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Hostel Van Gogh Reviews

Van de Veldestraat 5, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2857 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Good hostel but blatantly converted hotel

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It sucked not having a locker for you belongings. You either had to take your bags with you, or trust that your roomates would steal your things. Also, the cold water did not work in the shower, the only option I had was "scolding hot!" The breakfast in the morning was actually exception for the price of $5.


Packed like sardines in a cramped and smelly room. Black mould in the bathroom. Rude staff. Little to no amenities, 8 people to a shoebox and no soap or toilet paper! If you're looking for a place to crash after a long day then it may be fine, but you can find a B&B for the same price and get a proper nights sleep. Its sole saving grace might be its spectacular location. Literally minutes away from the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and good tram links.


Hostel manager has been rude.


Fantastic! The location was the best, near tram and bus stops that took you straight to the city center, and a 5 minute walk from the biggest museums (van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk...). The staff was great, really really helpful and friendly. Overall nice facilities and comfy bedrooms. We went to a nearby bakery to get breakfast, but they serve an all you can eat type for 5 euros. Definitely coming back!

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


buen hostal, bastante limpio y centrico, en cuanto al personal había una chica muy amigable y servicial sin embargo había un hombre de rasgos asiáticos bastante grosero, todo lo demás muy bien. esta justo frente al museo de van gogh, de ahi el nombre supongo.


Great place, loved it! A bit strange with the entrance in the middle of a school playground. Location is good, not in the city center but close to the museum, and with some really great placed to eat. Some of the staff were really friendly and helpful, some were not. All in all a good place to stay, but not to be social and meet people.


Hostel was very clean. They provided free towels and there was lots of space in my 8-bed room. The lack of the bar is my only complaint. Once my friends had left, it was difficult for me to meet others.


Staff are and helpful

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Solid hostel - some staff a bit stuck up but can always look past that. Good location, clean and like a hotel.




Really nice spacious rooms with comfy beds, beautiful bathroom and secure safes for each persons valuables. Really well located in a nice district close to all the museums and pretty park nearby with superMarket close by too. Shame about lack of kitchen but still very good hostel.


Excelente todo!!


Fantastic place, nicer than most hotels I've stayed at.


The location and staff are perfect. I just hope there could be a kitchen for us to cook... After all, this is a lovely hostel and if I visit Amsterdam again, I would be pleased to live here again.


Tutto giusto come ostello camere pulite bagno perfetto colazione abbondante.. col tram bastano dieci minuti un quarto d'ora per arrivare..


- mi caja de seguridad no funcionaba - habian distintas personas en la recepcion, muy bien, mediano y poco simpatico - reclame que el lavamanos estaba tapado y se juntaba la suciedad, fueron a limpiarlo, pero habia que arreglarlo bien y destaparlo - venia el personal a hacer las camas, pero si no le pido el trapeador prestado para sacar las peluzas y la mugre acumulada no quedaria limpia la habitacion - quize lavar mi ropa y encontre que 10,50 Euros es exajerado para lavar un kilo de ropa

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Felt more like a hotel than a hostel. The toilet and shower are together in the bathroom. makes it hard in the morning. Was very clean, always got new sheets and towel. Easy to access the tram, and supermarket close, but there isn't a kitchen. overall had a good time here.


Very clean and nice facilities, almost like a hotel. Not an ideal place for solo travelers due to the cold atmosphere and lack of common area. Breakfast was really good even though you had to pay for it. Need more space for guests to store food. Should be allowed to use kitchen space. There was a safe for each person in the room, which was great. Safe location and real easy access to the tram/buses.


This is not a real hostel. They're more like a hotel that decided to put a bunch of bunkbeds in the room. So, there's no kitchen to cook and the staff is not really friendly (except for the Swiss girl, who was lovely). No lockers in the room, just a small safe.

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