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Zen Den 2 blocks from Little Osaka!

Lauren User Profile

Zen Den 2 blocks from Little Osaka!

2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Quick responses10 recent guests said this host responded quickly.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This is a great little studio just a 5 minute walk to Little Osaka (aka Sawtelle Blvd), an awesome bustling neighborhood w/ tons of great restaurants, shops, and more.

The neighborhood is clean, quiet, safe, and really great for walking/biking (a rare find in LA)! It's super central- about 15 minutes to Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood, Westwood, Culver City, Century City, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, etc. Great access public transportation as well: buses, metro, freeway entrances, etc.


Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 10AM
Check out by 5PM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Flat path to front door


51 Reviews

Lidia User Profile
August 2018
Cute apartment, great location! Relatively quiet side street 2 blocks away from an amazing dining district. 15-20 minute walk to the metro. Would be a great place to stay for longer or short trips.
Erica User Profile
July 2018
Be cautious of this location, I read some bad reviews and still gave the location a chance. I should not have, the place did not appear to have been cleaned, the place really appeared to not be cared for. I don’t even think the host new someone was staying there this week. Ther…
James User Profile
July 2018
I had a very pleasant stay here at the Zen Den! The place was perfect for me, though it might be a little snug for two who are used to a typical sized hotel. It was clean, safe and conveniently located to Japantown (Little Osaka ~7-8 min walk) as well as several nearby bus stops…
Amy User Profile
June 2018
Cute! Awesome part of town with so many great restaurants in walking distance.
Lauren User Profile
Response from Lauren:
Glad you had a good time!! It was a pleasure - come back whenever you'd like <3
June 2018
Heather User Profile
June 2018
Lauren's place was great! She reached out a few days before we arrived to make sure we had all the info we needed, and was very quick to respond in those messages. The place was small, but had everything we needed, including some nice touches like tea/coffee and an electric kettl…
Lauren User Profile
Response from Lauren:
Hey Heather- Thanks so much for your stay, and I'm so glad you had a good experience!! You guys left the place nice and tidy and I super appreciate it. Thanks again for being lovely guests :)
June 2018
Diana User Profile
May 2018
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend this listing, unless you don’t mind sacrificing a lot of cleanliness for price. I believe the overall review of this place is inflated compared to the other listings you can find in this area. I live in LA and I decided to host my parents, both in…
Lauren User Profile
Response from Lauren:
Hey Diana- I am SOOOO sorry and disturbed and embarrassed! To be super transparent, I had relied on a pal to help me clean the AirBnB while I was out of town, and it totally backfired (as is becoming a pattern with this (Website hidden by Airbnb) has been reflected in a couple other reviews) ...I've certainly learned that this is not exactly the right friend to rely on for optimal cleanliness and co-hosting. Now I definitely know :/ I wish I could have been there, and, for what it's worth, after your stay I had the place deep cleaned, shower curtains replaced, appliances wiped extra-clean. My deepest apologies that your stay here wasn't as lovely and relaxing as I really strive to make it for my guests. That's what the Zen Den is for!! I'm now going through AirBnB's official co-hosting network in order to avoid any of this nonsense in the future. My apologies again, happy traveling, and wishing you all much greater experiences ahead!!
May 2018
Jackie User Profile
May 2018
This place is in a great location, it is near some fantastic food and a fun but low key night life. It is very small but a good size for an adventurous trip like ours. Our only complaint is that the place was not cleaned when we got there. The sheets were dirty and he bed was unm…
Lauren User Profile
Response from Lauren:
Hey Jackie- I wanted to offer major apologies here. As mentioned to another guest, unfortunately I had a super unreliable person helping me to clean the place in between guests while I was out of town :( I'm super embarrassed and super disappointed in my friend, and please know that I never EVER want my guests to feel the way you did, nor have such an incredibly lackluster (to say the least) experience while staying in my place. I've since had the placed ultra deep-cleaned, and am now using the site's official hosting network to work with co-hosts who get the job done to my own standards. Please understand that under normal circumstances, you NEVER would have had a full trash can, unclean towels or sheets, and it would have been clean-swept like crazy. A huge and very sincere I'm sorry...thanks regardless for your time and your trust in staying in my place, and thank you for your honest feedback. You deserved a much better experience, and this is something I am watching over very closely now that it has all been brought to my attention!!
May 2018

Hosted by Lauren

California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Lauren User Profile
72 Reviews
Hey all! I'm a seasoned traveler - in my blood since I was a little girl :) I'm a friendly, respectful, and driven young professional; into art, cooking, travel, photo, healthy living, being active, and exploring cities, new and old! Always looking forward to great adventures, …
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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