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Bob's Youth Hostel

Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE HERE. There were RATS in our dorm room. When we spoke to the unhelpful staff about it they tried to pass it off that everywhere is like that in Amsterdam. Its not. We left immediately and stayed somewhere much cleaner. The whole downstairs common room is thick with the smell of pot. Absolutely dreadful. Never stay here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a lot of hostels, and this was not the best. But, that being said, I am not going to knock it too much dud to the fact it's a cheap youth hostel in Amsterdam. Me and my girl friend were put in a large dorm full of guys who decided it was cool to leave their food... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed in a lot of hostels in my time, some bad and some good and this one definitely fits into the bad category. Booked a all girls room.. Got placed in a room with only one girl and 10 guys who all smelled like they hadn't showered in a week. Asked to be put in a girls room the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think people forgot that it's a Youth Hostel, not a 5 star hotel! The hostel was clean, the staff were friendly. They had lockers underneath beds (which a lot of hostel don't have, most lockers are in another room or not next to you). Free wifi and tea and coffee in the morning. I didn't have breakfast but a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the hostel is fantastic. A short walk from the train station and walking distance to most places. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly allowed to leave our bags at the hostel until check in time. We were given lots of information by the man at reception about where to go what to do in Amsterdam. When we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

After Utopia hotel this was a dream. The hostel is simple and clean. Staff is almost non existent. Location couldn't be any better (we actually didn't take even one transport in our whole stay). Go with 0 expectations and no hopes for personal space. They just painted it and are fixing little parts. It's getting better I think! The first... More 

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Lille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It wasn't "nice," but it wasn't horrible. We got off on the wrong foot when they made us wait about 30 min to check in (reason was that they were changing shifts).. after being in a bus all day.. There's no more breakfast. I think they should change their website, especially before they rack up prices for the peak season.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Boy did this place suck! But I would love to visit again. I loved it. Amazing atmosphere and people. The place looks busted but I wouldn't call ir dirty. Breakfast is a joke, hard boiled eggs, bread and a bucket of butter. But the room is cheap and thats what you pay for. This place is a blast.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This hostel is great ,the place has a great strategical place,near the middle of amsterdam (main station) ,service is great and reception is friendly as long as you meet the rules :p and its really cheap place,you can always meet friendly people in the hostel . I recommend this place.

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Indiana, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was my second time back to Bobs Youth Hostel. As a 19 year old, it was a great place to stay. Now, I am 26 and for nostalgia, I decided to return for a few nights. The rooms have been repainted and the lobby has been re-done since 2008. Yet, it still has a good backpacker vibe to it.... More 

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