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Reviews of Heart of Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 120, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012DT

79.4% Overall Rating

816 out of 952 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 3.29

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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79.4%

Overall Rating

816 out of 952 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
75.2%
Safety
82.4%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: OK seriously, €50 per night for an 8-person room is way too much for this place. The location is great but the facilities are average. It could have used a spruce up. There is absolutely no vibe and no common room (I.e. you meet no one). Also, if you are going to paing your walls black, you really need to have better lighting. I couldn't even see in the shower.

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

Jonas Verma

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2015 Jonas would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. Bathroom/shower was clean. Overall I enjoyed my stat

Disliked: Jonas left no negative feedback.

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

Sarah Kizell

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2015 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Located near all the coffee shops and center of red light

Disliked: Internet was terrible, and no air conditioning

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

Laura Goodman

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2015 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Smaller and darker than I expected but in a great location. Would go back :)

Disliked: Tiny bathrooms of the dorm rooms

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

michael knox

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2015 michael would recommend this property

Liked: very well located you could say it was in the heart of Amsterdam ! kind and friendly staff .

Disliked: nothing really to dislike .

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

Lea Molina

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2015 Lea would recommend this property

Liked: the location was definitley the best part for me.

Disliked: The room was full so it was a complete mess when we first came in, and all the windows had huge curtains that were stapled down so we couldn't get a good idea of what the room actually looked like

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2015

Liked: location, pricing

Disliked: facilities, wc

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Nothing, we liked it all

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

michael williams

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 May 2015 michael would recommend this property

Liked: right in middle of red light but safe and staff checking people r staying at door

Disliked: obviously kings day is the most expensive time to stay but its worth it

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and interior decorating.

Disliked: Luggage storage could be bigger and more secure. I didn't have piece of mind that my luggage was safe in the 1.5 hrs before check in.

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

Stefan Krenkler

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

23 April 2015 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: WC and shower is often occupied in an 8 bed dorm

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

ALAN COSTA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2015 ALAN would recommend this property

Liked: boa localização, lugar agradável e um bom atendimento.

Disliked: Só achei o quarto um pouco escuro e o banheiro pequeno.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

05 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right in the middle of red light district, clean, good staff

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 friends / other travellers

City break

26 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Heart of Amsterdam Hostel was absolutely great. It was in a perfect location to get anywhere, about a 10 minute walk from all touristy things and right on the red light district which meant it was near to loads of bars and coffee shops. The room was perfect, there were 4 single beds each with its own shelf as well as copious plug sockets and a very nice clean modern toilet, shower and sink. I stayed for four nights with my boyfriend and another couple and it was much better than we could expect. Would recommend it to everyone... Eat some shrooms and find out why the room themes are so fun! We didn't have any problems but if we needed help there was always a member of staff at the desk - very helpful during check in and check out. Perfect.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staffs are really friendly and helpful. And the location, very strategic

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

26 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Though it was middle of the red light district, was safe. spacious rooms.

Disliked: Location is exactly in the red light district and no corridor.

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

Kristian Moheim

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 November 2014 Kristian would recommend this property

Liked: It's location in the middel of redlight district. Old house with a charm and easy to find.

Disliked: Kristian left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Christina Kraus

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014

Liked: Well it was a nice idea having those theme rooms, but we were in the lord of the rings room and gollum was looking at us all night... not sure if thats good or bad... i liked the lockers. and if you want to stay in the middl of the redligh districtt than this ist the place to be, because you cant get much closer :)

Disliked: the bathroom was very dirty!!!!!

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

KuanYi Huang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2014 KuanYi would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location !

Disliked: When the door open and close... It will make noise... Like wood noise

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Plugs did not work well with adapters. Only one toilet shower between 8 people so it was pretty difficult to get in in the morning (mixed dorm so girls also needed to go in to get changed) . Lobby often smelt of weed. Although this smell is to be expected in Amsterdam, maybe people could be encouraged to smoke it further away from the door.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Everything else

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Rebecca Mathews

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: Staff were quite unhelpful, also front door was not Locked therefore anyone could realistically walk in off the street.

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

ATINA CHANG

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2014 ATINA would recommend this property

Liked: Literally in the HEART of Amsterdam, in the Red Light District. You can see brothels from the window if you're on the street side. GREAT staff, better than I expected!

Disliked: It was noisy at night but what can you expect for being in the Red Light District. Didn't bother me much but if you don't like street noise it isn't for you

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

Sarah Rivas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to all the fun stuff around the red light district. Nice staff. Interesting hostel

Disliked: A bit noisy, but that's what you get from the location. Ear plugs help.

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

Björgvin Valdimarsson

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

10 July 2014 Björgvin would recommend this property

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