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Reviews of Bob's Youth Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 SG

72.3% Overall Rating

712 out of 998 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/09/2014)

Fionnuala Bulman thinks…

"Great location close to the central station but directions could be clearer. Rooms were light and airy even in the middle of summer. Showers and toilets were mostly kept very clean. Lounge downstairs…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.27

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Bob's Youth Hostel needs you to state an arrival time when booking. Failing to do this may incur in cancellation of your booking. Please note that: - We have a cancellation policy of 48-hours. If you cancel too late or if you don't show up we charge you the first night of the reservation. - We have age restrictions; we can not accept people under 18 or above 30 years old. - We accept cash only, so please remember this when you come over to the hostel. Please note that if your payment exceeds a 1000 euros we will ask you to transfer the money in advance. For any questions about this policy please send us an email.

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72.3%

Overall Rating

712 out of 998 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bob's Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
64.8%
Staff
66.4%
Value
70.4%
Safety
74.4%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Marius Müller-Frank

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

16 November 2012

Liked: Close to the center

Disliked: Mouse in the Dormroom. Stayed there for one weekend the bathroom has not been cleaned once. The shower room was so moldy you could barely breath.

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

Rebecca McClement

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and guests were very friendly, the reception has a lounge for guests to relax which has a range of music on. The loaction of bob's is great as its close to everything i wanted to see.

Disliked: The vending machines were broken. Thats literally all!

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

HSIN-HUA LEE

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012

Liked: The location is really good!!!

Disliked: I stayed in the 16 female dorm, and bed is near the toilet and shower, so I felt not good to stay there. And that room just only 3 plugs, one is next to the door, the other two are next to someone's bed, that is really unconvenient!!!!I spent 30 euro per night, that is really costy!!!

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

Maria Kuczynska

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 November 2012 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Very atmospherical common room, veeery friendly staff, very good location! I felt safe and I had a good sleep.

Disliked: Maybe should be more often cleaned. Though I wasn't suprised.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

30 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, clean sheets, big lockers, nice graffiti on the room walls :)

Disliked: There were mice in the room at night. They didn't bother the one of us who was on the top bed, but you can hear them if you sleep on the lower bed. Also keep your bags on you bed or in the locker and don't store any food there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is cheaper than other places with better facilities in Amsterdam. It is very close to the central station which takes only 5 minutes by walking. The bedroom was clean and the staffs were also friendly. I have been three hostels which are close to the central station in Amsterdam and here was the cheapest and best place.

Disliked: There are so many people smoking in lobby so if you are a non-smoker, you cannot stay in the lobby. And the reception is not opened for 24 hours.

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

siobhain gaughan

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2012 siobhain would recommend this property

Liked: fun, safe, hot shower, luggage room! very central

Disliked: smells a bit damp

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

siobhain gaughan

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 October 2012 siobhain would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap, amazing chilled out atmosphere in reception lounge,

Disliked: I wish they served more food!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED BOBS!! Great place to meet people, really close to everything, great just to sit around and smoke, staff are awesome and helpful, lockers in room, wifi is good and there is one computer with internet

Disliked: pretty dirty and they shut you out of the communal area after 3am. The old man that works there is really grumpy and creepy walking around the rooms at night checking no one is sleeping for free.

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

Demi Mason-Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2012 Demi would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and people. Easy to find and everything you need within a 5 minute walk.

Disliked: Its a older hostel, a few holes in the walls and not many power points assessable.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

09 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You get what you pay for... it's cheap, very centrally located and has clean sheets, hot showers, a communal area, lockers, internet etc. It's in desperate need of a lick of paint and the bathrooms are a bit mouldy... but let's face it - it's a comfortable bed for 10 - 15 euros a night, not a four star hotel!

Disliked: corridors and bathrooms were quite grim.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bob's is full of character, interesting people, and smoke. For those young people who come to Amsterdam for certain reasons, this place is a great meeting grounds and good deal.

Disliked: Bob's may be a little dirty and have walls full of graffiti, but the atmosphere is welcoming and the upkeep is satisfactory.

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

Daniel Stamp

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was lush and all-in-all it is a great value for money, well-located hostel!

Disliked: Climbing lots of stairs and being housed in a separate building...it was only a minute or two walk away though to be fair!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was really awesome! =) it's just a laid back hostel with a lot of people in the common area at all times and a supermarket just down the street(very suitable for the munchies :P)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, room for lagguage if you arrive early.

Disliked: Walls in grafity

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is awesome, the downstairs common room is a great social space where you can chill, play cards and generally hang out. This really does make the trip! The staff are excellent too!

Disliked: The beds weren't great and there were mice in the room. Also there are several flights of stairs if you are staying at the top!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were extremely comfortable.

Disliked: The neighborhood was in a great location, however it was a little bit sketchy at night.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was clean, close to centre and good atmosphere

Disliked: the breakfast was poor but good for what we spent on the room

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The chill out room at reception- you can sit and drink or smoke until they close at 3pm - good for meeting people, especially if you're travelling on your own. Cool decor too, just loads of stuff stuck all over the walls, looks like a proper hostel. Super comfy beds! Never had them that comfortable before!

Disliked: Only thing I really didn't like was the cleanliness.. From the reviews I was expecting it to be really bad but the day we arrived it was fine, but it took until the 4th day of our stay for the room to be cleaned again. I understand that this is the cheapest place in Amsterdam and maybe you get what you pay for, but it would just be so much better if it was at least done every second/third day - especially because the dorms are so big. The doors to the dorms don't close properly so it's easy for someone to forget to pull it tight leaving it open quite often

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Chilled, clean, close to everything.

Disliked: after a few days in amsterdam you may want to have a break from being in a room full of weed smoke... the only common room is always full of smoke.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of baked people in the lobby area :P

Disliked: .

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good, the lockers are very big and a simple breakfast is included in the price.

Disliked: If you're staying at the hostel and want to reserve more nights from the reception, you can only do it very early in the morning before check-out time and only one night at a time. This is very weird. Also during one night when I was staying at the hostel, the owner came and woke everybody up (!) to ask about receipts or something... This seemed highly unprofessional and was very uncalled for, as getting sleep in a room with 15 other people is hard enough in itself.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

23 August 2012

Liked: The location next to the shopping street was good.

Disliked: The room was very dirty on the ceiling and also on the corners. The beds don't smell very well like perfectly cleaned. Another problem was the door which was already broke in the past, it gives no confidence in our Hostel. Then the reception is not on the night open, we leaved Amsterdam at 6pm and nobody and nothing was for our help to give the keys back...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012

Liked: Convenient centre location, close to everything we needed, nice reception area.

Disliked: Room was more cramped than pictures show, due to misfortune ended up in the top room, so alot of stairs and high heat ruined any time spent in the room

31.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2012

Liked: DIMLY LIT

Disliked: EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE LOCATION IS OK