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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

85.1% Overall Rating

1391 out of 1483 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2014)

Carly Bearder thinks…

"I, a solo travelling fremale from Australia, only stayed at Hostel Van Gogh for 2 night and was had a great stay. The hostel was clean and the staff were helpful (the desk was mannwed 24/24 which…"

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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 6.33

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We don’t accept Stag Party Group, Stag Party 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. A few important rules: - Dorm room has age limit: 18-40 - 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 accommodate all. SHARED ROOMS check in closes at mid-night , anyone who will arrive after mid night, please book a private room or somewhere else.

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85.1%

Overall Rating

1391 out of 1483 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
78.4%
Safety
91.2%
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Gabriela Cajigas

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Gabriela would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and location, good value for your money. Nice breakfast.

Disliked: Staff in reception weren't very friendly or helpful at all. Actually they were kind of rude, they don't even smile or make you feel welcome. That's not the way you expect to be treated when you are a guest. Specially a guest who is paying.

80.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great buffet breakfast for 5 euro. Hostel was clean and felt safe with nice rooms.

Disliked: Located a bit far from the center but easily accessed by tram. Some of the staff were not very friendly (were polite but seemed bothered by questions etc)

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Frederico Carneiro

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2014 Frederico would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Golos faciliteis

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean good location

Disliked: it was fine a little expensive

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel really seems more like a converted hotel (it even says "Hotel Van Gogh" on the outside) but it is totally worth it. Very clean, easy to reach and in a good location near Museumplein. Hostel area was very quiet at night, which was great.

Disliked: It is a little bit far from nighttime activities in Amsterdam (red light district is quite far) . It's rather expensive for a hostel but still pretty decent value for money.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hotel was perfect for being close to the city, but far enough out so that it wasn't noisy at night. The room was clean, spacious and well equipped, as was the private en suite bathroom. The air conditioning was great and much appreciated.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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Susanne Bierlmeier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2014 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, clean, comfortable bed and amazing breakfast! Perfect deal - inspecially for Amsterdam in July! Absolutely recommend it!

Disliked: Susanne left no negative feedback.

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Logan Silverberg

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2014 Logan would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms are nicer than those at my parents' house. The beds do not have footboards so my feet were able to hang off the end a bit as I am around 6ft (~2m). Great breakfast, too. Best I have had in a hostel. High recommend.

Disliked: Nothing. I stayed in much worse hostels my frist time around in Europe.

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Christine Ossenberg

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 July 2014 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: Affordable, comfortable, close to the museums

Disliked: The floor of the bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly (there were pubic hairs on the floor behind the bathroom door).

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hotel, powerful showers

Disliked: Wifi. Is unrealiable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly lady at the reception! Got our private 4-bed room upgraded for free to a 6-bed one.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

GIANLUCA CATUOGNO

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 June 2014 GIANLUCA would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: staff

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

Amanda Cameron

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2014 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and good size, value for money

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good Location and a good value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sean Mula

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2014 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are very cleaned and organized. The bathroom appeared very nice

Disliked: There were small lockers which couldn't fit bags.

100.0%
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Michael Johnson

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The property is very nice and well maintained and is located directly across from the Van Gogh museum. It is near the Rijks museum and there is a shopping center one block away in the museumplex.... It's downstairs under the slanted grass hill in the park. Walking to old town is easy. Just walk through the bike lanes in the center of the Rijks museum and keep walking over the canals. You may get lost at first, but hey.....it's Amsterdam!!!! If you're lost in the city, don't panic. You can't go too far without eventually finding your way. Take the number 2 or 5 street cars and they'll take you right back to the Van Gogh. The food is nothing short of fantastic. Eat!!! Anything!!! Really!!! And for those of you who like COFFEE, There's no short supply. :). Amsterdam is certainly an eye opening experience, but one in which you'll return again and again. GO TO A MUSEUM! You'll miss out on a life experience if you don't go. Michael

Disliked: Nothing. For a hostel, you'll be more than satisfied

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

30 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel. Free towels. Heating and AC control. A few steps away from the Van Gogh museum. Great!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Patricia Payne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2014 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great!

Disliked: The staff were super unfriendly; some of the worst I've ever encountered. The wifi almost never connected. At one point I asked a staff member if she could reset the wifi and her response was "I never use wifi when I travel. You should go out into the city instead of being on the internet." They also never clean the washrooms or anything.

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

Brett Nelson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2014 Brett would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff. Good breakfast. Clean. Near museums. Great shower.

Disliked: Pretty far from nightlife - while it was very close to the one Liedesplein area (which is a great area) it made it so that we only went there each night. Also, our 8 bed room had the bathroom inside. Which at first I thought was a plus because you do not have to walk all the way to the bathroom at night. But it is definitely a negative because you have to wait a really long time and plan around the fact that everyone wants to use the bathroom at the same time especially in the mornings. And it is annoying even more so as a dude who needs to take a dump when lots of girls are hanging out in the room.

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

Steven Howells

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

20 May 2014 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean rooms, good bathrooms, good value for money

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very good and the hostel itself looked very modern.

Disliked: Stayed in an 8 bed dorm that had a small private bathroom which made things a bit cramped. I felt that it was just a hotel room converted into a hostel dorm. However it was cleaned everyday.

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

Domingos Silva Neto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2014 Domingos would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing in special. Maybe the location.

Disliked: The chineese guy working in the reception is too rude and asshole.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, nice atmosphere, close to public transport.

Disliked: Far from the railway station.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

01 May 2014

Liked: Very Clean, comfortable beds even in a bunk.

Disliked: En suite bathroom shared with 6 people is not ideal, usually there are more communal toilets dotted about to offset this problem. In Van Gogh however there is only one communal toilet, and it's on the ground floor. Coupled with an extremely slow and very small lift, again which there is only one of, means that if the hostel is busy you will have trouble getting into a bathroom when you need one. Also this place is more of a hotel than a hostel, so very little atmosphere or character. Basically if you need somewhere clean to sleep and nothing more then this is fine. Any more than that and you should look elsewhere.