Lively neighbourhood. Perfect location downtown Nara, in front of the station and 10 mins walk from the JR station, 5 mins walk to the main temple sight, surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Playful decorations in the lobby that really gave us the holiday feeling. Staff are very welcoming and accommodating. They go out of their way to ensure their guests feel extremely comfortable and at home. They speak very good English, are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Mixed dorm was very clean with separate bathroom for ladies and gents, powder room provided. Would definitely stay here again, no doubt. Definitely excellent value for money. Very satisfied, I strongly recommend!