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History of Hostelle

Hostelle was founded by Bianca Brasdorp. Having worked as a Marketer for most of her life she wanted a change. The main reason was that she wanted to do something creative and have a job that involved lots of interaction with people. After brainstorming she decided to start a hostel. Because there wasn’t a hostel for women yet in Amsterdam she thought that it would be a good idea to offer women and girls a safe, beautiful, fun and clean place to stay in Amsterdam. Little that she knew that a hotel/hostel was one of the most difficult things to start in Amsterdam! She stumbled upon an office building that was vacant and that was ideal to turn into a hostel. After dealing with government regulations, estate owners, and constructors she finally was able to finish Hostelle and open in march 2012.

Love this! Can you say, "girls weekend"?

Hostelle offers the following services:
1. Central location
2. Non-smoking
3. Free linen included
4. Free city map
5. Balconies in most rooms
6. All private rooms come with shower and toilet, TV, iPod docking station and safe
7. Common- and relax area
8. Free use of the fully equipped self-service kitchen
9. Free lockers with padlocks
10. No curfews or lock-outs
11. Roof terrace
12. Library with books and games
13. Free WiFi, internet access with computer facilities
14. Laundry facilities
15. 24-hour reception
16. Female necessities upon request for a small fee
17. Travel guides for Amsterdam, Netherlands and Europe to view or borrow
18. Parking for a small fee
19. Free luggage storage
20. All female dormitories

Hostelle is located near the Amsterdam ArenA, home of the world famous soccer club of Amsterdam, Ajax and music venues such as the Heineken Music Hall, and the brand new Ziggo Dome which is opening spring 2012. We are only a 15 minute subway ride from Central Station and from our nearest station, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Station you will find numerous public transport possibilities to the airport, other parts of Amsterdam and other places surrounding Amsterdam. So after a full day of shopping and sightseeing, you can enjoy the peace and quiet at Hostelle. But fear not, there is plenty of things to do in the neighborhood; you can catch a movie at the Pathé Movie Theatre, go shopping in the Amsterdamse Poort shopping mall or enjoy an delicious exotic meal for prices you won’t believe!

Just opened this month Hostelle is already making news. Go Bianca Brasdorp!

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