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“Awsome location ! Room was just average just to get ur head down”
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #330 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Must admit after reading the previous reviews I was a little worried about staying here ??? Although wen we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome twin room bunk beds 1st floor lovely view clean shower & sink in room. Our sheets were very clean & given clean towels. There was one problem wen we had a shower it leaked downstairs so they turned our water off the next day we were given 15 euros each for the inconvenience ! Overall great for a 3 night stay x

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

First time I have stayed in this Hotel, and will defintely be the last!! I can categorically say i have never experienced anything like this before!

After reading reviews about this hotel I thought that the previous reviewers were possibly exagerrating or used to a higher qulity of Hotel that the 2 star advertised, however after 2 nights in this hotel i can safely say that the negative reviews are defintly correct.

The hotel mentions steep staircases as it has no lift, however, it felt like climbing Mt Everest (we were situated on 2nd floor). The higher up you got the worse the smell, damp, musty and stale! This wasn't a massive issue for us but for other guests could have been. Upon entering the room we were faced with something the size of a prison cell, with three single beds and some very basic and cheap furniture (a wardrode which was dirty, and a desk). The natural light in the room was non exisitent and the one light on the ceiling gave out minimal orange light, there was no desk lamp. The exterior of hotel and surrounding buildings are covered in scaffolding and there were workmen walking past the room on several occasions which was not ideal for privacy or security and there was no menton of this when booking. We had paid extra for an ensuite room, no natural light in here either and the one light there was barely gave out anything, it was pretty much like showering in the dark.

Back to the bedroom facilities, the bedsheets had holes in, the matresses should quite frankly be thrown out, visibly grubby, uncomfortable and made for an awful nights sleep!! Under the beds there were 2 mouse traps, which was quite disconcerning, and to add to this when walking in the corridor outside the bedroom i was mt head on with a mouse, this should tell you all you need to know about this hotel!!

I have no idea how the owners can claim this is a 2 star hotel, I have stayed in nicer Hostels in Amsterdam, infact I reckon the inmates at Guantanamo would be disgusted with conditons here! All I ask for is clean facilites and this hotel definitley was not that!! I would never stay again, and would urge (seriously) that anybody that has time should cancel the hotel and make alternate accomodation arrangements. If i owbed the hiotel and charged these rices i would be embarressed!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Matthew F
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

2nd time ive stayed there, and i can tell you it will be my last. Hotel is in perfect location if u don't mind a lot of noise, which did'nt bother us as we were on a lads trip away. The reason i will never stay in this place is, !!!BED BUGS !!!came home wiith over 30 bites all over my body horrible manky place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank james d
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

do not go 2 this hostel not v gd at all its close two everthing but the room was very small my bedroom at home is bigger and this was for three of us and the bathroom was nastie shower curtain was broke and thay wasent interested in sorting it i had 2 wash the floor in the bedroom when i got there it was so slippery so dont go trust me

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank scott m
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank John M
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Just read the rest of the reviews, only thing i can say is that i agree with the rest of them, the receptionist was okay and looked after our bags before we left with no problems at all, but i do agree with the rest of the reviews and would have not stayed if it would have been for more than one night and yes very over priced for the room it cost us around £65.00 pounds. "O" one more thing the bedding was clean but the beds them selves were filthy, just got to remember we was in Amsterdam and what do most people go for, drink and space cakes, so i was to be expected i suppose.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Damrak 40/41, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #330 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $86 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Continental 1*
Number of rooms: 26
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