Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Bob's Youth Hostel Reviews

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012SG, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Reviews & Ratings Explained


1758 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


€28 a night is way too expensive for what you get at the hostel. There was one toilet for our 16 bed dorm and one shower which made things awkward. Staff were not very helpful so overall it was not a great stay.


Although it was in a great location towards stereotypical tourist attractions, it was a little strange and tense I feel with the staff and backpackers. The rules of smoking is confusing as you are allowed to smoke hash/cannibas inside(no tabacco) 'cept everytime someone would smoke inside, they'd be told smoking is outside. They don't really have a kitchen either, staff can make you 2 minute noodles, cup-a-soups etc. but you can't access the kitchen, only they can.


When we booked Bob's there were a fair few bad reviews that said lockers, toilets etc weren't good, so we were concerned before we arrived. However, all of the bad reviews are incredibly unfair in our opinion. The beds were comfortable, the sheets were clean, the bathrooms were clean and lockers were good. Yes you need a €20 deposit for the keys, but you get that back so who cares. The locations is amazing, the staff are helpful and there is free tea and coffee all day. It's great.


Love bobs hostel. Second time visiting, and would still come back, 5 mins walk to the coffee shop, cheap and comfortable rooms

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is really well located, close to the main station and to the main points, you can do everything walking. Rooms were good and clean and had plugs for everyone. Wifi worked really good in the rooms. would stay there again.


Bob's was a cool place with chill atmosphere. I really liked the 18-30 rule because it made it feel like it was actually a youth hostel. Overall it was a good place in a great location. Nothing was extraordinary but there was nothing to complain about.


Slept in a corner bed next to the window. Couldn't close it so was quite cold through the night plus the noise from people and traffic was not good.

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a really good stay at Bobs, bit pricey over the weekend but most hostels in Amsterdam are. We were in the second building it was a great location really close to dam square but on a quieter road so no noise at night. If you want to get bikes I would highly recommend right next door to the second building of bobs, such nice guys and cheap too!! Great hostel would definitely stay again


Lockers were broken in the room and we had no hot water after the first morning but this hostel had a great atmosphere and was in a really good location, so we'd stay again :)


We had a fab stay, its right next to Centraal Station which is really convenient. Unfortunately the facilities weren't great, there is no kitchen to use, only a shared fridge. Otherwise had a fantastic time


Really good youth hostel, easy to speak to people and located right in the city centre. Would stay again, very pleased

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Not a bad hostel' pretty standard although I wish there was a kitchen to use. You can store food in their fridge that they have in the back room. The rooms are cleaned daily (and they are clean!) but it's the people that stay in them that make the rooms quite dirty. Within 2 hours of cleaning the room was dirty again. But that's the people staying there, not the hostel's fault. Hostel is pricey for what you get, but what hostel in Amsterdam city centre isn't pricey?


The location is amazing, the bed was really comfortable and the wifi worked well. Although the shower worked well the bathrooms were filthy. The lights in the room didn't work at all. It would be fine if you were only in Amsterdam as a stop over but other then the location there isn't anything good that would make me recommend it.


The location of the hostel in relation to the train station (5 minute walk) and tourist attractions (2 minute walk) is definitely the best aspect of the hostel. We stayed in the second building of the hostel (1 min walk from the main hostel).Clean sheets and room. Our room had an ensuite which was a bit small and had a leaking tap but it didn't effect our stay! The wifi was good and we got it in the room. Bit expensive for a hostel but the best one in amsterdam! No kitchen


Loved Bobs. Great place to meet other travellers. Want to meet more of us Brits, come here!! Comfy beds, cleanish bathrooms. Best showers in town, thanks Bob. Can smoke joints but can not smoke cigarettes, okay if you only smoke weed? Greats atmosphere downstairs. Centrally located which is a plus. Ta


The common room was not clean and it is too small for all the people in the hostel


The reception area is like a dingy little dungeon, and once even a couple of people are in there with their bags there's hardly any room to move around. The stairwell up to the rooms was also gross. None of the bathrooms had soap. The room however, was surprisingly neat and clean, lots of space. The bed was really comfy and I slept well. For your valuables there are lockers under the beds but most of the lockers are busted and worthless for keeping your stuff safe. Pretty good location though.


Waited 1 hour 30 mins for check in. Room was damp, shower had an awful smell, rooms weren't very clean, no facilities to make food. Did not enjoy our stay at bobs youth hostel!


The guy that checked me in looked like he had no idea of what he was doing. Took entirely too long to check people in. Nice guy, but needs to get his act together. The rooms were spacious but there was only one bathroom for over 10 people so that was kind of ridiculous. There was no free breakfast and the common room looked really dirty and unappealing. If you want a good stay in Amsterdam definitely check out the fling pig


I had a good experience at Bob's! For pretty much the first time ever, the hostel was better in real life than it appeared online. The location was great, I felt safe (except for the luggage room, which can be accessed by anyone in the hostel), and the staff was pretty nice. The shower was kind of gross, but the rest of was fine. Definitely not as sketchy as it seems!

« first « Prev 1 2 3 4
(77 results)

View all Amsterdam Hostels

Please give us your feedback