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“Excellent hostel in centre of Haarlem”

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Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Back home today. But hello I'm local feels like home. Great hospitality and food very close to Haarlem centre. Went 3 nights and mis it already. Rooms are very clean and with al the themes they look very neat.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We loved everything at this Hostel. It's every family athmosphere. Every Body is interested in your plans what to do today ,or suggest which Restaurant is the best in town. It is like your Mum who want to care an worries about you. We loved it to sit in the living room played some games or listen to the good music there.
The City Haarlem have exactly the right size and is very very sweet and nice.
We are sooo happy when we can come back to the local Hostel!!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. The place is perfect in every respect. Immaculately clean, comfy high quality furnishings, lovely bed with fresh scented laundry and plush big pillow, beautiful location close to the canal edge in a historic building in Haarlem. The interior design is considered, consistent and functional though still has plenty of warmth and character. You can tell there is a clear vision or "dream" of the owners behind this place and it delivers.

One thing really stood out above all which is saying something considering how good everything else is. The people that work here are angels. Warm, friendly, with a big smile when you come in, you'll feel the love! They are very genuine and not imposing at all but totally up for a chat if you want. Gezellig! Is the word. You know when you're coming home after a long day that you'll be coming to a peaceful and friendly place, and you can either just go up to your room without being bothered or sit and read a book downstairs (they have lots on the coffee table). I'll be coming back for sure. Felt very safe the whole time, more like staying in a family B&B. I was kind of touched by how nice they were to be honest, this also extends to everyone else I spoke to in Haarlem, Dutch people are the best, I'll be back soon :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a nice hostel with dormitories but also very nice design rooms. We stayed in the Frans Hals room, which is named aft the famous Dutch painternFrans Hals. The hostel is nicely located on walking (5 minutes) distance from the city center.

Room Tip: Some roomsndo not have a toilet in the room. So be careful if you want one.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Extremely helpful staff. The beds have proper, excellent-quality mattresses in. I actually slept. Well. There was a fridge, microwave and place to prepare food. It comes down to this: if visiting Haarlem then as long as this place stays open there is simply no reason to perpetrate on onesself the sleepless, smelly, unclean, uncivilised, horrible-bedded, ghastly cruelty which is the average hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We has the pleasure of staying here because our local family reserved a room for us here. I arrived with three teenagers in tow who all thought it was an amazing place. Everything was spotless, the rooms are very comfortable and the decor is inspired. The lounge is staffed for the better part of the day and serves traditional Dutch breakfast to wine and beer in the evening. The outdoor patio with fire pit is a great place to sit and socialize. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Very clean and new. Great people working there, the owner Twan is a great guy and does the day to day maintenance and works the desk too. Good options for rooms from bunks to private rooms all at a fair price. Book through their site directly for the best prices and to get special offers. Great location along a side street in Haarlem surrounded by old buildings. Explore Haarlem or you could even stay here to explore Amsterdam, it's a 15 minute train ride for about $3.50 and trains run every 15 minutes. Add the Dutch breakfast for 5 euros, the food is great. There were guests of all ages with families, groups, & singles. This is a great place and nothing like your average hostel.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Eric O
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Additional Information about Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel

Address: Spiegelstraat 4, 2011 BP Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Haarlem
Price Range: $55 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel offers 12 unique rooms all different. From a private with 5 meter high ceiling to a 14 person dorm to an old fashion 'Bedstede'. All bedrooms have a private shower and sink other have their own everything. Don't worry the toilet won't be more than a step away. Towels and linen are included in the price, I'll make sure that your bed is already made when you arrive. With a group and want to rent all my 56 beds, please contact me. ... more   less 
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