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Amsterdam Hostel Centre
Ranked #325 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Better places for cheaper !”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Location is great, but for the price you pay you don't get a kitchen, the shower is basically a cupboard and so are the toilets. There's also no communal area (well except for the reception) but that's tiny and you wouldn't wanna hang out there. Rooms are tiny and overcrowded, staff were ok to me but I fully believe the other reviews. So many better places if you shop around !!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We booked a room for 5 people. I received an email a few days prior asking for a credit card to hold the room which I gave. When we arrived, we were told they only accepted cash, which we paid in full.

It was 5pm on Queens day and our friends were in the hostel when the rude receptionist insisted that we were trying to sneak people in our room and threatened to charge us if we continued "lying." First of all, it was 5pm on Queens day so obviously none of us had the intention of going to bed yet. We simply were dropping our belongings off before heading to dinner. This was the first red flag as I am not used to being threatened and yelled at.

There were two girls in our party and we were in the room when, without warning, our room door burst open and the same short-tempered receptionist (who was a man) came storming in, yelling and asking who had thrown water out of the window? I have no idea why he would accuse of us doing this as we obviously had not thrown anything out of the window, perhaps from the beginning he simply wished for an excuse to clear out the room because they were overbooked? Furthermore, what if we had been changing or indecent? I felt extremely uncomfortable that he would barge into the room without even knocking as we have females in the room. After accusing us of throwing water out of the room, the man preceded to yell at us, telling us to get out of the hostel and that we wouldn't get any money back. We were extremely confused as we hadn't done anything wrong. He picked up our luggage and threw it out the room door.

In the lobby, two of our group members, quite confused and indignant, simply asked the hostel owners why we were kicked out, and that their accusations were unfounded.

At that point, we were physically assaulted. One of the hostel workers had my friend in a headlock and they proceeded to push us with their arms and verbally abuse us. My friend's neck was left bruised and scratched. I filmed a video and when the workers noticed, they grabbed my phone which I was lucky to get back (they obviously knew they would be in big trouble as none of our party fought back and the hostel workers were clearly the aggressors). I was in the hallway at the exit when one of the workers attacked me (I'm a female), and he put me in a headlock. I've never been manhandled like that in my life and when we all got outside, we immediately called the police.

I would NEVER recommend this hostel to anyone. To this day, I still do not understand why we were treated with such hostility and wrongly accused of defenestration. I asked the police if this was the first incident reported at this hostel, and they said no, there had been complaints about the owners/workers before. This didn't surprise me.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Great hostel, good and clean rooms with lockers and a good number of showers and bathrooms. The staff was really nice. The location is great, near almost all the attractions, the leidssqaure, the museum sqaure and the Anne frank house. I recommend it!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

this hostel is only good for one night only when you´re just looking for a place to sleep.
There is no kitchen, no common room. There is no shelf not even a hook in the shower to put your clothes. The room itself was okay for that price.
The hostel is located very good. But it´s not a good hostel when you´re backpacking and wanna get to know people.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I originally booked with this hostel, but they canceled my reservation two days before I was supposed to arrive. My friends and I had to book a second hostel. Later I noticed my card had been charged a reservation fee. When I arrived in Amsterdam, I confronted the manager about the fee. While in his office, he charged my card the amount of the rooms. I filed a dispute with my bank and got the money back, but then the manager turned right back around and charged my card again. Im still in the process of my second dispute. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and book somewhere else.

Room Tip: Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein is right next door. Great location and friendly staff.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 4, 2012

1.The room is so cold!
2.They never change the quilt so it smells really bad!
3.The showers have moisture, the water is not very warm and they don't clean it at all!
4.They charge the towel for 1 euro (i've never seen this again to any hostel)
5.The rooms don't have many plugs and they are in an unconvinient place!
6.The location of the hostel is in a street with many noise so if you don't close the window it's hard to sleep (if you close the window the room smells really bad because of there are many people in the room)!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Saarbrucken, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We actually booked another one and had to change for this one since some guys ate mushrooms and literally destroyed our room. So we got a private room for 4 people in this hostel.
Well, the room was really small (ca 9 m2) and had no window, but honestly, we didn't really care, since we didn't plan to stay hours in the room.
The fact is that the hostel is really good-located, and that's all that matters for us.
It was clean, we had hot water to shower.
I'd say for one week-end in Amsterdam, that's a good choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Amsterdam Hostel Centre

Property: Amsterdam Hostel Centre
Address: Leidsekruisstraat 13/1, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Granada)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
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Ranked #325 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Granada Hotel Amsterdam

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