The host is very nice. So sorry for keeping her waiting us until midnight. Thanks to her advice and help, we had a great time in Kyoto. The most impressed thing is when we checked out and left in the morning of a rainy day, she watched us leaving until we disappeared from her sight. It reminded me of my grandma and deeply touched me. Thanks. ☺️☺️ありがとうございます
2016年9月入住 4 晚
Friendly host and comfortable stay”
The hosts are friendly , they gave us a lift to Kyoto station on a typhoon day . They are so thoughtful and considerate, i am so touched by their kindness .
Rooms are clean , no room service is provided during the stay , but we were managed to keep the room clean and tidy . Open kitchen allowed us to have some cooking which was a great fun while travelling .
Hostel is near to many transporation routes , with around 30 minutes to Kyoto station . It's quite convenient .
Will definitely choose porta livre in the future .
Candy and Margaret
16/9 - 20/09 (2016 )
2016年5月入住 3 晚
Very clean and awesome owner”
The place is easy to find and room in we had everthing that you need to have in an apartment. Towels,water boiler,cups,hair dryer...every detail. Beddings were very clean and bed was comfortable. Wifi and shower works very well. The owner couple are so helpful and nice. In the room you have all the maps and timetables you need for travelling. Staff speaks english and does their best to make you feel comfortable, definetely recommended.
2016年4月入住 2 晚
great service and all environment are perfect.
2016年4月入住 4 晚
We booked an apartment, but it was a bit less. Kitchen ware was o.k., gas stove good but fridge was only mini bar size and outside the room, as well the micro wave and you have to share it with the other appartment on the floor.
The bathrom with toilet was very small. If you weigh 200 pounds you won't fit.
There were no beds but western matrasses. This is very much better than a Futon.
I do not like that I have to pay for fresh towels extra. And there is no room cleaning.
The dryer took 2 hours to dry, 400 Yen. Recomendation? It is just O.K.
2016年1月入住 2 晚
Porta Livre Guesthouse”
Convenient location close to subway station. Small unit, but had all the facilities we needed for 3 people. Mrs Konda was very hospitable and kind, providing lots of transport and sightseeing information.
2015年11月入住 2 晚
Value for Money Stay”
Location,Hospitality & Quite
Overall, it was a perfect stay for a family.We enjoyed the hospitality of the owner.Geographically,perfect stay to cover Kyoto in 2 days.
2015年11月入住 3 晚
very nice lady, she was very kind to offer us the ride to train station.
DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL!!! Over priced !! Beware !! We booked for 3 nights but used only one night !!! couldn't stay in this place,so dirty, very bad hygiene, Not as easy to locate, our room was at 3rd floor without elevator with narrow staircases, couple of old and dirty mattresses were laid on the floor without cover no bed, the entire place needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Ms. gave us couple of very worn cover sheets and pillow cases. The futon cover was so dirty we had to remove the cover and used the futon without any cover on. There was only one ! very very old & small not sure cleaned towel for 2 of us, and she said if we need more towel there will be extra 100 yen charge.The bathroom wasn't cleaned for a while that we noticed dust on the bathtub. There were no extra tooth brushes nor toiletries. There was a used hair comb maybe left over from previous guests. this place needs major renovation and new furniture to be habitable. We won't recommend this place at this condition.
2015年11月入住 2 晚
Very good choice for a stay in Kyoto!”
Price, Comfort, Location
Had a very nice two-night stay here—the apartment was clean, decently-sized with two very comfortable futons, everything you might need to cook, nice shower/bath with good heat and water pressure, lots of information about getting around Kyoto, and so on. Also a very convenient location, just a four minute walk from Saiin station, which is only two stops away from right downtown. Mrs. Konda was extremely kind and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Great deal for the price, too. Would definitely stay here again!