To start.. you will not find a good hostel in the red light district, amsterdam is known for the poor quality of its hostels. the bathrooms seemed to always be grungy, and there was rarely soap in the dispensers. the beds were clean however, and the rooms cleaned each morning. the window in our room didnt close, there were no railings or ladders on the bunk beds. the stairs are very narrow and sketchy. but the location was superb, we were able to walk everywhere.
the breakfast was good, a step up from the st. christophers paris. it included nicer buns, meat, and cheese inaddition to the cereal,jam,coffee. the hostel has a pretty commercial feel to it, but its still a nice place to stay. very clean. wish there was a kitchen available though!
The staff was very helpful and provided us with more than enough information, and gave us accurate directions. The walking tour was good despite a large group, thanks Vera! The beds were nice sized, and the rooms very spacious even though there was quite a few beds in it. The common areas were really nice, there was a very homey feel. Unfortunately there were some quite loud younger teenagers there, that were not respectful of the other guests trying to sleep. Otherwise it was great! Thankyou!:)