About This Listing
Come experience a comfortable night under the stars in our fun and relaxing treehouse!
Our newly-built Treehouse is already proving to be a hit. There is a triple bunk-bed, a single bed, and floor space if needed.
The Zen Hostel is a small, friendly, family-style location. We offer a meditation room, library, and a peaceful courtyard with a zen pond surrounded by native and fruiting plants. You are invited to make yourself at home here!
In addition to your sleeping area, you will have access to three shared kitchens, a meditation room, outdoor areas, and a washer and dryer on premises. Wifi is provided. Check in and out at your convenience.
Interaction with Guests
It is up to the guest (you!) to decide how much communal interaction you desire during your stay. Some guests join in our group meditations, daily meetings and shared meals. Others come here for a chance to relax in privacy, and enjoy the time to themselves.
We love our neighborhood! We are located in the very heart of Gainesville, Florida's friendliest city. We are located just around the corner from an organic food co-op, an independent theatre, and a variety of bookstores, restaurants, cafes, parks, and unique local businesses.
We are conveniently located near Gainesville's public transit center. If you need a ride from the airport, we offer pick-up services with a kind donation of half the price of a taxi.
this was the most magical night of my life. everything was picture perfect and right up my alley. I got to be one with my hippie tribe. everything is organic and vegan. it's welcoming and beautiful. the perfect get away.
Gainesville's Zen Hostel was one of the absolute BEST traveling experiences I've EVER had with AirBnB and especially in Florida! This Florida Hostel is AMAZING! Not only is it by FAR the most affordable location to stay in the city... The accommodations are great, the people are extremely friendly and the overall vibe of the Zen Hostel in beautiful.
I was greeted early in the morning for my stay, given great coffee, took a hot shower and rested in my comfortable bed.
I did a yoga/breathing exercise with Toby & some other guests which was AMAZING!
I can't wait to stay at Zen Hostel again!
Karrie was a sweet host and it was a pleasure staying with the Zen Hostel community for the weekend while I was taking classes on the UF campus.
It was a pleasure to stay in the zen hostel on our trip to Gainesville. Our host was friendly and when it turned out to be too cold to stay in the tree house she found a warm room for us to use instead. Walking distance to restaurants.
Our stay at the treehouse was very pleasant. The community associated with the hostel was welcoming and the place has a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. It is conveniently located near the center of Gainesville and you can even explore the city on foot. The treehouse is a great place to sleep and wake up to the sound of the birds, although one night there was a lot of shouting in the neighborhood. Bathroom and kitchen (at least the ones on 2nd floor) are very basic and were not exactly clean during our stay but nevertheless we can recommend the Zen Hostel because of its uniqueness!
Cindy and Tobe were as friendly and accommodating as a host could be. The neighborhood was not bad and in a great location. I was not aware there was a zero alcohol policy when I book but that was not an issue, just thought it should be posted before booking. There was also a guy screaming and making noises early in the night both nights, only lasted a little bit.
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