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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2011

Liked: In the Red Light District - convenient for seeing other parts of Amsterdam Relatively clean, new towels every day Good size Lockers

Disliked: Staff was not particularly helpful

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

27 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the themed rooms were really cool, the staff were friendly and the rooms were clean

Disliked: it was a shame there was no kitchen or chilled out communal space

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

Kurt Dennis

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

26 February 2011 Kurt would recommend this property

Liked: Location, room, beds are comfy!

Disliked: no common area, just the foyey

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice and comfortable accommodations.

Disliked: none

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

Tamaruarangi Merriman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2011 Tamaruarangi would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location.

Disliked: bedsize

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean linen and towels, friendly staff

Disliked: Lack of wi-fi unless you were sitting in reception, quality of the first room was very poor

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and tidy and very central, but still quiet for sleeping.

Disliked: It is expensive! 40 euros a night for a 10 bedroom dorm!

100.0%
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DAVID GREGG

Alone

City break

11 February 2011 DAVID would recommend this property

Liked: VERY CENTRAL,FRIENDLY STAFF,VALUE FOR MONEY.WOULD RECOMEND IT TO OTHER TRAVELLERS AND WILL STAY AGAIN.MANY THANKS DAVID GREGG

Disliked: NOTHING

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: realy good bunks, very sucure lockers

Disliked: No bar so little atmospher.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 February 2011

Liked: location is the only one thing i like about this hostel.

Disliked: The staffs were really NOT friendly. All poker faces. no smile. Everytime I have problem, they acted like that is not thier business. Everything is broken. my light and plug were broken. I told them, but after 2 days until I left the hostel. They didn't fix it at all. Shower water pipe was clogged. Only can get wifi in lobby, but there are only two plugs there. IT WAS THE WOREST HOSTEL I HAVE EVEN BEEN.

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

Asif Shamim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2011 Asif would recommend this property

Liked: Middle of Amsterdam City everything is near by this hostel and close to Red light District Area....

Disliked: There was no Proper Vantelation System...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

01 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location. rooms nice and spacious.

Disliked: no communal room so not really anywhere to chill in the hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is amazing, right in the middle of the RLD.

Disliked: The room we had was very very dark and gloomy...black paint on walls? really?

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

30 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathroom was amazing, was pleasantly surprised when discovered soap, shower gel and towel. Its right in the heart of red lights/coffe shops, but still isolated enough to not be too noisy.

Disliked: i missed a nice common area to chill/smoke/socialise in. It was freezing when we went and would have been really nice to be able to just say in.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location - 10min walk from train station.

Disliked: The stairs going upstairs - way toooooooooooooooooo wide.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and comfortable.

Disliked: It didn't feel like there was a good communal area to just hang out and meet your fellow travellers. The area near reception felt more like a waiting room than a social area, and as there are often people asleep in the shared dorms (whatever time of day it is) it would of been nice to have some type of lounge room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 1. I arrived at midnight, but the location is easy to find out even at that time. 2.The locker is high technology but easy to use.

Disliked: The hot water is very very HOT! The door of my room is hard to open and close.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, quite modern and kinda trendy, TV in the room with heapsa channels.

Disliked: I found the staff/reception quite cold and distant and not helpful, though an Asian girl was very helpful but the others were very distant, put me off approaching them. The bunkbeds were way too high and without safety bars to stop you from falling of them whilst the bed space was very slim and I was terrified of slipping off the edge onto the solid floor. The hot water was off for one whole day, also.

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

Matthew King

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: It may have been a small room but the beds were so comfortable some of the best sleep i got across europe. Good location too right in the red light district with wifi available in the rooms.

Disliked: Its been said by everyone but the stairs are horrible. And there was not much space in the room for bags

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

Kathryn Eddiehausen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2011 Kathryn would recommend this property

Liked: Great locations, nice large dorm room. Each bed has a personal shelf and reading light.

Disliked: The toilets were not well cleaned, and very small, so it was hard to shower and change clothes.

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

CHI HSUAN LU

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2011 CHI HSUAN would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is right in the red light district, quite safe at night. I stay in 8 ppl dorm, the room was OK. each ppl have there own bed light and recharger( BUT MINE IS NOT WORKING) anyway, I think this hostel is much better than Damrak Inn which I stayed for another night!

Disliked: some beds don't have the stairs to climb up, it's quite dangerous! I stay in the upper bed, the ceiling is too close, I hit my head several times even I already bend down. Recommand to stay at the lower bed.

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

Daniel Power

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: the design of the rooms was great and having an on suitewas a huge bonus!!!

Disliked: nothing really.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large rooms with good clean beds and great bathrooms.

Disliked: Shared with 5 boys who were loud.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

02 January 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and interesting room decor. Liked having the lockers shelf and reading light. Also a plug beside each bed.

Disliked: A bit overpriced for a 12 person dorm. Also everything except for the bathrooms seemed to get a thorough cleaning. It was a bit gross in there, but managable.