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Jakarta, Indonesia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I choose this hotel since I can check in 12 PM! I arrive at KIX 8.30 so I actually arrive in Aoi So Inn 11-11.30 PM and the owner is very nice to let me inn since my room is ready. It's great thing, since I can rest a little and have a nice shower. It's easy to access the... More 

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Holmestrand, Norway
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97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Aoi-So Inn is a ryokan-style hotel geared towards backpackers etc with a common kitchen available. For various reasons I selected the 1-3 person room with its own bath and enjoyed the room very much. There was even a separate small garden just for this room! I am notvery tall (172 cm) so I usually fit in with Japanese size things.... More 

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Obidos, Portugal
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Quite a good surprise for the very low expectations. Only for one night that was quite an adventure but it turned quite a good surprise. Except the location and no breakfast available this was a quite good experience and the owner is very nice and helpful.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We loved this hotel, the owner was freindly but didnt speak too much english, the room was large and traditional. Even had a little Japanese garden! The sleeping arangements were fine and the futons comfy. The bathroom was small but perfectly fuctionable (be aware if your heavy set though!). The communal kitchen was really pleasant too Awesome if you are... More 

1 Thank Squishy_panda
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013 via mobile

As expected a traditional experience at a great price. Best for preople less than 178cm (5'10"). Convenient to subway and Howdy's grocery and neighborhood restaurants. Shared kitchen w refrigerator, hot water, microwave, etc. Congenial hosts too!

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Brisbane Qld
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I had a tatami room with bathroom. The room was had a high external window, but no window with a view. A share kitchen was down a long corridor. The owner was friendly. The establishment was rambling and rundown, fine if one is looking for a "warts and all" experience of traditional accommodation. One would be mote comfortable in a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Friendly hotel manager, but our room was full of bed bugs what we recognized very late at the end of our stay. It was so awful, they were crawling around during the night, and in the morning we killed some of them, and they were filled with our blood!!! Ugh!!! When we alarmed the hotel manager, he did not seem... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We spent a few nights at Aoi So Inn in June. We were looking at a cheap, no frills but clean accommodation during our stay in Kyoto. This Ryokan seemed to fit the bill; we made sure we packed some earplugs as the previous reviews mentionned the thin walls (and indeed some nights were not that quiet) and set off... More 

3 Thank evalf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in March 2012. Although we arrived very late without calling, The Owner was welcoming and very helpful (he speaks Spanish and English and after showing us to our room, he accompanied us to his local ramen shop for a late dinner with us). The room was nice and comfortable once we had the heater running... More 

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Three of us stayed in a Traditional Japanese Tatami room with an ensuite bathroom. The Inn is situated in a residential neighborhhod close to the subway as well as one of the two central bus stations in town. In addition, it is close to a number of nice temples. This is a "no frills" inn, but is clean and comnfortable... More 

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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Address: 16-8 Koyama Nakamizo-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8156, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Number of rooms: 11
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#172 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“The family room was plenty big for three adults!”
  • All of us together in the room!
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  • its a big room!
 of 5 bubbles Squishy_panda, 5 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We had the back room which was big and by now will overlook it's own little garden.”
 of 5 bubbles MelgaW, 3 Nov 2011 | Read review
“When we stayed he was building a new room with its own garden view. Ask if it's available!”
 of 5 bubbles JohnB220, 16 Oct 2011 | Read review
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