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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

Kerkstraat 136-138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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75%

Rating
4320 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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86%

Pleasantly surprised! Hostel is in a fantastic location. Our room was basic but clean and had its own bathroom. However, the shower does not drain quickly so the whole bathroom gets very wet. Towels provided for free and changed every day by cleaners. Wifi decent on lower floors. Staff friendly and helpful. Definitely rent a safe downstairs - the lockers do not look secure as many of them use the same key. Overall, very good and would come back. Thanks Hans Brinker!


74%

Not a hostel but still pretty expensive. As is everywhere in dam. Breakfast was pretty good but notin special. Location felt nice but the hostels in the red light district are way more fun. You get some serious lads on tour bellends in the bar around happy hour (which is 5-6...a stupid time for happy hour)


77%

Good hostel - nothing great, nothing bad

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

You get what you pay for! Mattresses were comfortable. Highly recommend for a budget stay.


63%

I took 30min in a queue to do the check-in; The staff could have been more kind and help me better in order to have internet. Note I and my roommates couldn't have internet. Nowadays, it is a big fault;


91%

Cracking three night stay! When we moved in we wish we could have gone back. It may advertise itself as the worst hotel in the world, but for the amount it costs and it's location it's probably the best value for money hotel I've been to!


80%

Great location, nice breakfast


51%

The location was very good, near most turistic places. But this is the only good thing about it. It wasnt clean, very hot in the room, the up bed dont have stairs, so the person have to climb. The bathroom was the worst. When you take a shower, it floods. The smell was terrible. And the backpack didnt fit in the locker, actually it didnt look very safe. Just dont stay in this hostel.

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

hostel location is the best of the best.


66%

This hostel wasn't the best, but it did it's job. The breakfast was pretty good - always take advantage of every "free" meal you can get. The bar staff was also very friendly which was a plus since the groups of people there mainly stayed to themselves. A couple of cons were that my sheets had stains on them & the shower had hardly any water coming out of it.


60%

The hostel breakfast is very good. The staff is a little bit ´cold´ but they always help you when you ask. The rooms are simple and do their propose. Overall we recommend this hostel to anyone who wishes a cheap stay in AMS.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your spot on review! Hope we may welcome you again sometime!

31%

To call this place a budget hotel is a massive overstatement. It is more acane to a hovel where stained mattresses have been thrown on the floor in an attempt to trick you. The gremlin like staff do not care that your room is the tempreture of hell. Due to the fact that they must have signed their soles over to Beelzebub already. If you wish to clean yourself of the filth that enivitably sticks to you upon entering here, it would be better to jump in a canal that use their bathroom facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muhhahahahhahahahhahahahhaa (= evil laugh from the devils themselves).

60%

The receptionists were extremely rude. They over charged me by €25 as they claimed the money we had paid in advance went to hostel world and then we had to pay an extra €25 even though I had an email with balance due on arrival. We haven't had this problem in any other hostel we've stayed in and they were all booked through hostel world too. People were also smoking in our rooms which wasn't very plesant.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Really nice location, simple breakfast but included, rooms didn't feel crowded and had their own bathroom, overall really great stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great! Many thanks for your positive words, makes us happy! Hope to see you again soon!

69%

The hostel has a very good location. They have a club in the basement and a nice bar/lounge area. Lockers were big enough, beds were very comfortable. The room was SO HOT it felt like a sauna though, the window barely opened. One of the days the cleaning ladies got in the room to clean up for other guests checking in and left the door completely open while doing so. Everyone could see me lying there. Not very good for solo travelers, lots of groups.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write a review about us. We’ll ask our cleaning ladies to be a bit more subtle in the future ;) Hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Amsterdam!

91%

I stayed just for one night but I can say the atmosphere s great and the hostel is well organized. The only "issue" was the lock room where I had to leave the luggage: it was a little bit crowded so be sure you do not leave anything precious and you close well your luggage (something can drop). But nothing happened to my luggage so nothing really to complain about.. on the contrary you go home with more faith in human beings :)


80%

First hostel in Europe. Really appreciated the breakfast selection. The sheets smelled though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. Next time you visit us we'll make sure your sheets smell really nice!

100%

Good place to stay in Amsterdam..free brekkie n wifi..only gripe is can have a long wait at reception as a busy hostel..


74%

Be sure to bring earplugs, since at least the rooms on the first floor are quite loud due to the adjacent bar.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Very good advice. Hope you've liked your stay with us!

60%

Cheap cheerful


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