Heart of Amsterdam Hostel, Amsterdam

Red Light District
2,990 Reviews
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Location is perfect, very clean but it's full of guys, bad bathroom.

Good hostel if you are going with friends. I would recommend going alone as you won't meet anyone here but (maybe) your roommates. Location probably couldn't be better, accommodation is ok, you get towels and soap, good lockers, ok bed but you won't rest a lot here as its really loud. Bathroom was really bad, the shower has no curtain or anything so everything gets wet and we were 8 roommates showering every morning. Also the drain of the shower was full of hair and stud so you were showering while bathing your feet in 2 cm of water. Almost no girls, probably the girl vs guy ratio was 1 girl per 9 guys.

Age 21 | Uruguay

A1 -- just plain fantastic!

I was here for eight days and i must say to everyone at the hostel that they do a fantastic job here and made me and my friend feel very welcome and safe! If you are thinking about going to amsterdam then you should consider this place as its right in the heart of it all and well its damn comfy as well. I will return to the same place but when its a little warmer next time! Once again well done to all the staff -- made my stay in amsterdam even better!

Paul Malkin

Very good!

stayed here at the start of this summer (2008), the hostel was wicked. the staff are very friendly, and are very cooperative with any requests you have. the rooms are very clean and your belongings are very safe in the hospital, rooms are locked after the last person leaves and every bed has a secure locker next to it. planning on going back to dam early next year, and im gonna stay in the same hostel and would definitely recommend it to anyone. not to mention how wicked the rooms look with a different movie theme in every room, stayed in a clockwork orange this time, next time hoping for sin city. anyway if you wanna stay somewhere clean, central, comfortable, safe, and with free breakfast then definitely check this place out, and any horny lads, its right in the middle of the red light district, you cant go wrong here.


Nice, friendly, and fun -- but shady

I read bad reviews of this place but was actually pretty impressed with the rooms, cleanliness, and atmosphere of the place. The rooms were clean and the themes were cool. All the rooms had only one bathroom which was a problem when there are seven other people in the room and if someone takes a shower for an hour you can't even use the toilet. The breakfast was nice. One thing that seemed off for the first two days was that staff came into the room multiple times while I was still sleeping -- to clean or whatever (they always changed the sheets daily), but it seemed excessive. They were walking in the room all the time and looking at the beds. This seemed shady enough but then on my third day, I noticed I'd had about $100US in perfume stolen, and when I inquired at reception about where I could file a police report, they behaved suspiciously and assured me that the perfume was stolen by another guest (i.e. not staff) in the room even though I never even said for sure the incident even occurred at the hostel. I was then given some bogus directions that took me nowhere near a police station. I cannot say for sure that they were involved, but I have my suspicions and they behaved strangely the entire time. On my last night, I had to switch rooms (I was able to get a bed on this sold out night because I was "a very pretty girl") and the shadiness only amplified. When I went to my new room, the key I'd been given for the locker didn't work. They are digital so the man at the desk came to the room with me, reprogrammed the locker door and left the room without looking in the locker at all. I opened the locker and there was a purse inside. I called the man back to reprogram and lock the door. He had no idea who was using it but clearly someone had a key to it and was still staying in the room. Basically, if I hadn't been honest, the locker was worthless and I easily could have stolen this girls purse. The man then tried to convince me to leave my deposit for the locker with him even though I had to locker key and to "come back later" when the girl had checked out. But they didn't even know who she was. I demanded my money back because at shift change I imagine I could never convince the person at the desk I'd paid a deposit but had no key. It just seemed like one more attempt to be shady. I would say that nothing is safe in this hostel, the staff is moderately creepy, but that if you don't have anything valuable with you and carry your passport and wallet, you might enjoy the place. Location is also great!



Best location. had a blast here. The rooms were cool and comfortable. Nice for trippin' on shrooms. I stayed here four nights. I'm gonna come back here next year.


It is the worse place I ever stayed in

Dirty towels, dirty bedding, funny smell all over the place. Even after we got high the place seemed to be disgusting.


Avoid this "hotel." EUR 140(!) per night for a dirty room without a shower in the room is much too much. We had the luck to arrive early, so we were able to find a new hotel. I believe every single story here.


a dirty, smelly, unfriendly, nasty, unhygienic rat's nest! The only people to recommend this place would be the staff themself. don't be fooled -- they are crooks!


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Location and Contact




Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118-120, Red Light District, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Heart of Amsterdam Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Heart of Amsterdam Hostel Amsterdam www.hotel-heartofamsterdam.nl
Phone Number: +31 (0) 20- 624-8879
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental


Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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