First off: The reviews that harp on this place are probably made by uptight losers.
Second off: We booked this place because we had heard it was an 'experience' and that it wasn't as bad as it sounded. They were right.
The beds were basic but generally clean. The walls were old but the drinks were cheap. The bar downstairs was a great lounge area to meet other diverse young travelers. The location of this place was extremely safe and very convenient! We could walk to the main area of shops, Anne Frank's house, coffeeshops, the "I AMSTERDAM" sign, and even the train station if we wanted to. Just a very short tram ride to the Red Light District, and train station. The cheeky posters made this place what it is, an edgy budget hotel for people with a sense of humor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hans Brinker, the cheapest, the worst, the best..No swimming pool, no roomservice, no pick-up service, no bridal-suite, no gym, no spa,no bellboy but cheap rooms, a restaurant, a nice bar, a club, 24 hour reception and 500 beds. The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel is the famous budget hotel in the city centre Amsterdam. It's located between the canals with a 2 minute walk to the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and a 5 minute walk to the museums at Museumplein. Public transport is nearby the hotel: you can take the tram to every direction in Amsterdam within a 2 minute walk. From Amsterdam Central Station take tramline 1, 2 or 5 to the hotel (in approximately 10 minutes at stop Keizersgracht). This budget hotel can accommodate individuals, backpackers and groups (students, scholars etc.). The hotel has single, double and triple rooms and dorms up to 8 persons. Each room has a private bathroom and lockers for personal belongings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the spacious common area. There is a bar and an underground club, which is open every night till late. Free WIFI-access is available in the common areas. For the best stay in Amsterdam Hans Brinker provides tickets for many activities, bike rental, boat tours and other great deals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hans Brinker Hotel