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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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75%

Rating
1364 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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)


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.


77%

very hot in room. shower head broken and shower flooded with every shower, so showering in a foot if water.


100%

Great Hostel in an awesome location! everything is a 5 min walk and the staff was excellent!


89%

Great location, comfy clean bed, modern bathroom, own BIG safe (5 euro refundable deposit), power point & light, WiFi, towels, bathroom even stocked with shower gels. It's better than many hostels I've stayed in. Even in the red light district, I felt safe - it was always busy outside (July visit), and the room was pretty quiet most of the time aside from a few people talking occasionally. Big fan in room kept it cool. Would stay again! Be aware there's tax to pay on top of booking (on check in)

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

I stayed only one night in eight bed dorm and everything was good. Location was perfect. Just in the middle of the center. It was clean and you had everything that you needed in the room. Staff was friendly and helpful. I don't know that much about atmosphere but overall it was nice to stay there.


94%

This hostel served is purpose for me, a place to shower and sleep. Each he'd has its own light and charging dock. The WiFi worked great. Made a friend. The front desk has plentiful information on what to do during the day. Everything is walking distance. Coffeehouse shops are 2 streets over. So much to do in this awesome town.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This hostel was great for young travellers as it has a great atmosphere and is right in the centre of the red light district (don't be put off by this, it's great!). It was clean and tidy and the staff were friendly. I would definitely return and recommend to others.


77%

The hostel is in a great location and feels surprisingly safe. The only issue is the bathroom shower does leak on to the floor, but that seemed to be the only issue. Breakfast was offered at €3 which was really useful.

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


40%

My friend had her bag stolen from the hostel's lobby, additionally the hostel has avoided her calls and made no efforts to remedy or apologize for the situation.


66%

The hostel was fine, big spacious 8 people room, comfy and strong beds, with a light and a plug in each bed. One bathroom ensuite for 8 people was not enough. Towel for free changed every day. I was there with 32ºC and there was just one fan so the room was very warm. Great lockers, really safe. Great location (in the red light district), Natalie from the reception and Susana form the brakfast room were really nice. 3 euro breakfast it is worth. No atmosphere. I'd choose this hostel again.


43%

This hostel was like an oven. It was always too hot day and night. No laundry service. The guy next to me got bites at night. The locker was extremely small. It was tall instead of wide so it was hard to pack clothes or anything besides valuables. The location was right in the red light district so there was always hustle.

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


69%

Great location right in the red light district. Rooms/beds are okay.


89%

The Bathrooms were extremely small

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Bathroom smelt like poop. Good breakfast for 3Euro! Can't beat location.


60%

Literally on the red light district, extremely noisy, especially when your bed is right next to the door that's on the street. Bring ear plugs!! Bathroom is clean, beds are not too bad for a hostel. One tiny common area in the middle of the rooms outside, not very sociable! Staff friendly enough. Didn't try breakfast. Security consists of a swipe card. Room and beds made daily with fresh towel which was nice. Close walking distance to Dam squire. Not a bad hostel, just in the worst area!


69%

Great location right in the middle of the red light district... If you're here to party it's perfect!


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