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Hostel de Mafkees Reviews

Vijverhofstraat 47, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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244 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The hostel is located really close to central station which is good if you like to take buses and trains. The staff really friendly and also helpful, I enjoyed my stay there. The kitchen is open for the guests and the common area is awesome. The beds are not that comfortable but if you're traveling around it's no problem at all. Anyways, the hostel is great.


not so good

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It costs an extra 5 euros for your bedding, so ends up being a bit more expensive than when you book. Super close to the train station and relatively close to the core downtown. No keys or cards to get in, and no locks on the dorm door. Room was bright even with the lights off (I could have read by the light of the exit sign) and super big. Bread is provided for breakfast (free), but no toaster available. Wi-fi had some kind of firewall and wouldn't work for anything other than facebook...


It is fine if you're looking for cheap option to stay and close to city centre. But the overall quality is pretty low when compared with other hostels around the Netherlands. Clear management/organizational issues going on. Staff pro-activity is quite unequal, some much better than others. I don't think I can recommend it to others but I hope they find the tools they need to give it a makeover. there is such a great potential with that huge space that little improvements could make a difference


Breakfast could be better, there is really not much choice. And there was no soap in the toilet.

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice hostel, but we had no wifi. If you want internet, they have a computer.


Saying "never stay here" would be an understatement. As an individual whos been staying in hostels for over 5 months all over Europe this has been by far the worst one Ive stayed in. Im aware that a hostel isnt a luxurious accomodation, however paying 5 extra euros for bedding supplies that ended up being a child sized sleeping bag and a few pieces of curtain fabric is outrageous. Theres no security, not even a lock on room doors. Id rather eat glass, than step foot in that prison again. Cheers.


It has great location just near Rotterdam central station, though it's a little bit difficult to find at the first time. Most of the staff are really nice to help you solve problems. Using locker needs 5 euros for deposit. Breakfast is very simple with toast, coffee and tee. They clean the shower rooms every day. By the way, in the end of January, it's terribly cold at night. If you don't want to pay for their linen and sheets, you had better bring yours.


You can stay in a more fun and more central place with betakfast included for only a few euros extra per night. This place os only the cheapest by a few euros and that is not worth the distance, lack of breakfast and middle-aged clientèle

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice place to stay!!


Nice Hostel with a good atmosphere to recommend ... However the hostel ask for a fee of 5 euros if you want to rent a night kit (pillow, sheet ...), so if you can, bring it !


No wifi my entire stay, plastic gym mats for mattresses and lockers are 5€? I thought I was getting a deal but you have to spend another 5€ for sheets! So it's not really 12€ a night. They also put a exit sign in the dorm rooms which are extremely bright (I could literally read a book) spend a few extra euro and get a more comfortable place.

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