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“Good Hostel, recommend!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Hortus
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plantage Parkln. 8, 1018 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #180 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Piracicaba, SP
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“Good Hostel, recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A hostel well located and with a great service. All speak English. The hotel is near to supermarkets and good pubs. I have no complaint. Would I stay at this location again. I recommend!

Um albergue bem localizado, e com um ótimo atendimento. Todos falam inglês. O hotel fica proximo a supermercados e bons bares. Não tenho nenhuma reclamação. Voltaria a me hospedar neste local novamente . Recomendo!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I think they should change their name to B+B Hortus because that would better describe the establishment. Ran by an American couple who, at first, seemed friendly and helpful but then later became quite rude and ignorant. When my friend confronted them about a rat he saw in our room, they were reluctant to discuss it and treated it as not a big deal. Rooms are tiny with bunk beds and a shower; there was a communal toilet in the corridor. Location was fairly central however Amsterdam is only an average size city with all its attractions spread around the map so, wherever you are, you are a quick tram ride away from where you want to go. Would have found this place acceptable if i was paying hostel prices but not hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Den Hoorn, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

the hotel has a very good location, close to the center and the central station. it's more an hostel than an hotel: empty, small little rooms with shared toilet (just shower and sink are private). the common places are big but sad, as the breakfast. the stuff is kind but nothing more than this. the only positive thing is that it is quite cheap for Amsterdam standard, even if not in absolute terms. if you only need a place where to drop off your luggage and sleep for few hours, it is ok.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

First of all, please note that I didn't pay too much for this hotel. So I am not going to compare this to a Hilton in my review.

The staff and the manager were all friendly. The showers and the toilet was clean all the time, this is really good for a hostel/b&b.

The breakfast was good - at least good when hungover! They even prepare omelets and scrambled eggs.

The room was tidy. We booked a room for two but given a room for 6! but only two of us stayed, no additional guests. There are fire/smoke alarms in the rooms but their level of tolerance is quite high in my experience, you can smoke in the rooms easily.

You can also hire bicycles and when you ask the guys there what to do, where to go, they are really helpful.

Location is also quite central. I think it took us 10 minutes to walk to the train station and 15-20 minutes to the Harlem Straat. So quite a good location. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful.

I guess it deserves 4 stars for the money I paid.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This hotel was very basic- more of a hostel than a hotel. There was a shared bathroom and shower, both were clean. The staff was friendly, but getting help/answers was often difficult and time consuming. The location was ok- an easy tram ride from the central station. The ceiling tiles in our room were filthy. The wifi did not reach our room even though we were on the first floor near the lobby. The breakfast was free and there was free coffee as well which was nice. The hotel had bikes that were available to rent which made it easier than finding a company- it was 16 euro for 24 hours- this included insurance and a bike lock.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed in a double room with a sink and shower which was great although it said private bathroom on our booking and the toilet was still shared with 3 other rooms. Also the room was quiet dirty when we arrived. There was also a safety deposit box in our room so our valuables felt safe. Wifi reached the rooms but was a bit temperamental at the beginning of our stay until fixed. Breakfast had a good selection consisting of cereal, toast and eggs but drink was limited only to tea. Kitchen was well stocked for our needs. Quiet location, about 20 minutes walk away from the centre.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Kingswinford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Found it nice and easily after a 15-20 minute walk from central station. Nice quiet location 15 minutes from the bars and restaurants.

Being 9 lads on a stag do all we needed was somewhere to lay our heads at night! Beds Comfy, shower and sink in the room did the job, toilets 5 paces from room door! Stairs were very steep but seemed to be easily manageable even after a nights full of drinking. Breakfast included was perfect for us. Continental style, salami, bread, cereals etc

All in all would recommend this hotel for travellers, back packs and stag/hen dos. Probly would recommend for familys looking for family friendly hotels.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Plantage Parkln. 8, 1018 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Ranked #180 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Hortus 1*
Number of rooms: 33
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