Hostels in Utrecht, Netherlands

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Get to know Utrecht (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 Utrecht. To help you make friends with Utrecht before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Utrecht is one of the most historical and important cities of The Netherlands; the city played an important role as a major religious and cultural center of both The Netherlands and Northern Europe. The city is beautiful and really Dutch in terms of style and architecture. As a religious center you will find a lot of old churches, chapels, and monasteries around the city. The most impressive and main sightseeing spot is St. Martin’s Cathedral or Domkerk with its massive Dom Tower, the highest in The Netherlands. Climb the tower and see amazing views of the city. Utrecht is also heavily canalized featuring a unique wharf and cellar system which formulates an inner city harbor system. At the terraces and the docks along the canals, you will find a lot of nice cafes, bars, and restaurants as well as small, unique stores selling board games, card games, fantasy books and comics.

Given that Utrecht hosts the largest university of The Netherlands, the average age of the city’s population is relatively low -- Utrecht features a vibrant nightlife that is mostly concentrated in the city center.

Due to its strategic location and the fact that it was built on one of the main branches of the Rhine River, Utrecht has always been one of the greatest transportation hubs of Central and Northern Europe. Today, the city offers train and bus connections and is very easy to reach. The central railway and bus stations are located just next to the Old Town, which is actually the city center, where most Utrecht hostels can be found.

Hostels in Utrecht are definitely not abundant; the choices are quite limited. Most Utrecht hostels will be found in the Old Town, which means that railway and sightseeing and nightlife spots are in walking distance. Bear in mind that if you are planning to visit Utrecht during the Queen’s Day’s (29th of April) festivities or during the period between mid-August to mid-September when a few very famous festivals take place, finding bed in a hostel in Utrecht might be a tough task; do it well in advance

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FAQ about Utrecht Hostels

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

A hostel in Utrecht costs on average $36 for a dorm. A hostel in Utrecht with private rooms costs on average $178. shows all 6 Hostels in Utrecht. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Utrecht, Netherlands. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Utrecht such as
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Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum is the best rated hostel for partying in Utrecht.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Utrecht

Your Packing List for Utrecht

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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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Utrecht 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 Utrecht, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$36 Average dorm price
$178 Average private room price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Utrecht
3 Party hostels in Utrecht
Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum is the best rated
Most Utrecht hostels are located in
Old Centre
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

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