We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 171 Amsterdam accommodations

Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Leidsekruisstraat 12-14, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo to your Saves list
Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
  • Overview
  • Reviews (116)
  • Photos (28)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (8)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

116 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
See the most recent reviews
St. Petersburg, Russia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
84 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The hostel has a very good location, but average rooms. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfasts are poor, but you can have coffee or tea during the daytime for free. There is free wi-fi, but poor connection in the hall, and not enough place for many people.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Well, I'm not sure where to begin with this one. I guess I could start by saying that the location was excellent; very, very good. However, that is the only positive thing worth mentioning: The rooms (or prison cells) smelt absolutely horrible. Our room (the beds and the sink) weren't clean and the room was very small. The mattresses were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If looking for a lively location in the heart of Amsterdam then this fits the bill. The price you pay is complete squalor. Photo is misleading it is of another street. Place is ill maintained and filthy. Breakfast is bread available to toast, tub of margarine, jam & tea or coffee. Would avoid at all costs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Only positive aspect to this hostel was the location. Now for the downsides - Firstly we arrived to a very unfriendly grunt to say that we are early at to leave our bags at return at 1pm. This was ok but could of been explained better. Now, the room (prison cell) was far from comfortable - there was no space... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Hostel Orfeo offered comfortable beds (although the rooms were quite small) at a great price. The toilets and shower facilities were fine for the price. Free WiFi and breakfast was included. The hotel staff is VERY friendly and helpful. Great location, located right near a major tram stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hostel was so expensive, around 40 euros per day in a wekend. The shower and toilet are separated, shared and the size of 1 meter squared, i'm not kidding you. Besides the toilet was dirty, and smelled of piss. One day i wanted to take a shower and the lights of the shower were gone, so when i went... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hostel Orfeo is a very good located hostel with really reasonable prices (breakfast included). They sent me to another hostel (Uptown Hostel) because they were fullybooked, but it was kind of a branch of Orfeo. The rooms and the bathroom were totally clean, no extra charge for sheets and pillows. Very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended for those who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Unfortunately whilst backpacking in Europe my girlfriend and I ended up staying in Amsterdam over the weekend, which meant alot of places were full and prices doubled. So firstly i'd recommend that you avoid the weekend, even stay outside of down just for Friday and Saturday nights then come back on Sunday. The AVERAGE price for the four nights (Thursday,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lets remember that this is not a hotel and therefore as a hostel it is perfect... Within walking distance of most things and full of restaurants and bars down its street, there is not much more to ask for. This is by far the best way to spend your time in Amsterdam as you'll be out and about he majority... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We found the location to be the only positive. It's close to a tram line and restaurants surrounding the area. As for the hostel.. We stayed here for 3 nights and I only showered once as the shared toilet and shower were dirty. Our twin room fitted a bunk bed, a sink and room for 1 bag. It was the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo

Address: Leidsekruisstraat 12-14, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo 1*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Tingo, HostelBookers, BookingOdigeoWL, Hotels.com, HostelWorld and Venere so you can book your Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo Hotel Amsterdam

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (15)
Room/suite (6)
Bathroom (2)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
Room/suite (6)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Dining (2)
Other (4)


Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you looking for suitable budget accommodation? Then Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo is the right place for you. Your stay in Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo will surely be something to remember. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer