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Herengracht 561, 1017 BW, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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58 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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This hostel is really central but what we didn't realise is that Amsterdam is so small you could stay a little further away from the centre and pay for a nicer place at the same price because walking amongst the smaller less-central streets was one of our favourite things to do anyway. The staff were nice but didn't always offer great city advice, and the top floor room was really hot with no air con and a small window.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, only problem was that the WIFI was horrendous, was extremely patchy and pretty much just failed to work.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The stairs to our 5 bed room were steep and shallow to say the least. The hostel as a whole is in a good location with a lively square right outside the door at night. It was also only a 10 minute walk to Dam Square. Overall though we were happy with our stay.


The hostel is a value for money for budget travelers.no doubt about that. It is well located about 1.5 kms from Amsterdam Centraal station. Advantages: Value for money budget hostel Well located with pubs, nightclubs and coffee shops within 100 m. Polite and understanding staff. Disadvantages 1 shared bathroom for about 8 rooms.really not convenient The staircase is very narrow.may be just 2 feet in width Avg. breakfast, Small room. Not good for people over 6 feet. very weak wifi

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This place was exactly what we were looking for. Fantastic location, helpful staff. Its nothing fancy, but the price makes up for it. Plus good breakfast, the staff fixes you with fresh tee or coffee every morning. Fully recommended.


The Place was not too far from the tramstation and in walking distance to the main spots (Sightseeing, Restaurant, Shopping, going out) The Room was very close to the street, so at night it was loud. There were fresh towels each day, and every 2nd day the bed was freshly done. BUT: the whole room was in a bad state. It was a bit dirty, and it seemed like the furniture and everything had seen its best days many years ago. On the other hand: the Breakfast was really good!

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