Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

a) In case of Cancellation more than 1 months before the time when the first Catering Service should be provided under the terms of the Catering Agreement, hereinafter called “the Commencement Date”, the Customer is not obliged to make any payment to the Hostel Establishment.

b) In case of Cancellation more than 1 months before the Commencement Date, the Customer is obliged to pay 0% of the Reservation Value to the Hostel Establishment.

c) In case of Cancellation more than 21 days before the Commencement Date, the Customer is obliged to pay 25% of the Reservation Value to the Hostel Establishment.

d) In case of Cancellation more than 14 days before the Commencement Date, the Customer is obliged to pay 50% of the Reservation Value to the Hostel Establishment.

e) In case of Cancellation more than 7 days before the Commencement Date, the Customer is obliged to pay 75% of the Reservation Value to the Hostel Establishment.

f) In case of Cancellation 7 days or less before the Commencement Date, the Customer is obliged to pay 100% of the Reservation Value to the Hostel Establishment.

Group reservations need to be prepaid, 30 days prior to the reserved date 35% of the reserved value needs to be prepaid, 7 days prior to the reserved date 85% of the reserved value needs to be prepaid. In case of a cancellation less than 7 days prior to the reserved date or no-show, 100% of the reserved amount is charged as cancellation fee.

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

Additional Info:

For groups more than 10 persons, please contact us

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel de Mafkees

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Want to make the most out of your stay in Rotterdam?
Hostel De Mafkees welcomes you! Are you a backpacker or an international student and you’re looking for budget accommodation within walking distance from the Rotterdam city centre and train station? Look no further! You just stumbled across one of the biggest and cheapest hostels in town!!

Being big doesn’t just mean we offer lots of beds – which we do. On top of that, we offer a spacious building with lots of features to keep yourself busy on those rainy days. Chill out in our comfy couches, grab a beer at our bar, shoot some pool, or play fusball, it’s all there.

Not much for staying in? Go explore Rotterdam! You can always ask information from one of our international staff member and maybe you will get an answer on your native language! ;-)

Please note:
- Coffee/ tea & toast (07:00 - 10:00 a.m) and city tax are included in the price
- Linnen is not included. You can bring your own sleeping bag or rent a set (duvet, pillow and sheets) at our reception for €5 per stay.
- Check-in from 14.00, check-out before 11.30
- Our hostel is mainly focused on young backpackers and international students View House Rules


Hostel De Mafkees is a low-cost, friendly accommodation option aimed at international students and young backpackers. We're popular for our big common rooms, and you can also mix with other travellers in our bar. Our chatty staff are the heart and soul of our hostel: ask at the 24-hour reception where to start in the city and they'll give you a handy map and bike rental info. The free breakfast we put on is a great way to cut your travel costs, and you can check out top tips on making your budget go even further in Rotterdam with our free Wi-Fi.


We're a 9-minute walk from Rotterdam Centraal Station, so we're right in the middle of everything. The Cube House and museum is a 19-minute stroll away if you're into cutting-edge architecture, and the Market Hall is about the same distance away for stalls selling tasty local produce. Coming in via Rotterdam The Hague Airport? Catch bus 33 from there to the Rotterdam Centraal Uitstaphalte, which takes about 20 minutes, and then walk for quarter of an hour.

Rooms and Dorms

You'll stay in a mixed dorm at Hostel de Mafkees. Linen's not included, but you can rent ours (€5 euros all in) or pack your own sleeping bag. Bathrooms are shared, and you'll have your own locker for storing your essentials.

Extras and activities

Enjoy a good read? Make the most of our mini library. When you're feeling sociable, get a competition going on our games room's foosball or ping-pong tables. We've got an outdoor terrace that's great for sunny get-togethers and a kitchen for cooking side by side with your new backpacking mates. We organise events like city tours or trips to the beaches in Zeeland, so make sure to check in with us about what's happening while you're here.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2020
    Everything perfect
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Ich Liebe 🌸.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    15 Feb 2020
    It is a good hostel for people looking for stopovers. Great experience.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Mar 2020
    Stayed 4 nights, wifi was down the whole time. Supervisor apologised but said they weren't going to address it until the owner was back from holiday. I offered to take a look (I'm a sys admin) but the supervisor refused to escalate the request. The mattresses have a plastic coating on them and they charge €5!! for sheets. The showers aren't fun either, you have to hold the tap on the whole time. In spite of those pitfalls, it's still a good hostel and the most economical. I would stay again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    31 Dec 2019
    Despiste having a friendly staff, the hostel was quite overpriced due to the high season. It was without doubt the most expensive yet poor accommodation that we stayed on our trip. The room was (as described) with about 40 other people, but the beds felt like hospital beds. The ventilation was also poor, hence it will easily smell. Another down point was the bathroom facilies. There is only one bathroom facily for women and another one for men.
    Colombia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    27 Nov 2019
    The cheapest hostel in Rotterdam but thats the only good thing about it. Beds were very uncomfortable. Toilets were limited. Definitely not a woman friendly hostel. The people and other hostel residents who came in were creepy. There was a scary feeling to the place.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    06 Dec 2019
    Really weird atmosphere. Guys harrasing the girls working there, a lot of drunk/stoned guests sleeping at the lobby.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    09 Mar 2020
    idiotic hostel ... I had paid 5 nights, I was living only 4. Fifth night was taken away, did not explain, did not return money ...
    Lithuania, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    24 Jun 2020
    I book and nobody was at the place and I did call and email but nobody reply , very unprofessional.
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    12 Jun 2020
    Well, I arrived at 7 as programed, then rang the bell and phoned to reception for 45 minutes, but nobody seemed to be there. Lights were on inside, but I couldn't see any movement. When time was closer to 8 than 7, I decided that I better go and find somewhere else to sleep before night falls. Absolutely awful.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi