If the impossibly steep stairs at the entrance haven’t yet scared you off, the set of strict house rules most probably will. Apart from the excessive posting of non-smoking signs, one of the hostel’s rules reads: 'If you are above the age of 40 years you will be refused in to the hostel, because this is a place for young people'. Well, in case you are indeed above the age of 40 years, we would have recommended that you give it a pass anyway. The common room is full of teenagers involved in pre-party drinking and the hostel rooms offer nothing more than lockers and narrow bunk beds. Even though Linnaeusstraat was the infamous location of the Theo van Gogh murder in 2005, the neighbourhood is in fact quite pleasant with lots of restaurants and shops around.