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Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Reviews

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

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74%

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4437 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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74%

Great location and amazing breakfast The staff is really nice. PS: do not forget to ask about your deposit right away when you make the check out. If you forget, they will not believe you and they will not give it to you. The bathrooms are not that clean/modern but they are ok.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, good to hear you like our breakfast and staff! And true, we only give deposits back at the moment you check out. Hope you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and the lovely city of Amsterdam!

69%

very very basic! very good location! did smell a little of swerage but you get what you pay for! breakfast was okay and free!

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Sorry for the smell… Thanks for your comments and hope you did enjoy your time in Amsterdam !

74%

Good all around budget Hostel, although the bar and underground bar were dead past 12. Staff was a bit uptight because of the amount of people checking in at the same time (i´d suggest getting there a bit earlier than the 2pm check in time, really long lines) but s really clean and organized, breakfast wasn´t bad either.

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Thanks, hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and to see you again sometime!

94%

There were lockers in the rooms that you didn't have to rent. The location was near a busy shopping street, and about 15-20 minutes from the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. There was a bar with decently priced drinks and a club in the basement. Our hallway smelled gross but the room was fine.

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Thanks for your positive words! Hope to share our decently priced drinks with you again soon!

46%

What they dont say on the hostelworld website is that they are proud of their 'lack of service'. Its a gimmick and is kinda funny at first, but when they dont replace toilet paper, let peple scream in the halls at 4am for over an hour straight and dont give you the pillow that you paid for, its no longer cute. Not to mention, I seriously doubt that the bar has passed any health code checks in years.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry for being excellent at ignoring your complaints… But seriously, when you don’t have toilet paper or a pillow, you should definitely come to reception to report that, and we’ll get you new ones! That comes with the price and should be in your room, and if it isn’t, we’ll get it there. Our bar complies with all legal requirements and is regularly checked. Hope you did enjoy your stay in Amsterdam!

83%

The shower was kinda uncomfortable cos the water goes easily everywhere in the bathroom... So, it gets dirty. Also, take into account that it is a hotel for young people: there would be people entering the room really late and making some noise...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, correct that we’re for young people! We’ll take your points into consideration. Hope you’ve enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam!

74%

Very basic hostel, does the job though and is in a good location. Nice and cheap by Amsterdam standards and includes a decent free breakfast. Not great on the facilities side of things though


43%

Wow, where do I even start... First of all, the 'rules' that this place are just stupid. So I booked this hostel and it was fine, they asked what the arrival time was and I put 9am. Not knowing this but this meant that if I didn't turn up on time that my booking would be completley cancelled. So when we arrived they said they had given our rooms away for he second night even though the email says confirm before 12pm (we arrived at 11 because of delays at the airport) Outrageous. Rude staff too

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, very sorry to hear your experience with us was disappointing. We state clearly in our ‘things to note’ that if you don’t call us when you arrive later than you’ve stated, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. Even though, we completely understand that this hasn’t been a nice experience for you. We apologize and hope that despite this event you were still able to enjoy your time in Amsterdam.

89%

my locker was almost broken

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Thanks for the notice, we’ve reported it to our handyman!

77%

Overall Hans Brinker is exactly what they said it is. We stayed during the week so the party crowd had died down a little but they still had a club and bar crawls being offered if anyone was interested. The location is definitely the best part of the hostel! If you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your hostel other than to sleep it is a decent price for Amsterdam.


74%

We went there in 7 and stayed in a 8 beds room. The shower and bathroom ensuite were definitely appreciated. The room is very basic, nothing fancy but clean. Only issue, we were not able to open any windows which made it a bit difficult after 7 people showering and at night. Only down-side: no hairdryers available to rent! I would suggest buying some as the majority of people travel without them since most of hostels make them available! Great value for money and good location!

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


77%

A place to put clothes in bathroom when you're in the shower would be useful as the floor gets completely wet!

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment, we’ll take it into consideration!

77%

Everything was great, there was just a bit of blood on my bed :/ before I got into it, I should add

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We do hope you asked our receptionist to replace the sheets… Happy to hear that beside that you had a great stay!

89%

The location of this large hostel is excellent. The rooms are quite spacious, cleaned and have a decent locker to store your stuff. The breakfast is good for hostel standards. I just needed a place to sleep and I'm happy I've stayed there. The only minor thing is they force you like them on Facebook or to subscribe to a mailing list in order to get wifi access. This is childish because wifi access is part of the facilities shown on Hostelworld and has nothing to do with 'protecting' the network.

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Thanks for the great sum up of what we are. And you know, if you like us, we like you! Truly, we do!

94%

I only gave an "average" grade to the cleanliness due to the constant smell of puke in the stairs. That was quite disgusting. Appart from that, everything was perfect (for the price).

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Ooh, smell like puke in the stairs really doesn’t sound too good… Please tell our receptionist next time (if you didn’t do that already), so we can try to fix it in some way! Very happy to hear that beside that you had a great stay!

86%

Excellent hostel if you're looking something close to the museums and to the downtown! Definitely I'll come back!!

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Great to hear that, see you soon!!

89%

Perfectly fine hostel

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Many thanks!

83%

Great hostel !

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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You are great!

74%

Other reviews are spot on. Great location and inexpensive but it's pretty stark. As long as your expectations are in line with this you'll be fine here!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great conclusion of what we are. Thanks!

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80%

I was placed in a 4 bed room but in the end i was in the room alone. Did not really feel the interaction with other visitor but overall the stay was nice. Breakfast was very good indeed.

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Thanks for your positive words!

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