Stayokay Hostel Haarlem

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Average rate: $22 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Jan Gijzenpad 3, Haarlem, Netherlands

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Stayokay Hostel Haarlem Reviews

TheTravelApprentice TheTrave…
28 reviews
Haarlem Stayokay Hostel Apr 26, 2011
Your typical HI hostel, it’s full of some older folks and not much going on…

I arrived here from Amsterdam after getting nervous about all the fully booked hostels i was hearing about. I didn't want to get stuck without a room so i hopped on a bus and went to Haarlem. I was going to come here after Amsterdam anyways so it was a perfect plan-B.

After checking in i got a bit restless because it was early evening and i was alone. Luckily they had some bikes for rent and i took one of those out for several hours and that bike ride was one of the highlights of all my travels.

I thought their internet was quite expensive. I can't remember exactly but i didn't touch the computer after finding out how much it was.

I was surprised to hear the staff member defend the expensive internet cost the way he did, but i guess he needs to stand-by his employers decisions on the cost of that service and encourage it's use.

The location could be an issue but there are busses and bikes which you can ride into and around town with so it's not too big of an issue but it can rain quite heavily so hopefully you're under a covered bus shelter, or can find one quickly if you're on a bike.

Good breakfasts at the HI hostels, this their best attribute for sure. Decent prices too especially with an HI card.
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WalterC WalterC
327 reviews
Cheapest option in Haarlem Mar 12, 2010
Difficult to find in the city of Haarlem (about an hour away from Amsterdam by train), the Stayokay Haarlem Hostel is a bit out-of-the way from the attractions and the train station. One has to take a bus to get there, as it is quite a distance to get there from the train station to get there by walking. Just take bus #2, and get off at the stop right in front of the hostel, which is located along in a park. The stop name is also the hostel’s name. Just have to be attentive to make sure you don’t miss your stop.

Being in the only hostel in town, this is the cheapest option. Going inside the place, and walking down the hallway, it feels more like a chain hotel than a hostel. Each room has a set of bunk beds, and their own bathroom. And those rooms can be only accessed by a key card.

Internet access and laundry are available but neither are free. Also, when doing laundry there, make sure you ask a staff to help you out, since the dials are in Dutch only.

Also, the breakfast is very nice, an all-you-can-eat, which is more than just toast, in the dining area. The staff are nice and helpful, and the hostel is in a quiet area.

Despite being out of the way, this place is definitely a nice place to stay at, especially at the cheap rates. And for those on a tight budget, the only option.
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Stayokay Hostel Haarlem Overview

Heavenly Haarlem. Feel like going on the town? Enjoy some culture, visit a museum or go shopping? Or do you prefer wandering through nature, cycling between the dunes, going for a walk on the beach? It’s all possible in and around Haarlem. Furthermore, ‘Heavenly Haarlem’ – the ‘northern city with southern flamboyancy’ – has an extremely central location: the bulb fields, the windmills of Zaanse Schans and the city of Amsterdam are all within easy reach. Stayokay Haarlem is situated on the edge of the Noorder Sports Park. The hostel restaurant boasts an excellent cuisine and you can also enjoy a meal and meet friends from all over the world in the friendly brown cafe ‘The Shuffle’. Haarlem is loved by people across the globe! The hostel has a great large terrace on the waterfront and you definitely won’t lack anything in terms of comfort. Attention! When you book a double/twin room, the possibility exists that you will be staying in a 4 to 6 bed dorm. The remaining (bunk) beds will not be available for other guests. On arrival you will receive bed linen which you can use to make up your bed. Towels are for sale at reception as they aren't included. If you are interested in a made bed, you can contact the hostel for the possibilities. Stayokay offers free Wi-Fi. Business hours of reception:
Every day: from 08:30 to 20:30
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Stayokay Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Water Activities
  • Billiards
  • Dart Board
  • Canoeing
  • Ticket Service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Free Parking

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