The best places to stay near the central train station in Leiden, Netherlands
There aren’t many accommodation options near Leiden Centraal Station that can be guaranteed to satisfy every sort of traveller, and even within one hotel, reviews from previous guests can vary widely depending on when and in what room they stayed. You can adjust your expectations and stay near the main train station or you can opt for accommodations that are better but a longer walk away.
7.9 / 10 at Booking.com, 4 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4 / 5 at Google Reviews
8.2 / 10 at Booking.com, 4 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.2 / 5 at Google Reviews
8.3 / 10 at Booking.com, 4 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.2 / 5 at Google Reviews
9.1 / 10 at Booking.com, 4.5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.7 / 5 at Google Reviews
While they don’t have stellar ratings, the Hotel Mayflower and the Rembrandt Hotel Leiden (also known as City Hotel Rembrandt) can be perfectly acceptable alternatives near the Leiden train station as long as you adjust your expectations, while the B&B Hart van Leiden is a canal-side accommodation that is a bit farther away (1 km from Leiden Centraal Station) but has much better reviews.
The top 7 places to stay in Leiden based on ratings and reviews from verified previous guests are the following:
Ratings, distance from various points of interest, and average cost of an overnight stay in each accommodation:
The ibis Leiden Centre, Hotel Mayflower, and De Doelen offer accommodations at much lower cost than most other hotels in Leiden.
The most centrally located hotels in Leiden are CTY Books Hotel, City Hotel Nieuw Minerva Leiden, Best Western City Hotel Leiden, NR22 Leiden B&B, De Pelgrimsplaats B&B, and B&B Hart van Leiden.
ExLibris Boutique Hotel and De Pelgrimsplaats B&B are both within 5 minutes’ walk from Leiden University.
ExLibris Boutique Hotel is the nearest at approximately 80 meters from Leiden University, while De Pelgrimsplaats B&B is 300 meters away.
Two of the city’s best hotels, the Steenhof Suites and the Boutique Hotel d’Oude Morsch, are within 10 minutes’ walk from Leiden University.
Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on Booking.com and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.