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“Could've been (a lot) better...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Inner Hotel
Ranked #189 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Could've been (a lot) better...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

The best thing about this hostel was its location. Nice street and pretty close to the centre of Amsterdam. The facilities in this hostel were however pretty limited. No kitchen or laundry room and the wifi connection was pretty dodgy too. The room was really small and cramped, some of the bunk beds were broken with the top beds missing the bedrail! Bedroom had a bit of dust under the bed but the bathroom was actually pretty clean. Had an incident with people smoking in our room. Staff at reception did confront them but only gave them a warning (despite the strict no smoking policy!), and said they would only evict these guests if they smoked again. It's liveable but we might've found better accommadation elsewhere in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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banda aceh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

As i never came to dormitory hotel, i was surprised, but it was ok. We were 5 persons and looking for budget hotel in amsterdam. Then we choosed inner hotel. It was 8 persons in 1 room and had 1 shower room+closet+washtafel for sharing.
We got new friends from australia and sweden. The room was average and the hotel cleaned everyday but they didnt sweep under our bed. It was dirty and lot dushes.
We must take care about our luggages/stuffs. Just bring your money and something that valuable for you. The hotel has a lift for upstair. The restaurant is in the first floor, 1 euro for hot water or coffe. We can bring our food from outside and use the restaurant equipments for having food because we can not bring it to our room(prohibited by hotel).
The receptionist was ok and the friendly chinese man helped us to prepare taxi to airport.
For location, this hotel is near to van gogh museum, rijks museum with park and 1 of famous "i amsterdam" in front of it. Walking or bicycling is the best for this city right?
For the tram, turn left from the hotel and turn left again, there it is.
Take tram no 5 from amsterdam central and after rijks museum station you get off from the tram. Just 3-5minutes walking to hotel.
Dont think too much for holiday, just go and ENJOY...

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank noeratilova
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

How would I rate this hostel, well, I’ll put it this way if it were possible to put 0 or minus’ for some of the ratings I would have!
The cleanliness was a huge worry of mine when we went as I trusted others to choose the accommodation. The accommodation was booked before I read the reviews, where we found out that in the past many many people found the Inner Amsterdam to be unclean and have BED BUGS!!! That’s right, bed bugs. I do not expect much from accommodation of any kind and do not normally stay in 5* accommodation. All I expect is clean accommodation with a bed and access to a clean bathroom. This is far from what we got at this hostel as the basin being dirty was completely overshadowed by discovering we were sharing this room with BED BUGS. My friend had been bitten, and we found a bed bug under one of the beds, when we told the woman on reception she genuinely could not have given less of a ****.
The customer service was very lacking, we were told when we arrived that we would get discounts at local attractions and places to see. We thought this was marvelous as we couldn’t afford high end entertainment. It turns out the ‘discounts’ they were talking about were 4 attractions, and offered the same reduced rate that most other tourist attractions, café’s and tour and ticket offices did. Hardly a discount for staying with them, anybody can get these. It was a nice surprise to find that out beds had been stripped with new bedding provided folded on the mattress, which is until we noticed that mine had not. I did not expect the beds to get made for us however when in 3 out of 4 beds gets new bedding you end up a bit disappointed. Not only did this disappoint us, but the general lack interest in the fact that our stay had been completely overshadowed by the bed bug situation was worrying, (to which we still didn’t get an apology or any sort of sympathy at all) I could only she assume she didn’t care because we were one of a large amount of complaints she had to deal with.
The best thing about the hostel was the location, it is very close to the center of Amsterdam, a couple of minutes if you get an all-day tram pass (about £7) it saved us tones of time getting from one place to another and this was a huge benefit.
The room itself was very good, we had room 110 (originally for 6) so the four of us found it perfectly suitable. It was well furnished with a TV, and desk, surprised that there wasn’t a wardrobe to be honest but for the price we paid I suppose you can’t really expect too much. The value of the hostel is cheap, but then again it’d sort of have to be. Don’t get me wrong the bathroom was a great size, and we were pleased to have a private one available, we just wished the basin and other parts of the room were clean.
Would I stay here again? NO!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Amsterdam
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Good location, quiet and clean street, teribble room (8.5 square meters !!!) terrible confort (no remote for TV, no frige, no air conditioned, no nothing, window opening facing an ...wall, bad smelling everywhere...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed at Inner Amesterdam for a night with a friend since the place we were staying was fully booked for that day.
The location is ok, but very far from the center, so you'd have to take the tram a lot. But it's close to the Museumplein and the Vondelpark. There's a supermarket close by.
The room was good, but there were few power outlets for 8 people. The bathroom though was not compatible with the quality of the room: it would get wet all the time, even though there was a glass door separating the shower.
The thing that really bothered me was that the receptionist entered our room twice during the night! He appeared to be looking for someone but I think that shows lack of organization. Besides, the first time he forgot the lights on!
All and all it's an ok place. We didn't try the breakfast so I can help with that.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ga_bi_91
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were worried having read the reviews but we had a good experience. The receptionist on 10.4.14 was excellent and gave us a superb rate on breakfast for the three children - 2.50 Euros apiece. The room - number 10 - was fine, clean and although there was a lot of noise from the room next door with doors banging, it was only to be expected. The one sour note was breakfast on the last day 12.4.14 when the new guy on the desk refused to give us the same breakfast rate and said that that applied to children under three. As ours were well over that I can't imagine the first guy made a mistake , so that was disappointing. We had a lovely breakfast at the Concert-gebouw next door. While the hotel is basic and is really a hostel, the location is fantastic - get the number 5 tram from the Centraal Station - you won't be too disappointed.

Room Tip: Room 10 -three sets of bunks - was perfect for a family of 5
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a two night stay at inner. Was dubious because of awful reviews but my doubts about the place were soon forgotten. On arriving early morning in the dam I emailed the hostel to ask if we could leave luggage before check in, got a reply straight away. Headed there dropped luggage in locked luggage room and was also told there were free safety deposit boxes if needed. Friendly reception staff nice first impression. Check in quick and simple got given two room keys for our twin en suite. Yes corridors are bit shabby but didn't bother us we weren't sleeping in them. Room was decent size, laminate floors were clean, furniture modern and clean. Fresh towels supplied, shower gel and hand soap in bathroom. Shower hot and spacious. Beds were two singles pushed together when I sat on it was so soft I sank right in but after an early flight and all day walking the city we both slept like babies. Fresh towels supplied next day too and also reception open 24/7. Didn't use any communal areas but looked like plenty seating for larger groups. Bottom line if on a budget wanting clean friendly accommodation and u don't mind being bit further out you can't go wrong here. It is a hostel but surely when booking people realise this. Would stay again!!!!!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inner Hotel
Address: Wanningstraat 1, 1071 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #189 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Inner Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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