This is most definitely a no-frills place to stay, but of course that's the idea of a hostel instead of a hotel - a cheap base for exploring. My bedroom slept 6 (3 bunks) and had it's own toilet and shower room. Clean and comfortable with individual lockers (bring your own padlock or buy one for 3 euros at reception). No complaints with the room at all.
The reception and bar area is a good place to chat with other travellers or play pool, decently priced beer and other drinks are served until about 3am, depending on how busy it is. Staff are all very friendly and laid back. They also sell pizza but I didn't try it. Next to the bar is a smoking room with a massive area of cushions for chilling out, it gets foggy in here! There is also an open air smoking section too for those that want it.
There is also a kitchen and chill out room with a TV, you can get DVDs from reception to watch in here too.
The hostel is centrally based, a 5-10 minute walk from Centraal Station, so is convenient for loads of places. We walked everywhere but you can get trams, trains, buses or taxis from round the corner.
All in all, a great place for those who want to socialise and see this beautiful city. It can get pretty wild at night but in the best possible way!!
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