Hostel Roots

Tilburg is a very diverse, but small city. There are a lot of international students here and there is always something fun to do. We'll make sure you will feel at home - at home in Tilburg and at home in the hostel. We are the first and only hostel in Tilburg and you can be part of this life changing experience. You will learn all the ins- & outs of running a hostel: front- & back-office, marketing, bar, kitchen, housekeeping and much more. We host people from all over the world and although we are Dutch, the main language spoken in the hostel is English. So if you are looking to improve your English and work within an energetic, fun and genuine team which feels more like a family, then this is the best place to be! :)

We (Koen, 39 years & Marion 37 years) are a couple for over 10 years, we have 2 kids. We are from Tilburg, but we have also lived in Rotterdam, Amsterdam & The Hague. In 2016 we moved back to our roots, Tilburg to follow our dream; opening the first hostel in the city. We work in the hostel along side a small team which also includes 6 work&stayers who live in the hostel. With the work&stayers we have a small dutch team working in the reception. We all speak English with each other :) In our reception team we have: Catarina (front/back office + work away), Marthe (marketing, events and social media), and Sam (front/back office and management). We truly believe in taking initiative, open communication and work hard, play hard! We want our hostel to feel like home and want our guests to soak up in the "world" of Tilburg. The hotspots and typical highlights from Tilburg are shown in the rooms and the building itself.

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It was such a great experience volunteering in this hostel, thank you Bas for accepting my application, Koen and Marion you guys are lovely I had a fun time with y’all and count on me next year because I’m coming back!! I made such a great friends here besides the staff, I also got to make friends from all over the world which it was something I was looking forward!!! See u soon guyyyyssss

2 meses atrás



My time in roots has been such a good one. This has been the experience of my lifetime, I met really good friends for life, experience the Dutch life, had so much fun, learn many new incredible things and made many memories that will always make me feel good and grateful about coming to the Netherlands. I would have Never imagined that this experience could change and better my life forever but now I’m the happiest person knowing that every second here was worthy and help me to grow as a person. Thanks roots family for opening your heart to this Colombian guy ❤️

3 meses atrás



I had a wonderful experience at Roots Hostel, the team was very welcoming from the start and fulfilled everything we agreed on. We all notice how much Marion and Koen love what they do; they pay attention to every detail and they make you feel the importance of making Roots Hostel the best place to stay. Besides this, they organize activities for volunteers, and on this occasion we went to an adventure space with canopy and the best vibe you can imagine!!
This was my first Worldpackers experience, and I really couldn't imagine a better one.
I HAVE TO COME BACK! Thanks to all the team!!

3 meses atrás

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You were amazing!
Hope to see you again one day! You are always welcome!
Good luck with the studies and thanks for sharing your amazing Chillean salsa with us!

Good luck in Groningen and don't feel bad after missing Tilburg too much because after Tilburg everything is a dissapointment!



en realidad estuve muy corto tiempo por qué sentí que no era mi ambiente no habían muchos intereses sobre lo que podía hacer alli

4 meses atrás



I definitely found the perfect place for my first volunteering!

I have no words to describe how amazing it was... The hostel, the staff and the volunteers, all of them are really nice and friendly!

I felt at home since the first day, and Koen and Marion always treated us like part of the family...
So if you want a place to feel good, play pool (Bas is the best teacher, if you need), and make a lot of friends, you must apply for Hostel Roots!

I'm gonna miss you all guys and next year I'll be back, at least for one weekend, I promise!

6 meses atrás

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