Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Please be aware we are a basic youth hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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Property Description

Welcome to Bob's Youth Hostel! The coolest place in town ;)

Over 30 years ago, Bob decided he wanted a hostel. A youth hostel that is, where young people from all over the world could sleep under the cleanest of sheets without having to pay too much!

Today, Bob's is still a cool place with nice people on a central location. Our 2 buildings are typically-old-Dutch & especially charming. This means that there are no elevators and that our stairs are Amsterdam-like steep. We offer the cheapest beer in town, good music and a free and relaxing atmosphere. Besides that we have a very friendly staff that will always be helpfull showing you the non-touristy, or if you like the touristy, places of Amsterdam.

Here are some details on Bob's dormitories:
- No curfew!
- Clean linen is included
- The reception is open from 08:00 AM until 03:00 AM.
- If you need to check out between 03:00AM and 08:00AM, please check out before 03:00AM. on your last night.
- Bar open from 8am to 3am with the cheapest beer in town!
- Free use of lockers to store your bags (deposit required for the key)
- Free use of common luggage room
- Check-in starts at 2 PM / 14:00h. You can leave luggage in a luggage room before that time.
- Check-out between 08:00AM and 10:30 AM
- You can pay in cash or by card, if you pay by card we will ask for an extra 2% on top of the price to be paid.

Please note that:
- We have age restrictions; we can not accept people under 18 or above 30 years old.
- The 7% and 3 euros per person per night tourist tax has to be payed upon arrival.
- If your booking exceeds 1000 euros we will ask you to transfer the money in advance.
- If your booking is made for a private dorm or exceeds the amount of 8 people we will ask you to pay together.
- In the weekend we have a minimum-stay for reservations of 2 nights. View House Rules


For more than 30 years, Bob's Youth Hostel has been a cool Amsterdam spot for international travellers – and they've covered our walls in art to say thanks! We're spread over two traditional Dutch-style buildings, and the living-room-style lobby is the place to mingle over a board game or guitar jam. Or check out our bar for some of the cheapest beers in town. When you're hungry head to our café, and we'll cook you up some tasty snacks.


Find us in the De Wallen district of the city, a 10-minute walk from the Amsterdam Centraal train station. Heavy bags? Jump on tram lines 2, 11,12, 13 or 17 for 3 minutes to Nieuwezijds Kolk. To reach the station from Schiphol airport, take the Sprinter for two stops (17 minutes) or the Intercity direct, which will have you there in 15. Both the famous Red Light District and the Anne Frank House are a 10-minute walk from the hostel. Head a little further out to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, a 25-minute scenic stroll away.

Rooms and Dorms

Here, it's all about being sociable in the mixed dorms with bunks – there are plenty of people to meet. We also have a female-only dorm. Many have private en-suites with hot showers and sinks, while toilets are just down the hall. Backpack too compact to squeeze in linen? Our beds are made up with free fresh sheets and you can hire soft towels from reception.

Extras and activities

Before you head out along the canals, pick up one of the free city maps from our front desk. Stash your stuff in our free lockers (we take a small deposit for the key). When you get back, to rest up tired feet, make yourself at home on a sofa in the common room after a day of sightseeing. Get yourself a free coffee and flick through your photos from the day or use our free Wi-Fi to update your location status.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.5

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 5.6

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    12 Mar 2020
    Perfectly adequate for my needs. As others have said the cleaner was rude but as far as cleanliness was concerned, my room at least was fine.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    In general is a good place for the value and the location is great.
    Mexico, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2020
    The cleaner entered into our room Saturday morning when we wasn’t due out till Sunday, obviously there was clothes on the floor from where we have got in and just gone straight to bed. He starred shouting and getting in peoples faces saying clean up and check out!!!! I reported this to reception and they too didn’t even know what he was doing in our room!! I don’t usually leave reviews but this warranted it. Everyone after this was worried about him pinching passports when we went out, NOT ON!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Mar 2020
    Room was clean. Hot water for shower. Room was warm. Overall a great place for the price. Location is fab aswell.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    28 Feb 2020
    On the hole had a very good time at bobs good location staff was friendly apart from the cleaner who was very rude
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    27 Feb 2020
    Place is quite dirty. toilet doesn’t really work properly
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    06 Mar 2020
    This place is awful. Here is why: - They have two separate buildings. The second one is just a dorm with no hangout space. - The buildings are about two blocks from each other. Not cool at all. - The reception is only in the first building. - If you need anything, like a towel, you must go to the first building. - The bar is super small and only located in the first building. Really inconvenient to go there if you're in the second building. - The second building is bed bug infested!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Dirty Bed bugs
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    27 Mar 2020
    the worst hostel because of the coronavirus situation nor do they take into account that not by law I cannot travel and they discounted my reservation without going through the COVID-19
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    07 Feb 2020
    Worst hostel ever. Don't go.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi