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Hostel Zen
Hostel Zen
a wooden bench sitting on top of a wooden deck, Hostel Zen in Yokohama
Interior view, Hostel Zen in Yokohama
Interior view, Hostel Zen in Yokohama
two beds in a room with a window, Hostel Zen in Yokohama
a bedroom with a bed and a dresser, Hostel Zen in Yokohama

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6.6

Good

225 reviews

225 reviews

Housekeeping3
Breakfast1
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6.9

Good

Location rating score

Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Yamate 214ban Residence

370 m

Yokohama Kyoritsugakuen School Building

380 m

Empeimon

380 m

Ishikawachō Station

310 m

Popular landmarks
Yokohama Chinatown

750 m

Yamashita Park

1.2 km

Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

1.5 km

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

1.6 km

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
Home of a Diplomat

390 m

Yamate Italian Garden

410 m

Diplomat's House

440 m

Bluff No.18

440 m

Braph 18ban Residence

440 m

Hostel Zen

3-10-5 Matsukage-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, 231-0025 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Yokohama part of Yokohama, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Yokohama Chinatown. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

270 meters to public transportation

710 meters to Yokohama Chinatown

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Laundry service

Smoking area

Hygiene Plus

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Kitchen

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Yokohama are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.1
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportHaneda Airport (HND)
Distance to airport17.7 km

Rooms available at Hostel Zen

"Annex/Private room for peace of mind" [Without me
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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[Main building/Reliable private room] Semi-double
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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[Main building/Reliable private room] Japanese-sty
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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[Main building] Art room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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[Main building/Reliable private room] Japanese-sty
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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"Annex / safe private room" [stay without meals] t
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-Style Comfort Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 futons
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Double Room with Small Double Bed and Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 futons
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Economy Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hostel Zen?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Hostel Zen?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Yokohama with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Hostel Zen?

Hostel Zen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hostel Zen?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Ishikawachō Station, 300 m away from Hostel Zen.

What restaurants are nearby Hostel Zen?

Hostel Zen’s neighborhood is Yokohama which includes popular restaurants such as Yoshimuraya, bills and Hungry Tiger.

What popular shopping places are close to Hostel Zen?

Located in the Yokohama area, Hostel Zen is close to great shopping choices like Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street, Yokohama World Porters and MARK IS Minatomirai.

What are popular attractions near Hostel Zen?

Hostel Zen is located in Yokohama area, which is famous for attractions such as Yokohama Chinatown, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hostel Zen?

Hostel Zen is located within Yokohama, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including sleep, Yokohama Pool Center and Tokyo Strawberry Park.

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What people love about Hostel Zen

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Hostel Zen is very nice, ver clear and good located."

    Karolina

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    June 4, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Location excellent, round the corner from the metro and a supermarket, Chinatown a 10 min walk away."

    Zillah

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    October 15, 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "The room and toilet are cleaned."

    Ong

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    November 5, 2022

Overall rating:

6.6

Good
212 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
5.6
Location
6.9
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More about Hostel Zen

More about Hostel Zen

Hostel Zen

Enjoy all that Yokohama has with a stay at Hostel Zen, with its convenient location close to the city center. The hostel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Enjoy all that Hostel Zen has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Yokohama is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hostel. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.


Dining and things to do

A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Hostel Zen. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Yokohama has to offer! Be sure to visit Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse located 1.5 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Yokohama. A great museum trip can be had at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama located 1.8 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 84% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 83% of them for food and dining.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

5 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
  • Slippers
  • TV

Location

3-10-5 Matsukage-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, 231-0025
Good
Location

6.9

Airports
  • Haneda Airport (HND)
    17.7 km 24 min drive
  • Narita International Airport (NRT)
    77.6 km 1.2 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Ishikawachō Station
    310 m
  • Isezaki Chojamachi Subway Station
    650 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Gojo Dental Clinic
    1.1 km
Shopping
  • Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street
    1.1 km
Convenience store
  • Family Mart
    180 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    570 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Yokohama Chinatown
    750 m
  • Yamashita Park
    1.2 km
  • Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
    1.5 km
  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
    1.6 km
  • Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
    1.9 km
  • Yokohama Landmark Tower
    1.9 km
  • Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
    2.3 km
  • Sankeien Gardens
    2.9 km
  • Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
    8.3 km
  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    11.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ishikawachō Station
    310 m
  • Yamate 214ban Residence
    370 m
  • Yokohama Kyoritsugakuen School Building
    380 m
  • Empeimon
    380 m
  • Home of a Diplomat
    390 m
  • Yamate Italian Garden
    410 m
  • Diplomat's House
    440 m
  • Bluff No.18
    440 m
  • Braph 18ban Residence
    440 m
  • BAYSTORE NAIYA
    460 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that breakfast is served at 7 am – 10 am at the front desk on 5th floor.
  • Please note that check-out time is 10 am. For early check-out, for example before 7 am, please leave the room key in your room.
  • Please note that the hostel do not allow smoking in the guest room.
  • Please note that the shared refrigerator is located beside the room 501 & room 405. The hostel appreciate your cooperation. Feel free to use the kitchenwares and seasonings that belong to Zen.
  • Please note that laundromat can be found at the 4th floor beside the rock garden. Please use three 100 JPY coins. You can hang your cloth at the roof top.
  • Linens will be changed once a week. Additional linen service can be arranged for a surcharge of 200 JPY.
  • Please note that office is close at 8 pm. For more inquiries, please ask the receptionist ahead of time.
  • Please note that vending machine is located at 4th floor:
    Vanity goods / 100 JPY, Rental towel / 100 JPY, Shaver / 100 JPY, Rental Yukata = Summer Kimono / 100 JPY
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of rooms 29
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1970
  • Most recent renovation2007

Reviews of Hostel Zen from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities5.6
Location6.9
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service6.9
Value for money7.1
High score for Yokohama
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (34)
6-7 Good (21)
<6 Below Expectation (54)
Time of the year
Mar - May (38)
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Sep - Nov (33)
Dec - Feb (32)
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9.6
Exceptional
HUAN from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Will come again when I visit Yokohama”

Overall great experiences. All of the staffs I met during my four days stays are friendly and helpful. Feel pleasant and peaceful staying here. Just a reminder note, there are only three bathrooms so you may need to wait around 10 min to use bathroom during peak hours. High worth value of money, definitely will come again on my next visit.

Reviewed August 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Karolina from Japan
Solo traveler
Double Room with Small Double Bed and Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Best location”

Hostel Zen is very nice, ver clear and good located. I'd enjoyed my stay. Highly recommended!

Reviewed June 04, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Zillah from United Kingdom
Couple
Main Building Standard Semi-Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

Great place to stay in Yokohama ”

Location excellent, round the corner from the metro and a supermarket, Chinatown a 10 min walk away. Facilities exactly as described. Breakfast was basic but filling. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Great value for money in Yokohama”

The only disadvantage is no elevator. We have to use the stairs up to the 4th floor with our luggages.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Great Value for money in Yokohama”

The only disadvantage is no elevator. We have to use the stairs up to the 4th floor with our luggages.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
HUI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Main Building Budget Japanese-Style Room with Breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Great location”

Great location

Reviewed March 23, 2019

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6.4
Good
Lee from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Facilities not match with the photos at all”

I only found out there is two type of hostel zen, the one I'm living in was the economic pax. But I didn't get any inform about getting the economic pax. By the way, we need to pay for the shower.

Reviewed November 23, 2019

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5.6
Maan from Philippines
Group
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Not for picky travelers”

I traveled and booked this hotel with my 2 friends. (All girls) we crammed into a very small room with no bathroom inside. We need to find a shared bathroom to be able to take a bath and all... a value for money but really if you are in Japan for leasure dont book in here. The stay was so-so but will never book here again if i come back.

Reviewed June 07, 2019

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2.0
Babylyn from Japan
Business traveler
Economy Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Acceptable”

Not recommended because totally different from the photos and the reviews that I read, building was super old and the shower area, you have to pay 100 yen per 6minutes usage. They did not even mention it on their booking page. Staff was not so helpful and building looks scary.

Reviewed May 01, 2022

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8.3
Excellent
Richard from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Affordable and good for what you pay ”

Close to china town, subway and major attractions

Very good. Served our needs. Good hostel. We wanted to spend a night in yokohama japan. We walked around he city out first night. There is no curfew for this hostel. The staff were very helpful. It is in walking distance from the subway. Gives you a different side of Tokyo. Great hostel for backpackers. It offered an easy access to china town. It had a kitchen if you need to prepare any food. They provided towels and wifi was included. Very comfortable beds and clean sheets. Very friendly staff. It was very easy to check in and check out. There is also a Lawson's which is like a 7eleven down the street. There are a few restaurant near by. We only needed to stay for one night. If you are lookin for an affordable cheap good hostel I would very much reommend hostel Zen. Another note is that all the staff were friendly. The room had a tv, two beds, great heater.

Reviewed January 15, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
robert from Ireland
Couple
Main Building Standard Semi-Double Room with Breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Good value, nice roof garden!”

Poor neighbourhood with not a lot going on, but walking distance to Yokohama downtown. Very clean little room with balcony. Breakfast is good and served on the roof, which is nice. Not a fancy place but good value.

Reviewed May 29, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Nguyen from Vietnam
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Convenient place with very nice staffs”

There are rooms located on the 3rd floor. However, there is no elevator here, so guests with big packages may have to carry heavy things upstair. The rooms and toilets are clean. The staffs were also very nice and kind, despite of their lack of English. The location is very convenient, you may walk to China town within 15 minutes and other recommended places in Yokohama near China Town such as Cosmo World or Yamashita Park within 30 minutes. One disadvantages is that it will cost you 100 JPY for 4 minutes water for bathing. Overall, I would like to rate this hostel 4 stars for its convenient location, kind staffs. Minus point mostly for the bathing cosr.

Reviewed September 09, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Teow
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Much better than expected”

They have shared shower rooms now to be used for FREE (instead of coin showers mentioned in previous reviews). The room was way much better and cleaner than we expect. No problem at all for a few nights of stay for budget travellers. The neighborhood was just nice but a little hard to locate. Close to train station, walkable to China Town and other nearby spots. The staff even allowed us to leave our luggages at the front desk until 6pm after our check-out. Cons: No elevator in the building and their rooms are on 4th and 5th floor, so consider twice if you have big and heavy luggages. The room is pretty small but no problem to accommodate two people. Shower rooms and toilets are shared.

Reviewed January 04, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Guang from Singapore
Group
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

A comfortable stay for the price.”

Location, attraction, price

Our stay in the hostel was nice with breakfast provided free of charge.. But the only negative point was a strange smell in the room which we were staying.. Would have appreciated if the owner had sprayed some deodorant before our stay but we soon got used to the smell. Other than that, it is a nice place.

Reviewed June 09, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Melissa from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in November 2015

Good stay in Yokohama”

Clean, comfy beds, close to Ishicawacho station

We had a pleasant stay at the hostel. The room wasn't terribly big, but had comfy beds, air con and a little table to put things on. There is a common area to use for eating and kitchen with fridge, microwave, hotplate and hot water dispensers for noodles and things. The bathrooms were clean and showers too. Be aware that you have to pay for the showers, it was 100 yen for 4 minutes but you can stop and start the water and timer. There is a laundry at the hostel, and it is very close to the train station and only a short walk to China Town.

Reviewed December 01, 2015

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6.4
Good
Dwayne from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

No Annexation”

Pros: Staff friendly, walking distance from Chinatown, Yokohama Stadium Cons: Stayed in 'Annex', the room was almost unbearably musty. Left my door open for awhile to get fresh air, and tried to use the dry function of AC. No change. If you have a sensitive nose/weak respiratory system, avoid the annex.

Reviewed October 06, 2016

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7.0
Very good
YUNUS from India
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Just right place to stay for budget travellers”

Single room, affordable price, close to Yokohama

Right place for me because I was looking for cheap accommodation near to Yokohama. 4 minutes shower charges 100 Yen but that is cool. First time experienced a vending shower.

Reviewed January 26, 2014

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5.2
Kei from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

You get what you paid for”

Pros: Cheap but the room was clean Breakfast even for one of the cheapest plan Close to the center of Yokohama Con: It is not in the nicest part of Yokohama The main entrance is not locked and there is no receptionist after 8pm, so I saw a person who look like a homeless coming into the hostel to use the bathroom. That's good for them but also makes me feel worried especially because I had a company.

Reviewed March 27, 2018

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7.2
Very good
teh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Great Hostel & Value for money”

Zen hostel nearby train station 5 mins by walk. Room & toilets very clean & comfort to stay.

Reviewed July 11, 2016

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4.4
Toh from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Different from pictures”

The photos shown on the site are taken of the main branch of the hostel. The one you would actually be booking would be its annex (if you chose the option). The exterior and interior of the annex were extremely different from what are shown in the pictures. Undoubtedly, it is located within proximity to the famed Yokohama Chinatown. However, it is also located within a shady kind of neighbourhood (not the women-service kind, more of the industrial-ish kind). So, you would want to be extra careful if you are a lone female traveler, or one who knows no Japanese. Highly unrecommended for families (just in case).

Reviewed March 15, 2016

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