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ZEN Hostel, Yamanouchi

2-star2 stars
3031 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, Yamanouchi, 3840401, Japan

No-frills Yamanouchi hostel with bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 51 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tasty breakfast
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Fantastic service

ZEN Hostel, Yamanouchi

from $61
  • 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 ZEN Hostel, Yamanouchi


  • Yudanaka Shibu Onsen - 1 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

Getting around

  • Tokyo (HND-Haneda) - 112.2 miles/180.6 km
  • Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.) - 128.5 miles/206.9 km
  • Iiyama Station - 16 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 59 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 4 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

ZEN Hostel, Yamanouchi’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and noon can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 39 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Town stay for snow monkey trip
Convenient for snow monkeys and nice nearby onsen. Employees very kind made nice breakfast and drove us to the station
adam, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Modern meets Japanese simplicity
Great value for a private room which was warm and spacious. It was surprisingly quiet considering the paper walls and doors. The common areas seemed new, modern, and clean. The shared bathroom was clean and the shower booths were great, very private. One of very few places without its own onsen or yukatas but you still get some traditional features like the garden off the lounge area and Japanese style rooms with tatami and futons (Japanese floor mattress). The cafe had good prices for drinks but a limited menu. Breakfast was good but expensive. No amenities in the room, not even tissue. You need to rent towels and bring your bedding down to the laundry bins but it was well worth it to save on the cost.
us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Weekend Adventure
It was a wonderful stay. Coming from a warm environment, the cold rooms were a challenge. The heat in the rooms is kerosene. The heater runs for 3 hours and then beeps, and shuts off. So, if you are a light sleeper, this could be a problem. The showers are located on a separate floor-not with the toilets and it is co-ed, with private shower stalls. The shower area was not heated. With an outside temp of 24 F it was quite cool in the showers. Overall we had a delightful adventurous time, but it does take some grit to keep the smile on. The staff were amazing, helpful, funny and kind. Also most importantly...they speak English :).
us3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice on a budget
Cheap, clean, friendly staff, lots of trust, good breakfast
Jon, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing, non expensive and clean place.
Kevin, ca2 night romance trip

ZEN Hostel, Yamanouchi

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