Groningen is a nice city for a weekend get away, but you can also stay there for a week and not be tired of it yet. Especially if you are crazy about outdoor activities or also want to use the nearby wadden islandsfor a day out, you’re good to go in Groningen as well.

Sleeping on a budget in Groningen

Groningen does not have to be an expensive city to stay. You have plenty of options for backpackers who want to sleep in a dorm or those who want to stay cheap, but who need a private room.

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Simplon youth hotel Groningen

Really low-budget accommodation in Groningen can be found at the Simplonhotel at the boterdiep in the hip, new Ebbinge Quarter. Youth Hostel Simplon offers apartments, private rooms and dormitories and is located at a 12-minute walk from the Grote Markt (the Big Market) in Groningen.

At Simplon, parties and concerts are regularly organized, so you’re good if you’re into that. From € 19.45 you can sleep at Simplon in a bed in a dormitory or for € 70 in a 2 person apartment.

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The University Hotel

In the heart of Groningen, you will find the University Hotel, which is part of the University of Groningen. This hotel is located in the center at the Kleine Kromme Elleboog 7. Around the hotel you have the nice Uurwerker (for pizza and drinks) and the Pintelier for food or a drink.

At the closeby Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat you have lots of cozy eateries, coffee shops and nice boutiques. You should also check out the nearby Zwanestraat and the Folkingestraat for nice boutiques! Both streets were named the best shoppingstreet of Holland!

From € 66 you have a singleroom at the University hotel.

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Container hostel in Groningen

Rebel Rebel hostel

Rebel Rebel containerhostel Groningen

Rebel Rebel is one of those special hotels in Groningen. This is the most original place to stay in Groningen. In this fairly new hostel in Groningen you sleep in a container at the Droomfabriek.

The hostel is a bit further from the center – a 15-minute bike ride – but Rebel offers bike hire for € 7.50 per day. In addition, they take good steps to become a sustainable hostel:

  • Waterbesparende douchekoppen
  • A pellet stove with which they heat water and flush toilets with collected shower water.

From € 20 per night you can sleep in a bed in a container of this eco friendly hostel

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