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.
Utility usage above US$50 per person per month will incur an additional charge (for stays longer than 1 month)
Guests can be picked up from (Hato) Airport upon arrangement for US$ 20 a trip (up to 5 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 occupancy; Wifi Internet (US$ 2 per day), 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.
This house was perfect for me; clean, comfortable, attractive, with all the amenities. Close to supermarkets, banks, a restaurant right on the corner, accessible to bus systems and the commercial district, I was able to walk or take the bus pretty much all over the island. Art was not in town, but the host family are such good people; helpful, pleasant and I enjoyed talking with them (they also provided transportation to and from the airport).. It so happened that there were no other people in the house during the week I was there; I am an older female, traveling alone. I always felt safe in the house and in the neighborhood as well. I plan to return to Curacao next year for a longer stay. Poppy Kramer’s will be my first choice for accommodations.
Mycket roligare än jag hade förväntat mig. Intressant och informativ kommunikation med Art, som inte var på ön när jag kom, men det fanns en hel familj som tog hand om en vid ankomsten. Väl underhållet hus där det finns allt man behöver. Området är lite ruffigt med känns väldigt säkert och trevligt att vistas i. Promenadavstånd till buss, marknad, matbutik.
Conveniently located next to a nice restaurant (Five Fingers) a gas station and a large supermarket (Colon).
The Otrobanda side of Willemstad is mostly locals, which gives it more of an authenticate feel. The hostel is a 10-15 minute walk to the bridge and the more touristy side of town (Punda). It's also only a 5-10 minute walk to the bus station that takes you to the nice beaches on the West side of the island.
As for the hostel, the outdoor seating is nice in the morning and evening. The bathrooms are large and new. The kitchen has everything you need. The rooms are basic, but offer everything you need (bed, table and chair, lockable armoire, etc). You're in Curacao - so you're time in the room will be limited anyway.
Art and Laura communicated early and often. Booking, checking in, and checking out were a breeze.
Thanks for your factual and honest description of Poppy Hostel Curacao, the area and the amenities on offer. It was a pleasure hosting you, even though I was not there personally. Laura and I were very happy with your clear and prompt communication. Thanks for being a respectful and friendly guest Phil!
The location is just great, and the neighborhood and the house are really really pretty. Art was not there during my stay, but the family in charge was very supportive and always helpful. I chose this option because I was originally traveling by myself, but a colleague from work came to the island in the last minute, so my only regret is that I didn't have the chance to spend more time with the hosts, who where extremely kind.
Art is a great host and the location is excellent. What a cool street! The accommodation are very clean and quiet. Probably the best value on the island.
Art was extremely helpful, very friendly and easy going. He gave me good advice about how to move around and which places to visit.
The hostel is very clean and quiet (I was almost the only one staying there), it is placed very near to the heart of Willemstad, though it takes only a 15 -20 minutes walk through a Street full of bars, I wouldn't recomend Girls walking by themselves late at night. Besides that, it's quite safe and well ubicated, very near to the bus stop.
Ich habe mich von Art am Flughafen abholen lassen. So waren wir gleich im Gespräch. Es gab eine kurze Rundfahrt durch die direkte Umgebung der Unterkunft mit interessanten Hinweisen zur ersten Orientierung. Die Unterkunft war wie beschrieben klein, sauber und zentral gelegen. Unser Gatsgeber war regelmäßig anzutreffen, da spätestens alle zwei bis drei Tage Gäste abreisten und neue kamen. Anregungen wurden aufgenommen und teilweise sofort umgesetzt. Fragen zu Land und Leuten freundlich beantwortet. Die Mitbewohner international, offen und nett. Eine gute Zeit auf Curacao.
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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!