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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

82.1% Overall Rating

1369 out of 1460 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 6.60

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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82.1%

Overall Rating

1369 out of 1460 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
72.0%
Value
79.2%
Safety
89.6%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was amazing and a right bargain!!! (5 euros)

Disliked: The reception staff are sooooooooooo rude, unhelpful and unfriendly!! Terrifying to ask them anything.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near the vondelpark, pc hoofdstraat, musueumplein(rijksmuseum), leidse plein. Very helpfull staff and our room was perfectly clean. This was my second stay so i would recommend it to other travellers.

Disliked: Across the street there is a school for little kids. If you stay during the week and sleep on the schoolside, there might be noice in the early morning (playing kids).

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Cillian Byrne

With my spouse / partner

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

25 February 2014

Liked: Nothing a cold unfriendly place an unpleasant experience People aka staff make a hostel and the people here are very bad at their job.the worst I've encountered in the world

Disliked: All of The staffs( we encountered about 6 different receptionists) coldness unfriendliness unhelpful ness bad attitude slowness rudeness and general lack of people skills or hospitality which is to be expected in a hostel especially at such a high price.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and had superb bathroom facilities.

Disliked: At €33 (in advance!) it was probably a bit pricey, but it's difficult getting a bed for only the Satdy nite in Dam.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very clean! Wifi in the rooms which is great. Pretty quiet atmosphere, but nice.

Disliked: I just wish there was a kitchen.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, fairly good price if you manage to fill a 8-person room

Disliked: Only one bathroom facility in the 8-person rooms and no shared bathroom in the floor

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms , dorms where clean

Disliked: Double rooms had single beds pushed together instead of one big double bed. Nuisance

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room and bathroom was clean with solid undamaged furniture. There was a free safe for each person within the room to leave valuables. Room were warm and we did not notice much noise from other rooms. The location is great both to get to from the airport and to get around Amsterdam. Staff were friendly and we had no issues. Each person in our large group said they would definatly stay here again next time they visit.

Disliked: Staircase was extremly steep, if the lift was out of action it could cause problems for the less mobile. It is not a downside to the hostel as there is a life but just something to bear in mind should it be out of action.

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

Victor Butenko

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Victor would recommend this property

Liked: Service Safes Location Breakfasts

Disliked: One bathroom for 8 people is not enough at all. The main disadvantage

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the Breakfast is amazing

Disliked: the room was quite small

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanliness of rooms and spacious bathroom and very easy to arrive by tram.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location. nice hostel. likea hotel.

Disliked: terrible bloke at reception. lift broken whole time. on fourth floor. could touch stairs in front with hands thats how steep they were.....no lift made it a sweat job with luggage. no desire to help from staff. need physio from stay.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is not a normal hostel - it is more like a hotel. We had a very clean room with a big bathroom.

Disliked: The staff were unhelpful.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed at a Deluxe 6-person room and found the Hostel a very comfortable, clean and well structured place. The breakfast is not included in the stay - however for 5 Euros they offer a very good buffet. The location is not quite close to all Amsterdam attractions (it is very close to the canal, Vondelpark and museums, but a bit far from Red Light District, RembrandtPlein and other turistic places), but very accessible by tram or boat. Neighbourhood seems to be quiet. A nice place to stay if you like quality and good value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wi-Fi available through the site. The hostel was really clean. Staff was friendly, managed to arrange the same room for my friend and I even though we booked it separately and room was full.

Disliked: Minimal walk space in room. I stayed in a 8- bed room and there was 2 beds positioned side by side. It will be awkward if you don't know the people sleeping beside. It is located a bit far from city centre with about 20 minutes walk. But it was not a big issue as buses and tram is available. The walk is enjoyable as well.

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

Triin Miil

Alone

City break

01 January 2014 Triin would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good breakfast,good location, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Triin left no negative feedback.

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

Xi Lin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2013 Xi would recommend this property

Liked: The interior is very hotel-like. The best part is that every bunk has its own power plug and bed lights, so it is highly personal. Every bed corresponds to a towel and blankets are folded by staff everyday. Each room has its own bathroom with shower, which comes with shampoo and cream soap for hands. The location is very close to the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijkmuseum. So it gives a great advantange to museum goers, especially concerning the lines for entrance is always very long.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.