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Reviews of Hostel The Globe

Hostel | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012EH

68.2% Overall Rating

804 out of 1282 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/09/2014)

"Lovely clean rooms and comfortable mattresses. Excellent location will definently stay again!"

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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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68.2%

Overall Rating

804 out of 1282 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel The Globe'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
63.2%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
55.2%
Value
64.8%
Safety
72.8%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and location. The outside part of the bar at the back by the canal was especially nice. Happy hour was good although limited to just Heineken.

Disliked: Bathroom was shared between so many people, dirty bed sheets.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2011

Liked: It was in a great spot, and the smoking room is a nice touch if you are so inclined. The guy who was managing the place was very helpful and pointed out some good things to go visit as he knew the place very well.

Disliked: It was rather dirty, and the smokers room I think attracted the wrong sorts of people staying there. Not a very solo traveller friendly hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central to the redlight district, own bar & smoking area

Disliked: more comfy seating in the smoking room, maybe not play sports into the main bar and smoking area as not everyone lines watching sports all the time

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

Christien Bowman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2011 Christien would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly, comfy beds, upstairs bathrooms were clean.

Disliked: Nothing that bad here :) slightly expensive food/drink

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

Justin Gormley

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2011 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff and the rooms were clean, hot water 24/7 and 20% discount on food in the bar, which includes breakfast. Also for any spirit and mixer it was 5 euro.

Disliked: Happy hour was exclusive to Heineken.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and the somoking area

Disliked: spensive even they don't give you a glass of water for free, you have to buy a bottle. you must pay a 5% more if you want pay by card in check in.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: One room key for 10 people is ridiculous especially when people come back at 3-5 o clock in the morning.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price, Location

Disliked: No community kitchen, no eating own stuff in the bar

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bedroom was clean and well ordered.

Disliked: there isn't common room except the bar

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

Louis Schreiber

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2011 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: everything!

Disliked: there was a japanese old man, i don't know what he did there.... but he snored that loud and annoyin all night....so we decided to stay there only one half of the night, if you know what i mean ;)

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

Moreno Turco

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

29 August 2011 Moreno would recommend this property

Liked: everything, nothing to complain

Disliked: nothing :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

28 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Smoking room :)

Disliked: couldn't bring guests into the smoking room late at night

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, smoking room.

Disliked: not a great atmosphere, lockers in room broken.

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

nicolas juge

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

16 August 2011 nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: always ask for opening the door, and checking entrance card

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

Tak Kin YUNG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2011 Tak Kin would recommend this property

Liked: good location, 10min from central station and right inside the RLD.

Disliked: some roommate go to party and drunk when back... also the drunk people at the street which make us cant sleep

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

Katy Yeardley

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 Katy would recommend this property

Liked: no curfew ! clean rooms

Disliked: the toilets were sometimes really dirty

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

James Maxwell

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: I read quite a few bad reviews about this place, and honestly have no idea why anyone was complaining. The hostel is in an ideal location (minutes from the train station, and right in the red light district). The staff was extremely friendly, the rooms were nice and clean, the bathroom was way better than I expected, and cheap drinks at the bar (especially during happy hour). It was my first stay in a hostel, and I was very happy with my choice!

Disliked: No complaints at all, really enjoyed my stay.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The smoking room is one of a kind , loads of people coming from other hostels just to use it .! Very easy to get your self back to the hostel, right at the begining of everything ! Shower and toilet in every room (no sharing with everyone like other hostels)!! Very easy to find, free wifi , 4 or more plugs in the room ! Its more than i expexted and i am glad i booked the globe formy amsterdam adventure ! It

Disliked: Small bottle of water 2 €..!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, central and extremely good value for money

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great and the staff were friendly enough. The bar in the hostel was nice. Free wifi.

Disliked: It could have been cleaner and there were no lockers in the room. There was no common room apart from the bar or kitchen.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location

Disliked: Trek up to the shared dorms, ridiculously expensive bar

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

Stuart Page

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2011 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Location was excellent, large dorms provided perfect opportunity to meet other travellers. Good bar.

Disliked: Beds not completely clean - bed bugs. Staff could have been more engaging and friendly.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

25 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is in a perfect location, very close to red light district and Dam's square we stayed in a mix dorm and the bed was really confortable

Disliked: too much expensive for the type of room offered

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2011

Liked: Bar on site, great location right on the red light district

Disliked: hot rooms, no lockers for luggage, only 6 small lockers in an 8 bed dorm, dirty rooms and bathrooms, bathroom doorknob fell off.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011

Liked: great location

Disliked: very noisy and only 1 socket in a 20 bed dorm so people were having to sit in the hallway to use their computers