Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

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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 6.3

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 6.5

  • Atmosphere 5.9

  • Cleanliness 5.2

  • Facilities 5.5

Latest Reviews

  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Jan 2020
    This place is good location wise but you don't have a kitchen to cook. Would recommend for a short stay about 1-2 nights only.
    Nepal, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2020
    The light was off in the bathrooms during my stay. But it is good for its location
    Egypt, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 Jan 2020
    We should Stayed in a 12 people dorm, which wasn't fully booked , so it was alright, location is amazing, completely fine for a two night stay if u don't have too big expectations.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.3


    11 Jan 2020
    Fantastic loactaion in heart of Amsterdam , only drawback was waking up to find that mice had eaten through unopened chocolate bars in the room. Staff didn't seem shocked about mice , other than that would recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    31 Jan 2020
    Tolles Hostel mit entspannter Atmosphäre. Leider ist der Preis etwas hoch für ein Bett im 16er Zimmer mit nur einer Dusche und ohne Frühstück. Gute Lage und die netten Mitarbeiter machen es wieder etwas wett. Absoluter Vorteil: Man kann auch sehr kurzfristig noch buchen ("Walk in"), was es besonders interessant für spontane Reisende macht.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    16 Jan 2020
    Not clean
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    17 Jan 2020
    Not sure how this place has anything near a 6.5 rating on the website... it is quite misleading. Pictures are completely different than what it actually looks like. Bed bugs, fleas, & mice. Never stayed in a more atrocious place. Didn't want to stay past the first night, but had no other option. Bathrooms are filthy and smelly. Didn't even feel like I could let anything I own touch the floor in any area of the place. Just a bunch of people doing drugs. Terrible management. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    16 Jan 2020
    THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BE CONDEMNED! Arrived to a drug den lobby and went up my dorm where there was toilet paper in my locked chest. Management said 'it probably wasn't used' Man entered private girls dorm at 3 am-turns out it was them checking no one was there who should't but no one told us. Disturbingly disgusting facilites, asked for my money back and they said yes but 5 minutes said no. Not even that cheap, do not stay here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    07 Feb 2020
    Worst hostel ever. Don't go.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    31 Jan 2020
    I had a horrible experience at the hostel. I have stayed at almost every hostel in Amsterdam and I have my complaints about all of them, but Bob's should absolutely be condemned. There is a serious mouse problem and the lobby is the type of place where you don't want to set your bag down. Amsterdam is not generally known for its customer service, and Bob's is a prime example. Expect price gouging and inadequate facilities.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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