Good location near the bus terminal (10 minute walk across the river, so not too near). The lodge rooms are reasonably sized. It's tatami sleeping with bean pillows etc, but there are space heaters for cool weather. The meals are good-- individual set meals, not cafeteria style. There's free tea, coffee, and internet in the lobby. Large baths upstairs still feel good after hiking or walking around. The main down-side is the noise from the halls-- easy to hear everyone else moving around in the night.