For €10 per night, I knew I had to set my expectations accordingly, so I wasn't surprised by anything.
The location is by Sarphati Park, south of Frederiksplein and Albert Cuyp Market, so it's slightly away from the center of things, but it's also a bit quieter at night but still provides easy access to the rest of Amsterdam.
When I arrived, the reception seemed quite overwhelmed by some irate guests who did not realize that this hostel accepted cash only for payment. I had booked online and paid a deposit, which took a while to explain to the guy manning the front desk before he gave me the correct price.
The room I was given probably could have been cleaner, but it did have an en-suite bathroom for convenience.
The staircase to go to the kitchen in the basement is very steep, as is typical in the Netherlands, so you'll have to be extra careful. Breakfast was included, very basic bread and jam, but I was happy that it would be available at all.
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- Also Known As:
- Sarphati Hotel Amsterdam