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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

87.2% Overall Rating

1413 out of 1506 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/01/2015)

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

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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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87.2%

Overall Rating

1413 out of 1506 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
88.8%
Value
89.6%
Safety
92.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, 'relatively' friendly staff, wonderful rooms, safe atmosphere.

Disliked: Staff could have been 'slightly' more friendly.

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

Susanne Fletcher

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 July 2013 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful reception staff, free use of 2 computers, free printing of boarding passes & museum tickets, tea, coffee & jug in the room.

Disliked: The lift broke down twice during my stay & as I was on the 4th floor, & after a day of sightseeing, climbing the stairs was the only way to get to my room. The lift is very small & slow for the number of people who use it especially if you have luggage.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Easy to get to from the airport. Clean. Good wifi.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Henry Close

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2013 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: Room service each day - there is never a shortage of towels. The keycards for each room, the airconditioning, rooms were more than superb for 35EUR, and I booked at the last minute. Beautifiul neighourhood, gorgeous!

Disliked: You must pay for the breakfast - 5 EUR - although it is brilliant. I guess more unjust was that you must pay 1.50EUR for hot drinks which was a downright shame.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very professional

Disliked: A little farther out of the central district

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013

Liked: Clean rooms and bathrooms within a good location.

Disliked: The staff were not helpful at all! Every time we asked them something we got one word answers like they were just trying to get rid of us. Also was expensive for what is was and breakfast was not included.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Edgar

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013

Liked: Very clean and had good facilities like towels and linen.

Disliked: Staff were not very friendly and seemed rushed all the time and so wanted to finish talking to you ASAP. Big thing was that the hostel did not have a socialising area and so it was very hard to meet people. Location was alright for museums etc but not ideal for nightlife.

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

Joel Rosenblatt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: The location is absolutely fantastic, the area is beautiful and you have many attractions right around the corner, as well as just a short bus ride from the airport to the hostel and vice verse. The place seemed really clean, and the services they offer, such as the bike renting and the surprisingly cheap breakfast, were extremely good! Very comfortable beds!

Disliked: The staff was not on the friendly side, they always seemed to be annoyed by any sort of interaction and responded in a particularly aggressive way. The wifi was usable but not so good in speed. A bit on the pricey side, but the location really makes it worth any of this. Not the friendliest atmosphere at the hostel.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness and security were the highlights of my stay at Hotel Van Gogh. My roommates were very friendly and the atmosphere in general was very pleasant.

Disliked: Breakfast was mediocre

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's cheap and clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! :-)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Aaliyah Peeroo

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 June 2013 Aaliyah would recommend this property

Liked: I have been to Amsterdam before and booked at this hostel because of the location - it's right opposite the Van Gogh Museum and a stone's throw away from the Rijksmuseum. That said if you're coming to Amsterdam for the red light district or for the city centre in general, this may not be the ideal location for you. There are however excellent transport links to everything - tram to Amsterdam Centraal, bus to Schiphol, etc. The property was extremely clean and the furnishings are new and of good quality, so it is essentially like sharing a good hotel room with other people. As described, the room had its own private bathroom with large shower and shower gel etc provided. And each bed has its own reading light and electronic socket. Oh and the internet was very good. The room is ventilated so although it was a bit warm on some of the nights, the room remains cool.

Disliked: The only real thing I thought was bad was the staff - and this may just be one of the staff members as they were there all three times I interacted with them. They were rude, not helpful and openly glared at times. The other cons are all minor things. The room can be noisy at night because of the ventilation - didn't bother me or the other girls, but I know some have mentioned it before. The kitchen is also not a full kitchen - only fridge, microwave and cutlery.

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

Tolga Keles

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 June 2013

Liked: staff

Disliked: location

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

Yavuz Bay

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 June 2013

Liked: pretty clean

Disliked: location is little bit far from centre

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sarah O'Farrell

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

11 June 2013

Liked: Clean and modern hostel

Disliked: No atmosphere, unfriendly staff, location a little far away, probably wouldnt recommend this place

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cleaniest hostel Ive ever been in, really nice!

Disliked: Some o the staff were a little bit stressed and not so friendly

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

Jesse Conway

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: Clean room, modern styling, good coffee and decent breakfast for only 5 euro.

Disliked: The drain in the dorm 108 must have been plugged up ,shower constantly over flooded with water all over bathroom floor. Shower door did not close properly either.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and modern. Having the kitchen facilities were brilliant. Very close to attractions.

Disliked: Staff not welcoming.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is right in the museum district which is the perfect area to be in. I cannot stress enough how much I loved the area. The staff, for the most part, was helpful with any questions we had. The breakfast for €5 is a pretty good deal as there is a lot to choose from and it includes coffee and juice.

Disliked: Slowest elevator in the history of elevators, but better than not having one at all when you're carrying your bags upstairs.

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

Patricia Carvalho

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2013 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good and central, next to Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. The staff is very nice and helpfull.

Disliked: Patricia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, very convinient

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy check in and out. Clean room. Bathroom for the dorm itself. Bed was comfy and reading light/socket very convenient. Nice to get a towel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good with easy access to transport and even the airport bus. It's literally right by the Van Gogh Museum and there's a massive supermarket just a minute's walk. The hostel was very clean and well maintained and the beds were quite comfy. The pass-code operated safes in the room were also really good.

Disliked: The atmosphere was a little dull and didn't encourage socializing etc. The staff were also a bit rude and didn't seem like they felt with dealing with queries. And there was a lack of kitched facitilies, although there was a sitting area with a microwave, kettle and tea/coffee-making facilities.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amy Newlove

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 May 2013 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good sized room, good breakfast buffet, good value for money.

Disliked: Amy left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Shin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: The place has a great vibe! Very comfortable beds and one of the nicest blankets I've seen in a hostel. Each room has it's own numbered lockers to keep important belongings. Winston was very helpful recommending places to go. I will absolutely recommend this place!!

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.