Upon booking, me and my friends thought the idea of 100 people in a room at 8 euro a night was funny. Upon arriving, instant regret hit us. Granted it is cheap and the staff are average, but everything else is so bad (It cost 5 euro for bedding which then made it not massively cheap). The actual sleeping room is totally unsafe, they have a wristband system which obviously doesn't work, the door is just wide open and apparently some random guy just came in and slept the night we were there. There was a luggage room and we were given a number for our bags, but someone could have easily took my number in the night and claimed my bag, or i could have just taken someone elses bag as i went in the room 3 times and they didn't ask for my number once...Last but not least, there was something flying around us and we all woke up with at least 20 bites each, the cherry on top of the cake.
Admittedly I'm new to this whole hostel thing, if you're looking for a cheap nights sleep or you're homeless then its alright, I feel like there's a line I shouldn't have to cross in my life and by staying here I definitely crossed it. Several ciders made it bearable but it put a huge dampener on our trip.
PS. unless you're visiting the zoo don't bother with rotterdam, it was disappointing - we had 3 hour in nijmegen on a train transfer and that was much more appealing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Hostel de Mafkees offers great value accommodation in three spacious dorms. For only €12.50 you have a bed and a breakfast. Linen is not included, but you can bring your own sleeping bag or rent some. Free lockers, free maps, local city info and bike rental are provided by Use-it, an information center for backpackers and international students. ... more less
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