Like many other reviewers, we felt this hostel was wonderfully located which made staying here completely worth it. The staff was very friendly and spoke english, which was helpful. Breakfast was served every day, but we never stuck around for it. You are allowed to keep your luggage in the common room after you check out which is a nice feature. Very basic accommodations (small rooms) but everything you need.
There were, however, some cons to this hostel. It was extremely clean and there were rat traps under our bed. Thankfully, we never saw the rats, but it really creeped me out. The shared bathroom was fairly clean, but there was only one toilet for at least 3-6 rooms so it was pretty busy. Also, upon checking in, you must pay the balance of your reservation in cash, which was problematic as we were short on money. We had to find an ATM right away and pay our balance before checking in.
Overall, if you're looking for an inexpensive option in the heart of Amsterdam and don't mind sharing subpar bathrooms with the rest of your floor, this is a great option for you. This hostel was full of young travelers and was very lively. Definitely not for a romantic trip.
- Also Known As:
- Groenendael Hotel Amsterdam