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“Nice staff, nice breakfast, nice location but poor rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Abba
Ranked #199 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice staff, nice breakfast, nice location but poor rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I m happy with location and breakfast.. Staff also friendly but rooms are not enough clean and it is quite old. I understand it is a budget hotel but you can do it better with small spending. Internet is extra charge and it was 3 euro per an hour. Which century now!!! Internet is free all over the world..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Agree with recent reviewers. As long as you are not allergic to smoke/weed and narrow staircases it's all good! Great central heating too. Clean rooms, OK continental breakfast, common showers and toilet clean enough. Also good walk-in rates - the same as with booking.com etc.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is not the Hilton. It does not claim to be nor would it want to be. It is a pot friendly budget hotel in Amsterdam.
You get what you pay for and i personaly had no problem with this place.
I knew what i was getting when i booked up.
Its a great location with a good grocer underneath. Outside on the street is a little noisy but when you are staying in the middle of a big city what do you expect ? Staff are friendly and the rooms are clean enough.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 185Nikki74
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Considering this is a budget hotel, it's very good. I thought the trams may keep me awake but the double glazing ensured it they not. Good size room, very comfy bed etc... Breakfast was a decent selection and the breakfast room was bright and clean. I must say that my three nights in Hotel Abba were very comfortable and better than I was expecting. Tram stop right outside the hotel to take you into town or out to Lelylaan to catch the train out to Schipol. Hotel Abba is within very easy walking distance to central Amsterdam and its visitor attractions etc.. The staff in Hotel Abba were very helpful. They have a secure luggage room for your bags if you require it. I shall leave similar feedback on booking.com when they invite me to do so as that's where I booked the room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank its-farky
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Amsterdam
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Staff were pleasant, things were clean, smoking allowed as long as you didn't set the alarm off, which is civilised. It's always nice to have a resident cat on the premises, though this one is a placid old lady of 15. Only problem was smell from toilet that I was going to say something about, but closing the door eliminated the immediately problem, and later it seemed to have righted itself.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lindsay A
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Geraldton, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We booked this last minute as it was the one of the cheapest central hotels we could find that was available for out dates. We were expecting a dump, but were pleasantly surprised. Our room was on the second floor overlooking the street. Yeah it was noisy, but we enjoyed sitting by the window and watching all the busy commuters go by on bike, tram or car. With the windows closed, the noise wasn't so bad. We had a double room with a private bathroom which was quite clean and spacious. The room and furnishings are a little worn, but clean enough and our towels were replaced daily. The room was also heated. The staff were very helpful - loaning us a corkscrew and glasses for the bottle of wine we bought at the supermarket downstairs. They also printed out tickets for our canal tour booking. We must recommend the kebab shop across the road. The friendly owner spontaneously broke into a rap for us (because we ordered wraps). Breakfast was basic, but good. We would stay here again when in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brightestspark
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

The desk staff were helpful except for the bedding not being changed even though the cleaners made up the bed one day and the soiled sheets that were there the day I arrived were not replaced. I got some nasty bites but im not sure whether they were bed bugs or just insects coming from the garden. Location was great. Beside the lovely Vondelpark and Museum area. Worth the 57 Euros a night which is cheap by Amsterdam rates.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BingoIreland
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Property: Hotel Abba
Address: Overtoom 118-122, 1054 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Abba 1*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Abba is a one star budget hotel located smack bang in the middle of all the action. We are within walking distance of the main going out area Leidseplein, the museum district, the famous canals and Amsterdam's largest park the Vondel park. So wether you're here to party, explore Amsterdam's culture, stroll along the scenic canals or relax in the park along side the locals, you're in the right place for it! Hotel Abba has been offering proper Dutch hospitality with an international touch for over 20 years! Our selection of 38 rooms offers the perfect base to explore this wonderful city. All prices include a fabulous breakfast served from 08:00am until 10:00am. We offer FREE Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and have kettle's, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards available in reception. ... more   less 
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