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Simplon Jongerenhostel Groningen

A 5-minute walk from the city centre



99% of guests recommend Simplon Jongerenhostel Groningen.

Boterdiep 73-2, Groningen Map


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The hostel offers 12 rooms for 1 up to 6 persons and there are competitively priced dorm beds are also available. This makes Simplon Youth Hostel a very suitable accommodation for single travellers as well as groups. The 12 rooms and 3 dorms offer a hostel capacity of 91 beds. The hostel is a job placement company for employees.

Simplon Youth Hostel is the place to be for a great time in Groningen. The hostel is situated in the Ebbinge District, an area with a longstanding history of creative industry. Nowadays, many shops, companies and cultural institutions are established here, such as Simplon Poppodium, the Platformtheater and the Infoversum; a stunning new theatre with a 20-metre high screen in a dome where you can watch 3D films

The hostel with its unique courtyard is located in the heart of this vibrant area. Do you love shopping and going out? Then you're in the right place as the city centre is easy to reach on foot. It's also great to unwind in the Noorderplantsoen park or by the Hoornse Meer lake. Don't hesitate to ask the friendly reception staff for advice about fun day trips and more information; they're more than happy to help.

The attractive rooms, each decorated in a different theme, feature excellent box-spring beds and a television. Luggage lockers are available by the dorm rooms and there is also a laundry area with a washing machine and dryer.


The student city of Groningen has a unique atmosphere, mainly due to its large student population. Groningen offers fun activities to suit every taste, ranging from beautiful walking and cycling trips, to canoeing, canal boat tours, paintballing, indoor-climbing, laser gaming, Pitch and Putt miniature golf and kart racing. The city is also known for its cultural output with festivals such asEurosonic Noorderslag, Noorderzon and Swinging Groningen and venues including the Stadsschouwburg, de Oosterpoort, Simplon Pop Podium and Platformtheater.

Food and Drink

Breakfast is served daily from 07:00 until 11:00. Restaurant 'Eetcafe 73-2' is open for lunch on Monday to Saturday from 12:00 until 15:30, and dinner is served from 17:00 until 21:00. The dishes are attractively priced. Barbecues, hot and cold buffets and group menus can also be arranged for groups.

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Number of rooms



from 16:00 until 22:00


from 00:00 until 12:00

Children & extra beds

Children/extra beds: Families with children can book a triple room or a four,- five- or six-person room; a cot can be placed in some rooms.

Important information

The Deluxe Double Rooms have got a common living room.


Free Wi-Fi

Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.


The hotel does not have a private car park.

Public parking

Public car park: Boterdiep underground car park is just 80 metres from Simplon. Costs are €2 per hour with a maximum of €20 for a day-ticket (prices are subject to change).


Not allowed

  • 24-hour reception

  • Family Rooms

  • Groups

  • Laundry (€ 4,50 per item per day)

  • Luggage storage / On request

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 7,00 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch (€ 5,00 per person)

  • Restaurant

  • Snacks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Leisure


    Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.


    Disabled rooms / On request

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 132 guests

    99% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Robby Simmons
    Travelling alone augustus 2020

    It does the trick.

    Good location, friendly non invading staff.

    About as good as you can expect for the price, but maybe updating the shower pressure by investing in a nicer shower head.


    Travelling alone januari 2019

    A clean and nice place to stay for hikers travelling alone

    Clean, friendly and cheap

    “My tip: Please make breakfast more convenient and more inviting”


    Neele Rosenberg
    Young couples februari 2017

    cheap and simple place to stay

    Nice staff

    Our neighbor were very loud


    Carlos Arguedas
    Travelling alone augustus 2015

    Good service and location

    Very near to one of the most beautiful parks in the center. All the service stuff was very polite.

    A large group of very drunk guys(Dutch) was allowed to enter into the room very late. They were making a lot of noise without any consideration of the rest of the roomates. As expected from drunk youngsters they were cursing a lot, and using a lot of dirty talk that might have offended the females present. On the top of it, they started a farting orchestra where the noiser the funnier.

    “My tip: Is a very nice place with nice stuff and service. However, I guess that if they cannot control issues as the above with some rules or warnings , it is matter of luck to be able to sleep or not.”


    Imma Creus Gonzalez
    Travelling alone januari 2015

    I recomend it at all

    Cheap, very close from the center of the city, familiar

    “My tip: cheap and close to the center and supermarkets”


    Travelling alone januari 2015

    relaxed, informal atmosphere,with friendly, helpful staff. Lovely food at restuarant.

    steep steps to first floor.


    Elsa Pereira
    Friends oktober 2014

    The design is really great.

    The price per night is expensive. The shower system is a little old.


    peter wetherill
    Travelling alone september 2014

    A great place to stay in a wonderful city

    The location of the hostel was ideal, close to the city and parks. The hostel was great value for money and all the staff and fellow guests were friendly and helpful Groningen is a lovely city

    none - i hope to come back


    Travelling alone augustus 2014

    8 days at the Simplon

    What I really like in the hostel is that people were very nice and speak with others easily and so I can made new friends and even people who work at the hostel were really nice too.

    What was not so good is that we can t stay in our dormitory during the day...

    “My tip: I think that it could be a great idea to create a new room for everybody with a TV and a babyfoot or something like that ”


    C. Golten
    Friends juli 2012

    Handy location, good price, clean and peaceful.

    This is a convenient place for visiting Groningen and the area. The price is reasonable, the staff are very helpful. Our room was comfortable clean and quiet.

    The only minus was that the coffee at breakfast time could be a lot stronger.

    “My tip: The triple room can be booked for two or three persons, and is peaceful and plenty of space. ”


    Friends december 2011


    very friendly and welcoming place to stay


    Travelling alone oktober 2011

    Excellent Stop off for flying visit

    Very nice staff, I felt very welcome and was very impressed with the relationship with the restaurant downstairs where guests were allowed a dsicount

    No major minus points, it's slightly away from the town centre, but other than that nothing to say.


    Travelling alone september 2011

    Citynear hostel, without wifi

    The hostel is near the citycenter and has a nice Café. If you need to stay very cheap it's okay, otherwise wouldn't go there.

    They didnt have any Wifi for now. There is only one pc which could be a real problem, because everyone wants to use it. At my stay (4days) I need to change the domitory second times.

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    Boterdiep 73-2, 9712LL Groningen

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