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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

82.4% Overall Rating

1371 out of 1462 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

Connor Ford thinks…

"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."

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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 6.56

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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82.4%

Overall Rating

1371 out of 1462 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
72.8%
Value
80.0%
Safety
88.8%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Marcelo Fronza

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Marcelo would recommend this property

Liked: People are always available...

Disliked: The price is so much expansive...

The property's response is...

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

Gabriel Guzovsky

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and polished.

Disliked: Nothing in special

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: An excellent hostel, Very modern. All newly furnished room and kitchen area. Free wifi and use of safes. In a great location and close to transport. Very good.

Disliked: Some of the people working there were a little unhelpful and unfriendly. One of the boys in our room vomitted through his bed in the night and it wasn't cleaned until after 1pm the next day.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near by the city. Great for backpackers.

Disliked: It's crowded

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: staff is bad

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

Owen George

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Owen would recommend this property

Liked: It had a good location and the staff were helpful.

Disliked: They squeezed 8 beds into a room so that it was very hard to move, but as it was one of the cheapest hostels in Amsterdam I don't think it is fair to complain.

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

Katy Boyce

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2011 Katy would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly. Comfy beds. Gorgeous shower.

Disliked: Bit far out from the centre but nothing we couldn't manage. Could do with a pool table or more of a communal area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the best museums, and not a far walk from anything else Extremely clean and bathrooms are in the room. They'll let you check your bags in even if your can't check in yet, and they let you leave them there even after you check out.

Disliked: They charge 5 euro for breakfast, and it's already a little expensive. If you're in the top bunk the temperature varies to extremes.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean facilities, location pretty good, free wifi, helpful staff.

Disliked: No real area to meet people.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent!! The bathroom quite schick!! Stuff quite friedly. Also, one can buy museum tickets at the hostel to avoid the lines:))

Disliked: Eventhough the bathroom was clean, the room was pretty dirty:/

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011

Liked: The location of this hostel was good with cafes and restaurants nearby and a tram stop round the corner to get to town. The hostel was obviously new so the facilities were impressive. The personal safes were also very handy.

Disliked: One exceptionally rude member of staff (he shouldn't be in the hospitality trade) and the others weren't great either. The dorms was far too cramped, we had nine people in ours. The "kitchenette" consists of a microwave and the use of their fridge. The lack of a common area, except the dining area for breakfast, made this far more like a hotel than a hostel. It made it very hard to meet people. I can't help but feel this hostel has it's priorities wrong. Polite staff and a nice common area would be far more useful to travellers than a flat screen tv that you never use.

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

ALEXANDER MAZYIRIK

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

03 August 2011 ALEXANDER would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were nicely designed, it felt a bit fency although it wasnt too expensive.

Disliked: It had no fridge.

The property's response is...

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

Lucy Francis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2011 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, tidy, nice to be in, nicely decorated and good bathrooms.

Disliked: Strange location, away from the main centre, not good for a holiday in the red light district, but good enough to get out of it.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Van Gogh is an awesome hostel, actually in the entry there is hotel written and I consider it as well. Free towels every day, daily cleaning, except Sunday, en-suite bathroom (awesome one), a safe for each bed.. beds clean and comfortable.. breakfast 5 euros, pretty good.. Location is excellent, bus to airport around the corner, tram just some steps out.. walking distance to pubs, restaurants and museums.. Strongly recommend and will definitely stay there again...

Disliked: not exactly dislike, but with no bar the interaction with people is down.. so it is pretty quiet.. Landry service is external, but you can give them a bag with your stuff and in the end of the day it is back...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

31 July 2011

Liked: Very clean, helpful staff, everything works well, great bathroom, good location.

Disliked: Is very white-washed and not a hostel for those traveling alone. The layout of the hostel is very hotel-like and does not really encourage socializing or dilly-dallying in the lobby. I left after a night due to this - however, if you're after a quiet, clean, functional place in a good location to put your feet up, you're likely to enjoy this place.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was clean,had a pleasant atmosphere, young people, located in a beautiful area near to famous museums and big park.

Disliked: we had to pay 5 euros to have a breakfast, we had to walk a lot to dam square but that it isnt a great problem

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean

Disliked: Location could be better but only a 10 minute tram to City Center

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loction was really good (beside the museums) but all my confirmation paperwork aid 'hostel van gogh'but the property itself is advertised 'hotel van gogh'...which meant i initially walked past it trying to find it. bed was clean, nice shower,good value for money for the breakfast

Disliked: the people i was sharing with... i was alone and the people there (the majority) were all in a group and decided at 11.45pm to get up,get dressed and go to a club....this included talking loudly,putting the light on and using a hairdryer...serious lack of respect for others in the room trying to get a sleep. this isn't a refletction of the property but this was the major negative in my stay

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

Katy Baker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Katy would recommend this property

Liked: really clean, about a 15 min walk from the center.

Disliked: not much was wrong with the hostel, maybe not the best views from windows, ours looked out onto a brick wall.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I don't think they do themselves justice in their description. It was simply awesome, very clean and bright, our room was ready before check-in time, helpful staff, good breakfast. There was even a hairdryer in the bathroom. Well done guys.

Disliked: I guess it was a bit expensive compared to other cities, but we stayed on a Saturday night, in the middle of peak season, so I would imagine all hostels would be expensive in Amsterdam during that time. I don't think there was a bar, just a small hang-out/breakfast area on the ground floor.

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

Kevin Flynn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: Located in a gorgeous part of the city. The whole place is very stylish and clean-cut. Staff were very welcoming and had great knowledge of the city. Excellent en-suite facilities.

Disliked: Could do with a more social lounge area, the eating area isn't ideal for if you just want to chill out.

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

Mohamed Mansour

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 July 2011 Mohamed would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms were so clean and the breakfast was nice. And you get clean towels daily; The free wifi internet and 2 computers two you can use for free ! Very close to the tram stop , 3 minutes walk. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: There's no big lockers to keep your bag in in the room .. only small safes.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms were very nice for a hostel.

Disliked: Nothing, it was great.

The property's response is...

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
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: "It's your lucky day". I guess they were out of dorms because we got a private room for the dorm-price. Wonderful. Clean fresh room, and we really loved the 5€ breakfast, recommended.

Disliked: Nothing really, the picture on the TV were a bit grainy if I have to say something. :)

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 July 2011

Liked: It was clean and the facility was comfortable.

Disliked: The staff was rude.