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Hostel Zen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A great find in a busy city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hostel Zen was a lovely hostel near the Chinatown area of Yokohama. If you don't mind trudging up 5 flights of stairs, you won't be disappointed. The rooms are ryokan style, with straw matting and a roll down mattress. There is a pretty roof garden to sit in and breakfast is served by delightful staff the next day. Really good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicole K
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lobito, Angola
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

We were looking for a budget hostel in Yokohama, and we found the Hostel Zen.
It is very well located, near China town and close to most of Yokohama points of interest.

We booked on the internet and had a small picture of the room we would have (quite realistic)
But the room we booked wasn't the "redesigned" ones that you can see on the internet site.
There is one building with redesigned rooms, and... another building, close to the first one but not so good looking.

Then we encountered some problems :
To have access to the living room (in our building), we needed to struggle with the "concierge" to have the door open (because our room was too small to have a dinner inside)
On the second night we had people shouting in the corridors during hours...

I wouldn't recommend this place, or be sure that you'll be placed in the 'redesigned rooms"...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Stayed over the weekend travelling down from shinjuku tokyo.

Location of hostel is quite close to ishikawa chi JR line which is also close to Chinatown and Yokohama International Terminal.

Down sides
Reception is at fifth floor but there are no elevators. There is no free internet or wifi. The room was small but that was expected in Japan.

Up sides
Very good base for people who wish to clear Yokohama as it is within walking distance of Chinatown and Motomachi. I would advise visiting Yokohama JR station area before heading back to the hoatel. This would be the path of least resiatance.

Overall, good for solo travellers with a small budget who like to walk alot.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hostel Zen
Address: 3-10-5 Nakakumatsukagecho, Yokohama 231-0025, Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Yokohama > Gu
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Ranked #10 of 23 Speciality lodging in Yokohama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostel Zen 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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