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MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews

Orlyplein 1-67, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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84%

Rating
1298 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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86%

The room and bathroom were super fine, more than I was expecting. A blondie girl at the reception was very kind and helpful. Breakfast is good but a little too expensive.


86%

I stayed in a female dorm. It was good. The room was clean. I feel like stay at hotel not a hostel.


83%

My cousin and I stayed in a 5 person dorm for 3 nights. Very large, new and clean room. Far away from the city centre, but its beside the train station (1 stop from city centre). The unlimited transit pass does NOT include the intercity train, but its about a 30 min bus ride to the city centre. Good wifi connection in the rooms. Very nice and helpful staff. Breakfast was too expensive, so we didn't try it out. Not many restaurants in the area.


91%

The location is not so near to go to Amsterdam central by walking and there's no many options to go around. However, is near from train, tram and bus. The staff and structure of Meininger hotel is fantastic as I was in Meininger Brussels. The atmosphere could be annoying, but this is not caused by the hostel itself; it used to appear lots of guys who sometimes don't respect the room mates. Instead, I would recommend this hostel, because I had a great time here!


94%

Fantastic out of the madness of the City centre but only a 10 min bus or 5 min train for around 3€ or 7€ for 24 pass. Great breakfast aswell.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your kind feedback! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you here again soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

80%

It was a pleasant stay but I would rather live in the city center of Amsterdam next time, taking train up and down from the hostel was costly and not practical if you plan to have a late night at the city with friends because most services end at around 12ish or 1am

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

It felt a lot like a regular hotel. The rooms with only 3 people are strange. It's better to have more people in a room. I would recommend this to people that have never been to a hostel and are nervous about trying it.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Well, I think the price I paid was too high in relation for such a hostel-atmosphere with lots of teenager-groups in the lobby-area ... and the small shared room with strangers. But the bed and cleanliness in the room was very good ... as well as the hotel in general ('good').

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback and stay in our hotel! During weekend and high season, rates are always a bit higher so if it was too much for you, we recommend you to have a look at our rates during low season next time. We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam and would like to welcome you again soon! (maybe in Winter?) :) Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

66%

Location is bad, kinda far to the city centre. Also i had something of sentimental value stolen from me from the cleaning staff. So lock up all your valuables, even little things you don't really care about.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback! We are really sorry and shocked to hear that something got missing from your room! We always recommend to lock everything, as you were sleeping in a dorm and therefore all of your roommates have acces to your belongings otherwise. This is the main reasons we offer lockers in the rooms :) We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam and hope to welcome you again some other time! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

46%

Room door didn't close properly so it was often left slightly open during the day. Bed was not made and sheets had a red stain that looked like blood. It is far from city centre, but accessible by a 5 minute train. Common area was decent but the bar and breakfast were overpriced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for leaving your feedback here! We are sorry to hear that the cleaning wasnt done appropriately and that you door didnt close either. We hope that you have reported this to reception right away so they could deal with the issue and make everything alright for you as that is why we are there for:) we hope you have enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam in the end and always hope to welcome you again in any of our Meiningers! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

83%

As usual the Meininger hostel was really good. Everything was clean and the staff was helpful. My only problem I was using a lock too thin for the lockers so you could still open the locker even if my lock was in it. As far as location goes it was easy to get to the city by train and was in a safe area but it would've been nice to be in walking distance. Minor issues I know :) everything else was great and I would defiantly book at the Meininger hostels... in any city!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that apart from the minor details everything was good for you:) Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

51%

your hostel is more like a hotel than a hostel. the inhabitants are much highschool group and not traveller. breakfast price is outrageous expensive, and for the number of rooms, only 1 washing machine and 1 drying machine.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for writing down your experiences and feedback here! We are a mixture of a hotel and hostel and therefore have a big variety of different guests. We think 7,90 EUR for an all you can eat buffet is not that outrageuous but this of course is a personal believe. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam anyway and would be happy to welcome you again in any of our ho(s)tels in Europe! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

97%

It was a fantastic experience, just note that the lockers are small. The direction to the entrance was a bit tricky for the first time. But overall recommendation is very positive.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for such a nice review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay here and hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

83%

great place but far from the center of the city so unless you want to pay for a taxi you need to be on a bus by midnight every night. its more of a hotel than a hostel so the facilities are extremely high quality.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! Next time please try out the night bus, it runs all through the night so it allows you to stay in the centre for as long as you want :) Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

100%

Loved it, really added to Amsterdam experience. Thanks for everything

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank YOU for staying with us and writing such a lovely review. We are very happy that everything turned out so well for you. See you soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

94%

I've travelled the world over, and this is the first time I've stayed at a MEININGER hostel. I have to say, it's the cleanest, most efficient, and overall, nicest hostel I've ever stayed at anywhere. Most of the staff were very helpful and polite. The breakfast was basic, but for the price, I can't complain. It was good. I've had much worse in 3 star hotels. At the time of staying, finding the entrance was difficult, but it's an easy train ride into Amsterdam Central, and about 20 mins by bus.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your review, that is a huge compliment for us!! We are happy that everything was good for you and hope to welcome you at any of our Meiningers again soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

100%

Fantastic place to stay. its outside the city centre but its right beside the train station so very easy to get there. rooms were very clean and nice. staff were friendly. definitely would recommend this place. I'm staying here again next time i go to Amsterdam

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for such a nice review! We are happy that you have enjoyed everything so much and would be very happy to welcome you here again! Warm regards, Your Meininger Team

80%

This is outside the city center, but it's easy to get to central by either metro or tram. Rooms were very clean and looked more as a hotel than a hostel. My only gripe is that it's hard to meet new people in the common area as the tables are individually set-up. If you want a laid-back experience, I'd definitely stay here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review, we hope to welcome you here again soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

86%

More like a hotel than a hostel. Toilets, staff, rooms, wifi all great! Location ok. We had an issue with bookings as we booked another night while staying there and were told there was only a private room available but would allow us to book at dorm price. But when we came back to our room there was a random man was in our room. The man eventually sorted it out and with reception and didn't come back. Still, we had personal items lying around that would have been put away had we known.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review! We apologize for the miscommunication regarding your booking, this obviously should not have happened and we are happy that everything was taken care of in the end and nothing was taken away from your room. We hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your stay with us and would be happy to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

97%

I really enjoyed staying here. It is HUGE, but not a bad thing in this case (usually I dislike huge hostels). They were friendly, the location is fine, it is clean, and everybody in my room was very friendly. We made friends in the one night I was there.


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