It had been years since we had slept in a hostel, but we immediately became nostalgic for earlier times, when we moved from hostel to hostel in foreign countries on our travels. In Rotterdam we slept one night at Hostel Room Rotterdam and both us and our daughter Sophie liked it very much. We also included this hostel in our blog about Rotterdam with kids. Below we will share with you our findings about this hostel.
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The atmosphere in the hostel
We found the atmosphere in the hostel friendly, as we are actually used to from a hostel. The audience is very diverse. From backpackers to families with kids.
We like it when there is a friendly atmosphere, which makes other hotel guests less likely to be bothered when our daughter makes noise. This is sometimes the case in more luxurious hotels. When we wanted something to eat in the evening, it was also no problem to throw a few more pizzas in the oven.
In addition, we were able to have a delicious drink while our daughter was busy playing shuffleboard and drawing.
Hostel Room Rotterdam is close to the Erasmus Bridge and in the parking garage of the Erasmus Bridge we could also park our car cheaply. From this parking garage it was a short walk to the hostel with the suitcase.
The hostel is in a nice neighborhood, with a park around the corner, and in front of the hostel is a section of the harbor with picnic benches where you can sit outdoors.
The water cab to the rest of the city also departs from this part of the harbor. In addition, there is the possibility at the hostel to rent bicycles. We rented bikes for a day and we always find this a very pleasant way to explore a city. In Rotterdam, we had brought our daughter’s bike so the three of us could continue exploring the city by bike.
We never expected a hostel to offer a family room, but at Hostel Room Rotterdam it does. They even have several different family rooms.
Our daughter absolutely loved this family room with bed box. She really felt like she had a little house of sorts in her room and really enjoyed closing the doors and reading a book with her stuffed animals without us there.
We super liked the decorations in the room because there were a lot of elements of Holland present such as the clogs and the Delft blue murals.
The living space downstairs
Hostel Room has a shared living area where you will find a bar with a variety of products for continental breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks, a TV, Netflix and board games. The living area is cozy and really feels like a living room where you can enjoy playing games, coloring or having a drink with your kids.
This also makes it less necessary to stay in your room all evening. So you can have a great time here with your kids without having to go out the door.
We and certainly our daughter enjoyed sleeping in a hostel again. Especially now that more and more hostels are also focusing on family, by setting up family rooms, this is definitely a good option in addition to the regular offerings.
In particular, we find the atmosphere of a hostel ideal with kids. It’s a bit more relaxed and you don’t have to worry about them making too much noise. We would definitely recommend Hostel Room to families with kids who want to spend a weekend in Rotterdam.
If you are curious about which rooms you can all book with your family and the prices of the rooms, take a look here.
This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.