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Utrechtsestraat 18, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #140 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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“Value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Average hotel, for the price we paid and the amount of time spent there worth the money.
We were allocated a room on the 3rd floor stairs were a bit of a nightmare but that is the same with most places in Amsterdam. Room was clean and spacious enough, very good location, The number 9 tram runs to central every 10 mins literally 2 mins walk from the hotel. If you are looking for somewhere to sleep and something located centrally very good, also you are allowed to smoke in the room which is a plus especially if your on the 3rd floor.

Overall good location, clean rooms and value for money - Would go back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Lodz, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Location is great - that's the main advantage.
We arrived around 8pm - at this time the reception is closed. We paid with cash to some man running a nearby restaurant, without any bill of sale (we got it the next day) and he gave us a key.
Room for 4 people (nr 25, last floor (3rd?), steep staircase, for wi-fi range go 1 floor down) - quite ok for hostel (no complains about the room). It's big enough to put 4 beds, table, 2 chairs and almost-without-shelves wardrobe.
But the bathroom, which is situated in the room (plus for that) - very poor. Water didn't run down in both sink and shower. It's usable, but needs renovation for sure.
To sup up, if you don't care about a condition of the place where you take shower, it's budget type, great located hostel. But I wouldn't recommend it for staying. There are other cheap hostels in the centre of Amsterdam, I hope they are better.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Great location near the centre of Amsterdam, within walking distance of most of the major sights.

This place is basic, if Tesco supplied cheap saver hotel rooms this would be it. Don't bring the wife or girlfriend here, this is one for the lads only. The room itself is OK, clean enough, four beds crammed into one room. The TV barely worked, but you don't come to Amsterdam to watch TV do you?

The Egyptian at reception was friendly, but insisted on being paid in cash. He would not take a credit card.

The bathroom was a bit dodgy, could have had a shower curtain to stop the water getting everywhere. Didn't see any bugs though. On the plus side we didn't pay Hyatt Regency prices, and to be fair this isn't the Hyatt Regency.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Hotel was overbooked so they put us in a basement room which seemed like a spare room for their own use. There were holes in the walls, stains all over the ceiling, carpet ripped & torn all over, extremely noisey boiler that kept us awake at night. The beds were just matresses laid on the floor. The room was disgusting but the whole city was booked out so we'd no choice but to stay there. And they wouldn't give us a discount on the room as it was larger than the room we had originally booked. overall the room was a disgrace!! I Would never stay again.....

also the toilet was a seperate room and filthy too so none of us had showered for the whole weekend there!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

I've booked the "hotel" kind of last minute, without looking at the reviews. After I read some of them (one day before traveling) I was a bit scared as everyone was saying it's a total disaster ... However, I didn't find it so extremley bad, as some people are saying. We were a group of 4 students, and have been given a room with 4 beds (slightly small, but we didn't spend a lot of time in there anyway). It was not super-clean, but you could see thet they've put some effort into cleaning it after previous guests. The bedsheets were old, but washed, and they've given us some tovels as well. The bathroom has a nice toilet, the only bad thing is the shower, because the whole bathroom gets wet when using it. The stuff were very friendley and helpful - they asked almost every day if we need enything and they let us use the internet at the reception desk. The steps are quite steep, but I guess so is the case everywhere in Amsterdam's city centre. We didn't see any bugs or mice or some other discusting stuff, and the location is perfect. So if you are going to Amsterdam to party with some friends, want to have a cheap private room in a nice area (city centre, lively nightlife) and are not too pickey, it's ok. If you are very sensible, bring your own bedsheet and a tovel, and you'll be just fine.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Paris
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

The hotel is in a nice place but it doesn't worth the price you pay! The room are very small and dirty. You wonder when was the last time they washed the sheets... It was written that we'll have a private bathroom but we finally had to share it with the room next door!! Just avoid it!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

This hotel is in an excellent location, just up the road from the main tourist areas, that's about all that's good to say about it. It's not really a hotel, it's a kebab shop with a few rooms upstairs. We were told we'd get an on suite bathroom, what we got was a bathroom externally from the room, but assured that the other room on the floor was unoccupied and therefore the bathroom was ours! The bathroom was so bad that I went without a shower because I couldn't bare to use it, nor could my partner. The room was disgusting but to be honest I wasn't too fussed because we were only there for one night and we literally dropped off our bags, went out and returned very late and very drunk and only ended up on top of the bed not in it! I did however notice how noisy it was outside!!! Overall, avoid it!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Utrechtsestraat 18, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #140 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel & Restaurant “De Stern” The One Star budget hotel in the heart of Amsterdam.We have a rich history in host guests from all over the world for more than 50 years. Ideally located in the entertainment area "Rembrandt Square" where the highlights of the city can be reached within a walking distance. The supermarket in-front of the hotel, the laundry and the pharmacy are in the neighborhood, cafes, bars, coffee shops and discotheques are everywhere, plus our dining room open every day until 03:00am and weekends until 04:00am. The nearest Pay Parking Station is 200m away open 24 hours seven days a week. Price for one hour costs 4.80 EUR.The friendly multilingual staff will be happy to help you with free maps, tips what to do and where to go in Amsterdam to get the real experience.The property has been renovated newly in September 2011.Rooms now are simple and comfortable; the hotel has a canal view to Herengracht the first of the three major canals in the city center. Each room has its own shower and bathroom. TV and free Wi-Fi access. De Stern meets the most recent international safety and fire prevention standards. Furthermore, the hotel offers its guests a delicious Continental or English breakfast to start the day well.- No curfews or lockouts.Please note that De Stern Amsterdam has a narrow and winding stairway, which may not be suitable for the elderly.Attention!Strictly NO VISITORS rule!!!Check-in time: 13:00 until 18:00.Check-out time: 11:00 am.* ... more   less 

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