 per night. Meanwhile, a narrower bunk called “Compact Bookshelf” is priced at $43 per night. They also offer a bookshelf bunk near a window which is called “River View Compact” priced at $47 for a one night stay.
Even though the sizes in bunk space differ, the amenities for each space are the same. Each bunk has a luggage space under the bed, a power outlet, hanger, a lamp, and a private curtain.
Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and they have free access to shared bathrooms and showers during their stay. It is practical to bring your own toiletries and towels because they are not supplied by the hostel, but you also have a choice to rent a pack for only $5.
As a special treat, guests can use the stylish NOWHAW-brand robes during their stay, but this is only offered during the 8th, 18th, and 28th day of each month.
A unique addition to the Kyoto branch is the “Book and Bed and Beer” space. They are stocked with a selection of local brews which guests can purchase.
So if you’re a self-confessed bookworm looking for the perfect haven while you travel, you might want to check out this hostel when you find yourself in Kyoto.