Stayed here as a base for a weekend bachelor party from London. Have been to Amsterdam before, this is the closest I've stayed to the 'action' whilst keeping the price low.
But be prepared - it is a cheap traveller style hostel, and with 6 of us in one room it was certainly cosy. facilities are minimal - but clean & adequate. And lets be fair, we stayed all of about 10 hours in the hostel the entire weekend.
Staff are young, friendly, and know the city - and there is a very chilled laid back lounge area downstairs - with cheap bar and smoking areas. It felt like my old student union...
The location is bang right by the station, and the more touristy bars / attractions - but trams are frequent to the more trendy areas near vondel park.
Actually I hear there is a flying pig next to the park - that may be a better location if you're less about sightseeing / tourist traps - and more about chilling in the sun, or visiting the more upscale trendy bars in Leidesplein...
Overall though cheap ( split between six) friendly and cheerful - and agood location for beginners.
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