A-Yado Gion is on a quiet street just a stone's throw from the Gion area...close to Nishiki Food Market, shopping, train, subway, and bus stations. The hostel is really clean and the staff is extremely helpful. The dorm beds have privacy curtains and individual lamps and outlets for each bed. It can get a little cramped in the dorms as there's not much space for everyone's luggage, but still, it's cozy for a few days. They have guidebooks and information on other hostels in Japan which is a huge help. Also, a simple breakfast is included, a nice perk as most hostels in Japan don't provide breakfast.