MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews
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Wanted a hostel outside the city and this delivered. Easy to get to (right next to the station) and only one stop from the city. Missing the atmosphere of smaller hostels and a popular place for school groups so be prepared for young teens. Great facilities including washing machine and dryer in the kitchen, hair dryers in the rooms and personal lockers.
lovely staff, very friendly and helpful
Hostel was in the middle of nowhere. You literally need to take the train for everything. Aside from that, this is one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. The cleanliness was above and beyond anything I expected. It honestly felt like a hotel. The rooms are HUGE and there's more than enough space for everyone. The restroom and shower are separated, and the sink is outside, which was really nice. The beds were super comfy, the room was air conditioned. Totally perfect.
This hostel is extremely out of the way and you do not get what you pay for. Running at 40 euro a night to share a room with 8 people is ridiculous but if you want nice accommodations with a friendly staff, but don't mind training it into the city everyday then this is your place. The rooms come with a TV, separate shower and toilet, sink, and comfy beds.
Overall nice hostel. Clean rooms, comfy beds. I did get some terrible bug bites while there, not sure if spiders or bed bugs.
A great hostel with very good conditions. I recommend it.
If you are looking for the Meininger for the first time it might be a little scary to think that you have just booked a hostel in the middle of nowhere. But actually its a one stop station (Sloterdijk) from Amsterdam and an excellent bus ride to Vogel Park vicinity. Its got a free and easy attitude from cooking your own meals to doing your laundry (queue basis); totally civilized and a melting pot for meeting other travelers. My kids were 8 and 11 and they enjoyed Meininger West
Much more like a hotel than a hostel! Really clean, the kitchen and bar area are nice and a great outdoor area with hammocks which was great in the sun. Really easy to get into the center of Amsterdam, just a short train journey. A really big hostel so not as cosy as some of the smaller ones, but definitely very nice.
The only problem I had with this hostel was the staff. They were pretty curt with me, like I was bothering them by asking how to get back into town, or if they had towels, etc. otherwise, it was like a giant hostel hotel that was very clean and orderly. I enjoyed my stay quite a bit :)
The hostel was more of a hotel with dorms so if you like this kinda thing! Its very clean and modern with efficient staff and facilities but there wasn't as much of a back packer cosy vibe as some others. The staff were friendly, knowledgable and helpful but couldn't have gone partying with them. Kitchen was good. It is a tube ride to the centre of Amsterdam but this is reflected in the much cheaper price which we needed! The rooms were really nice, loved the dorm ensuite and shower=excellent!
thanks to the train station, moving to the center was sooooooo easy ! great hostel, awesome facilities and atmosphere !
Staff were great, bar was nice. Breakfast was really good, though you'd expect that for nearly 6 Euros. Not the easiest place to meet people, but really very nice.
This is an great place to stay. I was apprehensive that, per the map, it's a ways out. This is more than made up for by being about 100m from a train station that runs connections to Central Station every 5 minutes. There is also a great Starbucks in the station. The hostel is more like a hotel in many senses.
Wasn't particularly obvious that its 10min on the train out of the centre, didn't matter to me as I was just stepping to the airport anyway.
awesome place to stay, super close to the train. people at front desk were a little unclear and often busy.
Great place, with some of the best facilities I have come across in my 6 month travels. Kitchen was fantastic and bed were so comfortable that i didn't want to get out in the morning...which could maybe be a bad thing :p
Wifi speed was superb and free! Great location for any InterRailer with the train into Amsterdam central station. Thoroughly recommended.
We LOVED this hostel, me and a friend were travelling for 3 weeks and of all the hostels we stayed in, this was by far the best. The staff were super friendly and the bar was always busy and full of interesting people. It is essentially a hotel room, we were with 2 other people, the room was spacious with a wonderful shower room and big lockers. Amsterdam central station is a 5 minute train ride away and trains come every couple of minutes. I would 100% recommend this hostel to anyone.
This hostel was quite a bit pricier when compared to the ones in which I was staying in Madrid and Barcelona. Yet, relative to other hostels in Amsterdam I believe that Meininger is excellent value for money. Despite being located out of central amsterdam, a 6 min train ride brings you straight to Amsterdam Centraal. The room was spacious and we had our own toilet and shower.