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Reviews of The Hostel B&B Utrecht City Center Utrecht Hostel

Lucasbolwerk 4, Utrecht, Netherlands

Atmosphere 72%

Cleanliness 50%

Facilities 69%

Location 85%

Safety 70%

Staff 75%

Value 72%

What's Included

  • Breakfast

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Not Included
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.19USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 21:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Utrecht?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 72%

Cleanliness 50%

Facilities 69%

Location 85%

Safety 70%

Staff 75%

Value 72%

Showing 1-10 of 16 reviews

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: wifi and outlets. that is all.

Disliked: There was a huge moldy water leak soon as you open the door to the dorm. It looks like it's been there for awhile. Def a health violation. If inspectors saw this the place would be shut down.


The property's response is

WE GET TWO TIMES A YEAR INSPECTION OF THE WATER AUTHORITY SO IT ISN T POSSIBLE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING
IN HOLLAND EVERYTHING IS REGULATED BY GOVERMENT
IT IS OBLIGATOIRE FOR HOTELS TO BE CHECKED TWICE A YEAR BY


GOVERMENT( FIREDEPARTMENT,HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND WATER)
They considert that everything was okee

but at the moment we are busy with a big renovation

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Location

Disliked: Lack of cleaness

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

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

ALL MEAT IS FROZEN ORANGES ARE FRESH BREAD IS FRESH POTATOES ONIONS AEZ FRESH
WE DON T UNDERSTAND YOUR COMMONS
EVER WEEK WE GO TO ALBERT HZYN TO BUY FOOD
EVERY WEEK WE GO TO THE FARM TO GET FRESH EGGS
SORRY THAT YOU DON T LIKE FRESH EGGS ORANGES FRESH BREAD
IN THE WEEKENDS IT IS BUSY IN THE KITCHEN 12 TIMES A DAY WE CLEAN THE KITCHEN 7 TIMES A DAY TOILETS AND SHOWERS
SORRY YOU DIDN T LIKE OUR PLACZ SORRY YOU DIDN T LIKZ FRESH FOOD

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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!!!

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

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.

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: They have music instruments for the guests

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

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 May 2014

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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