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Leidsegracht 76, Amsterdam 1016 CR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2080 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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I don't really recommand this place. It was expensive and there is nothing to justify that price. The rooms are small. There are lockers in the room but they can hardly contain a rucksack. The staff was not really helpfull. There is not ambiance, no facilities, no social life. They require a large deposit for the keys (15€, whereas other place usually ask for 5€ of just an ID), but if you check out before 9AM there is no staff to give your deposit back. This looks like a thief to me...

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Dear guest, Thank you for stating with us. Before you book you can see about the keydeposit and also we tell you with your check in that the reception open at 9 and that you need if you go early then 9 come one they before and we give it BACK. it is every where in the building written. We send also the deposit back to you still writen like this is not so nice from you. ibh staff


Clean and friendly staff, not a central location but still easy to get around and close to everything. Not much of a vibe in the common area , wouldn't recommend to solo travellers


Thishostel asona greatlocation, however the only common area was the smoking room it was a bit difficult to meet people. There were usually just a bunch of stoned people sitting around. However it is in a great location and the staff are nice.


Cat pissed on my clothes and way too over priced as they charge you for everything in there anyway. Not going back there again.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I had a very nice stay and can't complain. Only one thing: the key card stopped working twice within two days. Same with other backpackers


- Everything was cool but the lobby room could be a little cleaner. - The breakfast was fairly good.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


not a bad hostel, very noisy and expensive


I loved the lounge area in this hostel, it was a great place to meet and relax with other travelers. It has such a nice view of the canal and the streets. There are some treacherous Dutch stairs when you enter the building, but they were fun to joke about. The staff was nice, nothing impressive, but nice. Everything is within walking distance of the hostel, even the Red Light District if that's your thing. Stoner hostel and I loved it.


We got the wrong impression when we first walked in that it might be a little sketch, but it actually turned out to be quite nice in the end and worth the money.


A little too claustrophobic for my taste, but sweet and helpfull staff. And awesome location!


Lack of air con hurt, wifi kept cutting out at various times. Lady at reception was great but night guard wasn't very nice. Very steep stairs and very hot rooms!


i had trouble finding a place to stay at last minute, and ended up here. there wasn't enough lockers in the share room for everyone. no kitchen facilities. stank of pot (but i was kind of expecting that - its Amsterdam). the bathrooms weren't very clean and only had 1 shower per a floor. I was scared of tripping on the first flight of steep stairs - particularly when carrying my small suitcase. No atmosphere in the common rooms. I wont recommend this place if your traveling by yourself.


I didn't get my key deposit back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us. Yes you dont get you deposit back because like you say it is a key deposit you need to RETURN the key back to get the deposit BACK.


This hostel was in a good location with walking distance to anywhere. The smoking room is a great way to meet others even if you don't smoke. It had a nice atmosphere and so I would recommend it.


IBH had a great staff that was really friendly and had great advice about things to do and getting around the city. It is a great environment to chill and stay in the middle of Amsterdam. It was only a 15 min walk to the Anne frank house and a 5 min walk to all the cool coffee shops. Pretty reasonable in price if you consider you're in Amsterdam and everywhere is a little higher in price. Overall great location and I didn't have to buy a train pass or anything. Would stay there again for sure!


Good hostel in a great location. Nice common areas. My room was spacious and the beds were great.


Great place, a little out of the Red Light District which makes life more relaxed. Close to the airport transfer. Fantastic staff, always friendly and helpful. The showers suck. Wifi is good, right through the building. Great security. Relatively clean. Only recommendation would be if they had a free continental breakfast in the morning....


A very nice hostel in an excellent location, very close to Leidseplein as well as centre. Staff were extremely helpful in helping us find good places to eat, drink and places to go. Bathrooms were a bit small but the showers were decent and the rooms had enough space and comfortable beds! Smoking lounge was an excellent place to relax and watch the World Cup!

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is certainly the worst hostel I have ever stayed. The staff wasn't helpful with touring around the city, it smelled like cigarette/weed smoke, it had a dingy prison vibe, and I couldn't relax all night sleeping as I feared bed bugs. The bathrooms were terrible (no running water in one and the light kept going off in the other). It's much better in Amsterdam to stay a little farther away from the downtown/party area. Hostels a short walk away have a far more pleasant atmosphere.


Cheap hostel for being Amsterdam. Funky staircase. Cozy dorm. But no kitchen, as far as we got to know.

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