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Leidsegracht 76, Amsterdam 1016 CR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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72%

Rating
1865 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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94%

Real cool hostel. Good vibes with Clean/comfy beds and a chill smoke lounge that had a sick view. The staff is great! They'll answer all your questions from what coffee shop to hit up or where to do laundry. The receptionist even helped us plan our trip Istanbul! I highly recommend this place. Cheers


60%

Would not stay again, bit dirty and expensive for what it is. Sucks staying on the top floor (6 floors up with stairs that are more like a ladder with backpacks sucked) Staff were very friendly and helpful!


74%

Very secure hostel, friendly staff and pretty clean. Bathrooms could do with being observed more.

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location and very nice staff. But if you don't smoke you don't have a nice common area, only some tables with chairs. On the other hand, the smoking room has sofa, a nice view from the front window and TV... not fair.


69%

Value for money because of the awesome location. Hostel was clean but dingy-needs some paint and new tiles on the floor-staff meant business, they weren't looking to accommodate you. There is a common area where you can smoke so that was cool. Not a good atmosphere to meet people. Basically the best deal for the location if you are with a group don't stay here if you are alone. It's just a bed to sleep in. They have lockers but you have to buy a lock


86%

good hostel


69%

The hostel is in an old building, so it's got issues related to that. The stairs up to the reception area are nearly vertical. I can't imagine climbing those drunk! The floors smell like mould, obviously there is water damage from the showers, which are small. The rooms look old, with an unpleasant yellow paint on the walls. But, for value and a bed, it's location is great and the reception staff are very friendly and helpful. This hostel is perfect for young guys who came to Amsterdam to party.


80%

It was good for me to stay there. It has a good price and kind people. And it also was very clean


100%

Staff are very helpful especially Jordi... I would definitely stay here again and will recommend to friends...

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

They have a card payment policy which is very abusive, you have to pay 5,5% more than the total amount if you want to proceed with it. Why they do this and not the other hostels.. simply cheating... The Spanish staff is really nice.

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Adrian Thank you for staying. This 5,5% is CITY TAX and is not included in the price. This is also written in our HOSTEL CONDITIONS before you book it. Regards IBH

89%

Generally I was very happy with my stay at this hostel. The toilet and bathroom facilities were very clean (which is always a big plus) and the dormitory was adequately spacious. The common room (or smoking room) was a nice place to hang-out and I got the impression that a lot of the guests were seasoned backpackers rather than loud, uncultured kids. For the price, this place was excellent value and I would happily stay here again.

  • 7th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

My room wasn't very clean and the hostel seems a bit cramped. The lighting in the bedrooms is poor.


63%

The blond woman at the desk was not nice at all!!! but all the other staff were great! they have a smoking room, but they're 10-15 mins walk from the center (Dam center).

  • 6th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


49%

The atmosphere resembles nothing of what hostel should have. The services are average to subpar and the knowledge of the city by the hostel staff is extremely low for a place that receives turists all year long.

  • 2nd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

the living room was a nice place, with the window looking at the canal. but in general, it lacked some atmosphere, this cozy feeling i like. maybe change the colours and make the entrance more easy access. people with handicaps are already excluded due to the really steep stairs. but in general i was content, i dont ask fora lot ;)

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

perfect location. staff very helpful, specially the spanish recepcionist giving good tips. clean easy going, free wifi and smoking rooom!

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

I loved staying here, not being in the middle of everything but definitely close enough, especially with the rental bikes! Thanks a ton.

  • 29th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Crazy place good location everywhere coffeeshops

  • 26th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Cool place, smoking room overlooks the canal in front good place to chill.


77%

Awesome location in Leidsplein, right near all the happening nightlife spots and near a bunch of good coffee shops, restaurants, and parks etc. Staff was very informative and friendly, atmosphere was very laid back and very cool. Lots of people hanging out and a good place to make like minded traveler friends. Smoking lounge overlooking the canal was also a huge plus! Only complaint was the lack of hot water in all of the sinks. Made shaving/washing my face and such a miserable chore.


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