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
- 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)
- Check-in at 2 PM / 14:00h
- Check-out before 10:30 AM
- Free use of luggage room
- 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 6% tourist tax has to be payed upon arrival. In 2019 on we have to charge 10% tourist tax over all bookings arriving on or after January 1st 2019.
- If your booking exceeds a 850 euros we will ask you to transfer the money in advance
- 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 6.7

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 5.8

Latest Reviews

  • 8.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Overall our stay in the hostel was confortable. Staff are friendly to help anytime. Location is super good. The facilities are old. The room was not allows to open the window, can sense some bad smell from the bathroom. In my opinion, it is a bit pricy, nut was not that bad to stay for few days.
    China, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    04 Jul 2019
    Perfect location, easy to navigate to and from with public transport. However upon arrival the early morning staff was rude and the bathrooms weren’t very clean.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    03 Jul 2019
    - lockers can be opened even if there is a locker - cleanliness of facilities not that good - expect party in the rooms
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    10 Jul 2019
    I was given a bed that was already occuoied so a new one was given to me. The new one was unclean and after some hours aI came back and it still was unclean. They made me take my own "clean" sheets from some trsh bags. The next night the system booked a new guy to my bed and I had to change beda again. There was one guy in the reception that was really really cool but the rest of the people were not so nice. The rooms were very spacious but not that clean except the toilet, it was clean.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    08 Jul 2019
    The hygiene in this place was horrific, there was no atmosphere, and it was just all around a weird vibe. 14 people one toilet.... It’s called a youth hostel but it’s not. Wouldn’t recommend.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    09 Jul 2019
    I have stayed in many cheap hostels in my travels-this one rough. The room was dirty and filled with flies. The storage lockers (heavy-bulky-broken-so loud they wake everyone up)(one had a broken latch and was unusable) were filled with crumbs/dirt/sticky soda bottle/condom wrapper/used q-tips. It was very clear the room had not been cleaned other than putting fresh sheets on the bed. The shower smelled of mildew-hallways reeked of cigarettes. Nowhere to wash hands after using hallway toilet.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.3


    05 Jul 2019
    No real hostel hanging out atmosphere. Spoke with two staff members, one of which was nice but one was extremely unfriendly. Not enough toilets. Overall cleanliness not good. En-suite shower of mixed 6 person dorm dirty. Beds smelled. It was so bad that I checked out after my first night. No refund was given.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    06 Jul 2019
    The staff who greeted us were rude and made the whole atmosphere unwelcoming as we also sat down in the reception area the cushions were all dirty. In our room we weren’t able to shut the window because there was a hockey stick holding it open that couldn’t be removed which resulted in both of us waking up with numerous bug bites! The bunk beds didn’t have ladders which created a safety hazard as well as no soap to wash hands in bathroom.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    04 Jul 2019
    This was the worst hostel experience I’ve ever had. It’s extremely unsanitary. There was literally shit smeared all over when I got to my room. As in human feces. Sheet aren’t clean and they’re full of big holes. There were bed bugs and I left covered in bites and with them in my luggage now. They do not have towels for hire as advertised. Additionally, it attracts very sketchy kind of person. Multiple people brought back someone to publicly have sex with in the middle of the room. Unsafe.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.6


    04 Jul 2019
    We kept our luggage in the holding room but we came back and our backpacks had been searched through. I hired a towel and it was bath mat while my lads had body towels? I asked the staff for another one and all they had to say was, “you could go down to the next place and buy one for yourself.” Toilettes are in a smelly condition and I would definitely not stay there again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi