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“Well located but completely squalid” 1 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Leidsekruisstraat 12-14, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #149 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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“Well located but completely squalid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

If looking for a lively location in the heart of Amsterdam then this fits the bill. The price you pay is complete squalor. Photo is misleading it is of another street. Place is ill maintained and filthy. Breakfast is bread available to toast, tub of margarine, jam & tea or coffee. Would avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Only positive aspect to this hostel was the location.

Now for the downsides - Firstly we arrived to a very unfriendly grunt to say that we are early at to leave our bags at return at 1pm. This was ok but could of been explained better. Now, the room (prison cell) was far from comfortable - there was no space and if you have big bags you cannot move at all!

Shared toilet and shower - toilet was grim, very dirty and not very nice - refused to shower due to cleanliness.

Breakfast - if you count bread, hardly any butter and half a tub of jam next to a toaster, you will enjoy breakfast - otherwise, don't expect anything decent when your told 'breakfast is included'

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Hostel Orfeo offered comfortable beds (although the rooms were quite small) at a great price. The toilets and shower facilities were fine for the price. Free WiFi and breakfast was included. The hotel staff is VERY friendly and helpful. Great location, located right near a major tram stop.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street side are quieter because there is a bar next door to the hostel.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hostel was so expensive, around 40 euros per day in a wekend. The shower and toilet are separated, shared and the size of 1 meter squared, i'm not kidding you. Besides the toilet was dirty, and smelled of piss. One day i wanted to take a shower and the lights of the shower were gone, so when i went to complain they told me to use the shower from the upper floor, unvelievable. There is no kitchen and the breakfast is nasty

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hostel Orfeo is a very good located hostel with really reasonable prices (breakfast included). They sent me to another hostel (Uptown Hostel) because they were fullybooked, but it was kind of a branch of Orfeo. The rooms and the bathroom were totally clean, no extra charge for sheets and pillows. Very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended for those who are looking for a cheap and nice hostel in the heart of Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Unfortunately whilst backpacking in Europe my girlfriend and I ended up staying in Amsterdam over the weekend, which meant alot of places were full and prices doubled. So firstly i'd recommend that you avoid the weekend, even stay outside of down just for Friday and Saturday nights then come back on Sunday.

The AVERAGE price for the four nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) each for a four person dorm was €41.43, this was by far the most expensive place we stayed at in Europe.

Good: Staff, location, people I met - we had great room mates, free computers, wifi in room.

Bad: Price, the bed was really bad, it's a thin mattress and you can feel the two metal bars that support it, i'm 100kgs so i really felt it. Only one powerpoint in the room and it was underneath the light switch (1m above ground, awkward). Only one toilet and one bathroom per level shared between 4 rooms, so at least 16 people. Admittedly it wasn't too bad, we did have to wait for showers but i'd had worse.

I understand that even at this price it was still cheaper than alot of other places but in terms of valur for money, definitely not, i don't care if it's what you do on the weekends, it's not worth that price, €20/night yes.
Need new beds and/or thicker mattresses.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lets remember that this is not a hotel and therefore as a hostel it is perfect... Within walking distance of most things and full of restaurants and bars down its street, there is not much more to ask for. This is by far the best way to spend your time in Amsterdam as you'll be out and about he majority of the time. Well recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Leidsekruisstraat 12-14, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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