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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

82.4% Overall Rating

821 out of 958 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 3.38

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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82.4%

Overall Rating

821 out of 958 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
82.4%
Value
79.2%
Safety
85.6%
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Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Vera Keller

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2012 Vera would recommend this property

Liked: Close to sightseeings, friendly staff, hot showers and clean beds

Disliked: Only one restroom/shower for each room - meaning for 10 people. There are no windows neither in the bedroom nor in the bathroom.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

22 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most importantly the location and then has to be it's price. Also coupled with Helpful & cheerful staff makes it a ideal place for a tourist looking for a economical place.

Disliked: Atmosphere could be pepped up a little bit & incorporate some more activities

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

20 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, very clean rooms, excellent bathroom facilities, tolerate even the most massive of lads.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location & decoration & comfort & cleanness

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have the weirdest boner right now.

Disliked: The fact that it gave me the weirdest boner.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was located just at the start of the red light district. Very central but also very safe.

Disliked: There wasn't much opportunity to interact with other travellers except in your room.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Alexander Vorobev

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient location, it is opened all day and night, for Amsterdam it is important!

Disliked: Process of repair, small space in lobby

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

Abhijit Sen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 December 2011 Abhijit would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location, right in the middle of the red light district. And nice rooms, with cupboards, headspace and charging points for each of the beds ! We booked the hostel a week ago and got a good deal (15 Euros .. trust me it's a good deal in Amsterdam). The decor is good too, with themed rooms. All in all, a very nice experience !

Disliked: Abhijit left no negative feedback.

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

Nicole Raine

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2011 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: THe LOCATION!! Right in the heart of the red light district with everything within walking/riding distance. The staff were very helpful in pointing you in the right direction, and the rooms were large with ensuite, lockers, clean linen and even a TV! Best place to stay in Amsterdam!!

Disliked: There is a very vocal duck in the canal, Lol! Absolutely nothing to dislike ;-)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Cleanliness

Disliked: They checked some in our room after midnight which I think is inapropriate.

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

ming chu pak

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2011 ming chu would recommend this property

Liked: every bed gets its own locker and lamp and desk , also charge plug . super like

Disliked: only no kitchen

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: .