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Heart of Amsterdam

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #89 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy tourist hostel in ideal location close to central station, dam square and red light district. Rooms are tidy and nicely themed. Downfall is minimal information is provided at time of check in. Would have liked a friendly introduction with information such as where the breakfast area is, WiFi details and how to access the lockers in rooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in here in July, four guys, in room 2. At first glance, the location is amazing, although we didn't "use" the red light district, we were in the heart of the street. It's close to Dam Square which has multiple tram services for easy travel of the city. It is also a 10-15 minute walk from the train... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here two nights with two friends, rooms slept 8 people, beds were comfy and rooms were clean didn't have any problems here and for the money you cannot complain at all. The hostel is right on the red light district so I would not recommend for family with young children. But if you are only going to smoke or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price no one can complain this has been the best vacation I ever took and I think the hostel had a little do with it. People who suggested great places to attend besides the tourist attraction. Yes this place isn't luxury but for 8 or 9 10 or so Euros how can you complain if your on vacation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

No secure area for bag storage before the check in time of 14:30. After visiting a few too many coffee shops I headed back to check in, after handing the check in staff member money he attempted to take advantage of my intoxicated state and short change me by 20 euros. After I asked him for the full change he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

These people are crooks. They refuse to refund cancelation made 48 hours and more in advance. I had to pay them a full room rate for a room I never stayed in and I sent them 72 hours notice. These people are bad, and deserve bad karma.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The location was great, breakfast was amazing. very safe place and nice place to meet good friends. Staff were great and was very helpful on anything that we could need. Beds were not really good, but they were ok to sleep after a long night walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

stayed here a while ago and this place is not the quietest but that's what you expect staying here. great view of everything close and easy to get around. beds and bathroom were good and staircase up to the room was narrow and steep. I recommend to any one travelling. just expect some of the local smells to seep in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great location, metal bunk beds but we slept allright, service is hit or miss. From the photos there seems to be a movie theme going on, but this is hardly noticeable in the rooms. Went here for a bachelor night out and the hostel served its purpose: cheap stay for our group in an excellent location for our type of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As you can read from many other reviews, this is really located in the center of the red light district. Location of good- 8 mins walk to central station and easily accessible to many cafes, restaurants and "coffee shops". Booked ourselves at the 8 men mixed dorm. The room and bed is generally clean. Towel is provided and there is... More 

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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