Hostel Van Gogh Amsterdam Hostel Review and Information

The location is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants to visit the Van Gogh, Rijksmusuem and other locations around the Museumplein. Staff was friendly and the room was clean, well maintained and quiet. I would stay here again. - Anonymous
Overall Rating

What sets them apart?

This hostel is perfectly located for guests who want to explore the Museum district. It's an affordably priced hostel that offers good value for the money.

Hostel Personality

  • Quiet Hostel
  • Hotel Feel

Who's staying here?

This hostel appeals to a range of travel types. It's a relatively quiet hostel where guests keep to themselves, so it's particularly good for people traveling with friends.
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Female Travelers
  • Couples

Insider Tip

You'll save time by using public transportation to get around, so familiarize yourself with the system before you arrive.

Hostel Van Gogh

Hostel Van Gogh is a comfortable hostel located right in the Museum District of Amsterdam. It's a great place to base yourself, particularly if you're interested in visiting the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Art Museum.

This is a relatively quiet hostel where most guests keep to themselves. The rooms are affordable and the amenities are standard. It's a good value for your money, so if you're looking for somewhere basic and affordable in a great location, this is your place.

The Facilities

There are six and eight bed dorm rooms available at this hostel that are either mixed or female only. The rooms have televisions and each bunk has free bed linens and a reading light. Guests can put their valuables in safety deposit boxes, but there are no security lockers in the rooms.
Private Rooms
For guests who want their own space, there are private twin, triple, and four bed rooms available. These rooms have modest furnishings and are comparable to what you'd find at a budget level hotel. The four bed rooms are a good option for friends that are traveling together.
The bathrooms at this hostel are nice, but the cleanliness really depends on how clean your roommates are. Guests are given basic toiletries like shampoo, shower gel, and hairdryers are available.
Common Areas
This hostel has a lounge area where breakfast is served every morning. There are tables and some public computers that guests can use.

The Location

What's Nearby?
This hostel is perfectly situated for travelers who want to visit the museums of Amsterdam. The Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Art Museum are all very close by. In the surrounding neighborhood you'll find many great cafes and restaurants. The famous Vondelpark is also nearby and offers the perfect place to relax on a nice day. You can also head to the popular shopping street of P.C. Hooftstraat, which is just around the corner.
Nearby Transportation
The best way to visit some of the other popular sights around Amsterdam is to hop on a tram. You can head to Dam Square or the Royal Palace and be there in about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can explore like a local and rent a bike.

If you're arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can take bus 197 to Museumplein. It's about a half hour ride and then just a couple minutes walk to the hostel.


This hostel has the standard amenities of Wi-Fi access, luggage storage, travel information, and vending machines. There's also an elevator to help you reach your room with heavy luggage. A filling buffet breakfast is also served every morning for a small price.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Bike Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Housekeeping
  • Public Computers
  • Vending Machines
  • Keycard Access
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Bed Linens
  • Hair Dryers
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • Plug Adaptors
  • City Maps
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Elevator


The staff at this hostel seem to be hit or miss depending on who you interact with. Some guests found the staff helpful and informative, while others said they were dismissive of their concerns.

Heads Up

Some guests complained that the rooms could be cleaner, but this really comes down to the cleanliness of your roommates. Some guests also felt the staff could be more helpful, but others enjoyed their interactions.

Hostel Van Gogh

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