About this listing
Private, Single room with block out curtains good ventilation and a ceiling fan. An additional bed can be requested. Guests can make use of a mosquito net available for every bed. The room has a lockable wardrobe and small security safe.
If the calendar is full, please inquire about availability even if the calendar shows us as full, we have 5 rooms available!
Poppy Hostel Curacao
Private Rooms at Budget Prices
(Kitchen, Lounge and 2X Bathrooms for up to 7 people)
CENTRAL WILLEMSTAD, 10 minute walk to anywhere in town!
Constructed in 1904, this home has been restored externally to it's former glory and renovated internally to accommodate up to 7 guests. In typical Dutch colonial style Poppy Kamers Curacao boasts; high ceilings, wooden shuttered windows and doors as well as tiled roofs and floors.
There are 4 single rooms and one double room as well as a communal kitchen/dining-area and lounge. There are 2 large modern bathrooms, fully tiled with a double wash table and 220/110V outlets. Outside boasts a small, originally tiled, front porch and a partially covered back porch out back.
The neighborhood is at least 200 years old, with many houses on the street still built in the classical style. One end of the street has a beautifully maintained church and the street is frequently used for funeral and wedding processions. The street is also on the traditional Carnaval route (end Feb. every year). Just round the corner is the Bredestraat, the most picturesque and vibrant local shopping street in Curacao.
Nearby facilities and attractions (within 5-10 min. walk from Poppy) include: 2 banks with ATM, a supermarket with shopping center, bus stops, countless bars and restaurants, a free beach with great snorkeling!, the pontoon bridge and the old town of Punda to name but a few.
We aim to provide visitors to Curacao with a comfortable, convenient and price conscious stay in a centrally located and authentic setting. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions. We look forward to seeing you in the Poppy House!
Guests have access to all common areas of the house (Kitchen, Lounge, Bathrooms and Outdoor Areas). All rooms are private and lockable.
Interaction with Guests
The hosts are available at check-in and check out and on-call within about 15 minutes should it be needed. Poppy Hostel is visited at least once a day by the host. There is a comprehensive guest manual available in every room and available virtually on request.
Check-in times (On Appointment): 15:00 to 20:00
Check-out times (Ask about our self Check-Out Procedure): 8:00 to 12:00
(these times supersede any other listed times and are negotiable on appointment ONLY)
Otrobanda (or: Other-Side) is a local residential community and the newest part of Willemstad. Many buildings fall under the 1998 UNESCO world heritage classification and are being restored. There are also numerous clothing, souvenir, grocery and eating/drinking places within about 5-10 minutes walk from the house.
There is a West-Bound bus stop about 2 minutes walk away and the Otrobanda bus station is about 5 minutes walk away. Free on street parking is available 24/7 in front of the Hostel. Airport transfers can be requested for US$20 per trip for up to 5 persons.
Other Things to Note
Competing offers for a similar accommodation will be entertained! Please inquire via a private message.
Respect for other guests, their property, the Hostel and staff is the "Golden Rule".
No overnight guests without permission.
Communal areas free from personal belongings.
Government tourist tax of 7% and Bedding/Towels are included the in room price.
Guests can be picked up from (Hato) Airport upon arrangement for US$ 20 a trip (up to 2 passengers). After a tour of the property, explanation of house rules and the signing a rental agreement, house and room keys will be handed over. Any extra services requested by each tenant before or during occupancy; Internet costs, Washing Machine (US$3 per wash), shall be agreed upon and paid. A tour of the property etc. will be conducted and keys will be handed over by the host.
At checkout, an inspection will be conducted by either Art in the guest's presence to determine compliance with house rules and condition of the property before a bond is released. Return transportation to (Hato) Airport is charged as mentioned above.
About the Host, Art
Widely traveled, cosmopolitan, liberal and inquisitive. I enjoy meeting new friends and imparting my experiences as well as listening to those of others. Curacao history and architecture fascinate me and if you come to this island they are both to be found in abundance.
As a registered multilingual Tour Guide, I delight in imparting my local knowledge on all types of Island tours. I draw on these experiences to pen original, well written and researched content on everything Curacao.
I enjoy making music and have founded my own Percussion Instrument brand on the Island: Art Beat Cajons. Film, reading and technology are some other interests and am always up for adventures (usually on a shoe-string). I hope to welcome many interesting and respectful guests to Poppy Hostel Curacao. My goal is to make their stay as interesting and informed as possible.
Bon-Bini na Korsou!