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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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75%

Rating
1393 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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74%

Good hostel with perfect location. the problem is there is no kitchen or fridge. Any way i will stay again here definitely


74%

The rooms were really dark and the front desk people were not very helpful with anything. The place was really clean, they came in the rooms to clean every day. It had a nice lounge area and was right in the middle of the red light district. You're basically just paying for the location.


77%

Can't knock the location, but the rooms are so so hot. Just a simple fan in the room. Windows don't open that fully either.

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


43%

Really boring, the staff wouldn't have to do much to make it a fun social place but it's quiet awkward and not somewhere nice to hang out. If you put s couple of couches and some music in the basement it would be sweet... Good location


91%

Great and interesting location. Gave us a new towel everyday. Enjoyed staying here a lot, would definitely come back.


100%

I loved it here! Every room has a movie theme and the staff are so friendly! Right in the heart of the red light so has a great atmosphere and location. I felt very secure, lockers and plug sockets for each bed...great .showers and bathrooms which were clean. Air con was a delight after staying in a different hostel in AmDam the night before, wish I had of stayed here two nights! Great value for money, would definitely stay again


40%

the room was too hot, unfriendly staff, toilet was broken and nobody came to repair it...


83%

We would only stay for a night but we felt very comfortable here! The location was perfect, just like the name tells you. As the hostel is on the main street of the red light district it can get quite busy around there at night time. It is a bit off all the bars though so we felt we wouldn't get too affected by all the tourist and noise. The hostel is small, but cozy and newly renovated, the staff was nice and all in all it's a good accomondation for your money.We can recommend it to all of you!

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Very central location - good for getting places but quite noisy due to it been in the red light district. Great room with personal shelf(lamp and plug) and safe lockers. Had great roommates for the 2 nights we were there.


86%

Great hostel I would definitely stay again, rooms were cleaned each day new towels etc. Wasn't much of a chill area for everyone to Han out but it's downtown right by the action.

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • ADBauder3851
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Excellent hostel, we were put into the basement room which after a shower was incredibly humid, and required 2 fans on constantly, if there was some more ventilation given to that room it would be awesome! but because of that, it was alright, just what we needed :) Staff were very pleasant and very helpful.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice hostel, beds are comfy and very centrally located. Individual lockers for a 5€ deposit to keep your valuables in although not big enough for my backpack, and there's a lamp and a socket next to each bed. Would recommend and would definitely stay again!


63%

This was an average hostel with its only real major positive feature being its location very close and within walking distance to all of the attractions. Wifi was good too. The staff weren't exactly pleasant and there really is no atmosphere. A lot of money for what it is!


66%

Location in the red light district was awesome. Everything about the hostel is pretty average. Clean enough, staff was just nice enough, rooms are decent enough. If you get a room on the upper floors they are cleaned less frequently and are way hotter. Overall you're really paying for the awesome location


86%

One thing that I didn't like was the fact the upper bunk bed had no railing, which made me feel a bit unsafe. Everything else on the other hand was OK.


94%

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! First experience of staying in a hostel and it was a perfect location, literally a 5 min walk from Central Station with links to trams and coffee shops nearby This hostel is situated in the red light district which is fun, the only downside is the noise on a weekend (light sleeper). Sherief , one of the members of staff was really friendly and gave tips on where to eat and the best sights to see! Thanks Sherief! I would recommend a stay here, absolutely!

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


74%

very good location

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


77%

Checkin times was at 2PM. But in the name of cleaning, we were made to wait till 3.30PM. But we had to checkout on time.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Take a minute and sweep under the beds it's disgusting under there. Our room was a cloud of dust every time someone moved so dusting should be a new cleaning task. Bathrooms need a lot more attention as well. The one key card policy was a pain in the rump but the lockers provided were great. Breakfast should be included for the price we paid and the time window was far too small.


60%

The location is quite good but is right on the edge of the red light district. Found that the rooms were very dark and cramped and didn't feel very clean. There wasn't much of an atmosphere even though we stayed in a large mixed room. The bathroom was mostly clean but the toilet and shower are crammed into a cubicle so theres not much room to manoeuvre.


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