I was a bit worried about what I'd find with this hostel, I organsied a trip for myself and 4 friends over new year - none of us had stayed in a hostel for 5 years but we wanted something cheap and in the town centre. We paid 35 Euros per night, but only because it was over NY, would be much cheaper usually. When we arrived we went tot he front desk to check in, we paid 50 cents to rent towels and 5 of us with carry on luggage paid 2 Euros for a locker to share. The guy who checked us in was quite funny, he left momentarily and his colleague carried on checking us in, when he came back the colleague asked where he was and he said he went for a "dancing break". Amsterdam really uis everything people tell you it is!!!
We were in an 8 bed dorm on the top floor, the beds were comfy, nice big pillows, always had hot water. Yes, it is a bit dingy but what do you expect for the price. I felt safe and the room was warm and quiet. Alot of it is luck of the drawer in what room mates you get but everyone was very respectful.
There is a bar downstairs where you can drink beer, play pool and hang out. The beers are cheap and I think it's open all night.
The location of this hostel couldn't be better, 5 minute walk from Centraal station, right by the red light district (beware if this isn't the location you want!!!) we had a lovely view over the canal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For travellers who aren't afraid to explore Amsterdam's lively atmosphere, Meeting Point is the best place to crash. It is situated in the heart of Amsterdam...2 minutes walk from the central station...and all main atraction are in walking distance...in Our bar you will meet fellow travellers from all over the world.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Meeting Point Hotel Amsterdam