Hostel Roots with kids: family-friendly hostel in Tilburg!
Last week we once again went to sleep in our own city of Tilburg. We ourselves are from the Tilburg area and already wrote the blog Tilburg with kids, in which we described all the activities in the city with kids. Hostel Roots had been on our list to visit for a while! It is the only hostel in town and we pass it regularly when we visit the city center. So it was high time to spend a night at this hostel.
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On a weekday during the vacations, we drive into parking garage the Knegtel near the central station toward the end of the afternoon. From this parking garage, it is about a ten-minute walk to the hostel. For us, this parking garage is free, but otherwise it was much more convenient to park at the hostel itself. In fact, the hostel has its own parking lots and you pay a small fee for an all-night parking space for that.
The hostel has a prime location and is located in the center of the city. In a few minutes’ walk from the hostel, you are in Tilburg’s main shopping street: the Heuvelstraat. The main train station is also a few minutes’ walk from the hostel. Therefore, you and your family can also easily visit the city of Tilburg by train and sleep in the hostel.
A hostel always has a different atmosphere than you have in a hotel. The atmosphere is a lot more relaxed, and with kids, it’s always nice to spend time at the hostel itself. So we play a game of pool with our daughter, play a game in the living room and have a drink on the terrace in front of the hostel. Meanwhile, we see one international guest after another walking in and out of the hostel.
It is also possible to rent bikes, scooters and SUP boards from the hostel. You can ask about this at the front desk if you are interested in this.
We booked the Green Room at the hostel and this is a family room for four people. There is a double bed in the room and above the double bed two more beds have been made for two kids. In addition, the room has a shower, a toilet and a sink and has a rather large roof terrace.
This rooftop terrace is very nice! You have an excellent view of the city and you can sit here in the sun at the end of the afternoon and have a drink on the terrace. In addition, you have an excellent WIFI connection in the room. The room is quite high and there is also a large door in the room to the outside. We opened this door in the evening so that the room could cool down, as it was very hot the day we visited the hostel.
Food and drink in hotel
One of the nicest places in the hostel is the bar. This is below street level and used to be the bank vault (the hostel building used to serve as a bank). Here you can also have a nice drink after walking around the city all day. By the way, this can also be done on the terrace located in front of the hostel. This is also where we ate breakfast in the morning.
You can choose from basic breakfast and deluxe breakfast at the hostel. We opted for the deluxe breakfast and it was very good! As you can see from the photos below, breakfast consists of a croissant, a roll, an onion, toppings, a yogurt with cereal and a glass of juice. In addition, coffee or tea is served with it.
It had been a long time since we had slept in a hostel, and when we slept at Hostel Roots, we immediately got the same vibe again as when we were backpackers ourselves traveling around from hostel to hostel. A hostel is often a lot more relaxed than a hotel, and especially with kids, it can be a nice option. In addition, the hostel is located right in the center and all attractions are almost within walking distance from the hostel. The breakfast they serve in the morning is also extensive and delicious.
This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.