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7.9

Very good

19 reviews

19 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Nearby landmarks
Golden Arm 380 m
Prinsenhof Gardens 530 m
Reisboekwinkel de Zwerver 590 m
Institute for Art & Architecturehistory 650 m
Library 650 m
Galerie MooiMan 680 m
Martinitoren 690 m
Martini Tower 690 m
Universiteitsmuseum Groningen 720 m
Tourist Office 720 m

Simplon Hostel

Boterdiep 73-2, Binnenstad-Noord, Groningen, Netherlands, 9712 LL - See map

Conveniently situated in the Binnenstad-Noord part of Groningen, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

770 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Simplon Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Parking on the street costs € 4,- per hour from Monday till Wednesday from 09.00 till 22.00, Thursday till Saturday from 09.00 - 00.00 and on Sunday from 12.00 till 17.00. Parking on public holidays is free of charge Towels are available at the reception on your request. Locks for lockers can be bought at the counter for €3 Groups are required to pay a deposit. 8-15 persons: € 150,- / 16-25 persons: € 250,- / 26-more persons: € 300,-. Deposits are to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Game room

Coffee shop

Bar

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Simplon Hostel

Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Single Room
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 4 single beds
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Simplon Hostel?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Simplon Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Simplon Hostel has a car park available for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Simplon Hostel?

Simplon Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
19 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
7.1
Location
8.9
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More about Simplon Hostel

More about Simplon Hostel

Simplon Jongerenhotel offers basic accommodation including a courtyard garden with barbecue facilities. It is just 1 km away from the lively Groningen centre city. Cable TV, heating and shared bathroom facilities are standard in all the rooms. Some rooms will provide you with a kitchen with a microwave. There are communal facilities available such as lockers, washing machines and dryers. Free WiFi is available as well. Guests can get tourist information at the reception. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. A restaurant is located right next to the property. The Korenstraat busstop is 150 metres away. It provides easy access to the Grote Markt Square and Central Station. The Hoornse Plas lake is 30 minutes away by car.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Dart board
  • Game room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Cleaning products
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Heating
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
Location
Boterdiep 73-2, Binnenstad-Noord, Groningen, Netherlands, 9712 LL
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from05:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Property announcements

Please inform Simplon Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Parking on the street costs € 4,- per hour from Monday till Wednesday from 09.00 till 22.00, Thursday till Saturday from 09.00 - 00.00 and on Sunday from 12.00 till 17.00. Parking on public holidays is free of charge Towels are available at the reception on your request. Locks for lockers can be bought at the counter for €3 Groups are required to pay a deposit. 8-15 persons: € 150,- / 16-25 persons: € 250,- / 26-more persons: € 300,-. Deposits are to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Reviews of Simplon Hostel from real guests

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7.9
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities7.1
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service8.6
Value for money7.9
High score for Groningen
Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (3)
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Showing 8 verified guest comments
5.6
Penny from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Basic roof over your head”

Pros: The hostel is clean, has very friendly and helpful staff, is in a good location, offers free WiFi, and gives you a voucher for a free drink at the neighbouring restaurant if you buy a meal there. Cons: I've stayed in hostels in 30+ countries and the beds here were up there with the most uncomfortable among them - thin, hard, and extremely plastically (every movement makes a rustle that is heard throughout the room). There is little ventilation in the dorms, consisting of one small window that can only be partially opened (for a 10-bed dorm). There are no kitchen facilities other than a microwave, and no free tea or coffee. There are very few toilets and showers (which I imagine would be a nightmare in the busy season). There are also no locks on any of the dorm room doors or lockers, and people can easily come and go from the hostel without being stopped at reception. The only way to keep valuables secure is to buy a nonrefundable lock for 3€. All in all, the place is okay if you simply need a roof over your head. Admittedly it's the only Dutch hostel I've stayed in so I'm not sure what the standard is, but for other places in Europe, paying 30€ per night for a 10-bed dorm in a volunteer run hostel with such limited facilities is, in my opinion, not the best value. But also not the worst!

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Nico from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 6 nights in February 2022

Great hostel”

Everthing was great

Reviewed March 05, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
castor from Italy
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Quite decent place. Would need to have some better security, the hostel feels dirty but is not”

Renovating some areas would make customers very happy I think

Reviewed October 24, 2019

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6.8
Good
Pajaree from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Staff were very helpful and kind”

A little bit pricey compared to hostel it’self Staff were really helpful and very energetic better than any other place i have ever been.

Reviewed August 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gerrit from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Cijfer een 10”

Top

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Tjeerd from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Very good”

precies wat ik zocht

Reviewed June 21, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Dirk from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Prima hostel voor een overnachting en dat voor weinig”

Prima ontbijt ook

Reviewed July 08, 2020

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8.3
Excellent
rudy from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

gewoon waar voor je geld”

goedkoop, zeer goed eten en vriendelijk doch normaal personeel

top, gewoon gezellig en normale mensen zonder poeha en geslijm. Zoals het hoort. Je moet er ook niet een hoge service verwachten, dan moet je in duurdere hotels met slijmballen gaan logeren.

Reviewed January 08, 2016

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