Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Address: Zandpad 5, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1054 GA, Netherlands | 2 star hostel
 
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This 2 star hostel, located in the Museumplein/Vondelpark area of Amsterdam, is near Ab Donkers, Emporio Armani, Boss, and DKNY.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsStayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

      Reviewed by roam.sweet.roam

      We stayed okay.

      Reviewed Aug 28, 2014
      by (4 reviews) Edinburgh , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      B

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by bmenke

      Great stay

      Reviewed Feb 22, 2014
      by (15 reviews) Nebraska , United States Flag of United States

      The hotel was very nice and in a great part of town. The breakfast was free and had a great spread compared to other free breakfasts provided by hostels. Only down side almost no outlets nd WiFi only in the lobby. There was a tour pickup which was exceedingly helpful as well.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by love2wander

      Satisfied customer!

      Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
      by (3 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

      Easy to find in the beautiful Vondel Park! It s easiest to catch a taxi from the airport however like I did. Most of the staff members were helpful ad assisted me with any queries I had. Great computer area downstairs and no problem with the wifi....sometimes a little weaker in the rooms. It was my first experience staying in a hostel and after backpacking in Europe later on in my travels I am still impressed with the value for money Stayokay provided. The 12 person dorm I stayed in was tidy and extremely spacious, with big lockers provided which I always look for! Big mirrors and sink with toilets and showers in the dorm. Free breakfast in the mornings was substantial however the queue always snaked down the staircase (good 40 min wait!) Easy to rent a bike also from the hostel for a day an easy to see the rest of Amsterdam. Also close to attractions/museums in the city. Great stay! Highly recommended!

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      Reviewed by annalisa91

      The only place that had room at the inn!

      Reviewed Jul 4, 2012
      by (2 reviews) Enfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Stayokay hostel is what seemed to be one of the biggest hostels in Amsterdam. It is not in the centre but its only a 10 minute tram ride away and near loads of tourist restaurants. It was the onnly place in amsterdam when we visited that had any rooms left. there were two of us and we shared a room with 4 other people it was clean and cheap and has wifi and computers but you couldnt access the wifi from any wyhuere other then the lobby or the first floor which was stated when we first got there. our first room we stayed in there was sick in the sink which hadnt been cleaned but other wise that was the only problem. If your not keen on sharing a room with people you dont know then i wouldnt recommend it. Also one of the staff saif that if you pre book you will always get the room for cheaper. I paid 30euros the firt night and 27 euros the next night im not sure why it was less as the rooms where exactly the same. when we asked if we could stay a third night we were told it would be 32euros.
      otherwise it was just what we needed would definitely recommend it but more a for 3 or 4 people travelling together or more rather then just two.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by followkim

      A Pretty Standard Hostel

      Reviewed Sep 13, 2006
      by (7 reviews) Sunnyvale , United States Flag of United States

      This place is perfectly fine but nothing special. It's not ideal for people who want to hang around the hostel, but it's just fine for people that want to go out and explore the city.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

      Not too shabby, but REALLY HOT in the room!!!!

      from

      This was my first time staying at a hostel and it was a pretty good experience. The location is an A+. You are far enough from the red light district to feel really safe, while in the center of Liedesplein which is a lot of fun too.... and a casino is about a 3 minute walk from here. I had a 4 per room place and our window barely opened up (this was normal) but in July, I could not fall asleep because it was EXTREMELY HOT. I was downstairs in the lobby area for most of the night begging for a fan because it was too hot to sleep. I finally bought sleeping pills the next day and slept, occasionally waking up wet from sweat. Other than this problem, I enjoyed the place so I recommend staying here anytime but the summer months. Breakfast was included as well and it was buffet style (style because not much to choose) but still a great value. I recommend this only on months that aren't hot. I ended up staying elsewhere when I returned the final night to catch my flight back home the following day (It was called Luxer and it had a T.V., air, etc. for only EUR 30 more than StayOkay which I foudn worth it). Anyway - have fun !

      Unhygienische Bedingungen, Flöhe in den Betten

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      Ich schreibe einfach mal kurz die Tatsachen auf, auf die ich in meinem Zimmer stoßen musste:

      - Zimmer wurde nicht gereinigt! Toiletten wiesen Fäkalienspuren auf, Urin auf dem Rand, kein Klopapier. Haare überall, in den Betten Sperma- und Urinflecken sowie Schamhaare gefunden. Selbst abgepackte Bettwäsche wies noch Haare auf.

      - Nachdem wir (3 Personen) eine Nacht in den Betten verbracht hatten, verspürten wir noch nachts heftigsten Juckreiz und Stiche. Nach mehrmaligen Beschwerden an der Rezeption wurde ein Kammerjäger geholt, der tausende von Flöhe fand.

      Er sprühte unser Zimmer mit Gift voll. Von uns wurde erwartet, die nächste Nacht wieder dort zu schlafen. Daraufhin reisten wir am nächsten Tag vorzeitig ab, da wir am ganzen Körper Stiche hatten und unser gesamtes Gepäck befallen war.

      Mussten uns ärztlich behandeln lassen, Matratzen wurden im Zimmer nicht ausgetauscht. Nächste Gäste werden das gleiche Problem haben.

      =>Haben keinen Schadensersatz bekommen, hatten viel Ärger und entzündete Stiche die immer noch nicht verheilt sind! Hotel NICHT EMPFEHLENSWERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Very good value

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      A very positve experience.

      The hostel is nice and clean, the rooms are quite big and confortable, the breakfast is very rich, it is not far from the centre, close to the Van Gogh museum and in a very quiet street in the middle of Vondelpark.

      It's probably much better than most of the 2/3 stars Amsterdam's hotels but the price is more similar to a 1 star hotel!

      Great Hostel - clean & central

      from

      I had not stayed in a hostel before staying at the Vondelpark, so I was a little anxious to how it would be. However, I and the others I stayed with, were all very pleased with it as it was clean, quiet but very central.

      We arrived late having caught a tram from the Centraal station (1,2 or 5) to Leidseplein. We booked in no probs as the hostel is staffed all through the night.

      I am unable to comment on the quality of the breakfast at the hostel as we missed it both mornings (served til 10am) - but we found many places around the city serve a good cooked breakfast.

      I stayed in a room for 6 with 5 friends, so did not share with those I did not know. The room was a good size, with a table and a few chairs, 6 lockers (take your own lock) and a seperate toilet and shower. The wash hand basin was in the room so the facilities could be used by many at once. There were plenty of electric points and each bed had its own reading light.

      After checking out we were able to securely lock away our bags in lockers (in lobby), whilst we went out for the rest of the day, before we flew home. This was very inexpensive and the lockers were huge.

      The hostel had many facilities we did not use, inc. computers, social areas etc. So I am unable to comment on their suitability - but people were always around and about the communual areas.

      Overall I was very impressed with the hostel. It was clean, central and had all we needed for our 2 night stay. Would certainly head back anytime!!

      Vic, UK

      Good points + bad points

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      i had never stayed in a hostel before until this trip. I went with a group of 39 and it was super.

      I stayed in a room for 6 people. The way it was layed out was brilll because there was a sink and a mirror with a separate shower room, and then a separate toilet! it worked really well with 6 girls sharing far better than being just 1 whole bathroom.

      Breakfast in a moring was simple but nice. A variety of breads + meats + cheeses, and yoghurts and cereal.

      The lobby was a great area with plenty of sofas, and i met lots of new people just by sitting there which was great. It is a great area to meet new people.

      Some of the evening meals wern't that nice, but some were. Every evening there was a separate choice for vegitarians, so if you are vegi there is not need to worry.

      When you arrive in your room there i a bag of linen on your bed that you have to make. I arrived at half 10 after an 18 hour journey and it was the last thing i wanted to do.

      To get into the hotel and through doors and into your bedroom you need your key card. This was really good because it was safe. But dont put your heycard in a pocket or bag with your phone because it wipes out your card so it doesnt work which is really bad as i found out!!!!

      Overall i would recomend it to anyone it was grest!

      Fantastic Hostel

      from

      What a great hostel.

      Stayed in a 6 bed dorm which contained its own shower and toilet. The room was clean and modern. Lockers were provided in the room but you had to supply your own lock.

      The location is good for all parts except for the redlight district which is about a 20 minute walk.

      The staff were friendly and helpful.

      Ups and downs

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      The best thing about this hostel is location--Leidesplein, which is very central, easy to get to on trams and from the airport, lots of restaurants and bars around here. The hostel is tucked down a side street--it is a little dark and on the side of the Vondelpark but we never felt unsafe returning, even late at night. The breakfast that is provided is quite good--many different types of breads, cheeses and meat, cereal, yogurt--so do wake up for it! And DO use the reception desk to buy tickets for attractions--the discount is not so huge, but the lines for the Van Gogh museum and Anne Frank house were around the block when we went to both, and we were able to breeze right in since we had prebought.

      Our room was quite clean. It slept six people and has a private toilet and shower. The shower was mostly clean except for some hair in the drain (a pet peeve of mine!) I slept well, the beds are comfortable, and there are lockers in the room in which you can store your stuff as long as you bring a lock. Linens are provided, towels are not. There is a restaurant and bar but we did not frequent either.

      The one thing that this hostel needs to improve on is its staff. Housekeeping (which was male) barged in, without knocking, to retrieve linens from departed guests--this is a little unnerving for a room filled with six girls! The front desk staff was also kinda rude... They were very unhelpful and could barely give basic recommendations for things to do in the area--as per nightlife, they recommended a touristy American bar to us! When we asked for directions to a location, we also asked for the name of the tram stop, and the woman behind the desk replied "Well, you won't be able to spell it!" (Clearly- as we are not Dutch...)

      Other than the staff, though, the Stayokay is a good bet for Amsterdam. At 26 euros a night it's far cheaper than anywhere else in the city and is a great base from which to explore!

      Nice place to stay

      from

      A very nice place to stay. We've stayed in a room for 6 with private facilities. Everything was clean. The staff was fine and the breakfast was very good. The location is suberb, in quiet park near the center (five minutes walking from Van Gogh museum). If you don't like to walk there are several trams nearby.

      Clean and rude

      from

      I stayed in the City Hostel Vondelpark for two days. First the good: it was really clean, each room had a shower and toilet in it, and there was a very friendly guy that worked there that hooked me up with some breakfast when I showed up late. There's also an elevator which is really convenient and no curfew.

      Now the bad: I found the staff to be ridiculously rude. When I booked my room, I only booked for one night, so the next morning I went to go book it for another night. They had to put me in another room, but OK, fine. But then they told me that I had to take my bag out of my old room by 10:30, put it in a locker (which I had to pay for) and would beable to get into my new room at 2pm. Basically, unless I stayed at the hostel until 2pm or managing to come back at that time, I would have to pay for a locker all day. The staff were very unhelpful towards me, and they didn't allow me to use the (free) luggage room to put my bag in because "it's reserved for big groups and is currently full." Please, like they couldn't stick one more bag in there? When I asked them exactly that, the woman was just like "Everyone else rents a locker, you're not special." Well, excuse me, I don't see why I should have to pay money to keep my stuff somewhere when I have a room!

      Also, the internet they have is very very expensive. It's half as much to use the internet at one of the places near the red light district and free if you stay at the flying pig downtown.

      I'm not usually a youth hosteller but....

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      I would never normally stay in a youth hostel but was travelling to Amsterdam with 12 friends and we couldn't get any hotel rooms for such a large group so we booked at this hostel.

      It was FANTASTIC -- much nice than may hotels I've stayed in. People were very friendly, it was very clean and the breakfast was great. The location is also superb.

      I have already booked to go again next year.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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