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“Great location and safety” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostel Centraal
Plantage Kerklaan 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #161 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great location and safety”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was travelling alone and this hostel was at a great location. The stairs were terrible, though the guy at the reception helps carrying luggage. The staff was not rude at all. There is no common place but you can still meet people in your room. There is a bike rental place right beside the hostel, which was helpful. It is pretty close to Red Light District too. I didn't really like the bathroom It was small for the 10 people room. It was also impossible to open the windows as much as you wanted.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Before the trip I thought " it's not gonna be that bad, you will only sleep there " false! It was the worst place I have ever been. After taking one bath, the room was like a pool and it was dirty. The staff was ok to us but I could see some other guys being in trouble with them. The room was so really tiny and uncomfortable. I don't recommend it to anyone.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Small, dirt, stink. Impossible to climb stairs. It has relatively low costs, we only used the room for sleeping and washing, anything else is impossibile to do in here. I dont recommend at all to pay for this.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The very first thing to notice is the rude staff, I can't even say staff since there was only one guy not sympathetic at all who never was at the reception. We waited so long to do the check out and we almost lost the train.
But the worse was the bathroom, so dirty and smelly, there was a flood each shower.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Super creepy place. I'd never feel so uncomfortable with the room as in the hostel. Room has got 2 x 3 meters square and 4 beds in it. I wouldn't mention about the fact that there was even no place to put your luggage on the floor and FORGET about space where you can put your phone, room card etc. On my upper bed I didnt have ledder so I ask how Im supposed to get in there and got answer: "I don'tt know". The stairs are also a disaster. Toilet with no sink, so if you want to wash your hands you need to do this in shower. Terrible! And the fact that I wanted to stay just for one night- and I got added extra 5 euro for I DON"T KNOW WHAT!
It's better to sleep in the luggage store in central sttaion than here!

Room Tip: I wouldnt recomend this place to anybody! And the terrible jasmin smell in reception!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It's not very close to the dam square or to the leidseplein. The signs to find it are not very visible. Beds and rooms are ok (6 beds per room, with a private toilet/shower). Lots of floors so baggage must be only backpacks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

To explain death trap, a mixture of drugs and alcohol combined with the small, uneven, circular stairwell and living on the top (4th) floor is not a good combination. Rooms are dirty, bathrooms looked like that hasn't been cleaned in a few turn over of guests and needed serious renovation. We literally stayed out of the room as much as possible.. Luckily Amsterdam is absolutely beautiful so it was easy to. Completely over priced for what it is unfortunately we booked late so had no choice but I wouldn't recommend anyone ever paying to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Ranked #161 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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