Payment Methods & Tourist Tax

At Stayokay there are no additional costs for these various payment methods.

When you've gone through the booking process, you will arrive at the payment page. Here you can pay using the following safe and quick options.

How can I pay?

On Stayokay.com we accept the following payment methods. Please note: the options shown may differ depending on the country from which you're visiting the website.

  • Visa (debit/credit/Electron)
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Carte Bancaire
  • iDEAL
  • Giropay
  • PayPal

You can also redeem a Stayokay Gift Voucher online. Read more here.

Tourist tax

When you book accommodation the Netherlands, you usually need to pay tourist tax. This is a tax that a municipality can levy to help pay for facilities that a tourist enjoys during their visit.

Why do you have to pay this? When there are a lot of tourists staying in a city they also use a lot of resources, like street-cleaning or maintenance of roads. Muni­cipalities are able to help pay for these costs via tourist tax.

The tourist tax is often different in each town or city. That's why some of our hostels have a higher tax than others. The rates below are per person per night, unless stated otherwise.

Location 2022 Rates 2023
Amsterdam 7.0%* + €3.00** 7.0%* + €3.00**
Apeldoorn €1.96 €2.02
Arnhem €2.00 €2.00
Den Haag €5.35 €5.35
Domburg €2.00 €2.05
Dordrecht €2.00 €2.00
Egmond €1.95 €2.10
Gorssel €1.30 €1.35
Haarlem €3.25 €3.25
Heemskerk €1.30 €1.30
Maastricht €2.15 €2.24
Noordwijk €2.18 €2.39
Rotterdam 6.5%* 6.5%*
Soest €0.75 €0.75
Terschelling €1.82 €1.92
Texel €2.30 €2.30
Utrecht - Bunnik €2.11 €3.12
Utrecht Centrum 6.0%* 7.0%*

* based on lodging rate, excluding VAT & breakfast
** fixed amount for guests aged 16 and up
not yet announced