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“Good Price and Place for a Backpacker Stay.” 3 of 5 stars
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Bema Rentals
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nassaukade 351, 1071 LM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #197 of 354 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Good Price and Place for a Backpacker Stay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We picked this place due it being cheap and close to the city. We arrived to find a MASSIVE stairway even before reception. Trying to get luggage up these stairs with no elevator was ridiculous.

The rest of the stay was quite nice. Shared bathroom wasn't the greatest but the toilet was clean. The room were clean but small. Sink, small table and bed. Cool light fixture. Recpetion people were great. Free wifi and breakfast was AMAZING! delivered to your door and a range of stuff.

It's about 45 minute walk to the city, tram stop right outside and bus station too. Hote was good for price, location and friendly but don't expect anything amazing.

Room Tip: Rooms were quite and all require lots of stairs. If it can be afforded pick a bigger room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is perfect for location and for those who aren't spending much time in their room! The stairs are so steep, I would not recommend to the elderly. Some of the staff were very helpful with map reading etc but others made us feel unwelcome and awkward. We had a member of staff knock on our door at about 11pm one night to tell us to shut the bathroom door after us? Slightly inappropriate and made us feel very unwelcome. Also the kitchen door is always left open wide so we presumed it was for all guests, so we stored some drinks in the fridge. When we went to retrieve the drinks a member of staff followed us in and rudely said we are not allowed to use this kitchen we must ask, I felt very unwelcome. If it is a private kitchen there should be a sign, the member of staff then continued to watch us whilst we removed our drinks.
The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything!
Breakfast was brought to your bed at 8.30am everyday which was pleasant.
Reception closed very early, they just locked the door and went, so you had to wait til morning.
Overall the location is good, right next to the tramlines, 15 min ride to the centre! The hotel needs a refurb though!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fairview, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed here over the Xmas holidays. The staff was extremely helpful. Joanna helped us figure out how to get places around the city. We either walked or took buses. The hotel was incredibly convenient to the airport with the bus stopping right outside the hotel. The location is great for the Stedjlik Museum whcih is newly opened and a must see. The room was small but
comfortable and the outside bathrooms were fine as well.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We are not young so we were worried reading earlier reviews because of the 40 stairs from the street to the lobby. But...this IS Amsterdam after all and a lot of steep stairs here is business as usual at old world budget hotels ...and guess what...the friendly young man in attendance helped us get our luggage up!. We loved our stay here! Our room at the front on the main floor was a very good size...high ceilings and high windows...lotta old world charm... and quiet if you need that. . .... and the bed was SO comfy with down comforters and such. Our ensuite bathroom was very tiny and not fancy but, so what...we knew this was not a five star place with schmancy Las Vegas style bathrooms. ....and please assure me that you are not visiting Amsterdam for its bathrooms? Breakfast is basic and nothing to write home about but plenty to get you started for the day. Hotel Bema is just at the edge of the more expensive "city center" canal ring but we easily walked everywhere from here. Don't bother with the trams....Amsterdam is a wonderful walking city and Hotel Bema is a lovely place to stay close enough to walk to everything important. Although...the tram from the train station does stop right in front of this place and there is a line-up of taxi's sitting there too....so getting to and from anywhere is a breeze if you need wheels. If you don't want to spend a zillion bucks on a room but want to be comfy and cozy Hotel Bema is a great choice for so many reasons.

Room Tip: This is a quiet neighborhood so don't worry about a room at the front.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I would recommend this hotel. Because it was cheap and did the job. We where there to party and only slept and ate breakfast at the hotel (maybe had a few beers as well). I liked the breakfast. The man who worked there must have seen a lot of crazy stuff because he comes knocking on the door at 09:30 with breakfast... Who's awake then??? I opened the door in my underwear really hangover and asked him to put the tray on the table, no problem! So we enjoyed it a few hours later. It was a good meal, 3 slices of bread, an egg, tea and juice, each (might have forgotten a thing or two)! Took 20 minutes to walk to city. The bathroom was in the room with low walls and no roof, it was a blast to jump in the shower to great your friends laying on their beds. But the toilette was shared, not as funny to take your hangover poop when the hot girls from floor 2 wanted to get in... Almost forgot to add one thing! We had a empty can of beer in the room when we arrived, and some hair on one of the beds. That's Basic cleaning 101, right? And the walls must be made of superduperthin paper, because a woman in the room next to us complained about us being noisy at 15:00! Having a normal conversation, I didn't get so found of her, that *^!=¤"!%(!%.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed here for a couple nights in September. The employees were all extremely nice and helpful (carrying our luggage up the crazy stairs). The rooms were large for European standards and beds super comfortable! The breakfast in the morning was great as well.

The showers/toilet were not in the room but this was not a problem for us. We were skeptical at first but it turned out just fine.

Although not in the city center, it was easy to catch a cab for a few bucks and get to the center or you can just walk if you have enough time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Nassaukade 351, 1071 LM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 354 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bema Rentals 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer affordable, fully furnished and clean apartments for short stay, always ready to welcome families, couples and small groups. The lodgings are located through the city center, all connected to trams and buses and no more than 10-15 minutes walk from the main attractions of Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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