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Hotel Abba
Overtoom 118-122, 1054 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #207 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Tustin, California
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“So-so experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Pros: great location, reception is great and helpful, a decent breakfast

Cons: shared bathroom, room reeked of tobacco smoke, TV not even worth turning on (not that big of a deal though), and quality of rooms clean but not quality, also not many outlets

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stayed here for four nights, travelling alone. The staff were friendly and helpful when checking in. The first night, the shared bathroom was dirty, urine on the seat, toilet unflushed, no toilet paper (the bathroom was shared between two rooms) but I had arrived about 10pm, was tired and just went to bed. If I had complained it probably would have got cleaned, as it was cleaned the next day, and when the people in the other room had left it stayed clean. So it really is down to luck as to whether you get someone dirty sharing the bathroom, rather than poor housekeeping. The room was very basic, but very clean. A small complaint about the room was the TV reception was poor, and there was no remote control, but as I was out most of the day this was not really a problem.
The dining room and reception were clean and bright, and the breakfast was great, a buffet with a good choice on offer.
There were some steep steps up to the hotel, and to the upper floors, I didn't find this a problem as I only had hand luggage, but something to be aware of if you have cases.
The walls were thin, on the last night I was kept awake by a group of lads shouting and slamming doors so I would be wary of staying there at busier times, or next time I would recommend buying earplugs! Having said all this though, I paid just £35 or so per night for the room so cannot really complain too much.
It was in a great location, 5-10 minutes walk from town, and a tram stop to and from the station right outside the hotel. There is a supermarket underneath the hotel and a nightshop across the road. All in all I would recommend this hotel as it is cheap and a fantastic location.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed here for the third time recently. Glad to see that nothing had changed. Staff friendly and helpful as always. Discovered what I should have done before, which is that it's easier to book directly through their website than do it via booking.com, who managed to leak my credit card details the last time I used them. Couldn't get a room for my entire stay, and the other hotel, while pleasant enough, made me appreciate things like Abba's breakfast the more.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I was slightly apprehensive to be staying in a 'budget' hotel, however I needn't have been worried. The reception area was welcoming, the rooms were basic but very clean, and the bathroom was also really decent (with a new shower curtain). So we were happy as soon as we arrived. Our double bed was made with pristine white sheets, and towels were provided.

The location of this hotel is brilliant. A supermarket and ATM just downstairs, a tram stop directly opposite, and a five minute walk to Leidesplein.

The only downside for us was that we found the bed extremely hard, and the pillows very firm, however this is surely personal preference. We did not make it to breakfast so cannot comment on this, but based on our overall experience we would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Abba Hotel is well located, it is not in the center, but walking distance. Perfect if you don't like the confusion and noise of a busy downtown! If you don't like to walk either, than trams are available right at the doorstep!
Is also easy accessible from the airport, either by train/ tram or by direct bus (197) to Leidsplein.
The staff is friendly: we arrived before check-in and the recepcionist was very nice, giving us some information and talking about daily life - Olá desde Portugal Bartak! (hope I have got your name correctly!)
The breakfast is really good! The breakfast room is very nice and clean and they offer a good range of food and beverages.
The rooms are comfortable and clean and most of all, warm (as we went in November)!
Overall, a very good value for money!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Murcia, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days with a friend. Hotel is easy to find, right outside leidesplein number 1 tram stop. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist, who sorted the confusion out (I made the booking with booking.com - I highly recommend avoiding this and booking directly through the hotel!) and gave us our room keys. The only negative point was dragging my suitcase up 3 flights of stairs, but you only have to do it once. The room was extremely clean for the price we paid, and the bathroom was spotless and only shared with 1 other room. Situated right above a supermarket it makes eating in extremely cheap! The location of the hotel itself was perfect, slightly outside the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam but within perfect walking distance to everything. (We did not have to tram or bus at all, only to the airport!) the staff are so helpful and give directions if needed. (Also the big jar of sweets on the counter are a bonus!) the breakfast was lovely, you couldn't expect more for what you pay for the hotel. Selection of cheese, ham, salami, bread, toast, eggs, lots of fruit & cereal, tea and coffee. The rooms were extremely clean and even cleaned daily, and the towels were replaced. Don't get me wrong- this place is not luxury. But it is brilliant value for money and is ideal for anyone looking for cheap accommodation and good location. Big thanks to the staff for a brilliant Amsterdam holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here ,very happy with the three beded room,beds where comfy, enjoyed the breakfast very much even better that it was a self service.
Would defo recommand and would come back again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Overtoom 118-122, 1054 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Abba is located in the center of Amsterdam with the Leidseplein, the night live area, only 5 minutes walk away. Also many of the museums are very close by, including the "VAN GOGH" & "RIJKSMUSEUM".Located in the center of world famous Amsterdam, the Abba hotel has been offering proper Dutch hospitality with a international touch for over 20 years. Our selection of over 36 rooms offers the perfect base to explore this wonderful city. All prices include a fabulous breakfast from 8am until 10am everyday. ... more   less 
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