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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

76.6% Overall Rating

809 out of 945 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/05/2015)

"Loved how close it was to absolutely everything. Had good security and was nice to have outlets per bed. Bathroom was large which was nice."

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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 3.29

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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76.6%

Overall Rating

809 out of 945 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
68.8%
Staff
80.8%
Value
72.8%
Safety
78.4%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Aaron Dobrianski

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 November 2011 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location

Disliked: Is no longer smoker friendly. Private rooms should be

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was nice, clean, and in the middle of the red light district! The staff were quite friendly, and there were computers available for use, as well as free wifi. I would recommend Heart of Amsterdam if you want to be in the middle of the action so to speak.

Disliked: It was a bit expensive, and it is non-smoking.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

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

25 October 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: safe, well located, facilities in good condition...

Disliked: the staff, they just limit themselves to do the minimum required. They could be more helpfull.

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

Evgeniya Sablina

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

18 October 2011 Evgeniya would recommend this property

Liked: Very funny place.

Disliked: If stuff can bring bags to number it'll be better...

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

Alain Sanchez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Alain would recommend this property

Liked: Excelent location, nice staff and spacious room, clean overall

Disliked: Even if the staff is nice, they must be receive some concierge-training since all the people that uses their facilities are tourists and are clueless about what is going on in the area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was in a good spot, stayed in a hostel down the road before moving to this one and this was a major improvement nice tidy rooms secure lockers and freindly atmosphere out of the two i would definitely reccomend staying here

Disliked: room stunk of piss from the ensuite the first night but didnt stop me from sleeping was fine

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Shannon Lawler

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2011 Shannon would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and abit funky! Loved being very central to everything!

Disliked: nothing

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

stephen kuykendall

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 October 2011 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location it was very close to the central station and right in the middle of the right light district with plenty of coffe shops around.

Disliked: They had a lil bit of construction going on it was pretty loud. But other than that it was a very nice place.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff, size of the dorms

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place! Normal staff. High prices.

Disliked: A reconstruction was goihng on.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, hot showers, fresh linens.

Disliked: Red Light District gets a little sketchy at night, but otherwise good location.

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

Luis Trevino

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2011 Luis would recommend this property

Liked: Everything you need... good enough bed with ur own light, outlet plug... clean sheets, towel... breakfast, wifi, even free computers... plenty of cities in Indies in my room... lol. Just smelled a little like pee... but shower and restroom were in my room and always available. Is deft stay here again if I need to budget. Red light girls in window across canal.

Disliked: Smelled like pee... must not loose your receipt for locker... no kitchen... nothing too bad.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it has a great location. rooms are cleaned daily. staff should try to smile at least once a day. i recommend this hostel if you are not looking for attractions like bar or tours. 3 € for breakfast is bad but it worths.

Disliked: .

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

tala barium

Alone

City break

30 September 2011 tala would recommend this property

Liked: Heart of Amsterdam might be a bit pricey to the average backpacker but it is most def worth it. In the 8 bed mixed you get your own bathroom, lockers, and there is a lot of room in general. The windows open quite wide as well if you have laundry you need to hang on your roommates bunk. They even have a flat screen TV in the rooms, if you are into that sort of thing. All in all, its a pretty bad ass place to stay. We could see the red light girls from our window! yay!

Disliked: ..

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

Matthew Anstee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very central and easy to get to

Disliked: Not exactly the freindliest of hostels - but was a good place to use as a base

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2011

Liked: Very clean, nice chill-out area, and although I never partook of the breakfast it looked like good value for money if you're a carnivore.

Disliked: The door to our room didn't close properly and was left open a couple of times so the slamming wouldn't wake the whole building. Didn't appreciate the prostitute being brought into the room by the other bunkmates...but that's really not the fault of the stablishment...

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

Marie-Claire Vallely

With friends / other travellers

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

23 September 2011 Marie-Claire would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, especially for the price! It's located just a few minutes walk away from Dam Square and close to pubs, shops and coffee shops. The rooms were nice and modern with comfy beds and each bunk had it's own locker, shelf, plug socket and light which was very handy. We were provided with fresh towels and the beds were changed each day so overall it was nice and clean.

Disliked: The rooms were quite dark. They were painted black and if you were on a bottom bunk especially there was very little light despite having a personal light next to your bed. Another downfall would be that there are no self-catering areas so we had to eat out everyday.

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

Niels Sørensen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2011 Niels would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly - nothing out of the ordinary. Free internet. Comfy beds. Awesome location.

Disliked: Just too expensive.

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

Madeline Fox

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011 Madeline would recommend this property

Liked: I was a little nervous about staying here after reading some bad reviews but we found the hostel pretty much perfect! It was clean, safe and in the ideal location! No complaints!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Axel Gottberg

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 Axel would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: ..

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Narmina Feyzullayeva

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011

Liked: Good Location. Right at the right light district.

Disliked: Crazy prices!!! I paid around 45 euros for one night in a room with 12 persons! Only one bathroom for everyone! Be attend, they also add a tax to the main price!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, decent 3 Euro breakfast and the BEST location

Disliked: A bit noisy at night, but nothing that can't be overcome with a set of earplugs :)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were very helpful, and the free walking tours were great! Fede was our guide and he knew a lot about the city!

Disliked: nothing it was fine.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jennifer Whittingham

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: 3 euro breakfast, very freindly atmospheric place, the location could not be better, "heart" of the red light distric, very safe :)

Disliked: No AC, only one fan to cool a room of 10 people therefore at night it was not great.