I traveled alone to Amsterdam for the first time this past summer and chose this hotel based on reviews, price and location. All reviews noted this place worthy if not great, the price was VERY affordable and the location optimal as it was centered in the old city and convenient to all things local and touristy-whatever your tastes. The hotel offered a very friendly staff, old charm decor, and an onsite friendly German Shepherd if you find yourself missing your pets like I did. They also provided a tasty "serve yourself" complimentary breakfast in a quaint dining room overlooking a canal. The room I stayed in was a single with a twin bed and shower. It was very clean! Their only downside was they didn't have an elevator or lift and their stairs are very steep (remember you'll have luggage!) and I stayed on the 2nd floor of the 3? story building, but this is commonplace amongst hotels in the old city. There was no A/C, but they had a fan in the room and the night temperature even in mid July was quite comfortable. I also took advantage of their onsite bike rental. I had a great trip and am looking forward to visiting again next year and staying there again.