I've just got back from a 4 night stay in Amsterdam with fifteen friends from back in secondary school. Since we booked in such a large group we ended up with an entire large dormitory (room 5) to ourselves so my experience there was different from most probably different from most peoples experience.
I found this hostel to be pretty safe, to get into the hostel you need to show the person working on the front desk a pass, they'll buzz you into the hostel and they will then give you the key to the room which you hand back on the way out. In the dorms they are these metal barrels that you can rent to lock all of your stuff in so I don't see how security in the hostel is any issue unless you leave your stuff lying about.
As a rough estimate I would say about half of the people staying there are english so needless to say the staff all speak fairly decent english and you. I found everyone staying in the hostel to be really friendly and up for a bit of small talk.
There is a smoking room at the back of the bar which has a lovely view overlooking the canal. It's worth noting that after 1:00 am the smoking room closes and you are allowed to smoke in the bar, as a result when you come down on a morning the bar smells a bit like a 'coffee shop' (speaking of which there is a brilliant place called 'Hunter's' a few doors down) so if you are particularly offended by smoking I recommend you don't stay in the bar to late.
Im 100% sure that I'm going to visit Amsterdam again and this place is going to be where I stay when I visit. Cheap Beer, friendly company and comfy beds ---- CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For travellers who aren't afraid to explore Amsterdam's lively atmosphere, Meeting Point is the best place to crash. It is situated in the heart of Amsterdam...2 minutes walk from the central station...and all main atraction are in walking distance...in Our bar you will meet fellow travellers from all over the world.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Meeting Point Hotel Amsterdam