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BackStage Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #137 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed as a couple in march 2012. Hotel is in a great location, very near to the leidesplein, where there are a lot of bars and resteraunts. Also a very good location for exploration if you don't mind walking. The hotel itself has very good and unique decor the bar, piano & light fixtures (made from drums) were all signed by hundreds of bands/artists that have played in the city. We were unsure on how we would cope with a shared toilet/shower but were very surprised on how exceptionally clean they were kept at all times. Only thing I would change is that the 'double' bed in our room was 2 singles pushed together which meant the mattress' were constantly moving throughout the night.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

The place is perfect placed as all the places are really close you can say its like 2 to 3 minutes walking to clubs, the museums and everything. The rooms are basic and nice. The staff was really helpful with all our demands which we Indian normally overdo. They helped us giving all the details which helped us to get the best places and spot for the Parade which was really amazing. We would recommend this place to all those young couples or group of friends out there.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I've been to Amsterdam a few times in recent years and if you're looking for somewhere affordable, in a good location and clean then this is the place for you. I will say now there are very steep steps, so if that's a problem please don't book, but everything else is pretty much perfect.

The staff are very friendly and helpful (let us leave bags on day of departure and arrival until room was ready).

The cost is the same per person as a dirty hostel in the red light district, but instead of a stained mattress crammed into a rat-infested hole you get a spacious double bed, cool music-themed furniture including ipod speakers and clean sheets.

Some people have complained about noise but the windows are good quality so I didn't have any problems with trams outside.

The location is about 15 minute walk from the RLD and centre, but there are many restaurants and shops in the local area (including coffee shops).

The hotel is also close to the Van Gogh and Rembrandt museums, the Heineken Experience and Anne Frank house, as well as canal boat tour points.

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Amsterdam

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

we were in the hotel for the weekend, and we were really happy with how close it is to bars/clubs (like 3 mins walk from Melkweg). the concept is very cool and even the most basic rooms are with the decorative items like drum lamps and the make up mirror.
i would recommend for any group of friends travelling there!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

I were in Amsterdam this weekend and spend my night at The Backstage Hotel. I did not had so much expectations because the two stars rating, but the hotel, staff, experience, rooms common area, bar, breakfast and location blew me away. Everything was awesome and the visit in Amsterdam was just because the nice living worth every penny. The price was absolutely decent for a big city for the rooms and for the environment. I will definitely visit Amsterdam and Backstage again. Keep the music loud guys!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

My college student group stayed here in June 2010 and I was extremely happy with BackStage. The guy at the front desk could not have been more awesome and helpful. If I ran a hotel I would hire him in a heartbeat. The breakfast buffet was nicely done. The students were impressed that the management lets you play the musical instruments on the walls. The place is filled with cool rock and roll art and mementos. Rooms are fine and great value. And location is excellent, on a canal a block off Leidseplein with shops, restaurants, bars. Five minute short walk to Museumplein. Best value I have found for student group, great location and service. We will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

This hotel has a good location near a lot of bars, restaurants, and shops. As other reviewers have indicated, beware of the stairs here! They are steep and small, making them extremely hard to navigate with bags. However, once we arrived at it, our room was clean and bigger than in other budget hotels we stayed in in Europe. The staff was friendly and helpful, and overall we had a great stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about BackStage Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Leidsegracht 114, 1016 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £61 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — BackStage Hotel Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BackStage Hotel Amsterdam is a small hotel next to the venues Paradiso and Melkweg, next to the Leidseplein. All rooms offer LCD TV, Alarmclock radio, I-pod dock, Free WIFI and FlightCase Furniture. The hotel is staffed 24/7. We do not have an elevator. Specialties for musicians on the road. @ the bar you'll find a pool table and instruments which you can play on. ... more   less 
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