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MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Orlyplein 1-67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #91 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“definitely would recommend this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Family holiday .Chose Meininger as it was reasonably priced and in a suitable location in the city.Staff were friendly and very helpful with anything asked of them . Rooms were quiet at night as hotel not located ni a nisy area. Handy for central station also and other public transport.

Room Tip: Would recommend this hotel. Near the station but not at all noisy.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our family of 3 stayed here for 2 nights on July 27th. This hostel was more like a hotel with modern amenities. The room was very clean, private and extremely quiet. This is the first time I have stayed at a hotel where the light from the hall and windows was totally blacked out at night! Wifi was complimentary and worked in the room as well as the common areas. The towels and soap/shampoo was complimentary as well and overall this stay was an extremely good value. The staff was very helpful in giving us helpful information for site seeing. We found the location to be perfect for our family. It was just one stop (about 12 min) from the airport and we could see the hotel as we were sitting on our train and so it was super easy to find from the station and just next door for ease of pulling luggage. We took the train to Central station downtown to enjoy the old world charm of Amsterdam with the canals and unique houses and museums. We were able to get away from all of the crowds at night to enjoy a nice rest and refreshment before returning the next day. The breakfast spread was amazing and a good value for the money. It was crowded, but efficient and we enjoyed being around such friendly travelers. We used the kitchen one night to heat some food we bought at the market at Central station for an inexpensive meal.

Room Tip: We stayed in a private room for 3 with our own bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed here for three days exploring the area of Amsterdam. The room was very clean with a modern twist. We did not get a chance to explore the kitchen area, but it seemed like a place to talk to people that you would normally not talk to and was very interesting! It is only a few minutes from the train station. Keep in mind, there are stairs (not a lot though!) to and from the station, so keep that in mind. There is also a bus and tram station outside the train station. The tram number 12 takes you directly to the museum area. You can take another tram to another area or explore.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here 3 nights in a four bed room with friends. Plenty of room, staff were friendly. They supply free washing and cooking facilities down stairs and wifi worked well from the room. Location was great just outside the city one train stop from Amsterdam central, hotel is literally right next to the station. I would highly recommend this place definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed here in June with some friends. Stayed in a 5 bed dorm with shared bathroom. It was clean, modern and had everything you would need. The free wifi was great. Good common room area and breakfast too.
Is a little way out of Amsterdam but if you are interrailing you can just use your pass to get into the centre and the train ran until 12/1 at night I think.
Overall had a good stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was excellent value. On the outskirts of Amsterdam right beside main railway station 1 stop from central Amsterdam ( 4 Euro return). Clean rooms (hostel style - basic, clean with en suite facilities). Despite having lots of school and coach parties, the room was quiet, clean, comfortable and in good order. Breakfast was good - continental buffet - eat what you like. Bar prices reasonable compared to other bars in Amsterdam. Good service from main desk staff. Left car in the car park for a week quite safely whilst we did a circular cycling tour. Would recommend to anyone on a budget.

Room Tip: Stayed on 3rd and 8th floor. Both equally good
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My friend and her family and I stayed here, July 8th to 10th, 2013. Even though there were tons of teenagers there, we had no problems. Our room had twin beds, and 2 bunk bed sets, so sleeping for 6 people. There were 5 of us-a couple and their kids 11 and 13, and myself, 50-something. Kids and I slept on the bunks. Everything was very clean and thre was A/C, which is unusual in European hotels. Lighting was't the best, though-just one ceiling light, which wasn't that bright. The bunks also had small lights in a wooden box. Beds were comfortable and clean.
There was a toilet in one room, a shower in a sep. room, and the sink between the two. There were also 7 cubbies you could lock your things in, too, but no lock provided.
Breakfast is 6 euro, which is fine, but no one asked us for proof of payment, so our last day, we just ate without paying. Location was pretty good-we took the bus and tram to the central station, to go to the Anne Frank House.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Orlyplein 1-67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Style and atmosphere of the hotelThe new MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West offers a very special atmosphere for your stay: people of all different ages and origins meet here in an unusually relaxed international atmosphere. They communicate with one another, relax, work or simply take a peaceful break. Opening July 2012.Unique aspects of the hotelWe have a breath of Amsterdam flair in store for you here, with distinctive art in the lobby. With a nod to the Old Masters, details from the great works of the golden age of painting are located throughout the hotel. The 232 comfortable non-smoker rooms offer an own bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer as well as a television and air conditioning. The hotel boasts spacious public areas such as lobby, bar and guest kitchen, in which use of W-LAN is free of charge. Our lavish all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet gives you the ideal start to your day and is available at a small extra fee. Cars can be parked in the hotel underground garage, also at a charge.Location of the hotel, surrounding area and sightsThe MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West lies in the corridor between city centre and Schiphol Airport, directly by the Sloterdijk transport hub. From here it is just a 5-minute ride with the urban railway to Centraal Station at the heart of the Old Town and ten minutes to Schiphol Airport, with Utrecht less than an hour away by train. Whether you want to travel round the canals, visit the Rijksmuseum, stroll through the flower market, have a stopover in a coffee shop or complete a business appointment, the Dutch metropolis receives its guests with welcoming openness. ... more   less 
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