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Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
8973 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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69%

It´s well located but the main problems for me are: 1. There's no outlets near the beds, you need to have your phone charging in the reception or wait for it to charge in the hallways and 2. The bedrooms doors don't lock and many people that are not from your room walk in and see inside all the time. Aside of that, breakfast is delicious and staff is really nice.


100%

Most amazing place, wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. The staff were so friendly, the rooms were clean, you felt very safe and couldn't tell you were in the red light district. It was walking distance to everywhere, free hot breakfast and it even has its own cat. If you're in Amsterdam, definitely stay here!

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Perhaps you can make locks rentable? Rental fee can be same as the price it costs.


86%

It was a nice hostel in the middle fof Amsterdam. I always felt safe and confortable, however I think that rooms with 4 beds are really small and you have no privacy. I stayed also at the bedroom with 16 beds and it was not that bad, actually I felt better there. Anyway, it's nice hostel with great atmosphere.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This hostel is a real gem in the heart of Amsterdam close to all the major sites, great breakfast and very clean facilities that are cleaned multiple times of the day, the staff are all angels and sweet as pie, I loved thier hearts of service and giving attitudes Thank you shelter


94%

Nice hostel


80%

Lovely hostel, one of the more basic ones, but the hot included breakfasts were delicious!


83%

This is a great option for Amsterdam - with incredibly thorough security. The hostel is Christian but it's not too overwhelming (just some packets at the front desk about ending prostitution in the Netherlands). A really good option for Amsterdam.


89%

Very lovely place to stay and very good location. All staff are very friendly and very helpful. The yard really nice good for mingle and relax.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice people, location, and cleanliness! A nice safe place to hide away from the crazyness outside. A bit more consideration for the gluten intolerant during breakfast would be appreciated but no one in Amsterdam seems to be bothered on that point.


100%

It is s great place to be. The staff is excellent, the food is very good. It is a very supportive Recommend it to everybody.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was excellent and loved the camaraderie. Shout out to David for telling me all the good spots to eat authentic Dutch food and also for the jokes about my New Zealand accent. The facilities were good, and I enjoyed the hot breakfast I had there. It's also very nice of them to provide a to-go breakfast for early check-outs. The location was very good in general and easy to walk to all the sights in the city. Wish there is an elevator though.


97%

The hostel is really well located, 5 min away from the central station, with metro and other transportations less than 1 min and is in the center of everything! The staff is great, they give great tips on restaurants and the hostel is really quiet. One of the best hostels I tried and for a really good price


86%

Perfect location for exploring the city. Although right by the Red Light District, I felt completely safe walking around. The staff was very accomodating and welcoming!! This is a Christian hostel (no alcohol/drugs/partying is tolerated on the premises), but it offers great evening programs (Bible studies, games, open microphone etc.)


80%

I was very disappointed about the bedroom. i booked in a room for four for three people : my two friends and I ; but when I did the check in there was no place for three persons in the same room ! More over one of the person who was in the bedroom for four was alone and was put in the room where there were three beds free even though you knew that three people were coming. I know it's nice to meet new people and we did but it was quite sad to be separate for a trip with friends.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The staff are amazing at this hostel! The only downside is that they aren't really located near public transportation. So when you want to go explore the major landmarks and museums it is a bit of a walk, but it's nothing unmanageable.


89%

Highly recommend this hostel, it has great location, great people/service


97%

I had an amazing time at the hostel. The people were super nice and it was just a great environment! I would recommend it to everyone!


83%

It's nice place to stay


86%

The staffs are friendly. Though the hostel is located in the red light area, the security is excellent !


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