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“This Hotel is scary and dirty!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mevlana
Nieuwenzijds Voorburgwal 160, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #268 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“This Hotel is scary and dirty!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My best friend and I (two females) went on a 3 day trip to Amsterdam and even the first night in that "Hotel" were almost unbearable.
We were in an 8 bed room and everything was really cramped, the beds were not even 30 cm away from each other, in the morning the smell was super bad because the room was so small and there were too many people in there. The bathroom was very dirty and were never cleaned, the beds were uncomfortable and the only way to be able to sleep a little was with ear buds and a sleeping mask. The staff was very unprofessional, and they would be quite unhelpful when asking for cups or plates for the breakfast we had to buy ourselves. You can buy snacks there but it's only sweet stuff and lemonades that must have been there for ages.
They don't really check who belongs to the hotel and sometimes creepy and sketchy people hang out there.
All in all: the rooms are disgusting and not even bearable for backpackers trying to stay at a cheap place. It seems unsafe and you feel sick after using the bathroom or spending more than 10 minutes in the room!
But the location is pretty cool... Not recommended for more than one night.

Stayed February 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights, with a large group of friends. While the rooms are clean enough we found it a lot of effort staying here, having to move rooms for the second night, and if we had've extended our stay, we would have had to move again. The staff seemed friendly and the facilities were again fine but basic. After moving to another hostel (and walking round many more!) the price seemed to be average as well, with some hostels charging a lot more, and some charging slightly less.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Super cheap, excellent location just 10 mins from station/5 from Dam square, staff very polite and always helpful. Would not recommend for elderly tourists as the steps are incredibly narrow and a fall from the 4th floor would be lethal. Other than that everything absolutely perfect!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

They charged me for a 4 person room then suddenly another guest walks in, small prison like rooms says hotel but its worse than a hostel, when i complained staff didnt care, the 1st room stunk off urine 2nd room had no toilet i could go on all night about this place but its not worth the review

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Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Thing is it is located in such a great place, you have access to most of the attractions, walking distance to and from Amsterdam Centraal and there is a tram stop in front of the hotel. Cons, well, safety is one, like a comment mention anyone can access in the dorm area (not directly inside dorm rooms unless you leave it unlocked) , the receptionist doesn't check if the people they buzz in are guests so I think that's the issue and there are quite a few shifty people around the area and inside who stay in there as well. Besides that the cleanliness was also a factor but not a major one as it is so cheap. I'm not that particular about cleanliness as it was manageable but it could use improvements. Other than that, the staff are really nice and it's cheap but I highly doubt I will be staying there again. If you plan to stay a night or 2 then it should be alright but any longer I'd say pay a little extra and look elsewhere and for just girls staying I wouldn't say it's the safest places!! :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bremen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Woke up one night at 2:30am to a hand above my face attempting to steal my jacket which was next to my head! This was one of the most scariest life experiences I have ever had. The security allow access for anyone to enter the rooms from the street. I watched as this person moved from bed to bed in the dark as my roommates were sleeping. When I warned the staff about the incident the next day, they actually yelled at my face for making up lies about the security at their hotel. I later found out several people had things stolen that night. Stay away from this hotel please! I wouldnt wish for anyone to go through the experience that I endured here.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwenzijds Voorburgwal 160, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #268 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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