Are you looking for suitable accommodation for your trip to Bokrijk? Our hostel is within walking distance of the well-known Bokrijk domain and offers a lot of facilities for children and adults alike. Its unique and authentic atmosphere will make you feel like you travelled back in time, while still enjoying the comfort and luxury of a modern hostel.

Our accommodation in Bokrijk is a children’s paradise in the forest

The De Roerdomp Hostel is situated in the middle of a forest and is surrounded by a petting zoo, a playground, and a sport field. This cute hostel in Belgium is the perfect place to relax in the heart of nature. After a pleasant walk through the forest, you will arrive at the Bokrijk domain and be transported back in time. The hostel is the ideal accommodation for nature lovers and groups. But be warned, your children won’t ever want to go home!

The ideal backdrop for nature lovers

In Bokrijk, you will see history come to life before your very eyes in the open-air museum. Did you know that here you can cycle through the water without getting wet? The accommodation is near the only national park in Flanders, the Hoge Kempen National Park. The numerous cycling and hiking routes will take you through the most beautiful spots in this unique nature reserve. Or hop into a different kind of saddle as Limburg is the number one horse-riding region in Belgium!

50 years and many more years to come

Youth hostel De Roerdomp turned 50 in 2020. This makes this accommodation in Bokrijk one of the oldest hostels in our network. You go 'back to basics' and enjoy a real youth hostel experience. How? You'll share a bathroom with other travellers and there are also a few or even no sockets in the rooms. Don't panic, you can of course charge in the common areas and, if you want, also socialise. In addition, the adjoining petting zoo makes it a unique accommodation in Bokrijk.


  • Meeting rooms
  • Car parking
  • Bar
  • E-bike charging point
  • Bike parking for 25 bikes
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Table tennis
  • Playground
  • Sports field (football, basketball)
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Free WiFi in the common areas
  • Children's farm
  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 118 beds in 21 rooms
  • 1 room for 2 people (shared bathroom)
  • 2 rooms for 4 people (shared bathroom)
  • 1 room for 5 people (shared bathroom)
  • 10 rooms for 6 people (shared bathroom)
  • 4 rooms for 7 people (shared bathroom)
  • 3 rooms for 5 people (ensuite bathroom)

Hostel rules

  • Reception: from 08:00 to 10:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Breakfast: from 07:30 to 08:30
  • Supper: from 18:00
  • Rooms available from: 17:00
  • Hostel accessible 24/24h after check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed

Opening period

  • from 12 February 2024 to 10 November 2024
  • For groups we are open all year upon request
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Family-friendly extras

  • Board games
  • Free cot (on request)
  • Free stay for children under 3 years
  • Baby chair
  • Discount for children under 16 years
  • Microwave
  • Play corner
  • Playground

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Credit card (Visa/Mastercard)

Accessibility and sustainability

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessibility - Basic. more info

    Deze hostel behaalde het Vlaams label voor toegankelijk toerisme, niveau A. Dat betekent dat het basistoegankelijk is voor mensen met een beperkte mobiliteit. Voor sommige elementen kan een extra inspanning of helper nodig zijn. Gedetailleerde informatie vind je op de website van Toegankelijk Vlaanderen.

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Good to know

When you arrive at the accommodation in Belgium, you will receive a set of bed linen to make up your bed. You can bring your own towel or rent one at the hostel (1,50 euros per towel). Breakfast is included in the price. The budget rooms all have shared bathrooms, but there are also three en-suite rooms for five people.

Stay in this unique place

Do you want to book your accommodation in Bokrijk? Check the availability by using the tool on this page and place your booking. You can contact the hostel by sending an email to bokrijk [at] vjh [dot] be or calling +3289356220. To contact our organisation, Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen, you can use info [at] vjh [dot] be or +3232327218. Would you like to know more about our other hostels in Flanders? Read more about all of our 19 locations, from our accommodation in Hasselt to the hostel in Ostend.


Boekrakelaan 30
3600 Genk
bokrijk [at]
+32 89 35 62 20

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