An overnight stay right in the center of Rotterdam is ideal during your visit to this beautiful city! Fortunately, there are plenty of great hotels in the center of Rotterdam, and many beautiful Airbnb’s, unique houseboats and special hostels.
In this article you can find the best accommodations in the center of our city, with unique, luxurious, fun and affordable options! There is something for everyone.
Is it not a must for you to stay right in the center of Rotterdam and are you also interested in other locations? Take a look at these unique hotels!
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. For more information please check our Disclosure page.
1. Hotel the James
The James is a beautifully decorated design hotel with a super central location. A big plus is that the hotel also has a very reasonable price! A good hotel doesn’t have to be expensive.
Conveniently located near the Central Station in Rotterdam, the James hotel can be found right in the middle of the buzzing city centre with popular streets nearby, such as the Coolsingel, the Meent and the Lijnbaan. An ideal place to stay in Rotterdam.
Click here for prices and availability of Hotel The James.
Aert van Nesstraat 25, 3012 CA Rotterdam
2. the bellhop hotel
If you want to spend the night at a top location in Rotterdam, the bellhop hotel is a good choice. The hotel is located on the Witte de Withstraat, the cultural heart in Rotterdam. You will find the best restaurants, bars and museums in our city on Witte de Withstraat. This way you can easily explore everything on foot.
The hotel is super comfortable, with a great bed, high-speed WiFi and great breakfast. The interior of the hotel is both minimalistic and colourful, a mix of Scandinavian design and Caribbean use of color. A successful combination!
Click here for prices and availability of the bellhop hotel.
Witte de Withstraat 77, 3012 BN Rotterdam
3. Thon Hotel
The Thon Hotel is located right next to the Erasmus Bridge and the Maas, in the heart of Rotterdam. During your stay in this hotel you usually have a gorgeous view over the city.
Because of this convenient location you’re close to the best restaurants, many museums and other famous tourist attractions of the city.
Click here for prices and availability of Thon Hotel.
Willemsplein 1, 3016 DN Rotterdam
4. Urban Residences Rotterdam
If you really want to feel at home away from home, then Urban Residences Rotterdam is a top choice. The luxury apartments of Urban Residences are located in the heart of Rotterdam, close to famous shopping streets such as the Koopgoot and the Lijnbaan.
The luxury apartments have beautiful high windows and a minimalist interior with lots of designer furniture. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, so you have the choice to make dinner yourself.
Definitely a great choice for a stay in the center of our city!
Click here for prices and availability of Urban Residences Rotterdam.
Hennekijnstraat 104, 3012 EB Rotterdam
The H2OTEL is a special one. The floating hotel consists of 5 lash bins from the American army, transported to Rotterdam to turn it into a museum. The museum was closed after a few years and since July 2008 it has been transformed into a hotel.
It is a unique hotel in a beautiful part of Rotterdam, near the center. If you want to book a night here for a lower price, it’ll pay off if you do some research and book ahead. The prices sometimes vary per month, but if you are flexible and book on time, you have a room for a great price.
Click here for prices and availability of H2otel.
Wijnhaven 20A, 3011 WR Rotterdam
The Euromast has two suites: one on the north side and one on the south side. Both with a ridiculously good view over the city. Not only do the suites come with complementary champagne, one suite even has a jacuzzi!
Although there is a price tag when spending a night in the Euromast, it’s certainly a night to remember. Definitely a great idea for a special occasion such as a birthday or a wedding night!
Check prices and availability of the Euromast.
Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam
In this article you can find four houseboats and the first is the unique Wikkelboat. It is multifunctional, sustainable and super tiny. Located within walking distance of the center, you have your own oasis on the water.
Ideal if you want to travel in an environmentally conscious way and are looking for a special experience. Rotterdam is, after all, a port city. And this must be discovered!
Check prices and availability of the Wikkelboat.
Wijnhaven 2 (dockside), 3011 WP Rotterdam
8. Logeerboot Visithor
Logeerboot Visithor is located in the Maritime District, which means that sleeping here will provide a real harbor experience.
If you want to discover the city, this hotel definitely is situated perfectly. Within walking distance you will find the iconic Markthal (food hall), the Koopgoot for great shopping, the Witte de With Street with all kinds of nice bars and restaurants and museums such as the Maritime Museum.
The boat offers two apartments: Visithor I and Visithor II. You can book them both if you are a group of nine or separately for four to five people.
In the galley you will find everything needed to prepare your own breakfast or dinner. For those who prefer to eat somewhere else, there are plenty of options in the neighborhood.
Check prices and availability of Logeertboot Visithor.
Wijnhaven 107, 3011 WN Rotterdam
9. Woonboot Veinard
On Airbnb you can find this historic houseboat Veinard, which means ‘lucky’. This houseboat is located in a quiet spot in the heart of Rotterdam, namely in the Leuvehaven.
The colourful space is light and made with love and attention to detail. You have the whole boat to yourself.
Check prices and availability of Woonboot Veinard.
10. Captain’s Cabin
Are you looking for a romantic Airbnb in Rotterdam? Then the Captain’s Cabin might be the perfect accommodation for you! Located in the Maritime District in the heart of Rotterdam, it has all the necessities on board.
From the wheelhouse you have a view over the high-rise and old harbors. Through a hatch in the floor you can go to the bedroom and living room with kitchenette and bathroom. On the stern of the ship you have your own terrace with a sofa and two lounge chairs.
In addition, you can use the Jacuzzi and the electric dinghy for a fee.
Check prices and availability of the Captain’s Cabin.
Location: Maritiem District
11. Penthouse Prison
Penthouse Prison does offer a very special experience in Rotterdam. Here you can voluntarily spend the night in a prison!
Above the Heilige Boontjes in Rotterdam is an old cell complex of the former police station. In total there are six cells, four of which have comfortable beds, the prison cell is still intact. In addition, a cell has been used as a toilet and as a communal lounge room.
During your stay you have access to the kitchen and shower on the fourth floor, which you share with other guests. In addition, you can go to the unique roof terrace with a view of the Rotterdam skyline.
Check prices and availability of Penthouse Prison.
12. Luxury Kubuswoning
The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are of course very special because all houses are tilted at an angle of 45 degrees. It is possible to take a look in one of the Cube Houses by visiting the Kijk-Kubus, a showroom of one of the houses.
But it is even more fun to spend the night in one of the Cube Houses. Not only is it very special to stay in a Cube House, it is also located in a very central location in Rotterdam.
For example, stay in this Luxury Cube House. This stylishly furnished apartment has been renovated and is fully equipped with everything you need. There are two bedrooms, a modern kitchen and a luxurious bathroom. In addition, the living room on the first floor offers a beautiful 360-degree view of Rotterdam.
There are more unique Airbnb’s in Rotterdam. Be sure to have a look, perhaps it includes the best accommodation for you!
Check prices and availability of the Luxury Cube House.
13. Stayokay hostel
Is renting a luxurious Cube house a bit too much for you? Luckily there’s a great alternative: Stayokay has opened a hostel in one of the Cubes!
Stayokay Rotterdam Cube Hostel offers private rooms for up to 6 people, as well as mixed, male and female people dorms.
Click here for prices and availability of Stayokay Rotterdam Cube hostel.
Overblaak 85-87, 3011 MH Rotterdam
14. King Kong Hostel
In the Witte de Withstraat you are surrounded by numerous trendy shops, bars and restaurants. Big shopping streets, Rotterdam’s best museums, public transport as well as some great sightseeing spots are all in walking distance from the hostel.
The hostel offers three private rooms as well as dorms of 4, 6 and 8 beds. Also worth mentioning: the design of the hostel is pretty amazing!
Click here for prices and availability of King Kong Hostel.
Witte de Withstraat 74, 3012 BS Rotterdam
It’s called CityHub for a reason: in this hostel you sleep in your own, private pod! And not an average pod. No. At CityHub Rotterdam you have your own double bed, with Wi-Fi, app-controlled lighting and a personal audio streaming system. That is what we call a futuristic backpacking experience!
Just like King Kong Hostel, Cityhub Rotterdam is located in one of the most convenient places in the city: the Witte de Withstraat. Because of the luxurious cabins, the price per night is a bit higher than other hostels. But if that’s not a problem for you, it’s definitely worth the experience!
Click here for prices and availability of CityHub Rotterdam.
Witte de Withstraat 87, 3012 BN Rotterdam
16. Hostel Room Rotterdam
Hostel ROOM Rotterdam is situated in a beautiful, characteristic Dutch house built in 1923, and located in an area with beautiful old buildings, looking out over a ferry port.
Besides to this beautiful location, very central and close to the famous Euromast, Hostel ROOM Rotterdam has been busy for years to turn this hostel into your home away from home, which gives it a great atmosphere to spend your days in Rotterdam in.
The hostel has both private and shared rooms – each with lockers, free Wi-Fi, a bathroom and reading lamps – and they offer free breakfast.
Also, a great fun feature of this hostel is that every room is styled in a theme that characterizes Rotterdam and/or the Netherlands!
Click here for prices and availability of Hostel ROOM Rotterdam.
Van Vollenhovenstraat 62, 3016 BK Rotterdam
Hopefully you’ve found the perfect hotel for your stay in the center of Rotterdam in this article. Have a great time!
Pin this article