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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen Reviews

Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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80%

Rating
1401 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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100%

That was a good experience to stay at that place. Everything was clean, rooms and showers, perfect breakfast and good location. Don't forget to bring your own hairdryer, padlock and towel, otherwise you have to pay to hire it. One more thing - you are not allowed to leave you luggage before checking in, but 20 cents per hour is not a big deal. Thank you for staying, that was a big pleasure:)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your great review and ratings. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast, location and other facilities. You can indeed use the lockers if you like to store you bags before check in or after check out, no problem! We really appreciate all your nice words, you are very welcome and hopefully we will see you again soon. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

69%

First stop on our Europe trip, although we were very happy at the time of our stay, in comparison with other hostels we've now experienced, the lack of atmosphere and friendliness was no where near as enthusiastic as we've found other places!


94%

Only negatives would be that they don't have towels for rent, only for sale for €4.50 each, wifi doesn't work in the rooms, and there aren't nearly enough plugs to charge your electronics in the dorms. Other than that, everything was perfect. Definitely worth the price.


86%

I had a great stay with my friends. The hotel is really close to downtown, which is awsome. The staff was very welcoming. We had no problem with the rooms and the beds (clean sheets, confortable beds, a good pillow ;) ). The hotel as a few floors with pairs of rooms and on the same floor bathrooms and showers (useful).

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your great review and ratings. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

74%

They only have ONE plug in a room for 16 people!


57%

If you are looking to meet other travellers this hostel is not ideal, we visited on a weekend and the majority of other people staying at the hostel were large (and rowdy) groups of British men there for stag parties. There was also no guest kitchen, one outlet in a 20 bed room, no WiFi in our room, and the lockers were inconveniently located in the hallway outside the dorm rooms. However the hostel is centrally located, clean, the staff is generally helpful and the free breakfast is decent.


71%

Great location and good sleeping accommodations, not much of a lounge/meeting place for fellow travelers though. Breakfast was decent as well.


74%

Breakfast was good


86%

Great location for exploring the heart of the city! The staff were very accommodating and helped answer our many questions. The only downside I can think of is the lockers are located outside of the dorm room which can be a bit inconvenient.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

I stayed in a 20 bed female dorm. It was full for Kings' Day and only had two outlets for all of us. The lockers were in the hallway which was good because it let the room be quiet without packing and changing going on. The facilities were clean but not very nice. The breakfast was good but ended at 9:30am. Amsterdam is an expensive city to stay in and this hostel was no exception - book for weeknights, they're a huge amount more on weekends.


60%

the breakfast is really good, but if in the room , there are more jacks or plugs will be better :) thank you

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you liked our breakfast. We know that there a limited number of outlets in the rooms. Therefore, we offer to charge you device for free at the reception. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

60%

It isn't clean enough. The room didn't have enough light and NO plugs/wall sockets. Excellent location. Good breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are glad to hear that you liked our location and breakfast. We will definitely look into the cleaning, as we take cleanliness very seriously. Also, we are aware that there are a limited amount of sockets in the rooms. Therefore you can charge them for free at the reception. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

89%

It was a really amazing vacation in Amsterdam, and the hostel added to it also :-) really nice, professional staff, good breakfast and perfect location :-)

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you loved your stay in Amsterdam. We really appreciate all the kind words. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

74%

Very nice hostel but quite expensive. Good facilities and security

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Thanks for your review and ratings. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and that you had a good stay with us. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

69%

Great location, staff extremely helpful and pretty friendly. Facilities were decent. Breakfast was good, exactly what you need. Dorms were very large and very uncomfortable for the price I paid. Bathrooms were disgusting, and there didn't seem to be a women's only washroom in the area I was in although there was a men's. Amsterdam is an awesome city and the Netherlands is a wonderful country and this hostel was great for a bed to quickly lie down on and a breakfast to quickly inhale!!


83%

I really liked the stay at the hostel. It is very well located, with places to eat nearby and within walking distance from most tourist attractions. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was simply amazing. The toilets and showers were always clean too. The only thing I would complain about was the number of socket plugs available - in my room, with 20 beds, there was only 1 plug. I would definitely recommend this hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, staff, breakfast and other facilities. We know that there are only a few outlets in the rooms. Therefore, you can charge them for free at the front desk. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

60%

Nothing fancy. Outdated facilities, nothing to dry your hands in the toilet, stagnant water in the showers, some hot water in the showers didn't work. Breakfast and beds were pretty good. Although the radiator next to my bed sounded like a waterfall. Staff was a mixed bag, some were kind and helpful, while some were straight up rude to myself and other guests. Biggest downside: NO WALL OUTLETS IN THE ROOMS. Extremely inconvenient. Your stay will certainly be just as advertised: Okay.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and comfy beds. We are aware of the fact that there are no outlets in the rooms, for this reason you can charge your device for free at the reception, or in the bar. We will also take an extra look in what happened in the bathrooms and with the staff, as we take cleanliness and hospitality very seriously at Stayokay. We do hope that you had a great time in Amsterdam. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

66%

The location was great, but the bathrooms should be cleaned more. There was also no good place to change - the only options were the shower stalls, which were obviously all wet, or the bathroom stalls, which are quite gross. It would've been nice to have more more power sockets in the room and to have lockers in the room. However, the breakfast was amazing - way more than I could've asked for! The reception staff were mostly ok, but bar staff are all really friendly and helpful!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are glad to hear that you liked our location, breakfast and staff. We are aware of the limited sockets in the rooms, therefore we offer to charge your device for free at the reception. The lockers are located just outside the room so that people don't wake up when people use them late at night or early in the morning. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

77%

Good location, great breakfast. However, the bathrooms were not very clean most of the time. Also, PLEASE PROVIDE POWER OUTLETS TO ALL BEDS. People have no place do charge their electronic devices and that's ridiculous.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and location. The bathrooms should be cleaned twice a day, so we will definitely look into this as we consider cleanliness as very important. About the outlets, we are aware of the limited outlets in the rooms. Therefore, we offer to charge your device for free at the reception. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

100%

Perfectly placed just outside the red light and cannabis districts, but a 5-10min walk to everything including Central station! A very clean hostel and mostly quiet. Good showers, huge lockers in rooms, comfy beds, and great breakfast! Staff were awesome - very helpful! Would be nice to have wifi in rooms, but at least we had it in the hostel. We had a really great time at this hostel and will absolutely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your great review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and facilities. We do not offer wifi in the rooms, as we want to encourage people to meet fellow travels and share stories and experiences. Therefore we only offer wifi in our common areas. Frank, Stayokay Stadsdoelen

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