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Bob's Youth Hostel
Ranked #186 of 225 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
1 review
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“Read this - and don't stay here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Worst night ever. We came as a group of 6 students not expecting much for 10 euros and knowing what hostels are like but this is something else... Staff were unfriendly and rude. The luggage room is akin to Harry Potter's cupboard under the stairs - the door is literally waist height. Went up a million crooked wobbly stairs to our room of bunk beds with no stairs up to the top bunks. Saw two bugs on the bed when came in at 3am so went to reception and we were moved to another room. This one had ripped sheets and suspect stains... Spent the night sitting on the concrete floor trying to pass a few hours before mcDonalds would open... DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed December 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Awesome prices. Super friendly younger staff that will help you locate places on maps. Market close by. Centraal station 5 minutes walking distance. Girls dorm is pretty nice. Usually always have to wait until 2pm to get to your rooms. It's super close to everything you're going to want to do around here. A 20 minute walk to museumplein. And a 15 minute walk to Leidseplein. Over 3 canals and you're in The Red Light District. I've never seen a single mouse and I've stayed here off and on for the past month.

  • Stayed November 2011
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

There are plenty enough of better budget hostels in Amsterdam not to recommend this one. The entrance underneath the ground looks like a teenager's playground, decorated with notes and drawings, loud music, and people smoking. Not bad, but i've seen way better, quieter and cleaner hostel.
The check-in time is strictly at 14pm. No matter if they have a bed avalaible earlier, you have to come back at 14. Don't count on any flexibily from the receptionist.
The luggage "room" didn't look safe to me so i didn't even want to leave my bag there.
The shared room are big. Be prepare to share with 16 people your room and bathroom. Bunk bed are basic and in iron.
You can leave your things in a (dirty) closet you'll have the key upon deposit.
Breakfast is more than basic: two slices of bread, with butter everybody dips in.
The good points: bathroom is clean, sheets also, there are 2 computers with free internet access in Reception (the day i went; only one was working).
Conclusion: for this range of price, i've seen better in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Arrived at 8pm on weeknight. Main hall was like a bar on weekends: packed, pot-smokeing (good in my book), all seats taken. There was no place to sit down and gather my luggage. No hot water in the showers, only freezing cold water.

Front desk closes at 10:30pm and opens at 8am... so if you're leaving early, you'd have to jam a piece of paper in the self-locking door, run downstairs and return the key before 10:30pm, and hope no one else in your room locks the door... or you'd lose your 20€ key deposit. Bathroom in the room was out of order, so I had to hold everything from 10:30pm until I leave the room early morning.

Public bathroom is nasty - unidentifiable fluids on the floor.

The only good thing was the bedding and mattresses were VERY comfortable - good night's sleep.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

I booked 'bob's suite' which is anything but luxury which is how they described it. they said it had private bathroom, seperate bedroom with 4 beds and a kitchen area....... the bathroom was ridiciously dirty considering it was private and there was only enough hot water for one person!. nothing in the kitchen area worked (shabby wardrobe with sink and microwave in it), there were only 3 beds, one was a sofa in the front room which has never been cleaned in its life. and to top that there were mice!!! if you are english and went to a premier inn and there was mice it would probably be shut down. not in amsterdam, they are EVERYWHERE and according to the manager, if your in a city you should deal with it. 4 days were booked, day 1=REFUND... DONT DO IT

Room Tip: choose anywhere but bob's. etap or ibis. more expensive but no mice and good cleanliness
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Bob's Youth Hostel
Address: Old Centre: New Side | Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #186 of 225 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 12
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