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“Second time was even better!” 5 of 5 stars
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CityHub
Eerste Helmersstraat 80 | -HS (ground floor), 1054 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Second time was even better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I first stayed here with my boyfriend in December (we booked/reviewed through Airbnb) and I loved it so much that I came back with my best friend.

Sem & Pieter are amazing hosts. They are so thoughtful and always respond to emails. Every recommendation was fantastic! The area around CityHub is great; there are tons of shops and restaurants nearby and you don't feel so touristy. It's only a few blocks away from the Van Gogh Museum and Vogelpark, and within walking distance from most of the main museums in the city.

The hub itself is unbelievably comfortable. The pictures make it look smaller than it is. Both times I've stayed in the bottom hubs, so I can only speak for those. There's enough space for two people to get ready, spread out, etc. without being crowded. And THE BED. I've dreamt about that bed every night since I left its comfort a few weeks ago. It's the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. The only complaint about the hub itself is that you don't know what time it is and you might end up sleeping in!

The shower/toilets are shared, but everything is very clean and you're only sharing with a max of seven other people. It's the price of a hostel, but the service/cleanliness of a hotel. I would and will stay here every time I return to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: I've only stayed in the rooms on the bottom, but they were great for a shorty like me. :)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The City Hub is a really unique place to stay. Its kind of a hostel (shared bathroom), but its the cool one. There are 4 hubs with comfy double beds. If you have a fear of small places, avoid it, but if you want to have a different experience its a must. The hosts are really friendly and helpful, its in a great location to reach the city centre.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Halifax, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights! I had great night sleeps for all of them. The bed is super comfy. The CityHib concept is awesome! You get your own private hub but you can also gather around with other travelers in the common areas if you want.

Both Sem and Peter are great hosts. The hub is in a great location...on a quiet street but only one street over from a tram stop (about a minute walk.) Also takes about 20 minutes to walk to most Amsterdam attractions is your not into taking trams. Also great value! There is also a super market one street over.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Following 2 weeks at CityHub, I slept very comfortably every night, could make use of the kitchen and front room - and had free wifi anytime and anywhere! CityHub was excellent value for money and a short walk from Amsterdam historic centre, within a safe neighbourhood!

Room Tip: All rooms are separate, with black-out binds and card-operated doors that can be securely locked
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It does what it pretends to do: a good sleep, cooking and bathing facilities and a social hub. And that all for a modest price. I slept so well.
I was we'll received and met some nice people.
I had a good meal from a caterer around the corner.

Room Tip: Get a meal from the AH supermarket around the corner and have a cheap good meal in the hub.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 80 | -HS (ground floor), 1054 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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