8.7
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Housekeeping85
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8.6
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 520 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Ueno Park 1.14 km
Sensoji Temple 1.65 km
Asakusa 1.75 km
Tokyo Skytree 2.99 km
Ginza 5.77 km
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 7.56 km
Tokyo Tower 7.74 km
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks 8.82 km
Meiji Jingu Shrine 8.94 km
Shibuya Crossing 10.06 km
Nearby landmarks
Uguisudani Train Station 230 m
Hosho-ji Temple 230 m
Ono Terusaki Shrine 230 m
Motomishima Shrine 270 m
Iriya Asagao Matsuri 280 m
Iriya Subway Station 360 m
G-BALLER 400 m
Catholic Church Ueno 410 m
Shikian 490 m
Tokyo National Museum Museum Shop 500 m
Oakhostel Zen

"Staff quite friendly and have many amenities to borrow at reception desk."

Rawisara - December 13, 2019

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Oakhostel Zen

3-3-3 Negishi, Taito-ku,, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan, 110-0003 - See map
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Exceptional service
9.1 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 91% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.9 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.9 room quality and comfort

There are loads of supermarket, convenience stores, and cheap restaurants nearby, so you will never have to worry about food.

Olivia | January 17, 2020

This hostel however, offers a family room with attached bathroom and toilet at a very good price.

Olivia | January 17, 2020

I highly recommend this and would like to stay again if I bring my family/ groups of 4 to Tokyo.

Lydia | May 26, 2019

The hostel very comfortable, cleanliness, very convinces to go market and train station.

Nurul | October 3, 2018

it was a nice stay and I would still recommend this hostel if you're around Tokyo.

Regine | April 23, 2019

The staff is also friendly and nice and can communicate in English very well.

Regine | April 23, 2019

  • 240 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

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Value for money9.0
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportHaneda Airport (HND)
Distance to airport19.7 km

Rooms available at Oakhostel Zen

8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 10 single beds
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Semi-Double Room
Semi-Double Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
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[Shared Bathroom] Shared Female Dormitory (1 of 16 Beds)
[Shared Bathroom] Shared Female Dormitory (1 of 16 Beds)
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Oakhostel Zen?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at Oakhostel Zen?

Oakhostel Zen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Oakhostel Zen

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "It was so cheap for the whole family."

    Lydia

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    May 26, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff is nice and reply your email."

    Lydia

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    May 26, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "I am very pleased with the hostel."

    CHRYSLENE

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    December 2, 2019

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9.1/10
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8.7
Excellent
1,993 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.6
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Room is so big and clean and bed is comfortable.
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More about Oakhostel Zen

More about Oakhostel Zen

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Oakhostel Zen is ideally situated in Ueno; one of the city's most popular locales. The city center is merely away and the airport can be reached within 50 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Oakhostel Zen also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Tokyo. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, vending machine.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Oakhostel Zen is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Tokyo.

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Food & Dining
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"All in all, a very recommended place to stay!"

Olivia

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January 17, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
AZRON from Malaysia
Couple
Semi-Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Oakhostel Zen, Uguisudani was THE BEST stay for me in Tokyo! I really enjoyed my stay there! <3”

I'm Azron from Malaysia. Been there with my wife for 6D5N (25-30Nov2018) in room 311 - semi double room. I found that Oakhostel Zen is valur for money. I love the location since it is not far from Uguisudani Train Station and near to some convenience stores which make it easier for me to buy things if needed. The hostel is very clean and I feel very comfortable during my stay. The staffs are fluent in English which make the communication becomes more easier between customers and staffs. The facilities there are quite good. I will definitely recommend this stay to my family and friends. Thank you Oakhostel Zen - Uguisudani. Keep up the good work and service. Hope that we will meet again later. Thank you from Malaysia. Arigato Gozaimasu!

Reviewed December 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceeded expectations!”

For a budget hostel, Oakhostel Zen really exceeded expectations! I am usually too lazy to be bothered to write reviews online, unless they are exceptionally horrible or exceptionally fantastic. In this case, I must say my stay was extremely pleasant and exceeded my expectations! Plenty of amenities and ample shower/toilet space so there's no need to queue for bathrooms. Also the entire area, especially the bathrooms, is kept very clean (and I am a clean-freak, so you know for sure it is CLEAN when I say it is). the common dining area is also spacious and homely. perfect for chilling with friends. for such good service, it is definitely worth my money. will definitely return here!

Reviewed February 08, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Chen from Taiwan
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Good Location, Friendly Staff, Love!!!”

The Oakhostel Zen have a good location, 3 mins from JR station, from JR to hostel have two stores, it’s very easy to buy food/drink when back to hostel. The staffs are friendly, helpful, always keep smile!! Just like home ! The space is also good, double bed room is bigger than 3 stars hotel in Tokyo! Everything is clean! I feel good and will come back again!!!!

Reviewed March 03, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Nicole from United States
Couple
Semi-Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Very clean hostel”

We loved staying at Oakhostel Zen. This is my second time staying here and I will return. It is in a quite area but very close to both metro and JR line. Very clean rooms and bathrooms. Very polite staff! Love the beer vending in the lobby:)

Reviewed November 02, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Man from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

very nice hostel”

This is a very nice hostel. I surely would recommend it to other. If I visit tokyo again, i would definitely consider to stay here again. Thx Oakhostel Zen!

Reviewed March 04, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
peichi from Taiwan
Couple
Semi-Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Hostel name should be changed as "World of Facilities"!”

Located in Ueno, one of the best areas to stay for travellers. There are many options around to explore in short time like Ueno Park hosting many national and art museums, natural sources and even a zoo. We were so lucky that we were able to see an exhibition to see the paintings of Van Gogh, Monet, Modigliani, Picasso. Munch and a fish contest. Hostel is neighbour of convenience stores Family Mart and 7-Eleven and also very close to metro station to stroll in the city. First of all we would like to thank all the staff for being helpful and cheerful from check-in to check-out time. Front desk personnels are all friendly. House keepers cleaned our semi-double room every day and gave us very traditional Japanese garment Kimono to wear in the room. Room is clean enough and has main stuff you may need such as fridge, hair dryer, tv., towels etc. You can also ask for or rent other goods. Hostel also offers a very well equipped shared kitchen for the guests. You can get your stuff and cook as long as you follow the rules for others’ convenience. It is also possible to grab complimentary coffee or tea from the kitchen. Hostel has even a vending machine to get an cold beverage in the lobby. The lobby is traditionlly designed charming you to have a sit and has two computers for public use. You can find leaflets and useful files prepared by management giving ideas what to do and what to eat in Tokyo. In general, hostel looks clean, convenient and safe.

Reviewed December 13, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Nicole from Singapore
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Value for money, exceed expectation”

Stayed at the family room at the 3rd floor, although no lift, still manageable. Room is so big and clean and bed is comfortable. Price is very cheap at $116 per night. We also use the shared kitchen which is clean. Staff are friendly. Need to climb a flight of stairs from train station and walk about 5 to 10 min to reach. Is at the main line just one station after ueno. We took a bus from hotel to the asakusa temple. Will stay here again if we visit tokyo again.

Reviewed December 20, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Renz from Philippines
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

The best hostel in Tokyo”

Location, cleanliness, excellent customer service

This is probably the most value for money hostel in Tokyo. The staff are friendly and know how to handle customer's needs despite the lack of manpower, especially during peak hours. The hostel is kept clean all the time. Wifi is fast and reliable. The location is perfect as it is close to Yamanote line (Uguisudani station), hence, no line transfer if you prefer going around Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku and Ueno. The only thing they need to improve is their hot shower which is hard to blend the hot and cold water, and at times the water temperature was fluctuating. Other than that, this hostel is almost perfect and would love to stay here again!

Reviewed January 26, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Alison from Canada
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in May 2014

Fantastic hostel, highly recommended”

Brand new, great staff, and value for money

This fantastic hostel is really like a small hotel. It is very new, extremely clean, and the rooms are spacious by Japanese standards. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location just 3 minutes walk to a JR station is great. We had booked in one of the Khaosan hostels but it was so awful we left after one night and moved to Oakhostel. We loved it and extended our stay to stay there for 8 days. I highly recommend this hostel.

Reviewed May 27, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Nithipatch from Thailand
Couple
Semi-Double Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2016

It's a good hotel”

Oakhostel Zen is suit for both group and couple who need to save money because it has a big kitchen to cooking for ourselves and it's location is near both JR Station and Subway that make it easy to pick a train ticket.

Reviewed January 05, 2017
8.7
Excellent
chee from Malaysia
Business traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

very good in location, facilities, price.”

i love d location, just crossing one main street reach uguisudani south gate station, facilities exactly like 3 hotel not hostel, n the stuffs speak fluent in english very helpful n talkative,

In overall i can say value n worth for money, just few minutes walk crossing main street already reach station (south exist), d inner building design just let me feel comfortable with modern design especially the front desk area n kitchen i just love it, i just stay one night before going back to Malaysia, sharing bathroom just great no complaint, i love d toilet bowl fully automatic, room reasonable space with luggage storage room inside that's surprising me , got tv , hair dryer , n etc, i m so regreat my previous 6 night in tokyo with others hostel , i will come back zen hostel just wait for me.

Reviewed November 15, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Rebekah from United States
Group
Semi-Double Room
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

Best location, amazing service”

I've stayed at several Guest Houses throughout Tokyo and while they were all very nice, Oak Zen was above and beyond. How you ask? The tiny details. Vending machines with Strong Zero in the lobby. Room cleaning daily (what?!) -- and very close to JR line. Will 100% stay here again.

Reviewed February 14, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Mercedes from Mexico
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in March 2018

Exceptional”

Great option to stay in Tokyo! Very close to a JR train station. The staff was helpful. You can rent a towel for 100 yen for your whole stay, and if you want to change the towel you'll have to pay the fee again. In the 6 nights I stayed there not even once they changed my bed sheets even though they will change the sheets in the other beds of the dormitory, I found it odd. Overall, it's a good place to stay. There are a lot of convinience stores and restaurants nerby. Also Ueno park is a short walk away.

Reviewed April 24, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Arceli from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Best hostel I stayed in Tokyo”

It's a really really nice hostel. Rooms are clean, bathrooms have amenities, free use of hairdryer and it has a beautiful lobby. Only con is you would have to walk a few mins from the nearest station and there are only a few attractions in Ueno as compared to other parts of Tokyo. But if you have a JR pass, that wouldn't be a problem.

Reviewed May 10, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
siti from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

Superb”

This is my 2nd time in Tokyo and I love this hostel so much. It is clean,neat,smell good. I stayed in female dorm but it was perfect. All quest follow the rules so they keep quite surinv sleep time. Kitchen with free tea and coffee. And everything is there if you want to make your own food. I will come back to this hostel when Im in Tokyo. And for someone who read review first before making a book, dont hesitate.the location is perfect for jr pass user. and follow ths instruction (they provide licture as well) how to get here and you wont get lost

Reviewed November 28, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Regine from Philippines
Business traveler
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good for light travellers”

The room is very spacious and they have a nice comfy bed, they also have great amenities, better than most hostels around Tokyo like slippers, mini refrigerator, bath tub, desk, clothes rack, and even a fabric deodorizer. The staff is also friendly and nice and can communicate in English very well. The only thing that bothered us a bit is that the picture was a bit misleading for the room we booked which was the double room. We initially booked it because of the big window and we picked that over the private toilet that the other one is offering (Semi-double) but in reality, not every double room has that big window and we ended up in a room with the same look as the semi-double but with a shared bathroom. So maybe we could've just gotten the semi-double room instead. other than that, it was a nice stay and I would still recommend this hostel if you're around Tokyo.

Reviewed April 23, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Wantiwa from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

Good location, quiet, I would recommend this for everyone”

I have been staying here for 4 nights and feeling comfortable. The location is great with just not far from Uguisudani Jr station which is in JR Yamanote line. You can easily access to Ueno and there is very near Familymart open 24 hours just a short walk from hostel. I will stay here again next time I will be in Tokyo :)

Reviewed June 12, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Damoon from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Convenient location and comfy beds”

Hostel is located in Ueno which is one of the major JR and metro interchanges in Tokyo. The bed was comfortable and the capsule style arrangement is great. The staff were accommodating. Deserving of its high rating!

Reviewed April 15, 2019
6.3
Good
Melina from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Second Time with Oakhostel, Will Choose Them Again”

Cleanliness, Spaciousness and Staff

My second time at Oakhostel Zen was great. I choose the female 16-bed dorm, compared to the 10-bed from my first time and was pleasantly surprised at how much space there was available for each of the guest despite having to contain 16 females. The communal kitchen was adequately equipped with utensils for guests and the lobby was nice as well. The WiFi network was quite unstable at the 16-bed female dorm, as compared to my previous experience in the 10-bed dorm, maybe because too many people were using it all at the same time. The network though unstable posed no major problems. Will opt for Oakhostel again in Tokyo when I'm on a considerable budget.

Reviewed December 16, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
JINSU from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Great Place in Tokyo”

Kindness people, clean facility, location

It was very wonderful for me. this hostel is really good location nearby Ueno. close to Ueno Park, Tokyo national museum and etc.

Reviewed June 11, 2014
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