Alright - I'm a newbie backpacker and I was absolutely frightened at the thought of travelling across Europe on my own as an Asian woman, first time in Europe. You would think that Asia is a lot less safe but that's another story altogether.
Amsterdam was my landing point from Singapore arriving at an ungodly hour of 7am. Goodness knows I was incredibly relieved to have picked Cocomama! The girls who ran the place were incredibly warm and friendly. They made me feel at home and were so helpful. The kitchen was really fully furnished and was a great hangout place. Everyday I'd shop at the Albertcuypmarkt and look forward to actually cooking my dinner since there's always someone so interesting to talk to.
The rooms were clean and cosy - nothing special really. You're there for the community and it's a brilliant place for lone travellers - especially women so I highly recommend it. The place is situated very close to Rijksmuseum and Heineken beer museum. Would highly recommend to also walk around Pijp - a lovely neighbourhood just nearby and you'll be able to get your groceries too Albertcuyp Markt and the AlbertHeijn nearby. It's only about 15 minutes walk from Rembrandtplein and getting to damrak is literally 15 minutes by tram. Best decision ever since it was just far enough for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cocomama offers the best of both worlds in a super central location in Amsterdam. The luxury and comfort of a hotel and the atmosphere (and budget) of a hostel. The rooms are all Holland themed and range from private doubles to 6-bed dorms (and everything in between). You might share a bathroom in some of the dorms, but those luxurious mattresses and feather duvets are everywhere. Even more importantly, at MAMA, you're not on your own. Travel stories are shared, as is the dinner table. It's a place where you'll make friends and hang out with other international trotters alike in the private garden, living room, cinema, or cook dinner in the fully-equipped kitchen (perfect to keep costs down). And if that doesn't keep you busy enough, the staff organises tons of activities, and Joop (the adorable house cat, a.k.a. man of the house), is there to get cuddled 24/7 too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocomama Hotel Amsterdam