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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Zandpad 5, 1054 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was in Amsterdam with a friend back in February, and we decided to book a room (we were two people in a four person all-female room) at the Stayokay Vondelpark after reading the positive reviews on Hostelworld. I was quite impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities, and the front desk staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I have already recommended this place to several friends travelling to Amsterdam. The location is excellent (right in Vondel Park!) and just minutes away from the Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum, the iconic I Amsterdam sign, shops, restaurants, basically anything you could need! During the weekend, we both felt very safe. We forgot that breakfast was included, so that was a nice surprise during our stay. Definitely worth the price; great value here!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for your amazing review and ratings. We are very happy to hear that you loved your stay with us during your time in Amsterdam. Thanks for recommending us and we hope to see you again some time soon! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

2nd year with a party of 18 year olds. Excellent again. Multi lingual desk with very helpful people. Great food great bar great atmosphere. Really close to Van Gogh museum and rijksmuseum and a 20 min walk to dam square. If in coach drop off at the end of small road as coach won't go down. An excellent hotel and will be back next year. Superb

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for your review and ratings. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us once again. See you next year! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

it is a very good located, clean and popular hostel. rooms were tidy and clean. the breakfast was okay. the city center is just a few minutes walking distance from the hostel. I liked this place and enjoyed my time in here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thanks for your review and ratings. We are glad to hear you had such a good time with us! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Florence, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Prime location to most places you want to visit within Amsterdam. Walkable to Van Gough museum, heineken experience, and the Rijksmuseum. Also across the street is leidseplein square which has a ton of bars and nightlife going on. There is also a casino nearby. Can't stress the location enough.

The hostel itself was good or average. Clean enough, wifi only in the lobby which is a bummer. Multiple card swipes to get to your room is annoying but makes sure your safe at least. The front desk is nice and extremely helpful with everything from directions to tours of the city. Bring your own lock because you'll have to buy one there, and they also don't rent towels only sell them. If your a student on a budget and need a place, this is a very solid option. Lots of students and young people were staying when I visited and its a younger crowd.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thanks for your great review and ratings. We are glad to hear you liked the hostel and the services we offer. We really appreciate your kind words. Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Rabat, Morocco
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a nice hostel with a great location, especially if you're trying to save money on public transportation or only have a short time in Amsterdam. It's a really short walk from Museumplein (which includes the Rijks Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum) and is also a short walk from Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein (great places to go out), the flower market, and several great places to shop. It has a card swipe system and while the cupboard in your room doesn't come with a lock, you can bring your own or rent a safe downstairs for a semi-reasonable price. The beds have individual lights and the room, sheets, etc. were all very clean, although the overall atmosphere of the hostel almost seemed a little too clean and standardised. The bar had good beer and was busy on Friday night, but it's still much better to out to a real bar. Wi-fi was only available in the lobby, which was kind of a bummer, but the breakfast was great. Bring your own soap/hand sanitiser because they don't have it in the bathrooms adjoining the rooms.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for you great review and ratings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed staying with us. Come back soon! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed 3 nights, 3 people in a 4 person ensuite
Pros
Room is spacious; shower & toilet are separate
Wide selection of cheese, cold meat, fruits etc. for breakfast
Staff were very friendly & helpful (I had an online interview one night and they offered me a quiet space to have the interview, plus internet was smooth!). Also allowed us to leave our larger luggage for 2 nights when we went to Belgium.
Good location -if you like walking, locations are within easy walking distances (especially since Holland's so flat).

Cons
Internet only available in public areas, not in rooms (but the public areas were nice and comfy)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your great review and ratings. We are glad to hear that you liked your stay with us, and we hope you got the job! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here with a friend at the end of January in a 4 bed mixed dorm. Reception staff were friendly enough. The room was actually slightly bigger than I thought it would be, judging by the pictures and the shower/toilet/sink were all very clean. Not having wifi in the room was a litlle annoying but didn't really matter. Tried the breakfast once, wasn't great to be honest.

Didn't really spend much time in the hostel but it was a nice place to be based. It was handy how the free walking tour started from the reception.

Would definitely stay here again if returning to Amsterdam however I would probably get a private room as sharing with two random people was a very slight inconveniencenat times.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your review and ratings. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. And of course we would like to welcome you back soon too! Frank, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark 2*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our unique location offers everything for a perfect stay in Amsterdam. We are situated in the beautiful Vondelpark near the Leidseplein entertainment area. The three major and best known museums in Amsterdam (the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum & Stedelijk Museum) are within 5 minutes walking distance. We offer plenty of activities for exploring the city. A free daily walking tour which is great to meet others travelers and to get inside information about Amsterdam. Or rent a Stayokay City bike and discover Amsterdam by yourself. The famous Canal Belt is best to be explored during a canal cruise. Enjoy great food & drinks offers in our bar dur one of the themed bar nights. We look forward to seeing you soon; Welcome in Amsterdam! ... more   less 
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