Hostel was clean and modern with beautiful architecture. Nice and enjoyable place with a great atmosphere. Great location close markets, boutique stores, restaurants, department stores and Kyoto attractions. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and to give us an authentic Japanese experience. We stayed in a private room with a bathroom, and it was the best value accommodation during our entire trip. The breakfast was so convenient in the morning. Laundry was very well equipped and reasonably priced. We hired bikes and spent a day exploring. It’s so safe riding around Kyoto. This has to be one of the very best hostels in the world. Has to be experienced. Can't recommend it enough.