“When was the last time that you could swing like a monkey to your bedroom? I had the chance to do this when I slept at the King Kong Hostel in Rotterdam.”
King Kong Hostel is not your typical hostel. It is a great place to stay and meet with fellow travelers. Most rooms are super unique. There is one female dorm where the beds are simply beautiful, using wood paneling. Each bed is extra large so you have plenty of space to have a great night of sleep! The beds in this dorm have curtains, giving you much more privacy.
There are mixed dorms on the top floor. To go from dorm to dorm you can swing on ropes or take a nap at one of the bean bags. The dorms have standard bunk-beds but also very special beds: with a small ladder you can climb up into the highest point of the roof! There are more private beds on that level with your own window overlooking the city of Rotterdam. Just imagine yourself waking up in a hostel, but with your own private views over the city.
There are several communal living places to have a healthy fruit juice or a dark chocolat muffin. Street art throughout the hostel and on the outside of the building enhance the chill-out vibe. I loved the street art on the sidewall (the crow with a ring) that the artist made to propose to his wife!
The King Kong Hostel is located in De Witte de With street, which is a popular area among locals for having a drink and enjoying a good dinner. There are plenty of vegetarian options including the next door Witte Aap which has been judged Best Cafe in the World by Lonely Planet (2009)!