Hostels in Haarlem, Netherlands

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Get to know Haarlem (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Haarlem. To help you make friends with Haarlem before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Haarlem (no more

Haarlem is a lovely and nice city in the Netherlands that can be visited as a day trip from Amsterdam, considering it is only few kilometers away from it and very well connected by the train system. It is still nice though to spend some time (at least two or three days) in this quaint city on the River Spaarne to take everything in and don't rush it through.

There are various options in Haarlem when it comes to accommodation, some are more budget friendly; in fact there are a couple of hostels in Haarlem, which offer a comfortable stay without spending too much money. There are other accommodation solutions like hotels or even apartments for hire, but the hostels are by far the more budget friendly. Staying in a Haarlem hostel will also allow you to do some laundry if needed, there will be free Wi-Fi, the possibility to order a meal or a drink, and also to park your bicycle. The hostels in Haarlem offer both dorms and private rooms for whoever is more concerned about their own privacy.

The historical centre of Haarlem is simply stunning, full of many old buildings with the classic Dutch architecture -- some of which are facing the picturesque canals. There are some museums that can be visited too and also plenty of shops, from well-known brands to the independent and local shops selling crafts and handmade goodies, some of which are of very nice design.

One thing not to be missed in Haarlem is the old windmill De Adriaan, which also has a museum. It's a typical Dutch windmill on the river and not far at all from the centre, so it's easily reached even on foot. The whole city is in fact easy to walk around, but time is tight cycling would probably be the best choice. The best way to visit Haarlem is by bikes that can be hired in various locations in the city.

Not far from Haarlem there is also a lovely beach that can be reached either by train or bike because it's about ten kilometers away. There is a little for everyone and every age in Haarlem.

Written by local enthusiast for Haarlem hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Haarlem hostels ANGLOITALIAN

FAQ about Haarlem Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Haarlem. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Haarlem. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Haarlem costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Haarlem with private rooms costs on average $155. shows all 2 Hostels in Haarlem. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Haarlem, Netherlands. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Haarlem such as
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Your Packing List for Haarlem

Your Packing List for Haarlem

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Haarlem and Netherlands.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Haarlem Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Haarlem, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$155 Average private room price
$38 Cheapest hostel in Haarlem
1 Party hostels in Haarlem
HI - Stayokay Haarlem Hostel is the best rated
8.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Zandvoort (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Hoofddorp (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Heemskerk (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Nieuw Vennep (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Amsterdam (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Noordwijk (21 Km / 13 mi.)

Travel Tips for Haarlem - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Haarlem. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Haarlem. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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