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Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
Ranked #199 of 231 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Overpriced...as is Amsterdam”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Me and a friend went here at the start of backpacking through Europe, so we were on a budget however it wasn't too modest. The accommodation was one of the cheapest we found, so it does seem €33 is allot for a hostel but others were much higher. I'll get to the basics I wanted to know as a first time traveller.

Location: 30 mins from central station walk, 10 mins on tram. Don't be fooled by the "central station" yes it is the centre however this hostel is right next to Van Goch musem, Vondlepark and another few good places so it was very central if you don't mind the initial walk.

Bed: bed is a bed. That's all we wanted travelling. Clean enough. Only problem is there was only one extension lead in the middle of the room, which meant however unlikely theft might of been you couldn't charge your phone etc over night. You had to sit at stare waiting for it to charge as it was right next to somebody else's bed. We learnt through other hostels they all had plugs and little shelves etc next to beds which was definitely missing here.

Breakfast: tea or coffee in and all plastic cup, hot floppy bread and jam. The usual

Bathrooms: toilet, sink and shower in room room and three of these, one for each floor. Never had a problem with being busy, bit cramped and not as clean as a hotel (and for €33 it is like a hotel) but is as what you would expect.

I would stay again if this place wasn't in Amsterdam, which cost an arm and a leg. Staff were friendly enough. And there was a cat.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We paid €33 per night but this seems to be a general reflection of Amsterdam. It's an expensive place. The hostel was clean, guests were friendly and the staff helpful. Slice of hot floppy bread and jam for breakfast. It was an OK stay. The area was nice but it took around 30 mins walk to get the station with a hefty rucksack. I would stay there again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Cheap. Clean. Staff is very friendly. Beds are not that comfortable and there is no ladder to get on the upper bed. Tiny bathrooms but clean. Rooms are small in general. Simple breakfast: toast with jam or peanut butter and tea and coffee. Wifi is good. Free city maps. Easy to find. In total: it's quite okay.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

This hostel was fine for the 6 nights I spent in Amsterdam, it was accommodating and the staff were helpful. The toilets/showers were not always that clean and as a solo traveler, big groups of people made it hard to meet people. But it was okay. A cute cat lives there.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Was clean, easy to find and overall not too bad for the price. There are very steep stairs to climb up with your suitcases and there is no luggage room to store your things if you have a late flight. They provided breakfast too, don't expect too much from this, a bit of toast and some spreads. Also wifi never worked while there. After running around the city all day, it was good to have a place that was close to one of the main tram lines to head back to.

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Property: Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
Address: Frans Van Mierisstraat 69 a, 1071 RL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Janson Hostel)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #199 of 231 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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