Our quad room at the Blue Tower was great! It was the last two nights of our two-week trip and this hotel was comfortable and very clean and the staff was very helpful. It's a ways in to Amsterdam Centraal, but the distance gave us a chance to learn the tram system and see the city between the hotel and Centraal.
A word of caution if you happen to be taking a taxifrom the Amsterdam Sloterdijk (sp?) train station... This hotel is very near that train station (like 5 minutes), yet our driver charged us 20 Euro for the trip - about twice what the fair should have been. We were unable to see his meter during the trip. The hotel staff confirmed that it should have cost only about 10 Euro. They accurately quoted a price for a taxi from the hotel to the airport (which is quite a distance), so we were pleased with that.
Loved our stay at this hotel--it was very clean, quiet and the staff were lovely. In addition, it was attached to Sloterdijk station. As there are only three train stops between Shiphol airport and Amsterdam Centraal station (and Sloterdijk is one of these)--this made the hotel very convenient for transport in and out of the city centre. I would definitely recommend!
For a hostel it's definitely clean, quite a new building so hasn't got the worn in look many hostels have. Bathrooms are inside rooms which can make it noisy when others shower or flush, I prefer those to be outside in hallway. The location is a bit far but it's just one tram to city centre. I stayed for one night which was fine but for longer would have felt uncomfortable!
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