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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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75%

Rating
4214 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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74%

Overall the Hostel was good for the price & the location is ideal being an easy bike ride to everything & really easy to get there from Airport. The breakfast was great with a nice variety. The bathrooms were the biggest downfall they were small & had no hooks, no toilet seat & nowhere to put your things when you were showering & when you're in a 6 bed mixed dorm this is kind of essential. Also it didn't bother us but if your the type who likes it quiet to sleep, it's quite noisey.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Overall good. Very basic place... definitely get what you pay for. Wifi was down.... not good. Staff is lame.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We’re sorry to hear you think we’re lame. We’re not per sé saying it isn’t true, but we would like to know why you think so, so we can de-lame ourselves. Wifi is having some hiccups lately, are solving it. Glad overall you liked your stay!

51%

Please wifi is very important!!!!! Don't lie about having wifi in the hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
The thing is, we’re actually not a hostel. We’re a place where people go to where they need to rehab from internet. Just kiddin. Wifi is mostly here, but due to the reconstruction of our bar it had been off for some time. We didn’t ‘lie’ about it, it was just broke for a while. Now it’s back in the air!

91%

You get what it says, nice facilities the main criticism is the wifi, which is next to impossible to connect to.


83%

It was a really good hostel, big brekky and good bar. Can be really noisy at times sounded like a rave going on at 6am everyday!

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! Apart from liking your positive words,we also like that we’ve learnt a new word (brekky) from you review. See you soon, we hope?!

86%

The worst hostel in the world!!! lol Check in was easy. Was briefed well by the staff. Room was basic and clean. Enough space for 4 pax. The locker was small but did the job. Toilet was clean. Fresh towel everyday. Was pretty lucky because both night, the room was for myself. Met a lot of travelers while staying. Really great and cheap hostel with a perfect location for roaming around Amsterdam.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your review, very happy to read you’ve enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime!

100%

The hostel is huge with a lot of young people. There is a bar and an underground bar opened until 4am. Our room is more than enough for a weekend with friends. The location is perfect, just near the center. The breakfast is not so complete but it is ok. Bread with jam and cheese and some fruit and cereals. I strongly recommnend this hostel.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muuiittoooo obrigado! Love to read your review! Did you know we recently opened a hostel is Portugal (Lisbon) as well? Hope to see you again in either of both places!

77%

Good value. We're fairly certain our camera was stolen from the luggage room here, but to be fair, they had warning signs up to not leave important things in the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the honesty! And we are sincerely sorry that you’ve lost your camera; next time, rent a safe at reception, you’re stuff is safe in there!

86%

i recommend, very good


31%

Probably the worst place I've ever stayed. They really embrace being the worst hostel out there and not in a funny way. The bathroom was a joke, beds were terrible, and everything smelled rotten.. Their bar staff didnt know what they were doing and don't get a Heineken, they water them down. Oo and it also felt like I was at a daycare.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Are you sure you stayed at our place? Because we are actually VERY funny. Oh, and never mess with our Heineken. It’s the only thing we’re very serious about

89%

Ideal location within walking distance of Dam Square, RLD etc with nice cafes and shops nearby. Rooms are very basic but if you're going to be out most of the time and just need a place to sleep it's good and comfortable. Wasn't around too much for the events the hostel has but nevertheless there was a nice atmosphere to the place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Spot on review, makes us proud! Many thanks and hope to see you again sometime!

77%

Having booked the hostel on a Saturday morning for the same day, obviously defeated the "value for money" aspect of it, since I payed around 25e for the bed. The staff were great, and everything else was just enough of what you would expect from a hostel, especially one that claims to not worry too much about it!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great B-fast!

Owner Comment (Hide)
You’re great!

31%

Within 10 mins of check in, someone came into my room and stole my wallet. There were a bunch of high school kids running around all the time, my sheets were stained upon arrival, and the restroom spelled bad.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We’re very sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. We’ve send you a private message to gain further information about this.

80%

Facilities and rooms are high quality, my biggest issue was that the bar area downstairs was perpetually empty as there wasn't much atmosphere. Not the most social of hostels in my experience but everything else was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear you think we’re not too social, it’s actually what we would like to be… Maybe it was due to the construction of our bar, where normally most social life is going on. We invite you to come and visit some other time to see if you like it better with our bar!

66%

The wifi didn't working during my entire 3 day stay. Their bar and restaurant are under construction.

Owner Comment (Hide)
True. But now we’ve finished! New bar is there and wifi works again. Hope you can come visit sometime to see how it looks now, and hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Amsterdam!

60%

Best thing about this place is the location - other than that it's just alright.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review!

34%

The staff were rude, the rooms were not very clean and the lockers could easily be broken into, we paid way more then this hostel was worth compared to all the other hostels we have stayed at. Decent breakfast and average location. Would not stay here again.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time at our hostel, we do hope you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam. Just to be clear: we state that our lockers are not safe and that you shouldn’t keep your valuables in them – for valuables you can rent a safe at reception. Our location rocks, can’t be more in the city center! And we’re one of the cheapest hostels of Amsterdam – unfortunately an expensive city.

63%

The hostel is very simple. Our room was quite dirty although the sheets and cover for the beds were very nice and clean. Breakfast and the good location make the hostel worth it. I'd say it's overpriced but it is Amsterdam, so every hostel is overpriced.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • dzanghelini26
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for the review. Our rooms are cleaned daily and really shouldn’t be dirty – please report to the receptionist if they are, so we can fix it! Hope you’ve had a good time in Amsterdam!

57%

Good location but the hostel always has a big crowd that made so much noise. Mix dorm actually is all male dorm so as the only female I don't feel comfortable when many roommates being half naked after shower. Noisy in the lobby and late night in the hallway. Breakfast was awesome ! Poor wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. Our mixed dorms are mixed, that means you can be with all guys or all girls, just how it turns out. Doesn’t mean you will always be with only guys. Glad you liked the breakfast!

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