Guest House Bola-Bola Reviews
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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!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Good place to stay if you want to escape from Kyoto city center, and nice to explore the bamboo woods...Nice cosy place to stay and a lot of facilities around the place. Staff was helpful!
The guesthouse is reasonable but its location is remote. To get to Kyoto city it's a 30 minute taxi trip and I wouldn't recommend this place if you're looking for entertainment such as nightlife or the hustle and bustle of a small city. On the flipside, it's great if you want to be away from it all. The host is a lovely and helpful.
Really really nice stay. The location was what I was looking for, out of the new city and in a really local neighbourhood. Price cheap and the room etc was lovely. I'd definitely stay here again if I went to Kyoto.
Guesthouse Bola Bola was a welcome respite. Short walk from the train station, very comfortable, traditional home with a welcoming atmosphere. Nice artful touches around. Wish we had stayed here two days instead of one, we would have visited the nearby onsen.
Our stay at Bola Bola was a special experience and made our stay in Kyoto extremely pleasant. Off the beaten path a bit from the center city and Gion, the neighborhood around Bola Bola is a great jumping off point for Arashiyama and beautiful scenery in the hills, bamboo forest, etc. we highly recommend the Korean restaurant around the corner - the sign and menu were all in Japanese and no one spoke a lick of English inside but they took care of us and served us some of the best food of the tr
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The best hostel we've been to on our trip. It is actually a guest house where the host and his whole family lives (in the separate part) ... and this is the best about it. you can really feel the atmosphere of Japanese home. Big rooms and garden shower are the best assets of this hostel. Best place to stay in Kyoto, a little bit far from city but the train is fast and the neighbourhood it nice, lots of shops and places to eat.
My daughter and I loved staying at Bola Bola. It was the best place we stayed at in Japan. The directions to get there could be improved. But once we had been there it was very easy to find. The lovely man who’s house it is gave us a fantastic map of local business which we loved especially the Tofu shop and the 'good local bath'.