About Zen Hostel, Gainesville FL

Phone 352 336 3613


The Zen Hostel is situated downtown in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. All of the things that a traveler might want are available: beds, both private and dorm, shared kitchen and shared bath. We are glad to also provide directions and information about Gainesville and the surrounding area, which is noted for music, its natural beauty, rivers, lakes and springs, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and biking.


Gainesville has an excellent public bus system to serve the needs of the 70,000 college students who live here. The central bus terminal is three blocks from the Zen Hostel. Gainesville is a bike friendly town with designated bike routes in the city and easy access to bike paths leading into the countryside. The public library is four blocks away, as is the downtown plaza.


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* Kitchen with oven, stove, microwave
* Common space
* Free wireless Internet
* Washing machine and clothes dryer
* Library
* Vegan kitchen
* Tree house
* Private rooms
* Deck overlooking courtyard
* Free parking

Our garden and meditation room are treasured by those who want to sit without an agenda.


The Zen Hostel offers private rooms and dormitory rooms for out of town travelers.
We have four private rooms, a women’s dorm, a men’s dorm and a tree house.


Links to friends:

The Hostel Handbook

Adventure Club of Gainesville

Berkeley Hostel

Civic Media Center - alternative press library, 2 blocks from Zen Hostel

Union Street Farmers Market- farmers' market each Wednesday downtown year round.

3 blocks from the hostel


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