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Bob's Youth Hostel

Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
#123 of 174 hotels in Amsterdam
245 Reviews 2.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location but very very basic and very dirty. The stairs to the rooms are like climbing ladders. Never seemed like the rooms were ever cleaned, toilet paper never replaced. The shower drain was clogged it was filthy all the water would back up around your feet. Internet was good and despite the dodgy hostel we still had a lot... More

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Norman Wells, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As previous reviewers have said, it was very reasonably priced and extremely central, a short walk from the train station. They were overbooked when we checked, in so they gave us a private room on the 5th floor in a building on the next street. However, they said they had to move some beds out of the room to accommodate... More

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luang prabang
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was basic yes, but exactly what I was looking for. It was in a great location yet not loud at night when trying to sleep. It was extremely cheap and was clean. I stayed in the all girls dorm and had no problems with boys coming in and I felt safe in there. I would recommend it to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved Bob's. I stayed with two other friends and loved meeting new people in the 16 bed dorm. Great location, a walk away from the canals and main area of the city. Cheap and simple - just what we were looking for. The staff could have been a bit friendlier but you can't have it all!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok I will start with the positives 1) it was cheap 2) it was very central! Right by the train station and all major tourist attractions were within walking distance! Now on to the negatives 1) the beds were filthy!! Loads of stains on the sheets and the beds were rock hard! 2) the staff are not very friendly and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very different hostel to places i've been before. The reception to the hostel was on one street and then where we actually stayed was on the street behind it! However the room was good and very interesting with all the walls having graffiti on them. We were on the third floor so the view from the room was nice... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the reviews of Bob's, i was anticipating an absolute dive. We were early upon arrival and the friendly staff quickly gave us a key to store our luggage in the downstairs luggage room whilst we had a trip to a coffeeshop for some breakfast. check in was fast and we were straight up to our room. The stairs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my 18 year old sister for 2 nights, welcoming and helpful staff, everything was clean considering the amount of people per room, the lock boxes under the beds were safe enough but loud to open at night when everyone's asleep so had to sleep in my day clothes, with my camera and money next to me when... More

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's be honest… some people have very high expectations when booking a budget hostel in the centre of a party town. I would suggest to ignore the reviews that scream at you to stay away. If you are very nervous, you could book yourself into a dearer hostel, however that might not necessarily be any better. Honestly - Bob's was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The location is a very big advantage. The beds and bathroom were not that tidy I would say 2 stars out of 5. No sockets to charge your phones. Except the location other things were bad. In Amsterdam who goes to sleep? Few hours of sleep is what you want. There are other better hostels near by you could try... More

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Address: Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
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