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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

88.9% Overall Rating

1434 out of 1528 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2015)

"by far the best hostel i stayed at. upon arriving we were unsure of what our room would look like, but the rooms were very nice and newly renovated. It was more of a hotel than a hostel to be honest. they offered a…"

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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 5.40

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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88.9%

Overall Rating

1434 out of 1528 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
92.8%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

César Augusto González Morales

With friends / other travellers

City break

31 August 2011 César Augusto would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and nice rooms

Disliked: Not to close from the train station

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy access from airport Beds are comfortable. Good shower ensuite.

Disliked: Not much space in room

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, awesome room

Disliked: how to get there was not described very well

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's located in a good area, the breakfast is a good , but there are not too many options, there is a bus number 197 from the airport it costs 4 euros (one way) and it takes around 40 minutes to get to the Van Gogh Museum

Disliked: The AC in the room can be noisy

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities, free internet.

Disliked: Staff, no lockers in the room for luggage.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The perfect location as it is away from the Red Light District, which is only a short walk away for those wanting to visit a "Coffee Shop". Close to all attractions and even the gay district. Clean fresh crisp sheets and even body wash in the bathroom for all guests to use. As always travel with ear plugs and an eye mask.

Disliked: Staff at reception very plain, slightly healpful.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it looked very nice inside, like a hotel. very nice bathroom. security lockers in the room. breakfast (5e) was very good but it should have been included in the quite expensive price of the stay.

Disliked: the elevator. the staff could have been nicer. it was a very expensive hostel.

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

Samantha Pratt

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2011 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: The beds and pillows were very comfortable and fresh towels were provided each day. The bathroom was cleaned everyday. The location is very good - 1 minute walk to local trams and within walking distance to a number of museums and other attractions. The breakfast provided is well worth the 5 Euros.

Disliked: The only common area is the eating area which makes it more like a hotel than hostel and the only bathrooms available is the one in your room. Staff are not very friendly or helpful

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very modern and nicely decorated. Electronic safes for each guest in room

Disliked: staff were not very helpful and very rude at times

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

Nicholas Harland

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 August 2011 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: It's proximity to the museums

Disliked: the check in and check out times

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

Katherine Buckley

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: It was incredibly clean and modern. The rooms were lovely, with large flat screen tvs, comfy beds, large and modern shower, and a personal safe for each guest. There was also some great little touches like a full length mirror and coat hooks. It made it feel more like a hotel than a hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful, we had to change rooms (a problem with other guests, not the hostel) and it was sorted out really easily and quickly. The 5 euro breakfasts were really delicious with a massive variety of food (breads, fruits, meats, cheese, spreads, various juices and hot drinks) and was always restocked and plenty of food. The internet was free too!

Disliked: There was one shared bathroom in each room, with up to 8 people sharing it. Didn't think this was enough, but didnt have any problems during my stay. Althought the internet was free, there were only 2 computers.

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

Marianne Enoch

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Marianne would recommend this property

Liked: Very good atmosphere; great location; very helpful staff.

Disliked: NA

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for museums

Disliked: Expensive location as is next to museums, and you will need a taxi from central station or the red light disrict at night once public transport has finished. This will cost 10 - 15 euro's

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

Matthew Abbott

Alone

Visiting friends or family

22 August 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Went over and above to help - for example to print my flight ticket, borrow a plug adapter and a phone charger. Directions into town. Very impressed.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Katie Winny

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, modern, and things seemed new - safes in the room with secure locks, bedside lights and powerpoints, comfortable beds, fresh towels every day, amazing en-suite bathroom especially considering it is supposed to be a youth hostel! Overall very impressed, and the location was good, about five or ten minutes away from the centre on the tram, and half an hour's walk.

Disliked: The only thing that was a bit of a letdown was that we were unable to use the oven/stove for cooking our own meals. However the eating area was really well set up so it's not a huge complaint really.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good to have a safety deposit box wide enough for a 15'' laptop in the room to store valuables. The hostel was clean and had very nice facilities. Right across the street from the van Gogh museum and Museum of Modern Art. Free wi-fi available in addition to free use of two computers in the lobby.

Disliked: It is outside the busy part of the city, so if you want to be in the action, chose a different hostel. However, it was an easy and pleasant walk (15-20 min) to city center, so I really didn't consider this a problem ever.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a stylish and very modern place

Disliked: like every amsterdam accomodation it has its price

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything, tv

Disliked: nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Laura Doherty

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Firstly, it is a HOTEL not a hostel. There was no atmosphere and meeting fellow travelers was very difficult. The luggage room was ridiculously crowded, so crowded that you couldnt open the door to get in. Bags piled up to my stomach!! The 'kitchen' was not a kitchen! You had access to a fridge, microwave and sink. No hotplate/stove for cooking. Also my friend got bed bugs on the second night there. The manager was not willing to help or even accept that it was from his hotel. We had to make them change the sheets, after they did not we had to insist we change beds. Not very happy!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean room, friendly staff.

Disliked: Bunks in the dorms are small and close together.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They've just been renovated so everything's new. My friends and I stayed in a ensuite room and the bathroom's just like the one in a hotel. They even got a TV in the room!

Disliked: About the hostel, nothing really. But bad room mates can turn a 5 star hostel into a nightmare.

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

Hakan Ezgi Kizilöz

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Hakan Ezgi would recommend this property

Liked: it was the best hostel I've stayed in so far.. it was clean, rooms are large enough, real safe boxes for everyone (inside the room), great location..

Disliked: just a little bit expensive.. oh, and hostel staff watched tv, drank beer and slept in our room on our second night which was not nice!!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for the museums and tram access. We took the tram everywhere so it was perfect. The bathrooms were very nice and the beds were clean. The free wifi and safes in the room were also very nice.

Disliked: Sharing the room with the partiers that got in real late, but that was to be expected in Amsterdam.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very new and clean. Nice and close to park, bit of a walk into the centre, but there are trams/buses you can catch. Or hire a bike as Amsterdam isnt too big to get around in.

Disliked: The communal area wasnt very social, more for just breakfasts and no bar area or anything.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The furniture is modern and comfy. The bathroom is great, very modern and good quality. The breakfast was the highlight of the stay, there is plenty of food for a good price. Coffee could be better.

Disliked: nothing