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1 room, 2 adults

Oak Hostel Zen

2-star2 stars
3-3-3 Negishi, Taitou, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 110-0003, Japan

Within easy reach of Ueno Park
  • Free WiFi
  • excellent staff. nice and tidy and easy to find plenty of roomMar 5, 2020
  • Room is outdated, really difficult to get connected with wifi as they create complicated…Dec 31, 2019

Oak Hostel Zen

  • [Private Bathroom] Semi Double Room
  • [Shared Bathroom] Double Room
  • [Shared Bathroom] Twin Room
  • [Private Bathroom] Family Room (4 Beds)
  • [Shared Bathroom] Shared Female Dormitory (1 of 10 Beds)
  • [Shared Bathroom] Shared Female Dormitory (1 of 16 Beds)
  • [Shared Bathroom] Female/ Male Mixed Dormitory (1 of 8 Beds)
  • [Shared Bathroom] Shared Male Dormitory (1 of 8 Beds)

What’s around Oak Hostel Zen


  • In Taito
  • Ueno Park - 10 min walk
  • Sensō-ji Temple - 23 min walk
  • University of Tokyo - 27 min walk
  • Akihabara Electric Town - 34 min walk
  • Tokyo Sky Tree - 42 min walk
  • Tokyo National Museum - 12 min walk
  • Ueno Zoo - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Haneda Airport (HND) - 38 min drive
  • Uguisudani Station - 4 min walk
  • Ueno Station - 16 min walk
  • Nippori Station - 16 min walk
  • Iriya Station - 5 min walk
  • Minowa Station - 16 min walk
  • Inaricho Station - 18 min walk

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

* 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
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

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

Oak Hostel Zen’s small print

Also known as

  • Oak Hostel Zen
  • Oak Hostel Zen Tokyo
  • Oak Hostel Zen Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Oak Hostel Zen Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tokyo
  • 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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Mandatory fees

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

  • The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. Guests are not required to pay the city tax when travel stay dates are between July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

FAQs for Oak Hostel Zen

  • Does Oak Hostel Zen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Oak Hostel Zen does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Oak Hostel Zen?
    This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Oak Hostel Zen?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Oak Hostel Zen?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 12:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Oak Hostel Zen?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Konakichi Udon (4-min walk), DOUTOR (5-min walk), and Sasa-no-yuki (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 179 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good stay for a family of 5
Overall, it is good value for money. OK place to stay in Tokyo for a family. We were traveling with the kids so got a private room which was very spacious so we give points for that. Is walking distance from the train station and easy to find. There are nice ramen restaurants, sushi bars and convenience stores right around the corner. However, traveling with kids, we would reconsider staying here as it turned out to be close to the National museum and a park but far from the centre -we definitely underestimated the traveling time. If we come back we’d probably look to stay in other neighbourhoods with more action such as Ueno or Asakusa. Also, the floor of the room was dirty (our socks turned grey whilst walking in the room) and internet in the room never worked although the staff tried to help.
Zugey, sg3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff and nice hostel
Clean hostel and friendly staff. Convenient location. and Wi-Fi connection was good. I lived in the dom and some people made noise at night or early in the morning which was disturbing.
hk8 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Friendly staff and welcoming environment.
The hostel is clean and well managed. Facilities are good for a comfortable stay. Just the dom's door makes quite a large noise when it closes. It is rather disturbing at night whenever people come in and out. Wifi in the room does not work (not sure if it is location problem) but lobby and kitchen have good connections.
as3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Stinky dorm room
Lobby was so nice but I was quite stunned with smell in the dorm once I opened the door for a very little second. The outside of room was great but the inside should be well maintained. One reason that I would take me there for next stay is only location.
Anusorn, th1 night trip
Good 6.0
I am quite disappointed for this hostel. When I booked a Shared Female Dormitory, I did not expect I have to share bathroom with men. All Female, Men and Mix Dormitory are on the same floor sharing only 2 bathing room which is clearly not enough. And the staff started cleaning from around 9am despite the check-out time is 10am. I feel really uncomfortable when a male staff walked into the female toilet when I was brushing my teeth and he even did not say anything such as "Excuse me" or "sorry" before came in. He just came in and start washing towers next to me. I understand hostel is about casual and no service, but at least I request some basic manners which is why I will not choose this and their other hostels next time.
hk1 night trip
Good 6.0
Is a very basic hostel...
Poh Ling, sg3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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 romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Very Good 8.0
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 business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great little place. Clean and comfortable. Great kitchen and close to transport. Would definitely book again!
Stephanie, usRomance trip

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