Choose your preferred language. We speak English (US) and 42 other languages.
Based on 342 hostel reviews
Value for money
Booking.com Guest Review GuidelinesTo keep the rating score and review content relevant for your upcoming trip, we archive reviews older than 24 months.
Only a customer who has booked through Booking.com and stayed at the property in question can write a review. This allows us to verify that our reviews come from real guests like you. Who better to tell others about the free breakfast, friendly staff, or their comfortable room than someone who’s stayed at the property?
We want you to share your story, with both the good and the not-so-good. All we ask is that you follow a few simple guidelines.
We believe review contributions and property responses will highlight a wide range of opinions and experiences, which is critical in helping guests make informed decisions about where to stay.
Contributions to Booking.com are a reflection of the dedication of our guests and properties, so we treat them with the utmost respect.
Whether negative or positive, we'll post every comment in full and as quickly as possible, provided the guidelines are met. We'll also provide transparency over the status of submitted content.
We'll use the same guidelines and standards for all user-generated content, and for the property responses to that content.
We'll allow the contributions to speak for themselves, and we won’t be the judge of reality. Booking.com’s role is to be a feedback distributor for both guests and properties.
Guidelines and Standards for Reviews
These guidelines and standards aim to keep the content on Booking.com relevant and family-friendly, without limiting expression or strong opinions. They're also applicable regardless of the comment's tone.
Contributions should be travel related. The most helpful contributions are detailed and help others make better decisions. Please don’t include personal, political, ethical, or religious commentary. Promotional content will be removed and issues concerning Booking.com’s services should be routed to our Customer Service or Accommodation Service teams.
Contributions should be appropriate for a global audience. Please avoid using profanity or attempts to approximate profanity with creative spelling, in any language. Comments and media that include hate speech, discriminatory remarks, threats, sexually explicit remarks, violence, or the promotion of illegal activity are not permitted.
All content should be genuine and unique to the guest. Reviews are most valuable when they are original and unbiased. Your contribution should be yours. Booking.com property partners should not post on behalf of guests or offer incentives in exchange for reviews. Attempts to bring down the rating of a competitor by submitting a negative review will not be tolerated.
Respect the privacy of others. Booking.com will make an effort to obscure email addresses, telephone numbers, website addresses, social media accounts, and other similar details.
The opinions expressed in contributions are those of Booking.com customers and properties, and not of Booking.com. Booking.com does not accept responsibility or liability for any reviews or responses. Booking.com is a distributor (without any obligation to verify) and not a publisher of these comments and responses.
Showing 1 - 22
January 1, 2017
눉A lot of noise of the bar. Don t forget your earplugs. The beds are not very comfy
눇Cheap place to stay. We just stayed here to sleep and do a race the day after. Nice bar underneath the hostel.
December 16, 2016
눉Breakfast served only from 9 AM. Not good when traveling for work or having to leave early.
눇Really a small hotel rather than a hostel. Co-located with a nice pub at the heart of Katwijk. Nice staff.
October 4, 2016
눉Lack of towels, they provided only one set instead of two. The shower is super small and not clean, black moulds are present on the tiles of the shower. no soap and no shampoo were provided. SInce the whole batroom is the shower it gets all wet and water flows to the room. It is not possible to sleep untill the very loud music from the bar at the reception is gone (3 am!).
눇The breakfast was good and the location as well.
September 23, 2016
눉noisy environment, also in the (late) evening breakfast not served before 09:00 !!! no separate hotel entrance bath room: basic + small & no toilet articles
눇Arrival hours close to ESTEC shuttle bus Bed
September 22, 2016
눉Breakfast will be served at 9 o'clock! Check out earlier than 9 to the cleaning staff if you can find them! You pay 10 € deposit for the key. No announcement in the streat where the hotel is.
September 13, 2016
눇good location (close to shops, beach...), great bar downstairs Wasn´t so loud. We stayed in hotel during friday night and the bar was closed around 1!
August 26, 2016
눉The rooms are located above a very busy bar with a nightclub opposite, neither of which finish serving until the early hours of the morning. Hence the noise is horrendous at closing time and the disturbance lasts for about 90 minutes thereafter. If you choose to close the windows to minimise the noise, you end up cooking in the room as there is no air conditioning. In short, DON'T stay here as you are guaranteed NOT to have any sleep. The worst hotel I have ever stayed in, in over 30 years of travelling throughout the world.
June 16, 2016
눉Internet service is good.
눇When I arrived, the staff had no record of my booking - they had to call their manager. I was not made aware in advance that it was a shared room with bunk beds. This was not shown in the on-line pictures. Luckily I had it to myself. The price OK for a private room, but too much for a shared room. No towel provided. No access to coffee etc after bar closes. Could do with at least a vending machine.
June 2, 2016
눉The place was a late night disco downstairs which was not advertised. My partner and I travelled for work training which cost us over 3000 for tuition. Because of the hostel we barely slept and found it hard to do our training. It ruined our entire trip. I'm so so disgusted. We tried to leave but hadn't enough money for other accommodation and the hostel wouldn't refund our money which they took on the first night. I hated it. Destroyed my trip and the staff were nasty. Loud music loud people banging doors..window wouldn't close properly...bed springs dug in my back...no fresh towels each day..ugh I could go on. But I wanna forget that part of my life.
눇Nothing I'm claiming my money back.
May 1, 2016
눉Beware: unless you are a party animal that likes to go on till the wee morning hours, do NOT go here on a weekend, the so-called 'pub', downstairs is the local disco. everybody in Katwijk will be here on a Saturday, drinking, dancing and getting drunk until 4/5 a.m. You will not sleep in your hostel bed, earplugs won't help, it is really that loud. and the later it gets, the louder it gets. Prepare for non-sleep.
눇Very close to the beach. breakfast okay friendly staff
April 28, 2016
눉1. No signboard of the hotel. How do I find it?? 2. Never seen such small toilet in my life. They should shut down this hotel. 3. Not single glass to drink water in the room. No soap, no place to keep clothes. 4. Doors are not soundproof. 5. Room heater seems like 200 year old. Makes sound. 6. They said king size bed but it is actually two single beds joined.The joint makes the bed horrible. 7. The light in my toilet was not working.
눇The restaurant and bar was good. Their burger is really good. the bedsheet and blanket was clean. The smoking room in the downstairs bar. People are friendly and helping.
April 22, 2016
눉No clean, small room, small bathroom, people attending us were drunk (so much!!). No wifi. The man was very rude, they enter to clean the room for the next client while all our baggage was there, before the checkout. They don't clean it for the next one again when we left the room. The man said that if we wanted the deposit back (10euros) we had to clean and organice the room for the next customer... And one night 54,80euros paid in advance. Really... Unbelievable!!!!
눇Nothing.. the hell is better!!!
January 11, 2017
눉Size of the room and bathroom.
눇Good location, fun at night (if you dont mind a bit of music at the blawen bock), awesome breakfast.
December 31, 2016
눉Above a crowded bar; appears to not have been cleaned thoroughly; no common decencies like a little shampoo or even toilet paper
November 23, 2016
눇Very close to the beach and buses
November 6, 2016
눉Bed, and stairs
눇Grand cafe is good, burger excellent
August 4, 2016
눉It's Not a hostel. You can't bring or Rat your on good and drinks. It's not on the beach. But close to it.
July 4, 2016
눉The room is very very dirty and the bed is broken we hear a voice when moving then we did not sleep all the night
June 2, 2016
눇The manager of the bar is really nice, we had a crazy evening with good music, bitterballen and beers :)
May 26, 2016
눉I would imagine it could be noisy at weekends and busy periods being located above a bar.
눇It was cheap in a good location near the sea front.
April 26, 2016
April 17, 2016
눉Noise from night club. Dirty toilet. Light did not work in the bathroom.
Showing 1 - 22
We've negotiated with thousands of hotels to get the very best deals. We call them Secret Deals and they only last for a limited time.
You can get these deals for free by subscribing to our newsletters. You can even choose your favorite destinations to receive personalized deals.
Get started now by entering your email address. We'll instantly send you a link to our Deal Finder!
Don't worry – your email address is safe with us. We'll never share your private information and you can unsubscribe at any time.
We'll send you a link to download the app directly from your mobile or tablet
Booking.com is part of The Priceline Group, the world leader in online travel & related services.
We have more than 70 million property reviews, and they're all from real, verified guests.
The only way to leave a review is to first make a booking. That's how we know our reviews come from real guests who have stayed at the property.
When guests stay at the property, they check out how quiet the room is, how friendly the staff is, and more.
After their trip, guests tell us about their stay. We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site.
If you booked through us and want to leave a review, please sign in first.