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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 1.32

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: is ok

Disliked: is ok

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a very nice zone

Disliked: No kitchen, rooms were too small.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011

Liked: Very, very poor:(

Disliked: Very, very poor

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Tobias Ehrler

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

28 May 2011

Liked: The hostel is not that central but it's in a pretty and quiet area of the city. It has easy access to the tram 5 which goes directly to Centraal station and the centre. If you have some time it's actually a nice walk (or cycle).

Disliked: There are hardly any communal areas. There is also only 1 toilet and shower per floor, so there is a long queue every morning. Worst of all: Despite the cool weather and a wide open window the room I stayed in was unbearably hot - even at night. It was also tiny with no furniture except the two bunk beds. Think 4 people on 8 sqm. Luckily none of us brought any big luggage. The price of €44 on a weekend is just silly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located in a queit area off a main road so you dont here any traffic or people walking round

Disliked: The communual breakfast room is to small and doesn't offer much of a breakfast

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 May 2011

Liked: Breakfast was ok. Linen were clean and beds already made. Staff really helpful.

Disliked: Too old!! Shower was 40'C, building work ongoing. Didn't get a key at first and then only one instead of two.

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

Sven Sauerbier

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

27 April 2011 Sven would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff Good location near downtown area

Disliked: Was under construction Old and very small rooms, not enough space Breakfast was "funny"

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

Arun Naini

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Arun would recommend this property

Liked: Its near to the city and close to the tourist spots, accessible to the public transport easily, The staff are very nice and friendly helping the tourists with their reception and also guiding about the city tours. The internet facility is very useful....

Disliked: Bathrooms are really small and they need to have the kitchen timings more available, i would recommend them to have better Toilets

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

Anna Muenchrath

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2011

Liked: The location was alright -- very near the Museum District.

Disliked: The stairs are very steep, and the rooms are too small for the number of beds. There is no room to put luggage and the bathrooms are tiny. Also, I was travelling with my boyfriend, and they put us in two different rooms even though we booked the room together.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

11 April 2011

Liked: nothing acutally

Disliked: too small and uncomfortable.. u cant move anywere and turn around ... like in the bathroom, in the breakfastroom... owners dont give receipt. looks like they want to earn black money.. charges 5% tourist tax but normally its 0,95ct per person... 35ur for dormitory room at this quality is just too much.. for 10-15eur would be o.k.

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

Gabriela Bencke

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

15 March 2011 Gabriela would recommend this property

Liked: A very good place to stay!

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, Location, comfortable beds:)

Disliked: dishonesty

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, very close to the main tram line, as well as to all the museums.

Disliked: The security of the location was a little bit questionable, there was nowhere to lock anything, and the doors to the dorm rooms were almost always opened. I was a little worried about security while I was there.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2011

Liked: It was close to everything I wanted to see

Disliked: It didn't smell great, was dirty, reception didn't stay open, overpriced

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Kristina Marton

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2011 Kristina would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the staff.

Disliked: It is a very old building and that they don´t have a kitchen.

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

FRANCOISE JOORIS

As a family with children

Family Holiday

10 January 2011 FRANCOISE would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, good value for money

Disliked: little far away from the center, no too clean, breakfast wasn't so good

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: including breakfast

Disliked: everyone don't lock the room !

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

Karl Ames

Alone

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

05 January 2011 Karl would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel was a big plus, only minutes from the Van Gogh Museum. The rooms were clean and there service was good. Most people that I met in the hostel were very pleasant. The atmosphere was great. Internet on the 2 terminals that they had was very fast. Wifi was available but with a weak signal. Over all I really enjoyed my stay at the Janson.

Disliked: I have 4 improvements. An air freshener at the door would be nice, though once you get to the reception desk the odor has dissipate. A lock on the bathroom door would have been nice. The handle on the door of the room needed a little maintenance. And a lost and found would have been nice. Other than that I have no complaints.

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

kate ferguson

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2011 kate would recommend this property

Liked: the 4 bed private rms have great bathrms and shower

Disliked: communication not too good

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and friendly.

Disliked: The only thing that I dislike in this hostel was the lounge room. It is a bit small, even more in this occasion with the hostel full.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 December 2010

Liked: There is unfortunately no positive aspect to mention. Its dirty, and no comfort or postive aspect to discuss.

Disliked: Everything: Dirty, No service. They just dump dirty beds in a small room and call it a hostel. It should be illegal to make money like this!!!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good breakfast

Disliked: not that clean; few sockets

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

12 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast.

Disliked: Small, crowded rooms. No lockers.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free breakfast

Disliked: Cramped, not overly clean, ensuite bathroom terrible

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great little hostel, free internet, great bedrooms with ensuite and cheap.

Disliked: A little far out, but only a short tram ride in, or a 15 minute walk. Really not that far at all