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Hostel Van Gogh Reviews

Van de Veldestraat 5, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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81%

Rating
3384 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

Literally THE best hostel I've ever been. It's more of a hotel standard than a hostel. They provide towel, perfectly set up linen, extremely clean room. Things to improve: include breakfast, please. Guy at the reception staff can at least smile. You're working at the front counter for heaven's sake. But he's pretty acommodating. Haanyway... Till then.


80%

Beds were made everyday and bathroom was cleaned. No real hostel feel compared to others but great location! Love the city overall and could walk everywhere or tram.


80%

Más luz en la habitación.


86%

Een hele mooie deal (last minute weliswaar) voor een overnachting in Amsterdam! Schone, moderne kamer en vriendelijk personeel. Veel jeugdige bezoekers, dat moet je wel willen. Aan de overkant is een lagere school die heeft een bel om 8:30 maar dat hoeft geen probleem te zijn. Het is een prima hostel!

  • 7th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

I was charged 5% for municipal tax, contrary to what was stated in the booking.


89%

We had a great stay! Good location if you don't want to be smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the center. Still central, close to the museums and a bit of a walk to the very heart of Amsterdam, which I have no complaints about. Short people looking to rent bikes through the reception beware: their bikes are one size fits all and we were told to rent elsewhere in order to get "little girl bikes" that fit our small frame hahah. So no discount for us. Other than that, great time.


63%

Only thing good was the location itself, since it had a good proximity to public transportation and major museums. I found the staff, primarily the manager, very unprofessional, rude, and aggressive. The room I was in on the first floor was across from what I believe was a storage room, but the hallway was being used as the primary storage area with sheets, duvets, and towels taking up much of the hallway. Utterly unimpressed and was probably the worst hostel stay I've ever had.


94%

I had a great start of the 2016 in Amsterdam. The hostel is a stone throw from the museum area. I stayed in a room for six. If there were more cupboards and coat hooks it would be even cosier. The hostel should also sort separate rubbish as I could not see any paper and other recyclable bins. Nevertheless, I would recommend Van Gogh Hostel to any fellow traveller.


63%

El hostel está bastante bien situado, al lado del Museo Van Gogh y muy cerca de las famosas letras "I Amsterdam". Las habitaciones y el baño están limpias y el servicio cambia las toallas de ducha a diario. La relación calidad-precio es más o menos aceptable, teniendo en cuenta que mis amigas y yo fuimos a pasar allí el fin de año. En general, está bien pero eché de menos una sala común más grande y quizás más servicios como un por ejemplo una cocina para preparar tu propia comida.

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

The hostel is nice, clean, and the beds comfortable. It's very unlikely not to allow a group of 5 people to pay 1200€ by card divided by 5! As you know the hostel is quite expensive compared to other hostels around the world, would be better from your side not to mind about 5 different card transactions.


91%

Ein sehr schönes Hostel was sehr gut gelegen ist. Von hier aus kann man alle wichtigen Spots zu Fuß erreichen. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die ganze Unterkunft wirkt schon fast wie ein Hotel und ist sehr hochwertig eingerichtet. Trotzdem war es uns erlaubt unser eigenes Essen und Trinken mitzubringen. Einziger Minuspunkt: Der Fernseher hat nicht funktioniert, aber wir waren ja auch nicht zum Fernsehen da.

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Ubicación perfecta enfrente del museo Van Gogh, a pesar q no está en el centro, es de fácil acceso al transporte y tiene cerca muchos lugares turísticos, la atención del personal puede mejorar para q brinden más información turística, las instalaciones son excelentes con ascensor, habitaciones amplias y baños súper equipados, lo único negativo fue la limpieza del baño dejaba un poco que desear, ya que puede mejorar, el resto es una excelente elección, lo súper recomiendo.


86%

It was a lovely place with lovely staff. Thank you so much for making my new years Eve so wonderful. It was actually my first time in Amsterdam and the staff there were so friendly answering all our questions. We had fresh towels everyday and our own bathroom which was awesome. However the only downside is that it is a little far from the city and train station. But if you like museums you will enjoy this place because it is near to some big museums. Thank you for making my stay a wonderful


74%

The Van Gogh is in a great location. Easy to walk or ride the team to everywhere in central Amsterdam, but a little outside of the craziness of downtown. The breakfast was also a great value for the €5. Staff was friendly, but there was little security. This was not a problem at all, as the area is calmer and pretty nice. Overall, it is a good choice for people who still want to go party, but also want to be able to sleep and get away.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

The staff at this hostel were absolutely abhorrent. They were uncaring, unprofessional and quite simply rude. At one stage I stood at the front desk for about 2 minutes whilst two of the staff members gossiped about a coworker and her complaints about her hours until I eventually had to initiate the conversation to get help. Additionally, when given our room keys we were shown where our bags were stored and then he left without a word, with no indication of where room was. Wouldn't recommend.

  • 27th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

A bit more classier then your average hostel ( e.g hotel mevlana - don't ever stay at hotel mevlana, read reviews on it for yourself ) as for hotel Van Gogh , clean , good facilities, friendly & helpful staff , can't really complain , I stayed there for 2 nights


80%

O atendente oriental da recepção foi extremamente mal educado, grosso e não prestou atenção em seus hóspedes. Com muita má vontade foi atender à um pedido do hóspede quando foi solicitado .Sugiro orientar melhor os funcionáriosfuncionários do hotel e prepara los de forma adequada.


100%

Great breakfast!


74%

O hotel é bem localizado, tem uma equipe bastante solicita, mas no quarto em que fiquei (D) o banheiro era fraco, muito pequeno e o ralo do chuveiro nao descia a agua.


20%

The owner shouldn't stay at the reception! He doesn't know how to treat his customers and his colleagues!


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