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The White Tulip Hostel Reviews

Warmoesstraat 87, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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1347 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Location is great, but the main problem we had (I stayed here for two nights with my partner) was that despite booking two bunks they ha over booked. We ended up sharing a single bunk and locker. Wasn't ideal.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Atmosphere is what you'd expect from a hostel that's 100m away from the red light district (lots of males). Quite pricey for what you got, and the bathrooms weren't always in the best condition. Excellent central location though.


Excellent location, staff were awesome and accommodating. Right underneath a bar, the hostel lacked a common area but it wasn't hard to meet other travellers. Bathrooms smelt, but the rooms were fine.


it is a great spot, right in the redlight district. But this is a spot for young backpackers who want to go out and get high. If that is you, then it is great


Its a hostel in the middle of the red light district, so you've got a great location. But the rooms are not very clean, only 2 out 4 showers worked and only one of those has a lock. It constantly smelled like a mixture of BO and fried food from the bar below. There are few services: no luggage room, no kitchen, no common area etc All this being said, it's Amsterdam. There really aren't many options, and most hostel options in Amsterdam are no good. So at least this one is cheap and well located.


very poor.. clean..very no!!! Noisy..very nononono!!!!!! anyway...very poor..


The staff was amazing , friendly, and very helpful! The hostel overall was a great place to slay at. The other guests were friendly and social.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This place was exactly what we were looking for. Cheap, Right in the heart of Amsterdam, clean secure rooms. Would stay there again.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Its located in the very center of Amsterdam, with might be good but it is also close to Red Light district, which is very noisy and crowdy. The same applies to the hostel. So you can't expect a cozy and quiet place to sleep. The smell of weed is also a bit disturbing. The staff i ok. but neither extraordinary friendly, nor helpful. The hostel doesn't have much place to hang out. Its good, only if your'e looking for a place to sleep and lack of comfort doesn't deter you.


Excellent location in the centre of the city. Had a private room which was clean and a decent size for 4 people. The 20% discount in the Irish pub downstairs is a nice bonus. Bathrooms were kept clean and the vending machines have some useful essentials. Ear plugs are essential if you're staying at the church end of the hostel because the church bells start about 9 in the morning. Overall it is in a great location within walking distance to everything in Amsterdam.


The location of the hostel was great. But the first member of staff that we met seemed to pressure us into buying tickets for a pub crawl that we didn't go to and was not very friendly so do not say yes to a pub crawl, you could book it yourself if you really wanted to go. However, other members of staff were very friendly. Our room smelt horrible and the people weren't friendly and the people in our room engaged in promiscuous activities, which was gross. The bar was expensive.

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


cheap and nasty! smelt weird, but good location and cheap drinks. nice courtyard. showers horrible!


Perfect location! I booked a private with my friends so we had our own toilet/shower which was nice. Beds were comfortable. Loved having the attached bar with 20% discount on food and drinks. Some of the bar staff however were not friendly. Some were extremely rude and you could tell they didnt want to be there. Front desk staff were great!


Staff is nice but hostel is a little dingy. I think they can get away with not paying much attention to any additional amenities because the location is literally in the middle of all the action and that makes all the difference. If you are looking for a place to crash after enjoying whatever "activities" brought you to Amsterdam, this is the most centrally located place to call home.

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