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Hostel Roots

Hostel Roots refers to the fact that in 2016 Koen & Marion (the owners) returned to their roots, the friendly town we call Tilburg.

Hostel Roots is the beginning and end point for a visitor in Tilburg. You feel at home in Tilburg when you stay at Hostel Roots. The themed rooms have been decorated to represent Tilburg attractions, so that even if you stay for a short time, you feel like you have experienced the Tilburg life. You will be tempted to return to our hostel AND to Tilburg once more!

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Old Bank Building

Hostel Roots welcomes you into a beautiful, characteristic building. A building with a story, that breathes history. This national monument is a former bank in an Art-Nouveau style, from 1903. In 1995 it was converted into a law firm and a notary’s office. The original bank vault can still be admired down in the basement bar today.

We are proud that Hostel Roots continues the rich history at Stationstraat 41, in the beautiful Dwaalgebied. Be surprised by the breath-taking building and the typical Tilburg stories that you will hear throughout your stay. Stories from travellers, business workers, a group of friends, can all be heard in the living area or at the bar while enjoying a cup of coffee or a beer. Come join us! We don’t say it for nothing: the journey through Tilburg begins and ends at Hostel Roots. Your ‘Home in Tilburg’.

Koen & Marion

Koen & Marion have been a couple since 2006 and are now also a father and mother to Joep & Puck, and since 2017 have been business partners. The desire to fill the gap in the Tilburg market had not come out of the blue. They had been playing with the idea to do business together for a while, specifically in this industry. Marion gained experience at Red Bull and at the hostel branch Jorplace Beach Hostel, to learn the in and outs of the industry. Koen had previously worked for 12 years at Natural High Kitesurfing and Events and knew how to grow a small company. After living in Randstad for 10 years and traveling a lot during the winters, they returned to an idea that they fully believed in.

Since April 2017, Hostel Roots, the first hostel in Tilburg, has now become a reality!

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Hey future intern or volunteer, are you looking for a life changing experience at the one and only hostel in Tilburg? At Hostel Roots you will learn the ins and outs about running a hostel. Be in charge of housekeeping, breakfast and bar shifts.

Read more and apply 🙂