HI - Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Hostel

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Address
Zandpad 5, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Coordinates
52.361166, 4.878291 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.stayokay.com/vondelpark
Telephone
+31 (0) 20 589 8996
Fax
+31 (0) 20 589 8955
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How is HI - Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(3840 ratings)
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HostelBookers
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HostelsClub
(333 ratings)
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Hostels.com
(22 ratings)
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HI Hostels
(329 ratings)
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Fun & Social Hostel
It was my first ever stay at a hostel so maybe I'm lacking perspective, but I thought it was great! The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and there to assist you 24/7, the breakfast is awesome with a lot of options and there is a bar downstairs with drink specials every night. Great place to pregame and meet other travelers, a big group of new friends from the hostel all went out together to the nearby clubs! Wifi in the rooms would've been nice but having to get it from the lobby just makes for even more mingling.
Tara
Age 20, USA
2013-07-22
 
Kind of a terrible Hostel.
I am not sure how this place gets any positive reviews. Nor could I find any reason they could stay open beyond its good location, and it's dedication to school groups. I had been coming off of a long trip staying in many fun, vibrant hostels, what I arrived to was an odd assortment of 14 year olds and older gentlemen. The room we were staying in had one outlet for six people, and no Wifi. Wifi was accessible in the lobby, through a circuitous site that came up each time you connected. Moreover, our shower was filthy and unpleasant to use, as it required several centimeters of standing water which didn't drain right away. Happy Hour with the other guests was about as lively as a necrophiliac's wet dream. Cheap beer though. But seriously. One outlet. Six beds. What kind of math is that, I was unaware we were living in 1935. No kitchen to use for guests, and many many doors we had to swipe through to get in. Seriously, it's a hostel, not the Pentagon. Overall, you can do better than this place.
Derek
2013-06-29
 
Solid YHA
Good for a YHA-type hostel with very friendly reception staff. Security (with key cards) closing of the staircase and each room is good. Same goes for the day time bar, where drinks (one free per guest) are priced adequately, during happy hour after 21.30 affordable. The breakfast is a solid youth hostel affair that gets one going -- although the coffee won't necessarily wake you up. Furnishing is pared to the bone. Padlocks for wardrobes required. The lockers in the lobby are coin-operated, the separate strong boxes too small for a fullsize laptop. The cleaner's attitude is best described as indifferent -- a blocked sink with puke floating in it for two days and three remonstrations does not make for a pleasant smell in the room. Since it was off-season, no use claiming "too much work." In all, given the central location, size of the house and large number of people passing through, a fair deal.
Adi
(Kraut)
2013-02-14
 
Nice Hostel
Good beds. Bad shower. Nice security. Bad location. Great breakfast. Towels not included. Friendly staff. Lockers a bit small. Heating is good. Wifi only in the lobby.
Drago
(Brazil)
2012-03-12
 
Rip-Off Cancellation Policy
Apr. 19, 2010. all airports in Europe are closed because of the Iceland Volcano dust -- emailed Vondelpark hostel a few times, no reply, phoned on Apr. 19th to cancel our reservation for Apr. 27/28th, they will not refund any of it. 143 Euros lost -- and you know they are renting the room back out cause other people are stuck in AMS waiting to fly out.
Ken, Victoria, BC
(Canada)
2010-04-19
 
Comfortable
After a long day of traveling, the long walk down the small side street was a little difficult, but once my friend and I got to Stayokay we were relieved. The lobby is trendy, comfortable, and entertaining. There are places to hang out, vending machines, a bar, TVs, Internet access (not free, but not too expensive), and a lot of information on night life and other tourism. The room was clean, but quite a hike (the elevator stops at a certain floor and you have to walk the rest of the way). Expect to wake up early with the sun! Perfect location. I could see Vondel Park from my bed -- it basically was the front yard. Breakfast in the morning was a typical european breakfast, good selection. I did the pub crawl which was down the street. Lovely area, so close to the museums. Oh, and great security. Key card to get in doorway, then have to get buzzed in by front desk, then to get upstairs you need to use your key again, and then again to finally get in your room! We had to stay an extra night, which was no problem, even got the same beds. Good crowd overall. Staff are great!
sarah
(United States)
2009-08-05
 
Good
Stayokay is a very good hostel, very well organized, and oriented to host travelers. Prices are bit expensive, but generally worth the money. The staff is very friendly and helpful by all means. Rooms are large with wc and shower, negative is the water tap. that there is only one inside the room can cause discomfort for the residents. Lockers inside the room for every person, need a pad. Extremely good breakfast, dont miss it for any reason! Negative thing is the extremely expensive internet access and the cost of the lockers for short-term luggage storage. I have also to state that I'm disappointed for the policy to raise the prices more when special events or holidays occur in Amsterdam (a common policy in hostels there). I consider that it is not the philosophy of the hostels.
Andrew
(-)
2008-05-19
 
Good location and excellent bedrooms
Great hostel -- good location, very clean bedrooms, lockers, friendly staff, good bar, and it is a social hostel. There is also a place to park your bike at night.
Ale
(Brazil)
2008-01-01

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