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Leyburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travel a lot and we don't mind budget, basic accommodation but this place is dirty and well past it's best. Grubby carpets and dirty blankets on the beds, with a shower room straight out of the 50's, probably same fittings from the 50's that have never been cleaned. You know it's bad news when they tell you at reception...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

basic room and bathroom, but worth the money. excellent position in Amsterdam, close to lots of bars. the hotel is pretty basic itself, but as a cheap hotel get away with friends it was ideal. the hotel probably isnt ideal for families as it is loud and close to very busy streets, but this didnt bother us

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of the worst experience in an hotel, the location was good but the rooms are tiny and dirty, The bathroom was so disgusting and I don´t recommend it, for the same price you could stay in another place more comfortable and clean. The man of the reception is also rude. Such an bad experience!! I hope go...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location, but don't expect luxury. This is basic but clean accommodation. We had a room for 5. All single beds, and an ensuite bathroom. Plenty of hot water in the morning but only Luke warm in the afternoon. Have a morning shower and all is good. The downside of this central hotel, the pigeons which are noisy in the...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Good budget option. Good price for the location, but very basic room. A guy came in our room at 9am without knocking to get our bin which hadn't been used, which I found very weird. We were located on the top floor of hotel Ben and the stairs alone would stop me from returning, they were incredibly steep and dangerous.

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Lleida, Spain
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is very centric, I would recommend if you are travelling with friends (but not with partner). I think it is cheap and clean compared to other places in Amsterdam, but still it is quite terrible. There is no elevator and you have to climb these terrible small stairs, you can check out at 10:30 but almost one hour before...

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Stevenston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights 30th January. This is not the Hilton, if you want the Hilton then pay for the Hilton! Stayed as a party of 9 in a 4 and a 5 bedded room. Yes the rooms are basic but bed was comfortable and sheets were spotless, don't know about the fleece blanket but we didn't use them...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We couldnt believe they way they treated me and my girlfriend bunch of racist aggressive rude stuff !not just one of them-all of them they charged us for 180 euro-but wouldn't let us into the room we booked we are filling a complain to booking .com Do yourself a favor-stay away from this hotel

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Booked a room here 5 months before arriving. Then got regular updates before arriving as a 'countdown'. On arrival we discovered that the hotel had elected to cancel our booking, with absolutely no notice and no apologies. Disgraceful. The hotel is now under investigation by our booking agency. Would seriously recommend everyone to stay well away.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Staff were very friendly. Location was great. Felt the price was quite costly for the facilities on offer but the price probably reflects higher costs in central Amsterdam and due to the prime location. Didn't like the stairs but these steep staircases were prevalent in other similar businesses in the area.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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Additional Information about Hotel Ben

Address: Beursstraat 21, 1012 JT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Price Range: €89 - €288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Ben 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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