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Paris, France
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is the most horrible hostel I've ever seen. Rooms are small, no lader to go on the upper bed, you have to go up the toilet to go into the shower, staff not friendly, price too high considering the quality. Except the cat, nothing is nice there ! Run away from this place.

Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I stayed here recently on a trip to Amsterdam. I'm not used to hostels but as I was travelling alone, I did not want to fork out too much for a hotel. My expectations were quite low but I was pleasantly surprised upon staying here. The staff are friendly and when I checked in one of the reception guys (don't... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

First of all, please note, that it is excellent for this tiny price and my expectations! You should not hope for luxury, this is a real budget hostel. It is few steps from Concert Hall at Museumplien. I enjoyed the perfect location. Good spot to start a tourist day. Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum and other sights are really steps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Liked the location, only a five minute walk to the famous museumplein which is a huge attraction when visiting Amsterdam. There is a tram stop pretty much across the road from which there are two trams that take you to the centre of the city within 20 minutes. I was in a room of 12 which had triple bunks. The... More 

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Initially I was going to leave this place a scathing review - quite far (walking) from the city centre, no real nice cafes, shops or much of anything near by. Tram stops are quite close but nobody in staff inform you how to actually get a ticket, it has to be on a pre purchased card with credit. The rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here many years ago in a shared dorm room, it was quite adequate with clean sheets and hot showers, perfect for what we needed. I remember the stairs being very steep and interesting to negotiate after a night out but we managed fine and added to the experience of Amsterdam.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

In a great part of town close to trams and museums, straightforward payment method and great explanations by he reception guys of what to do and where. Very nice way to meet new people as well. If you are looking for a cheap, central and good place to stay this is the one.

4 Thank Inés Y
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Overall the hostel is bad. The staff members are extremely rude ( all of them). They do not keep bags so if your flight is in the afternoon you need to carry your luggage all day long. There is only on toilet per floor so you need to wait because there are always people queuing. The reception are has a... More 

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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Additional Information about Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam

Address: Frans van Mierisstraat 69 a, 1071 RL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Janson Hostel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Price Range: $30 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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