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Reviews of Hostel Utrecht City Center

Hostel | Lucas Bolwerk 4, Utrecht, Netherlands 3512EG

73.9% Overall Rating

261 out of 409 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2014)

"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."

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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 1.38

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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73.9%

Overall Rating

261 out of 409 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Utrecht City Center'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
81.6%
Value
70.4%
Safety
72.0%
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91.4%
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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

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Pierfrancesco Alaimo Di Loro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2012

Liked: Really nice atmosphere, it's like u stay in your own home. And then, free food, even if sometimes it's dated XD

Disliked: Bad, bad hygienic conditions...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Lukasz Neumann

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2012 Lukasz would recommend this property

Liked: I like the building and its interiors with beginning of 20th century decor. The kitchen is a great place to meet people. There is even a piano there. The BBQ orginized by the owner was a good opportunity to meet people.

Disliked: The bathroom in my room wasn't in the best state.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: relaxing atmosphere, good wifi, free food (to help yourself and cook), friendly staff, good location

Disliked: the lady at reception seemed to be running the whole place herself and she often wasn't there so you have to just wait for her to come back. Also, she kept saying 'free breakfast free lunch free dinner' to everyone who checked in but actually there's just a kitchen with random food in the fridge which you can cook yourself.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

elisabetta mirone

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2012

Liked: The atmosphere and the location were good.

Disliked: It was really expensive, dirty, if you want sheets you are charged 1.50 euros per night. They provide food to cook but most of it was expired :/

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

29 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, price, location are really well.

Disliked: the cleanliness is not bad but not good.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 July 2012

Liked: The location is quite nice, close by the city centre. There were plenty of computers with free access to the Internet. There is a small backyard so you can put your bikes there if you wanna make sure they're safe.

Disliked: Definitely one of the worst hostels we stayed at. The linen we were given were supposed to be clean but really weren't. I woke up in a middle of the night because of a mouse eating a plastic bag on my luggage. There was only one toilet on our floor with so many people there. The few advantages of the place didnt make up for the lack of cleanliness at all.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

25 June 2012

Liked: De slaapzaal was wel redelijk goed. De WC en badkamer waren vies. De keuken was erg rommeling en het brood was droog. Wel was er van alles genoeg. De hostel is erg slecht ondderhouden en veel dingen (kranen + douches) werkten niet meer.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

James Regan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 June 2012 James would recommend this property

Liked: Free food (meat, vegetables, cereals, milk, cooked breakfasts and sometimes dinners, lots of stuff to make sandwiches to take away for lunch), tea and coffee, and sometimes even beer or wine! Nice relaxed social atmosphere, and free access to computers with internet!

Disliked: Not enough hot water.


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