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Sphinx Hotel

Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #344 of 350 Hotels in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place for small budget. It is located in the city center. The prices are affordable and the rooms are clean. It is a good place also to access to the main attractions of the city. There also a good breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On seeing the reviews the girls and I were cautious to say the least! But we got a bargain and it was basic but clean and that's all we were worried about! Yes the stairs are steep but most are in the dam! Nothing was too much trouble for the owners 👍

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cheap basic hostel. Price/quality is good. Climbing stairs to the fifth floor when tired might take some time. Breakfast was minimalistic, but enough to fill basic minerals. Excellent location! Next to the tram stop!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Photo;s on their website are not of the rooms that you stay in, our 'Suite' was 3 bunkbeds in a filthy bottom floor room with a view out our window of peoples shoes as they walked past. Bathroom was horrible, felt more dirty coming out of the shower than when yo uwent in, flies all over the place was seriously... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The location was ok for the area but the hotel itself was not very welcoming. the stairs in the hostel were extremely narrow and steep and the lighting was very dark. Our room was not very clean and we had to share a toilet with other guests from different rooms. Unless you get this 'hotel' for a really cheap price... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After reading many negative reviews towards the Sphinx Hotel I was skeptical however I could not fault the stay I had there. Very suitably priced, the Hotel Sphinx is not a modern, newly decorated place to stay but with a good location, comfortable beds, obliging staff and very reasonable rooms, it was certainly what I was looking for in a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

terrible night, people yelling and screaming in the middle of the night, 1,5e a coffee, bad mattresses, the guy at the reception desk is useless, shower cubicle with no door, badly cleaned... pass your way and find a real place to rest... this place isn't worth a dime !!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Actually saw a group of insects leaving the place cos it wasn't up to their standards. Bathroom (no bath) was dreadful. Better off standing by the road and letting a car splash you with a puddle. Stairs are dangerously steep. Avoid this hotel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I stayed at this place with a friend of mine for 4 nights. Its an absolute $hithole. The promised safe in our room was just sitting on the floor and not bolted to the ground. Anyone could have just walked in and walked out with it. The place smells of cannabis and there are holes in the walls. The breakfast... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We've been here because it was the only place with 10 beds available, but we descovered why. This is the worst hotel I've ever been. Dirty rooms, bugs in the beds, mildew in the bathroom, the only window in the room was broken, rude staff, almost no breakfast.... Avoid! We slept with our clothes on for two days

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