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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

78.9% Overall Rating

815 out of 951 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2015)

"The location is amazing, right in the centre of the red light district and only a five minute walk to Dam Square. The bedding and rooms are clean and every person gets a light a d plug point to charge phones."

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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 3.32

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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78.9%

Overall Rating

815 out of 951 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
81.6%
Value
73.6%
Safety
83.2%
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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. :)

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leonardo Buonsenno

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2012 Leonardo would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice beds and perfeclty located.

Disliked: The staff

100.0%
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Tracey Elliott

Alone

City break

16 December 2012 Tracey would recommend this property

Liked: It was stylish and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jess Woolfrey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2012 Jess would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Noise from room mates

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

Roman Kravets

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Roman would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in RLD! U can rich everithing in central city by foot! And I have good price in dorm - 12Є per night!

Disliked: Completly unclean! Dust is everywhere! They say thay that "breakfast is included", but U shot pay 3Є ?!?

100.0%
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Bence György Labossa

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

24 November 2012 Bence György would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, friendly staff, clean room and bathroom. Good for young groups, friends etc.

Disliked: Bence György left no negative feedback.

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

Isabella Carrazza

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 November 2012 Isabella would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the location, in the heart of the Red Light district, a few steps from the Dam square and about 10 minutes by foot from the central station. I loved the decoration inspired by films and stayed at the The Wall themed room, loved the decoration (I'm crazy about PF) and the space of the room.

Disliked: Isabella left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

21 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the cinema themes

Disliked: small stairs

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

Patricia Eijkemans

With friends / other travellers

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

19 November 2012 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: The Heart of Amsterdam it's an interesting hostel to stay at, the rooms are spacious, the bathroom was clean and the shower was powerful. Just how I like it'!

Disliked: It is convenient having a smoking area but it can sometimes disturb other people. It should be located somewhere else, not next to people's room and a bit bigger.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

catalina reyes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 November 2012 catalina would recommend this property

Liked: Best location!!!

Disliked: Dark and dirty!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jodie Kitchen

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2012 Jodie would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is situated in the very centre of the Red light district and is very easy to find and venture away from to see other city attractions.

Disliked: Builders worked behind the wall of our room from as early as 6am and our belongings werent very safe, even in lockers.

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

Towfiq Islam

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012 Towfiq would recommend this property

Liked: Exactly as described and in an amazing location for young people. As my friend tony the tiger says, 'it's great'.lol

Disliked: Nothing.

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

michael carr

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012 michael would recommend this property

Liked: it was right in the heart of everything that i wanted to do

Disliked: michael left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel location is very central. If you are new in amsterdam you can choose this hotel because its very close to main places such as the Dam square, red light and many coffee shops.

Disliked: The bed was not very comfortable. I stayed at the second floor of the bed and it isn't secured to fell down. There wasn't any bars to the left or the right. So if you will stay on the second floor and come to hostel drunk or high, you might fell down in the middle of the night.. The toilets was cleaned everyday but the smell of the liquid detergent was awful that every time I enter the toilet it smelled like mixture of the shit and the detergent. I think the cleaning staff should change the detergent with a lavanta flavour or smthing else. The stairs are very sloppy. If you have a heavy bag with you its a bit difficult to climb upstairs. The stairs are like a maze and very perpendicular.

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

Kimberly Gonzales

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2012 Kimberly would recommend this property

Liked: Heart of Amsterdam Hostel was in a great location...right in the middle of the red light district, but still within walking distance to other sights (i.e. Anne Frank House and Heineken Brewery). I stayed in a private double room. The room was small, but it felt secure (2 safes in the room for a 5 euro fee which is refundable upon return of the safe key), and for the amount of time you actually spend inside your room in Amsterdam, this hostel was ideal.

Disliked: The lighting in the bathroom was very bad and there wasn't an outlet in the bathroom to plug in a blow dryer/curling iron etc. In fact there wasn't an outlet anywhere near a mirror so that was a bit difficult. Also, the shower is quite small. Again, these are very small dislikes.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

peter callen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2012 peter would recommend this property

Liked: great location. good facility

Disliked: nothing

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

Ashleigh Pingel

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2012 Ashleigh would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were cleaned every day

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

27 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: one girl at the desk was absolutely lovely and extremely helpful!

Disliked: The other girl at the desk-not do friendly!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked everything about it! Perfect place for a young traveller to stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Rebecca Long

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

07 September 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were so comfortable!

Disliked: Small luggage room

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

michael williams

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 September 2012 michael would recommend this property

Liked: location right in middle of red light, bars coffee shops, staff excellent

Disliked: needed a light and some hooks 4 clothes in shower,

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right in middle of everything. It's right in the RLD which may be good or bad thing for you. Beds were good locker system was real good too, I had big backpack and got it and another backpack in... Won't fit really big suitcases though, more of a vertical and deep locker. Rooms painted black and some other contrast colors to help not wake people up when they come in. It's a good place for price and you'll learn where it is fast and be ale to get back to it no problem after having several drinks.

Disliked: The water pressure was great for people with a lot of hair, but the bathroom gets the uncleanliness award... It smelt like old rotting socks, and there was gunk and mold between shower door that needed to be cleaned for months. Couldn't get rid of smell, toilet is first thing you walk over before the sink and shower so that was awkward and be floor always got wet so bring shower shoes. This was the only bad thing, and the fact that you had to walk past several prostitute windows on your way back to the hostel. It's in the RLD, which may not be bad thing, but just know your 2 walls are live porno venues. Good hostel for a couple nights but if I stayed longer I'd start to feel sleazy. Other guests were great there though,, and wifi worked despite us being on the 3rd floor corner! Ps no elevator which is most places in Amsterdam.