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Amsterdam Hostel

749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Formerly AAE Amsterdam San Francisco)
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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
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This has to be the worst hostel I've stayed in during my 3month trip. I was there for 5 nights. First impressions was not great, I was served quick and efficiently however I didn't feel like I was getting his full attention and when asked about tours available he wasn't that helpful. I have noticed other members have also been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed here in A private room for 8 nights, and had a great stay. The hotel is close to downtown, we walked to the harbour, fishermans warf and haight, you Can also take the metro (buy a metrocard!). The rooms Are nice, with TV, microwave and a fridge. They did not clean our room and we did not Get... More 

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Portsmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I spent my summer travelling around many cities in America and stayed in many hostels. This was not one of the better ones. It was cheap, my 2 sisters and I secured a private room with an ensuite for a couple of nights during our visit to San Francisco. The area was convenient not too far from the BART station,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hostel could do with some updating but it was good on the whole and fitted our needs; fairly central location, simple but clean dorm rooms/bathrooms, and free internet. The kitchen wasn't great and could definitely do with being modernised. Can't complain about the free pancakes every morning though!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

AAE Amsterdam is in a really central location to access all areas of San Francisco. The rooms were clean and staff were friendly, however it looks a but tired and in need of updating. The breakfast and kitchen facilities were poor. Sold as 'all you can eat pancakes', when really there is just a bag of powdered pancake mix for... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I must complain about the terrible service. The two guys at the counter were simply rude and acted as though we owed them a living. I was very disgusted by their attitude towards customers. Once, I came to the counter and suddenly the phone rang and the guy picked up the phone and talked for 5 minutes while I just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Stayed there for 4 days. Prepare for a hike up to the hostel, as the whole of San Francisco is very hilly. The staff who attended to us during check in was pretty rude but the one on night shift was really friendly. There's free map provided, cosy lounge area, free breakfast (but it's only coffee and pancakes which you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The worst hostel ever! They are making a huge effort to be the worst hostel in SF! Geez, at the first sight, they basically steal my money! Yeah, you've not read wrong, they had charged me 20 bucks more to cover the "hostelworld" tax!! they didn't say anything when you book on line, they simply will charge you when you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

The breakfast includes only pancakes and coffee. You have to make the pancakes on your own, which is very annoying, because there are only two pans that you can use and all other guests also want to have pancakes. So, you have to stand in line and wait until it is your turn and you can have pancakes. After 2... More 

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hostel is very basic, the furnishings is very old and a bit dirty.. what can i say? that the location is nice.. breakfast was basic.. but it's free! the hostel bot great, but not terrible... the staff were kindly!

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