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“A dump in a good location.”
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Bob's Youth Hostel
Ranked #190 of 229 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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“A dump in a good location.”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Internet rarely works. Matresses are very narrow. Terrible feet smells. Weed smoke at lounge all day. Humiliating breakfast - tea, bread and jam, and egg. Same everyday. The staff is ok and the location is great. But for 32 euro a weekend night for a tiny bed with 20 ppl in a smelly room...i wouldnt bother unless optionless.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 4 days in a room shared between 16 people. It was real fun sharing typical amsterdam stories with all our room mates.
Rooms aren't very clean but they're ok. Rooms are compossed by bunk beds and it has en suite bathroom.
The atmosphere in the living room/reception and dining room (this room is used for these 3 purposes) is awesome. Joint smokers can smoke after 11 a.m and the way people interact with each other its different and special.
Its location is awesome too. Its just in front of centraal station and just 5 minutes walk from dam square.
Generally employees are very nice.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Donadea, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Dirty. Breakfast is eggs, toast and some dodgy looking spread. Stayed in a 20 bed dorm with two toilets and two showers. Beds were squeaky and tough to get into. The only way to describe the stairs in the place is dangerous. The atmosphere downstairs is good at night, although you're only allowed drink your own spirits, beer must be bought at the bar. I'm not that fussy of a person, I lived out of hostels for a month while travelling but this is definitely the least impressive. If like us you're on a budget and you're happy roughing it out, it's fine but otherwise location is the only thing the place has going for it (10 min from Amsterdam Central). I have previously stayed in the Hans Brinker, while the Brinker is an extra 10 minutes of a walk, for the same price rooms it is worth the walk and staying in the Hans Brinker - they don't really deserve their 'worst hostel in the world' title, Bobs does!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I've stayed at bobs twice both in August 2 years apart and had good times on both occasions. Obviously the accommodation is basic and the showers weren't amazing (take flip flops) but the beds have got to be the comfiest I've ever slept on. Like a cloud. The second time i went we were in a room of 16 beds but i slept like a log. It's nice that they include a breakfast of toast, an egg and a hot drink, and they allow you to smoke in the lobby also. I enjoyed staying at bobs and I think that you get what you pay for but not in a bad way.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

The location is very good, only a 5 minute walk from the train station or city centre. As the city is very expensive the hostel is a good place to smoke and chill for free while meeting new people. The rooms are clean and basic. Breakfast is poor and definitely not good value for money. I wouldn't recommend Bobs to a friend but I had a pleasent stay!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

The whole place was very dirty, breakfast wasn't much, just and egg and two pieces of bread.
The rooms weren't pleasant. 20 people squeezed into a room with just two showers, that flooded everytime someone showered and two toilets.
Location was the only real positive, it was very close to everything

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

It's good if you're going with friends and don't really care where you are sleeping, if not I'd rather try anything else. The breakfast was almost inexistent (a hard boiled egg and a toast) but the staff was friendly and the common area was nice. Shortly, go there if you are willing to have fun and don't care to sleep in a hard bed. Don't go there if you have any expectations above the ordinary.

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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 #190 of 229 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 12
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