This is a pretty decent hostel. Great atmosphere. Depending on what you want out of Amsterdam. There is a bar and smoking room.. Free breakfast.
Wifi was an absolute joke they really need to splurge a little more on it because many times I was unable to connect (when you need to book flights/accom etc it is extremely annoying not to have wifi) and that can put me off returning to certain hostels.
Stairs were a major pain if travelling with a suitcase but cannot blame that on the hostel it is just traditional Dutch architecture..
Worst is that you have to go down a huge flight to get to reception and then up another flight to get to level 1. I was lucky enough to be on level 1 and the receptionist was nice enough to open the emergency exit so I didn't have to lug my bag down and then up stairs again.
Security is alright. Front door always shut only accessible with key card.
Kitchen is ok, only really used the microwave as the rest was always so jam packed with people.
Considering the summer season is over I was surprised how packed and pumping this place was.
14 bed dorm was a decent size. Big lockers under beds which was great.
I had a light and PowerPoint next to my bed but neither of them worked.
Comfy beds, huge doonas. Heating was good but sometimes TOO hot in the rooms..
2 showers per level and 1 toilet definitley not enough.. Every morning it was basically a line up to use the shower.
Location (for me personally) was not great. There is some decent nightlife uptown but we spent all our nights downtown near rembrandtplein square and the red light district, coffee shops etc was about a 45min walk. In the freezing cold at 5am that reeeeally sucked. I will go back to flying pig but I will stay downtown next time:)
Oh and the hostel cat is super cute. Was nice having a pet around, made it feel very homey!
Oh and one last thing.. What the hell was with the DOUBLE BED COUPLE bunks in dorms? Never seen that in a hostel before.. Good for couples i guess but need to be more specific for bookers because we had 3 seperate lots of guys check in to our room only to find they had booked a double bed and not 2 singles haha
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