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“Cheap and cheerful” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #321 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We went here 2 girls and 2 boys for a party weekend away. The were great as they let us get on with our own thing and we had everything we needed. A clean room, somewhere to get our head down and a decent bathroom! Upon arrival we were even given a choice of which room we wanted :)

Pros: Friendly staff
Reasonably clean

Cons: Very small and lots of stairs (luckily we chose the room on the first floor)

Really cheap and done the job for a group weekend away to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I think the first thing people should think about when in Amsterdam is that you really are not looking for a great hotel to stay in since there is so much to do day and night in the city. Unless you want to spend a lot of money on that hotel...
This place is kind of in the middle, it's not the cheapest but it's very affordable. It's also not the greatest and cleanest place either. It's definitely more like a hostel than anything else. The noise was loud but that you would find that in any hotel in Amsterdam. Overall I will recommend this place for anyone needing a cheap place to stay.

For me, who stays in a lot of hostels, i was hoping for better, but was definitely satisfied given that it was cheaper than most other places. Dont let negative reviews scare you, just suck it up and enjoy your time in amsterdam (outside the hotel of course)!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James W
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This hotel boasts very clean rooms which was initially my main concern. The en-suite was also very nice and clean and came with a powerful shower. The staff are also very friendly and are always willing to assist. The location could also not really be improved. Well worth the money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charlie W
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Really good hotel for a very good price.
I stayed in this hotel many times and i will keep coming here.
Around the corner in pancakes & waffles you can eat nice breakfast. so i really not complane about this place.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed here one night and the price was good for what you get.
Next day i stood up and went to a place next door called pancakes & waffles and they had very good breakfast.
so i can not complane about this place

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

We booked here as a last resort as everywhere else in amsterdam was booked out. I was already feeling like it was overpriced before we got there. We booked a double room for three nights with a shared bathroom it was €130 a night.

When we arrived the room was so tiny we had to stack our carry on sized bags on top of each other or we couldn't open or close our door.
The bed was a king single NOT a double and was too small for the two of us. The floor was slimy and needed to be cleaned, the shared bathroom shower was thick with mould in the corners and the toilet had obviously not been cleaned properly in a long time under the seat. It turned my stomach. The sheets had stains on them but I was kind of satisfied that they were clean enough until the second night which was hot we pulled the doona out from between the two sheets. The next morning I looked at the doona and it had filthy marks all over it I hate to think what from. I picked it up and on the other side was some sort of dried food that had been wiped on from previous guests. I wrote a note to the cleaner and asked for clean bedding and placed it next to the food gunk on the doona. We came back later and all she did was put a doona cover on it food and all!!
I just cannot fathom how they think a filthy tiny room without even a private ensuite could be worth that price. Yes it was right in the centre of amsterdam but that was also a bad idea as the streets are so noisy all night that you can't sleep!!

Save your money and stay at passengership avanti!! It's a 10-15 min walk to the centre but €40 a (clean) room, you get fantastic breakfast and the people are friendly!!

Do not stay at this place even if you just want a bed for the night!!

Stayed June 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

The location of this property is the only thing that I would consider a plus, however, that doesn't mean that there's a massive list of bad points. The hotel is plain throughout and really basic. It would appeal to groups of people not bothered about luxury, if you are planning a nice romantic trip with the Mrs, this place is not for you.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Damrak 40/41, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #321 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Continental 1*
Number of rooms: 26
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