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“Avoid this one if you can” 1 of 5 stars
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Damrak Inn Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #275 of 330 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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5 hotel reviews
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“Avoid this one if you can”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The location of this hotel is very close to the Amsterdam Central Station, about 5 mins walk. It is within walking distant to most tourist spots and it is easy to get food nearby. Other than location there is nothing about this hotel. To get to the hotel you have to climb up a very very steep stairs, which is spiral at the top. It is dangerous with heavy luggage. We had a room on the 4th floor, that was more climbing with heavy luggages. The room we had is about enough space for 3 single bed, there was hardly any space for luggages (on the floor). The toilet was narrow. If location is all you're after that's ok, other than that there's nothing much about this hotel. We did not need to use any form of public transport while at this hotel. But we did go on the hop-on-hop-off bus, my advice is don't take it, it is a rip-off. The interval from one bus to the next is about 30 min sometimes as long as 40 min. If you missed it, you had to wait 30 to 40 min, that's ridiculous. We waited for almost 40 min at the Heineken stop. We wanted to go to the floating flower market, but the driver for some reason were rushing and did not stop at the floating flower market, we ended up at the train station stop. When we confronted him he said it is only 15 min walk back (the weather was cold). Driver like that should be fired!

Room Tip: easy to find food around the hotel. Don't take the hop-on-hop-off, it's a rip-off.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited with 4 friends, stayed in a room for 5. The rooms were clean and beds really comfortable. Clean towels & bedding each day. Small bathroom.
Very central location.
The staff were relatively friendly and no more attitude or anything than most Dutch have towards English folks. I lost my boarding pass and the guy on reception printed me another one off so that was pretty helpful. We were also allowed to leave luggage in a large cupboard all day.
If you want luxury and food don't come here but if you want something cheap and clean its perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Like a crystall maze.Didnt know where my room was.Climb up like mount everset with my luggage.Believe it,in Amsterdam,I was sweating carrying the bags.Absolutely no help from anybody.No WI FI,it was not working.Finally,the receptionist asked me go to another hotel to get connected.Off all these many stays,this was the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed here with 4 friends. We managed to get a room for five so we could all be together. The location was fine and the room was fine for what we wanted - cheap and cheerful. We were within walking distances from most places and if not the tram stop isn't far away. We also walked from the train station.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

You shouldn't be called inn if you don't have a pub on the ground floor, right?. They had a chips shop!

The hotel receptionists couldn't even speak Dutch. Amsterdam is still the Netherlands, right?

They insisted I left the room keys in the reception, but my sister (who they have never seen cause we did not arrive at the same time) asked the keys and they didn't even check who she was, so off it goes for safety. The room was incredibly tiny, so was the whole hotel.

There was some steep stairs to the second and third floors where we had to do crazy maneuvers to get the bags upstairs. The place was even smaller than Anne Frank's annex appartment!

Avoid at all costs! If out of options take the train station benches instead!

Room Tip: Somewhere else!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

-Fairly nice room
-Smelt a little bit of chip fat only on first floor, but the chips from the place below where pretty nice
-pillows where crap but bed was okay
-nice woman at desk
-tv with good channels (comedy central)
-Location was great walking distance to all coffee shops + red light district

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Damrak Inn Hotel Amsterdam
Address: Damrak 5859, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #275 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Damrak Inn Hotel Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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