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“Excellent!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark

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Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
Ranked #15 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great hostel! Very modern and clean, and breakfast was ok. Felt very safe at all times, especially because no one is allowed into the hostel or the rooms area without their keys. Also staff were very helpful at all times!
The only drawback is that since it is located on a little street that is nearly inside the park, it was kinda hard to find. I had to ask 5 people to help me get there!
But overall it was a great experience! People in Amsterdam are so nice and tourist-friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and Excellent rating!! Great that you enjoyed our modern atmosphere, breakfast, and helpful staff! Good to mention our safety. We are glad that you have found us! The people in Amsterdam are used to help and guide tourists, especially in this time of the year! We have a detailed 'How to get to our hostel' on our Facebook! We have pictures there of every step from Central Station to our hostel. Thank you again! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Nice place, very friendly, great area, very clean. Maybe a little far from touriste district, but its really cool. Nice bar on 1st floor, friendly and helpfull stuff. And if you stay here necessarily go for a free tour around Amsterdam!! it begins every day, at 10.40 from reception. Just stay here and enjoy it!!)))

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for your response and review! Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We also believe that the Free tour is a great way to get to know Amsterdam and to meet other guests in our hostel! The location is 5 minutes from the beginning off the shopping street Leidsestraat, the bar area Leidseplein, the museum area Museumplein (with Vincent van Gogh and Rijksmuseum) and in the lovely Vondelpark. We are also close to the public transport like trams and buses that go every 5 minutes to the Dam and Central Station, so yes pretty cool! Thank you again and perhaps we see you some other time! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have been meaning to do this for along time however my travels have kept me from it, that being said I feel a great hostel deserves some credit. Back in june I was staying in Amsterdam for 5 days, the hostel made my experience, clean, very well located, and very social especially at the bar. However what truly made the trip special were the staff, two in particular. The first was scotty, the maintenance man and self proclaimed bike guru, he was very helpful and just a cool guy, always giving the tips on where to go and what to see. Then there was one of the reception staff, mari or merdi, i can't remember how to spell here name (dutch can be tricky), she was of the nicest people I have every met, always had that cute smile on, and always helped me out with what ever problem I had. Next time i'm in Europe you can be ill stop by this awesome place with awesome people.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your Awsome review!!! We know, our bike-guy/guru Scotty is amazing!! Great that you liked our staff, location and bar!! We hope to see you again some day :) Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Vondelpark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend. We had a mixed room with 6 beds. It was my second hostel experience and it was much better than my first hostel. However, after traveling more I now know that it is a bit pricey for what you get. You are paying for the location and the cleanliness, in my opinion. The wifi doesn't work in the room but is free downstairs. Breakfast is good but get there early. They have cereal, fruit, bread, cheese and cold cuts plus spreads. The location is great, it's right next to vondelpsrk which is beautiful and is centrally located.

  • Stayed August 2013
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your response! Good to hear that you had a great stay and that your second experience in a hostel is a great one!

We have similar prices in compare to other hostels in Amsterdam. Our prices are flexible, depending on availability and day. Our breakfast is a typical Dutch organic breakfast, a good start of the day. In the weekends it can be a bit busy at the breakfast room, it is wise to be there on time. The Vondelpark is beautiful, especially in the early morning when it is still quiet.

Kind Regards,
Anna Stayokay Amsterdam
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very good location right next to Vondelpark. The breakfast is included and compared to most hostels has an awesome array of options. Rooms are very clean as well as the showers and toilets. No wifi in rooms though and had trouble accessing it downstairs a few times, overall a good stay and great location

  • Stayed August 2013
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your response and rating! Great to hear that you found the location Great! Wonderful that you enjoyed our breakfast. Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was average. I shared a 6 bed dorm and there was an ensuite bathroom, except that was the only facility available to us and between 6 girls, it was a fight for the bathroom in the mornings. The room only had 1 power socket so charging of phones was downstairs in the foyer, with everybody else who owned a phone! The WiFi was free of charge and really fast. The hostel is in a good area but the staff were very slow!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your response! Good to know that the Wifi is to your liking. Sorry to hear that the private bathroom was to busy. We estimated that one shower for 6 people would be sufficient. We also have private or 4 bedded rooms ensuite. The larger dorms (8 - 20) has more showers and toilets in the room. Did you mention to reception that there was not enough plugs in the room. We can charge your phone secure and for free at the reception. Sorry to hear that you found the staff slow. In the high season the waiting lines at reception can be a bit longer, we appologize for this! Kind Regards, Anna Stayokay Amsterdam
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in summer 2013. We were in a 6 bed dorm... Which wasnt exactly spacious. Each occupant had a full size locker though, which came in handy. The ensuite was a disaster - one shower and 1 toilet between 6 girls didn't work. There weren\t even any extras on the landing - odd!! The shower also sprays all over the floor... so make sure your things are hung up!

There was only 1 plug socket in our room, located next to the sink. Clearly this was the case in other rooms too... As the foyer area was always full of people sat next to plug sockets.

The beds were not very comfortable - made of plastic, and a leather-esque material for the pillows. You also were greeted with a pile of linen, and instructions to make you're own bed. Lovely.

Breakfast was average. Bread, meats, and cereals.

Only stay here if youre really on a budget... Otherwise.. Go for something more central.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Jess H
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StayokayVondelpark, Guest Relations Manager at Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your response and rating!

Good to hear that the lockers were to your liking.
Sorry to hear that you found your stay oke-ish. We are suprised to receive the comment about the private shower and toilet. Our experience tells us that the guests prefer a private shower in the room. The four bedded rooms and six bedden rooms have one shower, the dorms for 10 or more guests have more showers. We will look into the drain of the shower in the room.

We are aware of the few sockets in the room. Did you know you can charge your electronics at the reception for free?

Sorry to hear that the bed was not comfortable, did you let our staff know? We could have provided a different pillow. On all our beds are packed bedlinnen in plastic. To use them is better for your health and cleanliness.

We serve a typical Dutch breakfast. Bread that you can toast, buns, cheese, ham, fruits, yogurt, cereal, coffee, thea, orange or apple juice. In the weekends we also have a late breakfast in our bar with bacon and eggs (for 5,- euro)

We do hope you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam!
Kind Regards,

Anna, Stayokay Vondelpark
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Property: Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark 2*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our unique location offers everything for a perfect stay in Amsterdam. We are situated in the beautiful Vondelpark near the Leidseplein entertainment area. The three major and best known museums in Amsterdam (the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum & Stedelijk Museum) are within 5 minutes walking distance. We offer plenty of activities for exploring the city. A free daily walking tour which is great to meet others travelers and to get inside information about Amsterdam. Or rent a Stayokay City bike and discover Amsterdam by yourself. The famous Canal Belt is best to be explored during a canal cruise. Enjoy great food & drinks offers in our bar dur one of the themed bar nights. We look forward to seeing you soon; Welcome in Amsterdam! ... more   less 
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