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“Basic - your looked after” 4 of 5 stars
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Frisco Inn Bar Hotel
Ranked #174 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
England
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Basic - your looked after”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

I enjoyed myself when I stayed here. Our plane journey got cancelled due to the snow and we only had a budget so we chose not to stay at the fashion hotel and find a hotel in town for the extra night. We came across this hotel by accident and it is a little gem. It is within 5 minute walk from Centraal station and is right next to the red light disrict.
It is basic - so please do not have high expectations. However it is clean, has sky channels and is cosy.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. They checked us in, offered us a hot drink and were there to help. Best customer service I have experienced in a while.
The only thing I would not recommend is the breakfast as I thought 5 euros for a couple slices of toast and cheese were a little expensive. As if you go for a walk there are many cafes that have excellent deals for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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New London, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

This is my second time staying at the Frisco and both times have had a great time. The hotel is located about 5-10 minute walk from the train station, 2 blocks to the red light district, two blocks from the tram, and a few blocks from Chinatown. Your are in the middle of it all!
The hotel is small, 11 rooms I believe, all with private bathrooms. There is a bar located on the ground level which also acts as the check-in area, but it is a pub style bar, very friendly and cozy. My room was small with a nice view, and modern furnishings. The stairwell is steep and there is no lift. Having stayed a few places in Amsterdam, if you want to be in the middle of it all, the Frisco offers a very good value.

What sets this place apart is the friendly staff, I had a chance to have morning coffee as well as a nitetime pint with the owner of this establishment, he (Matt I believe) and all the staff, are outgoing and friendly and great people to spark up a conversation with.
Yes the area can be a bit noisy outside during the evening, but that is part of being central.


After reading some of the negative reviews, I'm not sure what they were expecting? It is a basic hotel, clean, great location, friendly and priced accordingly. Amsterdam is not cheap and this place gives you one of the best values out there

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

Beware!
They are thieves .... they used my credit card even though I paid them in cash.
Do not recommend you to book a place at this hotel!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank yoniyoni
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

The location was great, very close to the red light district and train station so you can walk everywhere which is needed in Amsterdam, and this is budget accommodation so the fact it was ensuite was a plus - however it is a box. No space to even stretch your arms if your standing and you have to climb over the bed to get to the window. The bathroom is also a box, no space for 2 people or to even wash your face comfortably without getting the floor wet.

Also checkout is at 10 - non negotiable, they charge you every house you stay in the room and have someone knocking on the door to kick you out at 10! I'm fine with the paying extra if that's their policy but I don't think a 15 minute grace period at 10 in the morning will greatly hurt their profits!

Still it's central, and for a night or 2 is ideal, and again, it's ensuite which is not easy to find in budget hotels.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Traceler
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AVENTURA
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Loved Frisco Inn! The location, the bar, the rooms & the staff where awesome!
We will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank TravelsLisa
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

ive stayed in the frisco everytime i have been to amsterdam and couldnt be better in my opinion for the price you pay. i had family staying round the corner and it wasnt half as nice, the rooms are clean excellent location staff always helpful and polite cant wait to return. stayed in the deluxe room which was bigger with a couch in but it was on the top floor (steep stairs) but its the same everywhere. the free wi-fi is a bonus aswell and signal was perfect

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank lfcmark
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Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Frisco Inn was the perfect accommodation for our short stay in Amsterdam. VERY central! We arrived a bit early, but were greeted by friendly staff and were able to leave our baggage with them while we went off to see the city. From there we set off on our “adventure” and upon our return to the hotel we took on the STEEP stairs to the 2nd floor – these stairs can create quite a funny climb once you’ve had a drink or two. Our room was very neat and clean – no complaints! If we ever go back to Amsterdam, we’d definitely book at the Frisco Inn again – perhaps then on the first floor 

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank AK1011
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Property: Frisco Inn Bar Hotel
Address: Beursstraat 5, 1012 JT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Frisco Inn Bar Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 11
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