About us

10 Years of welcoming hospitality....

Want to make the most out of your stay in Rotterdam.
Hostel De Mafkees welcomes you. If you’re looking for budget accommodation within walking distance from the Rotterdam city centre and train station: Don't look any further. You just stumbled across one of the biggest and cheapest hostels in town.

Being big doesn’t just mean we offer lots of beds – which we do. On top of that however, we offer a spacious building with lots of features to keep yourself busy on those rainy days. Chill out in our comfy couches, grab a beer at our bar, shoot some pool, visit the stores: it’s all there.

Not much for staying in? Go explore Rotterdam! We are part of Use-it and made it our business to know as much about what’s going on in Rotterdam as possible.

Although Hostel De Mafkees is open since July 2013 - it’s history dates back further. For the last 11 years De Mafkees has been a summertime-only hostel in an old ice-skating rink just behind Rotterdam Central Station. Unfortunately, due to city planning we had to leave this location. We kept the good memories, moved on, swapped the ice-skating rink for a former school building and right now De Mafkees is back on track, all-year round this time. And no worries: school’s out!