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Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 147, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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238 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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The best location!! Right in the centre of Amsterdam, but not in the scary red light district! Staff were so nice and sweet to me (solo female traveller). Not a lot of hostel atmosphere but I didn't mind as I was happy doing my own thing. I would stay there again for sure

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel room was so disgusting with pubic hairs all over the floor. However the location was second to none!


Brilliant location. Near leidseplein with great nightlife and the vondelpark. Bathroom could be cleaner and lockers and fans in the rooms would be a bonus but you can leave valuable at recption.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nothing special.. very handy, good price and location, but no facilities or common areas


Good hostel with friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean and spacious. The location couldn't be better. There are bars, restaurants and coffeshops all over the place. The internet was good, but they do not have lockers.


Double check your reservations, when u want to entend your stay do it via hostleworld or a site like that for the cheap rate. They changed me 60 per night And then i found the Same dates at 15 euro per night. U cant eat in the rooms oh And for breakfast u get peanut butter, jelly coffie And tea thats it.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is pretty well located, in a street full of clubs and restaurants, but don't worry, noise will not bother you at night if you go soon to sleep. The staff is kind and they will willingly explain what to do in the city. I missed a commoun room and lockers in the rooms, you have to leave all your things in the room, so you have to trust in your room mates...


The place was cleaned every day, I think. The rooms were sized large enough, the place stayed a comfortable temperature, and while there could be a few more plug ins, there were enough to get by with. The place wasn't over-priced, and though the facilities were on the basic side, nothing was uncomfortable. Big props for keycard doorway.


It was very good to stay in that hostel especially because the staff was very nice and tried to do the best to make you feel confortable. No lockers in the room but is not a problem because they have a safe way to lock your things in the reception. The place is clean and the bathroom is big and the water hot everytime (in a 6 bedroom). The breackfast which is in another place nearthe hostel was quite poor but for the price I paid it was okay. I recommend this hostel!


A really nice staff!

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location by Vondelpark and tram lines, walking distance to Museumplein and tourist sites. It was expensive considering I got a basic dorm-style hostel room, but all Amsterdam hostels seem overpriced. Bathrooms and rooms were clean and simple. Lounge is spacious and comfortable, although wifi is quite weak. Not many places to plug in laptops/charge phones.


Extremely helpful and friendly staff (big shout out to Connor and Gareth)- that's a big plus. Reasonably priced and good location (peaceful at night). Definitely would recommend this place to other people.


Dirty rooms, unhelpful staff, terrible security, no common room. Left early to avoid having to stay another night.


The hostel is in a great location in the middle of Amsterdam! Really nice staff (Connor is cute) and it had a good price and free breakfast. Unfortunately, the room is disgustingly dirty. I was in an 8-bed dorm with an ensuite bathroom and there was a huge layer of dust everywhere. The shower curtain was pink from mold or something. The toilet didn't look like it had ever been cleaned. So, I recommend staying here for one night and just skipping a shower. Definitely bring flip flops!


Very pleased with the price and we got lucky and had the room to ourselves (3 females). We paid about 10 euros each for a 6 bed mixed dorm with en-suite. Beds were clean. Room was a good size. En-suite was not that nice but fine for a hostel. Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the stay, 24hr reception is good. Everyone being able to speak perfect English (or were British/Irish) was very handy. Fab location and locked front door makes it feel safe.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Beds were very small, like baby bed and dirty, next day I had itching in my body. Also the owner was abnormal man.


First came in the room and there where no clean beds. Back to staff and got new sheets. But after we noticed that there where to many people for the room so had to go to staff again. Then light of Bathroom was broken. I won't recommend this placece.


The staff were very friendly! This hostel is right in the heart of Amsterdam and easy to get to and from. There were no lockers or kitchen but you can use the fridge, kettle and microwave at the hostel around the corner which was fine. There are very steep stairs to get to the hostel rooms but other than that is was fine.

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