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“Awesome stay at Hotel Aspen in Amsterdam” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Aspen
Ranked #246 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome stay at Hotel Aspen in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Yes, the steps were very steep, and we stayed on the third floor, so were winded everytime we arrived at the room. But, the owners were SUPER nice and funny AND helpful. The complex was kept very clean, and is clear that it has been maintained over the years. Private bathrooms, although small and with limited room, were well kept. Also, I caught a glimpse of one of the larger rooms with private bathroom - which looked very nice. My bed was very comfy, and I slept and napped like a rock at hotel aspen. cost effective, clean, and comfortable: Hotel Aspen has my vote for a return stay, steep stairs and all!

Room Tip: If you're flexible on the budget, take the large room with private bath, its worth the money.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Arrived back yesterday from an awesome stay. If you want to pay a good price for a clean, alright room with a clean, alright communal shower and toilet, rather than a paying a bucket load for a poncy hotel, or near to nothing for a night in a crack den, Hotel Aspen is perfect. Honestly you get what you paid for (2 nights for 2 people = €130).

Saying that, the location is soooo good! They're round the corner from everything; the red light district, the main square, the train station, The Anne Frank Huise, Canals, shops... EVERYTHING!

*For a good night out see the red light district just to say you've seen it, but go to Rembrandtplein (maps it) for food, cafes, bars and clubs! Had a wicked night there with the hotel a mere 10 min walk! Realistically the best place to go in Amsterdam!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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855 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed in a single room on the top floor and listened to the dulcet chimes of Westerkerk for a week. Had shared shower/toilet (but only with one other room on same floor). Room was cleaned & spotless everyday, facilities also spotless. Super location to reach everywhere in Amsterdam either on foot to close things or tram stop 2 minutes away to connect everywhere else. You will see on the website or when you contact the hotel they mention stairs. They will mention it over and over again - steep stairs, no lift. After being awake for 40+ hours and in the air for 22+ I almost keeled over when I saw them. When a Dutch person says steep stairs, think no wider than a size 16, think steep like a ladder and think 3 times as many as a regular flight. 38 to get to reception and another 38 odd to get to the top floor. Just one of the quirks of staying in a pretty old building from 1895 or so. If you're not a 24 hour party person, Room 8, the single costs around the same as a dorm with 10-16 itching, farting, scratching, snoring, drunk, stoned strangers. Of course if you like company other than your own - go for the hostel dorm.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JnVSydney
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East Moriches, New York
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

We got a great deal on this place and it's in the heart of amsterdam. Not more than a 15 minute walk to the epicenter of the town. The owner was super pleasant and very informative. He does live in the hotel and kindly asks that you keep the noise at a minimum when coming back late (and if you're in the room above his, which we were). The room was SO clean and it had basic amenities (which is all you need since you'll be out all day exploring this fabulous city!). As most people mentioned, the stairs are VERY steep and there is no elevator. We managed without too much difficulty and we had two big suitcases and carry ons. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in amsterdam. PS-the street view from out room was enchanting and we paid extra to have our own toilet.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KWebs619
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London
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78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Watch out when arranging accommodation in Amsterdam as they all say "sorry, minimum of 3 nights". Anyway, don't believe them. The nice chap here let us stay (they do make you feel like they're doing you a massive favour) for 2 nights. Very, very clean although don't expect cosy furnishings or warm lighting and décor etc! No TV. All was kind of alright until they started vacuuming outside our bedroom at about 9am on the Sunday morning and then phoned us at 0930 to tell us that check out was at 10am. Luckily we weren't hung over but we would have liked a lie-in during our weekend break. 10am is ridiculous. Unfortunately it means that I've rated this place poorly. You really do feel that you're part of a money-making factory and they just want you to wake up and get out quickly so the next people can come in!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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117 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Basic rooms, but a great place to use as a base for exploring Amsterdam. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Yes the stairs are steep but unless you are injured it's no drama. Just around the corner from Anne Frank's house.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoeyjoejoeshabadooJr
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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is far from fancy and the stairs are really steep, but theres so much to do in the City that you won't feel the need to stay inside. The owners of the place are super nice and even gave me a wake up call in the morning so I didn't miss my flight. Biggest perk is its location! Its close to all the good attractions: Madame tassauds, Van Gogh museum, canals, the mall, etc!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kilza12
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Property: Hotel Aspen
Address: Raadhuisstraat 31, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Ranked #246 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Aspen 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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