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Hostel Centraal Reviews

Plantage Kerklaan 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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465 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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There was no common room, breakfast or atmosphere here. The staff were friendly but not informative at all. The area is nice but very quiet. Would not go back to this hostel


Nice hostel but ask for a room on the lower floors as the stairs are very very steep. Great restaurant downstairs and the owners/staff are very very helpful


We enjoyed our stay, but the shower situation was weird. Having a bathroom/shower in our room was awesome, but there should be some kind of divider between the shower and rest of the bathroom so that the whole bathroom doesn't flood every time someone showers. Definitely could use more outlets too, we were struggling with the 4 that we could find. The steps were really steep but still manageable, we thought they were kind of cool really.


The staff were very pleasant and willing to help. The location is great only 10 mins away from everything. There is also a very good reasonably priced restaurant attached next door. When we hired bikes the security was very god as there was parking outside the front of the hostel.

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice and clean. Not a great atmosphere to meet people.


The man who ran it was really friendly and helpful, it is not right in the middle of amsterdam (by the zoo) however we found this an advantage as the center was really busy and it was quite where we were staying. There is no curfew which was great as we did not have to worry about coming back before a certain time. The stairs are very steep so be careful if you have heavy luggage but apart from that we enjoyed our brief stay and the staff were really lovely!

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is close to the center. We had a room with our personnal shower and washroom. The problem is that there are very hight stairs to climb before you get in your room so it was difficult with our luggages. The cleanliness is also far from being perfect. But the sheets were clean. It 's a good value for money.


The location was very good! The staff was very friendly!! Specialy Boesba! He gave us very good information about our trip and he was always with the smile!! We are waiting him in Creta!!!

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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