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Hostel de Mafkees Reviews

Vijverhofstraat 47, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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74%

Rating
149 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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60%

I would recommend taking earplugs with you if you go stay at De Mafkees because the rooms are very big and therefore easily noisy. Also check whether you're not to close to the emergency exit sign because that generates a lot of light. Other than that the hostel is okay to stay in. Do keep in mind that the staf only speaks English, not Dutch.


63%

Met some great people, staff was relaxed. First night some guy peed in the corner of our dorm, third night about 8 ppl were robbed. Security of the hostel appalling and the way staff handled the situation while it happened was a joke. We had a good time though, thanks to the people we met. Short descr: free lockers, metal beds, bunkbeads, plastic matrasses, sheets for hire for €1, complete linnen set w. pillow €5, fridge, pool table

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Should be awesome but some really bad vibes


91%

Love Mafkees! great value for the money and easy staff, nice location, warm showers,FREE COMPUTER USE-don#t ever change that. Thanks Ill be back :)


86%

This is a very basic hostel, but still good. Security can be a problem as anyone have access to the lounge area and the rooms, their control is only based on bracelets you have to use, but I myself got in the hostel with my bracelet many times without anyone paying attention to it. There are lockers in the rooms though. Its location is great and very easy to find from the main train station. Its staff and atmosphere are friendly and welcoming. Breakfast is included.


57%

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay, close to Central Station this is the place. If you are looking for anything more, consider your options. The common room is good, wifi occasionally cut out but generally good. The showers are cold and the rooms are just ridiculous. Not only are there upto 48 beds in a room, you pay extra for sheets and pillows, and the thin mattress' are plastic coated. Imagine 48 bodies tossing about throughout the night on plastic beds. Looked like a WWII hospital.


91%

good experience. Nice place

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Too many people in a room, doesn't give you a security feeling. Staff nice. Valuable for the price.


86%

i loved this place. its a really simple place but the atmosphere makes up for it. everyone was so nice and it was so welcoming. the staff was part of the people you hang around with. in my eyes the perfect hostel. really cheap and 5 mins walk from central station. when you dont try to do something in particular and are just good and friendly this magic atmosphere will arise. recommended!


83%

Really chill staff, had a great time


23%

my favourite hostel and also place to chill, but not after last time:windows are 99% closed! with 30-40 beds in room smell like a salami factory (stinks from the main entrance)... it is a bit isolated, night time could be dodgy if u got lost and after 2am I do not see security around. close to central station,nice shops.staff nice except a guy who was tough with the wristband rule(why not with the limit for staying of a week?!) and moreover rude.spend few euros more and find far cooler places!!


54%

nothing else but place to sleep, too many people, thiefs are operating in the area, once you get there, hope that you're bed wan't be located next to shower atmosphere quite poor; one day one girl from reception was playing depressing spanish music for hours, once she finished her coworker started talking excited and loudly about something in Dutch for 2 hours everyone is required to wear wrist bands for entire time of staying there


77%

easy walk from the station, this hostel is a little strange when you walk in at first, but once you get to know everyone they are super nice. the security guard does a good job at making sure there are no dodgy people there. make sure you have your own sleeping bag and pillow coz they rent them for extra. i think its value for money for the price you pay. breakfast is super basic and there is not really cooking facilities.


74%

Very friendly and helpful staff! Very near to central train station. But would be better if they can provide bed sheet and pillow for free and there are more plugs in the room.


80%

Really good place to meet people, great atmosphere in the evenings. You get what you pay for when it comes to the facilities and breakfast but all in all a really nice place.


83%

Imagine a hostel runned by your friends (and I hope that you have nice friends). That's what this hostel feels like. I definitely enjoyed and recommend staying at Hostel de Mafkees.


89%

Very helpful staff, Really good atmosphere,

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

Didn't have a problem with this hostel until the 2nd night where my friend woke me up to find a massive creepy man walking around our room watching the girls sleep, switching between empty beds and touching the girls. He even told us to come with him when We went to tell the front desk they said " oh we know who your talking about" but hadn't already kicked him out. No locks on doors and only have to wear a wristband to get in which they don't ever check for. Felt very unsafe!!

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Two nights in this hostel have been a particular experience: it is avery simple hostel with two big rooms, one with 24 and the other with 48 beds, common services (bathroom and showers). The hostel in general is very nice: kind staff, big common room and even a bar! Breakfast is included in the price, what is not included are the sheets (bedlines and pillow) that you can rent at a 5€ price for the whole pack.


86%

we stayed in a big dorm. And With the price we paid for the hostel, i cant complain anything. but overall it was much better then what i expected . The only thing i dint like that in the dorm room there was no ventilation and therefore it was too hot to sleep because of soo many people.


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