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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Never stayed anywhere like it and I will not be going back or recommending it to anyone (unless there only other option was to stay on the street). The 1 bed room ground floor apartment has a phd student living in the 1 bedroom - she was unwelcoming and even wanted the key back before I went to bed. The... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I stayed for a couple of months because the university was out of short-term housing, and it worked out very well. It's located on a quiet street, just a couple blocks off of Haarlemmerstraat, the main shopping street. I was delighted to find the rooms to be bright and pristine. The room I had is very clean, comfortable and fully-equipped... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I stayed here for nearly a month whilst working in Leiden. Some of the reviews give a very negative view of the owner, but I actually found her good company - you eat breakfast with her (and her dogs) each morning, where she seems to take a genuine interest in each of her guests. As pointed out by another reviewer,... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

I haven't seen smth like that. 'Horribly' is too gentle to describe it. Totally opposite for what I got used to see in Holland. I won't write about irritation and hostility of hostess for sake of brevity. It will be enough tp say that after all cries she took us to the room with dog's excrement in the middle..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

You won't find a better price in Leiden, unless you're willing to sacrifice something. No need to do that: here you get a decent location, a comfortable room (with a fully equipped kitchen!), an excellent breakfast, and a very kind hostess. Despite what some other reviewers have said, the hostess is not rude and certainly not mean; she is Dutch.... More 

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Nijmegen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

I also had a very bad experience with the hostess. I sleep in Leiden very regularly and it was during my 3rd stay. I hadn't bothered to check whether the appointment that was made weeks earlier was indeed standing so I arrived saying in a good-natured way "I hope that I'm expected". This immediately set her on edge. Then after... More 

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2 Thank JeanS_10
zuid-holland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

I really enjoyed my 6-days stay at schaefer's residence. I recommend this hostel to anyone, if you're in leiden on vacation, or to do research, anything! Fresh orange juice in the moring and the bus stops across the street.

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4 Thank GenaBush
Madrid
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2008

Last week my boyfriend and I went on a week of holidays in Holland. We stayed 3 days in Leiden, in Pension Shaefer. We had arranged to arrive between 12:30 and 13:30. We were going to Leiden from Utrecht so we didn’t know by the time we made the reservation the exact time we would arrive in Leiden. We arrive... More 

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4 Thank LittlePony
Vancouver
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2006

I like this clean and friendly place. We booked two rooms to stay one nignt with our teenager daughter. House is very close to the station - may be 15 minutes easy walk. And very close to the center of Leiden. We like our rooms, they were clean and fresh. Washroom was also clean and spotless. I like the owner... More 

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3 Thank LiberPolly
Alexandria, VA
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2006

My sister and I stayed here for 2 nights though had planned to stay longer. While it is interesting to stay at a place where you feel like you are a visitor in someone's home, here we felt like unwelcome guests. The rules and restrictions on coming and going were unreasonable- I had more latitude when I was a college... More 

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Address: Herensingel 1a, 2316 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Pension Schaefer Hotel Leiden

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