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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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74%

Rating
4446 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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!

31%

To call this place a budget hotel is a massive overstatement. It is more acane to a hovel where stained mattresses have been thrown on the floor in an attempt to trick you. The gremlin like staff do not care that your room is the tempreture of hell. Due to the fact that they must have signed their soles over to Beelzebub already. If you wish to clean yourself of the filth that enivitably sticks to you upon entering here, it would be better to jump in a canal that use their bathroom facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muhhahahahhahahahhahahahhaa (= evil laugh from the devils themselves).

60%

The receptionists were extremely rude. They over charged me by €25 as they claimed the money we had paid in advance went to hostel world and then we had to pay an extra €25 even though I had an email with balance due on arrival. We haven't had this problem in any other hostel we've stayed in and they were all booked through hostel world too. People were also smoking in our rooms which wasn't very plesant.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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!

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