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Leidsekruisstraat 13, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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788 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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OK so this place is a real hidden gem. It has everything you need from your hostel and is in a fantastic location. But what made our stay amazing was the staff. The night Porter (Mokmar I think his name was) was so friendly and helpful and was just amazing. The guys here would even change the channel for you on the TV so you watch whatever you wanted. They were always good for a chat! I would have liked to pay on card but that's my only gripe. This hostel and staff rock!!!


it is kinda small, and the place is old or ? doesn't have wifi in the room.


This hostel is perfect for everybody who comes to Amsterdam and wants to check out the nightlife. Everybody else should book some other place, especially if you want quiet during the night.


Originally we wanted yo stay for one night but we ended staying for two. The rooms were clean and the personel was fine. The location is the best of this place!


It's ok for the price, amsterdam is expensive....


The hostel is in a good location next to bars, restaurants, coffee shops and canals. However, I would advise against booking the 8-bed dorm. The room is in the attic and has no fan or air-conditioning, just one small window that lets barely any breeze in - we woke up in a pool of sweat every morning.


Brilliant hostel!! The Staff where some of the friendliest I've met in in Amsterdam!! Cool dude who couldn't do enough to help. Amazing location. Stay here.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel in a great location.


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)


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


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


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


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)


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.


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


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.


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.




Too few toilets and bathrooms.


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)

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