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Oak Hostel Zen

2-star2 stars
3-3-3 NegishiTaitou, TokyoTokyo-to110-0003Japan

Within easy reach of Ueno Park
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Great room
Very comfortable
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Oak Hostel Zen

from €42
  • Single Room
  • Semi-Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Family Room (4 beds)
  • Shared Female Dormitory (10 Single Beds)
  • Shared Female Dormitory (16 Beds)
  • Mixed Dormitory (8 occupancy)
  • Male Dormitory (8 occupancy)

What’s around Oak Hostel Zen


  • In Taito
  • Ueno Park - 6 min walk
  • Sensoji Temple - 23 min walk
  • Tokyo Sky Tree - 41 min walk
  • Tokyo National Museum - 12 min walk
  • Ueno Zoo - 16 min walk
  • Ameyoko Shopping Street - 19 min walk
  • Asakusa Shrine - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Tokyo (HND-Haneda) - 26 min drive
  • Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Tokyo Uguisudani Station - 4 min walk
  • Tokyo Ueno Station - 16 min walk
  • Tokyo Nippori Station - 17 min walk
  • Iriya Station - 5 min walk
  • Minowa Station - 17 min walk
  • Inaricho Station - 17 min walk

About Oak Hostel Zen

Modern hostel with dorms and private rooms near Ueno Park

5 minutes to the metro

Oak Hostel Zen is in the Negishi district of Taito Ward, 4 minutes on foot from Uguisudani Train Station, and 5 from Iriya Metro Station. You'll also be a 10-minute walk east of Yanaka, a traditional area where many old temples and a sense of history have survived.

Short walk to Ueno Park

It's a 10-minute walk to Ueno Park, one of Tokyo's most popular attractions. As well as the Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, an artificial lake, and a zoo, it's home to 5 museums, including the National Museum of Western Art and the Tokyo National Museum, the oldest and largest in Japan.

Kitchen, vending machines

You can relax in the lounge, or fix up a quick bite using the communal microwave and store leftovers in the provided refrigerator. You'll also have a coin-operated laundry, and there are lockers available, as well as vending machines for drinks and snacks.

Free WiFi throughout

Accommodation includes single-sex or mixed dormitories, or as private rooms, and free WiFi is available in each one. Some private rooms have bathrooms, while most facilities are shared, and slippers, traditional yukata robes, and toiletries are all provided.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 1 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Oak Hostel Zen’s small print

Also known as

  • Oak Hostel Zen
  • Oak Hostel Zen Tokyo
  • Oak Zen
  • Oak Zen Hostel
  • Oak Zen Tokyo
  • Oak Hostel Zen Tokyo, Japan


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective January 1, 2017. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-300 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 292 reviews

Oak Hostel Zen
Is a very basic hostel...
Poh Ling, sgOther trip
Oak Hostel Zen
Excellent Hostel
Second stay here, staff are friendly and helpful. Impeccably clean rooms and good size for a hostel. The local area is quiet but only a short walk from the main train line. Will definitely stay again.
Aaron, au3 night trip
Oak Hostel Zen
Nice and clean space with cool staff.
The hostel was very nice and clean. All the facilities and rooms were well kept and clean. The staff were also very nice and cool people. The room I stayed in was spacious and very clean. One thing to say is that this is not a partying hostel. Everyone goes to sleep at night and the lobby is definitely not for late night drinking. With that said, I would still recommend this place to anyone going to Tokyo.
Anthony, us1 night trip
Oak Hostel Zen
Very Good8.0
Cheap, Clean, Close to station
I was just looking for a place to crash for one night. After wading through the love hotels I found this place. It was clean, near the station (4minute walk), staff was very helpful and the price was very cheap. I'll definitely go back if I need a place to crash again.
Jason, jp1 night trip
Oak Hostel Zen
Great little place. Clean and comfortable. Great kitchen and close to transport. Would definitely book again!
Stephanie, us2 night trip

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