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King Kong Hostel
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

My girlfriend and I stay here for two nights. Every hostel should be like this is one, I think. Very comfortable and clean, good prices, but the most important, it's unique and interesting because of its staff, rooms (every room is different with its own look) and location.
Very nice people. They do their very best to help you.
If we ever travel to Rotterdam again, we will stay here. There can't be a better hostel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Supercool hostel! One of the best I have stayed lately, I was pleasedly surprised! I will definitely stay again when visiting Rotterdam! They opened just recently and are genuinely trying their best! I am certain they will be a blooming success and become a favorite in Rotterdam! Although I shouldn't be writing this review if I want to find an available bed in the future, they well deserve it! The overall experience was great, from receiving a handy response to my prebooking inquiries, to the sad check out moment (I was asked if I was sure I wanted to check out and I was althought I didn't want to!).
The hostel is superbly located in a very cool and centric area and has a tasteful and chic design. It has a nice common area, a very well equipped kitchen, a laundry room and a tv lounge to watch movies! Breakfast is not included but you can buy it for €5 or so, although they provide complimentary coffee and tea and also serve a great cappuccinos and lattes at the counter/lobby to which locals also drop in. As for the rooms all are mixed dorms (it would be nice if they had some single sex dorms), mine was really nice and spotless, I stayed in a medium dorm with ensuite bathroom as the business dorms were already full! Each bed has a lamp with a power outlet and a locker with an extra outlet inside!
The staff is super friendly and helpful! Absolutely recommendable place, no need to look further, unless it gets full ;)

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Without a doubt, this is the very best hostel I have ever stayed in.
BRAND new, completely clean and chic, with amazing decor and super friendly staff (especially thanks to Alisa for my lost and found article, and Mattijs who printed out our concert tickets before we even got there). We stayed in a business dorm that had 4 beds, but my friend and I happened to be the only ones there that night- private room- WIN!!! Powerful, clean shower with rainforest showerhead too.
The hostel is located on a really cool street (I spent the whole next day there), in the midst of great night life. And because it is such a cool place to hang out, you can tell that Rotterdammers also drop in for a coffee. So it's not just a tourist hostel, but a great addition to the city and the street.
This was my first time in Rotterdam, and the hostel really charmed me. I am already discussing with friends when we can go back. :)

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Amazing design, a staff full of Geniuses, coolest hostel rooms anywhere on the planet, and beyond-5 star hotel service, King Kong Hostel is located on the coolest street in Rotterdam literally next door to the best bar in the world. Fresh pastries, amazing coffee, a sexy hostel manager, the owner is an ex-fashion designer and affable genius - you will be instantly inspired.

This place is like a temple, except populated by artists. The vibe is super chill. You can just hang out in the lobby all day or use it as a launching pad for epic adventures. I did both. I had an amazing time. If I could do my trip over again, I wouldve spent all my time in Rotterdam with only brief excursions to Amsterdam. It's cheaper, it's cooler, it's a lot more fun, and these guys deserve your support. They are true innovators in the hostel world, and King Kong has the freshest vibe you'll find anywhere. Stay here!

Room Tip: the mini-loft is super cool, it's two beds located at the tippy top of the property. you enter a...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Alisa_Kokorina, Manager at King Kong Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Dogson,

It is an ultimate dream of every hotelier to get a review like you've wrote us! Compliments on creative writing- we loved every single letter of it! I even think we will have to steal some words you used, to describe our lobby, because our lobby is a fantastic place for socializing, but we have never thought ourselves, that it could be used "as a launching pad for epic adventures"! Mindblowing!

We will look forward to welcoming you back in Rotterdam and at the King Kong hostel!

King Kong Crew

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place looks so cool, it's quite hard to believe you are in a hostel. The great interiour, wall decoration,rainshowers in the bathrooms and, semi-private rooms for a bit more privacy = they're all awesome. I had a great stay and here, unfortunately did not sleep so great due to noise outside and party people comming to bed. But that happens when you are in the city centre where everyone stays up late. But apart from that, you'll have a great stay in an awesome place + very friendly staff. I will return here!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Really great facilities. Very nice and service minded staff in the best location of Rotterdam. Close to many nice bars, restaurants and cool shops. Strongly recommend this place if you are staying in a hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank Clara J
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I arrived to King Kong Hostel in late March and wasn't sure what to expect with this 'new' hostel located in the heart of Rotterdam. There was a group of 11 of us staying for 4 nights. It seems though that we struck hostel gold with this place.

Having made my way around Europe I have stayed in a wide variety of Hostels from the surpsingly welcoming to places not fit for farm animals. However, none compare to King Kong Hostel which is in a league of its own.

When you arrive you are overwhelemed by the cleanliness and astetic feel of the building itself. This feeling of comfort is only furthered when you meet the awesome staff who welcome you like they've been waiting all their life for you to stay in their hostel. Again, the rooms themselves boast comfort and cleanliness, as do the bathrooms.

This is only the start. I take my hat off yet again to King Kong Hostel with their cinema room installation with a huge selection of movies and awesome furniture. Not forgetting as well the beautiful kitchen that has full access to guests. This place just screams hospitality and customer service.

It would seem just that such a place should have unrealistic prices for backpackers and travellers alike. This is not the case at all. The prices aren't even reasonable, King Kong could charge double what I played and I would stil be happy to pay it, and more.

So if you're in Rotterdam do not think twice, book this place!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Alisa_Kokorina, Manager at King Kong Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear Ross,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an elaborate review! It is amazing to feel your appreciation and positivity!

We know one thing for sure: Rotterdam is an upcoming city, and it's coolness start's to be more and more noticed in the rest of the Netherlands and abroad. King Kong hostel is one of those places in Rotterdam that aspires to create an exprience, not just to be a cheap place to sleep (although, yes, we are super afordable!). We try to do the right thing for the right reason. And it seams to work with people like yourself: who come with an open mind, positive attitude and knowing what's good for them...

It was a real pleasure to read your feedback and we hope you had a good trip back home. Let's keeo in touch by Facebook or Twitter!

Warm Regards,

King Kong Crew

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Additional Information about King Kong Hostel

Address: Witte de Withstraat 72, 3012 BS Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Cool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Rotterdam
Price Range: £19 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — King Kong Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
King Kong brings an entirely new attitude to Rotterdam. This boutique hostel has an iconic urban style and is a choice of a sophisticated, yet budget conscious traveller. Located in the middle of Cool district, the Witte de Withstraat, King Kong hostel has it's finger on the pulse of the city. ... more   less 
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