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Vijverhofstraat 47, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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370 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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stayed there for three nights, there's a lot of space and some pool tables, fussball, ping pong etc. nice kitchen and big rooms. there s really a lot of beds but few people were staying when I was there so that meant a lot of space. just a shot walk from central station, and the staff is super nice and talkative. I would definitely come back.


I really passed a bad time there. There are 26 peoople in the same room and the beds are very small and the cleanliness of the place is very bad too, the atmosphere is strange and so many peoople for little space. There aren'tlockys in the room too. Don't stay here, go to another place trust me.


Costs for the pillows and sheets which one expects to be included were extra. No payment by card. No place to put one's stuff near the bed, no hangers for cloths - nothing. These minor things are cheap to provide, but organizators didn't care much about "must-haves".

  • 30th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


no wifi, no atmosphere, thin mattress, prepare to pay 5 euro for bed linen, pillow and bed sheet. Staff aren't very motivated to help. The room is very warm so if you have sleeping bag don't waste your money on linen.


I stayed here literally just needing a bed for the night, which is what I got. Note that blankets/pillows etc come at an extra cost. City centre is a 10-15 min walk away. There is a kitchen and decent sized communal area though. Wifi was down for my stay but don't know if this was a long term thing.


Nice hostel. Did not get a ''5star rating'' due to the facts that you have no outlets near the beds if you're not spiderman. The kitchen was a bit small for the amount of people there. Otherwise it was a really nice hostel. A cool living area and wonderful people by the reception. Totally worth it!

  • 19th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good value for what you pay. Bathrooms and kitchens are kept clean. However the WiFi was down during our entire stay due to a virus which was pretty inconvenient.


a great hostel, ended up staying an extra night, great atmosphere


During my stay (3 days) the WiFi was not working... it can happen and I wouldn't blame anyone for this, but when I was asking to the staff I had the impression that the issue was not taken as priority. Not all guests are on vacation and can enjoy their free time in the city, without caring...For me it was a quite big inconvenience because I was supposed to work with my notebook at evening, but I couldn't, so I would have appreciate at least some apologies, if not some kind of compensation.

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The room was a bit too hot, but it was a decent hostel. They have a lot of games, which is nice.

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff is the best workers they know all about traveling customers, they are profesional, give a total information about many detail necesaries to be confortable visiting the city, they are organise all ways check peoples going and back, even take care lockeroom. I was a perfect holliday time for my experience and the group of people been the same days there. Everybody have a good coment and happy stay. A 100% Recommend all way was clean, close to the Station and other important places.


Nice common area with pool table and couches. Nice basic hostel.


Budget Accomodation. Great value. Friendly staff who keep on top of the cleaning and provide a relaxed cozy atmosphere. Great location, Rotterdam Centraal is mins away (by foot). Supermarkets and a high street are mins away (by foot), drycleaners etc can be found on the high street. One coffeeshop is a short walk away and there are a couple more about 15min walk away. 4 tram stops at the end of the road, taking you past much more of Rotterdam and many more coffeeshops.


All of the electrical plugs in the C-room didn't work because they were on the ceiling, apparently due to the hazard of being up so high. Problem is, it doesn't say anywhere that the plugs don't work, which makes it more dangerous because everyone's up there trying to figure out why it doesn't work. Also, the Wifi quality is terrible. It's nearly impossible to connect to and if you get disconnected for some reason it becomes another massive hassle to reconnect.


Nice hostel with resonable price. The only thing uncomfortable was that there are NO wall socket available in the room C (48 ppl dormitory) travelers who are planning to stay there should bring their own battery.


The only problem is the internet,it is a little bit hard to connect because many people are trying to connect.

  • 29th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


48 person is too much for 1 room but it's not problem at all. anyway good price for a sleep


Worst hostel I ever saw. Some of the features: - I couldn't get a locker on the first night, because most of them were broken - The shower room for the whole building was directly connected to my room, so expect the door to be smashed all night (it actually can't be closed quietly) - Looks more like a field camp than a hostel - Beds are covered with some kind of 80s rubber kind of thing which is super squeaky every time you move


Cheap but quite poor. Doesn't look like a hostel. The huge dorm looks like a gymnasium. Linen NOT included and you have to pay 5€ for it if you don't have a sleeping bag. Breakfast is poor but for the price OK. No security (everyone can enter the hostel and the dorm) but free lockers. WiFi not working, and the few times it does, is completely censored. Don't expect to be able to use it. The common area is OK with free board games.


They ask 5 euros for the bed linen, too much. Breakfast is very poor. Dorms are similar to a large garage with beds in place of cars. No way to charge your phone.

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