The Best Hostels in Utrecht, Netherlands

The Best Hostels in Utrecht, Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht is a city in the central Netherlands that has been a religious center for centuries. Utrecht is one of the Netherlands' oldest cities, with a compact medieval center set out around canals unique to the Netherlands: there’s a lower level where warehouses were located in the 13th century, giving the canals a split-level character. While the canals form Utrecht’s restful core, elsewhere the city is busy reinventing itself, and part of the excitement is witnessing this ongoing transformation. Roads such as Catharijnebaan are being turned back into the canals they once were, and the spectacular new train station adds a vital complement to the old town, adjoined by a greatly expanded concert hall that includes five venues. The iconic Domtoren, a 14th-century bell tower with city views, stands opposite the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin on central Domplein square. The Museum Catharijneconvent shows religious art and artifacts in a former monastery. Utrecht’s student population of 40,000 is the largest in the country, making the city a very vibrant place. From subterranean music cellars to movie house-pubs to a slew of special beer cafes, the range of social outlets ranks among the nation’s broadest.

Utrecht is an exciting destination to visit, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area. All of these hostels listed below are not only fantastic places to stay, but they are also affordable if you're traveling on a budget. And many of them are very social, too. So, here are the best hostels in Utrecht for your next trip!
How much do hostels in Utrecht cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Utrecht here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

Where are the best hostels in Utrecht?

Dorm Bed from $51.06
Private Room from $11.88
Overall Rating: 92%
Catharijnekade 9, Utrecht
The Bunk Hostel has become one of the best and most popular in not just Utrecht, but all of central Netherlands. It's easy to see why - friendly service, amazing amenities, a fantastic location, great food, and a fun vibe are all part of this hostel's offerings. It's constructed from an old church, but with modern finishings making it an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. If you're looking for a cool set of bunk beds to save some money, the Bunk has it. And if you're looking for a luxurious place to stay on a budget, the Bunk has that too! The bar, restaurant, and common areas are social and relaxing at the same time.

The location can't get much better. It's a very short walk from the main train station, Utrecht Centraal. It's also right by the historic city center which you can walk to in just 2 minutes. Or, grab a bike and start exploring. And right out the front door is one of the main canals of the city, too.

Wi-Fi, key card access, bike rentals, lockers, an elevator, and more are all included.

Dorm Bed from $28.10
Private Room from $30.77
Overall Rating: 88%
Neude 5, Utrecht
Stayokay Utrecht Centrum is located in the heart of the center at the edge of Utrecht's nicest square: the Neude. There are plenty of sightseeing options, restaurants, terraces, cafes and shops within walking distance, and the shops are open 7 days a week. The hostel is less than 45 minutes away from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport, and is only a 10-minute walk from Utrecht Central Station. The rooms are basic with bunk beds and ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin. There will be bed linen provided upon arrival to make your own bed. Towels can be rented at the hostel. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and if there are children younger than 16 years a private room is required. The property has an elevator and is wheelchair friendly and Wi-Fi is free with your stay. Bicycle hire is also available.

Dorm Bed from $36.42
Private Room from $40.65
Overall Rating: 89%
Boothstraat 8, Utrecht
Hostel Strowis is located in a listed 17th century building. The property's experience, relaxed atmosphere and beautiful garden make Strowis a vibrant yet peaceful place to spend a couple of nights in Utrecht, a gem in the heart of Holland located only 30 minutes away from Amsterdam. The facility offers a choice of beds in dorms with sixteen, eight, six, or four beds. For those looking for a little more peace and quiet, double and single rooms are also available. They also offer a separate room for female guests. On the ground-floor is Strowis’ heart, the foyer, where guests can have breakfast, read, or just chat. From the foyer you’ve got a good view of the garden. Guests can rest here near the pond. There is free Wi-Fi and a computer available in the foyer. The fully equipped kitchen is open to all guests. There is also a small library which contains travel information, and a book-exchange corner. The hostel also hosts lazy afternoon concerts either in the living room or garden, depending on weather. Guests under 18 are not permitted in the dorms. Double rooms can be booked by single individuals covering the full room’s price. Triple and/or bigger (private) rooms for groups are available on request. Linens and towels are included with your stay and bicycles are available for hire.

Private Room from $53.72
Overall Rating: 77%
F.c. Dondersstraat 12, Utrecht
Located just to the east of the historic city center, this affordable bed and breakfast offers comfortable private rooms along with a delicious breakfast. It's a great option for those that want some peace and quiet so they can explore the city. It's also great for families or couples. And right out the back door is a canal!

Dorm Bed from $24.87
Private Room from $27.53
Overall Rating: 88%
Rhijnauwenselaan 14 Bunnik, Utrecht
Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik is uniquely situated in a forest area along the Kromme Rijn, less than 5 km from the city of Utrecht. The surroundings offer a great opportunity for many activities, such as hiking, bicycle tours, and canoeing. Visit fort Rhijnauwen or enjoy the beautiful city Utrecht with its romantic canals, nice shops and cozy bars. Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik consists of two historical buildings and one modern building. The hostel offers multi bedded rooms that are all equipped with a private bathroom and toilet. In the morning a free organic breakfast is served. Have a drink at the bar inside the carriage house or enjoy the beautiful view from the sun drenched terrace outside. Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi are available. Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik has 139 beds divided over 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 bedded rooms divided into two of the three buildings. All rooms are equipped with bunk beds and private bathroom and toilet. Upon arrival you will receive bed linen so you can make your own bed. A towel is not included but can be bought at the front office. The main building of the hostel is called the ‘Ridderhofstad’, which has three dining halls and room for nearly 80 guests. ‘De Bongerd’, which has its own terrace and recreation room, is separately located and particularly suited for groups. Then there is the carriage house with a cozy bar and sun drenched terrace. The hostel also offers bikes and canoes for rent.

Dorm Bed from $36.33
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 69%
Lucasbolwerk 4, Utrecht
The Studenthostel B&B Utrecht City Center is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, board games, cable tv, and foosball. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, key card access, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.

Private Room from $27.23
(Prices vary by season)
Slotlaan 301-303, Utrecht
This terrific hotel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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