We stayed in a 4 bed private dorm, & it was spacious and clean. The hostel is in a great location and it's well priced. The staff were able to help us with directions. Wi-Fi on the fifth floor (This hostel is massive) was often not usable. Most of the clientele appeared to be Scottish, staying in the city for the weekend (Halloween) & there seemed to be few foreign backpackers. The common room was empty, but the bar downstairs was PACKED with people, again mostly locals. Would stay again.
Amsterdam hostels are notoriously overpriced for the quality you receive. This hostel is no exception. We only stayed for one night which was fine. However, I would not want to stay longer. The room was grubby and the toilet and showers unclean. You had to pay €1.50 for towel rental and €3.00 to store your bags after you checked out (if you were waiting on a flight and wanted to hang out in the city etc..) Wi-Fi worked reasonably well, and the location is good. The staff were helpful too.
Quirky hostel located near main railway station, and about 20-25 minute walk to main areas of the city. Amsterdam is a perfect city for cycling, so I recommend renting a bike regardless of what hostel you stay in. :) The boat is secure, clean and the beds are comfortable. The room we had (twin) was very small (as you'd expect) and along with small windows, it got stuffy and warm very quickly. As far as Amsterdam hostels go, this place is really nice, location is the only real issue though.
Nice hostel, with large communal area and outside BBQ picnic table area for meeting fellow backpackers. Room was a 6 bed mixed dorm, no sink. Toilets and showers were clean and the bar and reception staff quite helpful. Central location and decent atmosphere. Would stay again. :)
Cleanest, prettiest hostel I've stayed in. Great location with helpful staff. Good value for money and comfy beds. Small lobby area though, and lack of atmosphere. Not easy to meet fellow backpackers.
Reasonably close to city, rooms grubby and no atmosphere. It's like a large, crappy hotel. Massive queues at reception were common, as staff were always overwhelmed with check-ins, check-outs and general queries. Luggage room a mess and someones bag had been stolen recently. We only stayed for one night, which was fine though.
Best hostel I've stayed in! -Small room, but clean with comfy beds - Clean throughout, showers and toilets always clean - Helpful, friendly staff - Reception with useful maps, and paper cut out directions of various attractions for you to take for free to explore city - Large communal area with comfy seats, instruments to use and a small computer room - Bar, large kitchen and a BEER GARDEN which is especially awesome for meeting fellow travelers Cannot fault this hostel! :D