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Amsterdam Hostel Centre Reviews

Leidsekruisstraat 13, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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65%

Rating
772 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

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66%

Nice hostel in a great location.


71%

If you are used to Hostels this is a place where you can stay. Shating one bath with 7-8 people can get stressful though.

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


34%

Worst hostel I've stayed at. The showers were so dirty I opted not to use them during my stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Courtney. Thanks for your review, we would like to thank you for your stay with amsterdam hostel centre. We have absolutely no bed bugs in our hostel. With the warm weather that amsterdam has known during your stay , it is normal that sometimes mosquitoes can be in the rooms. You could have asked for the creme at the recepetion. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels. Greets

51%

If the location's the only thing that matters to u, go for it. Otherwise, don't. They say they have lockers. Well, they do, 5 in a room of 10 (first come, first served). The shower's in the same box of the toilet and was very small. It wasn't possible to take a shower at the other one. Bad atmosphere and staff unprepared. The check out has to be done before 10am, which is normal. But they wake up at 9am and complain if you wake them up earlier. Several staircases, have that in mind if u have a l


100%

The location was in the art of the nightlife "leidseplein". nice staff.


80%

The hostel was no more than 8 mins away from Rijksmuseum with plenty of restaurants, bars and lounges in the vicinity. The staff was great, they stored a gouda cheese for me and warmed up a frozen TV dinner in their microwave. The common area is small with 2 computers and a TV. It was great that I was able to watch a few of the world cup games there along with the staff. Showers are in the bathroom and since there is no curtain nor tub, the whole bathroom floor gets soaked. Thats the #1 negative

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Superb location! Just around the corner from the tram. Many dine in and take away restaurants in the area. Big downfall - the shower. It was a 2 x 2 ft room with no place to undress or put toiletries without getting them soaked.


54%

its a bit of a fitness routine at the top floor up & down steep narrow stairs. the weather was hot and the room was allways extremely hot and humid. window open all night to cool down = pumping music from street bellow all night. uncomfortable with the brown streak on the "clean" sheets ( skid marks? were they washed or just ironed? ) most room mates annoyed at loosing their key deposit as they needed to leave early for flights/trains - receprion opens 10am 1 hour before 11am checkout


60%

This hostel is located in an old Amsterdam building. Nice experience if you want to know how one can live in such small spaces. However, there were two things I strongly disliked: (i) rooms were full of mosquitoes and fleas in summer (Amsterdam is like a swamp, hence the insects); (ii) toilets were not tidy enough, nasty smells could be felt, specially in rooms like 24 and 25.


51%

There was only one outlet in a room for 8 people and it smelt like Indian food for the most part. There was also a cat living there so it's not recommended if your allergic to them. Also, they don't have luggage storage. Not bad if your just looking for a place to sleep at for a few hours.


74%

シャワー室にタオルなどを引っ掛けるとゆうか置けるようにするともっと良いです。


57%

Too few toilets and bathrooms.


63%

The location is good. However, the toilets are dirty at times and the bedsheets are not clean (i was itchy when i was sleeping on the bed) - bed bugs maybe?

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Showers were a tinyy bit grungy if you're picky, wifi doesn't work in the rooms, and no lockers to secure your things. However, the atmosphere was nice and I didn't feel like my things were at risk of being stolen etc. The location is amazing.. Everythigg you could want is literally right right there, restaurants, bars, coffeeshops, you name it. The location of this place is everything.


66%

Overall experience was good. Hostel was always fairly clean, though the bathroom was always the dirtiest as there was only 1 per floor. Staff was both nice and helpful. There wasn't really a common room, only the Small area near the front desk, so you really only got to talk to the people who you shared a room with. Location was the best part as you could walk to all the major sites in the city. You could walk to train station though it is a fairly long walk, tram was the easiest way to getthere


63%

It was ok. No more no less. But the place around is amazing.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

The hostel smelled awful. The bathroom was very dirty even after cleaning. The location of the shower did not have a curtain or anything so the water landed straight onto the toilet. I was also placed in a room with more beds than I had booked to be in.


57%

No Breakfast, No kitchen, the bathroom is in bad condition, to avoid some flood thru the door, you have to use a floor squeegee, it doesn't have a shower box.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

Although our stay was good because we got very nice roommates and we only stopped by the hostel to sleep, in general the areas weren't very clean, there wasn't a nice common area or place to chill, and you could only get a security locker by buying a locker yourself. The staff wasn't bad but neither too nice and we consider we payed too much for the facilities we got. We understand Amsterdam is expensive but for that price you can find a nice place anywhere around Europe.


60%

The staff is friendly enough, but they changed our room - we booked the 6 mixed dorm and they gave us 4 private - looks very good at first glance, but this private room was like a prison cell, without window and you need to go to reception every time you need to change air conditioning. As we decided later this change occurred because there were 5-6 girls in out 'booked' mixed dorm, and the owners decided to earn some additional money. We also heard about the similar situation with other guests.


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