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“Clean, quiet and no huge complaints. Good Location and safe.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet and no huge complaints. Good Location and safe.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

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.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

clean, great location, good breakfast. i had a very comfortable stay. i definitely recommend this hostel. no weed allowed so that's a plus XD

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with 2 things: the price and the location.

It all went downhill for me from there. Because the staff made a booking mistake, they actually woke us up in the middle of the night (we had gone to sleep after an exhausing party night in Amsterdam) to *move* us to a different room. We had to pack and move instantly, no compensation offered for that whatsoever.

Needless to say, we missed breakfast so that didn't work in our favour either.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Clean and tidy rooms and recreation spaces. Breakfast is AMAZING with not your typical "toast and cereal" options. They actually had breakfast meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, and yummy breads to choose from between the hours of 7:30-10am.

Staff was always very helpful and nice if you had any inquiries about anything. It was my first time in Amsterdam with a school group I went with and they definitely made my experience here a good one! Shared a room with 5 other people and we had our own bathroom w/ a shower which is VERY convenient in my book. Overall, good choice for a hostel :)

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed in an ensuite dorm for four. Room was clean and the separated shower room, toilet and sink is great because you dont have to 'fight' for time when u want to use one of those. Most places they are three in one. Everything was squeaky clean, everybody got a pack of new linen for their beds upon check in. Our room was overlooking Vondelpark, nice. The lobby living room was very comfortable with colourful sofa sets, and good atmosphere to relax and meet new people. The thing i love most is free wifi and the connection was greaaaatttt. The eating room where we had breakfast was very nice, with big windows overlooking the park. We didnt get to try the bar service and meeting room. Plenty of vending machine, fliers, discounts for canal cruise, museum entries etc., bike rentals, and tour packages uf you need one. Receptions were pleasant and helpful. Security great. The no alcoholic beverage policy in the hostel room area make the place great for students n family too. It should not be a problem for those who need good drinks n night out, it's really not a problem at all because the bar and clubbing area is just across the road, 5mins walk max. We were there on a weekend and it was happening. What i love about the location is the park just outside the gate, the rows if multinational restaurants few minutes walk away, and as the multinatinal themed bars and clubs. Transport, no problem, tram stops, taxi stops and cruise boats just a few steps away. Don't look any further, just stay here :)
Probably just three downside : no laundry room to diy, no free towels, and relatively far from the Central Station. For info, taxi from Central Station to the hostel was €15 for four persons with luggages, and they are Mercedes Taxi.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark

Property: Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 GA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 221 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,763 - ₹ 13,669
Hotel Class:2 star — Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark 2*
Number of rooms: 105
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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