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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

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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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94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and welcoming staff, very clean rooms and fantastic location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Connor Ford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Connor would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: The lockers were too small for your whole bag, but this is no differnt to anywhere else. On arrival a city tax was added to the bill, but this isn't really the hostels fault. Doesn't have a backpacking atmosphere but it is a clean and convenient place to stay. A fair walk from the train station (40 mins) but we managed with our backpacks fine.

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bianca Turner

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 August 2014 Bianca would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, easy to find from airport bus to hostel, breakfast was nice

Disliked: Bianca left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2014

Liked: Very clean, nice Breakfast.

Disliked: Staff on reception were very rude.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location to tour

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Cynthia Cincotta

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2014 Cynthia would recommend this property

Liked: 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

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is more like a hotel than a hostel which was great. There was a communal eating area for everyone and we got to meet people from all over the place: Australia, Siberia, England, Canada etc... Our room was clean and we weren't too squashed considering we were a room of 8.

Disliked: Not a lot of storage room for clothes. Staff were quite unhelpful except for the Irish girl who was absolutely lovely. We had booked two rooms as we had a large group and one of the receptionists made it very difficult to pay, involving us going to an ATM but she had sent us in the wrong direction to it so we were walking around for ages trying to find one. Took us over 40 minutes just to check-in. Slowest elevator in the world.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean solid built beds electronic safes

Disliked: Bad ventilation in on sweet bathroom, someone was sick and it was difficult to remove the smell without letting it into the whole room.

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jessica McManus

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2014 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location although more of a hotel with dorm beds available than a hostel. Breakfast was 5 euro but very much worth it. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Emy Yaguinuma

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 Emy would recommend this property

Liked: It was the best hostel that I ever been. Great location, great breakfast, great staff and great rooms and bathroom amazing ( probably will be the best shower you will ever see in your life).High recommend.

Disliked: nothing.

100.0%
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Ashley Louise Gallacher

With my spouse / partner

City break

06 August 2014 Ashley Louise would recommend this property

Liked: The location was fantastic. Staff were very helpful and rooms were spotless and comfy.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike!

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Simon Burkhardt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2014 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: The character and location

Disliked: The carpets were wet the entire time somehow. The room smelled like a crypt. The air conditioner leaked.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gabriela Cajigas

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Gabriela would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and location, good value for your money. Nice breakfast.

Disliked: Staff in reception weren't very friendly or helpful at all. Actually they were kind of rude, they don't even smile or make you feel welcome. That's not the way you expect to be treated when you are a guest. Specially a guest who is paying.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great buffet breakfast for 5 euro. Hostel was clean and felt safe with nice rooms.

Disliked: Located a bit far from the center but easily accessed by tram. Some of the staff were not very friendly (were polite but seemed bothered by questions etc)

100.0%
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Frederico Carneiro

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2014 Frederico would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Golos faciliteis

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean good location

Disliked: it was fine a little expensive

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel really seems more like a converted hotel (it even says "Hotel Van Gogh" on the outside) but it is totally worth it. Very clean, easy to reach and in a good location near Museumplein. Hostel area was very quiet at night, which was great.

Disliked: It is a little bit far from nighttime activities in Amsterdam (red light district is quite far) . It's rather expensive for a hostel but still pretty decent value for money.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hotel was perfect for being close to the city, but far enough out so that it wasn't noisy at night. The room was clean, spacious and well equipped, as was the private en suite bathroom. The air conditioning was great and much appreciated.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Susanne Bierlmeier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2014 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, clean, comfortable bed and amazing breakfast! Perfect deal - inspecially for Amsterdam in July! Absolutely recommend it!

Disliked: Susanne left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Logan Silverberg

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2014 Logan would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms are nicer than those at my parents' house. The beds do not have footboards so my feet were able to hang off the end a bit as I am around 6ft (~2m). Great breakfast, too. Best I have had in a hostel. High recommend.

Disliked: Nothing. I stayed in much worse hostels my frist time around in Europe.

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

Christine Ossenberg

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 July 2014 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: Affordable, comfortable, close to the museums

Disliked: The floor of the bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly (there were pubic hairs on the floor behind the bathroom door).

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hotel, powerful showers

Disliked: Wifi. Is unrealiable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly lady at the reception! Got our private 4-bed room upgraded for free to a 6-bed one.

Disliked: Nothing.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

GIANLUCA CATUOGNO

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 June 2014 GIANLUCA would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: staff

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

Amanda Cameron

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2014 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and good size, value for money

Disliked: None