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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Ranked #44 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Reviewed September 20, 2012

just all you need: perfect location, near transportation, restaurantes, stores, sights and pubs.
clean bedrooms, nice undergound pub and regular pub inside the hostel.
and the place is a lot better than the advertisement. what else can you ask for? ;)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Hilarious posters, fun staff, liberal and happy place. Mainly for teenagers/students who hasn't got much cash, had a great stay though, one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Good location sas well.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Yes it is very basic but you get what you pay for. Everything was clean and our room was big enough. Short walking distance from the central train station and close to many bars/cafes/coffeeshops. Receptionists where also helpful. Breakfast was bread with jam or chocolate spread. Would go again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in the hostel, I thought it was a great budget place to stay, fairly central, close to restaurants, café's & museums and it had everything you'd need, even it's own underground nightclub.
Didn't spend any time in the nightclub as it was full of 16 year old's, it felt a bit wrong, but the stairwell leading down the the nightclub was really interesting.
If you're planning on a trip to Amsterdam I recommend staying here, it's cheap and why pay more on a hotel when you wont be spending all that much time there

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Had a great time and this was the perfect accommodation for our 18-30's type holiday.

Good location, walking distance to most bars and cafes, close to museums and other interesting sites + the big nightclubs.

No issues with cleanliness or hygiene, just simple easy lodging.

Casual bar is good, the nightclub kinda dirty.

If you stay here be sure to check out the dolphin bar just down the road.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

What you read is what you get. Basic hostel rooms, basic price. I stayed here purely because of their advertising style, great humor!

Plenty of easy secure storage, good priced drinks and excellent location. Happy hour is great fun and all the staff are friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

People need to stop moaning about this place. We paid 20 euros a night for this. It's in Amsterdam, which is expensive in itself, where the next cheapest would be about 30 euros per night. Plus they don't ramp up the prices over the weekend. As a budget hostel, what do you expect? The receptionists were ok, but the entry system is crazy as they have to let you out and back in again, so make sure you keep on their good side. Good location close to a few decent clubs, and only about a 20min walk from the railway station. Rooms were basic, beds were average, toilets and showers were rubbish. Evening meals for 6 euros were fine, large portions and actually quite tasty - surely better than eating out at an overpriced tourist restaurant that'll rip you off, of which there are many in Amsterdam. Wifi only seemed to work in the common room, but once you're down there you really shouldn't be on your iPhone as there's loads of great people there to smash on with. It's a budget hostel, if you can deal with a few unimportant problems then stay here. Otherwise, book a 50 euros a night hotel in the city centre.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 #44 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: $31 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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