Amsterdam has a real shortage of affordable accomodation that isn't seedy and/or downright dirty. Unless you are a backpacker or student who is happy to tolerate uncleaned rooms, dodgy toilets and generally uncomfortable surroundings; expect to pay at least 100 Euro a night on your room. And I'm probably low-balling there, to be honest.
But what about the average traveller that just wants a convenient and clean place to rest his or her head without busting the holiday budget? For that, options are limited in Holland's capital city. However, EasyHotel is an exception to that rule. It's not in the city center, but it's pretty darn close to it. EasyHotel is located in the trendy De Pijp neighborhood. In fact, you might even prefer De Pijp to the "Centrum". The neighborhood has its own impressive array of restaurants, bars, attractions and parks. (It also has some of Amsterdam's better coffeshops, if that's your thing.)
Clean, convenient, affordable and comfortable. This place is somewhat of a gem, actually.
Other reviewers have correctly pointed out how small the rooms are and that you're expected to pay for extras. All of that is true and could be a deal-breaker for those on extended stays or who are part of a large party. Considering what you get for the nightly base price, however, I honestly don't think the room size and extra costs are an issue. And for solo travellers, it shouldn't be a nuiscane at all.
I also found service to be very good and quite friendly. For example, I overslept on check-out day, but wasn't charged for late check out. My locker fee for temporary bag storage was also waived for no reason other than the front desk guy seemed to want to helpful and kind. Others have said that the front-desk service wasn't great. I was lucky and didn't encounter any of that, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility if you get a bad person on a bad day. Your mileage there may vary. Just treat whoever is working the front desk with kid gloves and be extra polite. You're likely to see reciprocation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique concept hotel offers small, simple rooms in the vibrant De Pijp district of Amsterdam. Museum Square is less than a 15-minute walk from easyHotel. Guests book a room only, and can then choose extras for an additional charge, such as TV, Wi-Fi and cleaning.Private bathrooms with a shower are standard in the air-conditioned rooms at easyHotel Amsterdam. A remote for the flat-screen TV can be rented at the front desk, where guests can also pay for access to the Wi-Fi, if they would like. The modern, bright rooms have limited under-bed storage and one coat/suit hanger with hooks.The RAI Convention Centre is a 15-minute walk away. Amsterdam easyHotel is a 10-minute walk from the Heineken Experience. The nearest tram stop is 100 yards away on the Ferdinand Bolstraat. It offers direct services to Amsterdam Central Station via trams 16 or 24. Bus and tram tickets can be purchased at the front desk.The property has a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, and snack and drink vending machines. ... more less
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