Good Base in Amsterdam
I had a good stay here. We stayed in a room big enough for 6 people. Well, actually it was a dorm for 6 and there were only 3 of us. The hostel was very kind to let us stay in the big room and charged only for 3 persons. I booked the hostel about 2 days before leaving, out of desperation after my earlier booking in a hotel was cancelled to due to some problem. On the very last minute, I just made the booking after reading many good reviews about it.
Upon arriving, I felt relieved. The room was clean, beds, pillows, quilt, toilet and bath were all clean too. There's also a sink in the room. The staffs here were friendly and very helpful. Yes, I would definitely recommend this hostel.
Unique Quality: The room came with breakfast. Selection was quite limited, but I think it's fine. They served a few types of bread, boiled eggs, sausages, few types of fruit jam, coffee, tea, juices and fruits.
In front of the hostel, about 2-3 minute walk is the tram stop Zeeburgerdijk. Again I was so relieved. It was very convenient for us. The ride to Amsterdam took only about 15 minutes passing by interesting sights along the way.
To get here from Central Amsterdam you can either take the tram and stop at Zeeburgerdijk or take a train from the Central Station taking a train to Muiderpoort Station. Taking the tram would be much nearer to the hostel. If you take a train and stop at Muiderpoort Station, you will have to walk about 5-10 minutes.
HI-Amsterdam, Zeeburg Stayokay
A very spacious hotel-like Hostelling International public-transit accessible to the heart of Amsterdam's city center in Zeeburg, one of Amsterdam's typical neighbourhoods. Roughly 20 Euros a night beds you in a decent sized dorm room with private key access, own shower, bathroom, and storage shelves for your luggage. Pay per hour (.20/Euro) storage lockers located down in the lobby in a secure room by front desk. Internet and information room with plenty of computers to check email at. Humungous dining hall with decent meals - breakfast comes with each night stay. There is a lounge with happy hour - didn't have a chance to check it out as we were busy with the pub crawl (highly recommended). Lots of stuff to do and only 15 minutes transit ride to the city center. The hostel is in a former school building that dates from around 1900. Shares the building with a cinema and shopping facilities. The hostel rooms were designed by the famous Dutch designer Edward van Vliet. For those driving to Amsterdam, the hostel is a skip and a jump from the Zeeburg Park and Ride. Staff friendly and extremely helpful. Great social location. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.