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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Herberg De Helleborus

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 .
Check out from 07:00 to 12:00 .

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

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 2 EUR per person per stay.

Bicycle retals- €7,50 per day

Bedding fee- once off fee of € 5,- for a fully made bed.

Breakfast is € 15 and is not included.
Daily Meal is € 17,50 and is not included.

Non smoking.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.
Please be advised that we do have cats. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    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


    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


    28 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel! A bit tricky to get to from the city center, but well worth it. Loved the animals and the garden was beautiful, breakfast was fantastic, and the staff were helpful and fun to talk with
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Jul 2019
    Loved my stay here. The garden area is amazing and the whole hostel space is beautiful. The volunteers were kind and welcoming which made it easy to socialize with others. Outdoor spaces are 10/10. Location is 35 minutes by city bus to Groningen, but the neighbourhood is beautiful. Beds are very comfy and well designed and kitchen is amazing. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for something further from the busy city. Doors seemed to always be left open but I never felt unsafe.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    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
  • 8.9


    25 Aug 2019
    Loved staying here. They have a workaway programme with volunteers and I was very lucky to be shown around the permaculture garden by one of the volunteers. They were super nice people and a great atmosphere. They have pigs, a chicken coop and compost toilets. Everything is super cool and the garden was my favourite part. Will be coming back for sure!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    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


    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


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