Discover Benelux | Scheveningen | Top Food, Drinks & Sleep Spots
A beach hostel for the modern age TEXT: STEPHANIE LOVELL | PHOTOS: JORDY KONINGH, JORPLACE BEACH HOSTEL
A tropical paradise in the heart of Scheveningen, Jorplace Beach Hostel offers high-quality yet affordable accommodation to suit everyone from individual travellers to large groups. Soon guests will be able to control all aspects of their stay from their smartphones, including unlocking the door to their clean and spacious room. The only hostel in Scheveningen, Jorplace Beach Hostel is ideally located to enjoy all the vibrant coastal district of The Hague has to offer. A mere five-minute walk from the beach, it has partnered with many local companies to ensure that guests always get the best deals on surfing, stand-up paddling and other beach activities. Exploring the surrounding area is easy thanks to excellent public transport links on its doorstep and free parking around the corner. “When you step inside, you immediately feel like you’re on a tropical island,” says Jordy
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Koningh, owner of Jorplace Beach Hostel. “For a more unusual experience, you can even sleep in the Volkswagen minivan or wooden shed in the garden.” With its well-stocked bar, cosy lounge, buzzing open terrace and delicious barbecue, Jorplace has all your eating, drinking and hang-out requirements covered. If you can resist the temptation of all the restaurants and bars in the hostel’s vicinity, keep costs low by shopping at the supermarket next door and cooking in the communal kitchen. “We’re really excited about becoming the first hostel or hotel in Holland to have mobile access to locks, meaning our guests will be able to securely access their rooms using their smartphones,” explains Koningh. This is the next stage in the hostel’s upgrades, which have already meant that guests now have better-quality beds to sleep on. While
everything is improving, the prices fortunately remain unbeatably low. www.jorplace.nl
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