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Barbacan Hotel Amsterdam

Plantage Muidergracht 89, 1018 TN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #333 of 354 Hotels in Amsterdam
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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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Torremolinos, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect hotel I was her with friends and had a great time. Clean rooms friendly staff Close to the centre Rembrandtplein 10 min walk Beds are super also the hotel bar was nice. We will come for sure at New Year's Eve And i will recommend your hotel to all my friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived it's a lovely hotel, yes the rooms are on the small side but it's just a place to sleep really, when you're on holiday who wants to sit in their hotel room? The staff are very friendly and helpful. And the hotel itself smells lovely which is a strange thing to comment but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paid $100 a night on Saturday and Sunday and $88 on Monday. The room was tiny. It was basically a matress laid on the floor and you have to shimmy your way around it to get to a very small bathroom. It was clean, the staff was friendly and it was all we needed. It just wasn't worth the money... More 

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Xewkija, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the comments I was scared that I might gind myslef in a disaster of a hotel but I must say that I have been exceptionally surprised. Once you know what you're paying for you have a good hotel in a perfect location, fre metres from tram stop. Only minus was the weak internet connection in the top floors.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon seeing the numerous bad reviews for this hotel I was actually pleasantly surprised by what I found on arrival. The staff seemed a little unhelpful but relatively friendly, especially the older lady whom I presume was the owner. Although having to queue for the shower everyday was a bit of a faff, we were quite lucky with timing ourselves... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most horrible sleeping experience of my life being eaten alive by blood sucking bugs and covered in bites head to toe, I would never ever stay here again, as I am currently sitting at 4am writing this review as I cannot sleep because I found bugs crawling over my body and blood stains all over my bed sheets from where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Hotel Barbacan for one week whilst visiting Amsterdam, having read previous reviews and knowing it was a budget hotel I didn't expect much. Upon arriving, I was hit with the aroma of cigarette smoke, the room was unclean, there was chewing gum in the carpets (which were very dated) the mattresses were thin and they expected a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I read the bad reviews and actually saw the place, I did not initially understand what the negative reviews were on about. That is, until I stayed at the hotel myself. Although considered cheap, this hotel was not a pleasant place to stay in. Upon entering, off odours such as old cigarettes and cat urine wafted from the entrance.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited as couples a few months back, we had a 2nd floor room, where it stank like domestos all the time, the laminate floor was coming off and creaking all over. Our friends had a 1st floor room that looked like a crime had happened in there. Filthy with unpleasant smells. Very dissapointed altogether and even situated close to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked our reservation online and held it with a credit card. Then when my sons got there they said there credit card machine didnt work and tried to force them to pay by cash. After my numerous and stressful phone calls, they said there machine finally worked. But they never returned the deposit money. The lied to us, the... More 

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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