Heart of Amsterdam

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Average rate: $27 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Heart of Amsterdam Reviews

newdeal24 newdeal24
4 reviews
Central to Red Light, Pretty Good Value Aug 10, 2011
The place is right in the Red Light district, about a 4 minute walk to Dam Square and trams. This area is bustling at night and full of places to grab a meal during the day. The hostel itself was under renovations when I was there in August '11, and there was no air/con which may change, but it was hot. The rooms were nicely sized, with ensuite bathrooms that were brand new. Annoying key code system to get into the room but at least you can't lose your key. Plusses for beds with lockers in the headboard, reading lamps, and individual power outlets. Breakfast was free and with a protein (deli meats and cheese). Lots of people per room, more of a place to party and probably for the younger set, but not a bad option if you want to be right in the center of town.
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JulieFrenchi JulieFre…
18 reviews
Heart Of amsterdam or Shity place ever Mar 30, 2011
I had frequented this hotel Two years ago but I realized It could be helpfull to write about it as the hotel was hell .

I remember I've been sleeping in a big dormitory like 8 peoples ( No way to sleep correctly ) .Then , I discovered crampy things like ants on my bed and the worst thing was the bathroom !

Never clean , Stinky , busy ... What else ...

The only good point is the location like the name says "in the heart " ...
gdnimrod gdnimrod
3 reviews
PERFECT location May 12, 2011
Its Amsterdam so itll never be cheap, but this hostel is great.

Nice overall movie theme to each room - ours was Fight Club (4th floor)

Stayed here with 3 friends in a 6 person room, can't complain about the size, quite good for AMS anyway.

Had a view on a hooker's window from our window, quite interesting.

Good value for the money overall.
WalterC WalterC
391 reviews
Cheap place to stay Mar 08, 2010
Located in the Red Light District, and not too far from Central Station, this hostel is an okay place to stay at. And around 5 minutes from Dam Square.

The rooms have a movie theme to it. I stayed in the one with the James Bond theme. Breakfast is all-you-eat, continental kind, and not bad.

There are some drawbacks to this place. Each room has a bathroom of its own, which can be an issue, when everyone in the room, gets up around the same time. Plus only 1 key per room, so that can be a problem if someone accidently walks away with it.

From the hostel’s window, you can see the Red Light District, and see the booths of prostitutes. Noise can be a factor, not only with people, but the geese in the canal making annoying sounds.

Overall, not a bad place to stay, at cheap rates.
allnightermark allnight…
34 reviews
Red light district on a budget Nov 11, 2009
This is definitely an interesting place to stay. Interesting mostly because of the location, it's smack in the middle of the infamous "Red Light District." I didn't know this before booking or I might have chosen a different place...probobly not though.haha

The Red Light District is definitely a place you will want to check out while in Amsterdam, but for obvious reasons, not a place that all would want to stay.

That being said, I acually really liked this place! I stayed in a fourth floor mixed dorm that overlooked the street and canal below. It was a blast just looking out my window!! The room was clean, had a flat screen TV, and it's very own bathroom. They also have free breakfast every morning, but you better get there early if you don't wanna pick through the scraps!

I would recommend Heart of Amsterdam to younger travels that want to be in the center of all the action. By action I guess I mean "Read Light District." Just be careful climbing the steep steps to your room after a long night of getting awesome. They turned out to be quite a task for me! Happy travels!
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Lasttraveller Lasttrav…
61 reviews
Red Light district here we come! Dec 13, 2009
This is actually a hostel, but the place is in the best spot if you just want to hang in the Red light district like I did, some people will rate it bad because they made this mistake. It is a nice place to stay specially with friends but being in Amsterdam as a solo traveller is like being from another planet, everything acts really weird because they think they are doing illegal things so won't talk to anyone. The staff that work there are real bitchy too, they are not like hostel workers at all. The rooms have a tv in them too which is sort of nice. They also say 24/7 but they close in night I got locked out and banged on door like drunk person for hour and never got in was really anoying.
Lasttraveller says:
no problem, I think someone was meant to be working as a couple of hours it opened up from inside so worker was at least inside the building probably taking a nap
Posted on: Jan 03, 2011
joehobo says:
Getting locked out is the funniest part of your blog...Ha ha Just laugh it away and thanks for mentioning that the hostel may not be 24/7 as claimed.
Posted on: Dec 29, 2010
skidpack47 skidpack…
1 reviews
"Trap in The Hotel Heart of Amsterdam" Aug 09, 2008
Amsterdam, the place you willing to ge there. Very precious and delightful. Red light district such a unique places in Amsterdam, offering you one of its Hotels. Yeah it is "Heart of Amsterdam" which located in the center of the district. I go there at December 1st, 2007. It has a charm view in the morning, were birds , bikes and the river where singing together. The value its afordable. Average size of room and cleanliness. The shower has a warm adjuster and fit bed. The receiptionist and the maid were polite. But what important, you're living in the middle of the crowd dude.... I suggest you, travellers, visit this place!.

Have fun at night!!!, ( you know what i mean guys... )
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  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Luggage Storage

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