Our Story

From a tattoo shop, illegal casino and a famous brothel to a very cool hostel that blends industrial design with 21st century contemporary art- say hello to the King Kong Hostel in Rotterdam that opened in March 2014.

It has a superb location in the beginning of Witte de Wittestraat which is in the heart of Rotterdam’s social scene and all the city’s best bars and restaurants are on your doorstep. The founder Ron Sterk is also the founder and former owner of two Rotterdam’s most successful bars- the ‘NRC’  (Nieuw Rotterdams Cafe) and ‘de Witte Aap’ (the White Monkey) which was declared ‘Best Bar in the World’  by Lonely Planet in 2009.

“King Kong almost naturally creates the sense of community among its guests and the entire neighbourhood. It is a meeting place where guests will be surprised by the complete and innovative concept. The lively and creative home style in all hostel areas contributes to the total experience”- expressed the jury of Entrée Hospitality & Style awards while announcing this boutique hostel the Best Hostel Concept of the year. We are also voted: best Hostel in the Netherlands and no. 7 worldwide by Hostelworld.