Booked this for a budget weekend away with my boyfriend. Expected it to be very basic but still had high hopes based on the very funny website, the cute rooms shown in the photos and the tripadvisor reviews I had read. Was sorely disappointed. At no time did we encounter any charm during our stay, either in the room, which was tiny and characterless, or from the staff, who were downright rude. Having booked a double we were given a twin (with the beds separate). I queried this nicely and the response was simply "Most of our rooms are twins". Not very romantic. The room was very small and faced the back. It was not in the slightest bit cute and bore no resemblence whatsoever to the rooms shown in the photos on the website, which had looked to be a bit run down but still have plenty of character.
Staff were reluctant to let us leave our bags after we checked out at 11am, which I had never encountered anywhere before. They did agree and we said we would be back around 5pm to collect them. We returned at 6pm to be roundly chastised by the member of staff as he had planned to finish for the day at 5pm and no-one else was arriving when he finished (he had not mentioned this in the morning, otherwise we would and could have returned by then!).
Guess your experience will depend on the room you get, as a lot of people seem to have really enjoyed their stay in this hotel. It is cheap for Amsterdam and the location and surrounding area are good but I would definitely not stay here again.
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