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Amsterdam Hostel Reviews

749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California, USA

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74%

Rating
1377 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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49%

The internet was fast and reliable. That was the only good part about the hostel.


71%

I stayed in a bedroom for four people. The room was cozy and the bathroome was clean. Although the kitchen was sometimes dirty, no problem. The location is good if you want to go shopping.


77%

Easily the cheapest hostel in San Fran, so it wasn't the most glamorous, but for $23 a night, no complaints. The kitchen is pretty small and not the cleanest. The wifi is petty horrible, but it's free. Best aspects were the baggage storage until 9pm and favourable location,


80%

Beds need ladders! Pancakes were good!


49%

Very disappointing. Bad internet. Transformations have to be made!!!

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Morocco
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great Location. Fair Price. Good and friendly staff. Would recommend and definitely stay there again.


60%

I read a lot of reviews that talked about the mold and the overall cleanliness of the hostel. When I arrived, I finally understood what they meant! While my 6 all-female dorm room had its own bathroom, there was a TON of mold near the top of the ceiling. Basically, if you looked up, there was mold. The nozzle that turned the water on didn't really work to change the temperature. I wish they had placed a bathmat for when you exit the shower. When I went into the basement, it felt dirty too.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Special shout out to Javier! He's a great guy to have around the hostel. I stayed two weeks and met some fantastic people. The hostel is great value considering every room has a private en suite, and the rooms are cleaned regularly. Staff are generally helpful, the internet is pretty reliable, the kitchen has everything required. Shame the outdoor section closes at 10. Proximity to shops, restaurants and some sights. Would stay here again.


54%

I paid 10% before going there, and I was supposed to pay 190 at the hostel. My disappointment was when the front desk guy asked me to pay 250 because of the taxes, furthermore my friends paid a lot less because they scheduled a little earlier.

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Stay was fantastic and enjoy the 4 person rooms rather than bigger dorms. Would suggest that the beds need ladders as quite challenging to get up without them. Also installing an individual shelf for the top bunks and separate reading lights would be fantastic.


91%

original SF house, feels nearly like a bigger homestay, nice atmosphere. i only stayed overnight so can't comment on common areas / meeting people, but there's free wifi and usually people chilling around reception and the front door. couldn't try the free breakfast but they even seem to have pancakes. we had an ensuite bathroom with our 4-bed dorm, which was very nice.


89%

A bit too expensive, liked it, good atmosphere, cosy, hard to climb up the bunk beds


63%

Hostel was good value for money for San Francisco. But as lots of reviews on here say it was a bit dirty and the staff are not all that friendly. Not one for a hostel virgin but is good for a hardy traveller looking for a cheap place for a few nights


80%

Friendly staff, private rooms were nice and the location is excellent. Easily walking distance to the wharf, piers and union square, but I recommend taking the streetcar where possible because the hills can wear you out!


63%

1 of the guy cleaning the beds..like a foreigner working to stay there..wanted to bring me on the street to fight...when i was trying to fix their internet 3 computers downstairs...aside of that staff was alright..i mean not the best staff in the world..but passable..oh and also the 10am check out and 3pm check in..if u need to change beds cause u reserved 2 days..well u gonna lose 5 hours..and pay full amount for 19 hours..and they got 3 computers downstairs ...but often doesnt have internet..

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


74%

The hot water wasn't very hot. Pancakes and coffee were good.

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

According to one's experience is the positive or the negative commentary, mine was very good !! so for me it was a good hostel . I would always come back here.


66%

Smelly, staff was not collaborative and facilities werent good. But overall, good value for the money.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

I was there for 5 nights and enjoyed my stay. It is a good place to meet so many new people from different countries. I made few really good friends there and it was right in the middle of the downtown.

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


57%

The Staff wasnt nice and had no time when you had a problem. They always seem to be not interestent in helping room. our double room was nice. but the heater was always very loud at night. you could hear the water from other rooms as well as from the heater, which had make sleeping very difficult.


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