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“Moderate ambience”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bob's Youth Hostel

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Bob's Youth Hostel
Ranked #188 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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“Moderate ambience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The location is a very big advantage. The beds and bathroom were not that tidy I would say 2 stars out of 5. No sockets to charge your phones. Except the location other things were bad. In Amsterdam who goes to sleep? Few hours of sleep is what you want. There are other better hostels near by you could try them. Bobs youth hostel, try it if you don't have any other option. There is a pub just beside called The Doors a must visit if you are rock fan.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My friends and I stayed here as traveller during July 2014.We had an awful time.

We had to climb death stairs to our room which was two blocks away from reception, it was filthy, dirty floor, stained sheets, dirty walls (mould and damp on them) and a stray cat was there when we opened the door, also the guy at reception gave us the wrong key- the one for our neighbours room - we could have stolen all their stuff! We asked for clean sheets and got damp/wet ones then asked for the room to be cleaned and it was not.

The rooms are literally a health hazard! Also, there was no point in complaining because a group before us informed us that when they complained the staff were just rude so we decided just to leave as soon as we could - the No refunds sign hinted we shouldn't even bother asking for our money back despite wasting it on a s-hole of a hostel.
Hair in the sink and toilet is not in the room also.
Ruined out trip to Amsterdam

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

The directions we were given were unclear and had us wandering around for ages. When we arrived the staff were unhelpful and not approachable. We stayed in a 12 bed mix dorm and the beds were damp and smelled. The showers were cold and wifi wasn't always assesable. Overall not worthy of the money spent.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Great location but that is the only positive. The staff make you feel like you are imposing on them when asking for help, the rooms have no air con or fan so get stuffy (especially when there are 16 beds) and the shower had no hot water. The prices were ridiculously inflated. Avoid unless other places are more expensive.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Honestly anybody who writes a positive review on this hostel must actually work there. The WiFi was down the whole time, credit card machine..down, hot water...down, everything about this place was horrible. The shower and toilet are located in your dorm room, and the shower smells like rotten sewage. There was a build up of black sludge on one side of the shower that was there for the first 2 days of our stay. We were out of toilet paper for 2 days and when asked to get more they suggested we bring it up ourselves. The beds are hard foam resting on wire frames. Honestly I usually take negative reviews on here with a grain of salt but please let this warning save your Amsterdam trip. Unless you are in the private rooms you stay around the corner next to a seedy bar. Then, if you are lucky enough to get our room you only have to walk up 3 steep narrow stair cases not four. Terrible hostel...shame on you Bob

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Having booked this last minute, we weren't expecting much from Bob's 18 bed dorm but were more than pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and the beds comfy. Everyone we met was lovely and welcoming. The shower and toilet were modern and clean, and even though the lock didn't work it was obvious when it was occupied so no problems ever occured with this. Like all places in Amsterdam, there were a lot of steep steps but this was expected and never an issue. There was a lack of plug sockets in the dorm but the reception had plenty and even offered adaptors. Each person had a locker for their belongings, the size of a large suitcase so there was more than enough room for all of our stuff. Like any hostel it required your own lock, but most people didn't lock them as the hostel was safe and reliable anyway! There was free WiFi and hot drinks and the location was ideal being less than five minutes from Dam square, next to a bike hire shop, and ten minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Though more expensive than some other places we are visiting in Europe, it was well worth the money to feel safe and at home. I have already reccommended Bob's to my friends and would 100% go back for another visit.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The Bob's is the best I have found while been in last week. All facilities were available. Nice working staffs. I have enjoyed lots with my girl friend. The price is also reasonable. Highly recommended !!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 #188 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 12
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