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Hotel Abba
Overtoom 118-122, 1054 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #217 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Sollentuna, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Sufficient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there two nights. It's quite far from the central train station if you go by foot (and I did not really appreciate the tram ride either) but it is rather close to many attractions including canals, restaurants, bars, shop, grocery stores and bike rental stores. The breakfast offered was very good and had a wide enough variety of food.

We had a private two-bed room with shared bathroom. The latter is only shared with a 'corridor' mate, but ours apparently smoked some green stuff in his/her room and we could definitely smell it in the corridor. Other than that it was totally fine for us as a place to sleep. There was a balcony with a view of the interior 'garden' (it's actually a grocery store's roof with weeds growing on top), the room had a TV and a few power outlets to charge electronic devices. There was also a table with two chairs.

If you want to save some money for food, right between the two entrances for the hotel is located an Albert Heijn where you can buy cheap food instead of eating out (truth is you will probably notice the store before finding the hotel!).

They offer storage for your luggage and you are pretty close to Vondelpark, which is a good thing for people like me who sometimes need a bit of peace with grass and trees, because that city was very... tonic when I visited it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. For those travellers who do not require five-star luxury and just a place to lay their head at night in a central location, this is truly a place you need to check out. I've tried a few times to get a room here, but they have always been full so it's important to plan your trip in advance - unlike myself who always decides at the last minute, which is a real pity - and get yourself a room here.
The last time I stayed was the beginning of the summer period in Amsterdam. I ended up taking a taxi because I had travelled from Australia to Amsterdam and just wanted to get there, but the tram stops at the front door on the Overtoom (Tram 1) and this tram goes all the way to Centraal Station through Leidseplein. It really is a great location.

The room was small and comfortable, the bed was great and I really needed it after 27 hours on the go. I decided on a private facilities room, just my personal preference, but you can save even more money by having shared facilities. From what I could see, no more than 3 or 4 other rooms share the same facilities anyway. It's really not that bad.

Very friendly staff, though be aware, this is a smoker-friendly hotel, as a non-smoker, this was uncomfortable for me, but the room didn't smell, I just had to find my way through the smoke in the reception area, unfortunately, this was the one and only thing that stopped me giving it an "Excellent" rating, but again, it was just my personal opinion, and you may think that a smoky area is fine. It certainly doesn't make it any less of a great hotel in an awesome location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My partner and I stayed for 5 nights and found it to be quite average. Here are some pointers:

- Room was relatively clean
- Toilet was relatively clean
- House keeping every day
- No airconditioning which made it very stuffy in the room. Had to open a window to sleep but the noise from the main street was unbearable affecting the quality of our sleep.
- Safe location and a supermarket is right next door
- Friendly staff
- Right opposite the tram and very close to some famous museums and Vondellpark is just around the corner

Overall our stay at Abba would have been more enjoyable if we didn't recieve a room facing the main street. Make sure to request for a room that doesn't face the street!

Stayed July 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a private room with shared toilet/shower.

I paid around £80 total for the 2 nights, which for the location is really good. It's right near Leidsplein which is a fantastic area to start adventures, as well as being 3 mins walk to Vondlepark which is absolutely gorgeous.

Bed was nice and comfy, bedroom had a fan which was hugely appreciated, and the shower was nice and strong.

Nothing to complain about at all! Thanks for having me.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for one week. I chose a single room with a shared bathroom. The hotel Abba is near the Vondel Park and Van Gogh Museum so the position it is very good. There is a stop bus in front of the hotel and the tram number 1 go directly from the hotel to the center and the station (the price is 2.80 euros and you can buy the ticket on the tram or buy a card that is cheaper). The room was small but very nice and clean. There is an excellent WIFI system free for all customers, The bathroom was ok and the shower very nice. This hotel have a lot of stairs and it is not adapt for old people or generally for people with heavy baggage. The first precipituos stairs are only to reach the reception and then you have to climb others spiral staircase (with small step). So good luck, but a very useful exercise to digest a beer. I paid 55 euro for each night, breakfast including. So i recommend this hotel to young people and couple. Good receptionists

Room Tip: More you stay at the top of the hotel, more are the stairs you have to climb!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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northern ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

hotel abba has to be the best value for money In Amsterdam that I have come across. it's ideally located so that you can start your day up in dam sq and work your way down to hitting the best night spots that are cheaper and friendlier. I've been to Amsterdam 13 times and always try to get a room in abba

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Split, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

You have to know that accommodation in Amsterdam is quite expensive so this hotel is the best ratio between investment and what you get for your money. Breakfast is quite good. Tram line no.1 is in front of hotel and it's great connection with city centre. Mattresses are very comfortable and good for sleeping. Staff is very helpful with information. Wifi also in covered very well in all hotel.
Room got some smoke smell but considering you are in Amsterdam it's not so big deal.
Stairs, so if you are older it's better that you are in good form. We used shared bathroom and it was smelly sometimes.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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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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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