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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"

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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 4.14

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

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013

Liked: Decent beds and bed clothing. Clean bathroom.

Disliked: The ATMOSPHERE was TERRIBLE. Our bedroom was between the reception and a little patio with some empty/open rooms "under construction" where guys go to use drugs, start allucinating, talking disrespectfully and making A LOT OF NOISE. I finally got to sleep around 6 am when noise stopped. Yes, it is in the red light area but I consider hotels should have certain rules or at least mention that this kind of behavior is acceptable. The combination of dark blue and black colors does not help in the bedroom for having decent rest.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

fiona barclay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

23 March 2013 fiona would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location, helpful staff. Nice spacious rooms. All themed which adds character

Disliked: In a eight bed dorm only one shower....made morning time very busy with everyone trying to use it.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Poor wifi, dim lighting

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Smith

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: The theamed rooms were very unusual but good.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Ali Dogan Erdogmus

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 March 2013 Ali Dogan would recommend this property

Liked: location is amazing, just middle of the red light district. rooms are clean and hot at he winter. bathroom and water is nice. free wifi, free towel.

Disliked: none

97.1%
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Lydia Cheng

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2013 Lydia would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the theme! The place was based off of movies, so each room was named after a different film. The internet was good and so was the overall place.

Disliked: The water in the showers was too hot or too cold. The hostel is also right next to the Red Light District, so be aware of the girls in the windows!

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

Rich Venezia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2013 Rich would recommend this property

Liked: I was actually really nervous to stay at this hostel after reading some of the reviews, but I thought it was great! Beds were comfy, I was upgraded from a 12-bed to an 8-bed for nothing, staff were friendly enough, shower was clean, new towels everyday... Really not bad at all. Also, the shelf and outlet right above the headboard of the bed were SUPER helpful.

Disliked: Staying RIGHT in the heart of the Red Light District is a bit of a shock, so prepare yourself for that. Also, no kitchen or real common room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good for youngsters looking for a cheap, clean hostel in the Red Light District. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Our room was very dark

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean hostel right by Dam Square with helpful staff!

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Simon Conroy

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2013 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: great location for cofeeshops etc. right in the centre of old amsterdam. great vibe and surreal nightlife

Disliked: the stairs is very steep! haha

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Rooms were comfitable and had plenty of space

Disliked: It was very noisey - this could be because of the location, it was central which was great, but that meant that there was alot of people walking outside and their noice just travelled into our room (we were on the top floor and it was still very very noisey).

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very central and close to main station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Suzane Santoro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2013 Suzane would recommend this property

Liked: Perto do centro, duas quadras do museu de cera e da rua de compras, limpo com banheifo no guarto. pessoal agradavel, todas as camas tinham tomada separada... recomendo

Disliked: ao tem pontos negativos

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, reasonably priced, nice beds and linens.

Disliked: Stayed in the triple room... Wifi wouldn't reach it, and there was this stupid deodorizer machine in the bathroom that was as noisy as a gun going off. Not big deals though, hostel was nice.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Monika Ziaber

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

26 January 2013 Monika would recommend this property

Liked: Location! Absolutely perfect for an A'dam weekend.

Disliked: Nothing really comes to my mind here. It was all alright.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff. Very friendly and on top of everything. The outlet for my bed was broken so I couldn't charge my mobile and when I told the woman at the front desk the problem was immediately being taken care of. Literally minutes later there was a guy in the room fixing it. Amazed at how quickly they resolved any problems.

Disliked: Bit confusing to find my room as I was on the top floor, but I worked it out easy enough. Staff had no trouble explaining how to find it the first night anyway.

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

Sunil Behera

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

11 January 2013 Sunil would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the staff, the cleanliness and the shower!

Disliked: Even though rooms are non smoking, some people were smoking in the room. Just wish they install smoke alarms or do some checking to ensure the non smoking rue is strictly followed.

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

Ben Hoselton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

10 January 2013 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: So just be aware that this hostel is in the Red Light District. Being in Amsterdam, this actually puts it in the middle of tourist attraction, but just don't be surprised to find sex shops and dancing women (some of which are incredibly attractive!) all around you. It's in a good location in that it is in the heart of the city without being far from the train station.

Disliked: I've certainly stayed in worse, but it wasn't the nicest or cleanest hostel I've stayed in either. It has a slight seedy feel to it.

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

sebastien durand

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 January 2013 sebastien would recommend this property

Liked: near train station

Disliked: whores everywhere when you go out...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lauren Madden

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is themed by movies!! The reception area is called the Box Office and we stayed in a dorm themed with Clockwork Orange! The rooms were clean and tidy and the bathroom was awesome for a hostel , more like a hotel! The rooms were cleaned everyday and fresh towels provided. Each bunk has a built in bedside with power socket and light. Beds were actually comfy too. The location is a couple streets from Dam Square in the heart of the Red Light District - perfect! Would definitely stay there again

Disliked: There was not a power socket in the bathroom, little bit annoying.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2013

Liked: The lockers were ok, beds were reasonable and it was fairly close to the station/main town

Disliked: Lockers were too narrow to fit a small backpack in. the room was poorly lit and dingy. no kitchen, no common room. Breakfast was 3 euro and finished at 10am SHARP to the point that u were actually kicked out of the foyer where breakfast was held right on 10! pathetic when there is no common area to go to. Bathroom was pretty dirty, people smoked constantly in the room and the staff didnt care. it didnt have a 'cool' movie vibe at all, a few tacky paintings is hardly a theme. impossible to meet anyone here

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Mark Taylor

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

02 January 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location in centre of light district, so it was easy to find and get around. The staff seemed friendly enough.

Disliked: The rooms were ok, but not very clean. Woke up to find vomit in one of the showers, that had been nicely stewing overnight! Also my phone was stolen from my bag in the locked room. So i guess security is a bit of an issue!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very well located, in the heart of the red light district

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

29 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb location, helpful staff, private rooms with different themes, excellent for groups of 8. Beds were comfortable, and room was cleaned daily.

Disliked: Sooo many stairs. :)