Out of pure desperation as all other hostels were seemingly booked at the time, myself and two other friends chose to stay at Hostel Orfeo during our 4 night duration stay in Amsterdam. It is not worth the amount of money you pay by any means! If you want better accommodations, there is an outdoor park nearby in walking distance called Vondelpark, seriously, go there, I had a more comfortable sleep under a tree hungover than I did in the bunk beds in this hostel. Granted, Hostel Orfeo is in prime location, but that is literally the one and only positive aspect I have to offer on this hostel. However, the hostel itself is very easy to miss at it appears conspicuous with its lack of sign from the outside. They claim to have Free WiFi and that is just bogus as the only WiFi signal I was able to pick up was out on our small outside deck out of our room (that you had access to by climbing out of the window, convenience at its finest) and it wasn't even the hostel's WiFi network, it was from a nearby restaurant. If you enjoy sleeping on rusted out bunkbeds and having pull strings to flush toilets Hostel Orfeo is the destination for you! I seriously pity anyone who is overweight or is confined to a wheel chair as there are winding stair cases, no elevator, the rooms are very compact and the bathroom is smaller than that of an airplane bathroom. I really have to hand it to the designers of the hostel though, the graffiti and wall scratching's everywhere is really a nice decorative touch (sarcasm). Anyone from the street had access to our hostel so if that allows you to sleep at night then I encourage you to fill your boots. The staff at the front desk were completely clueless, I had requested directions to the nearest café where I could purchase a crepe and it took one staff member 30 minutes to locate it on Google Maps, while he rolled a joint. If you enjoy smelling feces 24/7, watching other travelers trip out in the common area on the main floor then please, I highly recommend Hostel Orfeo for all of your backpacking needs (or lack thereof). Also, since when does peanut butter and jelly sandwiches constitute as breakfast? This place is a rip off, homeless people live better than anyone staying in this hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for suitable budget accommodation? Then Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo is the right place for you. Your stay in Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo will surely be something to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo Hotel Amsterdam