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Barbacan Hotel Amsterdam

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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean, it was on the top floor with four flights which wasn't good. The wifi didn't reach anywhere above the first floor which was made an example of by all the people sat in the hallway. The room was also pretty spaticious and we didn't have a problem with noise or anything. There was definitely a very eerie... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well- I knew that we'd be checking into a budget hotel, since that's how they market themselves on Booking.com ("Budget Hotel Barbacan")- but I wasn't expecting that it would be this bad, given the price we were paying (though still cheaper than the other places in Amsterdam). The photos on booking.com actually look a lot better. Perhaps we were given... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, i don't know why they call this a hotel, it's a hostel not a hotel. Secondly, we arrived late evening and dropped off our bags and went out for a drink at a local bar. We came back maybe 45mins later and started noticing a lot of bugs on the walls and on the bed. After closer inspection we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have travelled a lot across India and Africa and in the worst dirtiest smelliest rat/bug infested hole I've stayed in I've had a better experience than at the hotel Barbican, just awful, for your health, your sanity and for the sake of your holiday pls stay away, disgusting, dirty, uncomfortable, mouldy, bedbugs backed up toilets, dirty sheets and bed... More 

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Torremolinos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 July 24, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 July 18, 2015

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 July 17, 2015

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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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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