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Zuiderpad 19, 8355 CC Giethoorn The Netherlands
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#2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Giethoorn
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Giethoorn's only hostel offers budget accommodation with free breakfast, heaps of charm and a prime location, right by the main canal (Dorpsgracht). This renovated thatched-roof farmhouse from 1888 is located in one of the most central and picturesque locations Giethoorn has to offer, making it an attractive starting point for exploration on foot, by boat or by bike. When you are not busy exploring the area, you might want to enjoy the large garden or make yourself at home in the common area with a fully equipped kitchen. Sights within walking distance and five minute walk from bus stop. Accessible by car and parking space available. Boat rental and cafรฉ/restaurant opposite hostel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Complimentary tea
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Blackout curtains
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Dutch, German and 1 more
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JR K wrote a review Apr 2022
San Diego, California10 contributions10 helpful votes
Have stayed here before and was equally pleased the second time. Super clean, friendly, nice breakfast, and comfortable. Highly recommend you adding this to your itinerary! Loved the location with rental boats, tour boats, or foot path readily available. Was able to cook our own dinner in a well equipped kitchen area. There is also seating outside and easy parking on the premises. Will definitely be back. Thank you for your great hospitality!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guillaume L wrote a review Apr 2022
La Ciotat, France1 contribution
Great place if you're looking for a simple night in the center of giethoorn. We had a comfortable sleep there, everything was clean and hosts were really nice (helping to prepare breakfast and very open to discuss and give good advices for our trip).
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can park behind the hostel and you can rent a boat in front of the hostel.
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Martijn R wrote a review May 2021
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What a great place to stay! Clean and comfy rooms, clean and modern toilets and showers and a wonderful spacious garden with a marvelous view of the canal (check it during "return" time to have fun). Together with the most friendly hosts a must visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Gea Ardesch, Owner at The Black Sheep Hostel
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Thanks so much Martijn for your very kind review!! And that's a great tip, to watch the boats returning while chilling in our garden at the end of the day. ๐Ÿ˜„
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Lisa T wrote a review Aug 2020
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Friendly helpful staff, very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast well worth the money. Would happily stay again. Boat hire within walking distance lovely garden with great facilities. Lovely clean kitchen with all cooking facilities.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Gea Ardesch, Owner at The Black Sheep Hostel
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Thanks for taking the trouble to review us Lisa! (Least we can do is take the trouble to acknowledge that, albeit half a year later... ๐Ÿ˜…) Glad to hear you'd happily stay again, and found our place clean and comfortable -mission accomplished!
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aleksandra l wrote a review Jun 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Convenient location and great hospitality. Close to good restaurants and boat rentals.Parking available and lovely breakfast included. Thank you very much. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’โ˜˜๐Ÿ•ธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธโ˜˜๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผโš˜๐Ÿ“greetings Alex
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gea Ardesch, Owner at The Black Sheep Hostel
Responded 6 Jul 2021
You are very welcome Alex, and greetings back!! ๐Ÿ‘‹
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Independent wrote a review Sep 2019
Udon Thani Province, Thailand60 contributions3 helpful votes
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Stayed here with friends for 2 nights and donโ€™t wanna leave here, such a paradise and quiet. Itโ€™s the best place for relax & vacation. Services & facilities 1. The owner very lovely, kind and polite. She allowed all customers to pick grapes, apples and all fruits in her backyard for free, unbelievable ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• 2. The owner allowed us to check in early for free once we arrived approx 1pm 3. Thereโ€™s a kitchen for you to cook(highly recommended), just buy your stuffs at supermarket which far from the place approx 15-20 mins walk Location 1. Only 7-10 mins walk from the bus stop 2. Quiet because the placeโ€™s not located it the main road. 3. Next to the Smit Giethoorn, itโ€™s a boat rental company. 4. Front and beside the hostel is around with the cannel so, super relax with a cup of coffee in early morning & small picnic and see tourist in the afternoon If I have chance to come back then I will stay 3-4 nights ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘โ€ฆ
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JR K wrote a review Apr 2019
San Diego, California10 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a car and had a bit of difficulty finding this place. However everyone we talked to were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Upon arrival there was sufficient parking, we had a warm welcome and found everything to be perfect!! So clean and neat. Loved it here and would definitely stay here again. Breakfast was ample, showers great, and location was amazing. We walked the canals and loved every minute or our stay!!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room, we were up stairs - our room was spacious and perfect!
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Kate R wrote a review Jul 2018
Munich, Germany883 contributions121 helpful votes
Giethoorn is small, so I understand why people do day trips, but I can really recommend staying overnight, because the atmosphere in Giethoorn is very magical once the day tourists are gone and when it starts getting dark. At the hostel I met really awesome people and had a great time with them in and around Giethoorn. There is a small garden you can just hang around in and just let yourself be carried away by the magical and mystical atmosphere of Giethoorn. You really feel as if youโ€™ve gone some place from a fairytale. The people from the hostel were very helpful and the hostel is in the most beautiful part of Giethoorn! Would always come back!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Digitalase wrote a review Oct 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia308 contributions68 helpful votes
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The Black Sheep hostel is one of the best hostel i have ever stayed in my travel life. 1) Great personalities Jimmy and Ghea (the owners). Both are very friendly and speak Mandarin, and English. Jimmy speaks Indonesian too! 2) Quaint and very quiet. The hostel is just a short stone throw away from a restaurant. 3) A kitchen for you to cook and make meals. 4) Excellent breakfast! 5) Very comfortable and clean bed! 6) Very clean toilets with very useful shelves in the shower cubicles to avoid your things get wet! Nice idea! 7) Easy to locate via Google Map. 8) Booking was easy. My emails were replied in a personal way and promptly. 9) There is a garage where you can park your bike. (I actually cycled from Amsterdam to this place. Yes, 120km) I will definitely come back with my GF (or wife for honeymoon!!!!). This is a place that you should not miss. Don't come as a tourist, but as a traveler and this place will provide the platform for you to experience the beauty of the place.โ€ฆ
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Bring your own food if you want to cook. The nearest convenient store is about 1km away by foot.
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AnaLogar1 wrote a review Oct 2017
Ljubljana, Slovenia115 contributions15 helpful votes
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The Black Sheep hostel definitely positively surprised us. The hosts are really nice and helpful. The atmosphere is really good, rooms and bathroom are clean, new and nicely furnished. It has an awesome common room, with a huge black board ๐Ÿ˜Š If you will be visiting Giethoorn we definitely recommend you come here.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$81 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
The NetherlandsOverijssel ProvinceGiethoorn
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Sheep Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (6.0 km), Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus (1.4 km), and De Oude Aarde (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sukade, De Lindenhof, and Ton Nam Thai.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Black Sheep Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, Dutch, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hunebed D54 bij Havelte (13.0 km), Hunebed D53 (12.9 km), and Sint Clemenskerk (8.8 km).