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Reviews of AAE Amsterdam

Hostel | 749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California, USA CA 94108

73.3% Overall Rating

183 out of 219 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/09/2014)

Katrina Quach thinks…

"The 6 bunk shared dorm room is spacious enough when full and the bathroom was clean. Mattresses were comfortable for a hostel. Well equipped kitchen with pancake batter in the morning ready for you…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Dorm room occupancy is only for students and youth with an international passport or out of state student ID. Please pay attention to this. A travel itinerary may be required.

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73.3%

Overall Rating

183 out of 219 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'AAE Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
68.8%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
73.6%
Value
70.4%
Safety
82.4%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

roberto ascencion

With friends / other travellers

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

29 September 2014 roberto would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Nice atmosphere.

Disliked: The bunk beds should be nailed to the wall, cannot move without waking everyone. Pancakes are horrible. At times the WiFi failed.

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

Katrina Quach

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: The 6 bunk shared dorm room is spacious enough when full and the bathroom was clean. Mattresses were comfortable for a hostel. Well equipped kitchen with pancake batter in the morning ready for you to make your own. Location was great for wandering close to Chinatown. Staff were helpful enough.

Disliked: Katrina left no negative feedback.

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

Paul Graham

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Good location with very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Expensive for a hostel, but good value for San Francisco where all property is very expensive.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Juan Manuel Revuelta Barbero

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2014

Liked: Location!

Disliked: Limpieza

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

Katarzyna Gorol

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2014 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: good location friendly stuff free pancakes for breakfast

Disliked: unfortunately not clean

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

peter van Rhijn

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2014

Liked: Cheap and fairly central

Disliked: Near tenderloin area so local area is run down. Not best atmosphere. Feels like an old hotel which has been converted into a hostel

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

Damien Webb

Alone

City break

31 August 2014 Damien would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location for exploring the city.staff were very helpfull and the rooms were very clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Nothing at all.no complaints.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is close to the most important center of the City.

Disliked: The breakfast is not very good, it could be better for the price.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was surpised how good this hotel. it was cheap and centrally. I would recommend this to my friends.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Private room with our own bathroom was a bonus!

Disliked: A little run down but would you expect anything more for an inner city hostel?

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

Ichrak Fatiha Mouktani

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2014 Ichrak Fatiha would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Nothing

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2014

Liked: No bed bugs

Disliked: The showers didn't work, loud/ noisy, walls needed a wipe down. No new towels if staying longer than 2 days. Moldy

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

Jennifer Morley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2014 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean. There was always cleaners either hoovering or going in and doing the bathrooms. Really don't understand peoples awful reviews of this place, I was expecting a full on dive and got a pleasant surprise For the price you're paying it's pretty decent. It's not in the Tenderloin as a lot of people make out it's situated between Bush and Sutter which has a few nice bars/cafés and within walking distance to most bus lines/Union Square. I never had a problem with the safety aspect being a solo female there was never any creeps lurking around outside which couldn't be said for other SF hostels which had higher ratings than the Amsterdam. I stayed in a four bed dorm (all bunks had ladders) and were pretty comfortable. Also our bathroom had a bath - a rarity in hostels which I was more than made up with after hiking the national parks of California for three weeks. It's not a party hostel like so many others in SF so if you're looking for that then you'd be better of going elsewhere. But for a decent sleep and just relaxing around the hostel I didn't have too many complaints.

Disliked: The wifi was pretty intermittent in certain areas of the hostel though to be fair it seems they are aware of the problem and were looking into it whilst I was there (August). The kitchen is pretty small so breakfast can be pretty cramped especially when everyone is trying to make pancakes at the same time. A hot water canister would be nice it took forever to boil water either on the stove or microwave. Also maybe some better toasters so if people have bought bread they can make toast without having to use the oven/grill. Some inconsiderate travellers ate my food which was clearly labelled as not being free so maybe some signs saying to respect other peoples labelled food would be helpful.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, value for money, services like airport shuttle

Disliked: Bad lighting in rooms and bathrooms, breakfast could be much better

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2014

Liked: It was the cheapest option!

Disliked: Staff looked questions up in google and don't know where the next grocery store is. The kitchen was not really for cooking.

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

Julia Mc Dermott

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed here for 3 nights and would have gladly stayed an extra night or two...unfortunately the hostel was already booked out. What I loved most was the central location (short walk to market street etc.), the friendly staff and the size of our 4-mixed-dorm with spacious private bathroom (room 102 on the bottow floor). I also really appreciated the built in hair-dryers, the huge mirrow in the bathroom and the dorm. The hostel also provided fresh sheets and towels.

Disliked: Julia left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

03 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and overall added to the experience :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2014

Liked: Good location Clean bathroom.

Disliked: Extremely uncomfortable bed. Overpriced for what you get. Only 3 pillows for private room. Very thin blankets. Incredibly noisy building (not the people).

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No curfews!! Also the secure lockers in the room, and cleaning staff! :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Mandy Wuensch

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2014 Mandy would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great property at all! Was a former hotel, so the dorms have their private bathroom, which is not usual at all! Really enjoyable!!! The place has everything you need as a backpacker and more! It's even close to supermarket and in walkable distance to lots of sights, the Fishermans wharf, the piers, cable car... And all in all the staff makes the place! They are all so friendly and helpful and with great knowledge about the environment! Recommend the place for that value of money in the States for 100%! I really enjoyed my stay!

Disliked: Nothing at all!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Kate McCullagh

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 June 2014 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Beds were comfier than most

Disliked: Not enough power outlets

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like this hostel. The staffs are so nice and considerable. They offer pancakes and coffee as breakfast. What impress me most is they have service for picking up to airport. In San Francisco, the hills are not easy to get through especially having a lot of luggage with you. Just 12 dollars they can pick you up or drop you in the airport. It really gives me a great help.

Disliked: The cookers and the bunks are too old. Maybe they should renew them a little bit.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free pancake breakfast, bathroom in the room, free computers to use downstairs! I had a great time here, there was a really good vibe at this hostel! Easy location to get around the city too!!

Disliked: Wifi didn't work in the dorm rooms, also the staff weren't very helpful! Didnt seem willing to help when you asked them questions, I was often asked to 'google it' when I had a questions about San Fran... also the bunks in my dorm room had no ladders so people were jumping off them!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common room with the TV and comfy couches. The friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: WIFI is absolutely awful......keeps on disconnecting. My key card never worked either so had to bring to reception each time.