Frequently Asked Questions


What is your rate?
Private rooms are between $39 to $90 a night. A bed in a shared room is $30 or a Tree House bed is $25.


To reserve please call (352) 336-3613

We accept PayPal or cash. Using PayPal, you are also able to pay with VISA and MasterCard.



What about Amtrak?
Persons coming to Gainesville via Amtrak will be let off just three blocks from the Zen. Feel free to give us a call for assistance with directions.



We cannot accommodate pets, but there is doggie daycare / dog boarding only 2 blocks from the Zen Hostel which we highly recommend: You can also have your dog bathed, trimmed, and groomed.


What is the Zen Center?
If you are also interested in the Zen aspect, a few more words: Zen doesn’t concern itself much with words, so we won’t say much. We are a Zen Center for those who are not seeking a teacher. We offer facilities where the individual seeker can come, sit, talk, read, and be comfortable.


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