Hostel Gorssel

Sleep in a Norwegian hunting lodge

Host: Harry

About this hostel

A Norwegian hunting lodge

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 area

Gorssel is located in the middle of nature between the historic Hanseatic cities of Deventer and Zutphen. These two cities are certainly worth a visit. And after a day in the city, enjoy the peace and quiet in Gorssel.

In the hostel

In the middle of nowhere looms a beautifully renovated Norwegian hunting lodge, you have arrived at Stayokay Gorssel. You will find an atmospheric restaurant, a cosy sitting area by the fireplace, a nice living room with games and a lovely terrace in the large garden. All in line with the characteristic Norse style. You spend the night in the family or private rooms (always with private bathroom) 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!

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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
Electric charging point

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle racks**
  • 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


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Guests receive an email after their stay to leave a review. The scores are calculated by means of an analysis of the written review and are based on the past 12 months. Written reviews are summarised because we cannot show them in full due to copyright issues. But positive or negative, we post them all. We do not pay for reviews and fake reviews are reported.


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast, value for money, the personnel, and the housekeeping.

Solo traveller, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom and the breakfast.

Couple from Netherlands, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the personnel.

Guest, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the food and the breakfast.

(School) group from Netherlands, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast.

(School) group from Germany, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the personnel and the breakfast.

Couple, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the bedroom, the transport, and the personnel.

Family, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated value for money.

Couple from Netherlands, May 2024

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated value for money.

Family from Netherlands, April 2024

★ ★ ★ ★

The guest appreciated the breakfast and the personnel.

(School) group from Norway, April 2024

What people say

  • Amazing hostel
  • Wonderful rooms
  • Excellent service
  • Nice breakfast

Who said it

  • 59% Families
  • 16% (School) groups
  • 15% Couples
  • 6% Solo travellers

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. You can charge your electric car at a charging station here.

Local hotspots

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!


We work hard every day to ensure a sustainable stay. Did you know all of our hostels are certified with the EU Ecolabel? We're quite proud of that. Below, you can find our sustainable solutions at Stayokay Gorssel. Want to read more? Check out our sustainability page.

Mission zero
  • 100% green energy
  • Green gas
  • Heat pump for Wikkelhouses
  • Charging station electric cars (at hostel)
Close the loop
  • Circular corporate clothing
  • Waste separation
  • Orbisk Zero Food Waste
  • Too Good To Go
  • Recycled furniture
  • Frying fat recycling for biodiesel
  • Wikkelhouses
We love H2o
  • Plastic-free buffet
  • Free water tap
  • Water saving taps
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Eco-friendly shampoo / body wash (for sale)
Feel good
  • Bike rental
  • Organising cleanups
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • UTZ coffee & fairtrade tea
  • Organic drinks
  • Organic bread
  • Beeokay / insect hostel
  • Sustainable group activities
  • Children's book exchange

Join us for a bite?

Our chefs provide an extensive breakfast and dinner buffet daily. Always with tasty veg(n), organic and local products. Going on an all-day adventure? Then bring a packed lunch!

Reserve your dinner when booking or check out the daily menu on the chalkboard at reception. Also discover our small à la carte menu in the Stayokay restaurant. Did someone say pizza, appetisers & cocktails?

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.

  • Guests under 18 are only allowed in private rooms.
  • Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
  • Guests aged 16 or 17 may stay without an adult but must bring a completed consent form.
  • Dogs are welcome in certain months of the year. Service dogs are always allowed in private rooms.
  • You can stay a maximum of 7 consecutive nights at the same location.
  • This is a cashless hostel. You can pay with debit or credit card. We do not accept cash money.

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