You can’t be staying in a hostel closer to Rotterdam Central Station than with us! You can already spot us when you walk out of the station. When you get off your train, head south in the direction of 'Stationsplein', walk straight for around 200 meters and once you reached 'Kruisplein' (big intersection) Sparks Hostel will be on your right-hand side.
The closest (municipal) car park is at ‘Schouwburgplein 1’, just 300 m from our hostel. The address is Schouwburgplein 22, 3012 CL Rotterdam.
Tariffs are: €0,50 – per 15 min – between 06:00 and 22:00 – and €1,- per hour – between 22:00 and 06:00. A cheaper option is to reserve your park spot online and make use of the ‘Hotel Discount Voucher’. This voucher costs €18,50 – per 24 h. It can be booked at any time (at least 1 hour in advance) and allows you to drive in and out of the car park as you please.
All municipal car parks have disabled parking spaces and plenty of recharging points for electric cars.
You can use this link to book your spot: https://parkereninrotterdam.nl/en/parkeergarage/schouwburgplein1/
Park + Rides (P+R)
Another option is to park your car at one of the ‘Park + Rides’ just outside of the city center. The most convenient one is the P+R Kralingse Zoom, the address is Kralingse Zoom 50, 3062 SM, Rotterdam.
From there you can take metro line A or B (towards Schiedam Centrum) or metro line C (towards De Akkers). Get off at metro station ‘Eendrachtsplein’ and walk 500 m (about 6 min) to Sparks.
You can park at a P+R for free* when you continue your journey on public transport using a ‘OV-chipkaart’ (you can acquire one at the ticket machines at any metro station in Rotterdam and it costs €7,50. The OV-chipcard is valid for four years and can be loaded with money, which makes traveling in Rotterdam much cheaper than buying single-tickets).
For more information*, click here: https://parkereninrotterdam.nl/en/parkeergarage/pr-kralingse-zoom/
*Check the Terms and conditions for free parking.
Parking on the streets
In the city center area, free parking on the streets is possible from 23:00 till 9:00 (Fri/Sat and Sat/Sun night from 1:00 till 9:00). Outside those hours, the costs are €4,08 per hour.
You can park for free, at all times, at the ‘Noordereiland’ area. This small “city island” is located approx. 3 km from our hostel.
3014 GM Rotterdam
Rotterdam/The Hague Airport is located 8,3 km from the hostel. It takes approx. 25 min by public transport (bus 33 runs daily and directly from/to the Rotterdam central station from/to the airport).
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 60 km from the hostel. It takes approx. 25 to 50 min by public transport (train and Flix bus run daily from/to the Rotterdam central station from/to the airport – night trains available).
Eindhoven Airport is located 110 km from the hostel. It takes approx. 1:45 h by public transport (train + bus 400/401 run daily from/to the airport).