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Strowis Hostel Utrecht Reviews
Affordable and excellent hostel Apr 18, 2016
Strowis Hostel is located in the very centre of Utrecht, within the area where in earlier times used to be the city walls. This means that not only all the sights, restaurants, etc. are within walking distance, but also that it is only a ten minute walk from the central station. Basically, just ideal for anyone visiting the city.
Prices are very acceptable. I paid 24 euros per night for a bed on a four bed female dorm. However, when I arrived, it turned out the room only had three beds, which was definitely a pleasant surprise. They also have larger dorms, but the prices can all be found on their website. Very straightforward. However, do note that breakfast is not included in those prices and comes at an extra charge.
Breakfast costs an additional 6 euros per day, which is a reasonable price, although the breakfast is quite basic. It includes a cup of coffee or tea, orange juice, a boiled egg, bread, cheese and cereal (but you can eat as much of it as you like. So basic, but good.
The beds are very comfortable. I have had worse mattresses in several X-star hotels. There is some noise from the street and the other guests, but I did not find it to be too loud or very annoying. Just the average hustle and bustle you get. The hostel is located in a really quiet, tiny street so you do not get a lot of cars go past. There’s only a limited number of rooms as well, so there aren’t too many other guests, so the noise is definitely not really annoying and easily bearable.
There is free Wi-Fi in the hostel and it reaches up into the room (which I have rarely seen in hostels, usually you have to go to the common room to get a signal, but here you can enjoy the Wi-Fi up in your room.
Lastly, the service is excellent and the people working here are extremely nice. They are always ready to help you out, to answer your questions, to point you to places in the city and the staff is super friendly.
All-in-all, this is so far the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Should I need a place to sleep in Utrecht again, I’ll definitely come back here.
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