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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

78.1% Overall Rating

803 out of 937 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/01/2015)

"The Heart of Amsterdam Hostel was absolutely great. It was in a perfect location to get anywhere, about a 10 minute walk from all touristy things and right on the red light district which meant it was near to loads of…"

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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 3.24

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, and need to pay on arrival upon check-in. Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time 0:00 o’clock). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable. We accept groups of maximum 20 people. Reservation comes with more than 20 people, the hotel reserves right to cancel the reservation and no refund for deposit. Thus, please contact hotel first before you book for a larger group.

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78.1%

Overall Rating

803 out of 937 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
82.4%
Value
71.2%
Safety
80.8%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

07 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and suitable place for peoples who are looking for red light atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

LIAM MCCARTHY

07 September 2009 LIAM would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, love amsterdam , funny place , hostel clean , comfortable beds , would come back.

Disliked: LIAM left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great locations

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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doreen mannion

06 September 2009 doreen would recommend this property

Liked: great location..righ in red light district, bigt rooms, very clean, tv in room, best breakfast ever just no common room where you can drink and hangout...unless its your room

Disliked: doreen left no negative feedback.

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

Marco Danielis

04 September 2009 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: good place to spend a pair of days... nice location.. :-)

Disliked: Marco left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Lauren Alroe

01 September 2009 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: If your looking for a mad party time then this is the place to stay. Smack bang in the centre of the red district with one of the best coffee shops right around the corner. (The GreenHouse - a must)The themed rooms aren't all they say there are.....just a painted door and a feature wall really.We had read that the noise and heat was a huge issue for this place however we were really luck where our room was upstairs and at the back of the building with 2 massive windows (The Clockwork room)Just your basic average hostel really, we had fun!

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

31 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a very centric place, in the middle of the red district. Theres plenty of restaurants and bars so it is quite noisy during the night (not recommended if you are looking for some rest). The rooms were very very hot so the windows had to stay open all night. Clean bed sheets and towels every day but they didn't clean the bathroom... Breakfast was great!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

31 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money. It can be quite loud in the from the street noise outside but that's what you get from the location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

29 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: PRO: Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Smoker friendly;) Breakfast included.CON: We had a black painted room with windows to the southside which entailed a 40°C temperature from 9.30h. Breakfast 'just' till 10a.m.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Kujawski

28 August 2009

Liked: the guy at the desk was quite nice

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast is good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice clean quiet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Andrew Rabenstein

21 August 2009 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was reall fun and wanted to go out with other people, which was great because I was there by myself. Our room had 6 beds and a private, cleaned bathroom. The breakfasts were really good (it was a buffet of sliced meats and cheeses and toast with butter and jam). I arrived at the hostel early and they had no problem storing my luggage until check-in time. I would highly recommend this hostel.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, with loads of people, a nice hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: none

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

12 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was awesome met heaps of cool people great friendly staff right in the heart of amsterdam.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

11 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The themed rooms were a really cool idea, everything was clean, even the shared showers the only issue i had was that one locker key seemed to open all the lockers in our room, not exactly the safest place to put your passport.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i would recommend this hostel to people travelling in groups. if youre travelling alone then i think its pretty hard to meet people here. as someone else said, its more like a hotel with dorms. still, its a good hostel, it seems to be cleaned every day, there are lockers by the bed that are free to use (10 euro deposit) , very good breakfast with meat, cheese, eggs, cereal, bread, coffee and orange juice . its also right slap bang in the red light district and very hot in the rooms with no a/c so the window is wide open all night and it can be very noisy, but i kinda liked that. dont be put off by it being in the red light district as its a safe area and not at all seedy as i imagined it would be, just very touristy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Kate Whittaker

05 August 2009

Liked: Fantastic location right in the heart of the red light district, but the room was underground with black walls which meant the room got incredibly hot and uncomfortable. However, the room has an amazing widescreen LCD TV and the ability to get a DVD player.

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff can be really stupid sometimes. Inspite of that, it''s good place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The themed rooms were okay, but the rooms downstairs get REALLY hot at night. Not the most comfortable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

31 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean rooms, fresh towels and linen each day. Breakfast included.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

28 July 2009

Liked: In the middle of the Red Light District, so be prepared for noise and lewdness.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Andrew Weegar

28 July 2009 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great hostel if you are looking to party in Amsterdam. It is located right in the middle of the red light district on one of the busiest roads in the district. That being said it is very noisy late into the night if you are in a room in the front of the house. Also there is no air conditioning and the windows can only be cracked open (they didn't even stay open for us we had to use water bottles to prop them up). However we were only at the hostel for about 5-6 hours a day to sleep so this didn't really bother us too much. Overall I thought it was a good hostel, if you are looking to party this is one of the best located hostels in town for the price.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Dustin Leite

22 July 2009 Dustin would recommend this property

Liked: They named themselves appropriately as this hostel is right in the center of the Red Light District. Just a short walk from the Central Train Station, it was easy to find. The only negative was the bathrooms. They had very hot water but the shower stalls were pretty disguisting. Definitely want to wear your sandals in the shower.

Disliked: Dustin left no negative feedback.