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Reviews of Hotel Hostel Mevlana

Hostel | nieuwe zijds voorburgwal 160, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 SJ

72.0% Overall Rating

529 out of 704 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/07/2014)

Jeni Kisbey thinks…

"The location is literally a two minute walk from Dam square!!! Also the beds were extremely comfy which were very unexpected. The staff were very pleasant and also allowed us to borrow some fans…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 20.29

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Any cancellation or modification regarding your booking will only be possible 48 hours before Check-in date, and cancellation or modification will not be accepted if less than 48 hours before Check-in date and the total accommodation cost will be charged. We will authorize your credit cards for the first night 48 hours prior to check-in date. If the authorization cannot be obtained, then the rooms cannot be guaranteed. Check in: after 14.00 pm Check out: 11.00 am. Tourist tax 5% is not included in room price payments by card will be 5% extra charge

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72.0%

Overall Rating

529 out of 704 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hotel Hostel Mevlana'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
58.4%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
82.4%
Value
65.6%
Safety
74.4%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were very helpful. location was excellent. the stairs were interesting. I would recommend to stay there

Disliked: expensive but all hostels in Amsterdam are

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

Salini Raina Lochan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2011 Salini Raina would recommend this property

Liked: the staff here were really really amazing and helpful and very nice. The room were a little bit small compared to most hostels I have stayed at but the location was perfect and the the staff and price made up for it. I did feel that the rooms were a little bit stuffy as well so maybe it needed a little bit more ventilation or more windows otherwise it was very clean :D Maybe take the carpet on the floor out and have vanished floors so it doesn't smell so old!

Disliked: The rooms were a little bit stuffy, it needed a little bit more ventilation or more windows. Maybe take the carpet on the floor out and have vanished floors to stop it from smelling old and stuffy and the rooms were slightly smaller than normal hostels so maybe fewer bunks!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Close to everything! Windows lookind on gothic Niewe Kerk! Helpful staff, lockers and safe on the reception. Kitchen with dining zone on the ground floor. Free fast WI-FI! Supermarket neraby.

Disliked: A little bit noisy outside - but it is ok if you shut the windows. There is 5% tax not included in Hostelbookers price. And 20 euro deposit for the key (refunded on the departure).

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011

Liked: 1) Staff helped me for my late reservation, they changed my dates. 2) 24 hour open reservation.

Disliked: 1) Stairs are very bad, like ladder. 2) Stairs are insecure especially in the mornings, cleaners throw laundry packs from stairs. 3) Staff want %10 more money (which we paid by credit card to hostelbookers) and don't give it back! 4) If you want to stay extra days, tell it to staff without reservation from hostelbookers, staff want more money and don't tell this disadvantage. (for example they want 25€ for the same room in hostelbookers: 18€) It's not negative but as an information to travelers: Hostel name is Turkish but its owner and staff are Chinese. (They said that former owner was Turkish)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient and little else

Disliked: No atmosphere or lounge area

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011

Liked: close to center

Disliked: The place is very old.. the rooms are smelly and the stairs are very tight that one could fall on his head.. the private room was ok but the mixed dormatory and the shared bathrooms were awful !!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2011

Liked: Great location, in the middle of everything.

Disliked: VERY cramped rooms..no space to move let alone anywhere to put your bags. Very expensive for what it is.

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

Olivier de Froberville

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011

Liked: good location. Got upgraded to a private room for the 4 of us at no extra cost.

Disliked: No real atmosphere, no kitchen

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Antony Phillips

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 August 2011 Antony would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, lovely staff, clean rooms, nice pool table, excellent overall. No complaints.

Disliked: Nothing - was perfect!

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011

Liked: we were only there for one night

Disliked: They fail to mention the 'stairs' which would be better described as ladders that run through the building and which must be health hazards for backpackers with heavy bags (as we were). The hostel is described as 'nice' which is highly disputable, the place is filthy, reeks of smoke and weed despite several no smoking signs in the rooms, (clearly the smoke alarms are just for show) sheets and towels were unclean, bathrooms were filthy as were the walls in rooms, ceiling tiles were broken and falling out. The 'mini-supermarket' they describe in their overview is a fridge, one which can be found in every single hostel we stayed in, clearly just their attempt to find a positive about their hostel to encourage visitors.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location. 24 hours reception. Kind staff.

Disliked: Narrow spaces (but I guess it is normal in Amsterdam...). Not always so clean bedsheets and towels.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: staircase, room size

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

Jim Weijs

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

20 August 2011 Jim would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and helpful, great service! Hostel is based on a perfect location near Dam square, Central station, museumplein etc. I can really recommend this hostel to others!

Disliked: Most of the hostels in Amsterdam are expensive for what you get, just like this one.

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

Elin Eriksson

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2011 Elin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and the location is perfect! I loved the stears in the hostel. They are so Amsterdam. You get your own locker and key and clean towels whenever you ask for it. They have a refrigerator and stove on the hostel.

Disliked: It's a bit expensive but I think for being in Amsterdam it's a good price..

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was pretty good its right behind dam square , close to most stuff and close to the main station

Disliked: staff in the daytime could care less they are rude most of the time , but the night staff is awesome ! good luck with the stairs!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfedt location, great lounge to hang out and play pool and the staff is friendly. I really liked this hostel.

Disliked: The dorm was a bit small and hot.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect. The hostel is also a cafe and it's nice to just hang out there.

Disliked: Way too expensive, but I think most of the hostels in Amsterdam are. They also BLASTED the same horrible songs all day everyday.

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

PAULINE DIMINUTTO

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 PAULINE would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and very close to the center

Disliked: About 10 m² for 6 beds...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: it is maybe the worst hostel I have been. The stairs were terrible, I was in the 4th floor without elevator. VERY DIRTY. The roon was so small.

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

Gustavo Alves Zago

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011 Gustavo would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly.

Disliked: It has a very dangerous stairs to reach the rooms.

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

Federico Garcia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2011 Federico would recommend this property

Liked: It is very good located, near to the central station and near to the red light district. Everythingh was ok to me there, I think it is not a good thing to stay in the red light district, too noisy, but you can walk or bike from Mevlana to everywhere in the city, and nothing its too far. You can have a tram almost in the front door. The people was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: mmm. It was really ok, I have nothing to complain about. But also, I usually don't spend too much time in the hostel, I just go there to sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, helpful staff

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

joseph mcdonnell

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2011 joseph would recommend this property

Liked: everything! best hostel going, the location is perfect.

Disliked: nothing.