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“A hostel for women only”
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Hostelle
Ranked #36 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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53 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A hostel for women only”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

While many hostels are now introducing mixed dormitory rooms, this one is luckily only for females. The hostel is in an office building, but is open all night. It is about 5 min walk from the Bijlmer Metro station in South Amsterdam, a multicultural, residential area very different from the typical tourist-flooded centre, so I think this place is perhaps for someone who is not on his/her first trip to Amsterdam. There a a few double rooms and dormitories available with nice decoration. You can make your own meals or have a tea in the common kitchen; there is also a lounge. Forgot your winter coat? There is an wardrobe where you can swap clothes. Hostelle feels a bit like a student home with shared facilities, but it has more atmosphere than traditional hostels.

Room Tip: Dormitory room come with 4, 6 or 8 beds, they are all similar
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Two of my friends and I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights during December. It was nice, clean and comfortable.
We were in a 4 bed dorm which was quite small and our luggage took up most of the room. The bathrooms/toilets are clean and the location isn't great - if you're planning on having a night later than 12, stay somewhere else. The trains stop running to the area at 12, which was disappointing for us.
The staff are really friendly and helpful.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Lismore, Australia
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

It was a fine hostel in terms of cleanliness and the bathrooms and rooms were fine. There was very little atmosphere in the common room and it was always so quiet. We only stayed one night which was fine however the hostel is a fair way away from the city centre so the only way to get there was by train which got a little bit frustrating.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank toneya_8
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is an excellent place to stay. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The hostel is in a good location, close to restaurants, the metro, cinemas and shops. The place is very clean and it has a nice ambiance. The bathrooms are very clean, and there is also a private bathroom for guest to use. The rooms are spacious with lockers and your own lamp (if you ask your it).

This was a very positive experience and I shall return in the future. I highly recommend this hostel. You certainly get your value for your money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

I arrived late in the evening, without booking, but was given a bed, no problem. Although older than most of the other guests, I didn't feel out of place. The rooms were clean, you can cook your own food, or have breakfast that's laid on. The staff were we're very helpful and friendly. It's not a party atmosphere and it is a bit out of the centre, but I found it easy to get to. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to other women travellers.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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4 Thank Marnie J
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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great place indeed until I have seen the effects of sleeping in room with a mouse, or more... My luggage have been completely destroyed with everything else in there.
The stuff? They are playing a great theater but they did not convinced me. They know the problem, do not take action, even more, after my announcement they did not let people know and provide a safe place to put the bread, etc..., they have only refrigerators that are always full, no way to put bread there to be safe from mouse.
This is a public health issue. Until they will take action... I prefer to let people know about the exposure. The decision is always yours. Good luck! I did not have it :)

Room Tip: Never choose the room 15, 4 beds! No air at all. Fixed window. Noisy, closed to common room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Hostelle, General Manager at Hostelle, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are sorry that you suffered any inconvenience. Since your report we have worked very hard to solve this problem and there haven't been any sightings of a mouse since then. We hoped you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam in spite of this incident.

Best regards

General Manager Hostelle
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This hostel was fantastic! The main thing we were not aware of is that it is far from the city center (about 40 minutes). For us, this was not a problem (getting an unlimited public transportation card for however many days you are there works really well) because it was nice to be able to leave the crazyness of the city at the end of the night. there is a nightbus, so it is always easy to get back. They have a full kitchen, nice bathrooms, free wifi (although it sometimes doesn´t work in the rooms), and a lounge area with games, books, movies, and a TV. They also had a swap shop, where you could leave anything you dont neet anymore, and get some nice new things! It was a generally quiet hostel, but this was nice in contrast to the city of Amsterdam. they also have a roof/balcony which can be used for smoking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostelle

Property: Hostelle
Address: Bijlmerplein 395, 1102 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelle 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostelle, the first all-female hostel in Amsterdam, is a unique, beautifully decorated and affordable hostel in Amsterdam. The hostel is only accessible for women and has everything a girl or woman needs. Hostelle is easily accessible by public transportation and close to musical venues like the Heineken Music Hall and the Ziggo Dome. ... more   less 
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