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 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


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  • Cynthia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything!! The friendly owners went way way out of their way to help us!!! Amazing
  • Lesley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lovely location, along a picturesque canal. I was lucky to be one of two people staying in the dorm. The breakfast was carb induced. The shower turns automatically off after a few minutes, conserving water usage.
  • Hussain
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    Very nice. Clean and the location is just in the center of Giethoorn. Value for money
  • Minh
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was a very pleasant experience and I had 2 good nights sleep. Thank you !
  • F
    The staff are very friendly and rooms are also very clean and tidy. One of them (the boss) can speak Chinese so frequently, which is very convenient for native Chinese-speaking tourists :D Feeling like home!
  • Arnob
    It is probably the best hostel where I have stayed so far. The hosts were very friendly.
  • Gerry
    Beautiful location, very clean and lovely garden and terrace area.
  • Fong
    Love it so much. Can have sunrise view at the back of hostel. Good bfast. Very helpful and friendly people they. Thank you.
  • Mojiaa
    The facilities inside the share kitchen are so good. Friendly receptionist.
  • Mei
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    located at the end of canal boat rental. There is a restaurant next door. Nice breakfast with freshly cooked eggs to your like. room is very clean.

Property questions and answers
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  • 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 ..
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are always included; towels are included for our private room, and can otherwise be rented for €2.
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • 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 a..
    Answered on 9 September 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 ..
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Hi where can we park our car for the night?

    Right on our premises. If you navigate to us using Google Maps (not Maps by Apple or your in-car navigation), you will be guided to us and you should ..
    Answered on 28 March 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No, keys for the lockers are provided at check in. :)
    Answered on 9 September 2019
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Amenities of The Black Sheep Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Badminton equipment
  • Playground
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
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
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Indonesian
    • Dutch
    • Chinese

    House rules

    The Black Sheep Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM


    From 8:30 AM to 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 upon request
    € 15 per child, per night

    Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs 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 group reservations of more than 8 people are not allowed.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about The Black Sheep Hostel

    • Guests staying at The Black Sheep Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • The Black Sheep Hostel is 2.1 miles from the center of Giethoorn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • 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.

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

      • Playground
      • Badminton equipment