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“Bad experience” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Princess
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Overtoom 80, 1054 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #315 of 351 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bucharest, Romania
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I suppose they are currently renovating the hotel since the entrance and the reception are a total mess and there are building materials and furniture everywhere. We arrived earlier so we left or luggage and returned later to check in. Although it was pouring with rain, we had to ring the bell for 10 minutes until the receptionist decided that we deserved to go inside. Only that he greeted us by saying that we should have patience and that he would attend to us in another 10 minutes. After 20 minutes he finally came to tell us that our room was not ready but he gave us the keys anyway. The room looked terrible and I'm glad that we only stayed for one night. The shared bathroom was really tiny and could have used more cleaning. I only reviewed this hotel as "Poor" instead of terrible because the tram stop was right in front of it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Room aren't too bad. I stayed in a private double room with a shared bathroom. Size was fine, basin in the room for brushing of the teeth, pretty good location even tho Amsterdam is small everywhere is a good location. Receptionist was a good help!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Ok so the hostel was a bit less than what I axpected but you how it's like when one person can change your feeling 180 degree? That was Manu the receptionist who minded all of our issue with smile and real wish to make us feel happy, he was also helpful with information. All of these are worth much more then money
Thank you Manu.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was one of the cheapest we found so we weren't expecting it to be 5-star however on arrival staff were very friendly. Room wasn't overly clean but we had fresh bed sheets which was all we needed. Shower was clean enough. Wifi worked everywhere and was free and fast. Only real criticism was the heat of the room and because of the balcony we couldn't leave to door open! But for the price we paid it was fine. It was noisey in the room but what do you expect in the centre of Amsterdam?! Great location and a lot more pleasant than expected so would definitely recommend to travellers!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Yes, the tram is directly outside, the floors need a good long vacuuming, and the rooms can get quite warm from the direct sun. But you have prime access to clubs, cafes, street markets, grocery stores, bars, museums, 5 euro feasts, souvenirs shops and, yes, the tram.
(the Princess offers a decent deal on bike rentals, as well)
For the floors, you bring flip flops; for the stuffiness, you open the widows; if you know you're not the type to start "Roughin' it" then the Princess is not for you. I had a good time and met fantastic people, had a place to sleep and store my backpack, and found the service helpful and friendly (Go Daniel! Go Mario!).
Hotel Princess is a one of a kind place that I would recommend to all who need to get out of their comfort zone and really experience the pure basics of travel so to experience a real good time.

Room Tip: Bring compact, minimal luggage- steep and narrow stairs all over the Netherlands and here, no except...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leipzig, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Hotel is in a good position and the staff is really nice, but that's it. The room was tiny, dirty, noisy, with no wi-fi (it worked just in the hall and probably at the first floor, I was on the top floor) and too hot. The common bathroom was also tiny and hot. Definitely not recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well it’s hard to put into words how incredibly awful this place is...........
Upon first arrival you think it looks all right from external elevations with grey brickwork an external balcony but that's as good as it gets !!! The entrance is like something from a certain female orientated building located in the centre of the Dam ! but lacks the same associated lure, instead your greeted by a door that’s got more bars than in it than an Alcatraz laundry room and a dim lit staircase that has a gradient something more associated with Everest than a staircase.
We checked in fairly easy although the local bonus tax was a little annoying considering the events that ensued.
When we had organised our group into rooms went to pass through the first door as was greeted by a smell which can only be described as extensive sewerage mixed with human flatulence and quickly swapped cards with second group before they realised and carried up to the next floor looking for a rope anchor point to climb to next floor.
Once we have found our room we were somewhat pleased the sheets looked cleanish upon first inspection and room had a balcony.
It wasn't until we started to delve deeper that we found stains that did not look from human origin and carpets that would have been better suited in a vehicle workshop that a hotel.
After spending a few nights there and meeting the local wildlife normally found within mattress…. We started to become accustom to the facilities and on many occasions found myself performing what can be only described as Spiderman like moves to have a shower this was mainly due to the poor drainage facilities which seemed to overflow under heavy use, and the thick layer of film once facility had flooded which resembled something like a skin like custard consistency. This was also coupled with doors that didn’t lock properly or whilst in there didn’t open and on many occasions found this quite funny to see how long it would take friends to get out of showers.
I regularly found random women staring at walls in room after various showers and toilet visits not knowing really why they was there and when questioned just said “Garbage”
All in all it was pretty awful and honestly would feel bad introducing a family of cockroaches to the Princess.
One positive is the location 10min walk to centre and a few nice local cafes to spend time at rather time spent at the Hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Overtoom 80, 1054 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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Ranked #315 of 351 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Princess 1*
Number of rooms: 1
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