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Herberg De Helleborus

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

De Helleborus is a gentle gem on the outskirts of Groningen, located in the village of Engelbert. As an eco-hostel and permaculture centre, we are passionate about sustainability, green living and a connection with nature. Our food forest bursts with different colours, changing with the seasons, while cats and chickens roam freely among the trees. In winter, we offer beds in our shared dorm room inside the house, while in summer you can stay in a ready made tent, caravan or yurt, peacefully nestled in the forest! We have a few lovely spaces to sit by a campfire and play your guitar, as well as a wood fired hot tub, bicycle rentals and a beautiful outside kitchen in the forest.

De Helleborus conditions & policies:

Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 21:00 .
Late checkins will incur a late arrival fee of €7,50 and are only possible by arrangement.
Check out from 07:00 to 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards or cash.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax € 2, - per person per night.

Taxes not included - cleaning fee € 5,- per person per stay.

Bicycle retals- €10 per day

Fully made bed € 5,- per stay.

Home made fresh Breakfast is € 16 and is not included.
Real comfort Dinner is € 20 and is not included.

General:
Non smoking in rooms.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.
Please be advised that we do have cats and chickens.
Dogs not allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2022
    Although I only stayed for a brief time I enjoyed my stay and would like to return someday. The camping has a wonderful atmosphere, the staff is very friendly and they are very conscious about environment protection. Although it's located in the outside of Gröningen, you can rent a bike from the camping. There are bike lanes which are well connected to the town (it's the Netherlands, duh!) and I like biking so to me the whole stay was a wonderful experience!
    Hungary, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Apr 2022
    We had an amazing time. The photos doesnt do the place justice. Its so incredibly beautiful within nature and calm. I cant wait till we can go again!
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Aug 2021
    We had two parties in Groningen. We arrived very late in the night. Lights along the path guided us safely to our place . Also Nienke upgraded the accommodation we ordered. We had a perfect stay. Of course we were too late for breakfast. We got our breakfast again, that was so sweat. Dinner next night was marvellous. I could not be more grateful ❗️I recommend this place in every aspect 😇 Staff and cook are fantastic, really ,... What can I still add
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 May 2022
    Very enjoyable stay here! Nice setting out in nature. It is a bit outside the centre of gronigen but you can get a bus out which is handy (we got a taxi initially and it cost €25 and was quite slow). We also rented bikes at the hostel and cycled in and out of the centre (30 min cycle). We booked a 4 person mixed tent but were put in an 8 person mixed tent, it was a nice and spacious and the beds were comfortable.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    19 Oct 2019
    A little far out of the main city, however bus stations are right nearby that take you directly into the heart of the city. Staff were polite, helpful and super charming. It was a quiet place, no bar, but still had areas where people could talk (and pet some adorable cats). Very clean, comfortable beds and also well-kept, decorative bathroom facilities. Definitely worth the value. If you’re looking for a genuine, non-touristy feel, this is the perfect location for you. (Bike rental was great).
    Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2022
    Really cool property (the cats are amazing!), and I highly recommend taking a bike out on a day trip either just around the area or into the city. But a warning that nothing’s as cheap as advertised, as we were checking out we got hit with many extra fees and the breakfast was more expensive than advertised. Other than that quite a nice little retreat from the business of the city.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    04 Oct 2019
    It's located far away from the city. Due to that, I was charged a late arrival fee of €7.50. I shared room with four girls and an old guy. It was a horrible night: the old guy kept making noise and the four girls returned around 5AM, drunk. They made too much noise and I had a horrible sleep in the end. I hated it! The bed was at the corner of the room. It was cold and humid. The staff and volunteer were really nice. I enjoyed the explanation and accompany. The breakfast was the best part.
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    22 Jan 2020
    The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Though the price you see online isn’t the total price. In the fine print there’s a €5 bed making tax, €3 cleaning fee, €2 city tax. With all these hidden tax’s it’s a similar price to stay in the city centre without having to spend €5 per day on busses to commute. Nice place, though not at all located anywhere near Groningen.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    07 Aug 2021
    The staff was a bit weird and slightly rude. They were pushy and impatient. I was woken up twice to come eat breakfast, which I have never experienced at a place I’m paying to sleep at. There’s no security at all and it’s very far from the city center. The wifi stopped working my halfway through the night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Linen Not Included
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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