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Central Station Hostel Reviews

Steenhouwerssteeg 5, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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73%

Rating
856 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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66%

clean and tidy. Only problem was it was a little to as it was down a back lane.

  • 29th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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dear guest, thank you for staying with us. Being situated in a back lane of the centre of Amsterdam is a very big advantage. It provides you an escape from the very busy and noisy centre of Amsterdam, especially in the night when you need some sleep. staff

86%

Easy to find, rooms are nice with en suite toilet and clean shower. The stairs are very steep and narrow so if you have heavy or oversize baggage you might struggle a bit. Location is perfect.


74%

We err satisfied with our dorm room. Room well kept . Hostel must has a very steep and narrow stairway. Reception area very small . Not a social hotel. Location perfect and within short walking distance to major sites. Overall good value for money.


74%

Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms.


69%

The hostel was ok, stairs were as deadly as everyone says! Really steep. Staff was great really helpfully. Location was prime, right in the heart of Amsterdam, within walking distance from everything. However room was really small, and lack of common area made it hard to socialise. Would not stay again!


77%

The location is great, within walking distance to the Main train station. Rooms were clean and bathrooms where nice.


89%

Very hard to find hostel other than that excellent place to rest your head !!!

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The location is great but there's a lot of partying at night in that area of the city so depends on your mood. Dorms are ok, clean sheets and clean bathroom but people come and go at every hour of the night so it's not a very calm atmosphere to sleep well.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great spot and friendly guy running the place. It's a bit hidden away but thats only because it's so central. Only downside is there is no common area or anything, only facilities were a microwave. Beds were nice, bathrooms were really nice as well, one for each room. They ask you to keep quiet after 10PM which could be a downside but was fine for us.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

CLEAN Bathroom! It was actually better than what I was expecting. The bathroom was recently renovated and the shower was great!. The location is two blocks from the Red Light and full of action, an in the corner there is a nice Churos Place. The first impression is not the best one, it is in an alley. The room was big enough and clean.


86%

You have to go up 4 flights of stairs (if you're unlucky) so beware. I was in an 8 bed and the rooms are very nicely decorated and clean. There are lockers big enough for a backpack and every room has an ensuite (my ensuite was big and clean, had a great shower, very lovely). There is nowhere to smoke inside, though, and they don't want you lingering in the alleyway so you have to smoke somewhere else entirely.


91%

We didn't like the fact the staff would just let themselves into your room for cleaning etc especially when you were still there. No knock at the door or anything.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

A good hostel, did exactly what it said on the tin- a cheap (for Amsterdam) place to sleep and shower in a very central location. Yes, the stairs are ridiculously steep (so not really an option if you have mobility issues) but the staff are more than happy to help you up and down with your stuff. Not the best hostel I've ever been to but not the worst either- frankly, in Amsterdam you can't be as choosy as other cities and this is a very good bet.


83%

Great nites sleep despite the multiple mosquitos as we had to leave the window.. maybe you could invest in some aircon?


71%

The room was pretty big and spacious however the room got so hot at night. Bathroom was clean and shower was ok. Beds were clean and comfortable but very narrow. I was on the top bunk which had no railings and I felt very unstable up there! Receptionist was helpful and friendly and helped me with my case up those deadly stairs. A good place just to sleep as it is in an excellent location but not great if you are looking to meet people as there is no communal space.


63%

Rooms were very hot to try and sleep in and it was an absolute nightmare to find some better signage would be good. Apart from that everything was good

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

If you want to climb up all the scary stairs then this is the place for you! Staff was SO friendly, but sadly this place is pretty damn nasty. Not very secure either.


69%

man those were really steep stairs!


91%

Staff are nice and friendly. Bed is very comfortable. I like the big lockers. What i liked the most is the toilet,it is big and clean.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

If you're looking for somewhere that you're only going to sleep, this is excellent as it is in a perfect location, 5 minutes from the district with lots of coffee shops and restaurants very close. The staff were also very helpful, and the rooms are cleaned exceptionally well every day.


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