Alibi Hostel Leeuwarden

Blokhuisplein 40, leeuwarden, Netherlands, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

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After years of planning, dreaming and organizing Alibi Hostel, the first and only Hostel in Leeuwarden, is now already open for half a year! Alibi Hostel is located in one of the most exciting and unique locations Leeuwarden has to offer: former prison building ‘the Blokhuispoort’. For weeks we’ve been hammering, cutting and drilling away to transform an old cell block into a haven for travellers around the world. Are you curious about the result? Book one of our cells here. We, Marieke, Jurrien, Sjors & Peter, the proud owners of this beautiful Hostel hope to welcome you soon at Alibi Hostel Leeuwarden!
We offer a range of cells/rooms - from a large dormitory to smaller dorms and private rooms. They feature sockets, night lights and lockers for your belongings. We have separate toilets and showers for men and women. They can be found on the first and the second floor in the middle of the cell block.

While Leeuwarden has plenty of nice restaurants and bars to offer, as a budget conscious traveller you’d like to have other options. We have a separate kitchen for our guests equipped with everything you need to prepare yourself a simple meal.
The second floor of the cell block used to be the women’s wing. Now we’ve transformed it into a nice and cosy livingroom. In the morning we serve breakfast here and during the day it’s a nice place to meet fellow travellers, relax and have a drink at the bar. Off the common room we’ve opened up two cells and transformed them into a nice little lounge. Here you can watch a movie, read a book on the couch or play a game with your friends.
If you want to escape the hustle&bustle of travelling for a bit or if you feel the need for a bit of privacy you can read a book on our cosy bookbench. Finished a book? No problem, just trade it for a book from our mini library. Throughout the entire Hostel we offer free Wi/Fi, Ethernet ports are available for free too.

The best way to explore Leeuwarden and its surrounding countryside is by bike. For €5,- a day you can rent one of our bikes. For nice routes and spots you can ask our staff, they’ll be happy to help.
The Blokhuispoort houses several other facilities such as a restaurant, a library and a music venue. Besides the Blokhuispoort Leeuwarden has plenty of other restaurants, bars and other nice spots. Because we are locals, we’ll be happy to help you find the hottest spots in Leeuwarden.

Alibi Hostel Leeuwarden Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:30 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Breakfast not included.
Taxes included. From 2018 there will be a tourist tax as well this is not yet included and costs for this matter are not yet decided by the Dutch government.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Reading Light
  • Taxes included
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Alibi Hostel Leeuwarden Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:30 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Breakfast not included.
Taxes included. From 2018 there will be a tourist tax as well this is not yet included and costs for this matter are not yet decided by the Dutch government.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Directions
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Alibi Hostel is located in the centre of Leeuwarden in the former prison, “de Blokhuispoort”. You will find us on the first and second floor of cell block H. During the day you will find us by entering the main gates of the complex and walking all the way to the third and last courtyard.

You can take the stairs, or the elevator right next to the main entrance of the cell block to our reception on the second floor.

After 18:00 however, the main gates will be closed and an alternative route is in use. Just follow the arrows placed next to the gates and along the water to the back entrance of the complex.

Public transportation
Alibi Hostel is easy to find using public transportation. From the bus station (which is right next to the train station) buses leave to the hostel about every 10 minutes. Take line 3, 8, 21, 50 or 51 and get off at stop “Blokhuisplein”. This will cost you about €2,-.

If the weather is nice and you’re travelling light, Alibi hostel is about a 10 minute’s walk from the station.

Taxis are usually parked in front of the station and for less than €10,- they will bring you to us.

The nearest parking facilities:
Het Zaailand
De Klanderij

Located Near

The Blokhuispoort houses several other facilities such as a restaurant, a library and a music venue. Besides the Blokhuispoort Leeuwarden has plenty of other restaurants, bars and other nice spots. Because we are locals, we’ll be happy to help you find the hottest spots in Leeuwarden.

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