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The Alibi Hostel is located in the old prison in the city centre of Leeuwarden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Bike hire is available at this hostel and the area is popular for cycling. Holland Casino Leeuwarden is 1.7 km from Alibi Hostel Leeuwarden, while Fries Museum is 300 metres away.

Located in a historic prison complex, they had an exhibit on the ground level explaining the history of the complex and how it worked.There were restaurants and a cafe close by. Cool little shops as well. Lift is handy if you're coming with heavy bags or suitcases. The room and bathroom was big enough. It was super clean. The beds were comfortable. They kept little features of the jail cell like the switches and the button to open the cell door with which was a nice touch. The staff were efficient and friendly with checking us in and out. They also gave good tips on places to see and where to eat.

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1,701 reviews
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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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Hostels that guests love in Leeuwarden

  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,270 reviews
    Great location ,comfortable,friendly and had good food
    Susan
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $67.25
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,701 reviews
    The novel restoration of the former prison into unique shops and hostel lodgings was brilliant! The hostel is super quiet (thick walls), clean, and filled with human warmth and conviviality. The staff is cordial and helpful; beds comfy; bathroom modern and pristine. The #3 bus stops directly at the entrance but it is a comfortable walk to the train.
    Eleanor
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $67.25
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,701 reviews
    Amazing location for a hostel! We had a nice stay with 7 friends. The hostel was very clean and the breakfast was simple but good. Good value for money.
    Mark
    Travelers with friends
  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 121 reviews
    Great location. The room was very nice and spacious. Lots of amenities. Friendly host.
    Joyce
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $146.42
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 427 reviews
    great location, spacious room (superior salon), very friendly and helpful staff.
    Stefan
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $150.76
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,870 reviews
    Flexibel. Last minute booking. Cheap
    Sjoerd
    Solo traveler
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,270 reviews
    Staff were exceptionally helpful, great location.
    Lorna
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $67.25
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,701 reviews
    Great location. A hostel with character. Very nice experience.
    Ana Maria
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $67.25
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,701 reviews
    One of the best hostels I have ever visited! Very good price-standard ratio, super clean, comfortable, nice room, close to railway station, friendly staff
    Magdalena
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $66.16
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,294 reviews
    The Hostel is nice and clean and the receptionist even asked me if I'm okay with the other guests in the dormitory (I'm young and female and all other guests male and at least ten years older then I)
    Judith
    Solo traveler