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Cocomama
Westeinde 18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Phenomenal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great location (just at the perfect distance to the tumult of the center of the city, but still not too far away, just enough to be away from all the noise), cosy atmosphere, very friendly staff. Great for solo travellers! This was my first time travelling by myself and the idea of it was very formidable-all my worries were gone when I arrived at the hostel; it really is a place that makes one feel at home. Furthermore, there's a very cute cat in the house that just adds to the homely feel.

Definitely recommended, definitely a place I would stay again the next time I'm in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Alright - I'm a newbie backpacker and I was absolutely frightened at the thought of travelling across Europe on my own as an Asian woman, first time in Europe. You would think that Asia is a lot less safe but that's another story altogether.

Amsterdam was my landing point from Singapore arriving at an ungodly hour of 7am. Goodness knows I was incredibly relieved to have picked Cocomama! The girls who ran the place were incredibly warm and friendly. They made me feel at home and were so helpful. The kitchen was really fully furnished and was a great hangout place. Everyday I'd shop at the Albertcuypmarkt and look forward to actually cooking my dinner since there's always someone so interesting to talk to.

The rooms were clean and cosy - nothing special really. You're there for the community and it's a brilliant place for lone travellers - especially women so I highly recommend it. The place is situated very close to Rijksmuseum and Heineken beer museum. Would highly recommend to also walk around Pijp - a lovely neighbourhood just nearby and you'll be able to get your groceries too Albertcuyp Markt and the AlbertHeijn nearby. It's only about 15 minutes walk from Rembrandtplein and getting to damrak is literally 15 minutes by tram. Best decision ever since it was just far enough for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Multiple award winning !! they know exactly what travelers are looking for. Feel right at home in this beautiful & historical townhouse. Relax around the lounge & garden, prepare your own meal.. new fully equipped kitchen w/ free pasta, meet fellows during one of the
hostel-organised activities. You can have a spin on one of the hostel bikes.. ease into it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Easily the best hostel you could ask for. Super helpful and friendly staff. Stayed in a mixed 4 bed dorn (called cheese, rooms have names not numbers) with an ensuite. Bed was incredibly comfortable, and large. Each bed had its own reading light which was very convenient. Lockers were a bit small but there was enough space in the room and shower temperature control wasn't too sensitive so it remained hot but the cold weather neglected this as a problem. There is also an adorable but cheeky in house cat who can try to steal food off your plate but this just adds to the homely feel of the hostel. Kitchen and dining area is nicely decorated and very cosy. Bike hire at 5 euro a day is great and the staff cooked meals are a bargain. As is the free pasta and rice. Couldn't praise this place highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This hostel was so nice it felt more like a social hotel than a hostel!! The room I stayed in (I think it was big brothel?) was very clean and had big lockers for storage, which was good because the door to the room didn't lock by itself (this is my ONLY complaint about the whole hostel). Bathroom was also very clean and the shower was huge! Staff is all incredibly friendly (shoutout to Solveiga, Elina, and Moo!) and the kitchen/common room was so cozy and friendly. Weather wasn't great so I didn't get to spend any time in the backyard, but it looks like it would be a great place to hang out on nice days. Joop the cat is also a nice touch! Next time I am in Amsterdam I'll definitely be back at cocomama!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A great surprise to find in Amsterdam , the place is clean , cozy, very friendly with a great option to cook by yourself , they have once a week an evening surprise(dinner,film,etc) at the living room
The bedrooms are ok with warm beds . Is great for all kind of travelers and in a quiet neighborhood but close to everything . They rent bikes for !half the price!!!
Thanks guys for a really nice stay

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed for 7 nights including New Years. At other hostels we found it hard to meet people due to a number of reasons. We met really great people here, including some of the staff. This ensured that we had a wonderful New Years surrounded by new friends.

We had a double room which really felt like home for the week. The staff were knowledgeable and really went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. There were organised activities most nights (pasta night, cocktail nights etc) that made it easier to meet people.

Loved everything about our stay here (particularly Joop the Cocomama cat). Thanks for a fantastic New Years - will definitely come back to visit.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Westeinde 18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #11 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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