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Hotel Internationaal
Ranked #176 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Having stayed here on around 7 occasions, my latest trip maintains my love of this little place. If you get off the train at the Centraal Station you will be in the Hotel within 5 mins (walking). Now as the title says it is basic, you get a bed a cupboard a mirror and a sink. You have to share the shower and toilet with others on your floor. It has always been clean though. Yes sometimes it can bee pretty noisy, but if you stay anywhere in central Amsterdam in the thick of it it's going to be noisy. However its not extreme. The location is fantastic your ar close to anything and everything that is a must do and see in Amsrterdam. If it's a weeks peace relaxing in comfort and luxury then go elsewhere, though if you want a cheap place for 3 or 4 nights to put your head down smack bang in the middle of the action then this is for you. There is a bar downstairs (public) and its a great place to start your day or night, also a great place of info and advice if you've never been to Amsterdam before. Just ask at the bar.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We arrived early on friday morning, there were 12 of us and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The hotel is situated cenral to everything, pretty mad for those who want to go for a mad weekend, it's the perfect place. The rooms are clean and the time we went it was early february and it was like minus 10 degrees for the whole 4 days but the hotel rooms were warm. Wouldn't complain one bit, only for trying to climb the steep stairs while intoxicated lol

Room Tip: Ask for the first floor as the stairs are quite steep and unbearable when coming in from a night out...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Kamen R
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sue P
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lawrence549
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The hotel has a nice position close to the Central Station but was very noisy during the night. One must be very tired in order to be able to fall to sleep, especially in the weekends. Otherwise, quite expensive room but very little, with a stare case that you must avoid if you are drunk :) But that's old Amsterdam's architecture...:) I liked very much the atmosphere in the receptions hall as it offers a cozy place to grab a beer.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This hotel is in a great location, right on the Warmoeestraat which is always buzzing. So do expect some noise late into the night (ear plugs are provided in rooms though!).

It is also a five minute walk from the central station, so in regards to transfers from the airport you couldnt pick a more perfect destination. Within 40 minutes of picking up our baggage we had settled into our room! We picked up the first train from the airport in to Amsterdam central. It only takes twenty minutes.

I believe this hotel is 75% more of a hostel based accomodation, with shared rooms and shared bathrooms. However, there are at least two rooms, situated right at the top of the building that are perfect for couples. They go quickly though! The room was more like a small apartment, with its own hallway, shower room, bathroom and bedroom. On the downside the lighting in the bedroom was very very dim.

If you have never been to Amsterdam before beware of the stairs, they are especially narrow and practically vertical. Without an elevator, carrying our 20Kg luggage up and down was a real nightmare! After a couple of days you get used to the stairs and will practically skip up and down.

Staff on arrival and exit were super friendly and welcoming. The room was cleaned every day. I would be giving this hotel top marks but my one complaint is quite important to me.
While the room was cleaned every day, our sheets were never clean. On arrival there were some funny stains in the corners. One night, when we returned to the room merry and with some chips we dropped some ketchup on the bed, noticeably. Again the sheets were not once changed in our stay. I can deal with the stain we made ourselves but the stains that were there on arrival were difficult to accept.

And finally fellow travellers, if you are here to dabble in the typical culture, there is an ash tray provided in rooms and you are allowed to smoke as many joints as you like before bed :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Internationaal

Address: Warmoesstraat 1 /3 | Old Side: Red Light District, 1012 HT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $103 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Internationaal 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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