I stayed at this hostel for a weekend early in December 2010.
The position is great, the room (4 beds room, women only) was ok , with a small sink in the room. For the showers, bring with you slippers and soap etc, because there is none available. And as you are packing, bring along as well a locker: I forgot mine and had to buy one.... The breakfast is great: each day a choice of a warm meal that changes every day and various alternatives. The other guests, were very nice as well.
ALL IN ALL... IT WAS GREAT!!!
BUT... on the way back, I found a couple of bites: Hands and face. And after 48 h it was quite a few bits. So the bad news is: bed bus ate me alive. They didn't bite my friend sleeping in the bad above mine, but I was one lucky girl... and a juicy dinner :D
I emailed the hostel to tell them about it when the doctor confirmed the cause, but had no feedback.
SO yes. Do go sleep there. But take the higher bed, bring slippers for the shower and be aware that you might be someones dinner. And you do not want to bring bed bugs home with you: had a few sleepless nights when I came back, thinking that I might have takesn guests back with me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, clean hostel in the centre of Amsterdam. Single-sex dormitories and rooms with 4-8 beds, some with en-suite bathrooms. 24 hour reception, cafe with cheap food and drinks, free use of lockers, great garden to hang out in with giant fish-pond! ... more less
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