Situated in a former school building, WOW combines various different functions including 50 hostel rooms, suitable for travellers visiting Amsterdam as well as for artists and art school students. In addition, WOW has various events spaces, a restaurant, a bar, and an urban farm. All in all, a dynamic place that easily lends itself to meeting fellow 'residents'.
Discover the urban farm, the Plantage: a place where, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Graphics Studio, plants are cultivated to produce environmentally friendly ink. The greenhouse also serves as an exhibition space. The Plaza is a central area where hostel guests and local residents are able to meet and greet. Deliciously scented herbs are grown on the patio next to the lobby and the restaurant; a lovely place to work or relax. Furthermore, there is an annex with studio spaces available for making artworks and installations.
Stay in one of the brightly coloured hostel rooms, which range from 2-person rooms to 12-person dormitories. The dormitories come with a bathroom that is either located in the room or in the corridor. Each guest has their own luggage locker, and free WiFi is available throughout.
WOW Hostel Amsterdam is quick and easy to reach via the A10 motorway and the bus/tram stop of Burg de Vlugtlaan. The Westerpark, which borders the Westergasfabriek, is a 15-minute walk away. Festivals such as Pitch, De Wereld Draait Buiten, and Buiten Westen are held here, but you'll encounter a number of cafés and bars here as well. Schiphol Airport and the centre of Amsterdam are both easy to reach via the station Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Food and Drink
A breakfast buffet is available between 08:00 and 10:00. On the ground floor, you'll find a restaurant and a bar with a surrounding herb garden, as well as an urban farm in the inner courtyard. Plus, you can enjoy a delicious daily special in the evening, which is served in the restaurant between 18:00 and 21:00.
from 15:00 until 00:00
from 00:00 until 11:00
Children/extra beds: The hotel is not able to accommodate children.
It is not possible to place extra beds in the hotel rooms.
Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
The hotel does not have a private car park.
Public car park: The hotel does not have a car park. You can park in the vicinity of the hotel at a cost of €14 per day.
Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.
Travelling alone oktober 2017
Comfortable and clean beds, amazing building with nice and clean shower and toilets. Not too far from shops and tram to central station. Breakfasts only saving grace was two different types of juice.housekeeping staff were pleasant and polite
Breakfast wasn t great, ham and cheese sandwiches and cornflakes was the only option for everyone, not much variation. Incredibly bad vibes from most of staff, greeted at reception by ignorant and rude people. Around five staff unnecessarily standing over the poor excuse for breakfast which was quite uncomfortable. Heard one staff guy mutter f king unbelievable and looking at the others when someone took more than one slice of ham. The coffee machine only put out room temperature coffee which
“My tip: Nice clean and comfortable, just don t expect a warm welcome or decent breakfast. I don t usually give reviews but staff were noticeably and shockingly ignorant compared to other places at same price it was like they purposely didn t give a shit, which is the only reason I m reviewing at all.”
Travelling alone augustus 2017
It is a very nice and modern looking hostel. The room was quite large and clean. The bed was clean, some staff were very friendly and helpful. Large, lockable slideout locker under the bed.
Bathroom was quite dirty, some staff were very rude and condescending. The power socket were in awkward position quite high up so you need a long cord to avoid dangling your device and the location is not great. The included breakfast was nothing special, jist some toast or cereal.
“My tip: Make sure you bring long power cords and decent walking shoes because there is nothing within 20 mins walk of this place.”
Travelling alone mei 2017
Very secure, key card should be used to operate the lift as well as stairs is a very good idea. The restaurant was very good.
The charger plug should be reachable to upper berth people too. I struggled charging my phone sleeping on the upper berth.
Donna Mae Vinson
Friends mei 2017
I liked how clean and nice the place was...
It is just quite far from the center, and a walking distance from thr bus stop amd tram
Travelling alone april 2017
Very considerate guests were quiet through the night. Hostel was far from the city center, but staff provided excellent public transit information for the nearby bus tram stop. Facilities were very clean and well maintained. Free breakfast for guests every morning was good.
Very long walk to city center if not using city transit.
“My tip: Nearby market at Bos en Lommerplein”
Andrea Micolta Rojas
Travelling alone januari 2017
The staff were very helpful
There was an older lady in our hostel room, and she terrified all the girls in our dorm. The hostel staff only removed her after she got verbal and hostile with another guest
Travelling alone oktober 2016
The personnal .
The bathroom wasn t very clean...
“My tip: Bos en lobster, do great sandwiches.”
Friends oktober 2016
The hostel is very quiet and you can enjoy your time in the lobby or garden. The dormitory rooms are adequate size and the beds are extremely comfortable and clean. Absolutely no bother from other guests.The hostel is around 10 mins from the nearest tram stop and is perfect for getting to Dam square.
The shower and toilet rooms were a little small but that was fine. Poor quality breakfast buffet. No smoking room so you had to smoke outside in the cold.
“My tip: Don t use their map to the tram stop. Walk down the road almost opposite Wow but slightly to the right (walking out of wow) all the way to the main road then take a left and follow that road until you see the tram stop. ”
Travelling alone januari 2016
Good room and beds and no noise outside(even tho a motorway near) and not far from the area main hight street with many hotels and shops near by and supermarkets and bus s and trams takes you to Amsterdam centre. Good staff and the food is good
The Mens toilets and the shower rooms were not clean for few days and the shower head was leaking for days ( it cost less than 10 to fix the water leak cost more i should of buy one for them and install it) i told the staff one guy told me the gone pass the message but he told me they dont care becouse its a hostel and the other staff lady she was nice at first before i told her but after showing her the showers she told me the same but then her and another staff dude keep looking at me and th
“My tip: You can buy a lock pad for 5 for the boxs under the bed its a small lock pad as my big one didnt fit,make shore to put a sign on your bed says Its In Use becouse people turn up and take beds with out thinking or knowing, theres lots of bars and pubs in the area and very nice Dutch locals and friendly stays up till 1am and 3am weekends. Lots of arabic and turkish takeaways near by but if you can order a pizza to the hostel .”
Travelling alone december 2015
The rooms were clean, there was enough space. A towel and clean linen were provided, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was hot with good water pressure. Breakfast was included in the price and fine for a hostel. City tax was also included, so no hidden costs. The staff at reception were friendly and helpful. There are also art exhibitions and from time to time they have art events (which was unfortunately not on while I was there). It is a fairly quiet part of the city, bar some traffi
It was some way out of the city, so had to travel in by bus tram. I didn t feel unsafe, but it s not the best neighbourhood of Amsterdam. It is quite a big hostel, so can feel impersonal. There also seems to be longer term residents, so it isn t the kind of hostel where you regularly chat to strangers. There is a small kitchen, perhaps too small for the number of people, and other than a kettle no cooking facilities or crockery etc. However, this was made up for by the fact that breakfast
“My tip: Bring a lock if you want to lock your things in the practical lockers below the bed.”
Wiltzanghlaan 60, 1061HC Amsterdam
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