Checking into: King Kong Hostel in Rotterdam. Should You Stay There Too?

May 31, 2018

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If you’re currently looking at and for accommodation in Rotterdam, it’s likely you will have come across the King Kong Hostel. I say this because before visiting Rotterdam myself I got recommended the hostel quite a few times from other travellers and by someone who lives in Rotterdam. After staying at the King Kong Hostel for 3 nights, I now understand why it’s so highly recommended.

If you’re wondering whether you should stay there or not, my answer is YES. If you want more convincing then read on:

king kong hostel rotterdam review

king kong hostel rotterdam review


The Positives





If your new to hostels or just need a reminder of the unwritten ‘hostel rules’, after this have a look at:

Tips on How to Survive Hostel Life!

The Negatives

king kong hostel rotterdam

king kong hostel rotterdam

king kong hostel rotterdam

king kong hostel rotterdam










Who is King Kong Hostel good for?




What rooms are available?

King Kong Hostel offers a variety of rooms:

Large doom rooms for 8 people, including a cool loft room, medium dorms for 6 people, a luxury female dorm for 6 people, a 4 bed room perfect for people who like more quietness, a private 4 bed room and a private double room.

king kong hostel rotterdam review

king kong hostel rotterdam review

How Much Does It Cost To Stay at King Kong Hostel?

King Kong Hostel isn’t a really really budget hostel, it is more of an affordable luxury hostel and this shows in how well the hostel is decorated, how pleasant it is to stay in and how well it’s looked after, so costs are going to be more than a typical ‘budget backpackers’s but the larger dorm rooms start from €17.50 a night, the luxury female dorm starts at €27.50 and the private room €70.00 per night.

Breakfast is €7.50.

How do you get to King Kong Hostel?

Thanks to its great location on Witte de Withstraat Street, King Kong Hostel is just a 15-20 minute walk from Rotterdam Central Train Station.

If you don’t feel like walking then catch tram 7 (in the direction of direction Willemsplein) and stop at the 3rd stop ‘Museumpark’ (on the corner of The Witte de Withstraat). Just remember to get a ticket in advance from by the tram stop and tap it when you get on. A one way ticket is €3.50.

I went to Rotterdam from London and thanks to the new opening of the Eurostar it was so easy to get the train from London St Pancras direct to Rotterdam and cheaper than flying direct from London to Rotterdam

If you’re on a budget it might be cheaper to fly into Amsterdam or Eindhoven instead of Rotterdam (no matter where you’re coming from) and then get the train to Rotterdam (the train system in The Netherlands is really easy and fast).

If I was you I would compare the prices on Eurostar, Skyscanner, and The Trainline EU to make sure you get the best and easiest way to get there!

king kong hostel rotterdam review

king kong hostel rotterdam review







Ok, Are you convinced? Are you ready to book? 

I prefer booking hostels on Booking.com as there’s a free cancellation until a few days before incase plans change. Check out the rates and availability on Booking.com here!

If you’re going to other places in The Netherlands after Rotterdam these posts may be of interest:

How Much Money I Spent during a Weekend in Amsterdam on a Budget!

How I Spent One Day Exploring Amsterdam Solo!

How to Spend a Day in Den Bosch Shopping, Eating and Exploring.

6 Feel Good Things to do in The Hague!


I stayed at King Kong Hostel complimentary however all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links but at no extra cost to you.

One response to “Checking into: King Kong Hostel in Rotterdam. Should You Stay There Too?”

  1. Rachel says:

    Looks like a great hostel! Love the name!

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