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Reviews of Hostel The Globe

Hostel | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012EH

71.0% Overall Rating

769 out of 1234 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/03/2014)

Breeanna Cave thinks…

"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…"

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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. Tourist tax is already included in the price

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71.0%

Overall Rating

769 out of 1234 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel The Globe'

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
68.8%
Staff
63.2%
Value
68.8%
Safety
68.8%
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28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

OMER FARUK SARI

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

24 October 2012

Liked: Not for staying even for a short time. İt is only Good for homeless people. Unprofessional administration, dirty rooms and lack of space. After we check in we just hang out and when we back we saw someone in our room. The staff told that he is Looking for his beleongings and he trust him but god knows whether he looked for valuable things or not?

Disliked: Everything

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location.

Disliked: Actually nothing specific maybe the fact that they don`t have the computers anywhere.

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

Nadeem Bari

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 October 2012 Nadeem would recommend this property

Liked: Its good.. Always seems full...

Disliked: Too much restrictions..

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

radek brezina

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

30 September 2012 radek would recommend this property

Liked: good location from the central station and the city, nice bar downstairs

Disliked: radek left no negative feedback.

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

shaun whitworth

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2012 shaun would recommend this property

Liked: Great bar downstairs with a large smoking area. The rooms have decent sized lockers in which can be rented for any valuables. The bedding is also changed daily.

Disliked: Strangely designed bathrooms and uncomfortable beds

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

Inacio Marcal

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2012 Inacio would recommend this property

Liked: It is good location and acces to visit interesting place

Disliked: they dont have lugage room

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

Wilson Mallon

Alone

Relaxation/spa

13 September 2012 Wilson would recommend this property

Liked: Large areas at bar and smoking room. Good tunes on the soundsystem, made me smile. There is the potential to meet people.

Disliked: Rooms can be hot, bathroom could do with better ventilation

80.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Monica Klein

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2012 Monica would recommend this property

Liked: IF you have friends in amsterdam and will do your own thing this hostel is fine.

Disliked: however if your travelling alone and looking to make friends and have a good atmosphere then stay elsewhere. in saying that its described accurately on hostelbookers

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

lyle webb

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2012 lyle would recommend this property

Liked: Owner Mr Yu runs a tight efficient ship ~~~ totally secure and above board. YES Amsterdam is an expensive city and this is a place where you can save your Euros. Location is excellent ... folks are friendly

Disliked: Be aware this is not the top of the line Hostel but its write up is totally correct

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: toilet and shower

Disliked: no social room

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Bar downstairs

Disliked: No luggage room. Not the nicest of rooms, but definitely does the job.

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

Man Him Ip

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2012 Man Him would recommend this property

Liked: Safe.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Elise Hirschi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 August 2012

Liked: Hostel Globe is the perfect location if you want to stay in the heart of the party in Amsterdam. Staff cleaned rooms and bathrooms everyday it was decently clean. Mostly the staff was generally helpful and the bartender/bouncer was the most friendly.

Disliked: We read that the staff was unfriendly but didn't experience this until our last night when the guy at the reception was really rude to my brother for no reason. We'd already been there 3 days and all of a sudden he snaps our heads off for some very minor inconvenience on his party. If you want a chill place to stay where you can go back to the hostel to lounge, the Globe is NOT the place. The bar is divey, and open to the public not just for people staying there but its usually quite dead, clearly not a popular bar in town. There are some booths and chairs but no couches or anything so we kind of felt like we had no place to go back to other than the dorm beds which are only good for sleeping. Also they allow food in the rooms but not in the bar. We are backpackers and like to have a cheap meal at the now and then but are we going to eat it hunched over in the dorm bunk beds? Really should have been allowed to bring a snack into the bar considering what we paid for a very basic room in a 20 person dorm. This contributes to the no nice place to chill problem (some hostels have lovely lounges to hang out and meet other travelers, this place really doesn't.) Finally, we were super pissed when two staff members came into the dorm at 9 in the morning and proceeded to take apart one of the bunks! They were literally using a hammer to bang apart the bars of this bunk bed. They woke up everyone in the dorm and then made a huge racket carrying it out. They couldn't do this during the afternoon when the room is empty??

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

WILLIAM MOREIRA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012

Liked: They keep all rooms clean!

Disliked: The staff isn't friendly!

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

Matt Church

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2012 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel The Globe was a decent hostel which was well maintained and quiet in the rooms, the staff were also friendly and helpful.

Disliked: I liked this hostel however the common area is the bar downstairs and you needed to be in the bar to gain a decent signal for the wifi. However these are very minor complaints.

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

Kayleigh Brister

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2012 Kayleigh would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly, nothing was a problem

Disliked: There could have been a changing room, not just a shower. We could do with somewhere to change!

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

César Olivera Escalona

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2012

Liked: Just the price and location.

Disliked: There are many stairs. The people that works in the hostel is not so friendly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: nothing much just an average hostel.

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

Lorcan O'Mahony

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

05 July 2012 Lorcan would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The stairs

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

05 July 2012

Liked: N/A

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good location, good food, good beer

Disliked: The bunk beds need some ladders

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location.

Disliked: Staff weren't very friendly at all, in an 8 bed dorm there were only 6 lockers and they were of poor quality, the one I was using was all bent out of shape as if someone had tried to break into it. One of the 6 didn't even close properly. Very loud so take earplugs.

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

shane o'neill

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 July 2012 shane would recommend this property

Liked: the location was excellent and the price was cheap. There was a sense of security in the place.

Disliked: There was no elevator. staff were unfriendly. food served in the bar was not tasty and was expensive. the bar had little atmosphere and there was little help from staff in finding us taxis.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked its location.

Disliked: I disliked the check-out hour, it was too early for me.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good services. Helpful and flexible staff. 24h reception. Bar open until 3 where you can drink and smoke. Lovely back area by the canal. Really central hostel. Rooms were clean and simple. Good bathroom and shower. Great music most of the time at the bar.

Disliked: The food was okay, but nothing special. However, it is really quite cheap if you are staying at the hostel.