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Hostel Centraal Reviews

Plantage Kerklaan 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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68%

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486 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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34%

Unfriendly staff, extremely overpriced for what you get Definitely not central like the name suggests


66%

It is what it is. Bare necessities hostel. Clean and secure with friendly staff. Fairly good location just outside city centre. If you are on a budget it is the place to be, just don't expect acommon room, luxurious toilets, a kitchen. Not a very social hostel so better for travelling in groups. Would stay here again

  • 1st Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

You get what you pay for during Monday to thurs, however on Friday night the rate is tripled. Doesn't matter what country or location in my opinion the Friday rate is far too much considering the quality of the facilities. The toilets in the 8bed share dorm are right next to the beds, so expect everyone to hear everything. also they were pretty unclean. The showers likewise. Also no one was at reception at 8:30am when we had to check out which was weird.


69%

The staff was very helpful and nice, the hostel is clean and well located - really close to the city centre and metro. However, the street is a bit too noisy (trams going by), there is very little extra space at the room as well as bathroom etc.


69%

I really enjoyed the days I spent here; the problem: the "bathroom" is just a wc and the shower box was like a small room with a sink in to wash your face. Apart from this, the location is perfect, few minutes far from the centre .


63%

The hostel is fine, nothing special, not bad.


31%

This hostel was one of the worst experiences of my trip. The hostel doesn´t count with any common facility except from the place where you can have breakfast (3.5 EUR). In my room there were two guys that looked like drug dealers and were really messy and smelly. The staff wasn´t very helpfull when I asked the typical things, like where is a supermarket or just a place to eat. It is definitly not a backpackers hostel, it is just a place to spend a (really bad) night.


86%

Good nights sleep. Good location. Lockers for 1 euro a day. Felt safe. The toilet was small but that's hardly a deal breaker. Room was clean. Staff were helpful. GREAT value for money (think it was £8 a night). Close enough to a tram stop to be useful but not close enough to be noisy. Would recommend.

  • 19th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

We had a problem due to a bad traduction of the Hostelworld's Spanish page, but Kariem fix it for us! ;-) The hostel offer basic services, but the room are cleaned everyday, there is hot water and you thanks the electric heating when you get back from outside! ;-) We just had some problems with with the roommates because twice (but different people) they came back in the night and they did'nt have any respect for the people that was sleeping... Anyway, I had a nice stay in the Centraal!


57%

The Hostel Centraal is over expensive for what it offers. It's a simple place and we paid 45 euros per day. Nothing to complain or say beyond that.

  • 16th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel! highly recommended. Key highlights are how friendly and helpful the staff are, location is great right next to the tram station and a 20 minute walk to centraal station. Also very secure big lockers!

  • 9th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Everything was ok, the staff is very nice and helpful. If I come back to Amsterdam, I will be definitively at hostel centraal.

  • 30th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

It's a pretty basic hostel, but you have everything you need! I don't know if it was just because I kept getting lost but the hostel seemed a bit out of the way if you were walking, but even at that it wasn't too far. It's particularly good for back-packers, because they have big lockers you could fit a person in (literally, i'm 5ft 9' and my friend was able to close the door!) The hostel was clean, staff were friendly, just bring the essentials like shampoo, tooth paste and soap, the usual!

  • 27th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We had a lovely stay, the staff were excellent and really friendly, would definitely stay here again :o)


89%

You will get what you paid for. It is not far from Dam Square. The staff were very friendly. One night I came almost unconscious but the man at the office was very helpful. It was fun staying there. Do not expect much. You will get what you paid for. I would definitely stay in the same hostel when I will go to Amsterdam next year.

  • 22nd Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Nepal
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

the carpet on the stairs should really be replaced.

  • 8th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Very helpful staff, very welcoming and friendly. Basic facilities, no kitchen, wasn't too much of a problem but annoying if you are on a budget. Breakfast is very limited European style- toast, cereal, ham, cheese, coffee. In a nice area of the city, quiet but only 10-15 mins walk from Red Light district etc. I would stay here again.


74%

good hostel, good location near amsterdam university, wonderfully friendly staff :)


86%

Staff was the most friendly one I´ve ever had. The guy at the reception knew even my name.

  • 26th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Friendly, helpful staff. Great location, easy to find.

  • 21st Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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