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Newest reviews for Aoiso Inn

  • Miu
      Hong Kong
    May 30, 2014

    Really nice housekeeper Help us a lot Provide much information for us

    No viewpoint nearby hostel

    7.5

  • Philip
      Taiwan
    May 6, 2014

    Great people there.

    The bed and pillow sheets are both dirty.

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    May 5, 2014

    Owner spoke excellent English, good location for sightseeing, traditional atmosphere/house/garden was lovely. Quiet street.

    Run down, unclean! Found hair in our sheets and all around our room, I don't think they changed our futon sheets between guests. Quite a bad bed bug infestation- didn't realize they were bb's until the bites showed up a week later and completely covered my arms. Wifi constantly dropped out, may as well have had no wifi at all. For the same money I could have had a lovely clean hotel room with working Internet and comfort, but I had already paid in advance and was traveling on a budget so I couldn't leave. Was very disappointed. :( with tlc and pest control this place would be amazing but I think the owners simply don't care anymore.

    4.6

  • Archana
      Japan
    May 1, 2014

    It was uncomfortable There was no warm welcome Costly Room was unclean and full of bed bugs No proper treatment

    2.9

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    April 30, 2014

    *Not too big = not too many people *Good location *Good price

    *Host/owner can seem a bit too watchful *No private bathroom

    7.9

  • Rene
      Netherlands
    April 29, 2014

    Good shower

    Dirty, bedbugs. Noisy, paper walls. Futon was very uncomfortable, too hard

    3.3

  • Eleftherios
      France
    April 28, 2014

    Very helpful and kind owner. Gave us a lot of information about Kyoto. Big and comfortable room.

    Wifi only in the common space or in some rooms close there

    7.5

  • Lech
      Japan
    April 27, 2014

    WiFi is OK, almost symmetric

    No credit card acceptance! 5 mm of dust on fan screen in bathroom Garden with lots of rubbish Very acoustic Nonsense in TV remote programming arrangement

    5

  • Kate
      United Kingdom
    April 26, 2014

    If you want to experience a stay in a traditional Japanese inn then this is for you. Lovely courtyard and tatami mat room with paper sliding doors. I found owner helpful and informative. If you want gushing customer service and top class facilities then you should look elsewhere.

    The Beastly Bed Bugs! I really suffered while my husband didn't get one bite. Unfortunately, I didn't realise they were bed bug bites until I'd left the inn or I would have mentioned it to the owner. I had blamed Mosquitos initially but anyone who suffers with them really knows about it!

    5

  • Rachael
      Japan
    April 25, 2014

    Service was friendly and very helpful. Great introduction and plenty of information and recommendations given about Kyoto and the surrounding area. Location was great.

    8.3

  • Marta
      Japan
    April 25, 2014

    Very authentic atmosphere,good location and friendly staff

    We found hair everywhere in the room and in the bathroom,a private one

    6.3

  • Florian
      Switzerland
    April 22, 2014

    Mai is a very kind young lady, the breakfast was great, our room was cozy and the whole atmosphere made us feel very welcome and at home...

    Nothing

    10

  • Anonymous
      Italy
    April 21, 2014

    Very typical Japanese room

    The room wasn t clean

    7.1

  • Claudia
      Austria
    April 14, 2014

    very nice host, goot location, great atmosphere (traditional hotel)

    7.9

  • Aurore
      France
    April 13, 2014

    The garden. The location, a bit ex centred but easy access with bus to all major sites

    Old facilities not clean at all. We prefer to go to the public baths to have a shower. The kitchen is very austere

    5.4

  • Aaron
      Poland
    March 19, 2014

    The location close to the subway line makes getting there easy. Also good bus lines close by can take you most places easily.

    8.8

  • Anonymous
      Poland
    March 9, 2014

    Great owner, very friendly, he even prepared an info about the place in my language. And the small garden with stone lanterns is amazing :)

    In some rooms you can't use wi-fi, you have to sit in the corridor.

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    February 4, 2014

    I am a regular visitor to Kyoto, and have stayed at Aoi So as a solo traveller on several occasions. Overall, it's a perfectly decent place to stay if you just want an inexpensive place to sleep in Kyoto and don't care if it's a little funky and not Western hotel style. The house is Japanese style, with a pretty garden. Rooms have tatami mats and futons. It's not luxurious, but it's a fine place if you just want to sleep. After a torturous experience with bedbugs at another ryokan in Kyoto, the best thing I can say about this place is that I have never been bitten by a bed bug in my 5 or 6 stays there. That is one thing you should avoid, at all costs. They have bike parking too. Aoiso will always be my first cheap, decent, ryokan, choice but it books up quickly at peak tourist times.

    Walls are thin and sometimes other guests are noisy, but most are pretty respectful. You might have to wait to use the shower, though I never have. Wifi is not available in the rooms, but I was told I could hook up in the lobby/hallway. Still didn't work for me. Free wifi is still mysteriously difficult to obtain in Japan. Location is a bit to the north, so not central, but still in the valley and close to some nice things. Near a subway station. Bikeable, and near the Kamo River. Given the other places I've stayed in in Kyoto, I can't really say anything bad about this place at all.

    7.5

  • Dustin
      South Korea
    January 5, 2014

    Place was alright a little dirty but location from subway was huge plus. The wifi doesn't reach all the rooms but its free. For the price not a bad deal for someone just lookibg for a place to crash

    5.8

  • Benchama
      Thailand
    January 5, 2014

    Japanese room building and garden style. Friendly owner.

    Too cold inside room. small kitchen room, TV not working

    6.3

  • Erickson
      Indonesia
    January 5, 2014

    The owner lack of friendliness. Despite his broken english, he never reply our greeting in japanese even if we greet him in japanese. Plus he never make any smile. As Japan is trying to brand thier country with[Omotenashi]aka friendliness, we quarantee that he didnt qualify for that. As for the room is it way to small for three people. The corridor is too narrow, the ceiling also too low. The location also not confortable as it is facing a narrow road that is way too quiet at night. Not to mention the entrance time limit at night.

    2.9

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    January 4, 2014

    -beautiful garden in the center of the guesthouse

    -10000¥ per Night is top extensive for the room. -Not to recommend during winter, because the room is poorly isolated.

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      South Korea
    January 4, 2014

    The staff was very nice. Every night when we cam home late the bad would be made up the heat would be on and the room would feel comfy and just right. My wife deemed the futons cuddle palace.

    7.5

  • Kuo
      Taiwan
    December 26, 2013

    nice hostpility and location. Enjoy the time when staying with traditional Japanese house.

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Taiwan
    December 22, 2013

    the traditional yard is amazing and room is attractive

    too far from central city

    8.8

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