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Reviews of Cocomama

Hostel | Westeinde 18, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1017 ZP

92.6% Overall Rating

249 out of 252 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/02/2015)

Donato Quaranta thinks…

"is a wonderful hostel. you get to the ground and if you go down there is the living room with washer, dryer, double kitchen, sofa, TV and outdoor area for smokers. On the first floor and second floor…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.12

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we only accept bookings up to 4 people maximum

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

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92.6%

Overall Rating

249 out of 252 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cocomama'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
97.6%
Value
89.6%
Safety
92.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great character - ex brothel and our room (the royal) had a round bed! Very clean room and shared spaces. Friendly staff and lovely hostel cat :) Good facilities - space to store food in kitchen and cook if wished. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Room on the small side though not a problem.

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

YEN CHEN LIN

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 February 2012 YEN CHEN would recommend this property

Liked: meeting room is awesome!

Disliked: 4 bed rooms is recommended, 6 bed room is too crowd.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice to stay somewhere that is not in the middle of the 'amsterdam' scene...the staff were really helpful and friendly...the common facilities were great...

Disliked: Nothing

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

MATHIEU MARQUER

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2012 MATHIEU would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is really human-sized, and the atmosphere here is great (people, staff, music... cat ^^). The bed are comfortable and the curtains give some privacy to everyone. Tram station 50m away (10 min from city center), supermarket 200m away, it's not in the very middle but nothing is really far from you and the rooms stay quiet during the night. Official check-in is at 4pm, but the staff won't let you out if you arrive earlier! Would definitely come back here again.

Disliked: MATHIEU left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

03 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the kitchen and common area are great, nice and big with all facilities and a great place to kick back on in the lounge area. Free internet. Ensuite bathrooms

Disliked: Didn't like how you have to phisically lock your bedroom door when you leave the room, most places have the swipe cards. No smoking in the back yard either, which is weird for Amsterdam. And this place for me was really expensive. Its a great clean and safe hostel but I've stayed at places equally as nice for a lot less

The property's response is...

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

Zaneta Anna Odrowaz

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2011 Zaneta Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing staff, really good guest profile, no smoking, great location (far enough from the cente to not feel touristy, but only a 15 minute walk away), JOOP! They even went out of their way to include vegetarian options in the (traditional Dutch) Christmas meal so that I and some other veggies could join!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed and clean hostel that has everything you need. helpful staff who are more then willing to join in or share the best experiences with you!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: being in Cocomama is like being at home. Grate hostel, clean, excelent kitchen, Good beds, baths in every room, and helpfull staff

Disliked: it's a bit away from the centre, but in tram you are there in 10 minutes

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

Danielle Cash

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: everything, the most super comfortable beds, awesomely stocked kitchen, close to everything, very very helpful staff. one of hte best hostels i have stayed in.

Disliked: the stairs were a bit scary when perhaps not completely sober. otherwise it was perfecto!!!!!!!!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: staff

The property's response is...

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

Kelsey Santamaria

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2011 Kelsey would recommend this property

Liked: common area/kitchen is absolutely fabulous. rooms are a little cold, but they give you the best down comforter ever. the shower curtain kept falling down, but that really didn't bother me. The location is good.

Disliked: Nothing... besides maybe the shower curtain issue... but nbd.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Never been in such a stylish Hostel before. The atmosphere and furniture is very cool, the staff friendly and helpful.

Disliked: None

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

DERRICK HALL

With my spouse / partner

City break

14 October 2011 DERRICK would recommend this property

Liked: it was just like home

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

14 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice rooms, helpfull staff

Disliked: not alot

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing staff, comfortable beds, awesome common room. Great for people who like a calmer, more laid back environment compared to other hostels. Great for meeting other travelers.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: CocoMama is in a former brothel building and the rooms are themed - we stayed in the brothel themed room with topless female pictures on the wall. It has lots of character and is rustic in decor. It is safe and secure and pretty well located (about 15 mins from Leidseplein and a tram lines nearby).

Disliked: It was pricey in terms of hostels - I paid more to stay in a 6 bed dorm here than I have to be in a private room elsewhere with breakfast included. The kitchen area is small - that was fine except that space in the fridge was a premium and we had a bit of food go missing here. Not happy with a 10 hour bus trip the next day to find the food we had for it gone. The staff and owners are friendly and interact with guests - though I find it a bit weird to be listening to them discuss their social lives and be eating dinner next to you in the kitchen. Some people would like that though. There is a cat too - so if you are not a cat person you will have to tolerate a cat in the kitchen with you.

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

henning bjølverud

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

06 September 2011 henning would recommend this property

Liked: i wrealy liked the beds...own powerouttake, big beds where the bottom ones got drapes to pull for more privacy and the top ones have large woddenwall, Nice commonroom with enough space for relaxing, cooking and have a place to sit down, unfortanetly the garden at this time was offlimits. Godd location if you wanna see more of amsterdam then the red light district. Short walk from the hostel will bring you to the local cafes and bars.

Disliked: bad location of you wanna be wery close to the city center center. Tryiing to hard to be friendly

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Individual rooms, great kitchen and living room. Feels almost as HOME. Very clean and safe. Cocomama staff was friendly and helpful. We will defenitily come back.

Disliked: Some noise from the street. Nothing more...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant hostel... Things we liked: lovely, helpful, chatty staff; comfortable beds, great showers, honesty bar (only 1 euro for beer); delightful communal area

Disliked: No lockers in room (even though they had a safe we could put valuables in)- this is only temporary: new lockers have been ordered! Distance was ok, bit of a walk to dam square etc but tram stops right outside!

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

Elizabeth Forrest

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2011 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff and cat

Disliked: Snoring room mates

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NIce surrounding area - friendly & helpful staff - pleasant social area downstairs

Disliked: I could only book three nights, although two would have sufficed.

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

Grace Snow

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: Big comfy rooms, en-suite, clean, great friendly helpful staff, great social space, wifi - and I loved the 'honesty bar' and the very cuddly cat :)

Disliked: The only downside was that the garden was closed while I was there due to complaints from the neighbours. It would be great if they could negotiate opening it again with a curfew or something (i.e. people can't use it after 10pm or something)

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing! I had a ton of fun, and met some amazing people. It was a really great place to stay. Definitely coming back again!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Ciara Toner

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 August 2011 Ciara would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with friendly staff very clean

Disliked: a bit pricey for what u get we stYed in a room for 4 and there was no room no storage etc feel star price does not reflect room facilities