A friend & I visted Amsterdam for 2 days in March, 2005. We showed up with only ourselves & luggage & no reservations. We walked from the train station & asked various younger people on the street for suggestions & how much they paid for their hostels. We were looking for a lively area of town where we would meet other travellers. We were on a crazy budget & stopped at a couple places that were priced higher than we wanted to pay. One hostel we found reeked of cigarettes and was in our price range. I didnt want to commit but our luggage was getting difficult to lug around, especially cause the streets were covered in sand due to constuction. Finally someone pointed us across the canal, to The Heart of Amsterdam. I went inside and spoke to the front desk & then I peeked upstairs at the room. It was only one single bed but was in our price range. There was a cool 20 something guy cleaning the room at the time... & when I mentioned there was 2 of us he said he'd throw down an extra mattress for us at no extra charge. I bartered a bit at the front desk and got 2 nights at a great price. Appartently most places want you to pay for a 3 day minimum (Friday, Sat & Sun), so we were fortunate. But this place did make an exception for us (so plan for a 3 day minimum stay). Yes, it is located in the red light district, but I will recommend this place to single 20-something females/males who enjoy pub-crawling & chatting with people from all over. We noticed that most of the pubs are occupied with more males than females. Walking distance to several good pubs open late. Obviously not for those offended by red light districts or those expecting a hotel. This is a hostel, but our room had a small bathroom. I posted 3 photos. The a.m. little snack bar is great for saving $ & making a sandwich for later.
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- Also Known As:
- Heart Of Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
- Heart Hotel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Heart Hotel