"Cool but somewhat seedy"
OK hostel in good tourist area. Mostly younger clientele.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but terrible service and conditions."
The location is the only good thing about this hostel. The staff is not friendly and didn't even make an effort to help with our questions. The rooms were boiling hot and so uncomfortable. I had to climb to my bed through this other guy's bed and almost stepped all over him. They have no lockers either so def bring as lock for your bag. The shower was […] the worst, but oh no wait, it was actually the toilet that was the worst. Do not get fooled by the 'Free Breakfast'. It only runs from 8 to 9.30 or so and they give you tea, coffee, and stale bread with some jam. Next time I am in Amsterdam, I'll pass on this hostel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
it was ok for a economical travel & if some one is travelling aloneGenuine Expedia guest review
Expect what you would find in a dormitory filled with youth! I find the price is a little bit high considering I could have gotten a room for myself for cheeper. I was very surprised by how quiet the place was (despite the fact that we were in Amsterdam)Genuine Expedia guest review
여기저기 트램 또는 도보로 돌아다니기 좋은 위치. 계단으로 5층까지 걸어 올라가야 함. 침구가 닳아서 구멍이 나 있고 방은 더러움. 하지만 비교적 저렴한 가격. 방을 같이 쓴 사람들이 좋아서 그나마 즐거웠음. 아침은 커피, 식빵, 잼이 다이다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
位置不錯很多餐廳，房間品質狹窄就只適合簡單過夜沒什麼舒適度Good location, many restaurant nearby but the room is very small and narrow just for sleeping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ainut positiivinen puoli on hostellin sijainti suht keskeisellä paikalla. Muilta osin heikoimpia, joissa olen majoittunut. Kovat sängyt, epäsiistit tilat, huono äänieristys kadulta (melua 24/7), ei wifiä vaikka niin väitetään (aulassa kaksi konetta) lisäksi kohteen aamiaiseen ei kannata liikaa turvautua pelkkää paahtoleipää, hilloa ja maapähkinävoita […] every day. Tasoon nähden YLIHINTAINEN. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
hôtel bien placé pour visité Amsterdam mais confort sommaireGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"camera troppo piccola"
camera davvero troppo piccola, doccia orrenda, ma nel complesso tutto pulito e personale disponibile. Posizione davvero ottimaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Prima verblijf. Was een hostel. sliepen in erg klein kamertje met stapelbed. Waren naar concert in Paradiso en dat is maar 100 meter verder op. Wel erg lawaai in de nacht van buiten. Maar je je zit in hartje uitgaanscentrum Amsterdam, dat kan je dan verwachten. Hier kan het hotel ook niks aan doen. Veel eettentjes inde buurt waar je voor een pizza 5 […] euro betaald maar een biertje kost daar dan weer 3,50 :-( . Was ook nog een ontbijtje bij inbegrepen koffie /thee en brood met jam of pindakaas :-) Erg aardig personeel. Wel nog 5% toeristenbelasting komt over de kamerprijs heen. En voor een handdoek € 1.50 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Moyen mais cherGenuine Hotels.com guest review
値段で決めました。立地はいいですが、施設は古く、狭いです。清潔感もありません。朝食はパンとコーヒーかティーのみ。コロッケの自動販売機のほうがずっと美味しいです。安いだけの宿です。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Zwar Zentrum, aber nicht so tolle Ausstattung"
Etwas stressig durch die unzureichende SauberkeitGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The worst hostel I've ever been!"
11/17/14 DanielMG80 Madrid, Spain
We went 6 people and we paid like we were in a 5 stars hotel. And this hostel is just horrible. Dirty, the rooms are horrible and small, the breakfast is the worst i've ever eaten in a hostel and I've never paid so much for a 6 beds room in my life. I'm an experienced traveller and I can tell you I've never been in such a place like that. and the service is even worse. Since one week before the problems begun with the stuff. We wanted to cancel two beds one week in advance, and after we were cheated with the price, the staff didn't solve the cancellation. And with such an extortionate price, we didn't have toilet paper in the room and no towels (they rent the towels). The stuff was rude since the first day. You feel they are cheating in your face. And finally they don't want to prepare us the company bill we need. Seriously, Don't go this hostel or they will continue cheating the travellers! This kind of places should close forever.
11/08/14 Megan642 Manchester
Fairly standard hostel, nothing special get what you pay for. I didn't stay over a weekend though which I was told my other guests is ridiculously over priced for what it is. The free breakfast is just peanut butter, jam and some loafs of bread but there is a kitchen so maybe buy your own stuff. We stayed in a 12 bed dorm which actually had 10 beds but there were 2 mattresses against the wall so I guess when it's busy that makes it a 12, unlucky for anyone who has to sleep on them. The bed sheets were very old and mine was ripped, you have 1 en suite bathroom between 12/10 so there's always a queue. No lockers for your things, free use of computers though. Location is average. Not really any where to socialise and there are 2 old men that hang around the hostel in the evening I assume they own a business near or something, but they were harassing a women who was there on her own, when she complained to the guy on reception he was very rude to her and even defended them. Wouldn't stay again
"Book at your own risk."
Had a number of emails saying they couldn't pre authorise my card, if you don't turn up they will charge your card but guess what when u turn up its cash only!! Prices vary greatly based on supply and demand so book early it was full on my visit and they had double booked people and didn't honour other people's bookings, it was great sitting in the "breakfast" area listening to the dramas. Breakfast is very basic, prisoners get offered more. I could go on.... If you get a good price and don't mind starving, little sleep and poor cleanliness then go for it.
"Slept for 16 hours!"
Friendly staff and a nice comfy bed! All you need right? If you just want the standard somewhere to crash hostel this is the place to go! Everything was clean and tidy! It's only a few minutes walk from all the action and a great coffee shop easy times is only a two minute walk away! Good place
08/20/14 George T
youth hostel with terrible beds lots of young travellers charge extra for credit cards It is not worth the amount of money you pay by any means! If you want better accommodations, there is an outdoor park nearby in walking...
"Not as bad as some reviews!"
08/05/14 Georgina B Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Yes, the hostel is basic. It's a hostel. The room was small but clean, perfectly fine for staying in 3 nights as we were. One drawback is that it only had one plug (although many people seemed to charge their stuff in the reception/dining area) we planned ahead for this and brought a splitter from home. There was only beds and a sink in the room so nowhere to keep clothes, didn't bother us but worth mentioning. Beds are comfy and you get a sheet as well as a duvet which was great in the hot weather. The shower and toilet were communal - hostel was full when we were there and only once had to wait for the shower, and really we could have gone to another floor. Admittedly, the toilet is grim. Not as bad as a festival by a longgg way but could probably do with replacing (2nd floor toilet), smelled slightly and generally just looked old. The staff were always happy to help and went above and beyond to make our stay better. The reception area had a dining area which showed english tv, had lots of plugs and the best connection to the free wifi. This is where you'd find a great social environment each evening. It is also where breakfast was served - bread and jam, tea and coffee. We didn't bother going down after trying it the first day. They really shouldn't bother and should channel that money elsewhere. The good news is that there's a mcdonald's only 2 minutes down the street. The location of this place is my main reason for the "Very Good" rating. Close to museums and nightlife, you get the best of both. Close to the main tram links - so you never have to wait for long for a tram. When you step outside the hostel there's plenty of bars and restaurants to go to and have food/drink. I would recommend this hostel to anyone - yes it's basic and a little noisy but that's because it's cheap and a social-able place. It's not pretending to be anything more than that.
"Don't be scared! Basic but a bit of craic!"
07/31/14 SIDS96 Dublin, Ireland
Having read the reviews before staying I was absolutely terrified of Orfeo .However it was SO MUCH BETTER than I had expected. Our room was compact and basic but it was all we needed. There was only 1 shower between 32 but there was never a queue of more than 1 person. One guy even let me over take him in the queue, just out of niceness. The lack of lockers did not cause any problem, we obviously brought any valuables with us but felt safe enough to leave are rucksacks unattended during the day. It is in a central location and although the street is loud at night we were so shattered there was no problem about sleeping. It was the people that we met that really made our stay great! Everyone mixed and got on, we met some really interesting people from all over the world and would hang out with the people in our room each night. The fact that the hostel is reasonably small meant many people would come together in the lobby in the evenings. My friend dropped her interail and plane tickets one night, someone found them outside, dropped them into the lobby and the staff returned them. I mean come on that is as nice as you can ask for? You get what you pay for, if you aren't willing to rough it a bit go else were but if you are you could do much worse than Orfeo. Everyone we meant during are 3 day stay was happy enough with the service so the negative reviewers may not be in the majority.
"ITS A TRAP!"
07/24/14 Melissa W
Out of pure desperation as all other hostels were seemingly booked at the time, myself and two other friends chose to stay at Hostel Orfeo during our 4 night duration stay in Amsterdam. It is not worth the amount of money you pay by any means! If you want better accommodations, there is an outdoor park nearby in walking distance called Vondelpark, seriously, go there, I had a more comfortable sleep under a tree hungover than I did in the bunk beds in this hostel. Granted, Hostel Orfeo is in prime location, but that is literally the one and only positive aspect I have to offer on this hostel. However, the hostel itself is very easy to miss at it appears conspicuous with its lack of sign from the outside. They claim to have Free WiFi and that is just bogus as the only WiFi signal I was able to pick up was out on our small outside deck out of our room (that you had access to by climbing out of the window, convenience at its finest) and it wasn't even the hostel's WiFi network, it was from a nearby restaurant. If you enjoy sleeping on rusted out bunkbeds and having pull strings to flush toilets Hostel Orfeo is the destination for you! I seriously pity anyone who is overweight or is confined to a wheel chair as there are winding stair cases, no elevator, the rooms are very compact and the bathroom is smaller than that of an airplane bathroom. I really have to hand it to the designers of the hostel though, the graffiti and wall scratching's everywhere is really a nice decorative touch (sarcasm). Anyone from the street had access to our hostel so if that allows you to sleep at night then I encourage you to fill your boots. The staff at the front desk were completely clueless, I had requested directions to the nearest café where I could purchase a crepe and it took one staff member 30 minutes to locate it on Google Maps, while he rolled a joint. If you enjoy smelling feces 24/7, watching other travelers trip out in the common area on the main floor then please, I highly recommend Hostel Orfeo for all of your backpacking needs (or lack thereof). Also, since when does peanut butter and jelly sandwiches constitute as breakfast? This place is a rip off, homeless people live better than anyone staying in this hostel.
07/19/14 V. S Mexico City, Mexico
It was my first time in a hostal and I had a very good experience. It's a clean place and the people in charge are very friendly. They don't have lockers in the rooms but they have included breakfast.
"Stay away from here"
05/05/14 Pieter V
This place is dirty, ugly, loud and uncomfortable from a to z. On top of all of that, they charged much more expensive due to a mistake on their website. It's a SCAM!!! Bad karma to these people! seriously... We found puke in the showers and hair everywhere seriously...stay away from here.
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