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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

81.4% Overall Rating

1445 out of 1540 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/05/2015)

"Most of the staff is friendly and welcoming and the room was clean. We were staying at the ground floor so we did not have to use the elevator , though in front of our door was most of the time people waiting for the…"

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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 5.56

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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81.4%

Overall Rating

1445 out of 1540 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
80.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
88.0%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mirjam Buchler

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

20 January 2015 Mirjam would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Good

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. It was nice to stay somewhere not in the party centre, but close enough to walk to it

Disliked: The bathroom in the dorm didn't seem to have a vent, which made it quite humid and wet after anyone showered.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and modern, good location, close to museums, not very noisy, ensuite rooms,

Disliked: Staff a bit unfriendly, the system made a mistake on arrival and the lady on reception was insistent that the more than doubling of our stay price was due to the conversion rate. It took quite a lot of refusal to pay before they looked into it again and the correct price was calculated.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayes in 8 persons low budget personal room, there was cleen sheets and towels, handwash soap, hair and body shampoo, hairdryer, personal safes, the room was well heated so we slept with window opened, there is tv that i don't remember we whatched, and wifi that for a moment had better and for the moment worse signal - but it worked for us. Staff was quite helpful, in the reception room there are two computers that you can use whenever you want, city centre is in walking distance, and breakfast that you can have for 5 euros was great. Also every bed has his own power port and lamp. Hostel is in quiet and safe area, and the bathroom is nice :)

Disliked: there could be somekind hangers for towels so you dont have to hang them on all over the beds if you want to reuse them, and an extra toilet on the floor. sorry for my english :) it was an nice and cozy stay :)

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

03 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, safe and friendly environment. The staff were nice and attentive and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Alya Zabidi

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2014 Alya would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities was perfect. The room was nicely designed. Very modern. You can keep your bags for free.

Disliked: There are no kitchens if you're expecting a hostel accomodation. The toilet reeks the smell of piss. No ventilation in the toilets, a very wet floor. Smells aweful.

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

14 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very modern design, great location, great facilities

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

aagje vos

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2014 aagje would recommend this property

Liked: Superb location, good beds, nice breakfast.

Disliked: -

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

Molly York

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2014 Molly would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and really well placed.

Disliked: Not much atmosphere, more of a hotel with dorm rooms than a hostel.

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

Rebecca Lyons

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, room size, location

Disliked: Staff could be more friendly

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

Carly Bearder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2014 Carly would recommend this property

Liked: 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 makes a difference when your card sops working at 2am!). Some other positive points: - Large spacious rooms - Room underneath beds for everyones baggage to fit (despite no lock away areas for big bags) there was still enough space to move around -Small safe for each person to lock away valuables inn each room - Powerpoints and a light for each bed which makes a big difference - Elevator which saved having to lug heavy bags up the narrow staircase - Allowed bags to be left on day of departure for further sightseeing - wifi available in all areas of hostel (including in rooms on top floor) - hot clean shower/bathroom in each room - comfy chairs and large number of tables in large communal area I did not make use of the optional extra breakfast, but was told it was decent from others staying at the hostel

Disliked: Not too many negatives, just a few notes: - One bathroom in room for 6 people - nice to have private bathroom but would also be nice to have one extra on the floor for communal use, as toilet was also located in bathroom and if someone was in the shower had to walk down to the bottom floor for another toilet (of which there was only 1x toilet - nil extra showers) - A little costly, considering others in the area charge the same (or less) and include breakfast - key stopped working a number of times, requiring resetting (even though did not keep in wallet with credit cards of next to phone) - nil large lock up safe/cage for large bags (but does contain small safe in each room)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good. Museum is near and close to the tram stop is also easy to move. I feel a little old, but it is relatively clean facilities. Double rooms are expensive, but the hotel is in a very good position.

Disliked: All the staff are very friendly but had a very very unfriendly asian manager. Try to keep the laptop on the counter on the last day, very annoyed and threw a piece of paper and a pen in front of me. And roughly put the laptop on the counter shelf. He said that there is no place to hold the counter, but Shelves were empty inside. I do not understand, Why he angry with me.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: The staff are so stupid

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

Borislav Tsokov

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2014 Borislav would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was nice, really good service from the staff and no complains at all. I might say the thing i liked the most was the blue eyed girl working on the reception :) Keep the good work.

Disliked: No complains.

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

John Zawlocki

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Feels like a hotel but still allows you to meet people. They have a convenient laundry service which will clean and fold your closes the same day for €9.50

Disliked: They allow large groups which don't need to fit into the age range that they advertise of 18-40.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice rooms which were always clean. Clean towels to borrow for free. Spacious bathroom and shower. Amazing location. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.

Disliked: There's not a lot of atmosphere, it's more of a hotel environment, but would still recomend!

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

Natasha Hunt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were insanely nice and the bathroom was amazing. It was the best shower of my life! The breakfast was really good even though they ran out of bacon before i could have any!

Disliked: The guy on the reception desk in the morning was a little rude! The rooms were very cold.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great location, close to the tram stop. Most of the staff were friendly. Good breakfast available.

Disliked: Some unfriendly staff that just didn't want to help us, one older man in particular just gave us bad directions and information. Really small rooms and no public w/c downstairs

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

Joseph Hamaliuk

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff, awesome hostel. Breakfast is the best I've ever seen at a hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and welcoming staff, very clean rooms and fantastic location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Connor Ford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Connor would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy bed and ensuite bathroom with shower in dorms. Good breakfast with bacon. Luggage room was easy enough and free. There are lockers in the room so valuables can be really secured.

Disliked: The lockers were too small for your whole bag, but this is no differnt to anywhere else. On arrival a city tax was added to the bill, but this isn't really the hostels fault. Doesn't have a backpacking atmosphere but it is a clean and convenient place to stay. A fair walk from the train station (40 mins) but we managed with our backpacks fine.

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

Bianca Turner

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 August 2014 Bianca would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, easy to find from airport bus to hostel, breakfast was nice

Disliked: Bianca left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2014

Liked: Very clean, nice Breakfast.

Disliked: Staff on reception were very rude.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location to tour

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Cynthia Cincotta

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2014 Cynthia would recommend this property

Liked: the hotel was beautiful, clean and very good value for money. It was close to everything but far enough that you felt you were away from the hustle & bustle. excellent

Disliked: nothing