Just stayed solo for a week, echoing what others have said: terrific value, great location, good set-up, relaxing stay. No front desk, you have a room in a shared house, you're given access code to come in when you arrive, & pick up your keys on the bulletin board. Stayed in Room2, on the 2nd floor, next to the TV room, it was near the two shared bathrooms & shared kitchen (cereal, bread/butter/jam, juice, milk); better to be on that floor with my heavy luggage. No car, did sightseeing tours that picked me up--Hub Tours, Evergreen Escapes, & Eat Adventures, and walked a lot. From downtown, I walked back to the house.
The guesthouse was clean, homey, & with fewer rooms, so it's quiet and not crowded. It was a good location--quiet, nice neighborhood, & walkable to the rose garden, restaurants, shops.
Walked up to Rose Garden; then walked to Japanese Garden, then walked trail up to Hoyt Aboretum. Walked to Sterling Coffee Roasters & Ken's Artisan Bakery--both very close; Trader Joe's two driveways away; walked to Dick's Kitchen on 21st Ave--casual, reasonable, very relaxing atmosphere.
The owner was very helpful in responding to my questions. I would highly recommend this place, can't be beat for the price.