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Barbacan Hotel Amsterdam

2.0 of 5
Plantage Muidergracht 89, 1018 TN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over for couple of days while in Amsterdam. The only good thing I can say about place is that it was warm in the room and hotel locate in quiet area. Smell of mould and some stains on walls. I was expecting old building but not to this stage. U practically can hear pple talking next door, wich happens... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really nasty place to stay. Not in a good location, unhelpful staff. Beds were ok, clean sheets but rooms were absolutely terrible. Nasty stairs to climb, Showers did not work for 2 days when we were there so could not shower. WIFI does not work on top floor where we were. Had to sit on the landing. Would not recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The room was ok, there was too many steps and no elevator. The worst part is the staff there. They are all very rude. I think they own the place so it would not change in the future!! The location was quite ok!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed in the hotel for a week on New Years. Its close to city centre, supermarket, coffeeshop and take away. Lady at checkin was super friendly and told us all the basic things we needed to know about amsterdam.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with 3 friends for a long weekend in Amsterdam. Brilliant budget hotel. Asked for private bathroom and we got one - shower, toilet and sink. Receptionist and bar staff all very friendly and help point you in right direction. Lovely hotel and great stay.

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Kilcock, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived at the Barbacan hotel on the 17th November at around 10, check in was not until 2. We were greeted by the lovely Nelly, she was very welcoming and sweet we had a lovely chat and she told us all the touristy things we can get up to in Amsterdam, we also met Boy the big fluffy cat... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We expected budget accommodation but this was worse! We were told it was a private bathroom but it was shared, the drain in the shower had no cover so was an open dirty pipe, the sink in the bathroom had no water an the pipe wasnt even connected! The room was like a sauna!!! Way too hot to sleep...or breathe!... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A friend of mine made the booking. Otherwise we wouldn't have stayed here judging from other reviews. Very unfriendly reception lady, very rude and unpleasant. Even before we said hello. She is an older lady and seems to be the boss. Our room with 5 seperate beds was not available yet (noon), check-in is at 2pm. We ask for plastic... More 

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Montmorency, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Don't go there! It's very expensive, ugly, dirty, noisy...my stay in Amsterdam was ruined by this very sad experience. The staff was not nice at all. We wanted to cancel one night, the lady refused. She wasn't polite at all, and I heard her yell at French people who couldn't speak English fluently... DISGUSTING just run away!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

As a group of young travellers, this place was more than ideal! It was cheap, which for Amsterdam is very difficult to find! We were given towels and a really comfy bed each. There wasn't much space in the hotel room as there were five of us, but we didn't mind. The ensuite was basic and small but you get... More 

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