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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

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Kerkstraat 136 /138, 1017 GR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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#67 of 461 in Amsterdam
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Welcome to Hans Brinker, the cheapest, the worst, the best..No swimming pool, no roomservice, no pick-up service, no bridal-suite, no gym, no spa,no bellboy but cheap rooms, a restaurant, a nice bar, a club, 24 hour reception and 500 beds. The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel is the famous budget hotel in the city centre Amsterdam. It's located between the canals with a 2 minute walk to the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and a 5 minute walk to the museums at Museumplein. Public transport is nearby the hotel: you can take the tram to every direction in Amsterdam within a 2 minute walk. From Amsterdam Central Station take tramline 1, 2 or 5 to the hotel (in approximately 10 minutes at stop Keizersgracht). This budget hotel can accommodate individuals, backpackers and groups (students, scholars etc.). The hotel has single, double and triple rooms and dorms up to 8 persons. Each room has a private bathroom and lockers for personal belongings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the spacious common area. There is a bar and an underground club, which is open every night till late. Free WIFI-access is available in the common areas. For the best stay in Amsterdam Hans Brinker provides tickets for many activities, bike rental, boat tours and other great deals.
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Free internet
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Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
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English, Dutch

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Rowyn H wrote a review 11 May
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The 6 bedroom shared dorm was clean, with a private bathroom attached. Lockers are spacious enough to fit all your luggage. The rooms are cleaned each day. The doors are LOUD no matter how you close them, you can hear other doors opening and slamming throughout the day and night. Can hear all of the commotion from surrounding streets, which was loud even on weekday nights. This was for a ground level too , but i believe all shared dorms are on the ground level. Hallways echo for sure. The common area is nice and happy hour makes for cheap and great drinks. Staff is helpful as well.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Alex wrote a review Apr 2022
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Booked this hostel for one night due to a flight transfer and absolutely shocked. The rooms look like prison cells, constantly alarms going off and the bathroom light doesn’t turn up and makes the fan run all night making a loud noise. I specially enquired if before booking if I could have an all females room before I booked and they said they separate females and males but during the evening men checked into my room which made me feel uncomfortable and I didn’t sleep all night. They say there is a feee breakfast but that isn’t true, there was nothing. I guess you get what you get for the price but I will definitely not return ever and do not recommend. There is definitely better hostels in Amsterdam for similar price
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Theoneandonly wrote a review Apr 2022
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Rooms looked like a prison cell which is standard for a hostel, they are very clean and very tidy which was surprising - if you was over 6ft tall and built like marshmallow man you’d struggle to even tugg or pick your backside. The towels were more or less tea towels.. they do replace them and clean the room rooms whilst out too. Shower and toilet was good, the room was basic as basic but it was good. I stayed in top bunk and there’s a window a few inches from me… luckily I have common sense and closed it otherwise Amsterdam would see my brains in the pavement or I would have landed on the homeless guy with the moustache. Beds were creaky but comfortable. Getting down them was a struggle so if you’re fat.. you’re screwed. Breakfast was included but being honest.. opening up a boiled egg that looked like a battered and over used backside on p*rnhub was enough to put me off for the few days I was there. Orange juice was like drinking carpet cleaner water. The bar snacks were really good (the person who cooks in the morning must hate people which is understandable) the bar does a happy hour which being with a group you’ll take advantage of which we did but there was a barman who is about as funny as a brain tumour… just a lifeless man, the barmaid he was with was obviously learning and he spoke to her like trash… however he was open to calling his manager weird.. most of the staff were actually.. one thinks he’s autistic and tbf he probably is… he’s an Irishman with a suspect moustache who seemed to struggle most days.. he probably now has PTSD. We were in the bar playing a game and he wanted to watch us like he was Fred west and weirdly wanting to join in when he should concentrate more in getting cheerier staff. (Blonde lady with glasses was nice, she was helpful). Not sure if his name is Pete or it was made up but he does need more help… and shave that moustache off.. sometimes it was like I was greeted by a wish version of Freddie Mercury. We were getting ready to shower and a staff member said there was a fire… there was no fire alarm going off or anything so it was rather odd.. they also came in and told us to check out on our first night, I’m unsure if there is any communication with staff or this woman is just a cow. I would happily stay here again, it might be full of weird and messed up people but it was a good stay and worth the price. Hopefully it’s never shuts or is burnt down due to the really bad breakfast. Definitely recommend this place to anyone. Loads of places near by and 24-7 reception so if you’re bought back by police, you can be let in.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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There and back again wrote a review Nov 2021
Toronto, Canada110 contributions179 helpful votes
My hostel experience here was wretched from the moment I walked through their doors. Cons: 1. Checkin took well over an hour, one staff member for one of the busiest hostels? What a joke, be prepared to waste half your day 2. Rooms: are like a prison cell, there is nowhere to move, you are crammed trying to stand up, the bunks are like a metre apart so you can sit down on the bottom bunk and constantly hear ear piercing screeching from the cheap metal. The washroom was a joke, i’m 5’11 and couldnt sit on the toilet without raising my knees. The shower turns off after less than a minute. PRISON IS A BETTER OPTION! 3. Cleanliness: place was absolutely disgusting, one of the worst ive encountered. The beds were dank and there was dried chewing gum all over the posts. Washrooms HAD NO SOAP, not once time I entered their public washrooms and saw soap or sanitizer. Absolutely disgusting to think about all those dirty hands. 4. Atmosphere: None existent, it’s like waiting in the abortion clinic greeting room. Everyone looks sad and depressed for choosing such a horrible lodging. 5. No kitchen, no fridge, just tasteless over priced food. This is not a hostel. 6. They deny all Covid vaccinations. I stayed at 3 hostels before entering this one without any issues. 7. Staff: the most wretchedly rude humans to grace this earth. The manager Lisa is off putting and condescending, she’s like an old bat school teacher. If you don’t like hostels find a new job.. Pros: walking out of the hostel and never returning. Checkout ANY of the tons of other hostels. The bulldog is just as dirty but has awesome staff and a fun atmosphere.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Jodie wrote a review Jun 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom26 contributions19 helpful votes
We visited here a while back and it was only when logging in to my old account I saw this on here, the hostel itself wasn’t actually too bad, it looks like a prison inside but it was clean and that’s all that mattered to us. But, what I do think about often, is that the staff who broke down our door when I was in the shower because it obviously set some alarm off from the steam, so staff came charging in our room because I forgot to close the bathroom door, despite there being a sign. Luckily my boyfriend was sat on the bed, but we normally shower together, so you’re lucky he also wasn’t sat there naked. I just think that’s really strange and weird. It’s been a few years now and I think about this often.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
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bertram lincoln the twenty-fourth wrote a review Feb 2021
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the rooms were beautiful and very cozy, really nice decorations! My wife and I enjoyed it. The wifi was great, we took beautiful selfies. the view was so beautiful and lots of nature to see. The hotel was really luxurious and modern. The service was great. A nice hotel to go to after just being released from prison.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Wada G wrote a review Jul 2020
Szczecin, Poland218 contributions74 helpful votes
Strict center, simple check-in. Same for breakfast every day, no vegetarian option. Disgusting coffee. Stuffy in the rooms. In the bathroom wet on the floor after using the shower. Clean and modest, but worth it.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dean wrote a review May 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom125 contributions56 helpful votes
It’s was all about getting drunk and having a good time so we really didn’t care about the accommodation, rooms were basic but had our own bathroom, Hostel was in a good area and near to the tram line so getting g around was easy
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Andy A wrote a review Feb 2020
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Well, people are helpful here and flexible as well since they got a bar with huge space for many people. Rooms are descent, not perfect, but they are alright for travelers. If you occupy the whole room and you know who's in it, it's perfect. Location is right in the heart of Amsterdam, the staff is amazing, people are great, they like their environment, it is full of symbolisms and deeper meanings. There is a bar with extraordinaire prices comparing with the rest of the Amsterdam, i would suggest to raise them up a bit, they really are cheating themselves for people.. and it really is a great attraction point for everyone. Amazing place to spend your time in. I enjoyed every second of it, i might not gonna stay in the hostel again, but i will defiantly will come back to meet the employees, they are awesome and beautiful inside out, every and all the way. With Love, Andy A.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Hansbrinkerhotel, Guest Relations Manager at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you had a fun stay, and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon!
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Melissa S wrote a review Jan 2020
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Clean room, minimal noise during our short 2 night stay, breakfast included which was adequate for the low price we paid to stay, lovely staff - special mention to the dark haired bar lady and nick - both lovely members of staff we spoke to. Central location, good security to ensure only hostel guests are coming in and out.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Hansbrinkerhotel, Guest Relations Manager at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review! We will pass along the message to our lovely staff :) Hope you had a fun time in the city during your short stay!
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamGrachtengordel-Zuid / Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) / Centrum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
500
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
Which popular attractions are close to Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
Nearby attractions include Rijksmuseum (0.4 km), Happy Feelings Coffeeshop (0.2 km), and Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Senses Restaurant, Sherpa Restaurant, and Nader Grill Steakhouse.
Is Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Amsterdam.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Anne Frank House (1.3 km), Concertgebouw (1.0 km), and Portuguese Synagogue (1.2 km).