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“Budget - Rude Staff - Good Location”

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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Ranked #41 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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98 reviews
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“Budget - Rude Staff - Good Location”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

I stayed at the Hans Brinker with Top Deck Tour group, (during the peak season Top deck are there every few days) The Staff very rude and didnt want to assist. Breakfast was the worst i have had in my travels! It didn't even offer the occupants a toaster! I asked for a glass of water & the man rolled his eyes & passed on sarcastic comments.

Rooms where very basic and uncomfortable beds. although clean sheets. No aircon - we had a window that we couldnt adjust.
They prides it self for being the worst hotel, they had posters and a book downstairs.

I was scared to stay here because there had been reports on trip advisor about bed bugs, but we had no sign of bed bugs ?

Reception/downstairs bar dining room has wifi but not up in the rooms.

Wouldn't stay there or recommend it. Although excellent location, so close to amsterdam central, tram stops.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

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Stayed here as part of a tour for 2 nights and had the entire 2nd floor for us. Great as everyone was behaving, and the room was not too bed as long as you get the lower bunk bed and someone spray the toilet with dis-infectant and perfume. Came back during the Queens' Day Celebration for 3 nights... stayed on the first floor and I had minimal sleep the entire 3 nights. People from other rooms were shouting at wee hour of the night as if they were werewolf. The toilet stinks and despite no smoking policy in the dorm... the room and the passage way smell of cigs.

Location:
Fantastic..so close to Amsterdam Central, tram stop, flower market and Ledsplein Square. Just walk everywhere..............
Great food around and sangria around................

Staffs:
Speaks good English and are very helpful.

Internet:
Only downstairs in the reception area & bar/dining area that is constantly smell of cigs.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

i went on a tour bus. I didnt know how budget it actually was. I shared with people i didnt even know but when you are on a tour with them you make friends and you choose if you want to share with strangers. The top bunk was hard to get in to but i like the quirkiness of how bad it is. I had a great time there but i wouldnt advise someone to go there unless they are on a stag do, partying trip and if your over 35 and not there to get wrecked and go hard -- go home!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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manchester, UK
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

This place is OK if you're not fussed by noise, basic amenities and just need a place to crash.

It does not advertise itself as anything else, so just don't expect any fluffy towels, carpets or power showers!

Breakfast is filling and happy hour is good!

Great location though for the price.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago with 3 other friends. Receptionist wasn't the friendliest but the staff that served breakfast and worked behind the bar were lovely.

Our room was basic but clean, only complaint was that our bathroom smelt of sewage! you could even smell it outside the room!

Overall great location and fine for what it costs!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Good location and bar but not impressed with the room. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was too cramped and the bathroom was also tiny and unclean. The bunk bed did not have a ladder and all the lockers were either broken or could be very easily broken into.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Myself and 7 of my friends stayed here for two nights to celebrate a friends stag do. Yes the place was a basic hostel, but we enjoyed our stay and had a great time and there was no curfew which worked great for us. The sign about the germs upon entering was amusing. Probably only worth staying here if you want to party. Our room was actully down a stair case, but this ment we could make noise and not disturb others.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

Property: Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Address: Kerkstraat 136 /138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam 2.5*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hans Brinker, the cheapest, the worst, the best..No swimming pool, no roomservice, no pick-up service, no bridal-suite, no gym, no spa,no bellboy but cheap rooms, a restaurant, a nice bar, a club, 24 hour reception and 500 beds. The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel is the famous budget hotel in the city centre Amsterdam. It's located between the canals with a 2 minute walk to the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and a 5 minute walk to the museums at Museumplein. Public transport is nearby the hotel: you can take the tram to every direction in Amsterdam within a 2 minute walk. From Amsterdam Central Station take tramline 1, 2 or 5 to the hotel (in approximately 10 minutes at stop Keizersgracht). This budget hotel can accommodate individuals, backpackers and groups (students, scholars etc.). The hotel has single, double and triple rooms and dorms up to 8 persons. Each room has a private bathroom and lockers for personal belongings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the spacious common area. There is a bar and an underground club, which is open every night till late. Free WIFI-access is available in the common areas. For the best stay in Amsterdam Hans Brinker provides tickets for many activities, bike rental, boat tours and other great deals. ... more   less 
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