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Reviews of Hotel Hostel Mevlana

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

74.9% Overall Rating

539 out of 719 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2014)

"Location; War genauso wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte. Für das Geld nicht viel zu erwarten."

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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 19.27

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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74.9%

Overall Rating

539 out of 719 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hotel Hostel Mevlana'

Atmosphere
61.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
83.2%
Value
72.0%
Safety
75.2%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Karolis Alsauskas

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

03 October 2011 Karolis would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location. It was 5min walk to red light district and couple minutes away from some coffeeshops. Overall quiet, convenient location and friendly helpful staff.

Disliked: Steeeep stairs :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The downstairs cafe/bar and pooltable

Disliked: The narrow steep stairs were annoying

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All of the staff very gentle and always eager to help in any case and the places location is just perfect.

Disliked: Room 18 mice romping at night and watch out for the staircase.To someone not used to Amsterdam ways it may represent a danger.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff, very nice location.

Disliked: Room B1 is way too small for 8 people, no light and reading lamps, Also sleeped in a 6-bed dorm, much comfortabler and more light. I would recommend the 6 person doorms, 8 person dorm just in case if you wanna sleep and take a shower, then go out for the whole day.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

24 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: was clean but generally could do with updating - no problems though!

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

22 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Centrally located.

Disliked: Stairs to get to the room is very steep. Lock on the door doesn't inspired a lot of confidence on one's safety.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bed bugs

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

Jonathon Crickett

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 September 2011 Jonathon would recommend this property

Liked: Very good, friendly service. A pleasure to stay and close to everything. Price was also good value. Thank you for the stay, Jo Crickett.

Disliked: Nothing, met all my needs and then some.

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

Stirling Schunemann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2011 Stirling would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the train station and had all the facilities needed for the stay.

Disliked: Breakfast was not included, and it should be as it is one of those things that allows you to meet others. Overall the atmosphere of the hostel was lacking, most likely due to everyone being out in the city. Wifi should only be available in the lobby so it makes it easier for you to meet others. Otherwise, everyone just stays in the rooms. Overall the hostel felt more so like a budget hotel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean

Disliked: Room mates were not considerate but thats not the hostels fault. Stairs were interesting

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

Natalia Espinoza

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

15 September 2011 Natalia would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful, friendly, warm and helpful staff!!! Perfect Location !!! Great facilities!!!

Disliked: Nothing

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

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

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.