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“Good enough for the price they charge” 3 of 5 stars
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Singel 69, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #218 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Good enough for the price they charge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

It's a small hotel but it has a lift, which helped with my many bags, and a reasonable breakfast. The receptionist was really helpfull and gave me a lot of information about the region and about the attractions that I wanted to vist. The room is really, really small and the bathroom is out of the room. The hotel is located in the Red Light District which I thought was pretty cool! The only problem is that many young hosted there arrived during all night drunk and doing much noise including of vomiting in their bathrooms. The apartaments are NOT soundproof.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

At first arriving, the hostel seemed pretty good. The location is central and close to the Grand Centraal Station, although the downside was that it was close to a lot of coffeeshops. The main building, where the front desk is, was in a modern building with A/C (which was nice on a hot summer day). However, when they gave us the keys to our room (4-bed with shared bath), they told us our room was in a separate building on the other side of the back street. This second building had NO A/C (even though they advertised A/C in the hostel's website) and had one window that looked over the hallway. Because of this, there was no flow of air. Even when it was cool outside in the evenings, it was hot and stagnent in the room. There was also a brothel right next to the second building where our room was at. The people staying in the rooms around us were EXTREMELY LOUD all night long. They were slamming doors, yelling, and running up and down the stairs until 4 in the morning. The walls are paper thin, so every little noise shook our entire room. Even with my ear plugs, I could not sleep due to the noise. The front desk clerk came and told them to quiet down, but unfortunately it did not help much.

I would NOT recommend to stay at this hostel, nor in this area of town. Sure, it is central, but it's too full of your typical American weed-smoking tourists that are just looking to party. If you're going to Amsterdam for its history and architectural beauty, I would recommend staying elsewhere and paying more for a nicer stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Rather expensive for what I thought was a youth hostel but is more like a hotel. Awesome amenities and breakfast as well as free wifi. Near the red light district and Ann frank house which is a good location

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Me and my husband just came back from a trip to Amsterdam and we stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. We had a double room, which in fact is a single with a large bed, but very uncomfortable. We barely could change clothes, the room is very very small. The bathroom instead was very clean and breakfast was great (good coffee, eggs, cheese, ham, sweets). Good, but make sure if you stay longer, you choose a better hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Awesome Place. Rooms are clean, but a little small. Washrooms are also very small, especially the showers, but very clean.

Breakfast is also good. Location is awesome. People at the reception are very helpful and always willing to help. I walked throughout Amsterdam without any trams or cycle because of the location of this hostel, although i did land up walking a lot...

Overall a great and comfortable Stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

65€/night for a monks cell with bath and toilet on another floor??
I think this place is actually in multiple buildings. Based on other reviews they have some better rooms.
Great and cheap indo take away counter just 30m further down the street, away from main station!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Me and my wife stayed here for 1 night (thank God it was so short). I think its the worst hotel i have ever stayed in. It was very expensive for what you got. €150 for a double room.

It did actually have a double bed in it which was comfortable, but the rest of the room was very small and the toilet was tiny and looked more like something you would find in a road side motel. The room also had graffiti all over the wall, which is nice if your 15 years old i suppose.

It was also very noisy in the night, with people walking in and out of their rooms and doors slamming all night.

The breakfast was also very late, 8am, so we couldnt make it since we had to leave before that in the morning.

I guess its a nice hotel if you're a big group of young people and you just come to Amsterdam to party.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tourist Inn

Address: Singel 69, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 262
Also Known As:
Tourist Hotel Amsterdam
Brian Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Brian Amsterdam

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