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The Veteran

Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #120 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

En very good accommodation for a budget tourist travel to Amsterdam. An excellent location on a picturesque canal near Rembrandt Square, easy access by public transport, a lot of cafes and restaurants withing 5 minutes' walking distance, many famous Amsterdam's landmarks easily accessible on foot. The staff was friendly and helpful, the place is clean and offers a comfort fairly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This hostel is suitable for low budget travelers but I have to say that I would never come back there. Only plus of this hostel is location, nothing else. The room had dirty walls and actually I am surprised that is still open. It was difficult to fall aslepp there because I could hear noise all the time.

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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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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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