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Reviews of Hostel Utrecht City Center

Hostel | Lucas Bolwerk 4, Utrecht, Netherlands 3512EG

72.2% Overall Rating

270 out of 425 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/04/2015)

claudia baumgartner thinks…

"I stayed there with 3 friends and we all expected less. As soon as you get into the Hostel you'll see the instruments which is pretty welcoming for musicians and people who are trying to be one to…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.12

What's Included

  • Breakfast

Important Information

The guest for dorms has to hire sheets 2,50 once starting October 2006. You must always mention the time of arrival because the reception is not open all the time. When you are arriving late, it is best to call us. Most of the time the reception is closed by 22.00 p.m. Please be aware that if you have an early arrival time, your room may not be ready on arrival. If you do not state a time of arrival we have the freedom to give the beds or rooms away. So please make sure you confirm to us in advance by email your planned time of arrival.

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72.2%

Overall Rating

270 out of 425 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Utrecht City Center'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
52.0%
Staff
77.6%
Value
75.2%
Safety
73.6%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

27 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Lack of cleaness

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

claudia baumgartner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 April 2015 claudia would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed there with 3 friends and we all expected less. As soon as you get into the Hostel you'll see the instruments which is pretty welcoming for musicians and people who are trying to be one to spend a great evening playing some songs together. The FOOD IS FOR FREE (including pancakes, fresh fruits, coffee & tee) and it's a loooot ! We safed so much money for breakfast and lunch. Rooms are alright, we stayed in the girls dorm, NO bedbugs, NO dirty sheets ! Bathrooms and toilets are alright! Staff is super friendly and helpful !!!

Disliked: The man at the reception first seems to be a bit dodgy, but he's alright ;) You don't have storage in your room which means you need to live out of your backpack.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

06 April 2015

Liked: The price.

Disliked: Everything else. The most disgusting, dirty, filthy place I´ve ever been (and a clear reflex of the owners themselves). From rooms to showers and bathroom, kitchen and (especially) food - bought in industrial quantities and freezed. Thank God it was just one night. Don´t go there, please just don´t.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2014

Liked: The staff was great, very helpful, the atmosphere was amazing! Very clean, fresh, with good music, and good food! I totally recommend!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Ellie Cullen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2014

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Smelly & dirty as soon as you step through the front door... Kitchen is disgusting - there is food available but I would not eat it!! Saw 2 mice - one downstairs and another upstairs next to the kitchen door. So glad I only had one night there - would not have stayed any longer!!!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Liudmila Shevtcova

As a family with children

Family Holiday

05 July 2014 Liudmila would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly people. Property includes some musical instruments, even a piano. Various things to spend the time, watch football, movies etc. Good thing is the breakfasts, lunches. Boxes of oranges available the whole day. Pan cakes and omelettes and more food.

Disliked: I didn't like the bad. It was made of kind of plastic. But probably it is more hygienic. Shower is private but a bit weird looking, though the water is hot which is good.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2014

Liked: They have music instruments for the guests

Disliked: Although foods were provided, but it doesn't look healthy and fresh

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast and wonderful idea to provide food to be cooked.

Disliked: Kitchen was a little bit small for the number of beds on offer. The shower and toilet ratio isn't the best either.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly, the common room has guitars and a piano. There is food ready to be cooked so you don't have to worry about going to supermarket.

Disliked: The buses advertised won't take you to the hostel, you can take bus 8 or 28. Ask the driver for the advertised bus stop just in case. Taking the bus from Centraal Station is just 3 stops away, less than 5 minutes.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

anna schermere

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 anna would recommend this property

Liked: cosy place like you are at home young people free internet a huge of food all for free I l;ove the non commercial atmosphere free coffee tea no extra charges except the sheets relax in the evening I cooked pasta will come back

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ben Sern Song

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2014 Ben Sern would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how breakfast, lunch and dinner was included in the sense that they provided the ingredients and you could just cook whatever. Dormitory was decent. Nothing spectacular but sufficient for sleeping.

Disliked: Location was just a little bit far from Central but other than that no complains.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to the city centr of Utrecht and the people of the reception were very friendly.

Disliked: It was quite expensive for a hostel with so many beds.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

15 September 2013

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Not clean, no Bright light at room, need to rent sheet and pay, the shower room has no curtain ....

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

09 July 2013

Liked: not complicated

Disliked: fixed check-in-time, quality of the facilities

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly old lady ran the place and was very accommodating for breakfast, making scrambles eggs or omlettes or pancakes depending on what you want. Lots of good food provided for you to take/ cook/ eat. Lots of computers for use and there is a printer for use.

Disliked: Bathroom ratio was good but were a bit gross. Some of the doors were in need of repair.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jan vansanten

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

12 March 2013 jan would recommend this property

Liked: good service cosy place to stay music instruments outside we played table tennis they have everything to entertain the guests pc s movies kitchen full of food for free will certainly coming back no curfew

Disliked: no bad things to be mention

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

sacha donneva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2013 sacha would recommend this property

Liked: the greates rhings are the pancakes and the freedom to leave before 2 oclock not in a hurry good internet connection very fast good place when you are in utrecht

Disliked: sacha left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good cosy hostel a huge breakfast and a lot of stuff for dinner recomanded coolest mst funny hostel of utrecht

Disliked: to leave

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice clean friendly hostel they are ecominded and the breakfast is the best will come back cool place to stay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2012

Liked: It is close to the historic center

Disliked: The kitchen was filthy, the breakfast always burnt and left out for hours. The staff are almost always sleeping when you need them at reception. The linens may have been washed but still did not smell fresh. The rooms were way over crowded, too many bunks for the size of the room.

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

endika izkue

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: soo big rooms

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Rachel Essien

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2012

Liked: Free food

Disliked: The room was dark and dreary because of the horrible light. The toilets were not that clean. That atmosphere was really lacking with the TV on all the time with Scrubs and Friends.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Stuart March

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2012

Liked: The staff are very friendly here - it's in a central location (the number 11 bus from Utrecht central drops you right outside the hostel) you don't ever have to pay out for food - in theory you could eat all your meals here saving on the expensive Utrecht cafes. Realistically this is the only " budget" accommodation in Utrecht though so you don't have much choice. My advice: my advice stay I. Amsterdam (or Rotterdam) and visit Utrecht on a day trip by train.

Disliked: Hygiene isn't good here I'm afraid I arrived to a VERY dirty kitchen and make yourself acquainted with. The family of mice that live here too - in my room the doors lock very loudly and one window didn't closes which ,are the the nightimes fun!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: we enjoy our stay and we were very satisfy with the facilities free food every day pancakes outside b.b.q. there was a big tv screen fast pc s a lot of movies free internet a lot of instruments cool place to stay cheap clean and friendly

Disliked: nothing


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