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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin. Things were going well until I woke up with bed bug bites. Rooms are so old and dirty. Breakfast was rubbish to be honest it just bread with cheese and 2 selections of ham, they also had corn flakes but the milk looked like it had been out for ages., dirty cellar. The location... More 

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Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin. Everything is disgusting about this hotel. Rooms are so old and dirty. He told us that our room was the best room in the hotel, I wonder how others rooms look like then. You better buy some breakfasts and eat in the street, rather than in the old, dark, dirty cellar. I was shocked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Totally different to what was advertised. Dirty shared bathroom, wet floor shower with mould visible. Tiny room with inadequate security. See through threadbare curtains. No closet or space for bags. Very noisy location and extremely steep and twisty stairs (even compared to other accommodation). Found alternative accommodation and did not complete stay here. Photos show double bed, space and advertised... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I was there 5 nights, 4 days with my boyfriend. First, we take room on the ground floor, which was with toilet. The bed was uncomfortable and dirty, Third night we crossed in another room on first floor (no 1), it was much better but without toilet in room. Common toilet was acceptable. Breakfast is the same every morning (bread,... More 

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I booked a twin room with private toilet and shower. at a price of about 240pounds for three nights, I say it's not cheap and I would have liked more improvements to be done. It has good location, along the Gentleman's canal and at the corner of Rembrandt Square. If you like bars and 'coffeeshops', then go ahead and book... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have to accept that the location of the hostel is more than good and it has a seesights throught the window very beatiful, but the hostel is old, the rooms are small, the shared bathroom is dirty and abandoned and the breakfast in the reception is poor and the attention lousy. I wouldn't repeat again because if it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Stopped here twice, if I had chosen wouldn't have gone back the second time. The first room needed a lot of work. One pillow smelled so bad I left it on the floor. The bed was so soft it was uncomfortable . The ensuite was separated from the room by a curtain. My second room was a windowless cupboard. I... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Bedbugs ! see my video and pictures at youtube: – "Hotel the VETERAN Amsterdam - bedbugs !!!! Danger" many bedbugs, not clean, dangerous stairs, bad smell. Don't get near the place !!! unfortunately I got many bites but it take time to see the bugs- see pictures and video.

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State of Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The location is awesome, you can do everything on foot. I don`t care about luxury but this hotel is very poor, the bathrooms and the bedrooms are ``ok``, but they are not good. The free breakfast is good.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stayed in this hostel and was overall happy. Easy to find, great location and breakfast was nice and filling every morning. Good free wifi. Stairs are very steep but the owner helped us get our luggage to the room so wasn't really an issue. The hostel is on the Rembrantplein so good nightlife, but noise wasn't an issue - probably... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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Additional Information about The Veteran

Address: Herengracht 561, 1017 BW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Price Range: $78 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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