Claim Your Free Shot! 🥳

and kick-start your Amsterdam adventures

How to claim your Free Shot at Hans Brinker

  1. Download INIT
  2. Scan any QR code of INIT in your hostel to join the private Hans Brinker Travellers group!
  3. Redeem your shot at the Hans Brinker Bar after 6pm!

Kick-start your Amsterdam adventures and explore what’s up in Amsterdam with INIT!

“Discover, Connect, Explore”

💎 Discover hidden gems & in-house events

Find the best local spots and off-the-beaten-path experiences with insider tips from our partner hostels.

👋 Connect with like-minded travelers

Connect with other travelers and make memorable experiences exploring the city together.

🥳 Explore the city together with INIT

Make the most out of your stay by proposing and joining activities on INIT.

INIT – the social app for hostel guests

About INIT

Our story begins with a close group of friends who believe that travel is more than just visiting new places.

For us, it’s about connecting with like-minded people and sharing experiences. That’s why we teamed up with hostels that share our values and care about their guests’ travel experience.

We envision INIT as a platform where anyone can instantly initiate and join social activities and connect with others who share their interests. Our mission is to create a community of travelers who are instantly connected through shared activities and experiences.

network of Social hostels


A quirky and fun place to stay on a budget. It’s located in the heart of Amsterdam, with easy access to the city’s best sights and attractions.


A cozy and unique hostel located in the heart of Rotterdam. With a focus on sustainability and community, it’s a great choice for travelers looking for an eco-friendly and socially-conscious place to stay.


A vibrant and lively hostel located in the heart of Rotterdam. With a range of activities and events on offer, it’s a great choice for travelers looking to meet new people and explore the city.


A dynamic space merging travelers, locals, and the entrepreneurial pulse. Nestled near the River Maas and Markthal, it’s a great gateway into local life and culture.

We are constantly working to expand our network of social hostels in the Netherlands, providing our users with even more opportunities to connect and explore vibrant cities together.

Stay tuned for updates on our growing list of partnered hostels!


Download the app and join your hostel group by scanning the QR code or entering the group code provided by your hostel.

  1. Ask your hostel reception for the group code or look for the QR code displayed in the common areas.
  2. Download the app, sign up and fill in the hostel’s group code or scan the QR code to verify your stay.
  3. Click on the ‘Join group’ button to join the hostel’s group.
  4. Once you have successfully joined the group, you will be able to see all the upcoming activities and connect with other travelers staying at your hostel.

Joining your hostel group on INIT is the best way to meet fellow travelers and make the most of your stay. Happy exploring!


Connecting Travellers