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“Inspiring Dutch style” 4 of 5 stars
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Ani & Haakien
Coolsestraat 47-49, 3014 LC Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Oude Westen)   |  
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Inspiring Dutch style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Beautiful hostel with artistic and domestic atmosphere, a garden with a hammock and free tea of all imaginary tastes.
Breakfast consists of bread with various spreads, cornflakes, milk and coffee.
The two owners are charming and there's plenty information on all the cool events in Rotterdam.
The only serious drawback is the shower, which is literally a torture: it's not possible to regulate neither time of water supply, nor the temperature. For half a minute the water is icily cold, then for half a minute it's burning and then it switches off.
Some secret tips:
there's a box with free pasta, rice and sauces in the kitchen. so basically it's possible to survive without spending money on food.
it's possible to volunteer.

Room Tip: rooms for 14 is way too much!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

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".

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Me and my bud were stuck for a place and chanced on Ani & Haakien. The owner/staff Joyce is absolutely lovely. She helped us out with transport when we messed it up, and gave us a heads up on the best club I've ever been to. Amazing music wafting through the place. Comfy beds. Clean. Beautiful. Thanks! See you again!
Pete

Room Tip: All rooms are nice I think!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

stayed here for a week and it was a great place the staff are really friendly and helpful and there is a big kitchen to cook in order to save money on eating out. Its really friendly and the beds are comfy too!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I really enjoyed to stay in Ani&Haakien for all my 13 days. It has a cozy atmosphere all-around. Daniele and Joyce are doing a great job managing the hostel and you can feel the heart and effort put in this place. Lots of it has been constructed from recycled materials and all I can say is well done! There is a back garden with a hammock to chill in. A room for yoga lessons is also coming in the near future. I am already looking forward to coming back soon and I would recommend it to any traveler.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A really nice place to stay! It's near Rotterdam Central Station so easy to reach when you get off the airport bus. The owners have created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There's a large kitchen where you can make breakfast, a garden to catch up with other travellers and a living room with some very interesting pieces of furniture. The place is brandnew so everything is still nice and clean. If I ever come on a late flight again, I won't hesitate and walk to Ani&Haakien.

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Additional Information about Ani & Haakien

Address: Coolsestraat 47-49, 3014 LC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Oude Westen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty lodging in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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! From Wednesday to Sunday you can join the Free City Walking Tours starting from 11.00 in the morning. Want to hire a bike? 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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