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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 May 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Service was rubbish no one there at the counter sometimes, from what it's advertised it is nothing like it, it's all metal bunkbeds, cold rooms, no themed rooms just a poster on each door of a movie, but location was centre of red light district and was ok

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Located in the center of the prostitution area. The Hotel smells weed (canabis) right when you enter. Bathroom smells urine and the bedroom window, with direct access from the street, cannot be closed : --> Frozen night, --> exposure on the street just as the hores next door, --> direct access into the bedroom from the street --> Canabis' smoke... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Didn't find out until we got there that this hostel is situated right in the middle of the red light district, which is something they didn't really mention at all on their hostel desciption page. Other than that it was fine. Bed was clean, there's electric outlets at every bed and a towel included. The bathroom in the room we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

stayed for 2 night...near to central station...check in was a breeze..booked 2 beds in 12 beds dorm..it was clean and comfortable..ensuite bathroom so you dont have to go out frm the dorm for shower or toilet...personal locker & lamp & plug point at each bed is a plus point...oh yeah free WIFI..bath towel r provided..i dint try the breakfast.. erm... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was a hilarious trip. I was in the Lord of the Rings themed room and literally had a massive painted mural of Gollum above my bed. Location was great for nightlife, staff were so helpful, and price was good. It is the perfect place to come back and crash after a big night out in Amsterdam.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Friendly staff ideal location for red light district budget friendly clean and themed rooms steep stairs but that is the norm in this city individual lockers, lights and power sockets free body wash free wifi . will book again

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed here over Kings Day weekend so naturally it was really busy. The hostel was clean, in a really good location (Red Light District) which we found great for exploring and walking around and easy to get to other parts of the city from. The staff were friendly and helpful and the 3 euro brekky was great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I actually thought the hostel was good and very good location.. Until i got on to review it and saw that someone else who rated this had the same rash my sister got.. We thought she got it from something she ate, but the night after we slept there she got the bites. This other girl posted pictures of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent stay here with 5 friends all in one rom. Room was very clean and modern, including bathroom. Room exceeded expectations. Only negative would be the condition of the corridors, but this didn't affect the stay at all. Perfect location right in the middle of party town

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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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