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BackStage Hotel Amsterdam

Leidsegracht 114, 1016 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #130 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall, this hotel was good. It was very central to all attractions and very easy to locate coming from the airport. Of most importance, it was safe, clean and the staff were friendly. However, we felt that it was exceptionally overpriced for what it was as it feels more like a hostel than a hotel.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay in Amsterdam and not only did I fall in love with Amsterdam but I fell in love with the BackStage Hotel! The hotel was clean and very rock 'n' roll. The staff was really nice and very helpful, they even carried my very heavy bags up those steep stairs! The hotel's location was great, it... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the BackStage Hotel with my brother for a few nights while traveling through Europe and really enjoyed our experience. The staff were extremely helpful in helping us navigate the city and recommending restaurants, things to see, and the public transit system. The room was very clean and the decor of the hotel as a whole is very well... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"OMG, Mum, Dad, this room is soooo cool! Look! at the drums at the ceiling"; these were some of the cries let out by our 11 & 15 year old daughters. It was a hot day and we (parents) were glad to see a table fan in the room when we reached the room on the 3rd floor after we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed at the BackStage Hotel for a total of four nights and we had a fantastic experience. Besides being on the top floor (man those stairs are steep), everything was excellent. We were given great restaurant recommendations and we were walking distance from everything! The beds were made everyday and there were fresh towels! It was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My expectations for this place were high considering the price we paid and what they claim to be on their site. Unfortunately, as others have said, it is very similar to a hostel with hotel prices. No air conditioning and no ventilation. Very hot! You get charged to use a credit card (which wasn't specified before hand until we were... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent, being just 300m from Leidseplein and it's nightlife. It felt overpriced though because there's no breakfast included and you have a shared bathroom. The free wifi was a nice perk, and the guy at the reception gave us an easier and cheaper way to get to the airport than taking the train, there's a bus that... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed one night at the Backstage Hotel, having chosen it on the basis of its location. It is located on Leidsegracht and so is within walking distance of the town centre. However as we were given a room in the basement of the building, the only windows in the room opened directly onto the street at ankle level, so... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good value good location the stairs are steep but this adds to the character of the place great do your own breakfast and the staff can't do enough for you, if there are four of it will pay to get a taxi. From the airport as the ticket system can be abit confusing

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I bought tickets for me and my mom to a concert, so we decided to stay the night in Amsterdam and do some shopping the next day before heading home. The central location of this hotel and the positive reviews on tripadvisor convinced us to book this hotel. Well, the staff was quite nice and helpful. However, this is basically... More

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Address: Leidsegracht 114, 1016 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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The BackStage Hotel Amsterdam is a small hotel next to the venues Paradiso and Melkweg, next to the Leidseplein. All rooms offer LCD TV, Alarmclock radio, I-pod dock, Free WIFI and FlightCase Furniture. The hotel is staffed 24/7. We do not have an elevator. Specialties for musicians on the road. @ the bar you'll find a pool table and instruments which you can play on. ... more   less 
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