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Simplon Youthhotel

Boterdiep 73-2, 9712 LL Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

First of all I must say that most of the staff members were incredibly friendly and helpful (and funny). Given the cost of accommodation in the Netherlands, you pretty much get what you pay for. The basic price includes bed sheets but no blanket (luckily I had a sleeping bag with me). Breakfast can be purchased in the cafe but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It was the worst hostel/hotel staff I have ever met! We were treated really bad since we got there, like we were doing a favor of staying there. Also, the breakfast was bread, cheese and milk. The location is not the best. Don't recommend the stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's not acceptable that during Eurosonic (so when you are surely full booked) one of the two showers in the dormitory doesn't work and the other hasn't no regular temperature (or too hot or too cold and no possibility to regulate it). The hostel has a great position but really: showers are terrible. I am tall, and i couldn't shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This youth hostel is what you can expect of it, a pretty decent place to stay for a reasonable price. We stayed at a two-bed room, which is a (very) small room with two beds and nothing more. The (shared) bathroom has a shower and toilet, both of which could use an upgrade (but they're not terrible). The hostel is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a cosy private twin room with separate shower and toilet sharing with just 2 other rooms located right next door. Noise was not a problem here. Great value hotel, off the beaten track location in a lovely part of town that is easy to walk everywhere from and has good public WiFi with decent continental breakfast. They also... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I stayed here four nights while on a walking holiday. The staff is friendly and helpful staff, the hostel is convenient to city center and public transportation. WIFI is free and fast and there is also a computer for guests in the lobby. Special price dinner for guests.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The location is very good, walking distance from the city center. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly. They also have a safe place to park your bike. However, the shared toilet and bathroom facility is not so good. The shower was broken. It is OK to stay for a night.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

this hostel is "value for money". there is nothing cheaper in Groningen, so basically you have no other choice, but stay here. Overall, it is not so bad. Mostly students stay here. Wi-fi is available for free. Showers and toilets are OK. Beds themselves are OK, but bed sheets are really bad and they cost extra, so it is better... More 

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

There are three dorms in total and I stayed in dorm 2. Dorm 2 had 10 comfortable bunkbeds. Toilets are opposite the dorms and showers are downstairs, all functional and clean. You can drink a beer in the cafe downstairs and have a proper breakfast for €5. On the one side of the dorm is a window, although there's a... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I stayed here one night with two friends on the way to a conference. The staff were very friendly, and the room was really comfortable and quiet. Beds were comfy, linen and towels provided.The wifi was working when I was there. The breakfast was really good and plentiful, continental style,my only complaint would be that they don't make the coffee... More 

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