The Black Sheep Hostel is located in Giethoorn at the main canal. Free WiFi, parking and breakfast are offered at the property.

All rooms include a shared bathroom.

You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Boat rental and a restaurant are both located across from the hostel.

The hostel is a 5 minute walk away from a busstop. Assen is 28 mi from The Black Sheep Hostel, while Lelystad is 29 mi away. Groningen Eelde Airport is 35 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Black Sheep Hostel has been welcoming guests since May 9, 2017

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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  • The staff speaks English

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About The Black Sheep Hostel

Welcoming guests since May 9, 2017

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  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    For reasons of hygiene, we only allow usage of our own bedding, which is provided for free at check in (or in the case of our private room, beds are already made).

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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    As a rule, it's quiet at night (even more so because there's no traffic outside). We sleep within earshot of the common area, and will tell guests to be quiet if necessary, although these are rare occurances.

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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are always included; towels are included for our private room, and can otherwise be rented for €2.

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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes, you can store your luggage with us before check in and after check out. :) (Usually this is possible in our secure area, but in rare cases where there's too much luggage being stored, we have to ask you to store it in the common area instead.)

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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • I booked on this hotel by, I paid for it, when I got out from bank app and back to booking app it says failed, but money is transferred

    Hi there, we are not involved in payment related matters, so you would have to contact for that. If you would like to know the status of your reservation or make sure we keep it for you, please send us a message with your details.

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Havelte Golfclub
    8.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Smit
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Smit
    0 miles
  • Restaurant De Witte Hoeve
    0.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Zuideindigerwijde
    0.6 miles
  • Lake Beulakerwijde
    0.6 miles
  • Lake Bovenwijde
    1.2 miles
  • River Dorpsgracht
    0 miles
  • River Beukers
    0.2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Meppel Station
    5 miles
  • Train Steenwijk Station
    5.7 miles
  • Train Wolvega Station
    12.1 miles
  • Train Kampen Station
    12.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Groningen Airport Eelde
    35.5 miles
  • Schiphol Airport
    61.8 miles
How to get to The Black Sheep Hostel from Schiphol Airport
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of The Black Sheep Hostel
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Badminton equipment
  • Playground
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Dutch
  • Chinese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
€ 15 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print

Please note that the following directions apply to arrive at the accommodations:

By car:

-Fill in "Frensensteeg" on your navigation.
-On the Frensensteeg, you will cross a small bridge.
-Follow the road which is slowly bending left.
-You will find the accommodations at the second private road on the left

By public transport:

-Take bus 70 from Steenwijk station; get off at stop Giethoorn-Zuid.
-Walk back in the direction you came from.
-Turn right at the parking lot of "Smit Giethoorn" (flanked by big red flags).
-Turn left when you get to the canal.
-Cross the first bridge on your right and you will arrive at the accommodations

FAQs about The Black Sheep Hostel

  • Check-in at The Black Sheep Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at The Black Sheep Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Black Sheep Hostel by:

    • Car 1h 20min
    • Train 2h 20min

  • The Black Sheep Hostel is 2.1 miles from the center of Giethoorn.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Black Sheep Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • The Black Sheep Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Playground
    • Badminton equipment

  • The prices at The Black Sheep Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.