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Hostel | Frans van Mierisstraat 69 A, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 RL

66.7% Overall Rating

144 out of 220 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/10/2013)

"Great value for money. The location is nice because the entire city is within easy walking distance, but you're not forced to be in the middle of all the craziness. Really nice staff, and adorable cat!"

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Facilities

  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Normal booking condition: PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR CHECK-IN OR CONTACT US IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATE!! Prices do not include the 5% city tax and cancellation must occur 72 hours before the check-in date and for group booking a week before check in date . Cancelation can only be done by email. ______________________________________________ Group booking conditions: Group from 6 or more persons have to cancel 2 weeks before arrival date. All CANCELLATIONS are required to be NOTIFIED to Hostel Janson 2 x weeks (14 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE prior to arrival date (not arrival time), after that there is a 100% charge of the total cost. In case of no show, your credit card will be charged 100% of the total cost. Cancellation and changes at and after arrival date will be charged 100%!! ______________________________________________ Special Events: NEW YEARS PERIODE :( 30,31DEC 2011 , AND 1 AND 2 JAN 2013) EASTER PERIODE:6, 7,8,9 april 2012 QUEENS DAY: (28,29 AND 30 APRIL 2012) PINKSTER PERIODE IBC EVENT: (9,10,11 AND 12 SEPTEMBER 2012) All CANCELLATIONS are required to be NOTIFIED to Hostel Orfeo 2 x weeks (14 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE prior to arrival date (not arrival time), after that there is a 100% charge of the total cost. In case of no show, your credit card will be charged 100% of the total cost. Cancellation and changes at and after arrival date will be charged 100%!! ______________________________________________ We accept cash only for payment on arrival ______________________________________________ We ask authorisation on the given credit card (not a charge), unfortunately we will NOT keep the reservation if we cannot get authorisation. You will be contacted by the hotel to ask the security code of your credit card. ______________________________________________ When a booking is made by a person(s)( for 3 nights more) outside the Europe Union and a visa is required for the embassy, and the booking is used to obtain a visa. The whole booking will be charged to your card, so we will need a CVC (security code at the back of your credit card, this to guarantee your booking that you will be staying with us. You will be contacted by the hostel for information . this booking cannot be cancelled any more!!!!! Please note the property only takes cash on arrive.

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66.7%

Overall Rating

144 out of 220 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Amsterdam Hostel Janson'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
54.4%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
80.0%
Value
63.2%
Safety
69.6%
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Victor Panov

Alone

Business / conference

26 March 2012 Victor would recommend this property

Liked: Good place, good people, good location. What more does one need? ;)

Disliked: I was never sure if the bed cover is clean (the sheets and pillow are)... I also suspect bedbugs! Just look around before you jump into the bed...

100.0%
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EDMUND SIAH-ARMAH

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2012 EDMUND would recommend this property

Liked: Unbelievably friendly staff.

Disliked: I like everything.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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walter sanna

Alone

City break

15 March 2012 walter would recommend this property

Liked: very nice location , helpfull staff , funny and very cheap

Disliked: walter left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Personally, I loved the location. It was easy to walk into the heart of Amsterdam, lots of bars close by and I was able to get a good night sleep due to the quiet.

Disliked: Breakfast is lame- just bread, jam, peanut butter and nutella, tea and coffee. Also, the communal room/kitchen/reception area is one small room. The kitchen is just a mini fridge and microwave...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good size dorm rooms, friendly and helpful ownner

Disliked: More bread would be good

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

04 January 2012

Liked: The staff were pretty cool. Real cruisey and helped out when needed.

Disliked: The stairs! They're impossible to walk up, especially with a suitcase. The fact that there's only one shower and toilet per floor. The common room isn't much of a common room. There's no kitchen. The breakfast is just basically toast and coffee and tea. Not much of a breakfast. The sheets aren't changed.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 January 2012

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Lots of bizarre, slightly worrying moments where staff will pop their head in your room for no apparent reason, seemingly when they think you're out of the room...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2011

Liked: the staff are mostly friendly

Disliked: the bathrooms are tiny and rarely clean

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: attention, maps, disponibility, discount cards

Disliked: the bathroom floor was always so wet

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: common area

Disliked: stairs

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

gabriella ziede gomez

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 December 2011 gabriella would recommend this property

Liked: Is near of Van Gogh museum and others for turists. I'm here to find a job and here there are a lot of jobs agency, I'm staying in this hostel for a month even if rooms are streght and the bath room is little....but out there there is all necessary!

Disliked: there a little mouse going round the hostel........

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

20 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, nice rooms, easy to get to from the airport and walking distance to town

Disliked: ...

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

14 November 2011

Liked: It was a place to put your head down for the night. Close to a supermarket.

Disliked: The place was dirty. The staff were not very friendly or helpful. The hostel was very run down and the was only one shower for each floor, which were dirty. They was no was no where to lock away valuables in the room. Next time to Amsterdam, I will pay a little extra to be closer to the centre of town and a well maintained property.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: en-suite bathrooms, non-smoking hostel, lots of cameras so very secure

Disliked: some traffic noise as located on a busy road

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

Grazielle Fávero Valério

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2011 Grazielle would recommend this property

Liked: Internet grátis, café-da-manhã incluso, quartos razoavelmente limpos.

Disliked: Muitas escadas pra subir(quem traz bastante malas deve pensar bem nisso!), localização não muito central e longe da estação de trem(mas de fácil acesso aos "trams"), cozinha muito pequena.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011

Liked: warm.

Disliked: Leaky toilet.

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

Jared Hawco

With friends / other travellers

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

11 October 2011

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Not very clean, no lockers or safety deposit, very small

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2011

Liked: Warm and comfortable beds.

Disliked: Liquid soap not changed for days. Large number of beds for a few toilets and showers. Only 1 hair drier for the whole hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is a really nice hostel and has a good atmosfaire

Disliked: shared bathroom for both genres

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

James Ogle

Alone

Events / festivals

06 October 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: 100% positive: very friendly staff & very helpful. I would also recommend it for value for money. VERY GOOD!

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2011

Liked: 40 minutes walking from center. 15 min on tram 5.

Disliked: Took more money (extra 10 euro) than it was written in booking info. Bad shower and breakfast.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

09 September 2011

Liked: The staff here were really friendly and always willing to help, I thought they were great!

Disliked: Personally, I am very particular when it comes to bathrooms and I didn't really feel all that comfortable or clean with the toilets etc. It wasn't horrendous, but could be better. If the toilets were dirty and I told the staff, they were on top of it in a matter of seconds.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the room was fine, comfy beds, internet access avaliable all the time, only a 10 minute bike ride from town, trams easy to work out and ran often.

Disliked: The toilet sometimes smelt a little bit. But overall a nice stay.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

17 August 2011

Liked: People were very nice.....

Disliked: The Bathrooms suck!!! Breakfast, Sucks kind of like too. The rooms have no possibility of laying your bags, stuff whatever down. Just the beds and a sink inside. This can`t be good at all with 4 people in one room. Okay for a night or two. But after a week??? I ´don`t know....

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, rooms good size, nice shower, pretty secure ( felt safe leaving bag in room when going out), cleanish

Disliked: not much, but noticed the duvet wasnt washed between guests