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Sarphati Hotel
Ranked #362 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Ok for a cheap backpacker, But you wont be hanging around the hostel much because there's better places to be. The name is kind of miss leading, its NOT a Hotel it's a backpacker hostel.

It is quite far from the centre of town 40min walk, but there are other things to see reasonably nearby, once you've checkout the centre of town for a day.
So definitely hire a bike, trust me its the best 10 euro you'll spend, its also the best way to get home from town.
We did a mixture of walking (a hell of alot of it, like 8km a day) mainly and traming into town but it gets soooo expensive and tiring.
The area it'self is nice there's a park across the road. Also go to the market place during the day, it's awesome and right on your door step!
If you walk out the door of the hostel facing the park, turn left and then first road right. Walk straight ahead past the park and you'll find it.

The Hostels not that clean and there was a hole in the wall in our bathroom
Room 4 my sis, friend, Mum and I where in was really small for 4 people we could hardly move with all our stuff in the room. One bunk bed half blocks the door to the bathroom so the door only opens halfway and you have to squeeze through into the bathroom, which is actually quite good. Nice big tub with shower overhead and good pressure. No amenities included though so bring your own soap and towel or you can hire towel for 1.50 euros.
The mattresses are really hard but linen good.

Breakfast is a joke, don't even pay extra and waste your money. Go down the road and get something nice.
Its just coffee, bread and peanut butter. Which by the way I had to spread on my toast with a spoon because they only have 5 knifes in the whole hostel,
I'm not even joking that's all you get and if your not there between 8-9 am it's usually all gone.
We stayed in the holidays so it wasn't actually that cheap for us especially on the Friday, but like everyone else that posted on here we stayed here as a last resort as everything else was booked out.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

The Sarphati hotel is in a beautiful location overlooking the scenic and lush Sarphati park. The tram stops are literally just outside the front door and it is only a short walk to the markets, nice restaurants and the vibrant Rembrandtplein.

The downstairs, dining room of the Sarphati is lovely and spacious with a high ceiling and a perfect refuge to relax and chill out in with a cup of tea or coffee after spending the day sightseeing.

The staff are helpful and informative with every enquiry and always give the best tips and advice which really helps you savour the city.

Great place :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Hotel: Does not have lift. Faces noisy street and 1 care-taker. Rule states of 100% payment on arrival and 10 euro as deposit. Quite far from Amsterdam center or Central Station.

Room: Dirty, no in room amenities, no toiletries, broken walls (fungi and insects) and torn smelling bed sheets. 1 small bulb in room and 1 in bathroom (not sufficient to light the small sized room). Tough a twin room, no place to sit or walk as it is so small.

Breakfast: If early, you get coffee or tea with bread, for which you are charged 5 euros. If you want something else, buy it and eat it on your own. Wash your own plates and dishes. You come late for breakfast (30 minutes before breakfast time ends) you wont find anything to eat or drink as there is nothing left to eat or drink.

Guy at the reception is rude in true terms and does not entertain complaint. The charge for this service is 35 euros per person per night!
You win 1 night free stay if you promote this hotel. Any takers?

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the street as they are less noisy and bigger than the ones facing the building...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Priyanka B
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

First bad review I've written but I feel I must warn you. Stayed here whilst interrailing last summer as it was the only available place in The Dam at the time. Didn't really care where we slept most of the time but this place was the worst. Bed-bugs, crammed bedrooms, unable to open bathroom door, one member of staff was incredibly rude. He hoovered the rooms (which were filthy by the way) while we were sleeping during the day. He shouted and screamed and I noticed he didn't change bedsheets, just made the bed. The other members of staff seemed nice and friendly and were helpful to us. This hostel is also about 40 mins walk from the centre of Amsterdam. Stay if you have to, but be warned.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank James T
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

It's not a great hostel. But ask yourself, what did you really come to Amsterdam for? This will cater to all your needs, its grim, but its cheap. You won't spend a lot of time here, why would you, there are an abundance of coffee shops needing business. They have cats, which just crawl about your beds. Its fine for a while but then you wake, coughing up a hairball. Its about a 20 minute walk from the main town, but its a sweet deal. There's a guy who permanently lives in room 223; Do NOT get him mad.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Jay B
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

For €10 per night, I knew I had to set my expectations accordingly, so I wasn't surprised by anything.

The location is by Sarphati Park, south of Frederiksplein and Albert Cuyp Market, so it's slightly away from the center of things, but it's also a bit quieter at night but still provides easy access to the rest of Amsterdam.

When I arrived, the reception seemed quite overwhelmed by some irate guests who did not realize that this hostel accepted cash only for payment. I had booked online and paid a deposit, which took a while to explain to the guy manning the front desk before he gave me the correct price.

The room I was given probably could have been cleaner, but it did have an en-suite bathroom for convenience.

The staircase to go to the kitchen in the basement is very steep, as is typical in the Netherlands, so you'll have to be extra careful. Breakfast was included, very basic bread and jam, but I was happy that it would be available at all.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank TrapDivisor
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

The room was filthy- despite there being signs up about 'no food / drink allowed in rooms' there was beer and crisps all over the place. I guess I was unfortunate to be stuck in a room with a bunch of Idiots on a 'lads weekend'.

It is a good location, though, and the staff were helpful. If you could get into an all female dorm it might be better.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank 007cath
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Additional Information about Sarphati Hotel

Address: Sarphatipark 58, 1073 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Albert)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp , Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #362 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £15 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sarphati Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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