We had 5 people and rented 3 of the 4 units: Bamboo Suite, Sakara Room and Ninja Room. They were clean, very well equipped and comfortable. The Inn is on an authentic shopping arcade with little shops selling fish, groceries, clothes and you name it. Very cool. Its within walkable distance to Gion, Marayuma Park, Heian Shrine, the beautiful Shimbashi and Shirakawa streets, as well as Pontocho. The beds were firm, the bathrooms compact but modern. The washer/dryer combos were great, sure they take a while (like 3-4 hours) but you can put in laundry in the morning when you leave and done when you come home, or put laundry in while you go to dinner or overnight. It was a huge plus to have that. They have kitchen areas but we didn't use much. The Bamboo Suite is spacious with two big beds and storage for luggage under the beds. The Sakara Room was good for couple or couple with kids as there is loft bed. The Ninja Room will require a ladder to bed, but if you can do that, it is a great room (plus I think you get honorary Ninja status for climbing a ladder into bed).
Also, the lounge area has guidebooks and other guides, including the very helpful bus navi guide. Bus stops 1 block away and you can get just about everywhere on city buses, including Arashiyama, Silver Temple, Philosopher's Path, Kyoto Station and downtown. The young woman who helped check us in also marked down some places on large city map that was great and also pointed out some local cafes. Bamboo Izakaya just up the street was great for dinner.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sakara for groups or couples. Perfect location, clean, great amenities and authentic neighborhood.