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BackStage Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #137 of 374 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Overall, this hotel was good. It was very central to all attractions and very easy to locate coming from the airport. Of most importance, it was safe, clean and the staff were friendly. However, we felt that it was exceptionally overpriced for what it was as it feels more like a hostel than a hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was my first stay in Amsterdam and not only did I fall in love with Amsterdam but I fell in love with the BackStage Hotel! The hotel was clean and very rock 'n' roll. The staff was really nice and very helpful, they even carried my very heavy bags up those steep stairs! The hotel's location was great, it was really easy to find and really close to all the cool music venues and the Leidsplein where you can shop and eat etc, just a few min walk. Other people staying at the hotel were really nice too, quite the international hotel where bands and stuff stay. I was travelling by myself and made friends instantly at the hotel. I liked my room also, the room makes you feel like you are rockstar backstage. WILL DEFINATELY COME AGAIN!

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed at the BackStage Hotel with my brother for a few nights while traveling through Europe and really enjoyed our experience. The staff were extremely helpful in helping us navigate the city and recommending restaurants, things to see, and the public transit system. The room was very clean and the decor of the hotel as a whole is very well done. The location is very central in the city as well, with easy access to the tram that connects you to the rest of the city!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

"OMG, Mum, Dad, this room is soooo cool! Look! at the drums at the ceiling"; these were some of the cries let out by our 11 & 15 year old daughters. It was a hot day and we (parents) were glad to see a table fan in the room when we reached the room on the 3rd floor after we had climbed the steep stairs. Everything was clean in the rooms and all was provided (showergel/towels); Our advice would be to bring some earplugs in case you were given a room near the street (we had streetnoise till 2hr30 AM); Breakfast was plenty and spoilt for choice (fry your own eggs, croissants, cheeses, juices,...) and only for 6,5 euro! Location was perfect (we were able to park rightoutside the door for 36 euro for 24hrs - parking meter is pay by VISA and is located over the bridge towards the police station); Close to city centre and Rijksmuseum. We will be back!

Room Tip: 4 beds in a room, so it was hot in the summer and keeping the windows open is noisy; two beds were r...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My friends and I stayed at the BackStage Hotel for a total of four nights and we had a fantastic experience. Besides being on the top floor (man those stairs are steep), everything was excellent. We were given great restaurant recommendations and we were walking distance from everything! The beds were made everyday and there were fresh towels! It was great value for a great location. The wifi worked perfectly and we were able to get a decent priced taxi from the airport to the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Darcy C
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

My expectations for this place were high considering the price we paid and what they claim to be on their site. Unfortunately, as others have said, it is very similar to a hostel with hotel prices. No air conditioning and no ventilation. Very hot! You get charged to use a credit card (which wasn't specified before hand until we were walking out the door to catch a flight). The bathroom appeared dirty and smelled of old urine (we had our own bathroom). Very disappointing for the amount of money we spent! Lastly, the pictures on their website do not reflect, in any way, what the rooms actually look like. Very deceiving.

Stayed: August 2014
Thank Agercone
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The location is excellent, being just 300m from Leidseplein and it's nightlife. It felt overpriced though because there's no breakfast included and you have a shared bathroom. The free wifi was a nice perk, and the guy at the reception gave us an easier and cheaper way to get to the airport than taking the train, there's a bus that runs right past the hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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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 374 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £65 - £263 (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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