0.35km from Ristoria GirasoleSo I’m going to start by saying something nice. The staff here is super friendly, there’s a large number of people you see working here, and they are all very kind and helpful. I’ve also stayed at the Millennials in Kyoto and the only thing I really missed was the lock on the curtain of the pods, because here you only get a (very) small safe under the bed, but it doesn’t even fit a laptop. It didn’t hold my DSRL either. They have bigger ones on the 3rd floor available, but it’s only one elevator and 10 floors, so getting there takes time! Which is unpractical to say the least. Also, unlike the Kyoto one, here everyone gets a free breakfast (and by that they mean free coffee and pastries, but hey it’s something!) The lounge and communal kitchen are great, the beds and pillows are comfortable. And the bathrooms are clean and well kept. Now let’s move on to the real problem: the rest of the guests and the hotel’s inability to make them respect the rules. When you come to hotels like this one, you obviously expect and tolerate “normal” sounds. Like people walking, organizing their stuff, sneezing, coughing, snoring, whispers or even communicating in a low voice. I can even understand an alarm because I guess some people don’t trust themselves to wake up with the hotel’s system (which personally I found very efficient). But people take calls, talk very freely in their pods or through out the corridors, they come in late at night and keep talking with their friends, giggling at a volume which ends up being annoying in this type of pods. What does the hotel do? Offer you earplugs. The hotel has no system whatsoever that prevents this type of behavior from happening, if the guests talk or scream or whatever, it really doesn’t matter, because it kept happening several times. (FYI, every time this happened, the people making loud noises were foreigners. Japanese people actually respect a lot other people’s right to sleep peacefully.) I stayed for 10 nights and I wouldn’t recommend it for more than 3 honestly. Although I had a couple of rough nights on account of this issue and I guess it could happen at any moment, so I’m not sure I would recommend it at all. It’s a shame the hotel doesn’t make sure that the guests follow through with the rules, otherwise it would really be up to the 5 stars reviews.