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BJ Family House
Ranked #307 of 419 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Reviewed November 20, 2008

This guesthouse is not worth even the low price. I expected a small room given that most economical lodgings in Japan are small, but this was tiny and poorly appointed. Your money will be better spent at another hostel or guesthouse. There is only enough room for the double sized futon (it touches the walls when opened up) and a breakfast tray table. The pillows were so hard we spent 4 nights using our sweatshirts as pillows. Everyday, our towels reeked of smoke, and the hot water pressure was spotty. While there is a shared kitchen and living room theoretically available for use, both are quite cluttered and not easily accessible. The only good aspects of this place is that the rooms are kept quite clean, and it's an easy walk to Kyoto Station.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2008

Great place to stay.
Walking distance from main train station and local attractions.
Lovely and helpful lady working in the reception, although her english quite bad.
The rooms are TINY and the bed is a matress on the floor which you have to roll out. It's a fun experience to live in a Ryokan (traditional japanese hotel), but I wouldn't recomend it for more than 2 days since you're going to wake up with a stiff neck every day because of the pillow.
Not recomended for newlyweds. The walls are thin like paper.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Laini
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Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank 楊筑媜
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Reviewed July 28, 2010
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank 蔵田研次
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Reviewed December 21, 2008
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  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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Thank al101fr
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Reviewed November 13, 2008
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  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled solo
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Thank Grottenolm
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Additional Information about BJ Family House

Address: 345 Sumiyoshicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8143, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #307 of 419 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range: $46 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — BJ Family House 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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