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Guest House "Bon"

63-2 Murasakino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8217 , Japan
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Ranked #15 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Yes, it is not near the Kyoto station. It takes 30-45 minutes to get there but I love it. I love the traditional atmosphere. The bed on the floor, the tatami, the ordinary kitchen, the wooden sandals to the toilet, the traditional sliding doors and the hospitality of the owner. I also like all the writing giving you instructions how... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This review is late already I stayed in Bon Guesthouse in Summer 2013. The owner is a friendly helpful guy who takes care of his guests in all details. I stayed here for 1 whole week with 4 days having the whole house myself since it was low season. The tatami and mattress in the room are in top quality,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is the most impressive guesthouse of our trip to Japan. The host "Taniguchi-San" is very kind and helpful and he can speak English very well. He picked up us at the Kitaoji Station and escorted us to Kyoto Station when we checked out. He explained how to travel in Kyoto quiet clear. He took care us like relative. The... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located in the northern end of Kyoto city it is in a small side street surrounded by residential homes. If you like being around the locals when you travel rather then the tourist hordes I would choose this guest house. The owner (who's name I forgot.. oops) is friendly and very helpful. He knows the best public transport connections to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I agree with the other reviewers. Mr Bon is extremely helpful, his English is good,the location is in a quiet neighborhood near a Zen Monastery and 600mt to the bus stop. We had no leaks in the roof during the typhoon rains. His kitchen is well equipped with a large refrigerator for you to store food. I would highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I should have gotten round to writing this review earlier i stayed at Bon about a year and half ago. The host picked me up form the subway station and that we good cos i had luggage it was a bit of a walk. not a problem if no luggage. Upon arrival at the guesthouse, he sat me down and... More

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It was truly a wonderful experience that I will not forget, and at such a reasonable price... The owner was very friendly and spoke perfect English. The first thing he did was to sit down with us and let us know any information we would need in Kyoto: what buses to take (the guesthouse is conveniently situated not so far... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had a great stay in Guest House Bon. Our host was very friendly and helpful.It turns out the secret to getting around Kyoto is to get to know the bus system. The first thing our host did was sit down with us with a transit map and explain how to get to all the places we wanted to go.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hostel is a litle far from the train statinon, but close to many temples and attractions. The owner is very helpful, provided me with pams and direction on the places I requested to see. The rooms are very clean and over all a great place to stay with a very nice common room. I will stay here again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I booked this place through Hostel World. The guesthouse is a small place with traditional architecture (i.e. some low-hanging doorways:) ) in Northern Kyoto. I actually preferred staying away from the fray of city center, and the guesthouse is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, very close to Daitokuji temple. It's a straight shot from Kyoto Station, about 30 minutes,... More

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Address: 63-2 Murasakino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8217 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #15 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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