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“Defo not the worst hostel in the world” 4 of 5 stars
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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Kerkstraat 136 - 138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #97 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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“Defo not the worst hostel in the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Even though they call themselves as the worst hostel in the world, I disagree. Far from being the best thou. A bit noisy but the what I liked the most was that the bathroom was inside the rooms and the biggest room could fit 6 people maximum. Breakfast was not the best but I could get full.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the ground floor, are definitely the noisiest ones
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Hi,

We do have dorms up to 8 people as well. For breakfast, we also serve freshly made pancakes, several kinds of bread and spreads, fruit, yoghurt, cereals, boiled eggs and coffee and tea.

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a great time at this place. The breakfast was awesome and the dinners and drinks were a great value. The room was spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful. My 2 20-something kids and I were on a 6 city trip and only stayed in one hostel. I wish we would have booked more because if all hostels were like this, then we would have had a lot more fun and met friends from all over the globe.It is so easy to meet others, compared to the hotels because of the way they have their common area. I must warn you tho, you need to bring your own hairdryer and shampoo. Also the towels are pretty tiny! All in all an EXCELLENT value for the low cost.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi!

Thank you so much for your great review! Lovely to read you had the best stay at our hotel!! We hope to welcome you again soon in Amsterdam and at our hotel!!

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Simply put this is a hostel not a hotel. It isn't bad for a hostel but as a hotel it's awful. Breakfast was pretty basic. The shower leaked through the bathroom and there was a smell of sewerage coming from the drain. The bunk beds had no rails or ladders which was rather annoying. Convenient location though.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi!

We are a BUDGET hotel, which means a really basic hotel, but with everything you need during a fantastic stay in Amsterdam: we have clean rooms with ensuite bathrooms, a bar, a restaurant, an underground club, free wifi at the bar, 24 H reception and free continental breakfast.

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed here with 4 mates for one night last weekend. We were slightly worried with some reviews but weren't planning on spending much time in the hotel so was just a place to rest our heads after a night out.
We arrived and went to use the toilets downstairs which were full of sick not a good start but we checked in at 14:00 and the room was clean and sufficient for what we needed (Toilet, Shower, lockers and bed).The luggage room was very handy saved us carrying bags around (before & after check in/out time). We had a 6 bed room for 5 of us and were told that someone would be put in the room at some point I don’t think the person was impressed when 5 drunk lads came in at 430am.

Overall location is fairly good although the tram line nearby is currently being refurbished. The room was pretty clean and done the job and you really can’t complain for the money you pay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi!

Thanks for your review! Great to read you had a fantastic time in Amsterdam and you enjoyed staying at the Hans Brinker Hotel! Indeed the nearest tram stop is currently not in use, but you can reach our hotel by tram 5, 16, 24 and 25 and get out at stop Keizersgracht. From there it's a 5min walk to the hotel!

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The staff of the hostel is very nice, and the happy hour is amazing, they also have their own bar downstairs so if you don't want to go out the you just stay in and still have a nice time. They clean the rooms every day at 10 am so if you're planning on sleeping you're just out of luck. It's not the nicest hostel there is but it's pretty cheap and has and amazing location and its huge.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi!

Thanks for your comment! Did you enjoy our daily Happy Hour as well?

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is not so bad as i was expected...it is very central,rooms are small but clean every day,breakfast buffet is perfect and you have a feeling that you are back again to the university.It is the perfect choice for the Expensive city of Amsterdam..!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi! Thanks for your review! Funny you thought about campus life at our hotel!

We hope you did enjoy your stay and will come back when visiting Amsterdam again!

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Dirty, bad service, poor Wi-Fi,cold rooms, dirty toilet...but, do you want something else for Amsterdam ?
Great location, loose feeling all the time, friendly & cool employers, cool club in the Basement, interesting people....
Reeeeally bad, but feels great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HansBrinkerAms, Manager at Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi,

Our bedrooms and bathrooms get cleaned every day, but when you share a room with other people, they can get the place dirty after cleaning.

See you again for your next visit to Amsterdam?

Greetings,

Hans Brinker
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Address: Kerkstraat 136 - 138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hans Brinker Budget Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 500
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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