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“Polite Staff, Beds with curtains, Organic Shampoo and Conditioner!”
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Oak Hostel Zen
Ranked #2 of 63 Speciality lodging in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Uwajima, Japan
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Polite Staff, Beds with curtains, Organic Shampoo and Conditioner!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I love this hostel. I stayed for a week. The beds are clean and comfortable. The aircon is amazing! I asked the staff for some direction, she printed out a map for me. You can rent a towel. The kitchen has complete amenities. They also have a laundry room. The bathrooms are clean and divided into separate doors. They have cultural activities, when I was there, they had a movie viewing event and natto eating activity. They also have free wifi, and free use of PCs.

A good place to meet people from all over the world. I made many friends!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank Shinichi H
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed here three nights in a family room before flying back home at the end of our two week trip in Japan. The guys working there were really friendly with great English; the room was large, simple but comfortable and very clean with towels, toothbrushes all provided for and replaced every day. Location is great for getting to the airport, and handily placed between a JR line and subway station to access the rest of Tokyo. Ueno park is a short walk away, although there aren't that many great restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Would definitely recommend although if you're looking for a hostel with more character or a Japanese feel this may not be for you

  • Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank Katie E
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed 2 nights at Oak Hostel Zen and love it is a newly opend hostel with modern facilities. It is 5 mins walking distance to the metro station. The area is quiet, but easy to access to everywhere in Tokyo. The hostel also offers regular cultural activity and we absolutely enjoyed participating it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank PalomaMeng
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

It is a very nice option in Tokyo! New bedrooms and new bathrooms! The staff are very friendly! You can buy train tickets or train and metro tickets for one day running near the hotel in the train station for a very nice price! There is an 24 hours store very close to the hotel! I would stay in this hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

When I searched for this hotel in Google Maps, the first hit was the similarly named Oak Hotel. Both this Oak Hostel Zen and Oak Hotel are quite close to Ueno, so (without investigating further) I assumed they were the same place. Turns out I was wrong, and I spent a good extra 30 minutes getting to the other place. Don't make this mistake. The hostel itself is well furnished with free wifi, clean toilets, showers, kitchen area, and a decent amount of space around the beds to unpack a suitcase. Staff were friendly and helpful. One fairly major annoyance for me was the lack of hot water. I tried numerous times throughout the morning to have a shower but the hot water ran out withing about 30 seconds each time. Hostel is conveniently located in Uguisudani which is on the Yamanote line. If you are coming from the airport the quickest option is the Skyliner (rather than the Narita Express).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank Andrew D
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Sendai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Provide clean and reasonable prices room/ bed. Best service would be the shared-room/ dormitory style allowing single traveller to stay overnight for a reasonable price. However, wifi internet in the room didn't seem to be working. Probably someone occupied the internet. The Staffs was friendly.

A local BBQ along the way to ugusuidani station( a station away from ueno) is a must try, delicious local style BBQ,70yen per stick.

Stayed June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

In Tokyo for 2 nights and I booked for Oak Zen Because of they good reviews and it did not disappoint.

Initially I had some difficulty in locating the place, but finally could after some help. The place is located conveniently next to a Family Mart. The only down side was that you'd have to walk through what seemed like a chain of dodgy love hotels at the back alley of the train station before reaching the main road to get to the place.

I booked a single bed female dormitory and it was exceptionally spacious for baggage too. The toilets were really clean, be it the one in my room or the communal one ( though the water temperature in the communal one was just slightly difficult to adjust ).

Overall, the space was really clean and new and of course the staff there were really helpful when I checked out and needed directions to my next destination, he printed out directions and all for me and I really appreciate it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Jo'di K
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Property: Oak Hostel Zen
Address: 3-3-3 Negishi, Taito 110-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Ranked #2 of 63 Speciality lodging in Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Oak Hostel Zen 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hostel within walking distance of Ueno Park in Yanaka, a popular old-style Japanese temple town, where travelers from all over the world can gather. Here we provide a clean and relaxed place to stay. ... more   less 
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