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Guest House Bola-Bola Reviews

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

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285 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Coffee and tea available as promised. Loved the kotatsu in the common area as well as the maps provided by the host detailing how to get to nearby sites. Kitchen facilities were good. The shower area had a very nice outdoor feel to it. There was an onsen nearby for bathing, but be aware. No tatoos!


Super friendly staff :-) very knowledgeable about what is in the neighborhood


It was VERY Japanese in that the house was continuously cold. We did have a heater in the room, but we had no control over the temp it was just on or off. The owner was very nice and helpful, and the location was quite and quaint, but only close to the JR station.


staff is very nice :)


My stay at Bola Bola was far better than I could have imagined. The traditional style Japanese house was beautiful, and a very short walk from Usamasa train station making it easy to access. A decently sized kitchen is available for all guests to use and includes microwave, stove, large sink, and toaster oven as well as a fridge to store any food in. The owners themselves were extremely kind and generous, they both spoke enough English that it was easy to communicate. I will definitely be back!

  • 4th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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