Okay, I'm not sure how representative this review is, please consider the following:
- I spent only one night at the place (went to cinema with a friend and didn't feel like driving all the way back to my home). It was on a thursday. I arrived late (at 23:30) and left early (07:30) and didn't book breakfast.
I found the place easy to find. There were parking facilities across the street and since I was there only at night the parking was free for me (it's charged between 9 am and 10 pm).
There were not many guests. I booked a bed in the dorm and got one in the female dorm. The dorm had like.... 16 beds? Apart from me there was just one other girl.
I found the dorm pretty clean. Also, in the morning I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanness of the shower facilities and the bathroom.
Now for the slightly worse parts:
- the desk staff was sort of unprofessional. I booked by phone and they tried to charge me for a single room, though I booked a bed in a dorm. However, when I told them this, it was not a problem and I got a dorm bed anyway. Also, I rented stuff for bed (blankets and such) and the guy handed them to me and said that if I missed something I could return. I think they should've checked themselves if everything was there...
- The mattress was a bit hard. I don't mind, since I like that, but I can imagine some people might get annoyed by it.
- I'm not sure about the location. I think it's pretty close to the city center, but since I was by car and didn't go into the center I can't be sure.
Overall, I think it's a great deal! I spent the night there for just somewhat over 15 euros including tourist taxes. The place was clean. The check in and check out were smooth. If I'll have to stay the night in Groningen again, I'd definitely go here!
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