HI - Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Hostel is an outstanding hostel located next to Vondel Park, Amsterdam, that offers the best free breakfast with lots of choice.
The hostel is located in the heart of Amsterdam, right next to the gorgeous Vondel Park; the large building that houses the hostel used to be a school. The hostel is accessed by a short walk from Leidseplein Tram Station over the canal towards Vondel Park. This hostel is in a great location, right next to the museum district with so many of Amsterdams famous attractions including the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and the Amsterdam sign only a few minutes walk away.
Rooms and Bathrooms
This hostel contains a variety of different rooms, including both mixed and female-only dorm rooms as well as private rooms. The hostel is split out over two large buildings, which are in good condition from the outside and well kept inside, too. We stayed in a dorm room on the top floor, which contains standard bunk beds with their own lockable wardrobe as well several table and chairs. The beds are really comfortable and the room is very spacious and airy. This is enhanced by the very high ceiling and lots of large windows around the room. The only downside to this room is that there are not enough plug sockets.
The bathrooms are unisex and there are separate shower and toilet rooms, which are both clean and tidy. Both the shower room and the toilet are well lit, but the toilet rooms do feel quite cramped. The showers themselves are very strong and have several hooks on the wall where you can hang your towel. Overall the bathroom facilities are good.
This hostel has several common areas, including a games room, common room, and its own bar. The games room is very spacious and contains a pool, foosball, and ping-pong table, as well as plenty of seating. There are also lots of sofas scattered around reception and secure lockers in which to leave your valuables. This hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout that is quick and the place has a very friendly and lively atmosphere.
Overall, this is a fantastic hostel that is in a central location and has a welcoming and lively atmosphere.