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ZEN Hostel

Within easy reach of Shiga Kogen Ski Area

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
€60

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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm - Bathroom Shower
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3031 Hirao, Yamanouchi, 3840401, Japan
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Very chill, run by nice people

    Jan 9, 2020

  • Enjoyed our stay at Zen hostel. The staff was attentive and helpful in planning…

    Nov 8, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 guestrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Multilingual staff

What’s around

  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 9 min walk
  • Nishimiya Shrine - 1 min walk
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 3 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 4 min walk
  • Yumiya Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Shibu - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Twin Room, Japanese Futon
  • Basic Triple Room, Japanese Futon
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Japanese Futon
  • Basic Suite, Japanese Futon

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 9 min walk
  • Nishimiya Shrine - 1 min walk
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 3 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 4 min walk
  • Yumiya Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Shibu - 7 min walk
  • Heiwakannon - 11 min walk
  • Shibuyu Bridge - 18 min walk
  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 21 min walk
  • Onsen-ji Temple - 24 min walk
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 16 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 30 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 45 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 4 min walk
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3031 Hirao, Yamanouchi, 3840401, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 5 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. 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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

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 accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Also known as

  • ZEN Hostel Yamanouchi
  • ZEN Yamanouchi
  • ZEN Hostel Yamanouchi
  • ZEN Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • ZEN Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Yamanouchi

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FAQs

  • Yes, ZEN Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Asashinaya (4-min walk), Goen (5-min walk), and JIN (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. ZEN Hostel also has a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice on a budget

    Cheap, clean, friendly staff, lots of trust, good breakfast

    Jon, 1 night family trip, May 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value and attention to details from the hist

    It was a great stay! Everything that you could need was provided! Very friendly environment both the staff and the guest! Special Kudos to Maya who manages the hostel very professionally and welcoming. She provided very useful information as well as the gentleman that was also there!

    luis, 1 night trip, Apr 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay in Yamanouchi!

    Zen Hostel is in a neat, old, traditional Japanese building. The lounge overlooks a pretty Japanese garden which can be viewed through the giant windows making it seem like you are outside. The walls throughout the hostel are adorned with nice photos from around the world. The floor in my private room was covered by beautiful tatami mats on which a futon is placed for sleeping. The futon was a little thin for sleeping on my side (boney hips) but was otherwise comfortable. Everything is clean. The heaters provided kept the room as toasty as I needed but the common spaces are pretty cold so bring warm jammies in the winter for the trip to the restroom. I don't consider this a negative for this hostel as I found it is normal for there to be cold common spaces in places in the low budget range (I wouldn't know about the fancy hotels in Japan). The staff were super nice and speak English. The breakfast options were yummy and reasonable at 600 yen. The dinner menu is limited but my curry was good. The location is perfect, just 5 minutes walk to the bus and train station and close to all restaurants. I definitely recommend this place!

    holly, 2 night trip, Jan 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Clean hotel, but wifi is slow and too far from metro or JR station

    Nelson, 1 night trip, Dec 2, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Le personnel est très accueillant, l’hotel Est très calme et d’une parfaite propreté. Notre chambre était très spacieuse, avec un petit balcon charmant.

    1 night trip, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    スタッフは良い。チェックインの際、利用についての説明をペーパーに基づいてしてくれるので安心。ドミトリーは22時消灯。個室シャワーに脱衣かごがあれば便利と思う。

    Suma, 1 night trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    スタッフは良い。チェックインの際、ペーパーに基づいて説明があるので利用に安心できる。ドミトリーの消灯は22時。シャワー個室に脱衣かごがあればより便利と思う。湯田中駅から約5分で近い。駅に近い所にコンビニエンスストアがある。

    Suma, 1 night trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    ゆっくり寛げます

    ラウンジにある薪ストーブが最高です 歩いて3分ほどの場所にある、よろずやのお風呂に割引で入れるのも素晴らしいです。 スタッフの方はみなさんフレンドリーですし、朝食もおいしかったです

    1 night trip, Nov 23, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night trip with friends, Jul 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Fook Wai, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 4, 2019

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