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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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please bring your own sleeping bag! We have a limited number of sheets/blankets/pillows for rent, please inquire on forehand if you need them.

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

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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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
- We accept cash payments only
- 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 8.4

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    07 Aug 2019
    Clean and ok but a horrible wwII bed.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Jul 2019
    As a great hostel should be: cheap, great atmosphere and with nice common areas. Bedrooms are big with many "not so good beds". Light and noise may be an issue for light sleepers, although the rest of the facilities are nice: showers, common room and kitchen. Free breakfast is quite good, specially with you like dutch classic "pindakaas met hagelslag" sandwich (peanut butter with chocolate sprinkles).
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Aug 2019
    If you're used to hostels is ok, I've never shared room with so many people before but wasn't a big deal for me. They have lockers to leave your stuff even tho they're a bit limited. You need your own lock or you can buy one there. Also there's no place near bed to charge your phone but they offer you a kind of "locker for charger". Beds arent really comfy but we stayed just one night so it served it purpose. Generally is good for the price you pay.
    Italy, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jul 2019
    Pretty chill place but not the same vibe it had 6 years ago. The door to dorm I stayed in was always open even late night which let noise carry through. Also it being open made me a little worried about leaving anything on my bed. The vibe in the communal area was good and Staff was nice and helpful. One thing that some of these young people now a days don’t understand is that the dorm is for quite time and sleep not to have full out phone convos.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    07 Aug 2019
    When I asked to extend my stay by one night I was told that its full . A little while later 2 acquaintances asked to extend by 1 night and the lady said that they should have done it before 10 Am . She gave them an extension and when I double checked on the website there were still beds available . She is definitely NOT a nice person . I would not recommend dealing with her.
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    04 Aug 2019
    The atmosphere was good and everyone was friendly but the beds are uncomfortable and the rooms were really hot, loud and bright due to fire exit signs. I also woke up with bites that definitely weren’t from mosquitoes so beware of potential bed bugs, however I’m still not sure what bit me.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    03 Aug 2019
    It wasn't an expensive hostel but it wasn't very much clean anywhere which is a bit off-putting. Also the beds were like extremely squeaky so if anyone moved in the room everyone else heard it. It was in a very good location tho, very close to the center.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    29 Jul 2019
    Despite booking the smaller room I ended up being put in a much larger room. The beds were very basic and plastic mattresses. Security was poor, anyone could walk into the building and into the rooms and although everyone wore wristbands no one would check them so anyone could walk around freely. The worst hostel I’ve stayed in out of many.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Aug 2019
    This hostel is set up like a bomb shelter with 25 or more people to a mixed dorm, and you have to lay extra for sheets, a pillow and blanket. There is no ventilation so it smells very bad, and no one comes to clean the dorm room. I would only ever stay here if you have no place to go and don't want to sleep in a tent.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    02 Aug 2019
    + location is very good! Extremely close to the main station and able to walk around the city + friendly staff - understaffed - no security. Anyone can walk in. People from the bar next door walked in to use the toilets. Not enough lockers either for all backpacks. - bedroom right next to bar so it's difficult to sleep before 2am. - felt like a prison. Beds were extremely uncomfy with a lack of privacy. No ladders or rails for top bunk. Hardly any plugs in the bedroom.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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