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“No value for money” 2 of 5 stars
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Leidseplein Hostel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 79, 1017 PW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #332 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
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“No value for money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a great location this place is great, however everything else is pretty awful. Very loud at all hours of the day/ night. We had a rat in our room, even though our food was sealed and room was tidy. Reception didn't even apologise, they just said "they are part of life in Amsterdam". The owner also took a €300 deposit from our credit card without warning. Kitchen facilities are a fridge, electric kettle and microwave. The bathroom is also filthy and has soap scum on everything. It's an ok hostel, but for €43 a night I expected a bit better quality and customer service.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were staying her on a friday and saturday night for a stag weekend in amsterdam.
There was a bit of a mix up with the rooms as another stag party was staying the same weekend.
We think it was a mix up with the booking process but we all got a bed anyway.
Rooms were clean on arrival.
Staff were all very friendly.
Showers and toilets were clean.
Bo bar in the hostel but a decent sports bar across the road that does all you can eat ribs. They were pretty terrible but lined the stomach.
We were over for Kings day and there was a street party outside which made the stay more enjoyable.
No real bad points. Decor might need upgrading but it is an old building near the center of Amsterdam so you do get what you pay for as it was very cheap.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 6 bed dorm on the top floor and was good. it was facing the back so was quieter. the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Do not stay here. They were clearly not ready for our arrival, since the beds were dirty and sheets were smelly like urine. Black gunk in the shower as well. The desk staff were not very friendly either. I didn't get a good vibe from this place.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

i actually live in amsterdam and i stayed at hostel leidseplein for a week while i was "between" houses. I have to say that the service there was above my expectations. For that money i wasnt expacting much, but I got alot. The rooms are super clean, as is the entire hostel, i think it was freshly renovated. at the reception they have this giant lobby with desks where i could work from. the breakfast is basic, only pindakas and strawberry jam with bread, but its free, just like coffee and tee. the staff is super welcoming and friendly, had lots of fun with them.
to sum it all up, this hostel is perfect for my needs.

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

I liked it very much, the breakfast was not that overwhelming - but you were free to bring your own stuff and store it in the refridgerator.
I slept there 5 nights in a 10 bed dorm - the people were nice and so was the staff.
On some nights you could hear the bass from the clubs around - but it was not too disturbing.
I loved that I could walk almost to everything from that place and just enjoy my stay in Amsterdam

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had a great stay in Amsterdam and this hostel was perfect for my needs. Somewhere convenient to put my head down. The location was superb and there were no issues during my stay. Bed was in a dorm and the only downside with that was that there were building works across the street that woke me-but that's not the hostels fault

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Checked in with a group of friends and it was the most horrible stay ever. Prior to that i checked tripadvisor on this hostel but i thought as students on budget we would be okay with everything BUT it was the worst mistake ever staying here. I would list every single detail of the hostel so that others can be wary of what you can expect. When you arrive, you will first realize that the steps are so steep and narrow and carrying a big heavy luggage is gonna be a problem, especially for the ladies. The reception is at the first floor and the manager was barely friendly. Explained the rules and one stupid rule was you cannot eat or drink in your room. They will give you your key only after you pay a 10 euro deposit for each key. Struggled through the stairs with our luggage all the way to the third floor and went in our rooms. This is where we realized that our stay was gonna get from bad to worse. They do not clean the sheets after the last group checks out and i assume they only clean the room once a week. It meant that we were to sleep on dirty, smelly sheets and pillow cases left from the group before. Btw, the pillows and mattress aren't fit for maximum security prison. Backache after a day sleeping on them. Some of my friends suspect there were bed bugs on their beds. Moving on the horrible toilet. There's pubic hair all over the toilet obviously from the group before. Toilet paper was always wet and dampy as toilet has no ventilation at all. The showers were extremely bad as sudden burst of hot water will give you first degree burns (I SWEAR IT DOES) especially if you're drunk or under any influence and it takes a few seconds longer to realize it. The shower area has drainage but other parts do not so the entire stay, 2/3 our toilet was flooded with 3cm high of water at any time of the day, even when we first arrived. It's just disgusting. They do not provide any soap, towels or whatsoever so you gotta buy your own. Being on Leidseplein, it will be extremely noisy with all the bars and entertainment shops so you will not get any quiet time to sleep. The music is so loud you can literally hear the lyrics and feel the beat to it when you close your eyes. It gets worse on fridays and the weekends. The entire stay, the hostel had a weird, strange dampy smell. Each time you want to enter the hostel you gotta ring the bell and the manager will take his own sweet time to open it. The included breakfast was crap as they only served coffee, tea, bread and some chocolate spread everyday. Wifi was terrible as you could not get connection in the rooms, you can only eat in the common area which consisted of three tables and some chairs.
The manager comes in the room without knocking at 7am in the morning, on and off the lights and leave without saying anything and thinks it is normal.
I confirmed my doubts on them not cleaning the rooms when my friends left for an earlier flight and as i was leaving the room a few hours later, voila a group checked into our dirty room with our dirty sheets and all.
For close to 600 euros for 4 nights it was not worth the price at all. The place is completely revolting and i would NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE to stay here, even if you're forced to. Book somewhere else! Hope it helps.
Cheers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 79, 1017 PW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #332 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Leidseplein Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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