If you are staying off-peak season, this place is great. We stayed 4 nights in a private twin room with tatami mats and futons. The room was very spacious and had AC. There are dorms as well. The one room I would not recommend is on the first floor right next to the showers and kitchen, I can imagine it gets noisy, but if you just need a place to crash, no problems.
During our whole stay there were probably 5-6 guests total coming and going and I never experienced a line for the bathroom, though if it's high tourist season I imagine it would be an issue. The noise level was fine. If you need absolute quiet, you should probably not be at a hostel/guesthouse in the first place. For longer term stay, might not be the best since you can't cook in the kitchen.
The best aspect was the staff-- when we arrived a little later than our projected arrival time (but still before check-in time), the staff left us a welcome note on the porch and a map with directions to a festival happening that afternoon. You are able to lock your luggage with a cable on the porch so you can leave it there and come back to check in. Japan is one of the safest countries I've traveled to (we're talking Japanese women use their purses to save seats on the train kind of safe). Both owners provided us with plenty of information about local events and even looked up information when they did not have the answer.
Great experience. Good location-- close to train station 10-15 walking. 7 minute walk to nearby Gojo subway stop which through simple transfers can connect you to places like Gion.
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