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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Well... You pay the price and don't expcect much. Rooms - acceptable. Reception Desk - there is one. Bedlinen - OK, but blankets were stinky. Breakfasts in common area where many people smoke. Location however is a huge advantage. If you simply want an overnight in Amsterdam it is alright, but do not plan a longer stay here.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Was very well located, but the bathrooms were dirty, and security was poor. pretty much anyone off the street could access any room. We were staying in an all girls dorm, but there were men in there all the time. Also, when we were trying to go to bed at 3am, a hostile older gentleman came round with a clipboard...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I've been there for a couple of days with friends, we were 9 of us, we booked 16 beds room...2 toilets for 16 people, very dirty, any sheets or blankets for beds, breakfast was a shame...very dirty place! We spent 35 euros a person a night! Unbelievable!!!! And at at the end of the trip, when we went to pick...

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2013

With a last minute and an even later booking at Bob's Youth Hostel I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. I arrived around 6pm, check-in was quick and informative (no curfew, breakfast times, allowance to smoke weed in the lobby but no cigarettes). I was staying in a 20 bed dorm, although there are several smaller ones, which had...

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

The rooms and bathrooms were freezing cold and barely heated, and it's nearly June! No hot water comes out of the bathroom sinks and no handsoap is provided. The common area is great for hanging out, except they have a ridiculous no-outside-beer rule; they have signs that claim that the beer they sell in the hostel is a good price...

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London
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Stayed at Bob's last month, the hostel is right in the center of Amsterdam nearest coffee-shop is literally across the road. Walking distance to all the attractions. Not the cleanest of places but had no problems with dirty beds or bugs. Showers are small but reasonable. Was worried about sharing with people, however 5 of us managed to get bunk...

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SF
Reviewed 11 May 2013

When we walked into Bob's we were greeted by a long dimly lit basement lounge littered with stoners, grafitti and marijuana smoke. Heavy psychedelic music was blasting as we met the dreadlocked member of staff behind the counter. After making our payment, we made our way up the long twisted stairs about five levels, when we eventually got to our...

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Ireland
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Well before heading off to Amsterdam I read the reviews of Bob's and was a bit worried, eventhough there was 6 of us. However it worked out perfectly. I would describe the setting as urban, however I can see why some of the reviews described the grafitii everywhere as something like a crack house but I though it suited the...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 1 May 2013

The bed rooms were clean and the bathrooms. The communal area was a bit dirty and you can smoke there but it was a good atmosphere and they had a useful luggage room you can use even after you check out.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

I don't really understand all these low ratings. When you book a hostel what do you expect? Anyway, the hostel's room was same as a hotel's room, yet it was a bit dirty. The 'reception' is a cool place where you can enjoy the reason you are going to Amsterdam, with great music, munchies vending machines, and great atmosphere. Also,...

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Address: Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Price Range: $23 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“top floors”
 of 5 bubbles 971noram, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get a locker. There were some sketch people hanging around this place.”
 of 5 bubbles hilaryc733, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Do not book”
 of 5 bubbles milinski, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on one of the lower floors, its a killer coming back late at night to walk up 4 flights of narrow stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles sDotRay, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Maybe dont choose the cheapest dormitory as it is at the top floor (4th floor).”
 of 5 bubbles Phyllis98, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
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