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O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #80 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Charming hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very cute and charming hotel, in the middle of Amsterdam (you can easily walk to the central station). The staff was really nice and helpful. We (3 girls) stayed there 4 nights, affordable prices and although the shower was shared, it was very clean. Breakfast was nice too :)

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

if you just want a place to rest to explore the centre of Amsterdam, then this is ok. The service is ok, the rooms are ok, the price is ok. I looked around for other acco in the same area, and it all seems to be of that standard. The owner looked tired of his own establishment, and for the other staff, it was just a job, so don't expect too much of a welcoming or sharing of info. My room overlooked the canal and Oude Kerk, so it was drunken noise till early mornings if you wanted to keep your window open for some ventilation. The wi fi did not work. I will not stay there again, since there are other parts of Amsterdam that I discovered that are better value and utterly charming. If you want to be in the central area, this is one of many such establishments you can choose from

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Anco hotel is right in the middle of everything, in the heart of the red light district. The staff is very helpful and friendly, they will give you the 411 on all that you can do and where to go.
The hotel itself is secure and clean. My room was a single private room with shared bath, it was small yes but it worked perfectly because I just used it to rest and sleep. By the way, it had the best mattress I've ever slept in! At 75 Euros per night the room came with breakfast included which is served between 9 and 11 am. The only down side is the walls are paper thin so you will hear everything specially at night but it will eventually wind down, having said this I did have a very quiet and restful night.

Room Tip: Book in advance, it is a small hotel and it gets booked quite fast!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlingame, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Good value in a clean and well maintained budget hotel near Central Station in the Red Light district. Showers and toilets are shared for most of the rooms, but rooms have individual sinks. Front rooms have charming views over the canal to the Oude Kirk; other rooms lack a view, but are quiet. The rooms that are accessible by stairs behind the reception when it is open are only accessible by ascending to the top floor and then descending the back staircase after 10 PM. The front desk staff (Dennis, Dave) are friendly and helpful, as are owners Josef and Karl, and Carlos kept the room clean and stocked with towels. Breakfasts included ham, cheese, and eggs. I needed a taxi for my return flight and Karl was up before the scheduled breakfast time to give me coffee and to be sure the taxi arrived.

The reason I assigned 4 stars instead of 5 was that they were having ongoing WiFi problems both times that I stayed there during a 2-week period, and internet was accessible for only a couple hours in the mid-morning during weekdays. For those who rely on the internet for travel information (sights, venues, schedules, email, flight updates, etc.) you will want to check before booking to be sure that the WiFi is working. Cell phones that also depend on WiFi (instead of exorbitant roaming charges) worked only to place calls when WiFi was inoperative.

Room Tip: Front rooms have charming views over the canal to the Oude Kirk; other rooms lack a view, but are qu...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

As is the case with all things in Amsterdam, space is at a premium and any budget or reasonably priced options translate into small rooms. That is the case with the Anco Hotel - small rooms but if you aren't planning on spending a lot of time in the room then it shouldn't be a big deal. The staff at Anco were very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast was good with basic options. The bathroom and shower were shared one floor above mine and I never had an issues getting in when I needed to. The location of the hotel is great for easy access to Damrak, Central Station, red light district, numerous restaurants and assorted bars and clubs.

On the down side there was a lingering smoke smell in the room and the stairs can be very noisy and creaky at night. I also had issues with a "neighbour" who kept their TV volume up way too loud.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The hotel was a good value for the money spent. The location is ideal, right in the center of everything. The room was small and very basic, but clean.
After reading the reviews before my trip I thought it would be a little more like a hotel, but really it's like a very clean hostel or B&B. The rooms are clean, and the bed was comfortable, but it doesn't have all the accomodations you would expect from a hotel (private bath, shampoo/soaps, hair dryer, etc). However, they put on a nice breakfast, and have a small bar on-site as well.
One drawback, you need to leave a 20 Euro deposit for the key, which you get back when you check out. If you're like me, I checked out and went right to the airport - not ideal.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the front street/canal can be loud - I was on the 3rd floor facing the Oude Kirch a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice small city hotel. Very helpful and good staff. CLEAN and 2mins for Red Light District and Dam Sq all within walking distance!!! Would definitely stay again but would pay the extra for another hotel if I was going with my partner (that doesn't mean this hotel was bad in any way)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anco Hotel

Address: O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#50 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Anco Hotel Amsterdam

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