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#1 of 14 Specialty lodging in Leeuwarden
Certificate of Excellence
Alibi Hostel is located at the old prison Leeuwarden the “Blokhuispoort”. The hostel is situated in one of the old cell blocks and as our guest you’ll be sleeping in a cell. The cell block was built in 1875 and has recently been restored to its original state, without sacrificing comfort or cosiness, which makes for a unique experience!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Free internet
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Soundproof rooms
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English, Dutch
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Best stay in a prison ever! 😊 Making an old prison into a hostel is a good idea. Friendly staff, all very clean, and located in the center og the city. The rooms and the breakfast was simple, bur nice. We will be back!
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I fancied getting somewhere cosy to stay while on a camping/ cycling trip and found the only hostel in Leeuwarden. It’s such a great idea and very stylish and well thought out. The temperature is nice and warm and all the facilities were absolutely spotless - the shower was amazing! I booked a 2 bed room for myself as i wanted the privacy. The security systems were robust (as you might expect!) but its all open and a dash to the bathroom isnt a private affair! Bed was comfy and the room came with a desk and easily changeable temperature controls. The chap at reception had great recommendations for foods which were just steps away from the hostel. Breakfast was basic but good quality. I would say that the hostel is an inbetween place to stay - its on the expensive side for a hostel but doesn’t have the en suite facilities for a hotel... i loved it tho
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I came back to Leeuwarden because of my graduation ceremony. I enjoyed the stay at Alibi a lot. What a unique atmosphere. During my studies I attended a party here, which was very already very special in this building. Will recommend the hostel to everyone who is planning to visit Leeuwarden.
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We stayed here for one night in a four bed 'cell' and thought it was fantastic. Very atmospheric, helpful staff and certainly unusual! It also has a small kitchen if you want self cater which is unusual for hostels we stayed in in the Netherlands.
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This hotel offers a range of options: from simple lodging to more luxurious rooms. All located in the old local prison, which has been stylishly converted into a hostel. Brilliant atmosphere, and right in the centre and close to the train station.
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$56 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The NetherlandsFriesland ProvinceLeeuwarden
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