Hostel Ani & Haakien

In our homey Rotterdam Hostel filled with cool grandmas stuff, we offer travellers a place to meet. The Hostel is just steps away from an interesting array of cafés, museums, shops, bars, music venues, attractions, and, dont forget Central Station around the corner! We offer 8 rooms with 54 beds, and a free breakfast from 8 am till 11 am. Cook your own meal in our guest kitchen, and eat and talk while sitting at the long kitchen table, or in our garden. Get together in the living room. Connect with the outside world through our wifi. And most of all feel at home <3

Ani&Haakien is one big family! We have a mixed team from across the world, full-time time or volunteers everyone makes a big part of it. We think the role of volunteers is really important because it gives the homely vibe of the hostel. Those who are here a little longer take the new under their wings, and show them the gems of this city. Our hostel being one of them ;)


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One of the best volunteering experiences I had the pleasure of having. The staff is so amazing and welcoming, they make sure you’re a part of everything, help you to get to know the city. The work is really balanced and easygoing.

2 months ago



My experience at the hostel was very good! Joyce, Daan and the entire work team are very good, friendly and made me feel very comfortable! The work requires responsibility but it is not very difficult to execute! The atmosphere is very good and pleasant and I highly recommend it for all travelers who want to connect with the city and with the people. I left very happy for this nice experience.

4 months ago



Ani&Haakien family is definitely my second family! since the first moment i felt super welcomed and i made amazing new friends that i want to take with me for life :) nightshift can be a bit tough if you’ve got too many days in a row, but nothing that a good 10h of sleep in an off night does not make the deal 😂 everyone from the staff is absolutely lovely, trustworthy, and the deal is great! i can’t wait to see everyone again!

4 months ago



First at all, i want to say a huge thank you to Danielle, Joyce and specially Sarah for this opportunity. I enjoy every moment here. There is a Queen name Suzy. She is very lovely and I will let you find out by yourself. Tasks are easy but you need to get it done properly. This is the best hostal I've been so far in Europe. So I truly recommend this beautiful place to everyone. ❤️&🍀

7 months ago

United States


This was an amazing experience. Being the first time using world packers and volunteering at a hostel, it was such an awesome experience. the night guard shift might be the only thing that can take a toll, but other than that, the people were super friendly and everyone spoke english which helps a lot. You basically get a private room, as you are bunking with another night guard. The hostel environment was great. Has a very great reviews and living space was nice. If I would have the opportunity to work at that hostel again I would. There is a hostel cat so being a pet lover it was a perk.

about 1 year ago

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Vegetarian / Vegan

Contact with animals

City & Town