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“Oldschool, pretty nasty, room smelled like pee” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Abba
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Overtoom 118-122, 1054 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #208 of 349 Hotels in Amsterdam
Riga, Latvia
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“Oldschool, pretty nasty, room smelled like pee”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guy at the front desk seemed cool, let us leave our luggage as they couldn't let us check in earlier than 3 pm.. We came back after 3 pm and went to our room.. Those steep stairs are annoying, and our room smelled like pee soooo bad! Nasty! Even opened windows didn't help! The shared bathroom and shower was ok, no problem with that, there were 3 different rooms on our floor, in the evening it smelled like weed so bad! Not sure if that was worth the price! Breakfast was ok and the other front desk guy let us use the printer to print our tickets. Other than that - if you book this place, try to stay out as much as possible.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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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Coimbra, Portugal
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We know this is a 1 star hotel so one can never compare it to 3, 4 or 5. Still, somethings are unacceptable like: no cleaning of rooms (I suppose there isn't enough staff to do all tasks so they just push the sheets of the beds up and I want to believe they change towels) and reception does no effort to make any changes (they just say "no" or "not possible bye"). Rooms close to the road are noisy because of the tram line (this is the first time I complain about the noise outsider in a low star hotel).
However, and because it is a 1 star hotel it is the best option for who just wants a place to sleep, take a shower and be close to everything. This hotel has a lot of advantages such as:
- Excellent location: tram stop is just on the exit/entrance of the hotel and takes you to the city center, dam, central station, flower market, and is near Rijks and Van Gogh's museum. You can go everywhere from there (even by foot). It's also near many restaurants, convenience stores, banks and grossery shops;
- Breakfast: good alternatives and good food for a 1 star hotel (even for many 3 stars hotels);
- Free wi-fi: very fast and all over the hotel (even in the tram stop you can have a bit of wireless);
- No curfew (you always keep the keys and can go into your room).

It's not a hotel for romance or for old or handycaped people. This is the right hotel for who wants to stay a few days, don't want to spend much and doesn't care with confort.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This means, for bing a hotel near the center, good location with cheap/reasonable price, so that get a double room. Shared bathroom. A non well function shower and a tourture beds. The worst bed I've ever slept, but I don't mind. It was clean once a day. A bit noise on weekend because there are rude young tourist. Get used to.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

位置很好,就位於tram station上,適合背包客,走路二十分鐘就可到市中心。價格算很划算還附早餐

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The location of this hotel could not be better. Breakfast was delicious. Very clean. Great balacony view. Had a great time stayng here and the grocery store right downstairs helped allot! I will stay here again. It is also right by Vondel Park.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Ranked #208 of 349 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Abba 1*
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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Also Known As:
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