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Amsterdam Cribs B&B
Oude Hoogstraat 7, 1012CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #87 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Very enjoyable place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I've stayed in the Amsterdam Extreme twice, and I'll probably go back again. The location is great; just a 5 minute walk from Central station, right in the middle of the Red Light District. The kitchen has all the amenities, and there's a grocery store 2 blocks away. Big TV, DVD,nice comfy couches. The staff is very helpful and provided maps of both the city and coffeeshop locations. The wifi has very good speeds.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went to Amsterdam on the 1st of May to the 4th with a group of 4 lads and had a awesome time, which was made better staying at Amsterdam Cribs. The B&B quite hard to find; after circling the same place for ages, I gave them a call and they were very helpful. The B&B (no breakfast) and it's location was great apart from the bedrooms, which are a bit on the small side, but living room view made it up for it. There are bongs and grinders there for your use and everything was clean too.

All in all I've been Amsterdam 4 times and Amsterdam Cribs has been the best all round, hands down. :-)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed in amsterdam cribs in January 2013. The location is perfect. 5 min walk to red light district and dam square. Also means its easy to get there from the train station. When we arrived there, the owner sat down with us and showed us how to get to everything on a map which was very useful. The room itself and toilet was a adequte size. The room had all the essentials: a safe, bed, tv, dvd player, bongs, grinders, mini fridge and a fan heater. As the room is above a coffeshop and next to a main road, it was loud at times but always had a good nights sleep. The stairs are very steep and quite a challenge to get up, especially after visiting a coffeeshop. One of the great perks was being able to smoke in the room. The coffeshop below the accommodation though tempting as it is so close, doesn't have the best weed. I definately recommend the greenhouse coffeshop which is down the road (Candy kush is the one).

We only paid 180 pounds for 3 nights there, which is sooo cheap compared to other places in that location. I am definately going to stay here again and definately recommend it

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Cribs was definitely a memorable place to stay. You can't beat the location for the price. I booked through the website and got an immediate email confirmation. The email had clear directions from the Amsterdam train station and they were spot on (10-15 min walk). We arrived very early but we were still able to store our bags, get our room keys, and grab a quick lunch. By the time we finished lunch our room was ready.

There is no actual sign indicating the Cribs B & B, but it is right where they say it is in their emailed directions. Look for the White door on the left. As other people have noted, the stairs are very steep leading up to the rooms. Not for the physically impaired in any way. It was the perfect place to stay for a couple friends partying in Amsterdam. We stayed in the Purple Haze room and they had pipes and bongs aplenty for guest usage. There is a coffee shop right next door to the Cribs, but there are much better spots within easy walking distance including the Green House.

There was no mention of breakfast so I would refer to the Cribs as hotel or hostel. We stayed for two nights and they didn't make up our room either. We were two guys so it wasn't a big deal for us but worth noting. Also, the hotel is right on a main street so it does get a little noisy. It's a no frills, cheap place perfect for a couple days of debauchery.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have stayed in the Cribs around 5 times now. Everytime i have had a good experience, i can honestly say that the team they have there i.e Eric/Duke and the rest really go out there way to make your stay enjoyable. I was last at the Cribs in October stayed in the power plant. You will be near to the night life,but it wont disturbed you, to be honest by the time i got in in of a night there could have be an open air rave outside of the window but i wouldnt of heard it! (damn the weed is good) planning my trip for early next year and of course the Cribs is the only place i will be staying and all that have been with me and stayed in the Cribs say the same.

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  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

What a lovely little bnb/hostel. It really is a smokers paradise. This is why we booked in the first place as many places in amsterdam don't allow smoking in the rooms but here they accommodate for you. In the rooms they have lots of bongs, grinders etc got you to use. They have a playstation and a few games and dvds. A mini fridge (our room slept 2,bigger rooms have access to a kitchen I think). The rooms are basic though and you get what you pay for. Not the cleanest of places but again still amazing value for money. The steps are extremely steep so not good for people who can't get up stairs very well, but we're young and fit so didn't bother us haha. Great location, Eric greeted us and gave us lots of information and was very friendly. Love amsterdam and amsterdam Cribs is definitely the only place to stay!! We will definitely be coming back again soon..

If your a smoker go to Coffeeshop free world, cheap and the best quality!! We have tried most places and this is our favourite.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I went back to cribs with a bigger group, as I had suggested previously. We actually got a different apartment (crib sativa) but it was great. Entrance right on Warmoesstraat is a great location. Near trains, trams, food, bars, shops, damrak, everything. Place comfortably slept 5. Made great use of the kitchen for breakfast and lunch, awesome location makes stopping back by "home" easy. Great price and helpful at check in. Recommended Bird Thai, which was one of the best meals I've had in the dam. Loved the place. Thank you.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oude Hoogstraat 7, 1012CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amsterdam Cribs B&B is a smoker's friendly place, geared towards people looking to explore the city at a laid back pace. It's a great alternative to a typical budget hotel or a crowded hostel dorm. All our rooms are private and equipped with cable TV/DVD and a shower/toilet. We are located in the heart of Amsterdam, just five minutes walk from the Dam Square, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District. Note: The Cribs has a narrow and winding stairway, which may not be suitable for the elderly. ... more   less 
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