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Bob's Youth Hostel

Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Bob's Youth Hostel
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    4 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The price is ok but the room were a bit dirty, the bathroom were covered in water and smelled strange... Location is good, the street is beautiful. Breakfast simple but ok. The staff was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would definitely stay here again, location was absolutely excellent for the price you pay, we didn't need to get any taxis or bikes as everything was walking distance but yet the hostel blocks out all the busy outside noise. When visiting this hostel you have to consider that it is a HOSTEL not a hotel so it is far from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling alone through Europe but at Bobs it was so easy to meet people and I had an awesome stay! Staff is great. It is quite crowded and thrashy but it is great for a backpacker like me. People who value their personal life should probably stay away from the dorms, but open minded and friendly people Will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very central and easily reachable from the central station. The staff was ok and the price very cheap considered that we were there in a high season period. The beds are not too bad but one toilet is NOT enough for 16 people and it was definitely too near my bed...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok - what was good? The location. It's near to the train station and other central attractions in Amsterdam. What was bad? Literally everything else. No toilet roll, dirty sheets, dirty rooms, failing wifi, not particularly cheap, quite rude staff, rubbish shower, smell of....anything. As a base for my group's adventures in the city it more than served a purpose,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 April 14, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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 April 1, 2015 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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