HI - Stayokay Texel Hostel

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Hostelz.com's Review

The Stayokay Texel is a small hostel in a thatched-roof building amidst sheep pastures. The hostel is very well kept, with a dining room, small library, play-yard for children (many young Dutch families come here) and a bar where you can sample beer from the Texelse brewery. Dorm rooms are very basic, but clean and peaceful.

Few backpackers make it to Texel Island and it's much to their loss, at least for anyone who appreciates fresh ocean air, pastoral landscapes, and charming villages. This is an ideal place for a quiet reprieve if you've been visiting big cities. When on Texel you'll want to spend most of your time outdoors, though, and fortunately the hostel has a full shed of bikes for rent. You can bike into the nearest village (Den Burg), then carry on across the island to De Koog to visit Ecomare, a refuge for seals rescued from the North Sea. Behind Ecomare there are signposted hiking trails through the dunes, and many kilometers of sand beach to relax on.

The public transit schedules on the island do leave something to be desired, so ensure that you allow lots of time for getting to the hostel. After taking the ferry from Den Helder to 't Horntje, wait for a #29 bus, which may take up to an hour to appear. Taxis are another option. However you make it to the Stayokay Texel, the journey will be well worth it.
by Sarah Saunders
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2006-01-14
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Location/Contact

Address
Haffelderweg 29, Den Burg, Texel, Frisian Islands, Netherlands
Coordinates
53.050107, 4.802809 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.stayokay.com/texel
Telephone
+31 (0)222 315 441
Fax
+31 (0)222 313 889
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  It was very cool and fun to buy candy from the candy machine here. On some days I was very tired from the bike rides at Texel, but this hostel was the best hostel I've ever stayed in. I rated this hostel five stars because of the food and the very nice and generous people. I wish I could go back.
April
2004-06-10

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