Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

Hostel address
Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB Amsterdam
Metro Nieuwmarkt Tram 4, 9, 16, 24, 25 (stop: Muntplein)
Tel
(020) 624 68 32
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Dorm bed €15–32 (€12.50–29.50 HI/Stayokay)
Prices include breakfast
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User Reviews (9)

Anonymous
good breakfast, friendly staff, questionable showers
14 July 2005
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The staff at this hostel are incredibly helpful and super friendly. The breakfast is great and the location isn't bad either. And they give you nice big lockers for your backback (s). The one downside was that the washrooms were constantly out of toilet paper and the showers were pretty gross.

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bigchief
Didn't Honour My Booking
13 May 2004
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I made a booking here for a couple of nights. I showed up and although they had my booking, they told me that the person who was in my bed before me hadn't left yet so I would have to sleep on a mattress on the floor. After staying in about 50 hostels all over Europe this is the only place I have arrived with a booking and had this happen. The hostel itself did look nice and the location is great, but I would never book here again after my experience.

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Karma Girl
great location; fun and clean hostel
31 October 2003
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This hostel is in a really good location--only 5 minutes walk to the Red Light District, but far enough away that you definitely feel safe. Also, only 5 minutes walk to the Rembrandt area. 5 minutes to the tram line... The hostel is right along the canal, so you get a great pictueresque setting too! The lobby is large and inviting, with nice tables and a few internet stations, and nice staff (although they might take a moment to warm up). I stayed in a 20 bed dorm, which actually was not as bad as I expected. The showers, toilets, sinks, and lockers are all outside the dorm room, so you don't wake up to roommates showering and rustling around at all hours (you just wake up when everyone leaves for breakfast). I had a top bunk right next to a big window that overlooked the canal. It was a beautiful thing to see as you wake up! The bedding here was excellent--good mattresses (no stains!!), clean sheets and duvet covers are included. There were plenty of showers, toilets, and sinks to go around in the bathroom as well. Also, they provide a HUGE locker for your bags. There is a hostel bar located on the first floor, which is where they serve a decent breakfast each morning (don't be late or you will get crumbs), and happy hour each night. Also, they have a few dinner selections at the bar. The downside is the bar closes at midnight. The hostel also has a full kitchen you can use. This hostel had everything I could ask for: safety, fun, clean, location!

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Anonymous
nice hostel
11 June 2003
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i stayed here for 3 nights in may. i thought it was an ok place. you get a huge locker for all of your stuff, the dorm rooms are a bit large so they can get loud but you can come in and out when you want as long as they aren't cleaning the room. there is a bar downstairs which has a cafe in the afternoon and is a cool place to hang out at night although not to many people stay down there. there is a kitchen downstairs if you want to cook your own food. the security is good because you have to show your key to get in. it is in a central location but far enough out of the red light district that its not sketchy. it was easy to find and the staff was helpful although very busy. you can rent bikes from the desk and tours too. the internet is expensive and there are cafe's around that are cheaper. pretty much it was your basic dorm hostel. large, and standard but it was fun and i felt safe but had lots of fun at the same time. i would stay here again, although if you want a constant party........... stay at the flying pig or something cause you can't party in this hostel.

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Sam
clean, safe, good location
5 May 2003
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this hostel is in a really good location, in the centre of amsterdam, right on a canal. the facilities are clean and safe, although the dorm rooms are very large, so you share your room with about 20 other people. there are free lockers, so your belongings are safe, and a nice breakfast room in the mornings.

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JohnnyDenver
ok for Amsterdam, I suppose
13 April 2003
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I stayed here for one night while in Amsterdam (spring 2003). The hostel was busy and the staff seemed tired or stressed, I can`t imagine what it would be like when they`re really busy. The accomodations are standard (bunk beds) and clean, nothing remarkable, either especially bad or good. One benefit of this place is that drugs are prohibited. If you`re looking for a drug-free atmosphere, for a competitive rate in Amsterdam, this is probably a decent choice. (However, I didn`t enjoy the city much at all. Instead of Amsterdam, go to Utrecht! It has all the appeal and charm that Amsterdam lacks: canals, pleasant walks, a red light district, nice atmosphere, good hostels at cheaper prices, etc.).

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rick miller
very good location
10 April 2003
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stayed there thinkin the location would be close to the coffee shops it was !!! there was a nice amount of coffee shops all within short walking distance the red light area is not to far either but the hostel is in a location off the beaten track so you could feel safe at night it would be great for couples not to far not to close hostel was a bit crowded but i travel hostels all the time so im used to it

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Tara
a great stay in a crazy city
4 January 2003
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This hostel was easy to find and is ideally located from the train station and heart of the city. This hostel seemed very safe and secure. You are far enough off the main canals that there isn't much noise or traffic, but you are only a block or three from places to eat and sight see. The bed linens were crisp and clean, such a welcome, and the place is pretty clean. Breakfast got me hooked on spice cake and Nutella - it's a bit peppier than the typical cheese and bread. Because the (co-ed) dorm room was so big it was hard not to wake people trying to sleep in. However, once other doors start opening and closing in the morning, the echoing will wake everyone. The front desk staff was nice and kitchen facilities were pretty good too if you want to cook. There was a bar on one floor so you can meet people, didn't check it out but it's a good option if you are on your own. This hostel doesn't allow drugs so it was nice to find amidst all of the other hostels in the city that have no restrictions on where, when and how you get your fix!

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Christophe
Cheap, chill, welcoming and ideally located
10 April 2002
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After 6 days in Hans Brinker's, I moved to Stadsdolen for another 6 days during 2002' Easter hollidays. Being smaller than Hans Brinker's, Stadsdoelen offers a warmer atmosphere, less "industrial". But the accommodation may be a little less comfy, with larger (but more spacious) dorms and only collective bathrooms, when Brinker's has a bathroom in every dorm. But collective bathrooms may be more convenient to avoid awaking all your dorm when you come in late ! Both hostels were very satisfying, with an advantage to Stadsdoelen for the price (only 20,64 Euros pppn including breakfast), the bar (chill atmosphere, pool table, party games, very friendly bar(we)men and excellent rare Dutch beers), the lockers' size (large backpack size) and the remarkable attitude of all the personnel, very cool, welcoming and helpfull. Stadsdoelen is also very well located, just in the center, along a canal, a few meters away from the red light district but also very close to the Amstel River, the Munt and the Waag. It's about 5 minutes away from the Dam, and 10 minutes from Central Station (15 minutes if you walk very slowly with a very heavy bag, enjoying the view...). Thanks to its belonging to the IYHF, the hostel enable you to book from the reception in another IYHostel anywhere in the world. And they also provide a lot of services like Museum tickets (so you cut the queue at the Van Gogh'), cheap bike rental, etc... That's convenient and the people at the reception seemed always willing to help, even if they were often busy. Now a few stuffs I remember, in bulk : the breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:30 (hard to catch if you went to bed late), the bar opens from 3 pm till midnight, with a happy hour between 9 and 10. The entrance door is closed from 2 till 7 am, but reopens for 10 minutes at 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15. When you leave, you've got to check out before 10:30 am and you can rent a day locker for about 1,75 Euro. You can (and must) park your bike in the basement. They have a toll Internet access but it's very expensive : .50 Euro for 5 minutes whereas easyInternet Caf (there's 2 in A'dam) is only 1 Euro for 50 minutes ! As it's one of the two IYHF hostels in A'dam and the smaller of the two, Stadsdoelen is often fully booked, but you can come directly to the reception and ask for a room, as they always have cancellations. That's what I did and I could stay for 6 days without any problem. I would recommend this hostel to anybody whith no reticence, except on one little point : they don't want the dorms to smell of zoo so they put an extractor on every window. That's a good idea, but do these noisy stuffs really have to work all night long ??

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