Having stayed here on around 7 occasions, my latest trip maintains my love of this little place. If you get off the train at the Centraal Station you will be in the Hotel within 5 mins (walking). Now as the title says it is basic, you get a bed a cupboard a mirror and a sink. You have to share the shower and toilet with others on your floor. It has always been clean though. Yes sometimes it can bee pretty noisy, but if you stay anywhere in central Amsterdam in the thick of it it's going to be noisy. However its not extreme. The location is fantastic your ar close to anything and everything that is a must do and see in Amsrterdam. If it's a weeks peace relaxing in comfort and luxury then go elsewhere, though if you want a cheap place for 3 or 4 nights to put your head down smack bang in the middle of the action then this is for you. There is a bar downstairs (public) and its a great place to start your day or night, also a great place of info and advice if you've never been to Amsterdam before. Just ask at the bar.