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Acostar Hotel
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kerkstraat 45-49, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #224 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Vaals, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Location is perfect and that's all...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The location is perfect but the room was tiny. The room our friends stayed in was even tinier! They couln't even walk around the bed. We stayed for one night only, so we didn't have any luggage. But there's no place for a suitcase! Wen we arrived it was very hot in the room. We opened a window but you could't leave it open at night because of the noise. The modern bathroom was ok but the smell wasn't... Breakfast was good though.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cambrils, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The rooms very but very dirty. There was mosquitos smashed on the walls. The rooms stinks.
The receptionist didn't have any idea whatsoever about places, directions, etc.
The internet doesn't work at all in the room.
The worst thing of the hotel was that they didn't change the towels. I went downstairs to ask in a nice way to do it when I was going out all day to visit the city. My surprise when i came back that they didn't change it. I asked again and the receptionist didn't do anything.
I would never recommend it at all not even for the price cause it was expensive.
Just one thing is good wich is the location

Room Tip: Please keep searching. Trust me this is not quality.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Location: Perfect, just in the middle between Leidsplein and Dam square. A lot of shops nearby, restaurants and hangout places.
Street is quiet after 10-11 pm

Room: Booked 3 months in advance and got one of the smallest rooms in the hotel on the 4th floor with no elevator.
Basically you get a place to sleep, a toilet and a shower. Barely any place to stand and even put the luggage.
The guy at the counter said it's normal for Amsterdam cause they give away the biggest rooms for early booking. The room smelled a bit like bad sewage.
Building is old = paper thin walls, if you have trouble sleeping you should bring earplugs.

Breakfast: Basic but more then worthy of the price.

Staff: extremely nice, helpful and polite.
Didn't have an extra blanket we asked but that's not really up to the staff.

Value for money: you get a basic room with in a comfortable location for a low price.

If you're young and don't mind the stairs - worth a look, just book as early as possible.
If you're older and can't climb to the 4th floor I would avoid staying here.

Room Tip: Prefer lower floors - stairs are very steep Rooms that end with "6" are the smallest - ab...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Just back from a 4 night stay at this hotel. I can honestly say it is the smallest and most unappealing place i have ever stayed. The room was extremely small i would imagine you had more space in a jail cell!!! The carpet looked like it hadn't been hoovered since it was put down, the staff are apparently on hand 24 hours a day which they spend looking at you as you come and go like a piece of dirt! Amsterdam is a lovely place with lots to see and do but if your after a nice hotel to relax in after seing the sights this is not the place to stay. My advice is do not book a room at this hotel you would be better to buy a cardboard box and live in it!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rehovot, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for 5 nights and it is the BEST Hotel ever we did stay in Amsterdam:
Clean, cosy, not expensive and wonderful people at the desk.
The street, Kerkstraat 45, is just around the corner of the Leidschestraat, 2 min. walking to the Leidscheplein and 8 min. walk to the Kalvenstraat.
We will be back for sure!!

Room Tip: There is no elevator ( the building is a restored old Dutch home), so, if it will be hard for you, a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

very basic rooms...not my hotel of choice but stayed for two nights on a stag do. Sadly my room was robbed on the second day and money taken out of my wallet. There was no safe so I couldn't put it anywhere else. My room wasn't broken into forceably so Houdini must have been in the next room!! A few others in our party were also robbed.Made it a very damp end to an excellent weekend... The hotel staff were very unhelpful and rude, instead of being sympathetic they just played on the downside of calling the police, the waiting, the reports...you might miss your flight ...the everything!! AVOID AVOID AVOID! you have been warned...

Room Tip: don't go there...get a room somewhere else!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Acostar. Its situated in a very accessible area within walking distance of the happening Leidsplein square. The staff were friendly and helpful. The front desk is manned 24 hours. We were able to keep the luggage in storage before we checked in so we could go out to the city. Stairs are a bit steep but I guess that true for most of Amsterdam. As there is no lift you have to be fit to access upper floors! Rooms were small but there was space around the bed. There were problems in the bathroom - as the shower is not separated off the whole floor gets wet when showering, there was a leak in the shower mixer, but overall it worked out well.
Value for money. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kerkstraat 45-49, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
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Ranked #224 of 323 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Acostar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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