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“Great location, poor facilities.”
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Annemarie Hotel
Ranked #358 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Taiwan
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location, poor facilities.”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

--- Things I like:

Location is great. not in the red light zone so you can avoid the noise. but van Gogh museum is in stone-throw distance and there's also an area with lots of bars/ restaurants in 10 min walk. It's combination of quietness and convenience.
The staff is very friendly ( not the boss)
The serve simple breakfast and you can also use the kitchen. There's wifi in the room.

-- Things I dislike:

bed is too small, so the guy from next bed stepped on my clothes across his bed.
the lock of one bathroom is broken, so you either choose to take shower when everyone can walk in or you go to other floor. toilet is also very small. no lockers/ drawers/closet in the room.
The boss isn't too rude but not too helpful either.
Because I didn't compare with other hostels in Amsterdam, I'm not sure if their price is good value. But in my opinion, 40 euro for a bed in 12-beds room is really expensive.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Decided to go to Amsterdam with friends. We wanted an hostel with kitchen so we could save on meals. For this reason only we choose this hostel.
When we noticed the "kitchen" consisted in only a microwave oven it was already too late.
Entering our room (at the ground floor) we saw a cat laying on one bed. As we started unpacking and discussing the situation the owner entered the room and said that it was the last chance for us to be quiet or else he would have kicked us away. It was only 5 pm and there was no one else in the room. No prior warning was given before. We had just payed the whole stay (without receipt!).
When we informed him about the cat he just said it was normal, that if we didn't want the cat to enter our room we could close the window (saying goodbye to fresh air!).
We later found blood stains on some of the sheets and unknown stains on the others that made we doubt the staff cleaned the beds. Finding a metal fork under one of the pillows took away every doubt.
The "breakfast" consisted in bread, peanut butter and jam. We were rudely asked to have breakfast at 8:00 am only.
Other things:
- only one tiny toilet and one tiny shower per floor (with no ventilation)
- no locker
- no ladder for the bunkbeds
- no receipt
- overpriced

Excellent hostel if you want to waste money and be treated badly

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

While the staff and owners here seemed to be doing their best to provide a decent stay, they failed. First of all, I'll give the owners credit for trying to keep drugs out of the hostel, so far as telling people to leave if they were caught smoking inside and frequently telling people "This is a hostel, not a coffee shop". I definitely appreciate this and understand that the main problem were the idiot druggies who couldn't handle being un-stoned for 5 minutes out of the day. However, it is hard to sleep when the guy across from you is smoking hashish at 3 in the morning and not being able to have any staff respond to it.

The location of the hostel is good, being next to several of the museums and near a tram line, and I got a good price for a dorm room so it was a decent deal, but it was somewhat shabby and rundown. Breakfast was your standard hostel breakfast of toast and a couple eggs.

Overall, great staff, shabby building and beds, but all brought down by the inability to control drug use within the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Good location (close to airport bus, walking distance to rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum) but we payed 50€ per night each for a 12 bed dorm and it was the worst night sleep I've had in a hostel. The kitchen is quite poor (only a microwave and a kettle) and breakfast is just bread and spreads. There are definitely better hostels with cheaper rates in the same area! The staff are really friendly and helpful, but for me it's just too expensive for what you get.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This hostel will rip you off. They have made a habit of taking bookings and making it imopssible for your to actually check in. If you book online they will charge you anyway, despite claiming they have cancelled your booking, or need money to process the check in. DO NOT BOOK IN!

The man behind the desk distorts the bookings. He takes them online, when you arrive is so rude, threatening and unsafe that you leave, or claims the booking can't be processed, or something, and then when you leave he will charge the full amount anyway.

DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Luton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Good Points
The location was decent as it was right by a lot of the main museums on the edge of the city centre. There was also a supermarket within walking distance. There was free internet access, although sadly it was very slow (but the thought counts).

Bad Points

The hygene was questionable. The bathrooms were generally dirty, smelly and not looked after. On the listing it said there would be secure lockers/storage space for your values. This was not the case. I was forced to take out my luggage on a daily basis due to not wishing to leave valuables unattended in a communal dorm. Staff would/could not hang onto items behind the counter.

A 'continental breakfast' was included on the price - although I am not an expert, I wouldn't say a few cheap sliced loaves and a pot of jam constitute a snack let alone a buffet (a crafty way of adding a few extra quid onto the price). If I had known all of these factors there would be no way I would have stayed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Annemarie Hotel
Address: Jan Willem Brouwstraat 14, 1071 LJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #358 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Annemarie Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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