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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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75%

Rating
4327 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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74%

Overall good. Very basic place... definitely get what you pay for. Wifi was down.... not good. Staff is lame.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We’re sorry to hear you think we’re lame. We’re not per sé saying it isn’t true, but we would like to know why you think so, so we can de-lame ourselves. Wifi is having some hiccups lately, are solving it. Glad overall you liked your stay!

89%

The hostel is in a great location, has a good standard of cleanliness and all the basics you need for a holiday at a very reasonable price. Our only concern was the... 'Mess' left in the communal male toilets which included blood although that is probably a measure of the clientele than the hostel itself! I have reviewed it as a hostel (which it is and I knew it was), if I'd believed it was a hotel though, I would have expected more!! It also got quite loud some nights so take earplugs!

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks, happy to read your review! Next time you'll visit us we'll make sure our bathrooms are clean as hell. Hope you've enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam!

77%

O que incomodou foi que o wifi nao estava pegando. De resto foi bom!!

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muito obrigado!

77%

muy buen hostel para una estancia corta de fin de semana! buena ubicacion aunque para ir al centro de la ciudad si hay que caminar unascuantas cuadras!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muchas gracias por tus palabras tan positivas! Aunque si estamos en duda que tu piensas que es el centro de la ciudad, porque estamos ubicado justo en el centro… De todas maneras esperamos verte de nuevo algún dia!

51%

Please wifi is very important!!!!! Don't lie about having wifi in the hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
The thing is, we’re actually not a hostel. We’re a place where people go to where they need to rehab from internet. Just kiddin. Wifi is mostly here, but due to the reconstruction of our bar it had been off for some time. We didn’t ‘lie’ about it, it was just broke for a while. Now it’s back in the air!

91%

You get what it says, nice facilities the main criticism is the wifi, which is next to impossible to connect to.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for the positive words! Sorry about the Wifi, we're working on it... hope to see you again sometime!

83%

It was a really good hostel, big brekky and good bar. Can be really noisy at times sounded like a rave going on at 6am everyday!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! Apart from liking your positive words,we also like that we’ve learnt a new word (brekky) from you review. See you soon, we hope?!

86%

The worst hostel in the world!!! lol Check in was easy. Was briefed well by the staff. Room was basic and clean. Enough space for 4 pax. The locker was small but did the job. Toilet was clean. Fresh towel everyday. Was pretty lucky because both night, the room was for myself. Met a lot of travelers while staying. Really great and cheap hostel with a perfect location for roaming around Amsterdam.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your review, very happy to read you’ve enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime!

100%

The hostel is huge with a lot of young people. There is a bar and an underground bar opened until 4am. Our room is more than enough for a weekend with friends. The location is perfect, just near the center. The breakfast is not so complete but it is ok. Bread with jam and cheese and some fruit and cereals. I strongly recommnend this hostel.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muuiittoooo obrigado! Love to read your review! Did you know we recently opened a hostel is Portugal (Lisbon) as well? Hope to see you again in either of both places!

74%

The rooms were OK, everything was clean, the breakfast was included in the price and did take away hungerhunger:) the bartenders were supercool!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your review, we like to read this! Hope to see you again sometime, our bartenders will be waiting for you ;)

77%

Good value. We're fairly certain our camera was stolen from the luggage room here, but to be fair, they had warning signs up to not leave important things in the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the honesty! And we are sincerely sorry that you’ve lost your camera; next time, rent a safe at reception, you’re stuff is safe in there!

60%

Café da manha bom e atmosfera boa, porém, estrutura mal cuidada. Banheiros fedem mesmo limpos, armarios empenados com possibilidade de serem abertos com as mãos e após o banho o banheiro fica alagado.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments. Too bad to read you didn't really like the overall experience at our place, but we're happy to see that you think our atmosphere is good :) Hope you've enjoyed your time in Amsterdam!

86%

i recommend, very good

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks!

74%

Servicio correcto. Desayuno bueno. Ubicación algo confusa (sobre todo después de ir a un cofee shop. (ja!).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Jaja si, es para entrenar tu memoria ;) Gracias por tus comentarios, estamos feliz ver que has gustado tu estancia!

31%

Probably the worst place I've ever stayed. They really embrace being the worst hostel out there and not in a funny way. The bathroom was a joke, beds were terrible, and everything smelled rotten.. Their bar staff didnt know what they were doing and don't get a Heineken, they water them down. Oo and it also felt like I was at a daycare.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Are you sure you stayed at our place? Because we are actually VERY funny. Oh, and never mess with our Heineken. It’s the only thing we’re very serious about

63%

Los recepcionistas no hablan español, me toco una tipa muy desagradable con mal humor. Por la noche estaba un chico agradable. El cuarto no está limpio pero tampoco esta tan sucio, la ubicación del hostel es buena porque se tiene el centro cerca. El desayuno es excelente, creo que fue lo mejor de mi estancia.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por sus comentarios. Lo siento, es verdad que nuestras recepcionistas no hablen español, pero si Ingles! Esperamos que haya gustado su estancia en Amsterdam.

89%

Ideal location within walking distance of Dam Square, RLD etc with nice cafes and shops nearby. Rooms are very basic but if you're going to be out most of the time and just need a place to sleep it's good and comfortable. Wasn't around too much for the events the hostel has but nevertheless there was a nice atmosphere to the place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Spot on review, makes us proud! Many thanks and hope to see you again sometime!

74%

El hostal es bueno pero un poco caro para lo que ofrecen. El destino es bueno pero el internet no funcionaba bien a veces. Le faltaba limpieza a los baños, que tuviera papel jabón. La ubicación es bastante buena porque esta cerca de casi todo.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por tu opinión! Sabemos que podemos parecer caro comparada a otros hostales en Europa, pero en realidad somos unos de los más baratos en Ámsterdam… es que es una ciudad cara! El internet estaba mal funcionando por la reconstrucción de nuestro bar, sorry for that! Pero nos gusta leer que piensas que somos bueno, gracias!

77%

Having booked the hostel on a Saturday morning for the same day, obviously defeated the "value for money" aspect of it, since I payed around 25e for the bed. The staff were great, and everything else was just enough of what you would expect from a hostel, especially one that claims to not worry too much about it!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to see you think we're a bit expensive, as we're one of the cheapest hostels in Amsterdam! Sorry, it's just an expensive city... But since you liked the rest of your stay, we recommend you to visit our hostel in Lisbon as wel, which is cheaper and further just as Brinker fun! Thanks for the review and hope to see you again sometime!

77%

Friendly staff, Great atmosphere with clean and well maintained rooms, WifI was mediocre, very poor signal reception in most of the places of the premises.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for your comments! Sorry about the Wifi, we're working on it. Hope you've enjoyed your stay and to see you again sometime!

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