Bostel Amsterdamse Bos
Kleine Noorddijk 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Bostel Amsterdamse Bos Reviews
Cheap and quiet yet far from Amsterdam Oct 24, 2009
Street smart secret #1: if you're stuck in Amsterdam with no place to stay, all is booked or insanely expensive - this is the place where you crash for cheap till the busy weekend is over.
First of all, getting to this camp ground is a bitch. 2 buses, or a metro ride and a bus, can cost you about 5 euros each way, and up to 2 hours of time getting to the city center.
So, I'd say that this place is good as emergency spot rather than by regular choice.
Once you get there, it's all as described in their website, plus they got those hostel rooms with private bunk beds (each bunk is completely separated from the upper/lower one) which is awesome IMO.
Bathrooms are clean but you gotta take a 1 min hike getting there, not too cool when it's raining or in the middle of the night (thank god for the bushes near by!). Showers are NOT free of charge and you'd have to buy a tokens for using them.
They have a huge common kitchen which is great, with CLEAN kitchenware. So you can definitely cook your favorite dishes over there.
All in all, it's not in Amsterdam, but in a city next to it (Amstelveen). It's far from the city center, and if you're thinking about parties and night life in Amsterdam and getting back to the camp - think again, as it will take you forever, which is really, really, really uncool.
As for camping, it's brilliant, nothing bad to say.
P.S., there are tons of rabbits around this place. Well, better rabbits than mice/snakes/you name it.
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