Just back from a long weekend @ Amsterdam. We stayed at Lucky Lake Hostel where I slept three years ago already. I had a blast staying there so I wanted my girlfriend to discover this alternative place. We arrived from Belgium quite late, around 11pm but Pilar from the reception gave us a warm welcome with waffles. I booked a cabin on hostelworld. Cabin was fine, clean with a good bed, table, chair and lights. Bathrooms are clean and correct. Staff is friendly.
They do have a shuttle system from 8am to 1:30am which is quite handy to get to Holendrecht station from the Hostel. Otherwise, the Dutch Cycling Path system is so great that you can get to the CityCentre by following a lovely way through the countryside. (Don't follow the way via Abcoude but take the path going along the Motorway and along the Amstel river.)
The homemade lasagna are a delicious option if you are too lazy to cook. The only "but" from this review is the location from our cabin. We had "cabin 1" located between Reception, Entrance/Exit from the hostel , kitchen and the shuttle car park. I have to say the result was quite noisy. I asked after our first night to change of room but apparently the hostel was fully booked. But as "Quiet Backpackers" who like to sleep after a good day cycling and sightseeing, I was expecting more respect from the other guests and more discipline from the hostel staff but anyway...
Stay was really good and if we come back to Amsterdam, we will definitely stay here...but not in "Cabin 1"!!
- Also Known As:
- Lucky Lake Hotel Abcoude