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“You could not pay me to stay here again.” 1 of 5 stars
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Hostel Slotania
Slotermeerlaan 131, 1063 JN Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #124 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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4 hotel reviews
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“You could not pay me to stay here again.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Depressing building. Dingy feeling. Rude staff. I was planing on staying here on my way back through to go home. After my Original stay. I will never be back. The website that I booked listed "Free Breakfast" The evening I arrived the female receptionist confirmed it was complimentary. The next morning The kitchen attendant said it was not, and directed me to the man working reception. He was EXTREMELY RUDE, even after I showed him my Itinerary on my smartphone that said free breakfast. Saying hatefully that "I am right and your wrong." I've traveled to 6 continents and Dozens of countries, never encountered a hostel/hotel like this. I would recommend you stay elsewhere. There are plenty of hotels and hostels in Amsterdam.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Some people in the past have complained about this hostel, but I am full of nothing but praise for them. The staff were friendly and helpful, and even remembered your name. The room was clean and well presented, complete with enquire, TV, towels, soap, showered and electronic safe. They made the bed up everyday and changed the towels every day. Others have complained in the past about smokers using fire exits as smoking areas. Now they can not as doors are alarmed and covered by cctv. Was very quite. Great transport links, one of Amsterdam last remaining windmills is situated just 5 mins walk away. Breakfast was great value for money. In short nothing but praise, thank you for a lovely stay recommend you to anyone and would use again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

First impression was of a hotel-turned-hostel. Man at desk ignored us until another lady finally acknowledged us at check in. Rooms were tiny for 6 people (though bathroom was a bit more of a luxury). The room stunk of weed even though there were signs around the hotel saying €200 fine for smoking.
Had one guy somehow overstay and had another guest arrive (at 2:40am also) and therefore didn't have a bed. The staff came up to vacate the bed by turning the lights on and gruffly doing a head count. Very frustrating.
Very impersonal and uncomfortable.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It's very clean and nice, for the money we paid it was very good. The bathrooms are big and new, the beds are neat. You can reach the center in 20 minutes by tram or bus. In comparison to the other hostels and the prices it's definitely worth it.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited as part of a group of ten friends. We had a shared room for 8 with private bathroom and a private double room. Staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. Rooms were clean and each one had a safe to store valuables. Bathrooms were spacious and clean. Bunk beds were uncomfortable and creaky but that is to be expected. The double room was excellent for the price, more like a hotel than a hostel. The only downside is the location - the centre of Amsterdam is a 15 minute tram journey away, but the tram stop is directly outside the hotel. Aldi is directly opposite, so good for buying snacks/drinks. Would consider staying here again but would probably choose to opt for somewhere more central.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Negatives
- extremely rude and unhelpful staff
- bad communication via email
- prices changed at arrival
- bathroom smelt like wet cigarettes
- boiling rooms as windows could only jar
- breakfast was not included although we were told it would be
- private room was then changed to an open room because our booking was given away!

Positives
- next to plenty of buses and trams

Tip
- be aware you must pay city tax on top of hotel/hostel prices in Amsterdam

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Passports and all valuables stolen, offender obtained key from reception without any ID check. Walked out the main door with all our stuff including a safe. staff service before and after the event was disgraceful, they were unwilling to help and seemed as though they may have been involved in the incident. CCTV footage was obtained from numerous positions but they were unwilling to show us any footage. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone, chances are you will regret staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Slotermeerlaan 131, 1063 JN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #124 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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