Sleeping

Looking for a place to sleep during the KEI week? No problem! If you haven’t manager to find a room in Groningen yet, there are various options open to you. Lots of current students in Groningen open their student houses as a place to stay for a small price. As well as this the KEI organisation has places to sleep on offer at eh Usva Sleep-In and the KEI-hostel. Finally, you can also reserve a bed in the Groningen Bud Gett Hostel at a discount!

Sleeping in a student house

Groningen has an uncountable amount of student houses. Some of these houses have rooms that are available for a short period of time, or have a room becoming available. Through this website you can get into contact with these student houses and find a place that suits you to stay. This means you’ll have a place to sleep during the KEI-week and maybe even find your new student house for the long term!

Student houses can ask for a maximum of €25,- for sleeping and an extra €5,- for breakfast for the whole week. Registering for these houses opens on the 1st of July, you do this on this KEI-week website. 

Usva Sleep-in

the Usva Sleep-in is located in the Cultural Student Association Usva, which is in the middle of the city. Here you there will be places to sleep exclusively for KEI-lopers (participants), and is as such an ideal place to stay. The costs for the week are €49,- and include breakfast. You also need to bring your own sleeping things, including a sleeping bag, sleeping mat and cushion.

You can sign up for the Usva Sleep-in when you register for the KEI-week, and works on a first come first served basis.

the KEI-hostel!

The KEI-hostel is organised in cooperation with the Simplon Youth Hostel. The KEI-hostel is centrally located in the city. As well as a bed, there are plugs to charge your phone and other devices as well as a safe to store your things in. For €83 you can stay in the KEI-hostel all week, and also pay for a cheap breakfast (€20,- for the whole week). Bedding isn’t included in that price, but if you take your own sleeping bag with you won’t pay any extra costs.

You can sign up for the Usva Sleep-in when you register for the KEI-week, and works on a first come first served basis.

KEI-camping

The KEI-camping has made a comeback! This year you can stay at the KEI-camping, situated in the “Stadspark”, for just €45,-. There is place for 40 persons, divided in two large tents.  The tents are equipped with a wooden floor in case of rain, picnic sets, a fridge and sockets. Of course, there are also toilets and showers available. The only thing you have to bring yourself is a sleeping bag, sleeping mat and pillow. So do you like to camp and do you want to enjoy the KEI-week in such a manner? This is definitely something for you!

Since the Stadspark is a bit out of the city center, it’s necessary to fix a bike. At your online subscription for the KEI-week you could choose for a Swapfiets, which costs only €10,- a month. After the KEI-week, you can still use this bike until September 31st. In case that you don’t need the bike anymore after this date, you can terminate your contract every month. Of course, it’s also possible to buy a (second hand) bike.

You can sign up for the KEI-camping when you register online for the KEI-week. This works on a first come, first served basis.

Bud Gett Hostel

The Bud Gett Hostel is also located in the centre of Groningen, round the corner on Zuiderdiep. The Hostel is slightly more luxurious than the other sleeping options, and you can stay here at a discount during the KEI-week. A bed for the week costs €100,-, plus an extra €1,45 in tourist costs per person per night. You can reserve a bed through the Bud Gett Hostel website https://www.budgetthostels.nl/. To get your discount, type in KEI-WEEK when asked for a discount code.