During our interrailtour me and my buddy Hendrik decided to stay at "Ani&Haakien" in Rotterdam - the one and only hostel we booked before starting our tour. What a good luck we did so!
First you have to say that the owners - Joyce and Daniela (hopefully I spelled it right way) - are both absolutely nice. They are always helpful and you get the impression that it's important for them that you feel welcome at their place. It doesn't seem like checking in in a hostel but as if you were staying in a living community for a few days. There's a big kitchen you are allowed to use (quite important for students without much money, who need to cook sometimes I think), a terrace outside and something like a big living room with chairs and so on, where you can relax after an exhausting day.
The price is also a good argument to spend the nights during your stay in Rotterdam at "Ani&Haakien". In comparison to other hostels you get a clean room, breakfast and great service for only 18 € (six bed room).
I think it's obvious that we both were highly amazed by this hostel and if there was the possibility we would have stayed there one more night on our way back. So... if you plan to visit Rotterdam and you need some place to rest go to "Ani&Haakien".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy our central location just a 1 minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station. Personality and soul! At Ani & Haakien's place you will find a living room like home. Furnished with cool 'old grandma's' stuff and recycled materials you will notice every piece of decor has a story to tell. In our guest kitchen, which we consider to be the heart of the hostel, you can cook your own meals and we will ensure you'll have no problem meeting new travel friends for life. Stepping outside you'll find our laid back garden. In summer it is always sunny and you can chill-out in the hammocks after spending your day in the city. We growing our very own vegetable garden so feel free to take some herbs for your dinner! At the reception desk we will make sure you know how to find your way in Rotterdam. Although we can tell you all about the tourist attractions and architecture we like to tell you more about the local hidden places that the city has to offer! And since we like to party our self.. We often have discount deals for good party's or little festivals. The free breakfast is up at 08.00Am until 11.00 (Sometimes even till 12.00) With hot brewed coffee, milk, orange juice, and of course some Dutch delicatessens such as: a Boterham with Pindakaas or Hagelslag. The rooms are basic and clean. On every floor you find showers and toilets. In the room you will find a locker including power outlets so you can lock&load! On Saturday morning you can join the Free City Walking Tours starting from 11.00 In the morning. Want to hire a bike or a longboard? We have very cool ones! Some Cool Rotterdam influences in Ani&Haakien's place: -Elselein Vintage Shop! - Kula Yoga Class - Bored to Death Book Swap - Man met bril coffee - Cake&Concepts - Movie Nights - Cut & Paste Proffesionals Postmodernepost - livingroom concerts Hostel Ani & Haakien a true travellers paradise with a vintage eclectic, contemporary touch. ... more less
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