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“My six days at Annemarie Hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Annemarie Hotel
Ranked #347 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
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“My six days at Annemarie Hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I spent six days at this hostel. Its cheaper than many other hostels. The place seemed clean enough. It is true that there is is not enough forks and spoons in the kitchen. The downstairs bathroom is tiny. The location is good with a supermarket two minutes walk.
However, most of the staff were nice enough. But, I gave my computer to a member of the team for safe keeping. I misplaced the receipt that the guy gave to me,( I later found it in my bag). Ten minutes before I was about to take the airport bus, I requested my computer. The member of staff implied that I didn't have a computer, laughed at me for not knowing the brand of computer , made me stressed that I misspelt the password. I realised that there are ways of dealing with guests as I have worked in hotels for years and I remained calm. Thankfully, I had uploaded a large photo of myself on the screen saver and after I had entered the right password, I was able to prove my ownership and left.
I would stay here again, if I needed to. I wouldn't let someone with poor social skills influence my choice of hostel

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor, the shower room is very small.
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Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I booked accomodation through their website, entered my card details, etc. Then someone left a garbled message on my phone with the phrase 'you put money on credit card' used many times.
I emailed the hostel twice to ask if there was a problem with my booking and received no reply. I called them and the guy that answered said he couldn't find my reservation. I asked if I could re-book over the phone and he said that it was best to use the website. Clearly not.
I booked elsewhere and thought no more about it until I returned from my trip to find that they'd billed me for not showing up. Unbelievable.
I called, I emailed, I posted a letter of complaint. Three months later and I still have no response and no refund.
Amsterdam is full of lovely places to stay, but this sure wasn't one of them.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

The location is very good, across the street from an opera house and felt very safe. Museumplein is minutes away as well as a supermarket. The staff weren't overly friendly but polite enough. Everything was pretty clean and the beds were quite good. We were in a room with 12 beds, some guests decided to come in at 4AM and wake up the entire building but such is the hostel experience. My one complaint would be that the toilet and shower "cubicle" were very small. The shower on the ground floor is essentially a kitchen cupboard, with barely any space to hang a towel. For the price I think we could have found somewhere better, but next time I think we'll be spending the extra £ for a budget hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed here for three nights with three friends. The hostel's location was probably it's best attribute, it's right next to the Museumplein and a large grocery store and is in a quiet neighborhood. However, the hostel was quite dirty and cramped. The showers were a joke (one per floor) shared between at least 10-15 people. A recommendation: do not book the 10 person room on the ground floor, as it is right next to the common area which stays loud for much of the night. I had no issues with the staff, as other reviewers did.

Room Tip: Would recommend a private room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

we had a horrible stay... the manager over-books the hotel - that's why he cancelled some rooms in order to give us the places we had booked 2 months in advance. NEVER, EVER GO to this HOSTEL!
p.s.: There is dirt everywhere and for that amount one can find a decent place to stay.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

I stayed in a private 2 bed room with a friend, which had a sink and a bunk bed. It was quiet and clean. Each floor of the hostel had a couple of private shower stalls and bathroom stall. It was located on a quiet street a few blocks away from a supermarket and museumplein. The breakfast is a typical hostel breakfast: tea, coffee, and bread with nutella, butter, or jam. Great for young people on a budget who require minimal amenities.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stayed with a couple of friends at Hostel Annemarie in Amsterdam, in May 2013. I was charged after I left (from my card), for the full price of an extra night for 10 people, even though we had already paid everything on cash upon arrival. Clearly surprised and alarmed, I wrote the hostel an email to clarify this situation, that was an obvious mistake, and try to get the money back. To my surprise, they said they didn't charge me anything (although I have proof of my bank that shows otherwise), that they didn't want to see my proof, and that I should contact my bank. This is called STEALING!!!! Plus, we had a really bad stay, because the staff were not nice at all, and the bedroom was cold and uncomfortable. DON'T GO THERE!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Annemarie Hotel
Address: Jan Willem Brouwstraat 14, 1071 LJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #347 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Annemarie Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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