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The Black Sheep Hostel

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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Giethoorn
Giethoorn's only hostel offers budget accommodation with free breakfast, heaps of charm and a prime location, right by the main canal (Dorpsgracht). This renovated thatched-roof farmhouse from 1888 is located in one of the most central and picturesque locations Giethoorn has to offer, making it an attractive starting point for exploration on foot, by boat or by bike. When you are not busy exploring the area, you might want to enjoy the large garden or make yourself at home in the common area with a fully equipped kitchen. Sights within walking distance and five minute walk from bus stop. Accessible by car and parking space available. Boat rental and café/restaurant opposite hostel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Public wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 43 out of 100
82Restaurantswithin 5 miles
17Attractionswithin 5 miles
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We had a car and had a bit of difficulty finding this place. However everyone we talked to were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Upon arrival there was sufficient parking, we had a warm welcome and found everything to be perfect!! So clean and neat. Loved it here and would definitely stay here again. Breakfast was ample, showers great, and location was amazing. We walked the canals and loved every minute or our stay!!
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Giethoorn is small, so I understand why people do day trips, but I can really recommend staying overnight, because the atmosphere in Giethoorn is very magical once the day tourists are gone and when it starts getting dark. At the hostel I met really awesome people and had a great time with them in and around Giethoorn. There is a small garden you can just hang around in and just let yourself be carried away by the magical and mystical atmosphere of Giethoorn. You really feel as if you’ve gone some place from a fairytale. The people from the hostel were very helpful and the hostel is in the most beautiful part of Giethoorn! Would always come back!
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The Black Sheep hostel is one of the best hostel i have ever stayed in my travel life. 1) Great personalities Jimmy and Ghea (the owners). Both are very friendly and speak Mandarin, and English. Jimmy speaks Indonesian too! 2) Quaint and very quiet. The hostel is just a short stone throw away from a restaurant. 3) A kitchen for you to cook and make meals. 4) Excellent breakfast! 5) Very comfortable and clean bed! 6) Very clean toilets with very useful shelves in the shower cubicles to avoid your things get wet! Nice idea! 7) Easy to locate via Google Map. 8) Booking was easy. My emails were replied in a personal way and promptly. 9) There is a garage where you can park your bike. (I actually cycled from Amsterdam to this place. Yes, 120km) I will definitely come back with my GF (or wife for honeymoon!!!!). This is a place that you should not miss. Don't come as a tourist, but as a traveler and this place will provide the platform for you to experience the beauty of the place.
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The Black Sheep hostel definitely positively surprised us. The hosts are really nice and helpful. The atmosphere is really good, rooms and bathroom are clean, new and nicely furnished. It has an awesome common room, with a huge black board 😊 If you will be visiting Giethoorn we definitely recommend you come here.
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Jimmy is great, breakfast is great, the place is super clean and friendly. Beds were comfortable and the price was super reasonable. And the location is perfect, right in the center of everything! This was perfect for us!
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$38 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The NetherlandsOverijssel ProvinceGiethoorn
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