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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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77%

Rating
3894 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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51%

The atmosphere was very poor. I felt i was in the army. Too many schoolkids with no quality.


94%

Everything was good. The Interior could be a bit more white or less-dark but thats just me. Would gladly stay here again and recommend to friends.


77%

Quite a walk from the city centre and train station. Wifi worked well in rooms and the main dining area. Excellent breakfast. The ensuite shower was in good condition. Dorm room was large and spacious with cages under the bed for storage.


83%

Absolutely good hostel for great value - only negative point is the shower that floods the whole bathroom. Rest was great - mostly very nice staff as well!

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Really great hostel! Spacious, moderately clean rooms with ensuite facilities. The bar and breakfast are awesome, and cheap happy hour drinks! Luggage storage and elevator were a bonus. The street is very close to everything and easy to find your way back because of the huge light-up "HOTEL" sign on the building that we called our "beacon of hope" :) The constant intercom announcements are mildly annoying throughout the day but you likely won't be hanging out in the room enough to care.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your review! We hope to welcome you again soon at the 'beacon of hope'! Greetings, Hans Brinker

69%

the reception could be a bit more nicer or attentive. the fact they make you like their fb page to get wi fi is boerderline criminal. bathrooms are really tiny and no hooks to hang nothing. its ok for a hostel but with a bit more it could have been a great place

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, What's not to like about our Facebook page? ;) Hans Brinker

91%

I enjoyed staying there. I stayed in a dormitory. I felt the lockers in the dormitory could have been better, I found it a bit strange that there were lockers beside the beds, but the lockers beside my bed did not correspond with the number of my bed!

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Great you've enjoyed your stay! See you next time! Hans Brinker

34%

The room is very smelly and the air circulation is very bad.. The bed is dirty and quiet dangerous if u sleep on the top bed and most of the locker is spoil... Toilet and room is disgusting..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We are located in a very old building, so sometimes the sewerage may smell something during rainy days. We can assure you though all our rooms and bathrooms get cleaned every day and we definately provide clean bed linen and towels! Hans Brinker

89%

Price:Value

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hans Brinker Hotel: Fun

97%

The room was clean and freshly painted, the whole place was more like a well run hostel than a budget hotel. The main attraction must be the staff who are unfailingly helpful and cheerfull. Somewhat suprised to find two seventy year old backpackers asking for a key , we were rewarded with a big smile and all of the info we needed. A clear case of old meets young and both benefited. Cannot recomend this hotel enough!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your review! Well, looking forward seeing you and your friends again soon! Greetings, Hans Brinker

91%

I found the staff helpful and very nice to deal with. Someone’s always on duty at reception and they check your key before letting you in. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm room with a very small en suite bathroom which was clean by hostel standards. They also offer a decent selection for their free breakfast. You can easily walk to the Rijksmuseum from here.


66%

The location was great, we weren't early birds to get better hostel accommodation for our budget and was thankful to have found hans brinker. Linen was clean. Staff at reception very helpful. On the downside, the 6-bed dorm we were in was really stuffy, and very hot. The bathroom/toilet drains emitted a foul smell the entire time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for your review. We hope to see you and your friends again soon! Greetings, Hans Brinker

71%

well the hotel is really central. you can walk 5min and you are in the middle of Amsterdam though the hostel walls are really thin and there are a lot of loud people in the hostel. also the hotel makes a raunchy impression an the toilet stank.

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your review! Indeed we are a youth / party hotel, so we cannot guarantee quiet nights. We can assure you we are a clean hotel as we clean the rooms and bathrooms every day! Hans Brinker

100%

Such an awesome hotel/hostel! Good location and the bar has a great atmosphere!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Great club, best breakfast and coolest guests :)! Hans Brinker

83%

There was no ladders to get on the top bunk but the breakfast was good and the location was great!


40%

here's just terrific. the room is so disgusting smell.... I never go there again....

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, The rooms may be a bit old, but we clean them every day (including the bathrooms). Hans Brinker

86%

Nice Staff, nice Location.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nice bar, nice club, nice restaurant, nice breakfast, nice rooms, nice guests

86%

Amazing location right in the middle of where you want to be. We were mind-blown by breakfast (when most hostels offer only corn flakes or nothing at all, then yes, hot eggs and grilled tomatoes possess the ability to blow my mind). The bunks are sort of military style and the rooms are fairly sterile but that didn't really bother us - we got clean towels daily, another rare bonus. Oh and because of the canals mosquitoes are rife - I had to lather myself in repellent before bed. Would recommend.


86%

This hostel is really nice to meet a lot of nice people! It's really nice, don't expect much, but it's good for what you need!


51%

Extremely basic facilities. Ultra cramped bathroom with lingering pee smell. Prison style bunk with damp sweat smell due to lack of ventilation. Expect mosquitoes attacking you throughout the night, with dead bodies squashed on walls and floors. Only good thing is the free breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Indeed we are basic, but we advertise being basic! We do provide everything you need for a great stay in Amsterdam, including CLEAN bedrooms and bathrooms! Hans Brinker

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