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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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76%

Rating
4707 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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91%

Lovely staff on reception and nice atmosphere the Thursday and Friday nights I stayed there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a lovely person you are :) thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back one day!

77%

Well organized hostel, has its own bar and basement club, which was interesting. They pride themselves on being the worst but they are actually a decent hostel. Free breakfast which was nice. In my mixed room we got our own bathroom inside the room which was a plus. Pretty close to the center at least walkable, coffee shop down the street so real convenient. Check out was super early and it gets busy only down side.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're always happy to surprise in a pleasant way! Thank you for not thinking we're the worst hotel in the world. We do what we can for the lowest price we can! Also good to hear you explored all the great things in our neighbourhood!

91%

Excellent value for money with helpful staff and a good general atmosphere! Little bit noisey (you can hear other people's conversations through the extractor fan in the bathroom) but to be expected from a city centre hostel.

  • 7th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're happy to hear you had a good experience with us. And yes, walls in Amsterdam are generally thin, but hey, makes you get to know the neighbours!

97%

Everything went well during my short stay. The best two things about it was that there are a lot of sockets in the room so lots of electric devices can be charged at once, the other good thing and maybe the best thing was BREAKFAST. It was really good (complete and tasty). we had a good experience there, better than other hostels really recommend it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We will have to agree with you that we are a pretty good hostel. Happy you liked our breakfast as well! Hope to see you back one day :)

91%

I really enjoyed that the hostel had a bar downstairs and being able to take advantage of the "happy hour". Also he breakfast being included was great!!!!!!!!! :)


66%

The worst thing about this hostel is that there's no ladders for the upper beds. They all seem quite indifferent.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You're right about that... It's noted! Thanks for the review!

69%

la ubicación es perfecta. el desayuno super bien, completo, pero hay tanta gente que se hacen largas colas, recomiendo ir temprano hasta las 9.30. tengo dos cosas a criticar, el wiffi solo anda en el bar y no muy bien. tienen wiffi gratis en las habitaciones pero directamente no anda y ellos mismos te lo advierten. y los recepcionistas mal predispuestos nunca me dieron la información que les solicitaba, contestaban con lo minimo.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! You're completely right about the Wifi. We're working on it as we speak! And we like your comment about breakfast, so this goes for all of our guests: try to make it before 9.30, the line is a lot shorter then :) It's a shame our receptionist was a bit curtly. Sometimes they're just too busy. Try the bar staff if you have any questions about the city!

77%

We got what we paid for. The bathroom was quite unconfortable, good breakfast tho.

  • 29th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

I liked the honest approach: you pay for what you see on the site. no disappointments

  • 29th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Exactly our point of view :) thanks for the review!

100%

Very clean and safe. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Great location.

  • 26th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yay! We got 10 points! Thanks for that :)

66%

Loved the location and felt very safe, but the rooms were not nice, the bathroom needed a hook or something, and smelt awful. the beds were reasonable but bar was not friendly and the "club" that wasnt a club, was empty but the music was so loud it kept me up regardless. Loved the bike rentals next door though! Not excellent for a solo traveller, but it was cheap!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Well, at least we are cheap :) Too bad you didn't like our rooms... And did you know we have free earplugs at reception? Might help with the noise...

71%

Insgesamt war das Hostel gut, 25€ inklusive frühstück is ein gutes Preis-leistungsverhältnis. Wirklich schlecht ist allerdings die Möblierung der Zimmer: seit Eröffnung des Hostels ist dort wohl nichts erneuert worden. Die Schließfächer funktionieren zwar noch, sind aber extrem abgenutzt, sodass sie leicht aufgebrochen werden könnten. Die Badausstattung ist ebenfalls so abgenutzt, dass es dreckig wirkt, obwohl täglich geputzt wird. Insgesamt is die Atmosphäre wie in einer Gefängniszelle :(

Owner Comment (Hide)
Danke schon! Too bad you felt like you were in prison though, that's not good... But we agree our rooms are quite basic. We make up with it by having a great bar and club :) next time, feel free to party with us so you'll feel less

71%

hostel bom!!!


91%

Au vu de la campagne de publicité de l'auberge très axée sur l'autodérision, on s'attendait vraiment à trouver l'endroit infâme et déprimant. Au contraire, nous avons bien dormi dans des lits tout à fait corrects, la salle de bain était propre, le petit déjeuner très bien pour le prix. La cafeteria ouverte le soir propose des consommations à des prix défiant toute concurrence et le personnel est sympa. Une très bonne découverte !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bonjour! And thank you so much for your kind words! It's always nice to know we're not as bad as expected. And if you're friendly, we're friendly!

69%

Al principio en la habitación que nos toco de 6 era un desastre, habia basura y el baño muy muy sucio. Luego nos pasamos a una de 4 y mucho mejor!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Too bad your first experience wasn't as good as you'd hope, but we're happy we later made up for it. Yay for that, and thanks for the review!

89%

Great stay, very good location, 15 minute walk from Van Gogh. The Hostel provided bedding, a small hand towel, toliet roll and breakfast in the morning which was good. I really liked the free yogurt fruit and granola. The room also had lockers to keep your items safe. Only downside was the music downstairs was really loud as I was on the first floor. And the rooms were very basic not a nice looking room.

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! What a great and honest review. It's true that our great atmosphere can be found in our bar and club, but not particularly in the rooms itself. All we want for the rooms is for them to be clean :) And if you're bothered by the noise from the club next time: we got free earplugs for you at reception!

77%

La hostel se encuentra bien ubicada. Incluye desayuno el cual es completo. Tiene bar y hasta una disco, lo cual te permite disfrutar sin tener que moverte de la hostel. Puedes comprar comida la cual es barata. Lo malo si, fue no tener conexion a internet en la habitacion, la unica manera era ir al bar/restaurant para conectarse y tener que esperar mas de 2 horas para poder ingresar y hacer el check in. Pero en general, bien.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes, that's what we strive for! To provide for all sorts of fun so you don't even have to leave the hostel :). We're working on the wifi-issues though, so that should be fixed soon.

100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in while in Amsterdam and I have been through Amsterdam more than 20 times!! I will be staying here for now on... They even have a club downstairs...

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Great place to stay when in Amsterdam, the was great with a lot of such as bar and club for guests. It just i understand why put me in the same room with group of 5 people who travels together, make me kinda alienated ..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We're happy you think we're great. We think you're great! Too bad you didn't feel happy with the group of 5 though. Sometimes that can be a lot of fun, but when it isn't you can always check at reception if you can switch rooms. :)

86%

Good basic hostel. Easy location to get everywhere. Lockers are too small for you backpack though. Wifi in the rooms doesn't work

Owner Comment (Hide)
All very true. But the WiFi we're working on! So that should be fixed soon.

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