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“What it did provide, it did poorly” 2 of 5 stars
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Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Frans van Mierisstraat 69 a, 1071 RL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Janson Hostel) (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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Ranked #175 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
2 reviews
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“What it did provide, it did poorly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are absolutely tiny and filled to capacity with bunks, room was directly by the street and because of the packed nature of the room windows had to be left open meaning a very early wake up.
Breakfast time is provided according to room number so if you're on the first floor it's 7am to 7.45am or too bad. I do not recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

the place is nothing special but it`s a good value for the money you pay. the staff is very friendly and the location is nice too. they have free w-lan for the guests and there is a nice cat called simba

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Me and a friend went here at the start of backpacking through Europe, so we were on a budget however it wasn't too modest. The accommodation was one of the cheapest we found, so it does seem €33 is allot for a hostel but others were much higher. I'll get to the basics I wanted to know as a first time traveller.

Location: 30 mins from central station walk, 10 mins on tram. Don't be fooled by the "central station" yes it is the centre however this hostel is right next to Van Goch musem, Vondlepark and another few good places so it was very central if you don't mind the initial walk.

Bed: bed is a bed. That's all we wanted travelling. Clean enough. Only problem is there was only one extension lead in the middle of the room, which meant however unlikely theft might of been you couldn't charge your phone etc over night. You had to sit at stare waiting for it to charge as it was right next to somebody else's bed. We learnt through other hostels they all had plugs and little shelves etc next to beds which was definitely missing here.

Breakfast: tea or coffee in and all plastic cup, hot floppy bread and jam. The usual

Bathrooms: toilet, sink and shower in room room and three of these, one for each floor. Never had a problem with being busy, bit cramped and not as clean as a hotel (and for €33 it is like a hotel) but is as what you would expect.

I would stay again if this place wasn't in Amsterdam, which cost an arm and a leg. Staff were friendly enough. And there was a cat.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We paid €33 per night but this seems to be a general reflection of Amsterdam. It's an expensive place. The hostel was clean, guests were friendly and the staff helpful. Slice of hot floppy bread and jam for breakfast. It was an OK stay. The area was nice but it took around 30 mins walk to get the station with a hefty rucksack. I would stay there again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Cheap. Clean. Staff is very friendly. Beds are not that comfortable and there is no ladder to get on the upper bed. Tiny bathrooms but clean. Rooms are small in general. Simple breakfast: toast with jam or peanut butter and tea and coffee. Wifi is good. Free city maps. Easy to find. In total: it's quite okay.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was fine for the 6 nights I spent in Amsterdam, it was accommodating and the staff were helpful. The toilets/showers were not always that clean and as a solo traveler, big groups of people made it hard to meet people. But it was okay. A cute cat lives there.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
Address: Frans van Mierisstraat 69 a, 1071 RL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Janson Hostel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #175 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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