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“Great hostel but avoid room 15” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostelle
Frankemaheerd 2, 1102 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #52 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
1 review
“Great hostel but avoid room 15”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Hostelle was very close to the arena which was the reason for our visit and was easy to get to once you'd found it the first time. It was ok for what you paid, I stayed with 4 friends and we were allocated room 15 which was next to the common area. The room was tiny, there were 2 bunks side by side length ways and then approximately slightly less than a meter between the bed and the wall. The room had one window which did not open and only 2 plug sockets which was a problem when we wanted to charge our phones. The room was very dark. The bathrooms were spacious and the showers were great,however I must add that somebody had shaved (god knows what) in one of the sinks and the large amount of lengthy stubble remained in that sink the whole weekend. I didn't have breakfast as I didn't feel it was value for money, but that's my choice. The free wifi was great. The staff were very helpful. On our checkout day we felt rushed to get out of the room as the cleaners kept trying to come in from 10am. I saw a couple of other rooms which looked spacious and had windows that opened. Overall I would stay again, but definitely not in room 15. I feel that this review is fair and honest.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Hostelle, General Manager at Hostelle, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear guest,

We are installing a extra window in room 15 for further convenience. It has been an unusual summer in Amsterdam so therefore we came to the conclusion that this is necessary. Thanks for your helpful review!

Best regards,

Hostelle Staff
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Despite it is located not in the heart of amsterdam, i find hostelle location is nice, quite and easy to reach by metro. My room is small with 4 bunk bed, bath room is outside the room and clean. I had only an issue with the bunk bed which create a sound every time i move or climb to the top bed.

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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We found a bit difficult to find the place, but there was some signs lead us to Hostelle and after we tried other way, it is easy from Bijlmer Arena. We arrived at 7.30 morning, but the room was not ready yet, it's normal and ok for us. And we can took a bath which relieving for us.
The place is nice, decoration is good and unique, staff is very kind especially curly girl who reminds me of Alicia Keys..:))
Bathrooms also clean, kitchen is clean and complete with plates-glasses even refrigerator for our foods. Overall the hostelle is great. I enjoy it. Until on my last night at Amsterdam, I found a mouse, small one, in my room.
I reported it, and the staff so surprised by my story. I thinks it is because a hole somewhere inthe room and our roomates put a lot of foods inside in open condition. I guess the hostel has to fix something and put some rules for that.
Hope the others will never meet the mouse again.. enjoy...

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The hostel is quite far from the attractions although the public transportation system is close by and the staff is helpful in providing directions. The hostel was nearly empty when I was there so I had a room to myself for one night and it was quite lonely & quiet. However, the next night more people came. There's no real restaurants in the area, only quick serve restaurants in the shopping area nearby which closes quite early so make sure you eat in the city centre before you go back to the hostel. I found the hostel itself to be safe seeing as there is security downstairs, but the surrounding area did not seem as safe. The rooms were clean and the decor was really cool. It was nice to have a kitchen to use as well. Overall, it was a good stay but not very lively.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

The location is great, a very short walk from the metro which also takes you past cafes and supermarkets. The rooms are clean and cosy, lockers (with padlocks) are provided and there are a few shelves by the bed for each person in the dorm. The cute decor even extends to the bathrooms and showers. Reception staff were very friendly and have me a full tour on arrival which always makes you feel welcome. There is a small kitchen a loads of seating (including pleanty of tables) where you can eat/ relax. The only thing I would say is that 5EUR for a towel in too much and I didn't want to buy one and then have to carry it round or throw it (all my other hostels provided them free of charge or you could rent them for a small fee). If you need a towel go to 'Zeemans' (on the way to the hostel) and buy one for 2.50EUR!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The hostel as you walk in is beautiful and presented lovely which every girl would love!
Each bedroom, bathroom has its own little theme which is quite cute and homely. The service was good but not too personable which was a shame.
The design if the showers were not thought out well, only few drains in the actual showers which meant you would have to trek through wet floors to shower, brush your teeth, do your make up.
Having a kitchen is always a bonus in a hostel but this one is tiny and there was never any room in the fridge for new comers and the bins were always over flowing with rubbish.
Overall this hostel has ALoT of potential to be amazing! The decor is unique and beautiful, the rooms are pretty reasonable size.. There just needs to be a lot of work to improve the little things! Including hard squeaky beds!
:)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Stayed in a 6 bed dorm for 3 nights in May 2013
-Incredibly Cheap
-Room was modern, clean, tidy and the bed very comfortable
-Shower room and toilets clean, tidy and well presented
-Directions on the website and all information clear and helpful
-Free Wifi and padlock for underbed locker
-5 minutes walk from Amsterdam ArenA and Bijlmer Metro
-Only downside was that the other guests in my room were like extras from One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest or Girl,Interupted :/

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostelle

Address: Frankemaheerd 2, 1102 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostelle, the first all-female hostel in Amsterdam, is a unique, beautifully decorated and affordable hostel in Amsterdam. The hostel is only accessible for women and has everything a girl or woman needs. Hostelle is easily accessible by public transportation and close to musical venues like the Heineken Music Hall and the Ziggo Dome. ... more   less 
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