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Hostel Centraal

120 reviews
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good7%
  • Average18%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible49%
2 days ago
“You get what you pay for”
Aug 10, 2017
“Terrible but what we expected and it done the job!”
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
1.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not great, not terrible, but look other places before booking this one. The manager overcharged us and thought we wouldn't notice and the room was up a tight staircase on the 4th floor and the shower was in the middle of the bathroom and it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the reviews make this hostel sound like the worst in the world but it’s far from it! The people who own the hostel and really nice and very helpful and go above and beyond. However it is a pretty basic hostel! The kitchen...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a friends stag. After reading reviews on here we expected the worst and it probably wasn't as bad as expected. Place is in a very poor state but was at least clean. We had 6 beds (3 bunks) crammed in a room...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for awakenings festival at the weekend. I arrived at the hostel to find the door locked. I then rang the bell and was shouted at by the angry looking owner. I then tried to explain i was here to check in but he...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

Very expensive for the services and room you get... Prices during week period are around 12€, they go over 50€ for weekends !!! The owner is only here to collect money, then if you need advice do not ask. sink is inside shower cabin and...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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$22 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$22 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room & Suite (18)
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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"Rooms on the first floor will reek of pot and can be loud."
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"I wouldnt recomend this place to anybody! And the terrible jasmin smell in reception!"
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"There are no good rooms at this place"
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"See if you can get a room on the lower floors, you won't regret avoiding the climb"
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