Hostel Gorssel

Sleep in a Norwegian hunting lodge
“One of the best hostels I've ever been”

Your host: Bob

About this hostel

Welcome to the comfy living room of the Achterhoek. Stayokay Gorssel is situated close to Deventer in a gorgeous Norse hunting lodge that's full of character.

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In the hostel

Starting in April 2019, after an intensive renovation, Stayokay Gorssel reopened its doors! The result? Stunning! You'll find a stylish restaurant, a cosy corner next to the fire place and a lovely terrace in the large garden. All in line with the characteristic Norse style. You spend the night in the (family) rooms or in the Wikkelhouses on the grounds of the hunting lodge.

In our hostel, we stimulate the sale of local, fair, organic products. Don't forget to try out our menu!

In the area

Gorssel can be found in between the historical cities Deventer and Zutphen. These two hotspots are certainly worth a visit!

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Stayokay Gorssel
The nicest home in the Netherlands
Check-in 15:00 - 22:00
Check-out 10:00
Dortherweg 34, 7216 PT Kring van Dorth Route
+31 (0)573 431 615

What to expect

Breakfast included
Bicycle Rental
Free WiFi
Laundry room

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle racks**
  • Laundromat
  • Children’s beds
  • Wheelchair accessible room

* Subject to availability and confirmation by the hostel.
** Bicycle racks are locked. Please ask the front desk for storage.

Breakfast: 08.00 - 09.30
Dinner: 18:00 - 19:30

Route & location

Public transport

From station Deventer or Zutphen

From Zutphen take bus 81 towards Deventer and transfer in Epse to bus 56 towards Borculo.

From Deventer take bus 56 towards Borculo.

Get off at the De Drie Kieften stop, a 2-km walk from the hostel.


Please note: from December 2021, Bus 56 will no longer be riding. The route description will then be as follows:

From Zutphen you take bus 81 towards Deventer. Get off at the De Pessink stop. From there it is a 5 km walk.

You can also take a regional taxi from both stations. Order the taxi at least one hour advance on 0900 0276.

By car

Free parking

From Deventer take the N48 in the direction of Zutphen. In Epse, take a left at the traffic lights. At the very next street, take a left. Go 5 km and you will see the hostel.

From Zutphen, take the N48 in the direction of Deventer. In Eefde take a right, towards Bathmen. Follow the signs to the hostel.

Please note: some car navigation systems do not recognise the address. Is this the case, please try looking for "Kring van Dorth" instead of "Gorssel".


We have our own private unattended car park (free parking). This is located next to the hostel.

Local hot spots

Art aficionados are also well catered to here. Visit MORE, the modern realism museum. Or do you feel like going somewhere with the kids? Go wandering through the Toy museum. Outdoor life is spectacular here as well! If you're the active type, try go-karting or climbing in the Climbing forest and for those that come here for the sake of tranquillity: the fluisterboot in Zutphen comes highly recommended!

Good to know

You'll be given bed linen upon arrival to make your own bed. Towels are not included but can be rented at the hostel.

  • Children aged 2 and under stay for free.
  • Children aged 12 and under are only allowed in private rooms.
  • Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
  • Guide dogs are allowed in private rooms. Pets are not permitted.

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