I've stayed in Astor Museum in May 2012 and now March 2013. The hostel has changed quite a lot for good. The kitchen is all new, you have wi-fi for free and well, the location is great (walking distance to the many places). Next time I'll go back to London, I will stay once again in Astor Museum!. PS. Lot of all the staff for 2012 has left, but there's a new Spanish lady who was really helpful!
The staff is really friendly.. Ala and Ahmed helped us a lot! Just tell them what you want to do and they will help you or advice you! They know how to make you feel at home. You get served tea all day if you so wish to and you get this really Marrakech feeling while staying there!
This hostel is the best. I stayed here twice and both times were just lovely. The location and the cleanliness are perfect. The staff is really helpful as well. I stayed 2 weeks and will stay again if it was necesary for sure!!!! Dont miss it, the breaksfast is very good as well.
The hostel is well located, Amsterdam is not really big city and you can do most of the thing walking. The staff is very nice as well. The breakfast is poor (you can not make toast) and the kitchen close really early (around 10pm). Other thing is that you dont have drawers in the room to put things under lock.