I am safe and sound in the Red Light Area of Central Amsterdam. It appears that most youth Hostels are in this area and the cheap accommodations. If you call 25 Euros cheap. This update will be out of order because I have been typing on computer offline and cannot yet figure out how to connect in Amsterdam. The internet to me seems extremely bad here unless you just want to check email, anything else and there are not CD ROM, USB's or 3.5 floppy drives. The place is just made to make money or about 5 Euros per hour.
I am moving to the Globe Hostel today for 18 Euros and the wireless system I am told is free, I am presently in Durty Nellies Hostel and Irish Pub Hostel.