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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Reviews

Zandpad 5, 1054 GA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
2401 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

It feels more like a Hotel than a Hostel, meaning the cleanness and the facilities are Excellent but the atmosphere and the staff was rather poor. Not a "make-new-friends" hostel at all!


77%

Was clean enough. No kitchen became an issue. Was no real community feel here, difficult to meet people. However good value and right next to Leideseplein which is exactly where you want to be. Showers and bathrooms in the room were quite small. Lockers were a good size though!


89%

The hostel was within walking distance to all the main pubs, clubs, restaurants and places of interest (you don't necessarily need to buy a tram pass unless you hate walking!! Might be a waste of money otherwise like it was for us.) The building and rooms were very secure, we didn't even feel the need to get padlocks for our wardrobes as it was that safe, but maybe should of as precaution.. The overall atmosphere was great- thanks to the bar and common area! Highly recommend!

  • 5th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice and clean hostel, easy to get to in a good location. Everything is within walking distance and they offer great bike rentals. Free breakfast was really good.


97%

Excellent location. Geat atmosphere. Very kind staff.


86%

Very nice hostel. Best free breakfest.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Great to see that you enjoyed our hostel and Free breakfast! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

97%

This hostel was a really pleasant surprise! Actually it was my first stay in a hostel ever and I must say it was more than I expected. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and although we were in the 20-female shared dormitory, it was pretty much quiet at night, so we've slept well. Also the price was ok. I definitely recommend and would return!

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Great to know that we exceeded your expectations! What I also really like in the 20plus room, is that you don't see all the woman. Thanks to the walls that divides the room, which creates privacy. Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

71%

This hostel was buzzing, so many people! But for what you're paying the staff werent nice enough and the staff werent overly helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! We had a few very busy weeks, it seems to be a bit calmer now. It has to do with the high season. I am sorry to hear that you did not find our staff nice enough or helpful. Could you tell us what happend? Please contact us at vondelpark@stayokay.com Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

80%

StayOkay was a great choice for my stay in Amsterdam. Right next to Vondelpark where I spent a lot of my time. Really close to a lot of the action in Amsterdam and close to the Heineken Experience. I would go back to the hostel next time.


100%

We had a private dorm for 8 people. The room was spacious, clean, the bathroom was great with two showers and two basins which meant getting ready to go out was easy. The hostel was in a great location and was easy to get around. Security was tight so we felt very secure. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall the best hostel i have stayed in.

  • 26th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your awsome response and 100% rating!!! Great to be the best hostel you stayed in!! We hope to see you again some day! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

77%

Good place to stay. It's not as personal and cozy as smaller hostels but they have a really good security system going on. It's next to Vondelpark and Leidsesplein (the so called entretainment area) so that's really good. The staff is super helpful. The only "bad" thing is there's no wifi in the rooms. But come on, not checking your friend's cat pictures on facebook for a while won't kill you.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! We are glad that our security system gave you a safe feeling. We have a few cozy spots in our hostel, one of them is the lounge in our bar. Have a seat with a wine/beer/coffee and watch some tv or use the free Wifi. It is also a good spot to meet fellow travelers. Great comment about Facebook! We also believe it is less social to have Wifi in the rooms. Therefore we have free Wifi in our common area's Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

97%

I really enjoyed my stay at Stayokay. Even though it was busy and crowed the staff was great. The breakfast was great.

  • 25th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for that lovely compliment! We did had some busy weeks, it looks like it is a bit more calmer now. Great that you enjoyed our breakfast! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

86%

Big and well located hostel with a bar.

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Thank you for your response and good rating! Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

86%

Nice hostel down a dark alley next to vondelpark but that is the only issue , easy to find just follow signs to vondelpark and head down the alley on the right hand sideonce you arrive at the front of the park


77%

It is a nice hostel. When you think of "hostel", that's what you should expect. Rooms are reasonable, location is very good (super close to the museums reijskmuseum and van gogh, leidseplein, and right in the front of vondelpark). breakfast is pretty good and included in the price. be aware you have to pay for towels! the staff helps you with any directions you need and there is a free walking tour from it. the only thing is that the bar is empty! not the best place to meet new people!

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Good to hear that you liked our hostel. You are right, we are 5 min walk from Museumplein and Leidseplein. Did you know that we have different bar theme's every night. The best time in our bar is from 8 or 9PM. We also have every Friday a welcome party with a first Free drink and a DJ playing live from 9PM - late. Kind Regards, Anna from Stayokay

97%

Staff were friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. They speak fluent English which was helpful for us. Next to Vondlepark and boasting over 500 beds, don't expect it to be quiet - just bring earplugs and enjoy all Amsterdam offers

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Such a nice thing to say about our staff, we do our best of course! You're right we are a big hostel with more then 500 beds. Did you know that you can buy earplugs at the reception (only 1,- euro). Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark

77%

The hostel has a really good location, directly by the vondelpark and a few minutes to walk to the centre. The room was ok. We enjoy our stay here and after all i would recommend the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and wonderful that you recommend us! The Vondelpark is beautiful, especially with the nice weather we had. Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark

83%

Nice location great park right outside good for bike rentals(rental guy was awesome), staff was very accommodating. Clean room with comfy beds and good linen, great having a private bathroom with the shower separate which was handy with 8 people in a room. Would stay again!


74%

Boring people the weekend I was there. It's NOT a party place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your response and rating! Sorry to hear that you encountered boring people.. We have every Friday a welcome party for our new guests. A first Free drink and a DJ playing from 9PM-late. In the bar we have a every day happy hour. We do hope you enjoyed Amsterdam, a great party city! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark

89%

Rooms are among the best I've encountered, the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and chatty. Internet price is a bit steep at 3Euros an hour... I think nowdays the cost of internet and hardware makes this profit a bit too high... Happy hour at the bar is great and a good opportunity to meet new friends

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your great review! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay! Good to hear that the staff impressed you! Did you know that the Wifi is for free? We know, the daily happy hour is awsome ;) We hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark

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