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Reviews of Hostel Van Gogh

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

82.6% Overall Rating

1385 out of 1477 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2014)

Carly Bearder thinks…

"I, a solo travelling fremale from Australia, only stayed at Hostel Van Gogh for 2 night and was had a great stay. The hostel was clean and the staff were helpful (the desk was mannwed 24/24 which…"

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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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82.6%

Overall Rating

1385 out of 1477 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Van Gogh'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
76.0%
Value
76.0%
Safety
88.8%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Molly York

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2014 Molly would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and really well placed.

Disliked: Not much atmosphere, more of a hotel with dorm rooms than a hostel.

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

Rebecca Lyons

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, room size, location

Disliked: Staff could be more friendly

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

Carly Bearder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2014 Carly would recommend this property

Liked: I, a solo travelling fremale from Australia, only stayed at Hostel Van Gogh for 2 night and was had a great stay. The hostel was clean and the staff were helpful (the desk was mannwed 24/24 which makes a difference when your card sops working at 2am!). Some other positive points: - Large spacious rooms - Room underneath beds for everyones baggage to fit (despite no lock away areas for big bags) there was still enough space to move around -Small safe for each person to lock away valuables inn each room - Powerpoints and a light for each bed which makes a big difference - Elevator which saved having to lug heavy bags up the narrow staircase - Allowed bags to be left on day of departure for further sightseeing - wifi available in all areas of hostel (including in rooms on top floor) - hot clean shower/bathroom in each room - comfy chairs and large number of tables in large communal area I did not make use of the optional extra breakfast, but was told it was decent from others staying at the hostel

Disliked: Not too many negatives, just a few notes: - One bathroom in room for 6 people - nice to have private bathroom but would also be nice to have one extra on the floor for communal use, as toilet was also located in bathroom and if someone was in the shower had to walk down to the bottom floor for another toilet (of which there was only 1x toilet - nil extra showers) - A little costly, considering others in the area charge the same (or less) and include breakfast - key stopped working a number of times, requiring resetting (even though did not keep in wallet with credit cards of next to phone) - nil large lock up safe/cage for large bags (but does contain small safe in each room)

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good. Museum is near and close to the tram stop is also easy to move. I feel a little old, but it is relatively clean facilities. Double rooms are expensive, but the hotel is in a very good position.

Disliked: All the staff are very friendly but had a very very unfriendly asian manager. Try to keep the laptop on the counter on the last day, very annoyed and threw a piece of paper and a pen in front of me. And roughly put the laptop on the counter shelf. He said that there is no place to hold the counter, but Shelves were empty inside. I do not understand, Why he angry with me.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: The staff are so stupid

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

Borislav Tsokov

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2014 Borislav would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was nice, really good service from the staff and no complains at all. I might say the thing i liked the most was the blue eyed girl working on the reception :) Keep the good work.

Disliked: No complains.

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

John Zawlocki

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Feels like a hotel but still allows you to meet people. They have a convenient laundry service which will clean and fold your closes the same day for €9.50

Disliked: They allow large groups which don't need to fit into the age range that they advertise of 18-40.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice rooms which were always clean. Clean towels to borrow for free. Spacious bathroom and shower. Amazing location. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.

Disliked: There's not a lot of atmosphere, it's more of a hotel environment, but would still recomend!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Natasha Hunt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were insanely nice and the bathroom was amazing. It was the best shower of my life! The breakfast was really good even though they ran out of bacon before i could have any!

Disliked: The guy on the reception desk in the morning was a little rude! The rooms were very cold.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great location, close to the tram stop. Most of the staff were friendly. Good breakfast available.

Disliked: Some unfriendly staff that just didn't want to help us, one older man in particular just gave us bad directions and information. Really small rooms and no public w/c downstairs

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

Joseph Hamaliuk

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff, awesome hostel. Breakfast is the best I've ever seen at a hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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)