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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

79.8% Overall Rating

792 out of 924 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2014)

"Good location for travellers wanting to explore Amsterdam quickly. Each bed had a secure locker. Bedding was clean and a towel was provided."

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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 3.96

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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79.8%

Overall Rating

792 out of 924 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
81.6%
Value
74.4%
Safety
79.2%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2011

Liked: decent location

Disliked: the bathrooms were horrifically dirty and mold-ridden. there was no wifi, no free breakfast, no kitchen. the place was also undergoing construction, which made the entire hostel feel unsecure.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Chris Preston

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

30 March 2011 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Met some amazing people... Great lockers...awesome location.. clean

Disliked: Cost...

80.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

29 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great. Literally in the Heart of Amsterdam.

Disliked: Nothing other than the staff. They weren't very pleasant. But definitely didn't ruin the stay.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: having to book minimum 2 nights of stay

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

25 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was fantastic

Disliked: very noisy in the morning

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

Vineet Jain

Alone

Partying / nightlife

23 March 2011 Vineet would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location. Value for money!

Disliked: Nothing much!

94.3%
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Piyawat Polsri

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2011 Piyawat would recommend this property

Liked: I love the room, plenty of space and the location just next to Dam square. The bathroom equiped in the bed room. Bed sheet is comfort. Everything is googd for me.

Disliked: Nothing now...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the professional, yet somewhat laid back atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful with whatever you needed. They had free internet, and that is a treasure of course for people on the go.

Disliked: I have nothing in mind really.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: location

88.6%
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Alexander Webley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2011 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and a fun atmosphere.

Disliked: It was a little bit loud in the morning with the construction work.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is perfect which is just close to the red light district room and facilities are clean and conformtable

Disliked: I would say the room is a little cold

62.9%
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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%
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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.