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“Hotel Hortus” 4 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 #195 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Hotel Hortus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

*****STAY 2006*****

I stayed in this hotel in March, 2006. It was my first time leaving USA and this was the hotel we chose. We had no idea how to get there and just as luck had it someone who worked for the hotel was asking travelers in the subway station if they need a place to stay. We stayed in this hotel for 11 days and it was more than enough for what we had to spend. We met a lot of great people here and I would totally suggest staying here to anyone traveler 18-21. We had a fun time with the workers named Nick and Jada. Our stay for 11 days for 3 people including breakfast.....$75 USD.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here on a trip around Europe between 16th and 18th June 2014. It had a very hostel-like feel about it and we had a great time. The bathroom and bedroom were both clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was filling. We were able to come and go as we pleased and we felt as though we were in a very safe area. Hotel Hortus is in a fantastic location and for the good price you are able to walk into the centre of Amsterdam (and in fact all parts of Amsterdam) very quickly, you won't even need to use trams if you don't mind walking. The staff were really helpful and spoke great English. When we arrived we had to leave our bags in the corridor which we didn't feel 100% comfortable with as anyone could have taken something from them and they weren't in a locked room. The breakfast consisted of coffee or tea, bread, jams, spreads and croissants. An important thing to consider is what kind of trip you are undertaking. I would certainly recommend Hotel Hortus to travellers wanting a quiet, safe and comfortable stay, people coming to Amsterdam for the obvious reasons with friends, and anyone wanting a cheap place to stay. Nonetheless, if you're travelling for a more waited upon holiday, spend a bit more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hotel Hortus is the ideal place for a stay in Amsterdam, all the staff here are very welcoming and informative and cannot do enough to help you. Breakfast is a bonus which not many other places include in the price, and is really good. We rented bikes from the hotel and the price was much cheaper than all of the other prices we saw (10 euros compared to average of around 15 elsewhere) and the bikes were really high quality and faultless. The staff guided us on how to get here we wanted to go and made suggestions on nice places to go.

Rooms are very spacious, beds very comfy. Would happily recommend anyone to stay here of all ages.

Stayed June 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed there from 13th to 16th June 2014. Can't fault the place. Cheap clean and excellent location. On arrival the guy from Oakland on the front desk was very helpful and drew on a map for us the best places to go. The other american guy ordered a pizza for us and brought it to the room. Rooms were very clean and the shower was great. The location is excellent, 5 minute walk from the red light district and if you go here you should try food at Rembrandts Corner. Really really nice. We went round Central station area of Amsterdam and we really didn't like it. Hortus is located in a quiet street near some good shops and as I say quite close to the red light. Were going back to Dam in June next year and I won't even look for anywhere else I will be booking Hortus.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Corwen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A friend and I recently returned from a 2 night stay at Hotel Hortus, we stayed in a private twin room on the ground floor and it was a lot more than I expected. The place was extremely clean and the beds were so comfy. Our room had a sink, tv, wardrobe and an electronic safe.

Communal toilet and shower were very clean. Staff really friendly and helpful. If I were to stay in Amsterdam I would definitely stay again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I spent a night in Amsterdam and stayed at the hotel. Had a tough them finding the place, not very accurate information by google map. But its really easy to locate if you take the Tram No 9 from Amsterdam Central and stop at Artis. The hotel is abt 3 mins walk from there.

Very friendly staff. Our room came with breakfast but since we were leaving early the next day, they allowed us to have breakfast when we arrived. Before we checked in.

They gave us tips on the moving around Amsterdam. The environment is cosy and informal.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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eastbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

the hortus is a basic hostel style accomodation, perfect for a few nights.
we had a room for 4, which had 3 bunk beds shower and sink. the rooms where a good size and clean.
location is good and near the tram or a short walk to the attractions.
breakfast was good, but basic, toast, hams, cereals, hot drinks etc.
the staff at hortus made us welcome and felt very comfortable comming and going, with no cerfew!
great place to stay on a budget.

Room Tip: stairs to top floor are very steep.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Plantage Parkln. 8, 1018 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Ranked #195 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Hortus 1*
Number of rooms: 33
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