We were quite disturbed by the noise the owner's kid made every early morning (like 6 or 7am) before we planned to get up and also one time in the afternoon during our afternoon nap after an exhausting day. The screaming, yelling, shouting and running around was just unbearable as we often go out for a full day and coming back to the hostel was purely for a good rest. Besides that, the place was very clean, the Japanese-style rooms were very interesting for foreigners like us. We didn't book early enough so the ensuites were full and got a room with no toliets. Actually, sharing toilets & shower was totally alright as there aren't many rooms in the building. Yet of course, because of that, we avoid drinking too much water before bedtime. The owner was very helpful & resourceful and we greatly appreciate the good service. Tips: 1) Walking distance from Kyoto Station to hostel is about 15 mins, not too far, walkable distance. 2) When you leave for Osaka international airport, you can ask the owner to help you book MK Taxi (shared cabs with others) 3,500 Yen per Person, a convenient way to go to airport. 3) There is a public bath place around the corner, 400 Yen per Person, they have hotspring tubs and there is even an outdoor tub for ladies side (but need to be naked with people of the same sex). If you go, please bring a big AND a small towel, the small towel is to wipe off afterwards before getting out to the locker place (we didn't know & ended up looking very rude). In the future, we would still consider going back to this hostel, given that next time we will stay as far as we could from the owner's floor & perhaps give it a few years until the kid is a bit older. He was totally like uncontrollable and his mom would start yelling at him sometimes...geez...
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- In our cozy and clean guesthouse in Kyoto, you will experience memorable stays in our Japanese-style room with comfortable futons and reasonable price. Convenient location for sightseeing! ... more less
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