Avg. price/night: £31
The staff: friendly and easy going, yet helpful and very professional , gave me directions and helped me with all i needed, Francisco was specially helpful to me, gave me suggestions on what to see and where to go around the city and general information on facilities of the hotel.
Breakfast: Breakfast is good for the price , it is rather basic, with few selection however very good for a hostel and at this rate.
Bar: the place has a bar that opens from 11 am until 3:00am , inexpensive drinks and some food and the service was very good and prompt.
Smoke room: This is to me the main area, where all souls gather from all over the world, most people are very welcoming and open and very friendly to share and talk to, it is very comfy with a terrace , it gets really packed on weekends, loved that room, spend more time there than in my actual room.
The location: right on Nieuwendijk , in the middle of downtown action , it is perfect landing point to check all areas of the city, it is 7 minutes from the central station which is very convenient , a lot of restaurants, stores, bars , coffee shops and a lot more,it is a safe location not that i felt unsafe in Amsterdam, perfect location.
The room: The beds were clean and comfy, they clean rooms and bathrooms everyday , the rooms are very spacious and clean, and i personally liked having that sink there to wash my face in the morning, each bed also has it's own lock box to place all your stuff , a power outlet and reading light.
The Hostal itself: Loved every minute i spend in it while on my week long first visit to Amsterdam, It has pool table, bathrooms are big and clean, the whole decor is very busy to me and i love it, always something to look at, everything seems to fit perfectly, they have a calendar of events, they are always having DJs, live music , beer pong tournaments etc, not a dull moment in this place.