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Amsterdam Hostel Uptown
Ranked #197 of 229 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
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“Disgusting!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

After a last minute booked trip we arrived to Uptown hostel on Friday evening to discover they did have x2 (4 bed dorms). After being charged £200 each for 2 nights. You could not even swing a cat in the room. The bathroom had no ventilation (no window/fan) the bathroom also came with a sewage smell that lurked into the dorm. In the corner of the room there was a bong that someone had left.
My friends duvet had bubblegum stuck on the cover.

I have never been in such a disgusting hostel. When we checked out I advised the lady at the counter of all the problems and that the room was not worth the value...she simply laughed and said 'it's June in Amsterdam'

Go else where, this place isn't even worth £1

  • Stayed June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Its not a hostel

A hostel has:
A common area to hang out, drink coffee or cheap beer
A kitchen/eating area
A smoking area

This has no common area, no kitchen

There is a breakfast offered, at a different hostel, we got there at 9:30, there were 3 slices of bread on offer.

Additionally, we had a four bed room, with an ensuite, and poor ventilation...

It felt like a cheap, but very expensive hotel.

Room Tip: Dont go here if you want to meet fellow travellers.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The manager was very rude with us, bad manners and lack of information. The breakfast is included in the price but you have to go to a neaby hotel in order to be served and when you arrive you see that it consists of only raw bread, peaut butter and coffer or tea. The rooms are ok, there is no towels for guests and the shower its in the same tile that the rest of the bathroom. The only thing I can recommend is the excellent service of the two irish guys that work there, otherwise like I was saying this hostel is a poor experience and should be avoided.

Room Tip: Don't talk with the manager, just talk with the Gareth or Connor
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had a great time during my stay! The staff was very helpful and friendly, and I couldn't have asked for a better location either. Right smack in the middle of things, most of which were within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We paid about 10 euros each for a 6 bed mixed dorm with en-suite on a Tuesday night in April. Very pleased with the price and we got lucky and had the room to ourselves (3 females).
Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the stay, 24hr reception is good. Everyone spoke perfect English (or were British/Irish) which was very handy.
Beds were clean. Room was a good size. En-suite was not that nice but fine for a hostel. Budget and basic.
They don't have a common area but you can use the one at the sister hostel just round the corner and get your breakfast there.
It is in a fab location, short walk from the middle of Amsterdam and plenty of places to eat/drink on the same street. The front door is locked and you recieve a card to open it (or buzz 24hr reception) so it feels nice and safe.
Word of warning when you are trying to find it, DO NOT be alarmed if you turn up at a door which looks all broken with squint blinds etc that is 147 and appears to be on the right street...you are at the wrong place. Apparently it is a common error (we made it also) and you have just ended up on the parallel street with virtually idential name.
Couldn't really complain about anything on this stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Amsterdam Hostel Uptown

Property: Amsterdam Hostel Uptown
Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 147, 1017 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel The Rookies)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 229 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Amsterdam Hostel Uptown 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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