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Sarphati Hotel
Ranked #356 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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“Only for backpacker”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

the location is good, in front of tram station.
but the cleanliness is not good, something smell bad in all area (maybe that was a local smell, i don't know)
price is good for backpacker
bathroom is OK

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

For a start the title is misleading because by no means is this hostel a hotel. I stayed for 3 nights over New year's eve, paying 200 Euro for a bed in a 10 man dorm. If you can't handle being in a room with lots of people who you don't know then obviously this size dorm isn't suitable for you. The people I shared with liked to get stoned all day and then go to bed so the lights were off and the room stank the majority of the time. The staff are ok, speak English. They have a few good tips on where things are and what to do in Amsterdam. The WiFi worked fine, it is what it is, a hostel with a bed, simple.

Room Tip: Don't get the 10 man room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Located quite far from the lively city but trams can easily bring you everywhere. Staff are friendly and helpful. The room is really so small and it is difficult to climb in the double deck bed. The stairs are too narrow. There is no locker, no wifi, and very limited electrical outlets. Breakfast is free and so simple. Just enough for backpackers on a tight budget.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Nice location, across the street from relatively unknown Sarphati Park, and it sits right near the center. The rooms are clean, and you get a "Dutch" breakfast of unlimited PB and J's and coffee. The rooms are standard bunks, clean and well kept. The dining room is really nice, but you have to make breakfast for that.

The staff is cool, laid back, and helpful. They also are ready to give you specific tips if you need. The unique thing about this place is its location in the Pijp and close proximity to Albert Cuyp market.

The Pijp is the local hot neighborhood, with bars and vintage clothing shops and record shops. Its a funky area, with a less touristy feel.

The Albert Cuyp market is massive, stretching endlessly, offering all kinds of wares and food, with good quality, relative to the many outdoor markets in Amsterdam proper.

This place certainly provides the basics at a nice price, in a surprisingly cool location that you might not otherwise happen by over the course of a short visit.

Room Tip: no worries, its a quiet area, all good
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Maili, Hawaii, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a hostel, even thought it's sometimes listed as "Hotel" Sarphati. I thought the value was good for the money (23 Euro for a spot in a 4-bunk room).
This review presumes you know what you're getting when you stay at a hostel: a shared place to sleep, shower, eat, and (if you want) meet people. That's it -- at hostel prices, everything beyond that is extra. If you're a bit fussy, or a light sleeper, or a very private person, a hostel is not for you.
So within that context, the Sarphati was fine. Friendly, helpful staff, decent wi-fi. Bath/shower was tiny. Breakfast is included, but is basically, bread, peanut butter, jam, and coffee/tea.
Quiet location, bit of a walk from the center, but there's a tram stop just outside. #3 will take you to within a few minutes of Anne Frank House.
Short walk to shops, restaurants, stores.

Room Tip: The stairs are the steepest I've ever seen in my life. Definitely not disability-accessible. A r...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed for one night in the 5 person bedroom. The room is small for 5 people and not worth 50 euros per night at all as I could smell the toilet from my bed. Moreover the ugly furnishing (mouldy, smelling bathroom) and just one toilet paper roll in the ensuite toilet killed my desire to even spend more nights. The Ensuite toilet itself was a horrow as it allowed no privacy at all . I would very much prefer an external toilet in this situation or more decent hygiene. Breakfast was OK and at least coffee was served in plastic cups but the cheap peanut butter and marmelades and cheap toast left very much more to be desired for your buck.

Room Tip: With 50 euros for 1 night in a 5 person dorm on a Saturday, you are better off spending your money i...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The sign of the hostel is a little bit hard to see, but the tramp from train station stop quite close. There are markets, supermarkets and convenient shops nearby so if you arrive late, there's still something to eat. The kitchen is quite small, and they have a microwave oven for heating food (no cooking is a minus point).
I booked a 10 bed mixed room. Room is very small, and there's not much space for your luggage. I think it's ok to sleep since i only stayed for 2 nights. Beds might be not very clean for some people.
As a lot of reviews said, it's ok for backpacker.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Sarphati Hotel
Address: Sarphatipark 58, 1073 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Albert)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp , Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #356 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sarphati Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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