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“Ok place, but not a real 'Hostel'” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Van Gogh
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Van de Veldestraat 5, 1071 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Vincent Van Gogh Hotel Amsterdam) (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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Ranked #132 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ok place, but not a real 'Hostel'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The hostel in itself is well located and in a quiet neighbourhood. It does not have the hostel vibe, so no common area or kitchen. The staff were only a little bit help in recommending places to eat and have a drink. The room and ensuite to my 6 bed dorm were spotless and very new. But lacked privacy and the safe deposit boxes very old. Lockers would do the trick.
The breakfast for 5 euros was delicious and has a great variety.
Good hostel but no if you want the community feel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Not the greatest hotel I have stayed... Our room was more of a old hotel room..now with three bunk beds (6 beds total) jammed into it. Wifi on the 5th floor was very good. The lift up and down was incredibly slow and we got stuck in it once, and the stair well is very steep. However the rooms are kept relatively clean, the bathroom is large and very nice. The staff at the front desk however were not incredibly friendly and didn't not seem to want to help and answer questions. The location of this is very good if you want to be around the cultural side of amsterdam but quite a way away from the red light district,( however it is accessible by the tram 2&5)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

internet in rooms poor (3rd floor), lift slow, dining area good but no cooking facilities except for a microwave, some staff friendly however when information was required Re; location for buses, tours etc it seemed like it was too much effort plus the information provided was hazy at best. dorm rooms tiny 4 cupboard spaces in a 6 room dorm. expensive vending machines. also one receptionist was very patronising. no power points outside of rooms. however location was pretty good, would only stay again if nothing else available. rat poison under beds.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Firstly, we were welcomed after a horrendous train journey by very rude staff on the desk. They had no time for customers and were very ignorant. Our room was very small and difficult to move around in with 8 other people however the bathroom was spacious and modern and a good sized shower compared to other hostels.Towels were not changed daily and the breakfast wasn't very nice, we had it once then decided to go elsewhere. The hostel had a microwave however no cooker or hob which would have been useful as Amsterdam is expensive. The hostel wasn't very secure and the staff generally gave of an awful vibe.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Nice hotel with lovely rooms and close to the city center. However the staff were fairly rude, particular the Asian man whose name I unfortunately cannot remember. Breakfast was awful, just slices of white bread with butter, although there was juice and coffee.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kerry D
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel not recommended. Bed linen and towels are not changed daily. girl at the reception not friendly. girl at breakfast is not welcoming. they send you to park your car all'olimpic stadium by tram to fifteen minutes. Normal breakfast. Normal rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Gharb, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very well kept Hostel, 10 minutes away from the center of Amsterdam. Just 2 minutes away there is the public transport (Trains) and also (for who loves culture) Van Gogh Museum. Direct public transport from the airport to Amsterdam (Very easy).

We were a group of 8 persons, all staying in one room. We were afraid that 8 persons living in one room would be uncomfortable, however that was not an issue once we arrived. The room was issued with 4 bungbeds and one bathroom. There is enough space for all the luggage and despite having only 1 bathroom we still didn't have any problems....everyone had his own time and we still had full days and nights out to enjoy. One excellent point was having 2 plugs near each bed, this gave us a boost because everyone could charge his mobile and cameras without having to ask others to remove theirs. The room and bathroom were cleaned everyday and were always tidy.

The surroundings of the hostel are wonderful, there are also brand names shops, however bars and restaurants are a bit expensive...this changes when in the center of Amsterdam which have very reasonable prices.

Places not to miss:
Heineken Experience
Amsterdam Cultural Museum
The Tulip Market
Ice bar
Madam Tussaud
Dam Square

One last important Note:
Be careful when walking through roads, Amsterdam is a flat city and the majority of the natives use bicycles instead of cars. Bicycles have their own lane just beside the street lane, but one could easily mistake it for pavement. Also when crossing the street be careful for both cars and trains.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Josephine C
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Property: Hotel Van Gogh
Address: Van de Veldestraat 5, 1071 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Vincent Van Gogh Hotel Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #132 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Van Gogh 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vibrant Ventral Location & Young Vibes , Affordable Comfort!Situated in a top spot at Amsterdam city centre, the most vibrant centre for art, fashion and culture, 3 major World Famous Museum at your doorstep: Van Gogh Museum & Rijks Museum, Stedelijk Museum. hotel is fully air-conditioned, guest kitchenette available. hotel attracts lot of young travelers who enjoy comfort and quality accomodation, yet affordable rate. ... more   less 
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