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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

Hostel | Van de Veldestraat 5, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 CW

83.3% Overall Rating

1296 out of 1382 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2014)

Amy Borg thinks…

"It's the small things that matter. Hostel Van Gogh is excellent value for money. In addition to the hostel experience, the small things such as maps, a fresh towel, your very own safe for valuables,…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We don’t accept Stag Group, Stag Group will be refused to check in Please note that the 5.5% city charge is not included in these prices and that you will be charged upon arrival at the hostel. Hostel Van Gogh does pre-authorization 2 days before arrival. Please make sure the credit card you provided are valid and has sufficient funds, we reserve right to decline the booking if the authorization fails A few important rules: - Dorm room has age limit: 18-40 - Check In from 2pm - Check Out by 11 am - 5.5% City tax is not included - We operate a no-smoking policy throughout the building - We do not ensure that everyone will be in same room if you book dorm beds, although we will try to do our best to accomodate all.

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83.3%

Overall Rating

1296 out of 1382 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
73.6%
Value
82.4%
Safety
89.6%
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94.3%
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Hassan Elmouelhi

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2013 Hassan would recommend this property

Liked: Its location is perfect, very close to the museums, it is clean, friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Hassan left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 December 2013

Liked: Good points: shower ensuite facilities were great, bed were comfy with individual lights & safety boxes (towels & clean sheets), very close to public transport & supermarket, very easy accessible from airport (Bus197 from outside hotel!!).

Disliked: Bad points: The majority of the staff were nonchalant, ambivalent & at times... Downright RUDE to people who struggled with language barrier (seen first hand!). As the face of this business, they are letting it down considerably.... Especially the Asian male receptionist who was extremely hostile & rude! Sorry, I would normally provide names to verify- but they don't wear name tags! A tired traveller to a new city NEEDS to be greeted with a friendly disposition (especially at Xmas!!!!) because no matter how comfortable the facilities.... I won't be staying here again PURELY due to the staff I encountered!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Clarissa Pamplona

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013

Liked: The crew is not polite or helpful. It seems they are doing a favor to you when you ask something... Dont quite pay attention to your needs. I didn´t like this part. At another point, the hostel location is very nice, super close to the trains and some museums (museum quartier). So, you choose. Do you want a good location or an educated crew?

Disliked: The same as above.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Warm, comfortable beds, great showers, good location.

Disliked: Some of the staff members were a little rude.

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

clarissa vivian

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 clarissa would recommend this property

Liked: The location its excellent, its very clean, they have all the services wifi, bikes for rent, adapters, free maps.

Disliked: The bathroom door got stuck couple times it was hard to open it.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Sean macguinness

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

11 December 2013 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Good feel, clean, great vibe, really cool hostel!

Disliked: Not many activities planned.

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

andrew gosnold

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013 andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Its really clean! The rooms are basically hotel rooms that have had a bunch of bunk beds put in. The linen and quilts are really good quality aswell, it creates avery homely feel. The rooms havre safes in them for your valuables so you feel really comfortable leaving them there.

Disliked: There was no hostel organised social events, so it was harder to meet people than usual

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, but in a great location just outside of the City Centre. Very accessible for buses to and from the airport. The safes in the room are particularly good, very secure. I also enjoyed having a charger next to my bed, despite being on a top bunk in a dorm!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

03 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: price

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean and modern rooms

Disliked: -

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

CLARISSA SILVA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2013 CLARISSA would recommend this property

Liked: Muito bom e bem localizado, com fácil acesso a ônibus e trem. Fiquei no quarto 312, somente mulheres. Tudo bem limpo e organizado. O café da manhã - a parte - é OK, mas sinceramente vale a pena ir a um café e curtir as opções que esta cidade oferece. O acesso aos quartos é seguro, pois somente com o cartão é possível liberar. Todo o staff é muito educados, mas não espere a simpatia de um oriental que atende de manhã... Me esqueci o nome de uma mulher (também oriental) que atende a tarde e a noite...ela é muito boa gente. Não espere agitação típica de hostel, mas a tranqüilidade de um hotel... o que me agradou. Bem, vale muito a pena e voltaria a me hospedar.

Disliked: CLARISSA left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice modern rooms with free wifi and clean towels everyday. Close to a supermarket and tram stops, easy to walk into the centre too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

22 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the second time I have stayed here. It is a little bit out of the Amsterdam Center but it still within walking distance and about a 30 second walk to regular tram stop. The surrounding area is lovely. Quiet but modern and clean. The actual hostel is great, simple but stylish. One of the best hostels I've stayed in. There are places to store you bags before and after check in and the staff are welcoming.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2013

Liked: I liked the location, in a safe area. Very clean and modern.

Disliked: Safes were very small, and kids were screaming outside in the mornings at school recess.

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

Elliott Miller

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2013 Elliott would recommend this property

Liked: it was close to everything and really nice

Disliked: had some weird people in my room.

100.0%
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Benjamin Seddon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel; well it's actually a hotel with some of the rooms having extra beds, so the vibe is definitely more that of a hotel than a hostel. Even so there is a nice area where breakfast is served where you can sit in the evening and chat with friends. The place is very clean, modern and it was a pleasure staying here. There are safes in the room which are provided for free which is an excellent touch.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing really in particular

Disliked: The room and sheets did smell very bad

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Had a really nice bathroom inside the room. Everyone was very nice and respectful.

Disliked: A little hard to find

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

VOLKAN ABUR

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 VOLKAN would recommend this property

Liked: Closer to Van Gogh museum, tram.

Disliked: VOLKAN left no negative feedback.

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

O?uzhan Arslan

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 O?uzhan would recommend this property

Liked: very helpfull people, clean, secure

Disliked: bicycles are expensive than city center

100.0%
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john cronk

Alone

City break

13 November 2013 john would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant, competent staff. Clean and well maintained. Great location. Quiet for sleeping. Working wifi. Modern, spotless bathroom.

Disliked: Extremely small room and narrow bed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa

04 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great, safe location (30 mins walk or tram ride to Dam Sq but right by the major museums) and the 6 person girls dorms had modern, clean facilities just like a hotel, with actual electronic safes as well as a clean, modern ensuite bathroom. Did not try the breakfast, not sure if it's worth 5 euros. I think this is great value for Amsterdam city center.

Disliked: The bunk beds were all squeezed together with no space inbetween.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and clear. Wi-fi in the intire building.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Ashley Burgess

Alone

City break

25 October 2013 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Although not in the main area, it's really near Leidseplein, which has lots of great restaurants, cafes and shops.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Kerry Lanzo

Alone

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

22 October 2013 Kerry would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms looked like an upscale hotel (jsut with bunk beds), the bathrooms were very nice and clean, and the beds were comfortable. I was very happy to see electronic safes for each person in the rooms to avoid the hassle of a lock, and access cards to each room to avoid unwanted prowlers. It made me feel very safe, indeed,

Disliked: The only thing that keeps this hostel from havign a great rating was that during breakfast (a pretty good selection) is that the juice dispenser evidently had flies on the nozzles, such that my juice was filled with them. I pointed it out to the manager, and instead of giving me my 5 euro back, he suggested I get another cup of juice. Points down for helpfulness and cleanliness, though the room itself was great!