MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews
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The hostel has everything you need for a nights sleep which is all you really ask for sometimes. In terms of location it's sort of in the middle of nowhere, you have to take a 10 minute train to the centre of Amsterdam. The staff were not the most helpful but you can't expect much from Meininger as they are a bigger company with branches in most major cities, they are more of a hotel than a hostel.
Very impersonal setting, it is more like a hotel. The hotel is out of the city centre (not walkable), however, it is only 1 train station away from central.
The hostel was very comfortable. The breakfast t for 7 euros was also a good deal, toast hard boiled eggs, cheeses and cold cut meats. Very clean, my only complain is that my room was for eight people and we only had six lockers. Very close to the train station and also very close to Schipol only 4,5€. Excellent for meeting new people.
Only stayed for one night here because of an early flight the next day, but was very impressed with the place. The room was pristine and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back!
The WIFI didn't work which is mostly okay but a bit anmoying when you wanted to let your family know you were there safely! Also this is not a hostel so shouldmt really be on hostelworld, however the shower was amazing and the location was great! So easily accessible to centraal.
Good hostel for groups. Clean and good facilities. May be a bit hard for a solo traveller. We stayed here for a festival and was perfect location. A great cafe BRET close by.
LOVED staying here. The atmosphere is great with a restaurant/bar downstairs and a guest kitchen where it's easy to meet people. The rooms are super clean and comfortable. Just one stop away from the center of the city.
This hostel is located so close to the train; I chose to stay here for night because I would be coming and going via train, and it was very convenient. The bus station into downtown Amsterdam is also right nearby and it was very easy to get into the city. It was very clean, the staff was friendly, and the bar makes a delicious hot chocolate! It was very busy when I was there, with large tour groups staying, so the atmosphere was more hotel than hostel. I would stay there again.
We enjoyed our stay. Everything was really clean. Brekfast until 10:30 for just €7.90 all you can eat! Rooms were nice clean, beds and pillows were super comfortable. Shower was a nice good size. It is relatively close to everything only 10-15 minute tram to the main points you will want to visit. And basically right outside the train station.
wonderful hostel with more of a hotel feel if anything! The communal areas (bar and kitchens) were well equipped and the staff were extremely helpful. The only minor downside would have to be the location as it is a train ride away from the centre although this didn't prove too problematic as trains ran throughout the night.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
This hostel is like a hotel in that it is super clean and you can get what you need here but the problem is that it was really far away from the center and if you want to stay out late at night you'll have to take a taxi back.
staff were really helpful with information on what there is to do and also how to get around, great vibe in common area and easily accessible kitchen and laundry facilities
Lovely clean hostel, however the 1 train stop away makes it quite a long trip into the city, Amsterdam is certainly not like other big European cities (Barcelona, Paris...) where the metro puts you in the heart of the action. Also note that the trains do not run at night time.
Great hostel, very clean. A little bit out of the way of the city center but once you figure out the transport system (very confusing) it isn't too bad. Everything was very clean and well laid out. Would book again!
My friend and I decided to stay in a hostel in Amsterdam because we wanted to meet people our age. We were shocked when we got to Meininger, as it has 8 floors! It is more of a hotel than a hostel, which has it's pros and cons. Our room was very clean, and felt like a hotel room with strangers in it. Also, it feels like it is in the middle of nowhere. It is near a big transportation hub, but its 25 min by bus to the center, and 45 by bus to the airport. You can take faster trains for more money.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I booked a bed of dormitory room, they gave me a double room and arranged a guy sleep beside me, so annoyed.
the location was poor because nothing, and i mean nothing, was in walking distance. the only shop is a small one in the train station, and no restaurants. it would be very poor if the train journey to centraal was only 4 mins with regualr trains till late from the station next door. staff were brilliant and very helpful, rooms and kitchen facilities were immaculate, and having a bathroom and shower for each room was amazing. the facilities were 2nd to none.
My only complaint is that it was outside the city. However it is right beside a train station so it was good. Very clean and a hotel atmosphere
Solid hostel very clean. When I arrived late at night I found out I had to sleep on a couch bed with no sheets. Took 35 minutes to get bedding.