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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this place because it was super cheap and available at the time thru booking.com. On reading the reviews here I thought, 'Oh my god, what have we done'. The reality could not have been more different. We arrived late on Friday to a warm and comprehensive welcome. There was no city tax, this was all included in our booking....

Thank Karen B
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It's well located, since it's walking distance from the Tam stop. You can also get to the Heineken Experience and/or Van Gogh Mesuem walking, as well(it takes about 15 mins.). Staff was really polite and helpful. Rooms are pretty small, there's barely any space for your luggage and to walk around, but the beds are amazingly comfortable. Rooms are cleaned...

Thank KristinaMay R
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is great if your not lazy or expecting more for your money than you pay. We booked 3 nights for £116. This included breakfast and a private bathroom in our room. Our room was on the 4th floor meaning we had to climb 3 sets of spiral stairs (stairs is part of Amsterdam you will be none stop...

Thank devonstar12
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking somewhere close to the city centre with a group of friends. Mostly clean hotel, very steep stairs though, friendly staff. Couldnt rate the breakfast as we were never up for it. 15 minute tram ride from the hotel to Centraal Station. Would probably stay at this hotel again for the price we paid.

Thank Antones158
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This to me is more of a hotel than hostel as its rooms and breakfast and dining area is very good. The stairs to the rooms are a little scary/fun but ok if you take your time staff are very friendly and kind with excellent English. If you love to walk like we did you can get to central and...

Thank dean b
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The hostel is just 2 min walk from a tram station, and the tram is just 3 stops (5-10 min) from the center. On the outside it looks like a standard nice building in Amsterdam, but inside is pretty basic. The staff was really kind - they helped us with directions, provided with maps and ordered the taxi for the...

Thank Ivana M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Cheap"ish" booking on the outskirts but around a 20/30 + minutes walk to the centre or any other attractions. The hotel was on the tram routes, which was handy but the hotel itself was pretty grim. The receptions and breakfast area are all very clean and pleasant but the rest is pretty grim. Filthy stairs and hallways (only for the...

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I knew what we were getting into at about £40 a night to be honest, but I can't really rate the Sphinx any more than a 2 star. It was clean enough, the location wasn't too far out, and the area was safe (next to the Heineken brewery.) however the room was Spartan, a bit tatty (curtains were nearly see...

Thank Steven O
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 30, 2016

The hotel was a few tram stations away from Amsterdam Centraal and we were happy to pick this location. It was still conveniently located, within walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets, within tram rides to other major attractions, and yet it was not so crowded. Finding the hotel was not easy for the first time from the Weteringschans roundabout. But...

Thank Sauter
Tegna, Switzerland
Reviewed February 13, 2016

My son and girlfriend had to find a last minute place to stay, after having lost the keys to their rented studio. I called up the hotel at 23.15, and the nightshift hotel attendant was very helpful and the two had a roof over their head for the night. It was not luxurious, but everything they needed was available. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Sphinx Hotel

Address: Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Price Range: $96 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sphinx Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Choose the family-size rooms because they are more preserved.”
473ivanam, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“ask for rooms 1-4”
dominict360, Jan 12, 2016 | Read review
“Best tip - avoid this hotel”
helloillkillyoy, Oct 16, 2014 | Read review
“choose none of theirs... choose another place immediately”
RiKo961, Jul 7, 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this place, even if it is close to the museums. It is not worth it”
  • Whole room containes two real beds, and two madrasses on the floor
  • Terrible toilettes and no toiletpaper and out i corridor
  • We could not use the water in room, because the tupes did not work
gammelman, Apr 19, 2014 | Read review
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