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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2150 Total Reviews
  • 61%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 58%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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6 beds in a room that wouldn't have been large enough for 4, no ladders on the bunk beds, most of the lockers were broken and unusable, a small curtain is all that separates the shower from the rest of the bathroom so it's pretty much impossible to shower without soaking the entire place. At least it's an ensuite bathroom, only good thing about this place aside from the location. It is walking distance from Central Station.


The only thing going for this place was location. Facilities and cleanliness were ok. On arrival the staff wanted nothing to do with bag storage or me since I rocked up before check in. There is no atmosphere or events organised by the hostel. Would only recommend if you are going in a group. A lot of potential for improvement in what has a really top location.


THIS WAS THE WORST HOSTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN. This hostel was filthy (visible urine on toilets and floors, dust everywhere, and there were cracks and a small hole in the toilet basin). Other guests had no respect for others or the room, and would be messy and loud through the night. People would smoke in the rooms, and there were no smoke detectors or real efforts to stop this from happening. I did not feel safe here, and left 3 days earlier than originally planned.


Very normal hostel. Nothing bad nothing super good. We enjoyed our stay there. :) there was a lot of men there and we even shared the room with 6 other dudes, but we were very okey with it. Some girls might not liked it. We didnt spend a lot of time in the room but in the bar we met 2 nice new friends, i think thats the main reason we enjoyed our stay there. Very good place to meet new people. Rooms were pretty clean, free city maps, nice shower.


The location of this hostel was amazing and was well suited to exploring the red light district at night. Some of the staff were lovely and some were not so helpful which didn't make me very keen to stay there. The rooms were basic but had clean sheets, towels, a locker, wonderful shower down the hall (however could have done with more than 1) and a free safe available downstairs. You definitely pay for the location more than anything else but Amsterdam makes up for anything!


good location.but that's all.nothing special


This hostel is too expensive for what it is. The lookers are outside the room, so it annoying to use them. The staff are stupid, don't like to help and seems to be in a bad mood all the time. There are no facilities, there is just a pub on the ground floor but you can't even ask for tap water, they'll tell you "take from the toilet" and you can't eat there, so there is no place to eat your own food. I would never recommend that hostel.


I wouldn't stay there again. The staff were extremely unhelpful and clearly hated their job. I was given very little info upon arrival, and questions seemed unwelcome. It's a very basic hostel with a noisy bar downstairs. Lots of little things made my stay uncomfortable (curtains wouldn't shut, wifi barely worked, no ladders to get up to top bunk etc). The location is the only positive aspect I can think of.


Good hostel stayed here twice now. First time in one of the dorms and met some good people. Having the bathroom in the room is a bonus for me as well as the smoking area. Happy hour every day too!


Good location for Amsterdam central station and right on the edge of the red light district. We felt very secure considering the locations reputation and downstairs the bar does nice, affordable food with discount.


The hostel is dirty and badly kept, with poor lockers, bathrooms and overall a bit of a mess. The location is fantastic however. If you want location then this is great however it's very overpriced for something so basic and dirty


I have just two complaints: there was not enough plugs in the bedroom and the wifi just works at the bar.


Wifi didn't work anywhere Not a big deal there's free wifi all over the city just inconvenient Was a nice place


It has everything we needed, but the staff was exceptionally unfriendly and completely uninterested in helping us. Not worth the money.


Room was very dirty and smelly. Staff were extremely unhelpful and wifi did not work.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location was ideal and the beds were extremely comfy, however our room could only be compared to a prison cell (we didn't even have a window).


great location right on red light everything was else ok, bathrooms reasonably clean with more showers available on separate floor, bring padlocks if you want to use the lockers, no kitchen, food available at bar, no real atmosphere


so close to central station but that's it all good things. Inside was too hot, no conditioner.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good stay in great, central location. We found it useful that bags could be left until 18:00 after checking out, though perhaps there could be more security when doing this.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a typical city centre hostel for a party city. Best thing is the location. But otherwise, of course it is noisy and facilities are just OK. Very clean sheets. There is free wifi in the bar/reception area. Discount for drinks and food for hostel guests. Good happy hour.

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