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Hostel Centraal Reviews

Plantage Kerklaan 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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67%

Rating
512 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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66%

For 10 euros was actually ok... One of the things that I didn't like was that the sink was located inside the shower and at some point the sink actually fell, so we were not able to use it anymore.


89%

It was awesome, very helpful people and a good place to stay in Amsterdam. We will come again! You can also rent bicycles right there

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


43%

Upon showing up there were TWO additional booking fees tht are neither emailed to you nor on the page you see when making the booking; it was for a 5€ fee for EACH set of linen you require, as well as a 5% tax AFTER the linen fee and whatever you have remaining to owe. A couple customers in our room noticed this and the discrepancies but in the checkin/out room there is a poster that claims about these fees. Also. We weren't ever given linen.. Only the blanket that was on te bed. No lockers too.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The room was comfortable, everything was clean and it is near the city center (just a bit far [walking] from the pub's and disco squares) . Overall we had a pleasant stay.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


49%

The disappointed living experience.


74%

Good location, withing ten minutes walking distance of the central city. It's nice that's it's not directly in the city because it's quiet at night. There's also two of the best coffee shops on the way to the city from the hostel. Staff was very nice. No community area or kitchen was really the only down fall


20%

DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!, IT IS A MONEY GRABBING HOSTEL PREYING ON THE PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO GET HIGH. FACILITIES, CLEANLINES, ATMOSPHERE SECRURITY (PAY EXTRA FOR) LOCATION IS ALL NON EXSISTANT. I ENDED MY TRIP HERE AND WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. WOULD OF RATHER PAID FOR A HOTEL.


97%

Extremely kind and generous hosts, Achmid made our whole stay possible and really went out of his way for us! Thank you again so much!!!!!

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


43%

In a nice area and close to the resistance museum but it's noting special


69%

This is a bed only, no chair anywhere or somewhere to sit and chill. Rooms are very small and no privacy at all. If you get a top bunk then you are subject to the light coming on every time someone comes or goes ! Nice helpful staff but this is a bed ONLY !


57%

The location is good, in front of a train station. Unfortunately, the beds are very narrow, the bathroom is very small and the floor gets all wet after the shower. Besides that, there are few electrical outlets and just near the floor. So if you are in the upper bed, you need to let your cellphone charging on the floor. Some changes in the structure of the bedrooms could make the experience much better.


83%

such great, friendly staff who were happy to store our bags until 10pm once we had checked out. Met some great travelers there too. Would definitely recommend.


83%

this hostel is perfect to live amsterdam. quiete place, near the center and with a gentil staff.

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


40%

The entrance to the hostel is shocking, a very steep staircase you have to climb on all fours with your luggage. There is know common area to sit and chill, the toilet and shower and a bit too close in the same small room. Would not recommend.


91%

I really enjoyed my stay at Hostel Centraal. The staff was nice and helpful, and I chose to stay longer than intended in Amsterdam. They accommodated for me to stay extra nights. Overall, satisfied!


71%

We stayed off season and in the middle of the week so it was kinda empty. The room was good and clean but lacking in electric sockets. There was now atmosphere because I think we were the only people in the place.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Good place to stay and not that far from the center.


80%

This place is perfect for walking distance to the heart of Amsterdam. The staff was friendly and helpful as far as getting around town. There are a couple things to keep in mind if you do stay here. The hostel doesn't have a lift, and if you don't bring your own town you'll have to pay €2. If you stay hight than the second floor you cannot connect to the wifi. Other than that it was nice. There is also an Italian restaurant next door which is pretty good.


63%

It's one more hostel running only for making money and not for or by travellers. Everything is extra: towels, lockers, hostelworld fee, city tax, breakfast. Facilities are poor. Low maintainance. There is not even soap in the bathroom. Cheap, but rather pay a little bit more and go somewhere else.


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57%

This hostel was in a great location and the rooms were comfortable, the staff also very helpfully and friendly. However there were always children around the hostel witch i think is unacceptable. we also had a problem with a staff member that tried to charge us €60 per person for a friday night when it was advertised on hostel world for €45 per person.


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