Welcome to ZROOMS

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Our little Guest House is in a old building which survived to the great Hanshin hearthquake. Long abandoned, it has taken life thanks to the owner, Paul Apice, and the young designer group, Team Clapton, as well as some good ideas from volunteers and residents. Z rooms is still evolving and is improving everyday, Unlike a real hotel, there are some inconveniences in equipment and amenities but we do our best to offer you a nice and warm stay.

We are an emerging place connected to an international bar/event space downstairs called Bar Alchemy. The space also serves as language center for Japanese students. We also recently opened a rooftop bar, The Ember Room, where people can enjoy city views, open air and beverages. The entire experience brings people from all over the world and different backgrounds into this space where we can chat, chill and share with one another.

We are located a 3 minute walk from Motomachi station and 7 minutes away from Sannomiya, the heart of Kobe’s city life and the main transportation hub in Kobe.

Zrooms is in the middle of a busy yet quaint neighbourhood, filled with unique cafes, eclectic boutiques and artisan shops. It is an alive, trendy area.

Also the sea is a 15 minute walk (a 10 minute train to the beach) and the mountain is 30 minutes away.

Kōbe (神戸) is one of the most attractive and liveable cities in Japan. Kōbe’s best features are its unique balance of city and nature; you can enjoy Suma beach, shop around Harborland, hike up Mt. Rokko, relax at Arima Onsen and more.

Its relatively small size is very convenient – it is easy to casually wander the city and stop by its high quality restaurants and cafes. Also, it is famous for signature Kobe beef and a vibrant night life (well known for Jazz). The city also has a strong international community and that is why many foreigners enjoy it. So even if you can’t speak japanese, you will find many friends ^^


  • Dorm Beds Per Night: ¥2,500
  • Dorm Beds Long Stay*: ¥2,000 p/night
  • Private Room Per Night: ¥3,500
  • Private Room Long Stay*: ¥3,000 p/night
  • Resident Stay(3 months minimum): ¥45,000 Per Month

*The Long Stay nightly rate applies to a stays over a minimum of 7 Days.


  • Free Wifi
  • Tea, Microwave & Fridge
  • Shampoo, Soap & Moisturizer
  • Bath Towel & Hair Dryer
  • Use of Iron, Washing Machine and Powder*
  • Bag Storage & Lockers

*Soap Powder for the washing machine costs ¥100 per wash.

CHECK IN TIME: Between 15:00 – 23:00

CHECK OUT TIME: Before 13:00

  • In case you need to check-in after 23:00, please be sure to inform us in advance.
  • Please show your passport or identification when you check-in.
  • When Checking in, your total payment should be made in cash (Japanese Yen).
  • Once after check-in you can come back anytime (No curfew).
  • All rooms are non-smoking.


Kitanagasadori 3-5-5,
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi,
Hyogo-ken 650-0012

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A video of an event on the rooftop to guide you to our place: