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Stayokay Haarlem Reviews

Jan Gijzenpad 3, 2024 CL, Haarlem, Netherlands

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144 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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An ideal place to stay for family groups. Excellent breakfasts, helpful staff

  • 14th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Presentation on internet is not really what you find on the site : looking at the picture you imagine the place is surrounded by nature whereas there is a speed way on the back (our room had view on the cars, hopefully windows do not let noise in) and another road on the side nearby. Place is handy for people driving. Bus is expensive when coming from town (2 euros one way in 2013). Barman is very nice, interesting and plays very well the guitar.

  • 4th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


We arrived to find the credit card/debit card machine was not working, no one was able to tell us the correct price for our room and we were kept waiting while a succession of staff all agreed they didn't know what to do. We had booked a private double and a single. The private double was a four-bed dorm (two bunk beds) -not a double bed or even two single beds which was exceedingly misleading given the price we were charged for the room.


There's a bar and patio on location, which is nice. This hostel is not very close to the city center. We also liked having a shower and toilet in our private room. The food is good, too. But bring your earplugs. There were teenagers running around, screaming, knocking on doors, playing tag, until very late. I felt like I was sleeping in a high school. And make sure you either bring a towel or have enough money to buy one. They don't supply towels. Overall, though, it was a good experience.


There's a stop on "2 Noord" busline called "StayOkay", that made my life easy as I speak NO Dutch. The staff was really friendly and nice, the young man put us into a different room at the last minute, to give us a view of the park out back, rather than of the parking lot. The breakfast was great (meats and cheeses, buns, bread for toast with jams and nutellas, juice variety, coffee, milk, cold cereal choices, even yogurt if you want it. GREAT HOSTEL, highly recommended!


looks like a youth hostel. the room was cold and uncomfortable. no backpacker athmosphere


no guest kitchen available


The hostel is a bit far from Haarlem train station, but reachable by bus. (Bus stop right in front of the hostel.) Quiet location with green field in the back yard makes you feel relaxing. Dorm is clean and equipped by safety box but remember to bring a lock by yourself. Free wifi in common area but no signal in dorm. Not bad breakfast and VERY friendly & helpful staff.


I enjoyed my stay at this Hostel as it was priced very well along with having breakfast included. The facility was nice and clean and sure it was not close to down town as that did not matter to me as I had a car but the one thing was the parking that it was very limited and if you did not get a spot you had to park a ways away near apartments and other house which I would not have like to keep my car so far away. Over all my experience at this hostel was great!


The hostel is a bit far away from the city, but it´s nice..


it will be better if there is a changable sheet on the bed cushion.


Too far away from city It is very inconvenient to go outside


Great staff!!! very welcoming, helpful and friendly

  • 10th Nov 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


As per all StayOkays hostels we have stayed at, this one was clean, staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great! Had the extra benefit of lockers in the dorms and when you get the dorm to yourself all the better :) A bit far from town as it took 40 mins to walk but has a bus at the door for 2 euro.


More of an out of the way hostel, but I had a nice stay. Not directly in the city center, but easy enough to find with planning and in a nice park. Typical room - nothing special. Really helpful staff. Bike rental nice. Very good breakfast line up. An event was planned and there is a bar, but not many people were there and it seems to be much more all-ages, which isn't a bad thing of course, but just has a different atmosphere.


Great experience. Staff were very helpful.


The staff was very nice and helpful, the facilities were clean and in good condition, and the bike rental was fantastic!

  • 24th Sep 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Bar man was super helpful and sweet. Other staff were rude and curt.


very bad location. its a 15 min. busdrive from haarlem's center but the busses are not frequent ( once every 30 min.). don't be tempted to think you can stay in harlem and enjoy the eveninggs in Amsterdam unless you drive your own car

  • 9th Sep 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We had a good time staying at the Stayokay. The hostel is very spacious and clean plus the staff is very nice and helpful. The breakfast was very tasty. They offer a good variety and enough of everything. The hostel is located a bit outside of Haarlem but you have the bus station right infront of the hostel so it's not a problem to go into town. The hostel has got many bikes available for hire so you can take them for a trip through the national park to the coast which is not far away.

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