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The White Tulip Hostel Reviews

Warmoesstraat 87, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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69%

Rating
1323 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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20%

I made my reservations for The White Tulip and when I arrived they told me it was full and then transferred me to another hostel nearby Croydon. It seemed like making reservations and paying in advanced didn't worked. It was not as clean or as pretty but I could still sleep and take a shower. The thing is it was definitely a cheaper hostel so I basically got ripped off. There are many many hostels in Amsterdam, look further into them before making reservations in The White Tulip.


89%

The staff were amazing! So friendly and helpful. I mentioned that i wanted to try some bitter balan (sp?) and was wondering where i could get some, they talked to the bar for me and turned out they had a shipment in, so they made me a plate, told me the traditional way to eat it and didn't charge me for it either! Fantastic!


57%

Even though I tried to email regarding one of our team being absent, and we were put into a smaller room, we were asked to pay the full amount and sort out the problem in the morning. The problem was pushed further and further away with continued excuses. This was clearly a tactic to extract the full amount from us. In the end the place cost more than a five star hotel but with nowhere close to the facilities. I feel as though I was extorted and won't use this service again.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


57%

The best part about this hostel was that it was right in the middle of the Red Light District. Other than that, it was way overpriced. The ceiling was all of two feet above my top bunk, the storage drawers were awkward and difficult to use, and the bathroom was tiny considering the dozens of people it hosted. If you really just need a bed, this can be okay, but don't expect much else.


54%

This is not a hostel, it has zero atmosphere as a hostel is expected to have. The only common area is a very seedy Irish Bar where the staff were terrible. Location is all this place has.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great location, one street over from red light district. Room was good and clean with good sized lockers. Showers weren't so flash and wifi was a bit annoying as u have to sign in through Facebook each time but overall can't complain for the price of the hostel. Would stay again for sure!


60%

No way to comeback!!!


80%

The white tulip was a great time, met a lot of good people and it was right next to everything you wanted to do. I would recommend to anyone going to Amsterdam to party.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

I had pretty low expectations going in, but I didn't have a problem at all. There were a lot of beds crammed into each room but it didn't really feel claustraphobic. My biggest complaint was how poorly the internet worked. The location was excellent though. It was worth it for my friend and I because we only had 2 days in Amsterdam and the location was convenient and the price was super low so it met our needs.


80%

Perfect location, helpful staff. Everything within the control of the workers at the hostel was great. We booked a 10 bed room but got put in a 14 and they promptly refunded us the difference when we brought it to their attention. Unfortunately, we had the pleasure of staying with some very inconsiderate people. Loud, left the bathrooms a mess, etc. Great location if you want to take part in all that Amsterdam has to offer. If you want a more quiet experience, may not be the hostel for you.


51%

this hostel is is relatively easy to find. you have to wear a green wristband (like the kind that you wear at parties/events) and show it to reception when you want to enter the hostel. I never wore mine. Later in the day the toilets are disgusting, and the showers don't seem as clean as they could be. The hostel is next to a church which chimes its bells every 15min from 930am. There don't seem to be enough lockers vs beds;the lockers are very noisy and difficult to use. No kitchen/common area.


86%

Hostel is in great location if you want to party! Tons of fun, everything is close. Hostel is clean and has friendly staff. Needs a much bigger common room though. Only complaint though.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

Most disgusting hostel I have ever stayed in. I would never recommend the White Tulip to anyone. Bathroom facilities were appauling and too cramped for use. Cleanliness was far less than required for living standards. I was forced to move rooms during my stay which was not ideal. Most disgracefully, the White Tulip allowed a person with clear drug addiction problems to stay in a shared room at the hostel - and acknowledged my feelings of being unsafe due to this person. Left the hostel promptly.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The best things is that it is close to the central station. You get your own locker below the bed. Bring the lock or borrow one from the reception. Atmosphere is kind of stuffed; many rooms in a small building. Clean except the toilets but the ones who travel should learn to keep these places clean. It is not their duty to clean after every hour. Staff was helpful in stopping people from smoking inside. Facilities are not impressive; there is a vending machine for drinks and snacks.


49%

near the Anne Frank museum and to the city center (Damrak), the hostel is located in the middle of the Red light district. The location was good although during the night quite noisy (but you can ask for earplug at the reception). The room was dirty (12 people) as well as the shared bathroom.


40%

Everybogy can enter inside the hostel,not much control about it. Bathroom wasn't clean,cold,small,lot of people. Never again!


60%

Construction work started at 8am in the bathroom next door which woke us up. There was also confusion with the beds, and beds hadn't been made for the day. Adequate place to sleep if you don't mind lots of noise and smoke but wouldn't stay for longer than one night


89%

Amsterdam is a great place to have a vacation, if you want to relax. The white tulip is a great place to stay while you are in amsterdam. The location is very central and the staf is helpful, very friendly. But the most important thing is the atmosfer. If you want to stay in a quiet place, this is not for you. But if you want to party and meet new people, this is your place.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Very good location! Friendly staff! Our 8 Person Private Room was relatively clean with minor shortcomings. Showers and toilets were great but crowded because one of two bathrooms was closed due to renovations (should be completed within a short time). All in all great value for money - i will stay there again.


77%

Perfect if you want to live on the most busy party street in Amsterdam, Stayed here a few times, okay to stay if you,re there to party. Hostel quality depends on witch room and shared bathroom u get. my experience as been different every time, from bad experience with mice(even the best places could have that in Netherlands) that kept me awake while going in my empty chips bag. Too a good experience where i had an awesome stay.


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