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Hotel The Veteran Reviews

Herengracht 561, 1017 BW, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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63 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 51%Facilities

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We were pleasantly surprised by Hotel The Veteran. As many have mentioned, the stairs are very steep but the staff member who showed us our room offered to carry our luggage. We received new towels every day. The wifi in our room was horrible and the breakfast was very basic but overall we had a nice stay. The location is great, right in a major square!

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I was a bit concerned on arrival, however the free breakfast (basic but what hostel isn't) and clean towels daily was great! The location was awesome and the room was of decent size.. The only real negatives were the steep narrow staircase (however on checkin, my bag was carried up to my room for me which was a bonus!) and the shared bathroom wasn't quite up to modern standards.. Enjoyed my stay!


This hostel is really central but what we didn't realise is that Amsterdam is so small you could stay a little further away from the centre and pay for a nicer place at the same price because walking amongst the smaller less-central streets was one of our favourite things to do anyway. The staff were nice but didn't always offer great city advice, and the top floor room was really hot with no air con and a small window.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, only problem was that the WIFI was horrendous, was extremely patchy and pretty much just failed to work.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The stairs to our 5 bed room were steep and shallow to say the least. The hostel as a whole is in a good location with a lively square right outside the door at night. It was also only a 10 minute walk to Dam Square. Overall though we were happy with our stay.

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