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Reviews of Hostel The Globe

Hostel | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012EH

73.0% Overall Rating

818 out of 1297 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/02/2015)

"Bar downstairs is open until late! you can drink & smoke down there. everything is clean the shower and toilet facilities are very good"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We have a 5% service charge if you pay by credit card or debit card . Tourist tax is already included in the price For group booking with more than 20 persons,we will have to charge total amount of the first night's accommodation.

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73.0%

Overall Rating

818 out of 1297 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel The Globe'

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
60.0%
Value
72.0%
Safety
76.8%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's right on red light district!

Disliked: Just basic , hard to find as not well signed

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Josh Howells

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2014

Liked: Leaving

Disliked: Lack of general security in and around the hostel.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

adam hickson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2014

Liked: pretty central to the red light district, a very fun area.

Disliked: no common room or kitchen, only the bar. beers were fairly expensive for a hostel... 5.20 euro for a pint

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was so close to the centre of amsterdam so there was always something new to do, the staff were fantastic and you could always find someone to speak to if there was a problem. The rooms we're clean and the bathrooms looked like new. The bar was cheap compared to most places and the food was amazing, the smoking room was great too it had the feel of an old pub with the atmosphere of a chilled out bar in town. They gave you locks for the lockers and had a safe down the stairs and you couldn't get into the hotel part without a room card which made you feel even more safe. The beds we're clean and quite comfortable.

Disliked: The stairs were quite steep but everywhere in amsterdam is like that. The room mates we had we're always asleep so we had to be really quiet whenever we were in the room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, comfortable beds

Disliked: Staff weren't extremely helpful. We booked an 8 bed dorm and were put in a 10 bed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: The beds were bad; the upper bed was too low so that you couldn't sit on the lower bed, and it was hard to climb up to the upper bed. I stayed in two different rooms and in the other one there were only small lockers where you couldn't put your big backpack in. Even though it was quite nice to stay in this hostel, since I met great people and the location was so excellent.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals

13 June 2014

Liked: Location is great. 8 bed private room was nice and clean with good shower

Disliked: System for entry to the hostel rooms is ridiculous. Having to show your cards every time for entry is annoying.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty good location, avoid most of the noise from the Main Street. Do a good hungover breakfast.

Disliked: Only one outlet in the room, shower pressure wasn't great half the time

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was amazing, hostel and bedding very clean

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Good atmosphere in the bar.

Disliked: The staff were very unfriendly and unhelpful

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

Alyson Moffat

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 May 2014 Alyson would recommend this property

Liked: location, size of rooms and clean bathrooms.

Disliked: people had been smoking in the rooms so it smelt pretty bad. and the locals who hang in the bar down stairs were fairly rude

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Paul Neat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 May 2014

Liked: The location is worth noting as it is a short walk from Amsterdam Centraal train station and overlooks the canal.

Disliked: No WiFi in the rooms, no plug sockets near the beds and not enough for a room full of 10 people or more. Also, prices in the bar downstairs were excessive. 2.50 for a can of Fanta!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Gabriel Sales Vezali

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 April 2014 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: The location was absolutely the best, and the Hostel has a pub as well, which is awesome for me.

Disliked: I'd say half of the staff I knew looked liked they hated their job, furthermore, they weren't really friendly.

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

Elizabeth Begg

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2014 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The showers are super nice and there's free towls:)

Disliked: No kitchen.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: FBI

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

07 April 2014

Liked: The location.

Disliked: Very dirty. Bathrooms and rooms were not clean. Carpet in halls were stained everywhere. Only a few outlets in room for 8 people. Didn't get wifi above the main floor.

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

Breeanna Cave

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014 Breeanna would recommend this property

Liked: I loved this hostel! We stayed in a "16 person" dorm the first night and it was actually 8-bed dorms split into two rooms which was great. The second night was a private and the bathroom was nicer than some of the bathrooms I have had in my own home. There were lockers for your stuff in the dorms but you needed your own locks. The staff was super friendly and were willing to give tips and directions to everywhere. The security was very strict on letting people up into the rooms which made me feel extremely secure. The happy hour 2 beers for 5 euros was awesome and the smoking room could use some couches but overall served its purpose. Last but not least, the location is absolutely amazing. Right in the heart of red light, smoke shops, and next to the train station. Would 100% go back.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 March 2014

Liked: Quiet.

Disliked: Not very clean 8 bed-bunkers cramped in a small room Not at all suitable for late night arrivals

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

Kayleigh Buswell

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

04 March 2014 Kayleigh would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, close to everything. Safe, clean. Proably the nicest hotel I've stayed in amsterdam so far.

Disliked: It was very noisy at night

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

kate yerbury

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2014 kate would recommend this property

Liked: location is brilliant.

Disliked: The size of the showers. There really isn't any space for your clothes to stay dry while showering.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2014

Liked: location

Disliked: staff was EXTREMELY RUDE and unhelful

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms and beds were warm and clean. There was not too much noise and the staff will charge your phone for you behind the counter. The door upstairs is locked to prevent any guy off the street from walking up to the dorms.

Disliked: Wifi is free but only available in the bar and smoking area, not in any of the rooms. In my room, there were no lockable lockers so I had use a locker in the corridor on the floor below. When I wanted breakfast at about 9:15am, the kitchen as it was supposed to be and after waiting for 15 mins I gave up and went somewhere else.

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

Antonio Goncalves

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2014

Liked: location

Disliked: no common areas; just a bar and a smokers area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

19 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that it was really near to the center. just 3 minutes from the red light district.

Disliked: Basically, the room and the ppl in it.

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

Joe Allen-Baines

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 December 2013 Joe would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location literally 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam central station!

Disliked: Nothing