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Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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84%

Rating
7503 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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97%

Warm welcome, staff very friendly and helpful. Good sleep at night as all other guests behaved thoughtful. Computer and Internet for free is a big plus. Thanks!

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very close to central train station. Great way to meet new friends. Staff was very helpful.


69%

As Christain as they claim to be they do not go out of there way for anything you ask. I found the staff unfriendly mostly. There just a average hostel as any but they have great location. They need to work on there so called Christain outlook. I would suggest staying just don't expect extras.

  • 14th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice and quiet with friendly staff. It's placed right in the Red Light and has a strict no drugs/alcohol policy, which I found excellent considering how the night life in Amsterdam is.


60%

Great location, however I was in a female dorm room and men would be coming in all the time to talk to other guests and would walk through the door to get out of the hostel. Also my sheets were changed each day which was a pain as my pjs would get left on the windowsill. Great location. Weak shower pressure. No power points in the room. Staff don't know the city well enough. Great breakfast. No social side.


89%

It's a good hotel, even though i don't like to stay in the red light area

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

All around, everything was fantastic!


69%

Nice breakfast. The bedroom is good and clean but there's lack of plugs.


91%

All staff is really friendly, nice and kind. I like the policy of no drugs inside the hostel. Good restaurant with good prices. Good breakfast included.

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a nice stay, kind staff, excellent position, good atmophere, felt like second home


74%

Initially was good hostel, but with yers begin to have more and more unexplicable restrictions. May be because is too close to Red light district some times security is excessive. Poor breakfast with big queu.


94%

The staff in the hotel were great, the facilities are fantastic as you can have food/drinks in the cafe at a very reasonnable price. The breakfast is beyond expectations. The showers were never crowded despite the size of the hostel and they were regularly cleanded during the day. I think this is a fantastic hostel. I would definitely recommend it.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Great breakfast, full meal, with juice and coffee, not just some toast and out the door or something. NIce folks, good stay for sure, thanks!


89%

A great place to break a bit from the chaos which is Amsterdam. Everything is nice and clean, great garden to chill in, big lockers, adequate wifi. You'll have some noise till morning but that can't be helped; Amsterdam is a loud city. Had a great stay, thanks to the staff!


74%

Even though the hostel is located at the red light district, it was still pretty safe. Staff only allow guest that present a slip to enter the compound. The staff are all volunteers and are friendly & approachable. The breakfast serve is good, ranging from pancakes to toast (with eggs). Its about 10 minutes walk to the train station, which is quite convenient.


91%

Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms and facilities, excellent security and fantastic location. What's not to like?


83%

A good level of cleaness and a central location (cery central). The good thing about this hostel is that it is drug free which, in Amsterdam, is quite nice :). Strongly recommend this hostel if you are visiting Amsterdam. The breakfast was good too!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is very well located, friendly stuff, clean facilities..recommended!


91%

It was a great place to stay! Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The place is clean, and the food is great in the mornings!

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Probably the worst hostel I have stayed.Pretty pricey place to stay considering that the staff all work there as volunteers. Room was situated in an attic a lot of stairs and had the hassle of changing rooms three times which was not a pleasant experience as check out is at 10 o'clock and check in is at 1pm. You also have to collect your bag from reception latest at 5pm. Would not recommend.


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