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“Girls Weekend”
Review of Hostel Slotania

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Hostel Slotania
Ranked #189 of 241 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We arrived in the dark and found it a bit tricky to find the place so would recommend getting some directions before you arrive! The location could be better but was only a 10/15 tram ride from the centre and the trams come regularly and are quite cheap so it wasn't a massive problem. We got a taxi back late at night and we split the cost between 4 of us so was reasonable.
The rooms and bedding were clean though the bathroom did smell of stale smoke, even so it seemed clean enough.
The breakfast was great, loads of choice. Its a 5 minute walk to the supermarket which was also handy.
The staff were friendly and helped us with directions and booked us a taxi to the station.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

The location of this place is just terrible! To get transportation downtown its hard and buses only come every 10 mins. It Not to mention the cramped rooms and the filthy toilets. The staff wasn't very helpful(not even sure if they even notice we were there) and somewhat rude too.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

The location was very far from everything. The hostel looks very nice from the outside and has an old wooden staircase. The room was very cramped and the 10 beds didn't leave a lot of room for anything else. The beds were not comfy and the top bunks sagged down to the point of making us nervous.

The breakfast was fantastic. It had everything from lunch meat and cheese to eggs and toast. By far the best breakfast I had had during my whole trip.

The other people staying (they were living in some rooms long term) at the hostel were very sketchy. So make sure you keep to yourself if you stay here!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

As a group of 6 girls looking for a party weekend in Amsterdam. We found the hostel had pretty much all we required. The dorm was clean and tidy and the beds had clean bedding. Breakfast was good apart from the build up of dirty plates on a centre table which was a bit offputting maybe need an extra pair of hands for cleaning in the food hall or invest in a trolley to put dirty plates on.. The location isnt great for nightlife as getting back at 3am from the centre is a bit tricky and expensive with taxi but shared between 6 0f us not so bad. There is a tram stop right outside which takes you direct to centre and the reception staff told us where we had to get off. It is quite a long journey though. We knew this when booking though and as we booked for Queens day we were limited to our choice of hostels due to evreywhere being fully boked.If i was going to party for Queens day again i would book earlier to get somewhere more central but if i was just passing through or coming as a tourist to see the attractions of Amsterdam then I would definitly stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

The only thing this hostel lives off is its breakfast! we have just done a year long traip visiting 21 countries and have stayed in some BAD places but atleast the price has reflected them, the customer serivce skills are terrible! we had booked in for only one night as we normally do so we can check a place out but the problem was this place is SO out of the way that it would have been a mission to book into somewhere else, we asked the night reseptionist last night if we could have the room tonight too and he said yes of course just come down before 9am tomorrow to pay, 7am we went down to pay they told us its ok relax go have breakfast then pay... we checked online the room was still availible and the same price of 35 euros each which is ALOT for what you get already, we finished breakfast went to pay and she said no were all full now and you need to pay 40 euros each because of this i couldnt believe it!!! i told her i knew the room was availible and online the price was the same so i checked and in the hour we had breakfast they had changed the price i really could not believe it ive never heard of such a thing!! they made us wait so they could changed the price and as for the place being full we have spoken to three different rooms who all have extra beds in there dorms and we also have two extra beds in our dorm!! SUCH A BAD PLACE!! its 30mins out of town near NOTHING no bars no good resturants no anything and it looks like a bad aera in London! its more exspensive than such cities as hong kong, singapore, sydney, L.A, san diego, venice, rome even Barcelona!! and for what you get i couldnt understand...our yer and to really add to it tomorrow (sunday) the room is only 16euros.....i hope the room does a magic trick tonight and transforms into some 5star hotel hahahaha! really though im no snob, ive never written a bad review but this time i felt the need!

Room Tip: book in advance somewhere close to the centre and enjoy your trip and then you can spend your money...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank India C
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

we stayed at slotania hostel in amsterdam for 11 nights with my friend. 2 girls in a mixed dorm of 8 could be a bad memory. although at this hostel everything was like lving in a good hotel. the only thing that was a little bit inconvinient for us was the location. amsterdam is a small town and if you live in the centre you can walk the hole city.the hostel was at about 20 minutes from the centre with transpotation. and aslo it was expensive (as a hostel...)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank dellafrantz
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I had been there last Saturday. We were 6 persons. It´s not bad enough but it could be better.
We were in a clean room but with non toilet paper.I think that nobody arranged the room before or didn´t take care of it. Really good breakast with several options to pick up. There is a shopping center near and you can arrive there easily. It is no close to the center.Is 25 minutes by bus and we paid 37 euros for one night. To be honest, for the amount that i paid, i would prefer another hostel in the city center.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostel Slotania

Address: Slotermeerlaan 131, 1063 JN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #189 of 241 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: £30 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Hostel Slotania Hotel Amsterdam

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