- Free Wifi
The best thing about Hotel Barbacan was the location-lovely, pleasant and close enough to dam city centre to walk. However the actual hotel is really not very good, we were greeted by a terrible smell in the hallway outside our room, and the smell was even worse inside our room! it was dirty and our room was dingy and depressing, service wasn't great as our TV broke and when we called to reception they seemed angry and not very bothered to help as they didn't even come up to see it!
Our bed sheets were not changed and the room was barely cleaned.
It was a nice hotel close to city centre and all the famous touristy places. Easy to find. Clean place.
Dislike- No sitting room facilities for the travellers who arrived earlier then the check-in time. So you would need to keep your luggage in the hotel and wander around the city (without a showr) for half of the day.
I can recommend this hotel to the budget travellers.
The Hotel Barbacan was clean, staffed by capable employees and in an ideal location for travel into the city. Many cafes and restaurants were within walking distance, and the nearby tram/bus stop provided round the clock access to wider Amsterdam. The only downside was that some of the communal showers were out of order.
Staff isn't helpful, they're not polite, or flexible.., from the moment my friends and I arrived, the guy in reception was rude.. The debit / credit card machine "wasn't working".. there was nothing they could do.. even though our booking said that we could pay by any card.. The carpet was dirty, dusty, ..in the reception and in the room.. we were sharing the shower and toilet facilities, but it was super tiny. Usually I'm not very demanding with hotels.. I prefer a good location and I expect what I pay for.. but really.. this shouldn't be called a HOTEL!