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Reviews of Bob's Youth Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 SG

71.2% Overall Rating

709 out of 992 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2014)

"That it is close to the train station. The city center including a convenient store"

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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 1.33

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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71.2%

Overall Rating

709 out of 992 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bob's Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
56.0%
Cleanliness
62.4%
Staff
66.4%
Value
72.0%
Safety
74.4%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

BERNARDO MARTIN

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 BERNARDO would recommend this property

Liked: It's really well located, just a few minutes of walking from the train station and the Dam square.

Disliked: The rooms and toilets weren't always as clean as I would have expected. And the shower was a bit uncomfortable.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: zentrale Lage, sehr freundliches Personal, gute Möglichkeit mit anderen Reisenden aus den verscheidensten Ländern in Kontakt zu kommen.

Disliked: die Raucherlaubnis im Hostel (Aufenthaltsbereich), das Fehlen einer Selbstversorgerküche

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

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the most awesome place ever! The staff was great and the atmosphere was magical. We loved it.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely comfortable beds. And a nice common room where it was easy to make friends!

Disliked: Can't think of anything.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

SERGEI KOLOTOV

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2012

Liked: Toilet & shower in our room were clean. Thanks god. And the air was fresh because the window was opened all the time. Other people in the room was nice.

Disliked: The good price for one bed here is 12 euro per night. Not more.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to meet other travelers and just have some fun!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

MING YOU TEO

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2012 MING YOU would recommend this property

Liked: It's in the center of the city and you could just easily reach there by public transportation or a walk from centraal station.

Disliked: It's a bit noisy at night but you shouldn't expect much in a hostel.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, friendly staff, large lockers

Disliked: overall pretty good, won't nit-pick

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, generally staffs were nice. they changed sheet every time people leave. bed was not that very comforty, but it wasn't that terrible either. if you have an experience staying in hostel in london, you'd find it comfortable!

Disliked: as i don't smoke weed, I didn't like being in a first floor with people. i couldn't even breath because of the heavy smoke, but I think it would be great if you like smoking weed. also the most disappointing fact was that one guy working in a reception, I suppose he's bob, was extreamly unfriendly.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Javier Cruz-Perez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2012

Liked: It has a good location. Close to many places including Dam Square, Trams, Shopping, etc.

Disliked: The place was quite dirty. Theyre was no food allowed in the room due to a rat problem. The place has a graffiti theme which is nice except for all the additional graffiti added by people. The beds squeaked the slightest movement would wake up the whole room. There was a large deposit for keys including lockers. My room was located in another building that had no amenities. Breakfast was in another building. No wifi. Not even a single outlet anywhere in the room. Not even in the bathroom. Had it been more than 2 nights after a longer stay elsewhere. I would have left.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

15 June 2012

Liked: Very cheap and there was (to some extent) breakfast included. Beds were clean and there were lockers for personal items.

Disliked: Reception was slow at doing things and reception area was pretty dirty. Dire sociable atmosphere for meeting people. Old Amsterdam building so very tight and steep staircase!

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

Nicole Sharkey

With friends / other travellers

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

12 June 2012 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: Bob's was the best decision we ever made. We fell in love with the quirky description on the website and the price was in our budget, but the reality far exceeded our expectations! We met so many interesting travelers because everyone was young and spent lots of time in the reception area getting to know each other. The staff is amazing and incredibly helpful. They're quick to give you a suggestion, point you in the right direction, or help you out of any sort of situations you may run into. I highly recommend staying at Bob's!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing. Bob's was perfect for us.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Deadly stairs.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2012

Liked: left hostel early as it was so unpleasant, was able to get refunded for the night.

Disliked: Bed was broken, room VERY dusty, staircase was an absolute death trap, reception area was very dingy. Would suit a traveller who doesnt want to leave the hostel and smoke weed all day. Staff gave impression that they were also smoking weed - didnt inspire confidence. Room cleaners didnt change a bed after someone checked out because they had slept on the top of the sheets rather than inside. Was overall disgusted.

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

Alex Mckinstry

Alone

Romantic getaway

08 June 2012 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: close proximity to prostitutes

Disliked: hearing other people on the toilet

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

Rebecca Hussey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. Free breakfast & wireless was great.

Disliked: Rooms were very basic with one shower/ toilet/ basin to a 12 bed room.

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

ŽANA PRISLAN

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2012 ŽANA would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very good and fast wi-fi, friendly staff :)

Disliked: But the cleanliness was very very bad!!!!

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

Ryan Fuller

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 May 2012 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: A proper backpackers hostel. Cheap and cheerful with really friendly staff, right in the middle of all the action. The best coffeeshop in Amsterdam is round the corner (Lost in Amsterdam).

Disliked: The stairs are intense. Although that is more the Dutch style than anything to do with the hostel.

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

Nicolas Prandi

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2012 Nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: Interesting setting. Good breakfast. Great location.

Disliked: Mouse in the room.

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

Richard Hignett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

20 May 2012 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Very low price and excellent location, reception and rooms were cleaned regularly.

Disliked: Nothing

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 May 2012

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Dirty, ruined rooms, bad bathrooms, no charging facilities in rooms, very modest breakfast, some of the staff were pretty rude.

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

LUCAS VENUTO

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2012 LUCAS would recommend this property

Liked: Near From the centre, easy to get from central station, also east access to the channels, where there's a lot of free tours. It's a tidy and clean hostel.

Disliked: The reception building is apart from the rooms, if you need to talk to the réception you must walk on the street, not a big problem though.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, service and the crowd staying in, clean and tidy rooms with en suite showers and bathrooms.

Disliked: Safety and security on the premises could be improved.

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

Grzegorz Flasinski

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2012 Grzegorz would recommend this property

Liked: Logation is a thing I like most in Bob's.

Disliked: I expected a bit highier room standard and place to be more secured

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

Giselle Ramirez Chavez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2012 Giselle would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good ambience and the recepcionists are always friendly and willing to help! =) Oh and the breakfast for the prize that they offer is GREAT!

Disliked: The only thing is that in the girl's dormitory, the window that is facing the street does not close, so you hear the street sounds and it's difficult to get a good night sleep.