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MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews

Orlyplein 1-67, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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84%

Rating
1383 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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94%

Strategic, comfort, and clean. I like everything!

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Meininger and hope to welcome you again soon in any of our hostels around Europe! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

83%

There was a discrepancy between what Hostel world booking page showed as due to the hostel and what they actually charged me. They charged me 10 Euros more, saying they were city taxes. Hey, but I traveled to so many hostels and this never happened anywhere else. I think Meininger should be clear on what they charge and show that on Hostel World. Luckily, I had booked 7-bed dorm and they gave me 4-bed dorm instead. Perhaps that was the reason for 10 Euros extra :)

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking out the time to comment on your experiences here! We do charge an extra 5.5% city tax upon arrival. This is stated on Hostelworld.com as well before making the booking and explains the 10 euros extra. We hope to welcome you at Meininger again in the future! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

91%

A little different from most hostels, Meininger also offers full hotel facilities. The Amsterdam facility is away from Centraal Station but can be reached by tram, bus and night bus. The night bus is worse case and takes 30 minutes. The tram is quick. Excellent facility. Everything was new. Very hot showers. The dryer in the laundry was not working. Highly recommend. The room was quiet and did not hear anyone from another room.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you again soon at Meininger Amsterdam! Kind regards, Your Meininger Team

100%

This place was AWESOME!!! Yes, it is a little outside of the city center, but it is only a 2 minute train ride. There is Air Conditioning! TV's! Huge showers! the bar downstairs never closes. Super friendly staff. Excellent place to rest and relax after a busy day in Amsterdam. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your kind review, we are very happy to see that you are so excited about our hotel! We kindly recommend you one of our other Meiningers around Europe and would be glad to welcome you there! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

94%

Loved this place. Good bar. Good people. Great rooms. I'm 6'4 and the beds were a great fit. Nice and clean. Highly recommend. A little bit out from the city but only 1 stop on the train (€2) or a 20 min drive (€15 to €20 in a cab)


69%

Our shower was completely clogged and no one came to clean it or fix it while we were there. Other than that the breakfast buffet is pretty good (is not free). It was nice having our own bathroom and shower in our mixed dorm and not having to share like in other hostels.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review! We are sorry to read about your shower. Did you report this to reception? We could have easily fixed this for you. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us after all and would be happy to welcome you again some other time! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

97%

The best hostel where I've been in my trip around Europe. Perfect!

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Meininger and hope to welcome you again soon in any of our hostels around Europe! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

94%

Very well-run hostel. I loved that you can rent bikes. It's a bit far from city centre but it's a short train ride or 15 minute bike ride away. I just wish their weekend rates weren't so expensive. They raise the prices quite high compared to the week.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your nice comments!! We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and gladly invite you back again in winter time when we offer dorm beds for only 14 euros:) Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

86%

Super clean hostel but the kitchen is ridiculously small for the size of the hostel. Made for some frustrating evenings.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We will expand our Amsterdam location soon and will definitely consider a bigger kitchen then:) Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

80%

Very confortable and clean, incredibly close to the train station, but it is closer to a hotel than to a hostel (which is not necessarily bad, of course)..

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Meininger and hope to welcome you again soon in any of our hostels around Europe! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

80%

Good hostel, location is a bit out of the way but it's very easy to get into town from there. Atmosphere was more of a hotel than a hostel

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you again soon at Meininger Amsterdam! Kind regards, Your Meininger Team

100%

Definitely worth it!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Meininger and hope to welcome you again soon in any of our hostels around Europe! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

91%

I just wish they put a space in between the beds esp. if it's not a private room. My roommate's knees kept going over my side of the bed. That was very uncomfortable, even though we're both female. That was the only negative in my experience but definitely unforgettable. Putting two twin beds right next to each other.... Wth!

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. All of our twin beds are easily removed from each other. So if you felt uncomfortable with your room mate, you could have easily solved this by moving the bed towards the wall! :) Hope to see you at Meininger next time! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

91%

Overall is good. Room is clean. I guess daily cleaning. But toilet a bit small.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you again soon at Meininger Amsterdam! Kind regards, Your Meininger Team

63%

This hostel is relatively good but way too expensive. I paid around 50€ for a bed in a dorm, which did not include breakfast and I even had to buy a locker for my little wardrobe... 5 more euros! Overpriced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for leaving your comment with us. The prices of the stay are directly connected with the availability. Especially in Summer season, when Amsterdam is quite full with travelers, we always advise our guests to make the booking as soon as possible :) And we have lockers available at reception free of charge for your valuables of course. We really hope that you enjoyed your stay with us and the beauty of our city. Greetings from sunny Amsterdam!

89%

Excellent facilities but 20 minutes by bus from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Dear guest, Thank you for your lovely review scores! Did you try out our trains as well? This ride only takes you 5 minutes to Central Station from our hotel. We hope to see you here again soon! Wam regards, Meininger Amsterdam

74%

とてもきれいなビジネスホテルで一部をホステルとして開放しているようです。 場所は中央駅から10分ほどですが一日フリーパス外の電車で(往復4ユーロほど)徒歩では50分ほどかかるとのこと。ドラッグ不可の安全できれいなホステルを希望ならおすすめです。 キッチンもありますが二口しかないのでなかなか使えなさそうでした。 Everywhere is clean and safety. but every time staffs were looking busy and they made the customer waited. This is not hostel it's hotel. It's little hard to make friends.

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Dear guest, Thank you for writing down your experiences here! We are actually a mixture between a hotel and hostel and therefore offer something for everybody:) We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us and would be happy to welcome you again soon! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

91%

Beautiful hostel one train stop away from Amsterdam center. Very easy to get to train and back.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again in one of our Meiningers across Europe :) Greetings from Amsterdam

69%

So this one was basically a hotel that had some big rooms turned into dorms of 4-6 people. It was alright but felt more weird than normal (in a hostel) to sleep in the same room with four guys that obviously knew each other. :D The breakfast was very good for a hostel breakfast but not that much for one at a hotel. The staff was mostly very friendly but some elderly workers showed quite openly how they don't like their job. The hotel was clean and nice but quite far from everything.

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Dear guest, Thank you for writing down your comments here! We appreciate the feedback and actually are a mixture between a hotel and hostel which means lots of different guests and characters :) We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam and would be happy to welcome you again in any of our Meiningers around Europe! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

86%

A comfortable stay and perfect location for awakenings festival. Wasn't happy about the additional tourist charge which I wasn't informed about. I had to change rooms every night that I stayed there

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you very much for leaving your comment here! The additional Amsterdam Tourist Tax is charged in every accomodation in our city and is mentioned on the Meininger page of Hostelworld. We apologize for the changing of rooms, this must have been an inconvenience for you and we hope we can make it up to you some other time in the future! Warm regards, Meininger Amsterdam

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