Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Let’s mosey on over to #3 on this list on cool Rotterdam Hostel, the Hostel Room, a renovated national monument built in 1923. The Art Deco style now accommodates 17 themed rooms.
It’s a great option for budget travellers coming over to Rotterdam!
Let’s have a closer look at the rooms:
Private twin, double & quad
6, 8 and 14-bed mixed dorms
6-bed female dorm
Alongside different themes, these rooms are super spacious and offer a cosy, homely vibe.
After a delicious breakfast from the local bakery, there’s lots to do in and out of the hostel.
Consider staying in to make use of the board games, table soccer and old fashioned Dutch game called Sjoelen.
There just to happens to be a bar on-site so you can wind down with your favourite drink.
Fancy some fresh air but don’t want to go far? Head out to the terrace, easy!
The sofas in the lounge are great for snuggling and enjoying the free Wi-Fi. Either that or catch up with Netflix.
Cook up a feast in the kitchen and direct any questions you may have toward the friendly staff. The reception has limited hours but when they’re open you can always expect a smile.
Location: …is spot on! Popular restaurants and bars are close-by and Piet Blom’s Cube House is a 20-minute walk. It is a doorstep away from the famous Erasmus bridge, the Park and the ferry to Kinderdijk (UNESCO).
Rotterdam is a beautiful Dutch pearl right at the Atlantic ocean. The city has one of the biggest ports on the planet, so you can imagine what industrial influence there is ruling.
We are keen to share with you our 5 secret tips Rotterdam. Travel tips you won’t find anywhere else. They are:
1. Cool Skyline Bar with the best drinks: Aloha Bar
A former old tropical swimming pool, now an awesome restaurant and outside area with swings, good vibes, great coffee and truly an amazing view of the skyline of Rotterdam. Check out facebook.com/aloharotterdam for more details.
An old fabrik turned into an organic local food factory on the waterside of the South in the central district area close to the hostel Ani&Haakien. You can find different types of food, food trucks, and even join several workshops. If you stay here, you have to drop by.
The place to be! Electronic night live, sun, beers & Design (GROOS) next to the railway with a real urban vibe! It was one of the lost places in the city center of Rotterdam. Young entrepreneurs are taking over the area and bringing it back to life! (LUCHTSINGEL & MINI MALL).
This big park right in the city center is the local’s favorite spot to ride a bike, relax with friends, and to get some sun.
There are even some bbq spots around, and you can rent on boat. From here you have a panoramic view to the city skyline, and those of you who are looking for the typical windmill; here you can get your vintage windmill photo!
Address: Kralingse Plaslaan, 3011 Rotterdam
5. Unique Cooking Classes and Bistro – exclusively open just once a week!
Schieblok Dakcafe grows its own vegetables on the rooftop, and open up their little bistro every Wednesday from 12.00-15.00 – a delicious lunch party!
And FYI the cook Valerie of Food Rhapsody also hosts cooking workshops, showing you how to cook in a creative, sustainable way – if you love food, this is a must-do for you! Check this website for more info.
Address: Schieblock, Schiekade 189, 7e etage Rotterdam, Netherlands
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
That being said, the most convenient way to get to Rotterdam is actually by train. You would fly into Amsterdam or Brussels and then hop on a train. It is easy, cheap and fast. The perfect combination!
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Rotterdam.
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