One good thing about Peace House Sakura is that it is perfectly located, in the southern part of the city, old town, in a walking distance to the Gion area. Being able to easily go around Gion at night, a traditional neighbourhood with still a taste of old japan, and geishas appearing and disappearing, is just magic. There is also the Maruyama-koen park and temple nearby worth the visit, especially if you are travelling during the cherry blossom time, since this is a gathering point for people to eat and drink at night (plenty of offer of local food to try!).
The hostel itself was ok. We had a room on the floor -1, so we could not experience being in higher (better?) floors, but it was clean and quiet, with some tatami and bunk beds and a japanese closet with sliding doors. Nothing outstanding but good.
Our bathroom was on the ground floor, it was clean and i was surprised about the modern japanese toilet they have (with hot seat).
Something was really strange about this place though: they did not have proper reception and you are a bit left by your own. I still don't understand how this place is working. Some girls helping at the reception desk are here during check-in time and the evening. We arrived before check-in time, the door was close and thankfully we could enter with other tourist that have the code (otherwise you are left waiting outside with your luggages). Nobody was there, so we left our luggages in the corridor like other people did and went back later. I wonder how they have a control on who is coming in and out, but well, it seems to work out and people and staff are relaxed.
There is a small common room where people gathers to have a chat/drink at night. But well i would mostly recommend the place for its location, as definitely enjoyed the neighbourhood and surrondings.
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