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Guesthouse Bon Reviews

63-2 Kamimonzen-cho Murasakino Kita-ku Kyoto Japan, Kyoto, Japan

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93%

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249 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

Very helpful staff, clean facilities


97%

I can honestly say it was the best experience at a guesthouse in Japan. Located on a charming quiet side street, transport and shops close by. Authentic and affordable sushi restaurant run by a really friendly couple and their cat. Taniguchi-san was awesome, a kind and friendly host. I would return in a heart beat! PS. He is also a world class sushi chef who has retired after having worked in New York and parts of Australia. Perhaps you can convince him to give you lessons at a reasonable rate.


91%

Very nice staff, very willing to help you with anything. Little far from the main station, but on the other hand its near the kinkaku garden and the house is very nice (if you want an old style house with tatami floor to sleep on).


86%

I'll be back. 👍


83%

I stayed at Guesthouse Bon for one night and it was great! The owner was very kind to me from the very beginning and helped me get around the tourist spots and near the guesthouse. You get to sleep in a room with tatami floor on a very comfortable futon. The only downside is that while there's a hot shower, there's no heating in the bathroom and the shops and restaurants around the guesthouse close early at least on the weekends, so plan ahead and enjoy your stay (:

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Mister Bon is a great host. He's so helpful and has a very good knowledge of Kyoto. Great place to stay. I would go back there anytime. A great place for a great genuine japanese experience


94%

A wonderful place to stay if you are after a quiet and relaxing base to explore Kyoto from. Mr Bon is incredibly helpful, (he even drove us to the subway upon checkout). This is a small, cosy guesthouse with kitchen facilities, outdoor bathrooms and a comfortable common area. Great night sleep, pillows are amazing!


91%

Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Room is clean and vintage japanese style. Price reasonable and place easy to be find.


94%

Great place to stay! The owner is very friendly. No problem to communicate with English. Proactively provide travel advice without asking first. Wonderful experience!

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Lovely little place to stay if you want a taste of 'local' life. It was very comfortable and really not a terrible location, though it is a fairly long bus ride (30-40 minutes) to the downtown area of Kyoto. So this place is great for people who don't plan on staying out and just want a nice, homey base to explore the temples and other sights. The bathroom is outdoors, so in the winter it can be a bit miserable going for a late night pee. But the toliets and showers are very clean and modern.


100%

Nice place, nice staff ,Recommend!!

  • 13th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great place to stay. I recommend. Really friendly staff, clean place, good facilities(kitchen, laundry,...), and nice Japanese style rooms. The guesthouse is located in a quiet residential area near temple area. The location is great for touring places, but maybe not the most optimal for going drinking to the center for late night. Good place.


94%

Great place to stay. Nestled away in a quaint, quiet little part of Tokyo, Guesthouse Bon offers a very authentic feel of what it's like to really live in Japan. The place is small and intimate, and the place is well equipped with all you will need. While it feels remote, it is quite accessible by public transport. What made the stay amazing however was the host. A very capable and knowledgeable English speaker who made you feel right at home, catered to your needs and had great suggestions.

  • 19th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Had a wonderful stay at Guesthouse Bon! The house is charming and the service impeccable! Located in a quiet, residential part of the city which was perfect for a relaxing weekend, and easy access to downtown areas on the various city bus routes. Would very happily stay there again on my next visit to Kyoto!

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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