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“Great for young travellers!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Heart of Amsterdam
Ranked #108 of 221 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for young travellers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

The location of the hostel is amazing, completely in the middle of everything and only a few minutes walk from Dam square. I went with a group of 6 friends, all 18 and we got the six person private room with our own bathroom. The rooms were clean, fresh sheets and new towels each day. The breakfast in the morning was free and was just enough, with a selection of bread and condiments. Our bedroom was right at the front of the hotel and never had an issue with noise and the staff were very helpful. The value for money is excellent and I highly recommend it to any tourist, especially groups of friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

I would recommend this place for its location and price. Right in the centre you are in the middle of the red light district and only a short walk from Damrak and Centrum.

I found this hostel to be a tad heavy on the street noise, the 8-bed dorm I stayed in was at the bottom with doors leading onto the main street. There was an international football match in town so maybe this was an exception.

The staff were friendly, the guests seemed fine and despite some minor construction work in progress, the hostel was generally clean and in good condition.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Location is fantastic although it is the middle of the red light district we never had any trouble at all. Had a room of 8 for us twenty something group of lads. Rooms where good, clean and fresh towels each day. The fact the room has it's on bathroom is Also fantastic and is really nice and modern with a good shower! Tv in the room was also a good touch.
All in all it was great! Only issue being maybe the stairs are quite steep but just be careful :)

Will be back soon!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great location in the city center, right on the Red District. Nice and helpful stuff, the rooms are clean and the interior is really nice , the lockers are big enough, and the bathroom was clean also.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Heart of Amsterdam isn't that bad compared to other hostels; as soon as you walk out the down literally across the road are working girls in the Red Light District so if you're uncomfortable with that stuff I'd steer clear... Steps are steep and no elevator so dragging your stuff up flights can be a drag, keypad to get in is a good touch though (no having to carry swipe cards around)... 1 Bathroom per 8 people so if you have an unhygienic roommate look out! Not the best, not the worst ~ overall not bad though :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

The smartest in architectural solutions, (you can sit on your lower bed without hitting yourself into a head). Interior design in movie themes (every room different movie). The cleanest hostel I've ever been! (they change sheets &towels everyday). Reasonable price.Super nice helpful staff. Sometimes you can get a room with view on the Red Light's girls, so it's quite unnusual. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The lowest room has a open-window-door where you can get directly to Red Light street!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Heart of Amsterdam

Property: Heart of Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 221 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Heart of Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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