was the first of a few hostels my party of 5 and I put up during our 2 week long stay in Japan.
the place, though offering free wi-fi, only allows its guests to hang around at the common area till 11pm. i presume this is because the owners themselves stay in a room just adjacent to the common area, of which this room is merely separated by a partition and thus our congregation could very well disturb them.
the room accommodates 10 people and is extremely poorly lit and crammed. the only personal space each person had was their bed and all their belongings had to be stored either underneath the bed or in a dark corner by the side which made it really a challenge whenever one had to obtain / search for something from their bag.
one of their sinks was also out, leaving only one sink available for 10 people to share, which can be quite irritating when everyone gets up together at the same time. the inn is also about a 15 - 20 minute walk away from the JR Kyoto Station, although it is serviced by a couple of buses.
overall, an okay experience, though not deserving of 3 stars.
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