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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

83.1% Overall Rating

1295 out of 1381 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2014)

Amy Borg thinks…

"It's the small things that matter. Hostel Van Gogh is excellent value for money. In addition to the hostel experience, the small things such as maps, a fresh towel, your very own safe for valuables,…"

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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 6.91

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We don’t accept Stag Group, Stag 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. Hostel Van Gogh does pre-authorization 2 days before arrival. Please make sure the credit card you provided are valid and has sufficient funds, we reserve right to decline the booking if the authorization fails A few important rules: - Dorm room has age limit: 18-40 - Check In from 2pm - Check Out by 11 am - 5.5% City tax is not included - 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 accomodate all.

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83.1%

Overall Rating

1295 out of 1381 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
71.2%
Value
82.4%
Safety
89.6%
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74.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

gianluca gianna

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2013 gianluca would recommend this property

Liked: nice toilets shared only for your room

Disliked: no kitchen!

The property's response is...

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

Shell Tran

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2013 Shell would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, clean and accomodating.

Disliked: Shell left no negative feedback.

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

Anubh Gupta

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2013 Anubh would recommend this property

Liked: Located close to museums and the tram station

Disliked: Breakfast is not included in the tariff.

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

Peter Lees

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2013 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness was paramount within the hotel, very clean and tidy. Decorated very nicely and air conditioned and thermostat in the room. The shower was amazing, bathroom was the highlight of the room. The pillows were average, a bit lumpy but the room in general was comfortable.

Disliked: Only negative criticism was when we checked out. The receptionist did not even say goodbye, nor did she even bother to make eye contact with us when we said goodbye to her. All she did was outstretch her hand for the keys. Gave off the impression that she was only concerned with the people who were currently there checking in, and paid no attention to us whatsoever. The service fell at the very last hurdle and that was a great shame.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed on a sunday and monday and had our 8 person mixed room almost completely to ourselves!

Disliked: Breakfast did not have great vegan options. Soya milk please?

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a room with two beds and a private bathroom, so it dint really felt like a hostel. In general the hostel was really good. The bedroom was perfect and the bathroom too. There was breakfast for five euros, and I found it really nice. The location was perfect, near the museums, next to the tram, and in a walking distance of nice restaurants and bars.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Julia Boechat Machado

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2013 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, near the Museumplein. Breakfast was a good value for money, but there is a supermarket nearby in case you prefer it. Helpful staff. I felt very safe walking in the area at any time of day. There was a safe inside the room. Good bed, good blankets, good en suite bathroom (with blow drier, very useful in winter) and awesome shower. Really awesome.

Disliked: No lockers in the room, but there was a safe.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

09 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was very good - I have stayed in worse rooms in full price hotels. Staff very helpful, and the breakfast was good value.

Disliked: Only downside was the lack of a bar, not a huge thing though.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the rooms and the breakfast. Good value for 5 euro, didnt think so at first but they had a lot of meat and other options.

Disliked: The staff could have been a little friendlier and more helpful.

100.0%
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Raul Tapia Gutierrez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2013 Raul would recommend this property

Liked: Is a great please is like a hotel and the staff is really friendly, the rooms are very clean and big

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andrina Goldie

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 February 2013 Andrina would recommend this property

Liked: Great location as it's located in the museum quarter and fashion district. Easy walking distance to places of interest such as the Heineken Experience and regular tram service to Dam Square (although you could walk). The place was immaculate and the staff were helpful. There's a really friendly cat too!

Disliked: A bit quiet but probably because it was off peak season. Everything else was great.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and well equipped.

Disliked: Lacked atmosphere.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The actual rooms were nice considering it was supposed to be a hostel and the room had it's own bathroom and if you're not planning on being in the room much than it's fine.

Disliked: Unless your whole party is there you can't get in your room and they told us our whole stay (2 nights) would be around 27 euros and then when we got there told us that was the first night and the next night would be 30 euros. Also the staff are not friendly.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good breakfast

Disliked: no cheap parking nearby

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms with excellent hygiene standards. Free shower gel and shampoo, fresh towels daily. Comfortable mattresses. The 5 EUR all you can eat breakfast was great value for money. Fresh fruit, cereal, boiled eggs, croissants etc. TV in room Lockers for each bed in room. Great for a pit stop when with a group of friends. Very cosy. Good heating (went in winter)

Disliked: Staff not very accommodating/helpful. Feels more like a hotel than a hostel. If you are traveling solo or as a couple looking to chat with others then steer clear. It's not got a true, communal hostel vibe. eg. no social or cooking area. Just a 'canteen' breakfast room. Stairs are really steep. Although there is a lift.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were lovely and clean with a modern bathroom.

Disliked: I found the property to be very pleasant it suited my needs so there is nothing I particularly disliked. A bonus would have been breakfast included.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very modern. Very clean. Wifi was great even in the room. There was even the added luxury of a soap dispenser in the shower & at the sink.

Disliked: Difficult to find if you arrive from the airport at night in the dark, but then that would apply to almost anywhere in Amsterdam.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very modern

Disliked: no 'lounge'

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

Simon Grangereau

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2013 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: clean, modern

Disliked: ?

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very organized and clean.

Disliked: Some of the people working at the desk are ok. But some are extremely unfriendly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, in the fashion district. Found it easy to walk everywhere from the hotel.

Disliked: The staff were quite unfriendly which was a shame. They also gave us some false information.

The property's response is...

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

Abimael Chibério

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013 Abimael would recommend this property

Liked: Atendimento bom. Hostel muito limpo e organizado. Staff gentil e atencioso.

Disliked: Nao existe lockers para guardar as malas, apenas um cofre para guardas pequenas coisas de maior valor.

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

Pedro Figueiredo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2013 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very good. It's close to everything, tram station, dam square, bus station, supermarket. The rooms are clean and big. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast is really good. You need to pay but it's not expensive. Big deal!

Disliked: Pedro left no negative feedback.

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

Maria Celeste Mandril

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Maria Celeste would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a six-bed room. I was clean with private bathroom and hair dryer, which is very important when travelling in winter, specially for girls. There was a big common room, where you could heat up and eat your own food, and drink your own drinks as a way to save money in eating out. There is a very good system of security as regards the opening of the doors, even to open the main door which leads to the guestrooms. The beds were confortable, with individual light and socket. And we had individual safes in the room to keep the valuable stuff. The staff were available most of the time, and were helpful and polite. Great value for money.

Disliked: The hostel is quite far from the city center if you decide to walk. However, this was not a problem because it is in the museum district and there is a lot to see. And this is an area well connected to the rest of the city by tram. There was a snorer in my room, so I could not get proper sleep during my stay but I guess this is a matter of luck. Some gests would come back to the hotel totally high or drunk, which is not very nice to see when you wake up in the morning. Anyway, they have very strict rules about the use of any hard drug in the facilities. In the end, this is Amsterdam and it is normal thing to deal with.