My son and I booked two rooms in June 2014. Amsterdam was full to the brim so we felt lucky to find two rooms in a convenient location for the dates we needed. We were greeted warmly and welcomed by the hosts, even offered a glass of wine, nice touch since we had just flown in from Istanbul and even the best travel is a little stressful these days. My room felt like being at home in Miami (except for the stairs.) They are steep but the guys were more than willing to carry everything up and down. Hopefully, I will get back to Amsterdam and when I do, I would choose first to stay there.