You are looking for hostels in Netherlands Antilles? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Netherlands Antilles hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Netherlands Antilles.
We list every single hostel in Netherlands Antilles and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Netherlands Antilles for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
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Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Netherlands Antilles. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
The Netherlands Antilles is divided into two groups of islands. The south group which is located just off the coast of Venezuela includes Curacao and Bonaire. The north island group consists of Saba, Sint Martin (the southern portion of St. Maarten, and Sint Eustatius. The largest city in the region is Willemstad which is Curacao’s capital. Aruba was once part of the Netherlands Antilles, but seceded in 1986. The remaining five islands and the Dutch government dissolved the Netherlands Antilles in 2010. Curacao and Sint Maarten are now autonomous countries like Aruba. The remaining three islands have become municipalities in the Netherlands.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular in Curacao, though some of the island’s coral reefs have been affected by tourism and have been replaced with artificial coral blocks. The geckos, sea turtles and underwater sea caves have also contributed to the island’s popularity with tourists. The population is very diverse and helps to make a case for instituting Papiamentu as the island’s official language which would help to facilitate all the residents who want to pursue their education in Curacao. There are two dozen Landhuizen (country homes) with historical significance that are open to the public. When the Dutch first arrived in Curacao they built forts all around the island for protection. Six of the forts remain today. These include Waterfort, Fort Amsterdam, Fort Beekenburg, Fort Nassau, Fort Riffort, and Piscadero Bay Fort. Hot springs on the island provide a source of natural minerals. The wet season on the island runs from October through December. Prostitution is legal on Curacao only for foreign women who come to work in the open-air brothel called Campo Alegre. The US State Department claims there is some sex trade trafficking that operates in the Antilles.
Bonaire is known for its fabulous dive spots and flamingos that have made the island their home. Wind and kite surfacing, along with snorkeling are popular attractions on the island. There are a dozen day tours that will take tourists to the salt flats, the slave huts that housed the people who worked in the salt flats in the early days, Spelunk Cave, Sorobon Beach, Cardushy Distillery, on eco tours and to the Donkey Sanctuary. Additional tourist favorites are the Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei that is described as the best cultural exhibit on the island and the 1,000 Steps Beach.
The island of Sint Eustatious is very much off the beaten trail and is the perfect place in which to unwind. The typical 80 degree temperatures never vary by more than 2 or 3 degrees. Attractions on the island include Fort Oranje and Doncker/DeGraff House.
When visiting the 34-square mile island of Sint Maarten make time for a dolphin swim encounter, and a trip to the Butterfly Farm. If you want to try alternative transportation while you are on the island you can rent a Harley or an ATV. You can even take a ride on a gondola or spend the afternoon at an open-air bazaar in Marigot. The island also enjoys a thriving nightlife.
Finally, Saba is a place where tourists can enjoy challenging hiking trails and diving. The Harry Johnson and Dutch Museums, Shark Shoal, the Hole in the Corner, the Tent Reef Wall and the Twilight Zone are also popular day trips.
The islands have accommodations in all price categories. There are boutique hotels and resorts, hotels and hostels, condos, inns, B&B’s, bungalows and guest houses. Youth hostels may not be available on all the islands. Hostels may also be found under the title cheap hotels.
Handwritten by local expert for Netherlands Antilles hostels Jakob Lombardi
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Netherlands Antilles here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.