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“Home from home” 4 of 5 stars
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Rozengracht 90, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 330 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Home from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Vicky is a lovely host and her B&B is excellent. Our room was large and had a table, chairs and sofa as well as the comfy bed. If you're tired of large, generic, corporate hotels and you're after a more personal experience then this is the place for you. As others have mentioned the breakfast is great and really sets you up for the day. The location is good too: an easy walk to Dam Square.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We're a family of four who loves B&Bs, old buildings and being central to major sites. A lot of emails were sent (it is quite difficult finding reasonably priced one room B&B that fits four in Amsterdam!) before I finally received a promising reply from Vicky.

Before I continue, if you have a physical mobility, stop reading and look for a different place. Maybe a boathouse or a new/chain hotel with an elevator. Stairs are typical of old Amsterdam homes. Steep, narrow, and abundant! If you have gigantic luggages, I am sure Vicky can help but just FYI. Moms with young children need to make sure you carry or hold their child. Ours is 9 and 4 and they/we managed just fine!

We arrived early via ferry from England and Vicky let us store our bags upon arrival (11a) and gave us a key. The B&B was centrally located and while on a main road, was quiet inside. Our room was at the very top and spacious. We had a Queen (UK King) size beed and the children's sofa bed was as spacious and comfy. There was a tea/coffee making area, fridge and tables + chairs. Breakfast for us was in their dining room and was lovely and abundant. Since Vicky only have boys for children (lovely well behaved boys), she spoiled ours girls and I think she would have kept one if we let her ;)

Payment was cash only but there's a cash machine right outside the door. Easy!

The B&B was a 20 min walk from the station. Trams are 5 min walk away. We walked in but tram it back to the station.

I highly recommend this place for an affordable, central, clean and family friendly stay. Unless we rent a houseboat next, we will definitely stay with Vicky again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at the Bayan Guesthouse at the beginning of October. The Bayan is located on one of the main streets in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. For me, the Jordaan is the best location to base yourself in while visiting the city. It's hip, trendy, safe and peaceful while still only being a 20 minute walk from the central station and a 10 minute walk to the more notorious and rowdy areas of the city. Having seen the hotels and craziness around areas such as Leidensplein, Rembrandtsplein etc... we were so happy to have selected the Jordaan as our base.

The rooms of the guesthouse are housed in a traditional tall, narrow building synonymous with the city. The experience and vibe of staying here can perhaps be more accurately described as if you were renting a room in the owner's home. Vicky and her family stay here and so there is no breakfast room or communal area. Instead a bountiful breakfast is brought to your room each morning by Vicky which you then eat in confines of your own room. In terms of the room itself, the level of accommodation was perfectly fine. Nothing to write home about but equally nothing to complain about and for the price point in what can be an expensive city, we were satisfied.

All in all, Amsterdam is a wonderful city to visit for a few days and we will be doing so again. when we do the he main reasons why we will happily return to the Bayan on our next visit is its location and the friendliness and helpful nature of its owner, Vicky.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed for 4 nights in Bayan BnB.....all I can say is it is truly a "Home Away from Home"
The bed and breakfast is ran by a lovely Filipino couple (Vicky and Danny), The room that was given to us was at the top floor facing the street.
Didn't have any problem sleeping,...it was not noisy at all in that room considering that there are a few cars passing by the street. The room has a wonderful chic design,
some Filipino accents are placed there....if you happen to stay here in this room look for the authentic traditional Filipino weaved bag hung on the wall. :-)

The bathroom and toilet is immaculately clean. Towels are replaced everyday. There is also wifi access on all rooms.

The breakfast is fantastic, Vicky will make sure that you are full and ready for the long walks that you will be doing in Amsterdam.

By the way, Anne Frank's house is just a minute walk away from the BnB...Anne's house is always packed with people....queue to get in would reach up to the Cathedral....we were so lucky that the BnB was so close... that in the morning we were the first people to be in Anne's House. :-)

The BnB is a 12min walk from the Centraal Station....the area is also accesible by trams.

Vicky and Danny welcomed us as if we are part of their family...you will feel the genuine warmth and hospitality of a Filipino family.

I will definitely return to this BnB on my next trip to Amsterdam!

See you soon Vicky and Danny :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed 4 nites in this quaint B&B in central Amsterdam. Vicky runs a lovely place ... wonderful breakfasts served in the room, ... even a packed breakfast on our last morning & very clean. She carried our bags up the 3 sets of steps and down those steps when we checked out!
Nice location that was close to trams, nice walking areas, great restaurants and felt very safe!
Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

For 110€/night I would not call this cheap in another city, but in Amsterdam it sure is a great value. The location is perfect, just five minutes walk from the West-Church (so 10-15 from Dam Square). The place has three rooms, all very pretty. The ones on the top floor are somewhat more "typical" and cozy, but the stairs to get there are reeeeeally steep. The room on the second floor is very nice as well, and easier to access, with a somewhat bigger bathroom.
Alright, as many other reviewers said, the biggest plus of this B&B is probably the breakfast. Every morning Vicky would lovely prepare you eggs, bacon, waffles or some other sweet, toast, fruit and yogurt, all generously served with Nespresso coffee.
If I am back in Amsterdam and still want to be in a B&B I would surely go back to Bayan!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I have just returned from Vicky's guest house.I was with my partner for 2 nights.Beforehand Vicky sent me an accurate description of how to get there from the airport.The train from the airport then tram number from the airport.The tram is only 3 stops and to be honest a 10 minute walk which we did back today.The guesthouse is easy to find and Vicky was welcoming when we arrived .We were on the 3rd floor which yes is steep but si is all of the places in Amsterdam.The room was on the main steet but not noisey and spacious with authentic decor,comfy bed,couch,table and chairs and lovely bathroom.Vicky gave us a map of Amsterdam and Holland passes.It was raining and cold and Vicky offered me her warm jacket which believe me was well appreciated.Breakfast was amazing,bacon,eggs,juice,fruit,yogurt and cake!the location was fantastic with everything on your doorstop.The canal cruise a 2 minute walk,Anne Frank House on the corner and much more within minutes.The lovely Jordaan district just round the corner was a gem with quaint Dutch shops and cafes with trendy shops.Vicky was a great host,most accommodating and genuine.I would highly recommend this place and it is good value.My partner and I walked everywhere as it was so central but you can rent bikes a couple doors down.Thanks Vicky,you made a wet and cold week end much better.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Bayan Bed n Breakfast
Address: Rozengracht 90, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #61 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 2

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