Must-see hotels in Rotterdam

  • Top Choice
    King Kong Hostel

    There's plenty to like about this hip hostel in Rotterdam's major party precinct. Female and mixed-sex dorms sleep between four and 18, with bunks, under…

  • Top Choice
    Urban Residences

    You'll get a real taste of inner-city Rotterdam life when staying at these sleek apartments in the centre of town. Scattered over 15 floors of a recently…

  • Top Choice
    Citizen M

    A new-generation hostel for travellers who have progressed past dorms and shared bathrooms but want to recreate the casual conviviality of backpacker…

  • Pincoffs

    A clever re-use of a former customs house built in 1879, Pincoffs is Rotterdam's only truly boutique hotel. Blending recycled and vintage art and…

  • nhow

    The 248 rooms in this hotel (pronounced 'now') are as sleek and minimalist as the Rem Koolhaas tower in which they reside. The best are those in the …

  • Ani & Haakien

    Ani and Haakien's excellent hostel sports designer furniture, lockers with power outlets, and lightning-fast wi-fi. Bathroom facilities are inadequate for…

  • Mainport

    Locations don't come better than the Mainport, spectacularly set on the harbour a heartbeat from the city's action. Plush rooms are subtly themed to…

  • Hotel New York

    Rotterdam's most characterful accommodation option, this hotel in the former Holland-America passenger-ship line office (a listed monument) offers…

  • The James

    A welcome addition to Rotterdam's limited array of midrange hotels, this centrally located place opened in 2018 and offers good-sized, well-equipped rooms…

  • Stadsvilla Mout Hotel

    Opened with great fanfare in 2018, this hotel in an 18th-century canal mansion offers stylish, good-sized suites with kitchenette (breakfast hamper…

  • SS Rotterdam

    Ocean liner SS Rotterdam was built in Rotterdam in the late 1950s. Now permanently moored, it functions as a conference centre and hotel, with 254 small…

  • Stayokay Rotterdam

    Inside the landmark Overblaak Development (aka the Cube Houses), this HI-affiliated hostel has 249 beds set up in 49 oddly shaped rooms sleeping between…

  • Hotel Stroom

    Housed in a converted power station, Stroom's designer studios come in a range of configurations – lofts have sitting and dining areas, standards have…

  • Hotel Van Walsum

    In a group of grand townhouses dating from 1895, but with mod-cons including a lift, this warm, welcoming, family-run hotel is just a 10-minute walk from…

  • Hostel De Mafkees

    Only recommended here due to its bargain-basement prices, this anti-squat near Centraal Station offers bunk beds with thin foam mattresses in three…