My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Hotel Internationaal in mid-September, 2010.
Small but big enough. The room contained a bed for two, a sink, a wardrobe, and a desk.
The room and bathroom were clean. Since smoking is allowed in the rooms there is a definite strong marijuana odor. The 2nd story room is nice since you can leave the windows open to air it out.
Bedroom has a sink with mirror. The single shared toilet on our floor was in its own small wc. The shared shower is in its own room. The shower room has only one shower but is large enough for multiple people to fit if you want to save time ;-). The shower room is lockable so you basically are showering in a private room. Great water pressure and plenty of warm water.
This hotel is in a great location above a bar. It is maybe a 5-minute walk from the main train station (though it took us about 30-minutes because we got lost so pay attention!). The hotel is right on the edge of the red light district as shown by the red lights that pop up out of the ground right in front of the hotel at night. We did not take any public transportation while in Amsterdam. We walked everywhere (Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, etc.) in roughly 30-minutes.
Stairs up to the rooms are very steep, almost vertical. Since the hotel is above a bar, you check in with the bartender (who was very nice). Annoying alarm would beep in the hallway every time we would exit our room at night to use the bathroom but it would turn off after a few seconds. Free wifi. Not easy to find a spot to hang a clothesline in the room if you are doing laundry in the sink. Noise from the bar/street below was as we expected and not too bad.
I recommend this hotel for budget-minded travelers who want a clean, conveniently-located place in Amsterdam.
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