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“Terrible bed, not value for money” 2 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
Ranked #178 of 217 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Sydney, Australia
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“Terrible bed, not value for money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Unfortunately whilst backpacking in Europe my girlfriend and I ended up staying in Amsterdam over the weekend, which meant alot of places were full and prices doubled. So firstly i'd recommend that you avoid the weekend, even stay outside of down just for Friday and Saturday nights then come back on Sunday.

The AVERAGE price for the four nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) each for a four person dorm was €41.43, this was by far the most expensive place we stayed at in Europe.

Good: Staff, location, people I met - we had great room mates, free computers, wifi in room.

Bad: Price, the bed was really bad, it's a thin mattress and you can feel the two metal bars that support it, i'm 100kgs so i really felt it. Only one powerpoint in the room and it was underneath the light switch (1m above ground, awkward). Only one toilet and one bathroom per level shared between 4 rooms, so at least 16 people. Admittedly it wasn't too bad, we did have to wait for showers but i'd had worse.

I understand that even at this price it was still cheaper than alot of other places but in terms of valur for money, definitely not, i don't care if it's what you do on the weekends, it's not worth that price, €20/night yes.
Need new beds and/or thicker mattresses.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lets remember that this is not a hotel and therefore as a hostel it is perfect... Within walking distance of most things and full of restaurants and bars down its street, there is not much more to ask for. This is by far the best way to spend your time in Amsterdam as you'll be out and about he majority of the time. Well recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We found the location to be the only positive. It's close to a tram line and restaurants surrounding the area. As for the hostel.. We stayed here for 3 nights and I only showered once as the shared toilet and shower were dirty. Our twin room fitted a bunk bed, a sink and room for 1 bag. It was the most expensive place we have stayed at ( only place available at the time which was cheapest in Amsterdam.) & easily the worst we have stayed in. Also because it is in a busy area there is alot of street noise which became quiet about 4am.I only recommend this place if you need a place to sleep after a night out. That is all..

  • Stayed December 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The good: location (right next to great food and nightlife), staff was very friendly, free wifi with chill vibe. The bad: Showers were disgusting with poor water pressure, lack of plugs in room, small room (I stayed in the six bed room), no lockers. For Amsterdam, this place was good but would not spend more than a few nights here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Went with friends and had a room with private toilet. Had to sit sideways on toilet as there was no room. Only one light worked, as for more bulbs they never came. Breakfast is a joke. Bread and jam. Expensive for what it is. Great location though and staff were friendly enough.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I was with a friend and we arrived directly from UK. It was quit expensive for a hostel but in a good location. We had to share the toilets and the bathroom:
The toilets are tiny and stunk a lot... Our room was tiny as well. The breakfast was really really really basic... at least it was included. One of the employee was nice but the other guys were weird.
Next time I will check the reviews on tripadvisor !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The stay was tolerable, that is all you can really ask for in a hostel, just somewhere to put your head for the night. We stayed in a twin private room with a shared toilet and shared bathroom. The toilet stunk but the shower was clean. The rooms are tiny but it didn't really bother us. We got to use the kitchen which saved us money because we didn't have to eat out. If you do want to eat out the area is surrounded by streets of restaurants with loads of different choices of cuisine, most seem quite cheap. For example, on the first night we were there we went to an Italian that were offering pizzas for 5 euro. The hostel was a bit overpriced but we did only book two weeks in advance. All in all it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
Address: Leidsekruisstraat 12-14, 1017 RH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #178 of 217 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:1 star — Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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