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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

80.3% Overall Rating

1454 out of 1550 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2015)

Jeffrey Amori thinks…

"Quite possibly the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The location is fantastic. It is located in the Museumplein, right across from the Van Gogh Museum. It is close enough to the city center to walk,…"

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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 5.55

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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80.3%

Overall Rating

1454 out of 1550 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
75.2%
Value
76.8%
Safety
87.2%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kristina Tkatchenko

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2013 Kristina would recommend this property

Liked: Great, clean place in a fantastic location

Disliked: The staff as quite rude

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2013

Liked: Clean, safe and good location.

Disliked: Ridiculously expensive for what you get, and the staff aren't very helpful at all. For the price I at least expected breakfast to be included, but it was an additional $5, which is not good value.

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

phoebe mcintyre

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2013 phoebe would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonable location. Clean. Private bathroon

Disliked: Our room was very noisiey. That's more likely a reflection of the city than the hostel. Really had no chance at a good nights sleep.

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

Eric Jones

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 July 2013 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: Good location good modern and clean facilities but not a great social hostel

Disliked: No social aspect

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

22 July 2013

Liked: NA

Disliked: this place is just a hotel where they cram in six bunk beds. this is not a real hostel, there is no place to interact and meet other people. The worse part of this hostel is the staff the young man with attitude and the manager really need to reconsider their careers as they are not meant to be in the hospitality industry. I would not recommend staying here.

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