Hostel has a great atmosphere and wonderful staff. It's in a brilliant location too, right in the heart of the city, and within easy walking distance of lots of touristy sights, as well as bars and restaurants.
Lovely hostel within walking distance of downtown DC and the subway. Staff were really friendly and the hostel has a great atmosphere, but maybe watch out for the basement 4-bed dorm, which got awfully hot during my stay - due to proximity to the building's boiler, most likely. Don't let that put you off though, it's well worth the stay.
Had a fantastic stay here. Although the weather outside was freezing, the hostel was toasty warm inside. Though I have to say - the antique radiators can make a bit of noise, it's definitely worth it for the awesome heat they generate. Hostel was clean throughout, staff were very helpful with directions and local recommendations, and the organised activities are well worth taking part in, particularly the trip to the Blues clubs.
Castanea had such a lovely feel to it. The location is amazing. There was a nice mix of old and young guests while I was staying there. The baskets hanging off the bunks for your valuables, and the heated floors in the shower room were much appreciated. Though avoid the right-most shower until they fix the shower-head attachment :)
I hadn't expected this place to be nearly so big! The whole hostel was very clean, showers were great, under-bunk lockers were very useful, and the bar downstairs had a nice atmosphere and a great range of beer. What more could you ask for?
Nice wee hostel, conveniently close to the railway station and a few of Rotterdam's sights. Staff were lovely, and the kitchen area had a lovely warm feel to it. The showers were a bit basic for my liking, but I'm sure that'll be rectified as they continue to fit out the place :)
Hostel room was great - very clean, comfy bed, handy power outlets, good bathroom. Staff were incredibly helpful. Wonderful stay!
Brilliant location, within easy walking distance of the train station and city centre. Friendly knowledgable staff. All-round, a very nice hostel.
Staff had some great advice on places to eat nearby. Furnishings were a wee bit run-down, but the building was clean and tidy.