We stayed here as a group of ten students with one teacher. We had 4 rooms in total. One - 2 bed and 3 four- bedroom dorm rooms.
The room I stayed in was on the third floor of the B area. It overlooked the entrance to the hostel and the park too. It was quiet enough at night and we actually didnt see anybody else staying on our floor until the last night of our 4 night stay.
My friends were all on the second floor and it seemed like there was a lot of guests staying on this floor. Also during the morning time there was a slightly unpleasant smell that lingered around on this level. I dont know what it was but it didnt smell great anyway.
The room was pretty basic but clean. I wasnt expecting much else. I was nice to have our own shower room, WC and sink area in three different areas as with 3 girls in one room things could have gotten hectic if they were all in one room.
One downfall- Lack of plug sockets in rooms. There was 2 double plug sockets in the room. One at the sink and one at the desk. As we have three pin plugs in Ireland we need to use travel adaptors. Only one travel adaptor fits in a double socket so there was times where more sockets would have been useful. The room was of average size and clean however there was a blood stain on one of the pillows but luckily we had an empty bed so didnt have to use this pillow. The shower room was gigantic but after seeing the other rooms my group were staying in, it seemed like our room or layout of the room was the most spacious.
Breakfast was the typical continental breakfast consisting of breads, cheeses, cold meats etc. The coffee / tea machine was there too for guests use. The toaster was SO slow and as there was a large group of school children we had to queue for the use of the toaster - a little bit annoying.
Hostel reception was large and spacious and packed with information on excursions. The lobby/ reception area had free wifi which was fast so that was a plus. The hostel had a small bar where you can have a beer or glass of wine. Very protective over the glasses though and you will get your glass of wine in a tumbler rather than a wine glass. Happy hour is from 930 - 1030pm and you will get a pint of Bavaria Draft beer for only €2 instead of 4 !
All in all I wouldnt fault the StayOkay too much.
On the first night of our stay we were woken up at 2 am approximately to loud music being blared out over the intercom into every room. The following morning we asked at reception and it was a mistake made by the night porter. This situation could have been dealt with better as everyone was woken up. No apology was given to guests the following morning.
The location is fine but its probably best not to walk through the park at night by yourself. We were warned of this but didnt have any or hear of any experiences ourselves. I'd stay here again for the central location and general cleanliness of the hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our unique location offers everything for a perfect stay in Amsterdam. We are situated in the beautiful Vondelpark near the Leidseplein entertainment area. The three major and best known museums in Amsterdam (the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum & Stedelijk Museum) are within 5 minutes walking distance. We offer plenty of activities for exploring the city. A free daily walking tour which is great to meet others travelers and to get inside information about Amsterdam. Or rent a Stayokay City bike and discover Amsterdam by yourself. The famous Canal Belt is best to be explored during a canal cruise. Enjoy great food & drinks offers in our bar dur one of the themed bar nights. We look forward to seeing you soon; Welcome in Amsterdam! ... more less
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