We stayed 6 nights at this guesthouse during our japan trip and had a very nice experience there. The place is located at the corner of Nishinotoin and Gojo dori bus stop. This gave us easy access to bus routes going to kyoto station, Gion and Pontocho district. The staff is more than willing to help you and they also have a poster explaining how to go to the major attractions by bus from the hostel.
We had a very large private japanese room, access to a small kitchen and a living room and two computers equipped with internet access. For breakfast, you could make yourself toast with jam , tea and coffee but could also buy something from the convenience store very near and store it in the small fridge. It was calm at night because they asked everyone to keep quiet between 11 pm and 7 am but there was hopefully no curfew. Also, everything was clean and smoking was not permitted inside.
The only bad point is that they have only one shared shower room but it was never a problem considering we woke up at 7 to enjoy the day in Kyoto. It is not really a hotel, more a very very high end hostel so, you have to bring your towels or pay a big ; ) 100 yens (around one dollar) to rent one. There is also a washer/dryer you could use for a small fee.
A nice, friendly and affordable place to rest while in Kyoto.
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