We stayed here for 4 nights in July whilst visiting for a music festival.
Let me start by saying if you are the kind of person who likes to stay in top of the range hotels then this is probably not the place for you. However, at 45 euros a night for a twin room, we feel that it represents real value for money. We found Amsterdam to be quite expensive and to find such reasonably priced accommodation in such a central location was fantastic. The house sits right on one of the canals and is right around the corner from Rembrantplein, where there is a huge grassy area surrounded by bars and restaurants. There was regularly people busking and different street entertainers in the centre, who were fun to watch and pass time in the sunshine. We felt like we were staying at a friends house rather than at a guesthouse. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff are super friendly and always ready for a chat. We stayed in the back room on the ground floor which has a fold out sofa-come-matress on the floor with a computer and literally hundreds of movies available to watch on it. There was also free internet access. The beds are on a mezzenine level which I thought was great, although if you have any mobility problems a big no- no as it is a little climb to get up there. The room also had air conditioning which was great as it was so hot when we visited. We also had a private door from our room leading into the shared bathroom, so you didnt have to go out into the hall. Although the room itself didnt have cooking facilities we were made feel more than welcome to use the facilities in the kitchen. However we ate out for all meals so cant really comment on this. Lastly, on a 19 day long holiday, these were the most comfortable beds we slept in.
Over all, I would highly recommend this place to backpackers, people travelling on a budget or people used to staying in hostels as it exceeds the standards of most hostels I have stayed in. If you are a smoker, you can smoke in the rooms too. I would absolutely return here on my next visit to Amsterdam, however the only thing is i would opt for one of the rooms with a private bathroom as they offer a little more privacy than the shared bathrooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Canal House is located in the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht canal, just blocks away from Rembrandtplein. As travellers ourselves, we have decided to open our house to like-minded people looking for an alternative to the traditional Hotel and B&B. We try to provide a more personal and local experience by creating a home away from home. Our canal house is divided into self contained private apartments, along with some double and single rooms, both with and without en-suites. Free Secure WiFi is available throughout the building and there is a computer in each apartment/room for you to use. See you in our Home Suite Home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Net Hotel Amsterdam