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Hotel Ben

Beursstraat 21, Amsterdam 1012 JT, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #256 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014
Mike M Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Hotel Ben with my sister , and while we had a great few days , the hotel could have spoiled it totally., The staff were very nice , the beds while hard as bricks seemed clean , the bathroom was clean and functional , but the carpet looked like a real health hazard , the décor... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The guy who sat behind the reception and who seemed to be the owner (same guy who is in the photos - dark hair) made us pay for 5 nights upfront - seemed dishonest already, assured us that the hotel is quiet and clean. After a climb to the top floor with heavy suitcases we discovered how nasty, dirty and... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Hotel Ben is a must for those on a budget looking for city centre accomodation. 5 Mins from Central Station makes this the ideal base to explore the delights of Amsterdaqm ... as long as you are not fussy. Points to note: 1) I had a room at the top - I didn't count all the steps but once... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

As a reasonably experienced Amsterdam traveller (5 trips), I do know that hotel luxury can be hard to come by, especially when the purse strings are tight. I also know that a 2-night weekend (Fri/Sat) stay in a (very) central en-suite double room, for 65-euro per night, is a VERY good deal. Nevertheless, I was still a little taken aback... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Right in the center.good value.clean bathroom (inside the room).don t ask for more,what you pay,you get.anyway in Amsterdam you only need the room just for a sleep and a shower ,you gonna be out the most of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you're looking for luxury and fanciness then this is NOT the place for you. On the other hand, it suited our needs perfectly... centrally located and cheap. Friendly staff, we had a problem with the flushing, and the handyman fixed it straight away, and extra friendly house cat, which is adorable. The only downside was that we had to... More

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

On arriving the room was quite high up. As hotel was fully booked on the Sunday we where offered too move if we felt was too many stairs. (My dad suffered a heart attack the previous year). Moved the next day. Very helpful at reception to provide directions etc. The hotel is very basic but clean, if you don't plan... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Friendly staff who helped us with how to get to places and the hotel is moments away from the heart of the Red Light district. you can work off the beer by carrying out a fitness routine by walking up the stairs - 70+ to our room at the top and all at 45 degree angle steep; always a laugh... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed in this hostel last weekend for one night during a fleeting visit weekend visit to Amsterdam and it was perfect, exactly what we were looking for. This accommodation is a hostel and there a definitely no frills but for a short stay in the city it's perfect considering you don't spend much time in your room anyway. We... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: Beursstraat 21, Amsterdam 1012 JT, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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Ranked #256 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
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