HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

79.3% Overall Rating

778 out of 908 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/01/2014)

"Great location right in the middle of the Red Light District, fairly clean, comfortable beds"

Read all Heart of Amsterdam reviews

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.15

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

*The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards 10 days prior to arrival. In case of declined credit card your reservation is not guaranteed The city tax will increase to 5.5% from 1st January 2013

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Amsterdam

The Bulldog
41.50 USD

Hostel 88.6% 1081 reviews
Amsterdam Cribs B&B
34.58 USD

Hostel 90.9% 306 reviews
Ultraviolet studios
103.75 USD

Apartment 83.8% 37 reviews
Maggy's Guesthouse
53.95 USD

Guesthouse 71.4% 215 reviews
St. Christopher's Inn-The Winston
38.59 USD

Hostel 90.4% 1257 reviews
The White Tulip Hostel
30.43 USD

Hostel 77.6% 1104 reviews
The Amber Apartment
96.83 USD

Apartment Not yet rated
Hostel Croydon
23.52 USD

Hostel 85.7% 371 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 18/04/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 18/04/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
79.3%

Overall Rating

778 out of 908 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
81.6%
Value
77.6%
Safety
80.0%
Refine your results Showing 685 of 809 reviews Previous   1 | 2 | … | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | … | 27 | 28   Next
Reset filter
77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

18 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is brilliant for young people, myself and 5 friends stayed in the 6 man dormitory and i have no complaints. The location was good as it only takes 5-10 mins walk to get to dam square so you have a wide choice of coffee shops to choose from, also the fact it was smoking friendly made it for us. I will definatley be coming back.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

vanessa marza lopez

18 January 2010 vanessa would recommend this property

Liked: THE LOCATION AND THE PRICE!!

Disliked: vanessa left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Catriona Daly

16 January 2010 Catriona would recommend this property

Liked: location was great, u got ur own locker (had to pay), every bed had night light and shelf...i think the ppl u meet or are with would really be the deciding factor for this place...free breakfast was good, all u can eat toast and cereal buffet.

Disliked: Catriona left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They have revamped the place in a Hollywood Movies theme - quite interesting. We had a 3 bed ensuite - was fine... beds were comfortable - shower was nice and hot. The building is quite old but I think you get that with most hostels in Amsterdam. The price wasnt too bad - same with all the other accomodations in Amsterdam. The location was really really good - close to everything. Breakfast was simple - various breads/jam/juice/cereal/tea-coffee/cheese/meats/boiled eggs.... Would recommend to bugdet travellers :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

12 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast is bad but apart from that very fun and value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

10 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great, helpful, super open people here. Ready to make friends and help a sister out.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

07 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is amazing. right in the thick of the action

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

05 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to stay ... very good location !!!There is no fun in the Hostel but since you are in Amsterdam go have some fun outside the Hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

03 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was good that the hotel is in the center, but it should not disturb you that it is in the middle of the red light district. The people and the room were ok, but they didnt clean our room during the hole time we've been there. I enjoyed very much that it was allowed to smoke in the room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Michail Khan

03 January 2010 Michail would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet people. Located literally in the heart of Amsterdam.

Disliked: Michail left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Alana Karathanasis

27 December 2009

Liked: The staff here were really terrible. I never thought that the staff at a hostel would have such a big impact on my stay there but they did. Our electricity was out for a day and a half before they moved us to a new room. They kept sending people to fix it then not actually checking that it worked! So we'd get to our room and it was completely dark. The rooms were dim anyway so it was really annoying. The location was ok, right on the main street of the Red Light District. Pretty full on area to be staying in though. It was clean enough and the cleaning staff were actually really nice! Alot nice than the guys/girls at reception who just didn't care about the people paying to stay there at all.

Disliked: Alana left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

23 December 2009

Liked: Relaxed atmostphere, staff was chill, it is within the red light district right around around the corner from red lights and nearby to coffee shops, clean but could be cleaner, good breakfast; toast with jam, butter and honey, plenty of hard boiled eggs, cereal, coffee, and water, the room was tucked away into the building but if a theif really wanted to come get your stuff he probably could... unless you lock your valuables in the small locker, the people in my room were really nice and well happy to chat, had a nice overall experience, except for the room was too hot (ventilation problem?) and for a tuesday night it was pretty noisy outside

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Pedro Miguel Ramos

15 December 2009 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: Mainly the location and the cleanliness.

Disliked: Pedro left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

10 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: localizacion

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good breakfast.. only problem was one of the staff. a man with the grey bit of hair at the front, he's extremely rude for no reason all the time.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

30 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: pretty average hostel but i was hoping for something a little more social in amsterdam.. there was a "common room" where breakfast was served but it was basically just the lobby where you walk in. Fairly clean but there was no soap in the bathroom all weekend. Towels are provided (you get new each day) but you will need to pay 10 euro to use their lockers since they have some sort of special magnetic key thing. also, this hostel is right in the red light district, so if you dont feel comfortable with that this is not the place for you.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

sandra huvenne

22 November 2009 sandra would recommend this property

Liked: WELL WE STAY HERE OFTEN AND THIS TIME INTERNET WAS NOT WORKING AND .TV IN ROOM WAS BROKEN SO IT WAS NOT THAT PLEASANT OF A STAY !!

Disliked: sandra left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

20 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is awesome. other things ok.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

20 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Heart of Amsterdam was great place in very center of city. We stayed at 12-people dorm and all went well. We liked the place very much.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sadly, I was sick the entire duration of my stay in Amsterdam, but the staff were so friendly, helpful and caring. They really helped me and did all that was possible to make me feel better. It was also in great location, situation right in the centre of the red light district with a beautiful view of the canal. I would highly recommend this place. The breakfast was good, but the wifi was down and had been for the past week. It would be hard to find an immaculate hostel in regards to cleanliness and other benefits that a hotel offers, but this hostel was a perfect fit for what I wanted.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right in center of RL district, it is a hostel with a disctinct movie character, good rooms and a nice breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

10 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and convenient place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

10 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, tv in rooms, clean bathrooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

09 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean rooms, acceptable beds

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jacques Laverman

02 November 2009 Jacques would recommend this property

Liked: A brilliant location for Amsterdam and the whole movie theme of the Hostel was great. Just reminder to bring your earplugs as the Red Light District gets loud in the evening when you might want to sleep. Just one bad point: the 7 sleeper room we stayed in had 2 windows but they could not open so the room's ventilation did not exist.

Disliked: Jacques left no negative feedback.