The Student Hotel Rotterdam – Sleep, Eat, & Work in One Place

by | 20/07/18 | Uncategorized, Europe, Netherlands, Traveling | 0 comments


In May, I went to the travel bloggers’ conference Traverse in Rotterdam. The opening party took place at The Student Hotel. That name caught my attention. Why a hotel for students? So I decided to take a closer look at this place after the party and spend one night there.

Getting there

I took the bus from Paris to Rotterdam. The bus terminal is right at the main station – at Rotterdam Centraal, which is the only station in the Netherlands that does not have the name of the city at the entrance. The reason is simple: Which other city could have a central station that impressive?

From there it is not far to the Student Hotel.

Alternatively, Rotterdam also has an airport. But you might find better connections for Amsterdam.

Tip: The OV Card costs 8 Euro, but you can use it with ALL public transport throughout the Netherlands. You simply load money on it and can then check in at the means of transport (or at the entrance to the station). Do not forget to check out at the end, otherwise, the highest possible amount will be charged for the longest possible route. But that’s not all: Tickets are also cheaper with this card. So it’s more than worth spending the 8 Euro and getting the card!

Sleeping at The Student Hotel

The original idea of the Student Hotel was quite simple: Why should students always stay in boring student residences and not have a kind of hotel where they can stay for little money?

At The Student Hotel, there are different categories, which differ mainly in the size of the rooms. In addition, the highest category has a balcony. Basically, however, the rooms are like normal hotel rooms, except from the fact that they are much cheaper for students. Especially for long-term bookings. For example, a full month as a student costs from 800 euros. I admit: I couldn’t have afforded it as a student. But for staying in a hotel in the centre of Rotterdam, that’s still an incredibly good price.

The Student Hotel Rotterdam

The Student Hotel Rotterdam

Food at The Student Hotel

Right next to the reception, there is a restaurant. They serve delicious burgers. Prices are relatively low for being in the Netherlands. If you want breakfast you also get it here. In the evenings, you can have a drink at the bar.

The Student Hotel Rotterdam

The Student Hotel Rotterdam

The Student Hotel Rotterdam

Working Online at The Student Hotel

Do you know what really made me happy to see? That The Student Hotel has an own Coworking Space. Of course, students need to study and write their thesises. So they really benefit from the quite working space, which is spread all over the ground floor and the basement.

The Student Hotel Rotterdam Coworking

Final Thoughts

You’re searching for a spot to stay, eat and work? Everything in one place? And luxury is secondary for you? Ten, The Student Hotel is the ideal place for you.

PS: The Student Hotel invited me to my stay. I did not receive any financial compensation. My opinion is and remains my own and is not influenced by this collaboration.


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