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“Very central, but not too clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Damrak Inn Hotel Amsterdam
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Damrak 58-59, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #244 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
London
1 review
“Very central, but not too clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

You could not be more central if you tried, literally all the sights and sounds are directly on your door step. The only downside what the cleanliness of the hotel, I found a few unwanted creepy crawlies on the bed sheets and in the bed which prompted me to actually clean the room myself. Aside from that, a fairly decent hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

After reading reviews on here we almost changed our accomodation.In hindsight there was no need to panic.It was not brilliant but nowhere as bad as people make out on here.The room was small admittedly and the stairs are steep but that's how all properties of that age are in Amsterdam and part of the character.The room was clean,clean towels daily and the beds made every day
We had read about smells of the downstairs chip shop and urine but we never smelt either during our 3 night stay.
Admittedly it was a little noisy at night (we had the window open) but let's face it,it's in the middle of a busy city.
The staff were friendly enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were in a tiny room, where windows were not used for anything.
The room was quite noisy, and always with light curtains are very bad.
Bed linen was ok, but under beds and next to nothing ever should have been cleaned, they disgust!!
The bathroom was ok.
I do not recommend because it is impossible to sleep in this hotel.

Room Tip: never choose a room to the main street.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The location of this hotel is very close to the Amsterdam Central Station, about 5 mins walk. It is within walking distant to most tourist spots and it is easy to get food nearby. Other than location there is nothing about this hotel. To get to the hotel you have to climb up a very very steep stairs, which is spiral at the top. It is dangerous with heavy luggage. We had a room on the 4th floor, that was more climbing with heavy luggages. The room we had is about enough space for 3 single bed, there was hardly any space for luggages (on the floor). The toilet was narrow. If location is all you're after that's ok, other than that there's nothing much about this hotel. We did not need to use any form of public transport while at this hotel. But we did go on the hop-on-hop-off bus, my advice is don't take it, it is a rip-off. The interval from one bus to the next is about 30 min sometimes as long as 40 min. If you missed it, you had to wait 30 to 40 min, that's ridiculous. We waited for almost 40 min at the Heineken stop. We wanted to go to the floating flower market, but the driver for some reason were rushing and did not stop at the floating flower market, we ended up at the train station stop. When we confronted him he said it is only 15 min walk back (the weather was cold). Driver like that should be fired!

Room Tip: easy to find food around the hotel. Don't take the hop-on-hop-off, it's a rip-off.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visited with 4 friends, stayed in a room for 5. The rooms were clean and beds really comfortable. Clean towels & bedding each day. Small bathroom.
Very central location.
The staff were relatively friendly and no more attitude or anything than most Dutch have towards English folks. I lost my boarding pass and the guy on reception printed me another one off so that was pretty helpful. We were also allowed to leave luggage in a large cupboard all day.
If you want luxury and food don't come here but if you want something cheap and clean its perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Like a crystall maze.Didnt know where my room was.Climb up like mount everset with my luggage.Believe it,in Amsterdam,I was sweating carrying the bags.Absolutely no help from anybody.No WI FI,it was not working.Finally,the receptionist asked me go to another hotel to get connected.Off all these many stays,this was the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed here with 4 friends. We managed to get a room for five so we could all be together. The location was fine and the room was fine for what we wanted - cheap and cheerful. We were within walking distances from most places and if not the tram stop isn't far away. We also walked from the train station.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Damrak 58-59, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #244 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Damrak Inn Hotel Amsterdam 2*
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