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MEININGER Amsterdam City West Reviews

Orlyplein 1-67, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
913 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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80%

Very nice and clean Hostel. More like a hotel in some sense. While the place is very clean, good breakfast and friendly staff, its downside is location. if you are going to Amsterdam to party its a good 20 minutes away from all the action. the good thing is the metro is steps away from the hostel. It does have a bar, but all the average age was around 17 years old at least while i was there. I think mostly because its safe area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear T, Thank you for your lovely comment and stay in our hotel! Our hotel is located just 5 minutes from Central Station by train so we are not really sure which method of public transport you took that lasted 20 minutes. September is always our 'school - season' so we did have a lot of school groups with young people in our hotel. We would love to welcome you again in summer for example when we have more backpackers! Have a lovely day. Warm regards from Amsterdam

97%

I had very noisy and inconsiderate roommates who were very noisy and came back to the rooms very late and disturbed everyone by turning on lights, even using the shower at strange times and the hair dryer too! I found the hostel very enjoyable other than this, the location was good, very close to the station and everything was easily accessible. the rooms were clean and efficient and I loved having a shower in the room to use

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi R, Thanks so much for your comment, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us apart from your roommates. In case you would like to come to Amsterdam again in the future: we also offer private rooms (from 1 - 7 beds) so you might consider this for an other time. This will eliminate the 'roommate-problem' :) Have a wonderful day! Kind regards from Meininger Amsterdam

86%

Really friendly staff.

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
That's good to hear, thank you!

100%

This is really an excellent hostel I've ever stayed...I will definitely come again if I visit Amsterdam again in the future.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you Li! We are happy to see you again!

86%

The place is fantastic, very clean and tidy. Good beds and good covers. The bathrooms are new and great. All was good but there are a few improvements to be done: -soap wasn't replenished when it was finished. -our used towels were put into the shower in order to get fresh new ones from the cleaners, but the day after we didn't have any new ones, we had to dry with one towel only. Conclusion: Very good value for the money, I recommend it. Few cons but they are just small details.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi O, Thank you for your nice review! We are always happy to hear about any 'cons' or improvements so we can work on it. In the future, please don't hesitate to come to reception when there is lack of towels or soap; we can of course provide you with new stuff. We hope to welcome you again at Meininger some other time. Have a wonderful day! Kind regards from Amsterdam

94%

Stayed for 4 nights in an 8 bed female dorm. Great large


97%

Really nice place to stay. Only thing is the cleaning staff sometimes walk in unannounced which is a bit annoying. Apart from that I would really recommend staying here! Very clean and with excellent bus/train links to central Amsterdam all through the day and night.

  • 13th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi L, Thank you for your lovely comment:) Cleaning staff walking in unannounced is really not acceptable and we are very sorry to hear about that. Thank you for letting us know and we hope to welcome you here again some other time! Kind regards from Meininger Amsterdam

97%

Hostel is quite far from the city centre but it is next to the train and bus station. So we wont find that difficult to reach the hostel even at late night. Awesome stay we enjoyed it.

  • 11th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you Shine! Hope to see you again some time! Warm regards from Amsterdam

91%

Really good dorms, the hostel is really new and clean. The showers where really nice. The kitchen has everything but was always really dirty but that was because of the people staying there. Has a big common area which in nice. It is right next to the sloterdik station and takes about 3 minutes on the train to get to central.

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Hi A, Thank you for reviewing our hostel! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed staying with us and will try to keep up to date with the cleaning of our kitchen, if only all of our guests did that as well...:) Hope to see you again at Meininger! Warm regards from Amsterdam

80%

Althought very easy to get to (Sloterdijk is a major train-bus hub) the hostel is quite far away .. so if you are happy to pay 7 euro for a 24 hr transit pass then its great! The 24hr bar is awesome and the rooms are more like hotel rooms than a hostel. Wifi doesnt work in all the rooms, but its not a big deal really. I will stay here again when I am back in Amsterdam next month.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Lisa, That is a really nice comment, thank you for that! We are looking forward to seeing you again this month:) Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

86%

Really close to the Sloterdijk train station and 5 minutes from amsterdam central what means you have to buy a return ticket everyday (4,20€)..otherwise, the hostel is clean, modern, staff is nice and the breakfeast really complet...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Sara, We really appreciate your nice comment! We hope the 4,20 EUR was worth staying here and perhaps will see you another time! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

71%

An immaculate, though run of the mill hostel that lacks a real sense of atmosphere, however is clean and comfortable.


69%

The hostel itself was great. The cleanliness in the bathrooms was very average. Also, the location is mediocre. We had to take the train/tram everywhere, which is inconvenient.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Matt, Thank you for your comment, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hostel! We also really appreciate your remark regarding the cleanliness of the bathrooms. We will take this into account and try to improve it for the next time! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

86%

Towels should be available to all dorms, not just 4 person dorm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Mark, Thank you for your comment and stay at Meininger! We understand that towels are usefull for all guests, however this is a general dorm-rule which is applied in many hostels. Have a nice day! Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

74%

The women at reception was lovely, she helped me book an appointment with the closest acupuncture place as soon as she saw me limping. When I booked I assumed it was a hostel but its actually a hotel, very neat and tidy, quite modern. With pool tables, cute kitchen and a giant chess set outside! Disadvantages is the location, it's not close to town but you can easily train/bus there. Not many restaurants or supermarkets around. Wifi was weak at times, especially in the rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Miao, Thank you for your nice comment! We are happy that our receptionist could provide you with some extra service and we are glad you enjoyed our hotel/hostel. Hope to see you again some time! Warm regards from Amsterdam

97%

it was the best hostel i've ever gone~!!

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Thank you Han!

83%

I have stayed 6 person room. The room was clean, large enough and airy. Bus, train and trolley stations are very close to hostel.

  • 31st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Ismail, Thank you for your comment, hope to see you again at Meininger! Greetings from Meininger Amsterdam!

86%

The staff Needs to be more polite And helpfull With guests.

  • 31st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Alexandre, We are sorry to hear that you didnt find our staff polite enough. We normally score very high points on our helpfulness and guest interaction. In case you would like to clarify your staff experience, plese do not hesitate to contact us through email. Kind regards, Meininger Amsterdam

91%

This place was very comfortable. Really appreciated the free washing and the staff are amazing for advice or help regarding tourist stuff. Although not central it's only a 2.40 euro ride by train each way.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Helen, Thank you for your nice comment! We appreciate your opinion and would love to welcome you here again some other time! Warm regards from Amsterdam

77%

Good bed and breakfast.. Need to take a bus to go to Red Ligth Distric..


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