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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Reviews

Zandpad 5, 1054 GA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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86%

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3852 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel. It could be boring for lonely travelers, but it is a great place.


94%

Nice breakfast but no kitchen available


94%

Staff was super helpful and friendly. The directions to the hostel are clear and specific and make arriving in the city late at night much less stressful!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, glad to know you made it to the hostel safe late at night!

94%

Good food

  • 7th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff are all friendly and super helpful. The location is excellent. Power is an issue, with only 4 sockets in a 12 person dorm, however they will charge your phone at reception. Drinks are a little expensive. The atmosphere is good and I'd stay here again


77%

If you're looking for a party hostel, or somewhere to meet fellow travellers, StayOkay is not the place for you. It had great facilities & everything was clean, but was seriously lacking in atmosphere- it felt more like a hotel. The bar was quiet, and it wouldn't have been appropriate to get super drunk. Staff were super friendly, just not exactly what I was looking for.


97%

The lack of outlets in the room (I was in a 6 bed, all female dorm) was a little tough. Also Zandpad is quite dark at night, so the walk, though short, can be a little unnerving. However, everything else was absolutely wonderful. The free breakfast is a blessing, the layout of the hostel and dorms is efficient, and the beds and linens are quite comfortable.


97%

the location of this hostel was excellent. although its not right on the canals its is very close by and is a block away from Vondelpark. The staff was very helpful and the hostel was run like a well oiled machine. I was very impressed with their breakfast as well.


80%

Wifi was rather weak in the rooms.


94%

Very nice and clean hostel with great staff and atmosphere. Location is perfect too

  • 1st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks and come back soon;)! Have a nice day

94%

The beds and bathrooms were great! The breakfast every morning was a blessing!! Getting tickets for events around Amsterdam was very easy and at a discounted rate thanks to the wonderful staff! I will recommend STAYOKAY to my friends and family from home! Cheers!

  • 30th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Only thing I didn't like was the lack of atmosphere, it was more like a hotel than hostel, not awful but as a solo backpacker it was hard to meet friends. Went on the free walking tour though which was great, helpful staff. Also, amazing location next to the beautiful vondel park. Definitely recommend.


66%

The building I was in was much older so the facilities didn't look that clean. Top bunk was too close to the ceiling. Not many organized social events, and people who stayed there generally seemed to keep to themselves. Overall just ok.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we will take your feedback in to consideration, have a great trip!

77%

It was pretty clean. Good breakfast. There wasn't a ton of space, one bathroom for a 20 person room. Staff wasn't very accessible, there was always like 1 staff member and a line of multiple people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we do our best to keep everybody happy at the reception; this can take some extra time. Have a great trip and safe travels!

63%

Great value for money! But, I booked a twin bed private and ended up getting a four bed dorm. Plus the beds were not done and the sheets & pillowcases were left on the bed for me to do.. I was very disappointed with this place overall.

  • 22nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review and feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed, we actually gave you an upgrade and booked a bigger room for you; it was still completely private for you and your friend. Maybe something to consider is that the only room-type where the beds are already made is the "comfort" room. In all our other private rooms it is standard that guests make the beds themselves. Hope you enjoyed Amsterdam, kind regards

94%

Staff was really nice, helpfull and friendly. Easy to find and close to the park.

  • 20th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Hostel was a little too big to feel "welcoming". The hostel bar was nice with good drink and food deals, but the downside is that closes at midnight. Great and extensive breakfast every morning (if you get there before the rush at around 9:30am) and great staff that kept the place very clean. Awesome location that was close enough to Leidsplein to enjoy the nightlife, but far enough away to not be disturbed by the noise through the night. Overall a 8/10 hostel experience. Would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, good to knwo you enjoyed the bar and breakfast, we hope to see you back again!

77%

Large hostel with more of a hotel feel. Doesn't have much of an atmosphere but rooms are comfortable. Free breakfast is better than most, and Vondelpark location is nice. Close to Museum Square although more of a walk from most of the bars and coffee shops. If you're looking to party and meet people, stay at the Flying Pig.


80%

Great and friendly staff; good breakfast; big, clean, and spacious room (6-bed dorm). There weren't a lot of outlets in the room though (two from what I could find, and a third near the sink), nor were there a lot in any of the common areas, which was a problem, as I saw a lot of people looking for free outlets. Location was far enough from Central station that you kind of had to take the tram, in my opinion. Luggage storage was not free, though. Big hostel, so not great for meeting people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your great review, we know about the shortage of power outlets; luckily this is not the case in all of the rooms. We also charge at the reception and in the bar for you.

74%

Consistent, clean, the best of locations. This place functions more like a hotel than a cozy hostel but that is also where it's strengths lay because it can easily handle large groups. Depends on what you want but if you are in the city to do the touristic thing with a group of 5-6 this is not a bad choice to get your sleeping done!


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