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Heart Of Amsterdam Reviews

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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73%

Rating
1198 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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74%

Very good location. In the center of red light district. It was 30 euros per night for each person. You get what you paid! Very good heating and water. Really nothing much to say, since there are not many facilities. Excellent wifi. Beds are decent but they could be better.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Cyprus
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Staff was pretty nice and helpful. Also the location was in the center. Every bed has its shelf, lamp and socket but bathroom has no socket in it(ensuite). They cleaned the room every day and changed the towels and linens. I'd definitely recommend it. Have fun and ignore the street dealers :)


54%

The beds aren't comfortable, there was a lack of symphatie from the staff members. And it's a very noisy building.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

This hostel as great location in the middle of the redlight district if you want to experience it. Except if you are a non smoker I would highly discourage you to go there because the main attraction seems to be smoking weed in the streets or in the backyard of the hostel.


63%

Pretty well located, but not so much things to do inside the facilities. Bathroom cleanliness is not very good.


94%

What a great place to stay on a budget. Right in the heart of the red light district. If felt really safe and the staff were lovely.i have stayed in many hostels in the dam over the years and this was definitely one of the better ones. Will stay there again definitely. The lockers were good and I liked the shelf and light next to each bed.


66%

Stay was fine, no issues. Minimal going on at the hostel. Location ideal if you want to experience the red light district. We got a lock box to store valuables.


66%

Great beds so comfy!!! The beds have a locker/nightstand and light which is cool. Bathrooms where pretty good, GREAT location. Only bad things really was there's no atmosphere and the staff wasn't the friendliest. I'd stay there again


83%

Good hostel, recommend it.


100%

Simply amazing Hostel, liked everything, and the price is a BARGAIN. 10/10.

  • 14th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The best part about Heart of Amsterdam is it's location. It's right in the red light district and very close to Dam Square, which is perfect. The rooms are pretty dark and there's no real common area but we were only in Amsterdam for 3 days and didn't spend much time in the hostel anyway so it was no big deal. The lockers were slightly small (for our bags at least) but very secure. So if you're like us and plan on being out in Amsterdam and exploring most of the time, than this place is perfect.


71%

In the red light district and very loud at night-can hear people on the streets screaming

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

This hostel was OK, but I moved out after a couple of days because it didn't have much of a social element. The rooms themselves were fine, right at the end of the red light district. The staff was ok and other than the lack of social element, there wasn't anything really wrong with this one, I just think there are better ones. But if you need a place to sleep that's no -frills and might have availability, then this one is fine.


49%

This hostel is located in the heart of the red light district. The dorms are very dark meaning it's hard to see plus there is no AC or fan! And the rooms were boiling, leaving us to wake up feeling dirty and horrible. I did not feel clean whilst staying at this hostel and I think there is a lot to improve


83%

Pretty decent hostel right in the middle of Red Square if you're looking to party. No common room to meet anyone staying at the hostel so hopefully your roommates are friendly.


71%

We enjoyed Amsterdam a lot and the location of this hostel is excellent. However, there is no kitchen or even a fridge, no common area where you can meet fellow travelers.


83%

Great location. The rooms were clean and nice looking, people were cool too.

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

Painting the walls and roof black does not hide dirt, nor does the black tiles. It just makes everything look depressing and dark, especially the bathroom. The room we stayed in, the hobbit room, was spacious but smelt of mould and the bathroom was awful, bad lighting still didn't hide the filth, and the lack of ventilation made the bathroom feel like a sauna. For what we paid per night per person, we expected a lot better. Great location though!


71%

The surrounding of the hostel should have been mentioned more in the description!


57%

The only thing this hostel has is location: middle of the Red Light District. Anyone could walk past the front desk, so it could be more secure. The staff was incompetent, unable to correctly bill me upon arrival, and then had to bill me later. It was very expensive for a not-that-great hostel. There was basically no atmosphere-no one talked to each other or hung out together, making meeting people in the hostel hard. Not super clean or super dirty, but they did provide towels. Spotty wifi.


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