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“Nightmare” 1 of 5 stars
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Studio 14
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 330, 1012 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District (De Wallen))   |  
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Ranked #272 of 322 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

Booked via easybook got there late Friday evening and no one at reception and door was closed, had to ring bell and no answer so called the first number listed under the bell no answer so called the second number only to be told that the hotel/hostel was fully booked and that I had to contact easybook.... anyway no hotels were available so 5 of us had to sleep in the car! what a nightmware.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

Of course it's not a hotel with amazing amenities and services, but if you look for a simple and cheap place just for a few nights, near the city centre (but sillent), this hostel is perfect.
We just have stayed 2 nights but the couple who work there were extremely nice and friendly, puting us at ease to use the kitchen and lent us DVD's :)

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Yes, we also had a hitch with the rooms on arrival but that looks like it was the internet website rather than the B&B itself.

Yes, the rooms aren't the lap of luxury but they ARE clean and well maintained.

We had a real mix of guests and found that, although the place may be more geared up to twenty-somethings who are looking for a 'relaxing' weekend in Amsterdam, the people at the hotel were very approachable and very flexible and offered help and advice that you simply wouldn't get in an impersonal hotel.

Don't try this one if you want a pristine hotel but do try it if you want a central location and a place where you can make yourself at home.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I would definitely come back and stay here again.. the rooms are lovely and spacious and clean.. Staff are friendly, so helpful and breakfast is great..
Location is central, and in walking distance of the central station, really easy to get around and find most things!
Thanks David and co for making our stay so much fun!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

Upon Arrival
My wife and I have been to Amsterdam on many occasions. We booked on-line and read these reviews first before checking out any other travel references. I wish we had read Trip Adviser first.
We arrived at 16.30 to be greeted by a post-it note on the door telling us to ring 2 mobile numbers in order to get in! We were not happy. After 30 minutes of trying to find a telephone box, we decided to try knocking again. This time, a man opened the door to us who looked a little dazed and confused to put it lightly. Eventually he let us in and we met Balou? We got the same story about the credit card machine being broken and he suggested we get cash or write our details down for it to be faxed through. We kicked off and wanted to cancel. He added that we'd still have to pay 90% of the cost of the room, but we still kicked off. By the end, he agreed to ring our card details through and get the payment approved. The room we booked on the internet was 80 Euros. He charged us £85. City Tax he said.
Accommodation
I have stayed in some questionable venues,as this place was one of the cheapest, I wasn't expecting the Hilton. However, the room was absolutely disgusting. The bed sheets hadn't been washed, the window had a net curtain that didn't fit and no curtains and the bathroom floor was filthy. We didn't sleep much as all the floors creaked and you could hear conversations from the rooms adjacent. The morning after a restless night, we both discovered bites on us. I'm itching now thinking about it.
We left our keys with the man we first met and left vowing never to return. This ranks as the worst hotel we have ever stayed at.
AVOID IT.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Although the location was great, right on a canal, this only mattered if you had a room at the front. Our friends' room was at the back and was horrible. The curtains didn't fit and were hanging off; dirty towel in the bathroom; stains on the bedclothes - yuck!!!

The staff seemed really nice when we arrived and offered us iced water, but then said the credit card machine had broken so we had to pay cash (before we'd even seen the rooms - stupidity on our part). The next morning there was no-one around, so we couldn't even leave our bags in a locked room and had to lug them around with us. Have emailed the travel company to complain - but I won't hold my breath......

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 330, 1012 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Ranked #272 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 14

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