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Cocomama
Ranked #27 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Cocomama's is”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Cocomama's really does live up to the fantastic reviews that people have given. It has a brilliant vibe due to its friendly staff and feels 'boutique' because of the décor and fact that it used to be a famous brothel!

The free pasta and rice comes in handy if you are on a tight budget and it takes less than 5 minutes to walk to Rembrandt square (where the party is at), the Rijksmuseum and around 15 to get into the city centre. The beds are also super comfy and we were in a shared dorm with the appropriate 'red light theme'.

This hostel is perfect if you want to avoid the 'lads on tour' scene but still have a brilliant time in Amsterdam.

Thank you Cocomama's!

This hostel is perfect if

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ciampino, Italy
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Cocomama is close to all facilities, rooms are nice and clean and the staff is great, very friendly and helpful! As soon as we arrived they provided us with all the information to get the best from our time in Amsterdam. The common area offers a fully equiped kitchen, a TV corner, a little library, board games, DVDs and a relaxing, informal atmosphere. Absolutely a nice staying!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My friend and I backpacked around Europe for 2 months and we stayed at MANY HOSTELS.

Cocomama was easily one of our favorites and most memorable.

They had such a friendly staff, everything was very clean, the kitchen area was amazing, it was cozy, the location was great, and they had an awesome area to sit outside. The outside area was a perfect spot to meet people and they had a hookah to smoke. They were located right next to an awesome street fair where we purchased fresh dinner materials to cook with everyone who was staying there.

It was so much fun!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This may be slightly more expensive than other hostels, but it's worth it! The staff are lovely: friendly, welcoming, helpful, relaxed. The hostel is spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are quirky and have individual character - I stayed in one of the brothel rooms, which had retro pictures of naked ladies on the wall, but I saw other rooms with different themes. There was massive attention to detail - the choice of books on the bookshelf was great; the tiles in the toilet by reception were really funky; there was even a NES. There is an optional social event every night, whether it was a family meal for all the guests, or a trip to a sex show - there's no pressure to join, but when I did join in I had a great time. I honestly can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Katowice, Poland
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed in Cocomama for almost a week and I hadn't have even one complaint. Beautiful interior, not only the room but also the common areas- very clean, well- furnished and cozy. Staff is great, extremely helpful and friendly. Location is just perfect. It is close to Rijksmuseum and the touristic areas but at the same time the street is not very noisy and it seems to be very safe, even at night. Hostel organizes cool events every (?) night- pub crawls, parties, movie or game nights. Really pleasant and fun to take part in them.

After a few nights spent there I can say that choosing this hostel was absolutely worth it. Unforgettable experience- I hope I will be able to repeat it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was a little worried about spending 5 nights alone in a city I didn't know, but as soon as I walked into the hostel I felt right at home. The great staff greeted me, and spent a good amount of time going over the map and making sure I knew what I could do while in Amsterdam. That night, the staff hosted a pasta and wine dinner for 3 euro and I met the most amazing people. The rooms are small, but I spent most of the time in the common room cooking, drinking, watching movies, and just hanging out. I can't even describe how amazing my stay was, but the staff really knows what they're doing. THree of the five nights there were organized dinners or activities (mustache party!) that you had the option of joining, which was a great way to meet other travelers. I miss it!! I'll never stay anywhere else in Amsterdam. And the beds are SO comfy!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had a lovely 3 night stay at Cocomama and loved every moment, from feeling right at home in the spacious lounge and always involved with the large amount of solo travellers. I would recommend to anyone who wants a laid back atmosphere where you can meet others and make the most of your time in the unforgettable city of Amsterdam!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Cocomama
Address: Westeinde 18, 1017 ZP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cocomama 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocomama offers the best of both worlds in a super central location in Amsterdam. The luxury and comfort of a hotel and the atmosphere (and budget) of a hostel. The rooms are all Holland themed and range from private doubles to 6-bed dorms (and everything in between). You might share a bathroom in some of the dorms, but those luxurious mattresses and feather duvets are everywhere. Even more importantly, at MAMA, you're not on your own. Travel stories are shared, as is the dinner table. It's a place where you'll make friends and hang out with other international trotters alike in the private garden, living room, cinema, or cook dinner in the fully-equipped kitchen (perfect to keep costs down). And if that doesn't keep you busy enough, the staff organises tons of activities, and Joop (the adorable house cat, a.k.a. man of the house), is there to get cuddled 24/7 too. ... more   less 
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