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25-17 Horigauchi-cho Uzumasa Ukyoku Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan

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89%

Rating
318 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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89%

The staff at Bola-Bola were very friendly and the little local map they provide came in handy. It's a good distance from the train station (ideal if you plan on seeing the bamboo forest and Iwatayama Monkey Park) and it's only 100m or so from trams (ideal if you want to see Ryoanji Temple and Kinkakuji Temple). The Ryokan style rooms were a nice touch.


83%

The couple who run the place are so lovely. She spent ages explaining things to me, and even took me with her when going to some markets she was going to. Unfortunately I didn't meet anyone else while staying there, except in passing, so I can't say much about the atmosphere. Pretty clean and warm


83%

Traditional futon bedding. Shared bathroom. Free wifi. Abit further from JR station and its a bit of a hike but walkable. Close to lots of food places. Abit difficult to find if you don't know your way around.

  • 3rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing traditional ryokan in suburban kyoto. Fantastic staff and facilities, just make sure you get a JR rail pass to save you money!


91%

Very good location, within walking distance to the kyoto tram lines and a JR line. The owner is very friendly and provides you with a cute hand drawn map of kyoto and the attractions with recommended places to visit and eat! Rooms were clean and cosy, although one of the bathrooms is located in the courtyard outdoor area, so you'll have to bear the cold while you are inside the shower room


80%

The man who runs the guest house speaks excellent English. There is no parking on site so we paid for parking about two blocks away. We are a family of 5 and stayed in two different rooms. There are futons, blankets, and a pillow in the room. There is a heater in the room if you get cool. (I was comfortable without the heat on.) The shower and toilet room were clean. There is a kitchen you can use. I would recommend this place if you are looking for something inexpensive in Kyoto!

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is only a 30 minute walk from Arashiyama. The rooms are like a ryokan. The directions from the train station to the hostel need to be improved. A crossing over the train track was very difficult to find.


89%

To experience Japanese style house, this is the place for you. Very cozy and quiet. The host is very helpful too.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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