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“excellent hotel highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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BackStage Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #116 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“excellent hotel highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Excellent hotel with great and imaginative decor all in a musical theme. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good central location. Good buffet breakfast. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby and of course main music venues

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I've stayed at The BackStage a few times, the location is great and although it's quite small (set in a typical historical house) it's very comfortable although it can get a little loud however there are ear plugs by the bed. The hotel has a fun and quirky decor made from flight cases and music equipment which is cool, I appreciated it even as a touring musician :)

The staff were extremely helpful and kind, I checked out quite late but they still made a wonderful breakfast just for me at no charge, I really felt very well looked after.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Good location. Quite expensive. Would have liked some coffee in the room as reception was quite an adventure up and down stairs, also there was no phone in the room. Had to carry own case up narrow steep stairs, 4 flights. If you don't fancy this make sure you get downstairs rooms .Asked for the bed to be made up as a double in advance and it wasn't so I ended up in a hole in the middle of the bed. Was there for 3 nights, not offered clean towels the whole time. On the plus side the bar is nice and is open till 2AM. Staff are also nice and very helpful.

Room Tip: I would recommend 2nd floor or 1st floor due to stairs unless you are very fit. I am told these stai...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Seven of us stayed at Backstage for the weekend. Staff are lovely, hotel in general looks quirky and is very clean. Rooms on the top floor had much nicer and newer (actually very futuristic!) bathrooms, whereas the rooms on the others didn't, but they were all clean and did the job. A lot more fun than an average hotel, with stage lights above the beds, lightbulb-surround mirrors and drums covering the main ceiling lights. Excellent location too, we walked everywhere without having to use any public transport. We loved our stay (even the steep steps!)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed with a friend there for three nights in one of the unrenovated rooms. The bathroom was ok, bathroom ceiling very mouldy, the shower was old but working. Very basic bathroom.

Room was ok, all clean, but very noisy.

The staff was very helpful and friendly, the location of the hotel is great as it's near the Nine Streets and Jordaan, in fact everything is in walking distance.

The Rock 'n Roll concept is a great idea but the guys need to keep on top of keeping the hotel in great shape!

Room Tip: Make sure that you get a renovated room and if you have a lot of luggage make sure that you are not...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here just for one night, wish we could have stayed more. The hotel is in a great location, surrounded by restaurants, bars and music gig venues. The hotel is in a rock theme, our room was extremely clean, comfy beds, towels provided, warm (as it was freezing weather!) TV in room, also a iPod Dock. we shared bathroom, very clean, great hot shower with good pressure. The hotel has free wifi, great connection never slow. The staff were friendly and helpful on arrival. Breakfast was yum, great variety and you can cook your own eggs. Bar downstairs with computer available, pol, table. Only negative was the crazy steep stairs! But no problems really. Easy to get to and from. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Backstage Hotel it's a rock mood hotel between the west and the south canal ring.
Well located, with an amazing staff, we can play some instruments at the bar or even at the room.
Tursdays there's a "Open Microphone" contest at the bar until 12:00pm.

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Additional Information about BackStage Hotel Amsterdam

Property: BackStage Hotel Amsterdam
Address: Leidsegracht 114, 1016 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BackStage Hotel Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BackStage Hotel Amsterdam is a small hotel next to the venues Paradiso and Melkweg, next to the Leidseplein. All rooms offer LCD TV, Alarmclock radio, I-pod dock, Free WIFI and FlightCase Furniture. The hotel is staffed 24/7. We do not have an elevator. Specialties for musicians on the road. @ the bar you'll find a pool table and instruments which you can play on. ... more   less 
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