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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen Reviews

Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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80%

Rating
1338 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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83%

Not the place for party people, very chilled, quiet hostel, good for peeps who want too get a good sleep, up early for sightseeing etc:)

  • 5th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Good hostel. Everything clean, big bathrooms with lots of showers. The free breakfast is a huuuge plus. The bad thing is that there's no atmosphere at all, and the price that during weekends is really high but that seems to be everywhere in Amsterdam.


63%

Well located with a good free breakfast. Could have been a lot cleaner with lots of dust under the beds and in the showers. Lack of a common area or somewhere to meet people was disappointing. Pretty standard, big hostel.


89%

A great place to stay with a group, but not so great if you're on your own. I managed to meet people anyways, but it was more due to chance than to the hostel being conducive to meeting people. Great location, though, and everything was clean.


60%

2 key things that bothered me about this hostel: 1-Lack of power sockets: NONE in the rooms. I wasted a number of hours over the course of my brief stay waiting for things to charge because there was nowhere safe to leave them. A small thing maybe, but more people travel with devices that need charge and it's time to adapt. 2-Showers didn't drain properly, so you end up standing in dirty water an inch deep that has sat for several days as you shower. It was obvious that it hadn't been cleaned.


91%

Could do with a bar, and needs more plug sockets in the dorms. But other than that, it's an amazing hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response! Good to hear that you find our hostel Amazing ;) We hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay Stadsdoelen

91%

A big hostel not a great atmosphere as there were just so many people but it was clean and in an incredible location and the staff were friendly and helpful. I don't know that I would stay there if I was a solo traveler but as a group it would be perfect

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Great to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness and friendly staff!! I know what you mean when you are a solo traveler, however we do have a cozy lobby where people meet and chat. Also the free walking tour from our hostel is a great way to meet people! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

29%

Toilets ar very very smelly, locker is outside the room, feeling not safe. Wifi is only availabe at reception. The people outside the hostel are danger, always try to take your things when u leave hostel. Also, the room i hv booked is 20mixed room, but the the staff aranged me to a 16 males room

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response! Fortunately we have solved the bad smell in the toilets. The lockers are on the opposite side off your room, this way you don't have to worry about waking people up. We are sorry to hear that you did not feel safe! Did you tell this to our staff? They could have helped you. The free wifi is in the lobby, TVroom and breakfast room. We try to keep the couples and groups in the mixed rooms. We do hope you enjoyed Amsterdam! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

91%

The hostel were extremely helpful when there had been a confusion in our booking (my mistake) - they unfortunately had no room at our original hostel but moved us to their sister hostel with no extra charge. Staff were extremely pleasant and friendly. Overall we had a really enjoyable stay. Thank you

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! We are glad to hear that everything worked out!!! You're very welcome, let us know when you want to come back for a stay! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

86%

Stayokay was situated just a little outside the insaneness of Central Amsterdam and was the perfect location. Easy to access the whole city from the hostel. The breakfast was great with lots of selection and enough to fill you up for a long day of exploring. One nice touch was the available Bicycle storage room in the basement which was great to rent a bike for multiple days and not worry about it being stolen!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Sweet that you liked our location! We know, the Redlight district is at our doorstep and you are minutes away from the Rembrandtplein, Damsquare and much more. Great that our breakfast filled you up for an exciting day in Amsterdam. You are right, to park the bike in the hostel makes in impossible to get it stolen. Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

71%

The bathronn wasn't clean enough. The old man with glasses, usually he work in the night shift, he was really kind and helpful . Location great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! We have made a notification about the cleanliness of our bathrooms. We did experience a challenge keeping them clean the entire day with the hostel fully booked. The bathrooms are always cleaned in the morning and in the evening after 9PM. You mentioned one of our night guards, really nice of you! We know we are lucky with him! We will let him know that you appreciated his help! Kind regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

97%

Great hostel, very nice atmosphere, great breakfast and comfortable bed.

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Thank you for your response and rating! Great to hear that you enjoyed the hostel, atmosphere and breakfast! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

74%

Lockers were provided but make sure to take your own padlock! Situated about 15 minutes walk from the central train station and right in the heart of the city center. Our room overlooked the canal which was a nice view. Breakfast included in the price was good but not much of atmosphere if you are looking for that. Plenty of toilets and shower facilities which were clean. Beds comfy, overall a decent place to stay for not a bad price.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We advise people to bring there own padlock and towel, in case you forget them then you can buy them at reception for 4,50 euro. Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

74%

Very much a hostel-20 people in one room. A place like this should really have more outlets in the room. It felt like everyone was waiting for someone else to charge something and being in the bed next to the outlet is very awkward. Free breakfast was great, wifi was good, bathrooms were okay. Quieter than I expected it to be for so many people to a room. I had a fine stay here and I know places in Amsterdam are a bit hard to find, but I think I would stay somewhere else when I return.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for response! Good to hear that you had a fine stay! I can imagine that it can be awkward being next to the power outlet. Did you know that you can charge your electronics for free in our backoffice. You can leave them there secure and pick them up 24/7. We hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

80%

Good quiet location, and only a couple streets away from the chaos of the city center. Great free breakfast. Only con was the cleanliness of the bathroom.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! You are right, we are in the city centre just a few minutes walk away from the Dam, Redlight District and Rembrandt plein! Sorry to hear about the bathrooms, we will look in to that! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

69%

would be great to have a kitchen


97%

This is our 3rd stay at stay ok and would still return and recommend Thank you

  • 11th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a great review! Let us know when you come back! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

60%

The send me to a all boys rooms when asked mixed the price was not right for not having good ainternet acces and stuff te location was nice but for only that i will end up somewhere else

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response! I understand you prefer a mixed room. We try to place the mixed couples, group of friends together in mixed dorms. Men and woman who travel alone will be (when possible) in a only men or only woman dorms. Also because these rooms are located next to the only men or only woman bathrooms. Did you let the reception know about the Wi-Fi problem? They could have helped you to log in. Good to hear that you liked the location! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

60%

Good location, and that's it. 16 beds in a room is insane, and i know nobody can disagree with this. Moreover, there was no electric outlet in the room, so i have to take my charger to the lobby or make one of the staff to charge my phone for me. Thank god I brought my spare battery. If you are okay with all these, then you can stay here.


80%

Was there for one night only as a solo traveller but thought it was good. The staff were very friendly and the beds etc were decent. Not too noisy inside, nice breakfast. Wasn't enamoured with the toilets and the showers which were slightly grotty but I've seen a lot worse and given how nice the rest of it was, it didn't especially bother me. If I'm in Amsterdam again, would happily book there again.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Good to hear that the staff, and rooms were to your liking. The breakfast is realy nice, thanks! We will have a look in to the cleanliness from the bathrooms. We hope you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Stadsdoelen

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