Little Monkey Hostel


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How do I make a booking?2024-06-24T17:35:01+00:00

The easiest way to make a booking with us is by simply clicking here :)

How do I cancel or change my booking?2024-06-24T17:21:11+00:00

If you have booked through our website:

  • If you have booked a Non-Refundable rate, the booking cannot be changed or cancelled.
  • If you have booked a Flexible rate, you can change or cancel your booking up to 5 days prior to arrival.

If you booked with a partner e.g., HostelWorld, Expedia, etc. you should contact them regarding cancellations or changes.

I am not 18 yet. Can I stay at Little Monkey?2024-06-24T17:22:02+00:00

Certainly! Here’s how your stay is managed:

Accompanied Minor:

  • Minors accompanied by a legal guardian/parent can book a private room only.
  • The legal guardian/parent must stay in the same room. If relationship status is not clear, a completed parental consent form must be presented.
  • If minors are part of a school group that has booked an entire pod room, they can stay in a pod room.

Unaccompanied Minor:

  • Minors aged 16 and 17 unaccompanied by a legal guardian/parent can book a private room only.
  • A parental consent form, filled in and signed by parents or legal guardians, is required.
  • A copy of the parents/legal guardian’s ID is needed.

Parental consent form

Should there be any doubt regarding the authenticity of the parental consent form, Little Monkey reserves the right to call the parent/legal guardian to confirm their identity.

Can I book without a credit card?2024-06-24T17:22:18+00:00

You’ll need to have a credit or debit card to guarantee your booking. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Diners club, JCB, Union Pay, Amex, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Please note: We don’t take cash!

Do I have to pay city tax?2024-06-24T17:22:30+00:00

Yes. Everyone staying in Enschede must pay €2.90 per night City Tax.

If you book through our website, a City Tax is excluded from the room rate but included as “extra” with your booking. You do not need to pay extra on arrival.

If you booked with a partner e.g., HostelWorld, Expedia, etc. please check their terms since every platform works in a different way.

Can I come with kids?2024-06-24T17:22:44+00:00

Unfortunately, our shared facilities are not suitable for babies or really young children below 4 years.

Can I walk in or do I need to book in advance?2024-06-24T17:31:28+00:00

Sure! We always try to keep a few beds available for walk-ins. However, It can get pretty busy, especially in the summer and on weekends, so we’d suggest checking availability here on our website first.

I haven’t received my booking confirmation email, what should i do?2024-06-24T17:31:39+00:00

It can take up to 10 minutes for confirmation emails to arrive (check your junk folder!). if you still don’t have the confirmation and you booked directly on our website, please contact us stating your name & arrival date and we will resend it to you.

If you booked with a partner e.g., HostelWorld, Expedia, etc. please contact them directly to resend your booking confirmation.

Check in & Check out

How do I check-in?2024-06-25T05:46:35+00:00

The check-in process is fully digital and there is no need to visit the reception on arrival.

Option 1 : Check in by following the instructions in your confirmation email. Prior to your arrival, you will receive an email with a link to check-in. Simply follow the instructions on this link to complete your digital check-in process. We highly recommend checking in advance to save time when you arrive.

Option 2 : Check in by following this link. You’ll need your reservation/confirmation number.

Option 3 : Check in by visiting our reception/bar on arrival during reception hours.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues, feel free to contact us via email or phone for assistance.

What time is check in?2024-06-24T17:21:21+00:00

From 3pm to 10pm.

You can arrange early check-in for a small fee. Early check-in is from 1pm and depends on availability, so make sure you reserve it when you’re making your booking or contact us.

How do I check out?2024-06-24T17:34:05+00:00

On the evening before your departure day, you will receive an email to complete your check-out online. Follow a few simple steps, and you’re done. The next morning, you do not need to visit the reception. If you have rented a towel, please make sure to leave it on the hook by your bed before you leave.

What time is check-out?2024-06-24T17:21:30+00:00

Before 10am.

You can arrange late check-out for a small fee. Late check-out runs until 1pm and depends on availability, so make sure you reserve it when you’re making your booking or contact us.


What is a Pod room?2024-06-24T17:32:29+00:00

Our Pod rooms were designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Each pod is equipped with blackout curtains, its own light, power outlets, a laptop/phone shelf, towel and jacket hooks and a private under-bed locker. We’ve also selected super comfy mattresses and cotton linen to provide you with an awesome night’s sleep.

What room should I choose if I do not want to share?2024-06-24T17:23:11+00:00

You should book a private room. Pick from Twin, Double room or book the whole Pod-room to yourself or group. See private rooms here.

Will I stay in the same room as my friends?2024-06-24T17:24:01+00:00

If you are booking beds in a pod-room for more than one person, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be placed in the same room. If you want to be sure to stay in the same room, please contact us prior to booking to check the availability in the same room or book a private room.

Do the rooms have bathrooms?2024-06-24T17:24:13+00:00

All bathrooms and toilets are outside the rooms. We like to keep it clean without bothering your sleep. Classic showers and some music to sing along. We keep the ladies and gents separated.

What are the bed sizes?2024-06-24T17:24:31+00:00

90 x 210 cm

Do you have accessible rooms?2024-06-24T17:24:43+00:00

Yes we do! Please note that our rooms available for wheelchair users are located on the ground floor. To ensure you are allocated the appropriate room, it is essential to contact our team in advance.

Is all bed linen supplied?2024-06-24T17:25:21+00:00

Yes, we supply all your linen, bedding and pillows for all rooms. The beds are made beforehand with fresh cotton bed linen for you.

Do the rooms have lockers for storage?2024-06-24T17:25:32+00:00

Yes! Every pod and room comes with a locker where you can store your items securely. You are welcome to bring your own padlock or you can purchase one from our vending machines. Our under bed locker is 85cm x 75cm x 25cm in size

Are towels supplied in all rooms?2024-06-24T17:25:46+00:00

Twin and Double rooms come with towels.

For the Pod-rooms, you can bring your own towel or rent one when making a booking.

Will my room be cleaned daily?2024-06-24T17:32:18+00:00

Our cleaning team clean the rooms daily. Long stay rooms are cleaned weekly. If you are staying longer than 3 nights your bed sheets are also exchanged after your third night. We do ask though to keep your personal items on your own bed or in the locker. Remember to keep it fresh, if you feel like you need the sheets exchanged please let us know.

Are the rooms mixed gender?2024-06-24T17:32:41+00:00

Rooms are always mixed unless you book a ‘Ladies’ room. Showers & toilets are always separated though.

SmartKey & Door Code

Do I have to download an app to open the doors?2024-06-24T17:34:18+00:00

You don’t have to! After completing the online check in you can either use the web link straight from your confirmation email or use your back-up Door code to access all doors. Please note: The link and code will only work after check in time.

How many doors do I need to open in the building?2024-06-25T05:44:07+00:00

Front door : This door is always open during reception hours so you don’t need to unlock it. For security reasons this door is closed when the reception is closed. With your Front Door SmartKey (web link) or Door Code you can easily open it anytime for the duration of your stay. Please always make sure to check if the door closes properly when you enter the building.

Main door : This is the door between the reception and the rooms area. This door is always closed but with your Main Door SmartKey (web link) or Door Code you can easily open it anytime for the duration of your stay.

Room door : This is your room door, if you book a pod room or a private room you’ll always have access to your Room Door via SmartKey (web link) or via a Door Code. If you book a private room this door can be locked from the inside, if you book a pod room this door can not be locked from the inside. However, this door can only be accessed by guests staying in this room or by Little Monkey Hostel staff.

    Please note: All SmartKeys and Door Codes will only work after check in time and before check out time.

    Is the front door locked?2024-06-24T17:35:26+00:00

    The front door is open during reception hours. For security reasons, it is locked when the reception is closed. During these times, only checked-in guests will have access via the Web link and Door code provided.

    Where can I find the code for the front door?2024-06-24T17:35:38+00:00

    The SmartKey (web link) and Door code for all doors (incl. front door) will be provided to you upon completing your online check in.

    Is the code for the front door the same for all days of my stay?2024-06-24T17:35:50+00:00

    The Door code for the front door is unique for each booking and it is valid for the duration of your stay.

    How do I open the my room door?2024-06-24T17:36:14+00:00

    To unlock your room, simply select your SmartKey via the web link you received by email or enter the door code on your room’s keypad.

    What if I have trouble accessing the doors with the provided access options?2024-06-24T17:36:26+00:00

    – If you experience any difficulties accessing the doors, ensure you are entering the correct Door code provided for your booking.
    – Double-check that you are trying to access the right door with the right web link
    – Make sure you have an active reservation. Please note: The link and code will only work after check in time and before check out time.
    – If issues persist, please contact us.


    How can I make a group booking?2024-06-24T17:22:59+00:00

    Reservations for 10 people or more will be considered group bookings. Special group terms and conditions will apply. Please refer to our group bookings page.

    Can the whole group be in the same room or the same floor?2024-06-24T17:32:52+00:00

    Due to the layout of the building and depending on the number of people in the group it is not always possible to allocate the whole group in the same room or floor. We will, however, do our best to place them as close together as possible.

    Do I need to pay a security deposit on arrival?2024-06-24T17:33:04+00:00

    No security deposit needed, however please note that if the group damage the property or break rules (See Group terms), you will be fined.


    How do I get there?2024-06-24T17:24:56+00:00

    If you’re coming from the airport, take a train to Enschede Station. From there it’s a 5-minute walk to the hostel.

    Our address is Stadsgravenstraat 17, 7511 EP Enschede. We are located right next to the Oude Markt.

    Where can I park?2024-06-24T17:25:09+00:00

    We do not offer guest parking. However, there are plenty of paid parking options around the hostel:

    The closest options are:

    If you choose to park in the city, it is at your own risk. Little Monkey is not responsible for any guest’s vehicles or payment regarding parking.


    Can I get something delivered to me?2024-06-24T17:25:58+00:00

    Yes, providing it arrives whilst you are staying here. Just let us know if you’re expecting a delivery. If something comes before or after your stay, we will not accept it.

    Is WiFi free to use?2024-06-24T17:26:12+00:00

    Of course! Make sure to tag @littlemonkeyhostel in all your posts!

    Can I rent a bike at Little Monkey?2024-07-02T19:57:31+00:00

    Yes, we offer bikes for rent. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee bikes for everyone, so we recommend booking in advance. You can add the bike to your booking when making a reservation thought our website. If you have already booked a room and want to add a bike to your booking, contact us and we will check the availability of our bikes for your desired day/time.

    Do you accept pets?2024-06-24T17:29:32+00:00

    No sorry, we love those furry friends – but we do not allow pets to stay here.

    Are toiletries supplied?2024-06-24T17:29:44+00:00

    Body, Hair and Hand wash are all provided.

    In case you forget you can also purchase toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, padlock, earplugs and make-up remover from our vending machines.



    Are there hair dryers available?2024-06-24T17:30:39+00:00

    Hairdryers are available in all showers.

    Can I bring guests in who aren’t staying at the hostel?2024-06-24T17:31:52+00:00

    Friends and family are more than welcome in our lounge & bar.

    Please note: Only Little Monkey guests are allowed in the room areas.

    Can I smoke in the hostel?2024-06-24T17:32:04+00:00

    It’s strictly no smoking/vaping inside the hostel!

    Is the reception open 24/7?2024-07-02T19:15:33+00:00

    Reception opening times varies depending on the season and occupancy. Our services are fully digital so you can always access the building during your stay. Despite that, in case of emergencies, you can reach us by calling +31 ‪85 400 4488‬

    Food & Drinks

    Do you offer breakfast?2024-06-24T17:29:58+00:00

    We do not serve breakfast. We are happy to recommend a couple of options for you. Alternatively you can prepare your own breakfast in our Guest kitchen. (Opening in Sep-24)

    Jobs & Partnerships

    Who should I contact about PR opportunities or collaborations?2024-06-24T17:30:51+00:00

    For all PR enquiries, please contact us here.

    Can I volunteer at Little Monkey?2024-06-24T17:31:03+00:00

    We are constantly looking for an extra pair of hands. If you are you looking for an experience of a lifetime, meet people from around the world and work in a fun team of internationals, then this is for you. Apply here

    How do I apply to work at Little Monkey?2024-06-24T17:31:15+00:00

    Feel free to get in touch with the team to establish if there are any opportunities available.