A friend and I stayed at the Meininger in a dorm style room, and we had a pleasant stay. The hotel and room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. each bed had it's own outlet, shelf, and light. The room had its own private toilet and shower to share between 7 people which was fine. The only issue was that they are in two separate rooms and the sink is in the main room. It was inconvenient when we wanted to get up early and get ready in the morning but our roommates were still sleeping; we didn't want to turn on the lights over the sink because it would disturb or wake them. But when that happened, we just went to the bathroom downstairs near the lobby. Also, the lockers in the room were fine, but if you bring your own lock, make sure it isn't a small lock, because they don't work very well with the lockers. And if you forget, there are locks for purchase at the hotel too. Otherwise, the rooms were very satisfactory.
We didn´t eat at the hostel, so I can't comment on the breakfast, but I know it was available for around 6 euro, all you can eat. The staff was friendly, and fairly knowledgeable. There is also a storage room if you need to store your luggage if you arrive before check in.
Lastly, the location was conveniently located just steps from the train/bus station. From the Schipol Airport, you can easily hop on a bus that goes right to the station near the hotel (about 40 minutes). To take the train to the Amsterdam central station from the hotel station is about 5 minutes. To take the bus from the hotel, it is about 20 minutes to Amsterdam central station. Night busses also run every half hour going to and from the city center. My friend and I got the Iamsterdam card, so taking the bus to the city was free.
Overall, we had a nice stay at the Meininger Hotel Amsterdam!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Style and atmosphere of the hotelThe new MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West offers a very special atmosphere for your stay: people of all different ages and origins meet here in an unusually relaxed international atmosphere. They communicate with one another, relax, work or simply take a peaceful break. Opening July 2012.Unique aspects of the hotelWe have a breath of Amsterdam flair in store for you here, with distinctive art in the lobby. With a nod to the Old Masters, details from the great works of the golden age of painting are located throughout the hotel. The 232 comfortable non-smoker rooms offer an own bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer as well as a television and air conditioning. The hotel boasts spacious public areas such as lobby, bar and guest kitchen, in which use of W-LAN is free of charge. Our lavish all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet gives you the ideal start to your day and is available at a small extra fee. Cars can be parked in the hotel underground garage, also at a charge.Location of the hotel, surrounding area and sightsThe MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West lies in the corridor between city centre and Schiphol Airport, directly by the Sloterdijk transport hub. From here it is just a 5-minute ride with the urban railway to Centraal Station at the heart of the Old Town and ten minutes to Schiphol Airport, with Utrecht less than an hour away by train. Whether you want to travel round the canals, visit the Rijksmuseum, stroll through the flower market, have a stopover in a coffee shop or complete a business appointment, the Dutch metropolis receives its guests with welcoming openness. ... more less
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