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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:off to amsterdam again soon and would like some recommendations for a decent, friendly hostel please smile

i stayed in a cushy hotel room last time but can't afford such luxuries this time!

would prefer to not stay in the larger ones but personal accounts of any of the hostels would be well appreciated...

ubbrollsmile


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they do porridge."
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TheSilverShadow
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

TheSilverShadow

Uncle Chop Chop
Location: Time is the Fire in which we b...

Total posts: 213
Posted:wouldn't mind a bit of info as well if anyone has any i'm going over at the end of the month and aint got nowhere to stay yet, smile

nice one ppl


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:We stayed in a great place called the hotel de harmonie (cheap and cheerfull) but deadly and friends have gone back since and stayed there too. He gave us a house boat outside the hostel to ourselves. My mates were given an apartment across the way to themselves.

The guy who owns it is a head case but in an amusing way.
This is him so I don't know if it's still open and if it is, you probablt won't get to laugh at his antics.

It's in a great location and is cheap as I say.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:cheers for the recommendation james - it sounded perfect biggrin

unfortunately it seems as if tommy's antics earlier in life have led to the closure of his hotel frown

all the numbers i've found are now unobtainable and hotel de harmonie is not available for booking over any of the travel web sites.

the search continues...


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:I've lived in Amsterdam but unfortunately have never had to use any of the hostels, so no first-hand recommendations, but I have heard rave reviews about the "Flying Pig". As far as I know they have 3 hostels located at different locations throughout the city.

Happy hunting peace


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Diz


Diz

Mr Dizzy....
Location: Spiralling into uncertainty

Total posts: 154
Posted:Cole,



The Flying Pig is fantastic, there are 3 around town but the nicest one I think is the one closest to the Vondel Park, i've stayed there loads of times it's really freindly. They also have a 24hour bar which you can smoke in.....bonus biggrin



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It's a bit further out than the others but the area is really nice and it's still only a 15min walk back to the centre. ubbloco



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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Depending on how many people you are going with - the following apt which sleeps up to 15 could work out at 8 Euro a night! The receptionist at work went with a gang of people and they had a grand old time!
However shoes or pets are not allowed in the apt and the balcony is only allowed on the balcony rolleyes biggrin But it does have a cool pornstar bedroom
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Location: Bournemouth

Total posts: 27
Posted:How much are you looking to spend per night and is a central location important to you?

It's just a ride...

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:massive thanks to diz and kat hug

you are absolute stars! kiss

gonna check the availability of the pimped out luxury pad and go for that if we can get it.
i think the fact that it has an electric piano swayed my mate into going for it ubblol

there's only two of us so it'd be a bit coiny but a long weekend in the dam living like kings sounds alright like and we can probably get a couple more people up for it by then anyway biggrin

if it's not available i'll go for diz's recommendation of the flying pig near the park - cushion floored bar with carlsberg can machine smile

15 mins out of centre is pretty much ideal as i plan to get a *decent* bike this time.

and i'm going to remember where the rental shop is so i can return it this time too... ubblol


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Rachael said there are gold discs for 'Cotton Eyed Joe' on the wall rolleyes!!

Lucky you, off to the Dam! Might be heading myself in a month or so for a weekend. Think I'll go for the houseboat option next time tho.

Enjoy! hug


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Location: Bournemouth

Total posts: 27
Posted:Another recommendation for a central option:

www.winston.nl

Reasonably priced and I can vouch for the Smirnoff Button room and the Absolute Danny room.



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