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nieuwezijds voorburgwal 132, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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892 Total Reviews
  • 58%Value For Money
  • 61%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 48%Facilities

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Stay away! At check-in, you’ll probably be sent to another hostel with rude staff. The rooms upstairs are awful, you can’t sit up straight in bed (sloped ceilings and tiny). The mattresses are filthy and uneven, so don’t expect a pleasant night’s sleep. The wifi signal is non-existent on the top floor. The rooms and bathrooms weren’t clean, and there aren’t enough for the number of guests. It’s honestly not worth the money you’d save to stay here, and I didn't even get bedbugs like the others...

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


At the arrival (2-september-2014), My wife and daughter WERE NOT ACCEPTED, because a lady said the HOSTEL UTOPIA IS ONLY FOR ADULTS (my daughter is 17 years and 11 months old. In fact she was 18 years old on 10 septembre, 8 DAYS LATER). I HAVE NOT SEEN in the advertising of the Hostel UTOPIAthat is only for adults. Please tell me how I may do a claim against the hostel to the Dutch authorities. Many thanks. Regards. Miguel Borrero

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


CoffeeBar is a nice place but the room for 3 person is very small and the beds are not so good. The location of Hotel is excellent just few minutes to Dam and canals.


Room was very small and dirty, the bed was broken and uneven making it very uncomfortable to sleep in. One of the staff came into our locked room without knocking (for what reason he didn't say..). Shower door didn't lock and the toilet was leaking all the time. It says that you can smoke in the hotel, but you can't, you can only smoke in the coffee shop attached to the hotel and there's better places to go than that. Only positive was that the location was good.


Tiny toilets. Smallest I have ever been in! Night manager is a bit rude. Barging into the room in the morning without knocking to remind you to check out in 15mins. Wtf?! 8 bed room should only be a 6 (like it looks like it was originally) Very cramped. Also rooms on front of building get extremely hot in the warmer weather. Good location, but stay somewhere else with more atmosphere.


Reception closed half of the time. Have to go to another hostel down the street to check in (their staff seem to hate it). No common area. Private room very small under the roof. Wifi password indicated wrong. Wifi not working on the third floor. Only advantage is the good location in city center.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The room was filthy and the bed had bed bugs. I ended up with loads of bites that swelld up something awful. The stairs are a death trap, just so steep (we were on the top floor). Even with the location we wouldn't stay here again. Also €20 for a key deposit is ridiculously high and the coffee shop is a pokey little s**t hole with a very rude. All of this is lorded over buy a rude and sketchy man. Please dont ignore the reviews like we did, its been two weeks and my bites still itch.


I liked the hostel owned coffe shop ^^


Considering the price, I was very happy. The room was the most basic as can be, but thats what you expect. the beds were comfortable.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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