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Hotel Barbacan Amsterdam

 

Plantage Muidergracht 89, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Reasonable, 2.0
Based on 174 Guest reviews
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An Amsterdam budget hotel boasting a famous cocktail bar, a short walk from Waterlooplein, Artis Zoo and Rembrandtplein.

Located around the corner from Artis Zoo, Hotel Barbacan Amsterdam enjoys at prime situation in the city centre. The property is within walking distance of many places of interest including Waterlooplein with its famous flea market as well as Rembrandtplein entertainment area, featuring various bars, restaurants and clubs. Additionally, several museums are in the near vicinity such as the Jewish Historical Museum, Dutch Resistance Museum and the Hermitage Amsterdam. The ‘Nieuwe Keizersgracht’ tram stop is less than 100 metres away and offers direct services to Amsterdam Central Station.

A comfortable 2-star establishment, Barbacan hotel’s multilingual staff welcomes you in a friendly and multicultural environment. This property is ideal if you are travelling on a budget but are still looking for great services. You can get assistance with booking your tours and sightseeing activities at the 24-hour reception and make use of the free Wi-Fi connection throughout. On top of that, you will find on the ground floor a fantastic cocktail bar ‘Cocktails and Dreamz’, where you can enjoy a tasty drink or even follow one of the many workshops. 

Spread out over 3 floors, the 22 bright bedrooms in Hotel Barbacan Amsterdam have a sober design and comfortable beddings. The heated rooms are either equipped with a private bathroom or have a shared bathroom facilities. They are all equipped with a television, work desk and free Wi-Fi.

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Reasonable, 2
174 Guest reviews
  • Location 3
     
  • Value 2.5
     
  • Rooms 2
     
  • Service 2.5
     
  • Cleanliness 2.5
     
  • Sleep quality 2
     
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Megan T Amsterdam Spouse/partner August 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "Terrible, over priced, and dirty"
this was the most expensive hotel we paid for and was the worst! it was dirty, and so tiny that we could touch both walls by stretching out our arms. staff were rude and unhelpful. no breakfast was included, hotel was super dodge and not in a central area at all!
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Ziksan K Amsterdam Spouse/partner August 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "not good"
They sad wifi, but it wasnt working. Terrible room, bad bed, room service yelled "room service" even if all doors had DONT DISTURB hanged on doors. Personally I never had such a bad expiriance with hotels, this hotel which suppose to have 2 STARS, is actually a hostel with no stars. Terrible, rude and ignorant staff! Thank you, but never ever again, pure robbery.
2
N S Amsterdam Group of friends July 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "could be cheaper"
kind and helpful employeesin the first too nights we had a terrible small room under teh roof with a terribly small and hard bed (too expensive); the last too nights the beds in the other room were o.k.unfortunately there are not so many tiolettes in the house (without poosibility to wash your hands) and the showers are with the toilets, so if the toilet is blocked you cannot have a shower in that floor and vice versaThe showers should be renewedThe price is in consideration of the offer in the hotel rather expensive.The neutered male cat of the house (named Boy) that lives on the ground floor is realy a cuddly cozy sweetheart. :-)
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Liudmyla K Kiev Spouse/partner July 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "You get what you pay for"
For this money the hotel is really good. I would call it perfect if the shower on the third floor was working, not only on the second =) The place is great, the house is old and so authentic. I would definitely recommend it for cheap travels and short stay.
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Javier D Amsterdam Spouse/partner May 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "Good enough"
Is true, rooms are quite small, but i was with my couple each one with a big bag and we didnt have much problem... if you want big rooms then just dont go here, for me was perfect.The most of the people that work in there are nice, just one or 2 not that much.About the location, is not in the very center but just 15 minutes walking, max 20 from bars and red light zone.
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J B Amsterdam Spouse/partner May 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "Disappointed"
There was no facilities in the room and very few space, no shower in the floor (had to go to another floor), old furniture, noisy guests. Some booking webpages says there is free internet computer acces but there is no computer.
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Sabine R Amsterdam Group of friends April 2013 Easytobook traveller
 
 "Dirty and uncomfortable 'hotel' for an exorbitant price!"
I cannot recommend this hotel, it was a terrible experience and it doesn't even deserve to be called 'hotel'! Their description on the website "Hotel Barbacan Amsterdam is the nicest and friendliest hotel of Amsterdam." seems to be a bad joke! The staff wasn't friendly (except of the cat) and they also lied to us, that their credit card reader doesn't work due to the construction work outside, so that we needed to pay cash before seeing the room. Reading the other comments, it seems to be their usual way of betraying their guests. When we finally managed to cope with the steep staircase carrying up our heavy luggages, it smelled like old smoke everywhere and everything in our tiny room was broken and dirty (bedlinen, towels, broken doors and cupboards/shelves in bed- &bathroom, old underwear and socks behind the heating). At night, we even heard the gnawing of a rat or mouse sitting behind the wall under the bed...disgusting! Apart from that, the so-called 'double bed' was barely big enough for 2 people.We were only lucky, that they didn't steal anything from us when we left our luggages for a few hours at the reception after checking out...And all this for the exorbitant price of 120,- Unbelievabe! They took advantage of the rush for queensday...I won't return there for sure!
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M T Amsterdam Spouse/partner August 2012 Easytobook traveller
 
 "Dirty and cramped"
- the room itself was terrible, with the only shelf falling off the wall, a squeaky bed, a dirty carpet...- we stayed for 2 nights and they did not bother to clean the room or even change the towels after the first night (in fact, they did not come at all to tidy up).- the rooms on the first floor are above the ground-floor disco, which is loud enough to shake the flimsy furniture until 1am.
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Anonymous United Kingdom Group of friends May 2011 Easytobook traveller
 
 "V clean- basic-but fine to rest your head there"
Pros: V clean- basic-but fine to rest your head there.
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Anonymous Sweden May 2011 Easytobook traveller
 
 
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 Check-in: From 14:00 Check-out: Until 11:00
 Payment:       Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Valet parking service, Public parking
Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 23
Services:
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake-up calls
  • Limousine service
  • Fax service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge
General facilities:
  • Currency exchange
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Telephone
  • Safe at front desk
Extra common areas:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Smoking area
Activities:
  • Children's play area
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