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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Kerkstraat 136 - 138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed in this hostel in April 2012 on a Topdeck tour of Europe. I'd read other reviews of the hostel before we got there, so was a bit nervous. Unfortunately most of the reviews I'd read were completely true. The rooms were like prison cells, with rickety old beds and metal lockers that didn't close properly. Walking down the... More 

2 Thank DT09
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Hostel room itself was decent but bathroom was terrible. Tiny with a leaky shower which flooded the floor when you showered. Location is not too bad, a quick walk to the tram and you can go anywhere in Amsterdam or walk to the centre if you like. Would recommend for young travellers.

2 Thank Ninnynin
Sao Jose Dos Pinhais, PR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

just all you need: perfect location, near transportation, restaurantes, stores, sights and pubs. clean bedrooms, nice undergound pub and regular pub inside the hostel. and the place is a lot better than the advertisement. what else can you ask for? ;)

1 Thank manuelaonline
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Hilarious posters, fun staff, liberal and happy place. Mainly for teenagers/students who hasn't got much cash, had a great stay though, one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Good location sas well.

2 Thank Jess T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Yes it is very basic but you get what you pay for. Everything was clean and our room was big enough. Short walking distance from the central train station and close to many bars/cafes/coffeeshops. Receptionists where also helpful. Breakfast was bread with jam or chocolate spread. Would go again.

3 Thank HeyJulianna
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in the hostel, I thought it was a great budget place to stay, fairly central, close to restaurants, café's & museums and it had everything you'd need, even it's own underground nightclub. Didn't spend any time in the nightclub as it was full of 16 year old's, it felt a bit wrong, but the stairwell leading... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Had a great time and this was the perfect accommodation for our 18-30's type holiday. Good location, walking distance to most bars and cafes, close to museums and other interesting sites + the big nightclubs. No issues with cleanliness or hygiene, just simple easy lodging. Casual bar is good, the nightclub kinda dirty. If you stay here be sure to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

What you read is what you get. Basic hostel rooms, basic price. I stayed here purely because of their advertising style, great humor! Plenty of easy secure storage, good priced drinks and excellent location. Happy hour is great fun and all the staff are friendly.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

People need to stop moaning about this place. We paid 20 euros a night for this. It's in Amsterdam, which is expensive in itself, where the next cheapest would be about 30 euros per night. Plus they don't ramp up the prices over the weekend. As a budget hostel, what do you expect? The receptionists were ok, but the entry... More 

1 Thank Michael L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

May 2011 - Stayed here on a college trip in 2011 & it was definitely enough to put me off Amsterdam all together; on first arrival we had to carry all of our luggage downstairs, past the toilets which had beer cans and sick in from the previous night - great start; to which we then had to put our... More 

3 Thank Hannah G

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