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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

83.2% Overall Rating

1366 out of 1457 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2014)

Cynthia Cincotta thinks…

"the hotel was beautiful, clean and very good value for money. It was close to everything but far enough that you felt you were away from the hustle & bustle. excellent"

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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 6.63

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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83.2%

Overall Rating

1366 out of 1457 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
74.4%
Value
79.2%
Safety
89.6%
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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.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and well equipped room

Disliked: A bit too far from the very city centre (Dam etc.)

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

angie panton

With friends / other travellers

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

31 December 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: more expensive than advised, especially as receptionist didn't initially take off deposit paid and tried to charge same amount of Euros as pounds.

The property's response is...

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

DANIELA SILVA

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2012 DANIELA would recommend this property

Liked: It is very cozy and clean, the localization is great, and the conditions is very good.

Disliked: The breakfast isn't free!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel is not far from the center of town can get there by a a few minutes in a tramp or walk. furthermore, the area with the clubs are only 5 -10 minutes walk, which is really nice. The breakfast is really good (and I have stayed in more than a few hostels), so its worth waking up in the morning :)

Disliked: For peoples (mostly bagpackers) who are interested only in the red light district, there are more closer hostels with cheaper prices.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good breakfast, decent Internet, great location

Disliked: Children at recess were cute but loud and can be disruptive

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well run

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

ANA CONESA PARELLADA

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2012 ANA would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is very clean and comfortable. The area is beautiful (quite wealthy as well) and conveniently located to access the main museums and Vondelpark. The city center is also within easy reach by foot.

Disliked: Nothing. Very good option overall.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, free wifi, relatively large bathroom, clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Nick van Wensveen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2012 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: It was modern and styled very much like a hotel. Our room had it's own private bathroom which was amazing! It is such a nice change after the usual dirty looking hostel bathroom. The location is really good, walking distance to many cool shopping areas and the big attractions.

Disliked: The lift was frequently not working and those stairs take their toll depending on what floor you are staying on.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is comfy and well run, cleaned every day.

Disliked: The location is quite okay, but sadly the staff were not friendly. It was a very competent but impersonal experience.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, location great, nice price.

Disliked: no comum areas

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

Isabel Quinzaños

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2012 Isabel would recommend this property

Liked: The location was supreme, as were the installations. The bathroom and bedroom were impeccable, furnished with good taste and a good size. It was more than we had hoped for and it made for a lovely stay.

Disliked: The front desk people weren't always as helpful as they could have been- and often too busy to help with enquiries of how to get around and so on. However, they were very efficient.