As a self-serviced hostel, the email notification and check-in check-out system are clear and timely. We have to key-in password to get into the hostel and also the room. The room is big and just the same as the photos here at Hotels.com. We love the Japanese x Western style room, my daughter was so happy to be here. Washing machine is of course a selling point, it helped us to lessen the amount of clothes for this one-week trip. Bathing area was satisfactory. The location is a bit far from subway station, about 8-10 minutes walk. But we love the quite place. It’s close to some famous historic sight seeing places, and waking pass the bridge over the river, we can reach the fabulous Kyoto Nishiki Food Market and shopping streets easily within 15-20 minutes. Furthermore, the room price is surprisingly good.
I’ll recommend this hostel to families and couples.