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Hotel Ben

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

1) very expensive 2) not clean 3) only one socket in the room 4) the bathroom terrible 5) the water in the shower couldn't be adjusted and the shower telephone hand was stuck on the roof and couldn't be removed 6) stains on the sheets and the towels 7) no elevator and we had to take the stairs as the...

1Thank relaxncoffee
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Do not except more than a good bed to sleep in. The staff is friendly and the location is great, still, the rooms are REALLY small and the claustrophobic stairs don't help. If you are looking for a place to simply sleep, I truly recommend it. Close to the red light district and some coffee shops.

Thank Luis P
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2016

the hotel itself was ok, the room was big, the stairs were narrow, but this is amsterdam thats how it is. the bathroom was nice, hot water nice shower. the beds were small, the covers and blankets were old and tired and not the nicest. but was cheap for the centre. we stayed only one night. if you want to...

Thank Markramt
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We've been to Amsterdam a few times but decided to try Hotel Ben on our last visit. I must firstly say, the location is great, very central. The hotel does have cats, but we loved this so no problem for us. The rooms are very basic, again, for the price we paid, we were not too bothered. However, our first...

Thank Chloe S
santa monica
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I explained that my 7 year old dog has become sick needs 24hr care and I cannot make my trip.The manager told me to cancel my reservation on booking.com before deciding on a refund,which I did.I was then told I would be charged full price.The manager can now re-book the room getting double the money.Needless to say,I am very unhappy.Thanks...

1Thank saint28
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Stayed here on my first trip to Amsterdam, the location is perfect as you are seconds away from all the bars, restaurants and red light district. You get what you pay for, the rooms are basic but clean and it isn't overly noisy. Reception staff are friendly and helpful and I will definitely be staying here again when I return!

Thank jessm972016
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great location very central, room was average cleanliness, friendly helpful staff. Didn't find it that noisy and would stay again if in a budget and wanted a cheap weekend away in Amsterdam. Beds were ok, shower fine. Excellent communication when booking

Thank LoveHolidays1978
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Grand room, stayed with 5 people. fresh towels everyday. only problem was there was no wifi in the room as they said they were "changing routers" room was clean, staff were friendly. 5 mins from central station and located 2 mins from red light district. if your not fussy about the smell of weed then this is a good spot...

Thank Char W
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were visiting Amsterdam on a budget so this place was perfect for us - cheap but in a central location. It's definitely not the most clean comfortable hotel but you get what you pay for! Very steep steps like most of the old buildings in this area so be careful! Also there is no lift -...

Thank thisislyd86
Bargoed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Cracking stay. All u need on a stag in Amsterdam is a decent bed and a clean shower n toilet let's be honest! No hassle at all from staff, very helpful. Lots of stairs to climb but in a perfect location in the city. Very cheap, perfect for my stag. Many thanks

Thank Ryan W

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet

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)
Price Range: £65 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Ben 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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