Fantastic Vibes at Vondelpark
- by ASTRID
- Over 45
- 08 Sep 2010
I found this hostel very clean, friendly and very well situated. Although very close to the Leidesplain entertainment area, it is also very quiet and over looks a lovely park, the Vondel Park, making an ideal location if you want a little bit of quiet after the party the night before. The lockers require big locks so come prepared as they're not sold on site. There were only 2 plugs in the room, so charging phones etc can be difficult. Some people used the computers to charge iphones etc.
I slept in a 6 bunk room which was very clean and when a problem with the toilet occurred it was fixed within 10 minutes! There is a nice relaxation area with seating areas, air hockey, table football and a bar area, that also does bar snacks and some evening meals with friendly bar staff and very nice local beer :-)
There are secure safes and baggage safes. Visitors can also purchase the I Amsterdam Card from the enquiry desk, as well as get help with other travel enquiries.
There is a sizeable breakfast room. The only draw back is that when the hostel is full, there is often a very long queue to have breakfast, so get up early to beat the rush. Breakfast is very good, cheese and ham, bread, cereal, eggs, fruit, yoghurt and buns.
One problem was with the computers, 6 were provided but often at least one was out of order so getting onto the web could be problematic. They do provide wifi access if you have your own computer.
Overall I would highly recommend this hostel and would definitely visit again.