Black woman opens first and only all female hostel in The Netherlands

On 8 March 2012 the all female hostel 'Hostelle' will open in Amsterdam. It's the first and only all female hostel in The Netherlands and it's founded by Bianca Brasdorp (40).

Brasdorp, who is of Surinamese origin, has worked as a Marketer for most of her life, but she he wanted a change. The main reason was that she wanted to do something creative and have a job that involved lots of interaction with people. Brasdorp worked as a Marketing Executive for American Express and for several other big companies in the Netherlands.

After brainstorming she decided to start a hostel. Because there wasn’t a hostel for women yet in Amsterdam she thought that it would be a good idea to offer women and girls a safe, beautiful, fun and clean place to stay in Amsterdam.

Hostelle is a hostel especially designed for women and equipped with beautifully decorated rooms designed by various artists. It's ideal for female travellers with a small budget and it's only a 15 minute ride away from the Central Station Amsterdam.

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  1. This sounds like a great idea! Do you know if there is expected to be a hostel for men only opening any time soon!? I spend much of my time on Prague city breaks with friends and I always stay in hostels! Its much for fun especially if you are young.

  2. I just wanted to share my experience in this hostel.

    I only spent one day&night there when I was on my way to CuraƧao but I had a great time.
    The receptionists are very welcoming and the decoration is very trendy/classy/unique. Showers and bathroom were very clean comparing to other places I went to before. As a woman, you feel very safe too. I didn't have the chance to see the owner but I can say that is a wonderful idea. Also, I love the location: Bijlmer, the black neighborhood. She's showing a nice example of entrepeneurship and woman empowerment to the community.


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