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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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74%

Rating
4425 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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!

71%

Its the place to go if you are in your 19's otherwise isnt the best place to stay. Breakfast is poor so the people in the reception, not their fault because theres always lots of people around there and gets a bit annoying. Location is alright, bit far from the central station.


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


74%

You get what it says on the tin, the bed clothes where surprisingly better than other hostels. Lots of choice for breakfast.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot, hope to see you again soon - your bed is spread with us ;)

83%

You get more than you pay for. A budget hostel, €22 in peak Summer, with an above-the-average breakfast (fruit, granola, muesli, yogurt, toasts, ham, cheese, spreads, coffee, tea), and free snacks everyday. They have a nice and cheap bar inside and a nice disco in the basement. Bathroom inside the room is not nice - the shower was spitting all around and it was hard to have a decent shower. But again - for a budget hostel, who cares? They also fixed a mistake in my reservation, so great staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your positive words, you made our day (although we would like to know who you got the free snacks from - we would like some as well!)

66%

Was in an 8 bed dorm that had no opening windows. It was so disgusting to sleep at night, way too hot. Their breakfast was great though. Heaps of options and their bar area was good. Lots of school groups when I stayed, which got annoying to deal with. In the end I was ready to leave the place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we hope you've enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. Glad you liked our breakfast!

89%

lovely street really close from Leidseplein and easy access downtown and the flower market. Very clean. Rooms little bit too hot during summer and the toilets have no propre exhaust. in general great place stay.


83%

When you first look at the map, it doesn't seem to be that close to the center of the city, but it really is. Really good location. Nice cheap bar to drink at where you can meet lots of other people staying there They also serves dinner for pretty cheap, but I didn't have any so I don't know how it is. The one problem I would say was it was really HOT! it was the middle of summer when I stayed, and there was no AirCon in the rooms, so it was kinda muggy. Overall though, a great hostel.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

I got what they advertised to me and can't fault them on anything. Good hostel for anyone looking for a stop.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
You got the point! Thanks for being honest, we like to be honest ourselves as well. Hope we may welcome you again sometime!

74%

This was my first hostel experience. With that said, I have little to compare it to, but I don't really have any major complaints. I only stayed for one night, but there are plenty of places to hang out and meet new people within the hostel! The room I was in was a little cramped, but I got what I payed for haha Location was GREAT. Biggest complaint: Dinner food was not very good. but it's nice that they include breakfast.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your review!

83%

Incredibly fun atmosphere, knew their audience completely. Really enjoyed the community feel with happy hour and bar. Definitely go to happy hour!! Great deals and the snacks are good too. Cleaning staff did a nice job. Shower spray made taking a shower difficult - hard to shower and not get entire bathroom soaked. Wifi was pretty weak in both the room and bar.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your positive words! We'd love to see you back sometime, you seem incredibly fun as well!

83%

party hostel. okay wifi. lots of people. good for socializing


63%

Windows wouldn't open sufficiently for a room with 7 guys and 30℃ weather outside .


60%

Way too hot. Can't even open windows all the way. Not worth staying in unless you want to sleep in a pool of sweat

Owner Comment (Hide)
That does sound kind of attractive to us though... free sauna!

80%

The problem we had is that there was no AC in the room and it was a boiler, everybody had trouble sleeping and the windows wouldn't open completely, so that air would run. I know AC is kind of difficult to put in the Netherlands, but maybe for hot days you should consider the possibility of opening the windows fully.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the suggestion! Problem is, other safety regulations don't let us. But we'll think about a way how we could fix this. Hope beside the heath you did like your stay!

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