We stayed here back in March 2012 and it was fantastic! What an experience! The location is a big part of what makes it so awesome. It's about a 5-10 minute walk to Dam Square, the Red Light District, and many other exciting attractions. It's like having your own personal apartment in the heart of Amsterdam, where you can smoke all you want without anybody saying a thing! Speaking of which (should you choose to partake), there's plenty of smoking paraphernalia to be found in the room (and did I mention the convenient coffeeshop next door?) The staff are also fantastic, especially the American owner Eric. He was very friendly, very helpful, and answered all of our questions. He is an excellent host! The artwork in the building is also a plus and really adds to the atmosphere.
Some helpful tips if you do decide to stay here: bring everything you think you'll need. That includes soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. They have supplies on hand if you need them or forget something, but I recommend bringing your own just for convenience. Also, if you have trouble with climbing stairs, this place is not for you. The stairs are winding and slightly challenging at times, but nonetheless part of the experience! I actually found them fun after a few days. Just be careful after smoking... ;)
Anyway long story short, I can't recommend this hostel enough! I will never forget this place and how much fun we had there! If you want to experience Amsterdam the right way, this is the place to do so. I hope we are able to go back to Amsterdam and stay here again for round two!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Cribs B&B is a smoker's friendly place, geared towards people looking to explore the city at a laid back pace. It's a great alternative to a typical budget hotel or a crowded hostel dorm. The room is private and equipped with cable TV/DVD and a shower/toilet. There is a shared Living room/kitchenette with the on-site host. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, just five minutes walk from the Dam Square, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District. Note: The Cribs has a narrow and winding stairway, which may not be suitable for the elderly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Cribs Hotel Amsterdam