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Aivengo Youth Hostel
Ranked #179 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Malmo, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and friendly hostel”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Aivengo. The location is perfect, close to the canals and Jordaan which is a lovely area and just a few minutes away from Dam. I stayed in a room with ten beds on the 4th floor and the ambience between all the other guest was friendly and respectful. Good size lockers free of charge and very comfortable beds. Lots of hot water in the shower and the ability to prepare food in the kitchen (but eating out is more fun). It is a simple hostel but has all the basic commodities one needs. The girl in the reception was very serviceminded.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Having never stayed in a hostel before this one Deffinatly put me at easy. We had a 10 bed female dorm and it was really nice spacious, had our own little kitchen which was really handy. Location was really good. I plan to come back in October :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Recanati, Italy
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

we found the hostel very easily since it's just a few hundreds meters away from Amsterdam's central station. our room was not ready yet, but they kindly let us leave our luggage close to the main desk, even if we found them to be unattended when we got back. but for this issue, what left us without words (besides the six floors without lifter we got to do) is the amazingness of the double room with private bathroom we chose. it's a huge place with a bed and two sofas, with a small kitchen and a bathroom with a bath thub. fast and easy check-out just getting our 10 euros back for the deposit of the keys. you must go there if you are a couple spending a few days in Amsterdam!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Thought it was a bit over priced for what we got. If you get the four bed room you are just down the road from the actual hostel which is actually quite nice, although you don't meet any other people. All very clean and wifi was good. Sure there are better hostels around

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The position of this hostel was really good, especially if you come in amsterdam by train.
But this is an hostel only for leave the bag, because if you want to sleep there, forget it. I think that a prison is more comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is quite simply the least inviting place I have ever stayed in, including three of Amsterdam's other budget hostels. That is to say I had low expectations but was still let down.

Why? There is literally nowhere to relax (the "reception" has two 2-seat couches and 2 stools by PCs for the 40 guests) and the rooms are freezing, and lit up like The Place Where There Is No Darkness in 1984.

Everything is clean, don't get me wrong, but that doesn't really cut it - no matter how clean a toilet is, I still want it to have a seat...

To top it all, the staff - while friendly and accommodating - have precisely no local knowledge at all. Ask about a cheap take-away, get directed to an Argentinian steak-house - ask about a good inexpensive coffee nearby, informed "it doesn't really matter, they're all the same".

This hostel was a big factor in me having a bad experience of Amsterdam for the only time out of four visits. Take my advice, stay in the campsite in Amsterdamse Bos. In fact, if it's summer time, spend the night under a bridge, it'll be a step up.

Room Tip: There are only 2 20-bed dorms in this place, no matter how cheap it looks, go elsewhere.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Had a brilliant stay at Hostel Aivengo, the location is superb, literally round the corner from Centraal Station and a few minutes walk from Dam Square. The guy that checked us in was very nice and provided us with a city map and highlighted numerous Amsterdam attractions. Due to it being low season we were upgraded free of charge to a nicer room. We stayed in the attic, everything was nice and clean and very modern and spacious, we even had a balcony/terrace. I would definitely visit the hostel again and would recommend for any traveller visiting the city!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Aivengo Youth Hostel
Address: Spuistraat 6, 1012 TS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #179 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 25
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