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MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews

Orlyplein 1-67, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
2325 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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89%

Really modern and clean hostel. Only downside is that you are quite a ways from the city. You have to either take the train which is 11euros return and can add up quickly or you can take city transit which doesn't have great late night service.


74%

While I enjoyed my time in Amsterdam, there were a few things I didn't like about this hostel, the shower in my room didn't drain, the cleaners would come even if I put out the do not disturb sign. I also didn't feel the hostel atmosphere I've felt elsewhere as it was too far out of the city to make the bar worthwhile as a starting point for the night, so no one was there


60%

They were some dirty fucks in my room. I have bumps on both of my arms from four nights there. Staff was helpful and courteous. Seven euro and ninety cents for a continental breakfast when you're already charging nearly fifty euros per night is appalling. At least include real coffee in the price. If you're in a pinch, I would recommend this one but if not look at other options near the city center.


89%

It was nice. It's located close to the bus and Sloterdijk train station but you still need train to reach Centraal. Might be difficult for lone traveller looking for companions.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review. We highly appreciate your feedback and hope to see yu next time you visit Amsterdam. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

83%

Place looks nice, very close to the metro station and only 1 station away from center. The single room is small but has everything one needs to have a good stay. Nice breakfast too. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 23rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, It would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again We are happy to hear you loved your stay with us and I have passed on your kind words to our staff. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

100%

Generally ,Amsterdam has the friendliest i have met Europe .this is even more true to this hotel. Me and my got to stay together in a 7 bedroom and it almost translated to a stay at a hotel! The room was so clean, and comfy , at one we stayed in cause felt better! The staff was very very helpful and kind.. Not only us but to everyone ! I loved the place, I will go back and highly highly recommend it! Great job guys!!!

  • 22nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, WOW, What a great review. Your words are very kind and our staff appreciate the feedback you have given. It would be a pleasure to have you return. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

91%

Everything is awesome, the location might be not that perfect but it's really easy to get to any part of Amsterdam. Thank you guys :) the Venezuelan girl at the reception was really nice and helpful.

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Dear Guest, Thanks for the awesome review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time and cant wait to see you in Amsterdam again. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

91%

Clean, modern, great wifi, would stay there again. The only downside of this Hostel is that though it's only 5 minutes from the city center by train, that train ride costs you 2.20 Euros each way (if you have an OV chipkaart with at least 20 Euro balance. Otherwise you have to buy a single ticket for 3.20 (coins, Maestro) /3.70 (Mastercard/Visa)) so if you are staying for more than a few days or in a group it could cost a lot. I only stayed for two nights so it wasn't a matter.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Next time you visit, you can also purchase a DAY PASS for public transport at our 24hr reception. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

66%

The hostel is 10 minutes by train to Amsterdam Centraal Station however if you get the metro during your stay (as this is the cheapest option) you must change over half way, it takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes. The hostel was good however as you are a 3 minute walk from Sloterdijk train station and a Spar convenience store. The hostel offers discounts to many tourist attractions which is definitely an advantage. I'd recommend to stay here but be vigilant in the area surrounding this hostel.

  • 19th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We were soooo happy when we opened the door to go into our room! It was so clean and comfy! And the breakfast was really worth the 7.90 euros! also, the hostel is right next to the metro and bus station..so the city center is easily accessible by tram/train but of course the tram is cheaper if you get the 3 day pass with the hostel (16€). We also got the 3 bed dorm when we got there even tho it was unavailable at the time of booking. Id definitely stay in this hostel again!

  • 19th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for the awesome review. We appreciate all feedback we get from our guests as it helps us improve the quality of our hotel, so for that, thank you. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

20%

This is the second time I was hosted in this hostel. Unfortunately, in this last time, me and two more people in the same room were stolen EVEN TOUGH WE WERE USING LOCKERS in the locker room and in the luggage. So, it is totally unbelievable. It was a nightmare, it still is. Be aware, if you decide to stay there. :/

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Dear Deborah, Once again we would like to extend our apologies for what happened to you. When you reported this at the reception we assisted you and as discussed we believe that unfortunately your roommate stole your belongings. We trully understand the discomfort you experienced and I´m sorry this happened to you. If you have any further questions or comments please feel free to contact us at welcome@meininger-hotels.com

83%

Lovely room, nice and clean. It was very warm in the room thougg, was somewhat difficult to sleep. Otherwise was great.

  • 17th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for the review. Next time you stay with us, if you have any issues please come see ur 24hr reception as they will be more than happy to make your stay as pleasant as possible. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

91%

The hostel was very cozy, the atmosphere was really, the staff excellent, and the rooms very clean.

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Dear Guest, Thanks for your awesome review. We hope to see you again at our hotel very soon. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

86%

Staff was friendly. Room was cosy and clean. Perfect lication for those going to the airport. I think in the directions they could add there it is literally outside the train station and that if you dont want to use the stairs to reach the hostel you can walk to the side road and just find an easier path, specially for those with a big suitcase.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your glowing review. We appreciate your suggestions as they help improve the quality of our hotel. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

94%

Enjoyed our stay at Hostel. The provided breakfast was superb. Coffee not so good! We found the people in Amsterdam warm, friendly and helpful.

  • 12th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Dear ms Goodsell, We are glad to read that you had a pleasant stay at the Meininger hotel and that you found the locals very friendly and warm. We wouls be happy to welcome you back in the future. Take care and all the best, The Meininger team

89%

Wifi is very strong all throughout the Hostel, even in the rooms. Rooms were very clean, with the showering cubicle and the toilet bowl seperate from each other, so 2 persons can use the toilet at the same time. Rooms were very clean as well, and the sheets were neatly pressed. Overall I had a very good experience with this hostel.

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Dear Xian Ming, Thank you for your kind words about the Meininger chain. It makes us feel happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the hotel very clean and fresh. All the best to you. Who knows until a next time! Kind Regards, The Meininger hotel

74%

As most reviews state, it was more of a hotel, but that's ok because I actually liked the hotel room style versus the hostel (plus they provide free towel service). Plenty of spots to sit and relax mainly at tables beside the plug outlets. Unfortunately the kitchen wasn't the best in terms of the fridge space, pans needing replacement, and laundry washer and dryer also located in the kitchen. I also had to change rooms twice for reasons I won't state here, that frustrated me. Ok stay overall


80%

3 star accomodation at hostel prices. Big fan of this chain; facilities were great, staff were all very friendly and helpful, morning buffet hit the spot and all the information/tix for exploring the city were on hand. Highly recommend .

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Dear Guest, Thanks for your awesome review and we hope to see you at our hotel again soon. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam.

97%

WE HAD A LOVELY STAY OVER THE HOTEL .ALMOST EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT. I WOULD TOTTALLY RE COMMENT A VISIT

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Dear Guest, WOW! Thanks so much for your awesome review. We appreciate all the feeedback we get at out hotel and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

91%

The place was great and the staff was also nice and helpful.

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Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to leave your lovely comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, MEININGER TEAM Amsterdam

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