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Amsterdam Hostel Uptown

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The beds are like sleeping on wooden planks. They might as well just throw the mattresses away. The bathroom was dirty and drafty yet somehow managed to be stuffy. The whole room was cold. And the staff are rude.

Thank CharleneAC
Lyon, France
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It's probably the worst hostel I've been to, and I've been to many. We were charged 60€/night (each) to sleep in a musty-smelling, derelict and tiny dorm. There is no room to socialise with fellow travellers and most of the staff-members -but one- were unfriendly. All you get for breakfast is bad coffee and sliced bread served in another hostel....

Thank Clément G
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 4 November 2016

THEY ENTERED MY PRIVATE ROOM AND COPIED MY CREDIT CARDS. I spent in Amsterdam Hostel Uptown just one night with five friends of mine. We were sharing a private bedroom for six people. We did the check-in and I left my wallet hidden in my private bedroom, containing two credit cards (which I didn’t used in my whole stay in...

Thank carlotagalan93
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Here's why: Dirty, overpriced, no common room the staff are incredibly unhelpful. The rooms are terrible they smell and aren't cleaned regularly neither are the bathrooms. For the "free breakfast" you are sent down the road to a friends cafe for bread and jam. Spend the money in Amsterdam and get a hotel, your stay will be more pleasant in...

Thank Davo1986
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Too expensive for the bad costumer service and uncomfortable beds. Stayed here for a few nights in the fantastic city of Amsterdam. We rented bikes at the hostel and had a great time riding along the canals, even though it was kinda scary bike-traffic! Too bad the staff at the hostel kind of ruined the experience upon leaving the hotel.

Thank Kristoffer K
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was fine, it's a hostel in the middle of Amsterdam. It's expensive but it was high season. If you want better then plan ahead. Checkin/out was painless. Never met the 5 other guys I shared a room with.

Thank Isik85
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is the worse hostel/hotel i have ever stayed in. I would have rated it as no stars if possible. When we arrived, staff were disgustingly unhelpful, not greeting us and just grunting in response. We were told our room was on the forth floor (which in itself was not an issue), however, there was no working lights or windows...

Thank meglesfield
Itala, Italy
Reviewed 14 May 2016

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1Thank alirezav226
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The 6 bed dorm was insanely small, the beds also, with no ladder to get to the higher beds, ceiling very low. You can barely sit upright on the higher beds. The location was good, and the staff was nice. But the breakfast was in another building.

1Thank moech606
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The room was alright was better when the coffee shop owned it was there for 4 nights was never told were to go for breakfast found out the last day of an other gest so never even got to try it will give it another try but at that price I will be looking for somewhere else aswell

Thank John C

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Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $68 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Amsterdam Hostel Uptown 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“pick a different place”
CharleneAC, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this Hostel”
carlotagalan93, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1 bed in 8 beds room ”
alirezav226, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Need something to dry floor after a shower”
johncW6249ED, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay at this hostel ”
damiang187, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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