Well, I'm not sure where to begin with this one. I guess I could start by saying that the location was excellent; very, very good. However, that is the only positive thing worth mentioning: The rooms (or prison cells) smelt absolutely horrible. Our room (the beds and the sink) weren't clean and the room was very small. The mattresses were fine, though. There were two power sockets to share between the four of us, which proved to be an issue when it came to charging our stuff.
I had a shower, but that was the only one I had. Not very clean at all. My friend even came back into the room to grab his flip-flops as they were "desperately needed" in the shower. I stank pretty bad when I checked out, but had I showered again, I wouldn't have survived to come out at all. The bathroom and the shower were shared for the entire floor and were small and unclean. There wasn't even any soap or towel to clean and dry my hands with. I think this place should be expected as I believe it is unhealthy to stay here. It it is inspected, I wouldn't be surprised if it were shut down.
I wok up one morning to hear the guy at the front desk swearing unpleasantly at a guest. Not sure what the drama was all about, but not the kind of thing I expect to hear from the man on front desk. There was also a lot of noise outside of our room almost every night. The stairs are narrow and incredibly steep; I feel for the people who have to carry heavy suitcases to the top floor. I was told I couldn't use the washing machine in the kitchen, so I had to wash my clothes elsewhere and pay quite a bit of money to do so.
Breakfast was satisfactory and consisted of bread, jam, peanut butter, marmalade, coffee, and tea. It isn't bad, but it's nothing special. The guy on front desk wanted to charge us 1€ for a city map, which is rediculous. On that note, this is definitely not worth the price you pay; you pay a lot for what feels like not a lot.
I have travelled the world and stayed in many hostels and none have been as dirty or as unpleasant as this. If I am ever back in Amsterdam, I will be avoiding this place like the plague. You should, too.
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