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Bob's Youth Hostel

Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

This place was great, and awesome! It was humbling and joyful as well. I always sleep with an eye mask and earplugs, especially in hostels (You should too). Which means that I slept great for whatever drunk sleeping I did. Most importantly, the staff here is awesome. They're very accommodating, and Chill. We extended on a daily basis during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

We walked into bobs without a reservation on saturday morning while everyone eating eggs on toast. And they had a room for us!!!!!! It was at another site (not the dorms above reception).... Was so clean and comfy beds. The staff were fabulous! The girl in her twenties, couldnt be nicer and the aussie guy is super friendly in an... More 

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Preston
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Group of 11 stoped at bobs for a stag do. we where housed in the second site, which would be of no use to the solo traveler but perfect for our needs. Cleaner than expected decent shower, great location, in sort bang on for stag do

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

its a cheap confortable bed in a good location, booked into a ten bed dorm but ended up in a four...RESULT,ensuite shower room, toiletroom out in the hallway

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East Coast
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

Well, what happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam... but to be more helpful, here is the rundown on Bob's: When you first arrive the city makes no sense, but after a walk around the neighborhood and a joint at the coffee shop 5 steps away - suddenly it all makes sense. You will probably be disgusted upon your arrival at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

It was my first time in the hostel. Lived together with other 13 people. Beds quite comfy and clean enough. The shower had hot water. Very hot actually and that was very good thing in the winter time. Great location.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

I strongly disagree with the negative reviews written about this place. The people that hated it are clearly too old or too prudish to be staying at Bob's. For the more relaxed traveler, Bob's is an ideal hostel. The location is great, the people at reception are generally very helpful and friendly, and the lounge is always a great place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Great hostel, the breakfast was good, location was great, rooms were okay but the beds were awesome. Only downside was the price and lack of kitchen to use - but the Hostel's and campings in Amsterdam all seem to have that in common. The cozy reception in which you could just chill and smoke in the sofas with friends, and... More 

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Dublin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

if you're going to Dam, it's not to stay in your hostel!!! Right??? so Bob's it's perfect: 5 minutes to Grand central, in the center, but still quiet street. the room it's OK, but don't expect a nice bathroom ( one shower for 16 ). the breakfast(includ) it's ok!! it's a small place but the staff is good and nice!... More 

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feltre
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

dirty rooms, no breakfast, annoying room-mates, and the unfair staff sold our beds during the second night. that's my suggestion: AVOID BOB'S YOUTH HOSTEL!!

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