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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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74%

Rating
4433 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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69%

Within walking distance of most landmarks in the city. Better than average breakfast. My only real problem was with the locker in the room, with a good yank I could open the door whether locked or not.


89%

always a cheap place to stay. a bit rough around the edges, but close to leidseplein and the star of the show is the breakfast, including pancakes. It's all a bit manic, but I'm older than you!


83%

Quite happy with this hostel. The facilities are a bit older but still gets the job done! Staff were nice but the reception area was cramped and they needed more people to be working at the desk.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your positive note and comments! Thanks for your suggestion for improvement – we’re currently looking on how we can proceed things faster at reception. Hope you’ll visit us again in the future, and advise your friends to do the same!

83%

Don't be late for breakfast!

  • 30th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Best advice ever.

54%

very good breakfast, amazing. terrible wify. Very noisy

Owner Comment (Hide)
Obrigado for your comments!

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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
You pleasantly surprised us with your reveiw – many thanks for that! We completely agree with all your comments – showers can definitely do better (we hope to be solving that in near feature), and to rent a safe for your valuables is always best. Hope you’ll spread the positive words and to see you again soon!

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments! Even though we bare the name of ‘budget hotel’, what we actually are is a hostel. We’re also pretty fun. But if you know a better place, we won’t hold you back to go there – we want you to have the best possible experience in Amsterdam!

77%

Good hostel - nothing great, nothing bad

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nothing bad about you either ;) thanks for your comment and we hope you liked your stay in Amsterdam!

74%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks! Happy to hear you liked your stay, hope to see you again some, our comfortable matrasses are here for you any time!

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;

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear you think we didn’t treat you well! We always try the best we can… We do have internet though, wifi in the entire building, although it has its flaws sometime. We hope you did enjoy your stay in Amsterdam, even though we should have been nicer to you!

83%

Great deal for the price. Good location, decent free breakfast, helpful staff, and ok facility(considering the price, i wont complain).

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • lennaea
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your positive words, a pleasure to read you liked your stay!

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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cracking review! Made us happy and hope we can soon share a beer again at our happy hour. Cheers!

80%

Great location, nice breakfast

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot!

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)


100%

The staff was very helpfful whenever i need.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

It's a cheap hostel, for AMS standards, to spend a few nights. It has a good location, a very good free breakfast, and a cool bar and disco, with happy hour in the afternoon and parties at night. The bedrooms are very simple with a shared bathroom, which made me question its cleanness, and also the lockers are too small to put your back pack in there. I also didn't find the staff that friendly.


74%

Great staff, lots of high school kids. Looks like its always filled with excitement. Washrooms and inside the rooms and are really well maintained. Lockers also in the same place. Everyone is chill.


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! We’re happy to read that you like our staff and breakfast :) We’re sorry about the showers – when everybody’s taking a shower at the same time, they tend to loose pressure. We will be working on it! Sheets are all clean, but we can imagine you don’t like finding stains on them (even though they are clean stains). You’re always welcome to go to reception to change the sheets! Hope you liked your time in Amsterdam!

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.

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

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