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“Hostel, not hotel and not a good one at that” 1 of 5 stars
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Marnix Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marnixstraat 382, 1016 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #320 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Hostel, not hotel and not a good one at that”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The hostel (since I refuse to call it a hotel) is located in 2 separate buildings so standards might probably vary...
Nevertheless: the hostel is partially in renovation and for example there was bo water in one of the bathrooms. The windows open in only some of the rooms, so it's hot, stuffy and so on. Defonately no air conditioning.
The worst part was the hostel cancelled our reservation without any notice and althou we ended up arguing ourselves in anyhow, we has to pay more cash not to be homeless for the night.

Room Tip: Choose another hostel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say about the Maar-Nix. Fantastic hotel/hostel. Friendly staff, speedy check in, even got a discount at check in. Highly reccomend the Marnix stairs experience. Air con, safe balcony with view and spacious rooms with dressing area. Choice of various showers. Wake up siren. Will be booking again for next year.

  • Stayed August 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Wow! But not in a good way. 9 lads on a Stag Do.
As soon as we turned up the staff used the 'you owe us more money' routine. We argued only to get the response 'you're not in England now'. 4 Euros later we went up the three flights of 10cm deep steep steps to be greeted with the hottest, cramped, bunk bedded room. Shared floor bathroom which someone had vomited in (warm sick smell, nice). We literally used it to keep our bags in for the weekend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback of our hotel. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not a positive one. We are open to ways to improve upon our guests experiences and welcome any suggestions. We are working on this issue and would like to thank you for this feedback.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

HOTEL... NAH, Was sent off down the road to another building that was falling down inside and looked like something from a horror movie. Stayed on third floor which was half done to a poor standard, and the builders was on the second.... great to hear heavy machinery so early in the morning. Dangerous, unsightly, on top, misleading, dusty, and overall "PROPER SHADY"

Room Tip: Don't get one.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not a positive one. These problems are being resolved. Your feedback and suggestions are appreciated and would like to thank you again.
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Sheffield
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Quite a few of us stayed here.

It was good enough. Big room, ensuite toilet.
Bunk Beds..

What more could a stag do want?

Good location, only a short walk to anywhere or the tram.

The property was clean and the staff were helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We appreciate you taking time to review your stay and we'll hope to see you soon at the Marnix Hotel on your next stay in Amsterdam.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Having read reviews about this hostel beforey trip to Amsterdam I was very skeptical about staying here. It was however a pleasant place to stay. You do get what you pay for; cheap accommodation in the centre of town. Yet, the room was clean and refreshed every day and shower worked perfectly so no major complaints. The overall interor needs an update but who spends that much time in their room anyway? Cannot comment on breakfast offering as didn't use this service. Overall, cheap clean rooms fit for purpose and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback ! Your stay was much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future !
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very bad experience, there is no elevator, the employees are rude, dirty, there are mice, the only thing that can be rescue is that the location, but there are better hotels around. Unpleasant experience, never again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your constructive feedback of our hotel. We appreciate your comments and review. We are very sorry to heart that your stay was not a positive one. We will provide your feedback in follow up with our team to ensure that everyone is consistent with the services provided by our hotel. We would like to thank you again for your review.
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Address: Marnixstraat 382, 1016 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #320 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Marnix Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marnix Hotel is a 2-star hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the center of Amsterdam, about 200 metres from Leidseplein. The hotel has 21 rooms, Single, Double or Triples, most of them with shower and toilet. The reception crew will be more than happy to provide you with any tourist information and guidance to the city's attraction. ... more   less 
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