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Botel Zebra Reviews

PObox 2430, NL 1000CK, Oosterdok t/o 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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581 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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An excellent and fun stay. The staff was very welcoming and nice. Breakfast was good. This, however, might not be a good place for partying as the lady complained about the noise levels. Great value for money and the only minor setbacks were really the fact that you had to watch out for toilets not to get clogged and keep the windows open to avoid humidity.


The location is good with about 15 mins walk to the central station. We live in a twin private ensuit, the room is really really small but it is clean and cosy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We really love the breakfast there. The only problem is : there is only ONE SOCKET in each room which is really inconvenient.


Fantastic stay 10mins from centraal!

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cute little boat near the train station and town. Very small rooms and very damp but possibly expected given it is a boat on a canal!


Nothing is bad.

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The Zebra Botel was a great choice for our three day visit to Amsterdam. Easy walking to transport and situated on a quiet dock, it gives a real Amsterdam experience in the Dutch maritime.tradition. Wonderful breakfast and very friendly staff. Small but cosy cabin with heating and hot water. Highly recommended.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


no complaints at all the room was comfortable, warm and had the facilities you need and at 20 euros a night it was great.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Everything very good, friendly staff, small but clean and functional rooms with private toilet and shower. Excellent breakfast. We recommend it to everyone.


Room was tiny as expected, but nice and clean. First few hours were cold (heating was turned on after we arrived), but after that was really warm, don't worry! Breakfast was good (bread, butter, hams, cereals, even fruit and vegetable). Only disadvantage was that when we wanted to use the luggage storage when leaving, it was available only until afternoon, because the boat was closed after that. So we had to use the lockers at the Central station. Apart from that I would recommend it!


Nice and cozy botel. Just around 10 min walk from Central Station and around 15 min from the city center. The host is very kind and helpful, Rooms are small (but this is a boat) so the space is limited but there were a lot of shelves so we could put our things on it.. Everything was very clean, Great breakfast, The only bad thing was that the wi fi signal was very bad or absent in our room. All in all we had a great stay there.

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