Accommodation options are limited, and while the range of choices is slowly expanding, it can still sometimes be hard to find a room. Book well in advance, especially if you are travelling here between April and September, the city's high season. Centrum is the most convenient option.

Best Lists

Sleeping

  • Citizen M Style on a budget, in a great location.
  • Urban Residences Well set-up designer apartments in the centre of town.
  • King Kong Hostel The location on the city's major entertainment strip is perfect for partying.
  • Pincoffs Personalised service and an arty decor.
  • nhow Sleek style, magnificent water views and a hip bar.

By Budget: €

  • King Kong Hostel You'll be well placed to party at this hostel on Rotterdam's main entertainment strip.
  • Ani & Haakien Slated for a major renovation, this hostel near Centraal Station has a friendly home-away-from-home feel.
  • Stayokay Rotterdam Located in the famous cube houses, this hostel offers basic rooms and a good cafe.
  • Stadsvilla Mout Hotel Classy digs are offered at modest prices in Schiedam's new boutique hotel.

By Budget: €€

  • Citizen M A hostel for grown ups, this well-located choice has capsule-like rooms and hip common areas.
  • Urban Residences Stylish, well-equipped apartments in the heart of the city.
  • Pincoffs Rotterdam's only truly boutique hotel, this place rightly prides itself on its personalised service.
  • nhow In the iconic De Rotterdam building in South Bank, nhow offers sleek rooms and a bar with panoramic terrace.

By Budget: €€€

  • Mainport Luxurious choice with loads of facilities and an excellent riverside location.
  • Hotel New York With bags of character and very friendly staff, this hotel in one of the city's few pre-war buildings is a popular choice.

Design Hotels

  • Citizen M Style on a budget, in a great part of town.
  • nhow It's in Rem Koolhaas' De Rotterdam building. Need we say more?
  • Mainport As luxurious as Rotterdam's hotels come, with plush decor and loads of facilities.
  • Pincoffs An understated but elegant decor utilising recycled materials is the hallmark of this boutique choice.
  • Urban Residences In the Wiel Arets–designed B-Tower apartment block, the apartments here have full Alessi fitouts.

Booking Services

Accommodations options are limited in Rotterdam, but many travellers can find places to stay on the usual home-sharing services.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/the-netherlands/rotterdam#lodgings) Recommendations and bookings.

Price Ranges

The following price ranges refer to a double room with bathroom in high season. Unless otherwise stated, breakfast is not included in the price.

less than €100

€€ €100–180

€€€ more than €180

Where to Stay

Centrum

For

Most options are located here; close to major musems and public transport hubs.

Against

Parking can be hard to source.

Zuiden

For

Options here often have water views.

Against

A bit out of the action; bitterly cold winds in winter.

Westen

For

Those options that are here are usually quiet.

Against

Few hotels are found here; removed from main sights.

Noord

For

Great neighbourhood atmosphere; plenty of eating and drinking choices.

Against

No hotels; one slightly dodgy hostel.