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“cant complain!” 4 of 5 stars
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Heart of Amsterdam
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District (De Wallen))   |  
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Ranked #89 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
2 reviews
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“cant complain!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

stayed her with 7 friends so 8 of us in the 8 bed dorm... good size, didnt feel cramped! the lights are strange and it is a little dark so 8 girls trying to do make up was funny! had batgroom in room which had a better shower than most of our homes however 1 shower and toliet for all 8 people is a pain when getting ready to go out... fine for us but could imagine it being frustrating if your in the room with 7 strangers! yes it is noisy but its in the middle.of red light district so you have to accept this! breakfast is normal european style so toast, cold meats, egg, cereal tea and coffee! overall a good stay with friendly staff!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Spent 3 nights in a shared accommodation of 8, rooms were spartan and a bit dingy but clean and comfy beds. Staff were helpful and informative and top location.
Good for the budget traveler, but if money can be burned i'd look else where.
Points for a clockwork orange painted on my accommodation door though.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Absolutely crap rat poison under my bed
Bathrooms a mess paper thin walls untidy linen
Terrible house brekky.

Stay as a whole was appalling.

Better off sleepimg with one of the red light district women

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice little hostel. Clean and good service. Only issue was we went during summer, the room is painted black and I slept terribly. No air conditioning cant remember any fans, it didn't work if there were. Great location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Davids, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had a private room with en suite, room number 1. Only steps we encountered were the ones entering the hostel. It was everything we needed for a 3 day stay. Clean and fully functioning with TV and shower. Little noisy at night with other hostellers but that's what you expect when on holiday in Amsterdam! Reception staff very helpful with regard to local attractions and taxis after getting ripped off at the airport on the way to the hostel we decided to trust them organising us a taxi on the way back, which they did for half the price (with a very professional gentleman taxi driver). We had a locker I'm the room for our more valuable goods which we had our own key for, making it feel a little more secure. As previous reviews mention it is a hostel and it is in red light, but that's what we wanted and loved every second we spent there.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I recently staying in this hostel for a mid-week stay from a Monday to a Thursday. I have to say I wasn't really expecting much considering how much we had paid and the location, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The hostel is located basically very near the centre of the red light district, which worried us a little at the beginning considering we were all female but the area around the hostel was safe, clean and very well lit. The hostel itself looks a bit dingy from the outside but inside it is spotless with an airy and clean lobby and small seating area. Downstairs is a small breakfast room, we didn't avail of the breakfast so I can't comment on that.

Our room was the clockwork orange room and I loved it. The only downside to it was that it was very poorly lit. I think this may have been to enhance its atmosphere but to be honest it could have done with brighter lighting as it was difficult to see at night. The lockers provided were excellent, safe and you get your deposit back if you return the key. Towels and toiletries are provided daily. And the bathroom is spotless.

Would definitely recommend as a play to stay, male or female. It's not too expensive and it's very central. Dam Square isn't even a five minute walk away. Pub crawls and walking tours start from here. It's location on a canal means that canal tours are also accessible.

They also have free wifi.

Overall I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5. My only issue was the lighting.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Heart of Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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