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Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
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Ranked #117 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is filthy, death trap from start to finish. We stayed in room 5, top floor. The stairs as always in Amsterdam are steep, that's ok but they are disgustingly filthy and rotten, not safe at all as there is not much to hold onto. The room is also filthy, dirty walls, ours even had old dried blood on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you're used to 5star hotels then you should avoid this place like the plague. It is adequate for budget travellers and young couples. The rooms are basic and have a wash basin but the bathroom is shared. The doors and walls are pretty thin too so you can hear pretty much everything that goes on. The hotel is located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent 4 days 3 nights in Amsterdam. And this hostel is suitable for low-budget travelling. - Room and location: The room was quite old, but with the money you pay for such a good location, is acceptable. It is nearly in the centre of Amsterdam. The hostel is located next to a canal, so the view from the room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good: Excellent location. In the center of Rembrandtplein. So, lots of bars around. The place is also between the center of the city (dam square & newmarkt) and museumplein & Vondelpark, so, you are 5 minutes from everywhere by bike. Good: You have a ventilator fan in the room. Crucial for sleeping in summer. Good: Decent breakfast. And you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We knew what we were getting into with The Veteran, thanks to the online comments here, before we arrived. The Veteran barely qualifies as a hotel, it is certainly LOW LOW LOW LOW budget. The room was clean, although the walls were dirty with gum (in one instance) and dead mosquitos plastered on the walls. The room was squishy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a really good hotel. It is just off Rembrandtplein, which is one of the biggest party places. It can get a little noisy on weekend nights, but given the convenience, we didn't mind. It is just 4 stops from Amsterdam Centraal, if you're getting into the city by train. The room was nice, clean and decently sized. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Well not the best but really enjoyed it here , top breakfast staff are nice , I would defiantly go again great value for the money , rooms not the best but you get what you pay for , still I had some of the best times here

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had to find another hotel because our original hostel The Flying Pig (awesome!) did not have enough room for our last night in Amsterdam. But this place is disgusting. There was blood on the comforter, the extra twin bed had a hole in the middle and it did not feel safe at all. Additionally the staff cannot speak a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

GOOD: Spent 5 days here and I really liked it. Inexpensive and right on the corner of Rembrandt with a beautiful canal view. So nice to wake up to that. There are a lot of restaurants and bars when you set foot outside which can make it a little noisy but you can just close the window. Stayed in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Just got back from spending just under a week in Amsterdam with my girlfriend. We had room 1 in the Veteran which had a beautiful canal view. I really liked the room and architecture of the building. We had a double bed, chest of draws, sink and a small tv. Perfect for a short stay. It was cold in the... More 

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Address: Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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