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“Felt more like a hotel”
Review of Stayokay Rotterdam

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Stayokay Rotterdam
Jonkoping, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Felt more like a hotel”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayokay looks great from the outside, the cube houses are very cool. It was easy enough to get to and in a decent location, right next to the Blaak staion. Reasonable walking distance to a supermarket, shopping strip, and city centre. Inside was very neat and clean, but didn't have a lot of personality. The staff were efficient but not particularly friendly. The bed was comfortable enough, and it was great to have a powerpoint and light at each bed, as well as wifi in the room. Note that you will need to pay extra if you want your bed made up for you, and you are not allowed to bring your own food to the hostel. OK for a night or two, but eating out for every meal could get expensive over a longer stay! Breakfast was included though, and there was a decent selection of breads, cereals, fruit, drinks and assorted other things. I'd stay again if it was only for a couple of nights, but otherwise would look for somewhere with a bit more character.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

We were in Rotterdam (the netherlands) for only one night. We booked into a hostel 'stayokay'. When we arrived, it was a big big
disappointment. The rooms were tiny and looked like a prison. There were no towels, you had to pay for it! When we wanted to buy an umbrella, it was the same price then a one night stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayokay is centrally located just outside Rotterdam Blaak railway station, within walking distance of most of the city's major attractions. It's clean and quiet with the usual range of facilities, including a bar, café, vending machines, bike hire and a TV area. The staff are reasonably friendly and helpful and, of course, a stay in the iconic cube building is an experience in itself. There are over 200 beds, with guests of all ages, from small children to pensioners.

Downsides: although breakfast is included, dinner is quite expensive at 15 Euros and doesn't start until 20:00. There are also very few books on offer so make sure you bring some of your own if you if you don't like to be without reading material!

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Poznan, Poland
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is typical hostel; the location is quite good, rooms are OK, bathrooms are clean, and there is a free WI-FI. People from the staff could me more helpful and friendly but it was not bad. It is about 10 minutes by walk to the main shopping street od Rotterdam and also a few steps to big and nice city park. The price was good. It is really very typical hostel: nothing special but also nothing wrong ;) all in all it is only for sleeping after day of sighseeing ;)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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29 reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Well, we wanted to stay at this hostel because it is located inside one of the most famous attractions of Rotterdam - the cube houses. Actually, the hostel is not something special! The stuff is generally not so kind with the customers and the rooms are like cabins in a ship. In addtion, is very expensive if you consider the services which offer and not the location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank evanpierrot
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London
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This place is awesome, considering I am use to the Bikderberg Park Hotel Rotterdam, I am very Happy to say I had an excellent stay at Stayokay, the photos online is correct & place clean, warm & comfortable. Nice clean sheets, & the staff very friendly & helpful. A big thumbs up for Stayokay best budget accommodation I ever had. & I meet some interesting people from all types of backgrounds good way to travel if your going solo so had peeps to sightsee with yeh!!!!

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Lima, Peru
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We traveled in a big group and found the rooms very clean and comfortable. The only problem were that they were a little bit cold and that the shower had a timer that often turned off, so we had to press the button to get water many times... We also ate dinner and breakfast and the hostel and they were good for being a hostel. The architecture was very nice. I recommend this hostel in Rotterdam

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Stayokay Rotterdam

Property: Stayokay Rotterdam
Address: Overblaak 85-87, 3011 MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Stadsdriehoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stayokay Rotterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stayokay Rotterdam is located in the centre of Rotterdam in the striking Cube Houses. These peculiar homes built on pylons were designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom in 1984. The houses are located close to the Oude Haven, a historic area of the city bristling with bars, restaurants and cafés. Every room has its own washing facilities and the hostel will be fitted with state-of-the-art facilities. The hostel is particularly suitable for groups staying several nights, but also for meetings & workshops. ... more   less 
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