This hostel was very nice and well kept, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location is maybe 10mins walk from Kyoto station. The minor drawbacks were: the room didn't have a key and there were no lockers, it's nice to have that added bit of security when you're travelling with some valuables. Common kitchen, limited common room, friendly but ordinary atmosphere. The bed was comfortable, wifi was accessible from the rooms which helped for planning and I enjoyed my stay.
Had everything I needed, and not too far from the train station which makes arrival easy and skipping to Osaka or Nara simple as well. Hiring a bike and cycle around Kyoto is brilliant.
Enjoyed my stay. Location is a reasonably close walk to restaurants and social areas, and it was a good spot to explore the city from and reach transport.
This hostel really is a great experience. Not quite in Hiroshima, they are just off Miyajima Island - this is a GOOD thing. Very close to the train and ferry, Hiroshima is 30mins of train travel away for a visit, and you are right at the front of Miyajima Island - one of the most famous sights within Japan. The atmosphere at the backpackers is great fun, it worked really well. And they provide BBQs, camping and other activities. It's like a very welcoming and social club. Highly recommended.
Really appreciated the guided rundown and map on arrival. That definitely helped me make the most of my brief two day stay. Thanks very much!