Countryside Hostels in The Netherlands

The grass is always greener on the side of Stayokay!

Wake up between the trees, and breathe in the fresh air as you step outside! Our green hostels are sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

With plenty of outdoor activities at our hostels, we’re sure that we will inspire you to go on an adventure.

We have both shared and private rooms, for two, four or six people, as well as family rooms. The more the merrier!​

Apeldoorn

Put your hiking boots on and step outside!

Stayokay Apeldoorn is the place to stay if you want to explore Dutch nature. National park De Hoge Veluwe is only a short drive away!

Forgot your hiking boots? Nothing to worry about! Apeldoorn has much to offer. With amusement parks and museums nearby, you’ll never get bored! The staff will be happy to give you plenty of recommendations during your stay. The hostel itself has a very expansive terrain as well, where everyone can amuse themselves.

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Arnhem

When packing your bags for Stayokay Arnhem, be sure to pack for every occasion!

With plenty of things to do, Arnhem will not disappoint.

Head to the city centre and enjoy a delicious meal, or head to one of the many amusement parks nearby. Adventures await around every corner, and our staff is happy to help you on your way! Would you rather stay nearby, don’t worry, the hostel organizes plenty of activities in the vicinity.

After a long day of fun, be sure to visit the hostel’s cosy English pub, or eat with us at our restaurant.

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Dordrecht

Experience nature in the oldest city in Holland!

Stayokay Dordrecht is right on the edge of the Dutch national park De Biesbosch, a place that is worth your time! Switch from the colourful tiles in the lobby to grass and sand, hike on pathways and explore the beaver forest.

Our hostel has a volleyball and basketball court nearby that you can use freely, as well as bicycles you can rent. Aslo be sure to pay a visit to our terrace for a nice cold drink.

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Gorssel

The moment you spot the old hunter’s lodge, you know you’ve arrived somewhere unique.

Stayokay Gorssel’s building is as royal as it gets in its activities!

Our family cabins offer a good night’s rest to give you enough energy to explore! See everything a little higher up with a visit to the climbing forest, or visit the toy museum to see the largest public toy collection in The Netherlands. The location itself is excellent as well. With Zutphen and Deventer nearby, you have a total of three cities to explore.

Once you’ve experienced all the great things to do, take it easy and sit at our outdoor terrace with a nice cold drink. Play a giant game of chess, and toast a marshmallow at the campfire. Not sure where to start? Feel free to ask us for recommendations.

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Haarlem

A beautiful city surounded by nature

Haarlem is a picturesque city close to Amsterdam, but there’s so much more! Our hostel is located at the edge of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, where spotting wildlife such as horses or Scottish cattle isn’t unusual. And within 20 minutes on the bike and you’re already at the Bloemendaal aan Zee beach. 

There's also plenty of culture to explore around this historical city. From the Teylers museum and Frans Hals museum to cultural events throughout the year, and you’ll find beautiful buildings around every corner.

When you're ready for a break from exploring, our hostel's cosy bar lets you try local beers and share stories with other guests. Sustainability is important here too: food waste for example is shared with Too Good To Go. There's even a beehive behind the hostel, and when in-season you can enjoy the fresh and delicious honey with breakfast!

Soest

With the Soester dunes just a short walk away, you barely have any time to get rid of the sand in your shoes as you step inside.

This newly-renovated hostel surrounded by trees invites you to have a cold drink on the terrace, or have fun at the nearby playground!

Did you spot that great white building when driving to Stayokay Soest? Palace Soestdijk is the old palace of the Dutch royal family, and is open to visitors most of the time! Other fun activities include walking over the gnome path or visiting the National Military Museum.

The hostel is also a short walk away from train station Soest Zuid, where you can easily reach nearby cities such as historical Amersfoort and Utrecht, the largest city of the Province.

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Utrecht - Bunnik

Have the best of both worlds with Stayokay Utrecht - Bunnik!

The unique location of this hostel gives you plenty of opportunities to see the local nature that Utrecht has to offer, as well as being a short cycle trip away from the city centre of historical Utrecht.

The hostel can be found in three different historical buildings. If you’re staying over, be sure to visit all three of them and have a drink at our terrace situated in the former carriage house of the estate. If you want to see more than Utrecht’s city, be sure to visit one of the nearby castles, or head to the Railway Museum to learn more about the history of the Dutch railway system.

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Tips for green trips!

Climbing as high as the trees

Stroll over a rope bridge, swing on a rope, and let the zip line take you across! Whatever you're doing, one thing is certain: The climbing forest of Brabantse Wal will make sure you are sky-high as you clamber around. 

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Stroll around while riding a donkey

We all know the game pin the tail on the donkey, but did you know that you can go trekking on a real donkey at the mini-campsite De Vetweide in Almen, about 10 kilometres’ cycle ride from Gorssel? 

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Race around in the style of the 60's

A great way of exploring the Kromme Rijn region is by Solex bicycle. Dress up in sixties-style long, leather coat and a cap and off you go, puttering past Dutch Waterline forts, lovely country estates, castles and orchards galore.

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