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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 #140 of 171 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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Rating summary
  • 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 May 5, 2014

This place is dirty, ugly, loud and uncomfortable from a to z.
On top of all of that, they charged much more expensive due to a mistake on their website.
It's a SCAM!!!
Bad karma to these people!
seriously...
We found puke in the showers and hair everywhere
seriously...stay away from here.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed the hostel and common areas but the bedroom and bathroom are horrible. The staff is kind and will always help you. The location is excelent, near the bulldog, anne frank museum and iamsterdam letters.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice place, a lot of character right in the middle of all the action! A beautiful canal and Bourbon Street blues bar just to the left, and Leidsepleine all around. The best collection of nightlife in Amsterdam is right outside the door.

The reception room is a blast too, as a matter of fact the whole street is like an old Western set.

Access to most of the best and most famous clubs in Amsterdam: Sugar Factory, Up/Kring, Melkweig, Chicago Social, Be-At, Hard Rock, Paradiso on and on.

In the day time, Vondel Park, the Rijks Museum, and Museum Pleine (Museum Square, where most of Amsterdam's museums are situated) are all minutes away by foot.

This place cuts out most of your walking and searching, all you have to do is reach the hostel. Everybody knows where it is, as Leidsepleine is probably the most well-known and exclusive area in Amsterdam.

The rooms are cleaned well every day and stay as nice as you keep them. Staff will help you with maps and tips, and they keep fresh hot coffee ready for free, not to mention a light breakfast every morning also free.

This hostel frees you up to just do what you wanted to do when you came to Amsterdam: get around easily and have fun. As far as location, Leidsepleine is definitely da best!

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The hostel is strategically located and cheap EUR10 per night, the best selling point. It has very narrow staircase so, those with huge backpacks, beware. Very tiny toilet and bathroom for sharing (EUR10 per night, nothing to expect). The bed was rather dirty and you are expected to climb up the bunk bed without any staircase. So, when the person sleeping the lower deck ain't friendly, you may face some issue every time climbing up and down.

Breakfast that was included were bread, jam and some coffee and tea. WiFi is limited to the reception and dining area only.

If you are on tight budget, this may be a choice but other than that, research on other hostels.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hostel was very cheap, and eventually that is all we needed as a group of students. Although I think some lockers for your stuff can help alot. In the end we were there just to crash after long days of walking around in amsterdam. The location is very good, probably the best point of this hostel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I didn't look up reviews before going, and once I stepped in the stairways of the hostel, I had the illusion I was in a third world country. And I have been in much nicer and cleaner hostels in the global south than this one.
This hostel smelled really bad, very dirty, and there is only one toilet and one shower for 16 beds (for the non-ensuite rooms). It was significantly overpriced, 40 euros for one night. They only accept cash, and do not give any refund once you checked in. I honestly don't know where that money is spent to maintain the hostel, except the staff using the cash in the pubs across the street.
It is located very near pubs, so every time someone steps in or out the pubs across the street, you can hear the very loud music. I didn't get any sleep at all.
The free breakfast is only toast, jam and coffee. The staff do not care about travelers, as long as they have the money in their pockets.
I honestly have never been to a hostel so bad. Complete waste of money. Why would you pay 40 euros per night for no sleep, a dirty toilet and shower sharing with 16 beds?
I was attending a conference for this trip, and because I got no sleep, I wasn't able to attend the whole conference either. This hostel completely ruined my trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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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 #140 of 171 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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