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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel was fine for somewhere to lay my head, although the lack of bar/social area made it difficult to meet and interact with fellow travellers. The rooms were very small and in 3 nights I don't think the bathroom was cleaned at all. There are quite a lot of narrow stairs and no elevator, so don't stay here if...

Thank Killie_chick
Rajahmundry, India
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Every other thing is chargeable. The place is okay and overall an okayish stay. Don't expect too much from the staff. Rooms can be more cleaner. The awesomeness of Amsterdam somewhat nullified the bad atmosphere of the hotel though.

Thank sitegorge
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Terrified of my stay at one of the budget hostels, I booked this place for my 2nd day stay at Amsterdam. The location is better and at proximity to important places.Not very pleased though with the comfort of the beds.Maintenance and stuff could be better.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I would not recommend staying here. We came with a large group and were scattered among several rooms. Ours had unfinished walls, cracked tile, a sheet hanging up, screws by someones pillow, and sharp bars directly above another persons head. The manager was extremely rude to me and my friend. We arrived later, and began searching for a bed to...

2Thank Marie E
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel was TERRIBLE. Beds were crammed into the rooms to where the doorways were half blocked off. There were no mirrors in the bathroom. I found screws under my pillow. The floorboard by the staircase bent down and would almost break to the floor below if you stepped on it. A cat wandered into the room from outside (it...

1Thank cvoneiff
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Isn't a fantastic hostel, wouldn't recommend it. Weird smell in the bathroom and the toilet didn't flush properly. There was one socket for the whole dorm, wires and sockets hanging out the wall, radiator wasn't properly attached to the wall. Rooms where really stuffy and you couldn't turn down the radiator. Stairs are narrow and awkward. There wasn't any information...

Thank Claire M
Rennes, France
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Enough facilities to sleep and to cook, wifi available. The staff are very good. The room with 24 beds is sometimes noisy and sometimed humide but generally fine to just sleep. Centre reachable by tram or 15 minuted walking. Strictly the minimum.

Thank MehdiMirali
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This was the worst stay ever in Amsterdam and i've been in a few hostels there. Most unfriendly manager i met with zero respect for the costumer. If you wanne be treated like the animals who live there a few meters away from there you should go there otherwise i advice you to got somewhere else where it's cheaper and...

Thank tbagcool
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, low prices, to enjoy the city around. It was clean and there is alwaus someone at the entrance for our safety. We had a room of 24 beds, but at maximum the half was occupied by saturday night.

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We booked this hostel as a budget 'place to lay our heads' whilst in Amsterdam. As a result of the cheap prices I was not expecting much....however I got so much less than expected. Upon arriving we were greeted by a lovely woman, who seemed very professional and chatty. She told us that our room wasn't ready and we should...

3Thank DannyC2590

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Staying in Plantage & the East

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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Additional Information about Hostel Centraal

Address: Plantage Kerklaan 19, 1018 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Solo Hostel)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
Price Range: $32 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Centraal 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Run from this hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles cvsotvgphn, 29 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor will reek of pot and can be loud.”
 of 5 bubbles 329mandig, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I wouldnt recomend this place to anybody! And the terrible jasmin smell in reception!”
  • You can see here how SPACIOUS in the 4 people room!
 of 5 bubbles MAGDANASKRET, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“There are no good rooms at this place”
 of 5 bubbles lubaitalia, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“See if you can get a room on the lower floors, you won't regret avoiding the climb”
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 of 5 bubbles h3ath3r86, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
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