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Stayokay Heemskerk
Ranked #1 of 1 Heemskerk B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Apart from reading very good reviews about Stayokay Heemskerk Hostel we knew nothing about the place or area so were very pleased on arrival that we had picked it. I stayed with my husband & two daughters aged 7 & 5 who felt like they were princesses for the duration!! We had a fantastic room in one of the turrets with our own bathroom & shower etc. The staff were incredibly helpful & friendly & made us feel very welcome. Our daughters enjoyed exploring the castle with other children they met - it was a very friendly place! The bar served a great choice of drinks - some local & the restaurant served a fantastic 3 course meal €16 for adults €8 for children which was not only delicious but plentiful - a real banquet! Breakfast was also a good choice and certainly enough to keep you going until lunchtime. I would definitely recommend this hostel - give it a try!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Live in a castle for €80 a family ... Great fun, small and basic ... But real, clean and the kids loved it. 30 minutes to Amsterdam, 20 minutes to the beach, beautiful gardens ... Family rooms has own showers and toilet, unfortunately no aircondition - so wouldn't bring babies

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a youth hostel and not really a hotel. If you expect a hotel, you will be disappointed as the rooms are worn and heavy on the lino, there are no towels (although you can rent them), you have to make your own bed and there are children everywhere.

That said, we have kids and they loved the games, sports equipt, gardens and friendly atmosphere. This is a great place for staying within striking distance of Amsterdam but with kids who like to run around. It is strange that there is no public kitchen and that they discourage the eating of outside food (although they absolutely weren't patrolling for violators). There is a reasonably priced bar for adults to relax with a glass of wine in the courtyard between kicking the soccer ball and playing another round of hearts. :)

Room Tip: We stayed in the Adelbert, a good sized four bed 'tower' room with an excellent view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The rooms were tidy, yet basic. Our rooms were located on the very top floor of the castle, which offered amazing ambiance and a nice view, but proved to be quite a trek for the retired grandparents who accompanied us on our trip. The breakfast was simple and sufficient. The staff was friendly. Easy drive to the ocean and to Haarlem.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

From the one side you're going to live in the castle like the king and during approach this sense is increasing. Inside there are some traces of its former greatness - big windows, high room, view on the "king's garden"... But equipment of the hotel is very similar to those 200 years ago - only the needed things (hot water and WC are present for sure!). I think such kind of staying should be in my travel life, especially for such not big money.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Was here March 2013 with husband and 9 and 11 y.o. kids! So fun to stay in a castle even if just for 1 night. Great atmosphere! Love the concept of a family friendly hostel as it is sometimes hard to get a room for 4. Highly recommended for families.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed only for one night in August 2012.
Nice and charming!
Doesn't happen to sleep in a castle!!!!
Great price as an hostel, booked by Internet without any problems.
Breakfast in the main hall is very good for a medieval taste and flavor.
Recommended.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stayokay Heemskerk

Address: Tolweg 9, 1967 NG Heemskerk, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Heemskerk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Heemskerk
Price Range: $46 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stayokay Heemskerk 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stayokay Heemskerk is located in a 13th-century castle, Slot Assumburg. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding dune landscape or pay a visit to the town, at the hostel you’ll feel like lord or lady of the manor. The grand entrance, beautiful rooms, the moat: everything is so enchanting! It’s an ideal location for a holiday, a trip with friends, a meeting or a wedding. The hostel has large rooms with private bathroom facilities – perfect for families. ... more   less 
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