There are hundreds of places to stay in Kyoto and can be reached them through various sources. Initially, we were searching through Airbnb and found plenty of choices in our budget, but left unsatisfied due to small room sizes (so low that even luggage cannot fit). We finally found La Kyoto Guesthouse through Agoda.com and booked for 3 Nights stay.
La Kyoto Guesthouse is a simple but modern style guest house.
La Kyoto Guesthouse is located at 10-15Mins walking distance and just 1Km from Kyoto Bus/Train Station. There is no traffic or honking in and around the Guesthouse but the rather peaceful neighborhood, which surely make you fall in love with its location.
As soon as you book your stay with La Kyoto Guesthouse, the staff will email you Self-check-in instructions with check-in information beforehand. The staff is friendly and fluent in English which is an added advantage. Even if you arrive or leave after hours, you will be guided through signs and written instructions which ideally makes a better understanding.
We stayed in a Twin Studio which was very spacious and in our budget (60USD/Night) as compared to others in the same vicinity. The room was attached with mini Kitchen and clean Bathroom. The room had 2 comfortable beds, a wardrobe, a desk with PC/TV & Chair. A mini Kitchen was equipped with Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Microwave & Stove.
The bathroom is well divided into Shower area & Toilet which was quite easy to use. You get face towels, bath towels, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, hair dryer from the Guesthouse. There is also drying facility inside Shower area which was very helpful to dry our clothes overnight.
Only Kitchen utensils are rented out for 500 yen for your entire stay.
The Guesthouse has lifts which will help you get access to your room easily. Umbrellas are provided at reception as it was pouring outside during our stay. Wi-Fi is the main concern and La Kyoto Guesthouse provides super-fast Wi-Fi internet. From buying bus tickets to renting a bike or even luggage storage facility at Train station, La Kyoto Guesthouse lends you any kind of help in the best way they can.
It’s not fair to make a judgment, but La Kyoto Guesthouse is strongly recommended for comfort, budget as well as great service provided by its staff.