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Historical Traveler Reviews Tourist Inn Amsterdam
Clean, basic, friendly, cheap
If you're in Amsterdam and don't plan to spend much time in your room, which is pretty functional, this makes an excellent base, convenient for the canal district, Jordaan, and trams. Big breakfast means you don't need to eat all day! Good VFM !
i was also found by a staff member of brian... great place! super friends/ funny english staff. Great eggs in the morning! I will go again!
Couldn't have asked for anything more...
No sooner did we get off the train we found a place to stay. A staff member of Hotel Brian found us and showed us the hotel. It was clean and in a great part of the city. No curfew and their vending machine has Heineken for 1 euro! Free breakfast in the morning was nice... the shared facilities were clean but I suppose they could have been cleaner. They also have towels and free internet. For 20 euros a night, you cannot beat Hotel Brian.
Go there only if you don't have any other choice
If you dont have any other choice and you are in desperation ofsearching ,just go there but only for one night.The rooms are horrible for the money they want. AVOID to stay there,please!
Quality Digs, great!
me and 2 companions stayed at this hotel from 04/05/03 till 07/05/03 and all of us were as pleased as punch!I will definatly recommend and be using this hotel again.The only downside, and it is such a small one, is that our triple room was at the very top of the building with quite steep stairs. and when your stoned it can be a bit tricky! :)the Staff were amazing and so helpful. Blinding.
You must be kidding...
I can't believe some of the review for this place! Were they written by the staff?! When we stayed here it was filled with dodgy characters in the 'lobby', the shared bathroom facilities were terrible and grubby and the lock on the door barely worked. We stayed one night, and we were gone!
More than I expected
I really couldn't imagine there being a better hostel for the money. Firstly, the location is excellent (on a quiet canal 5 minutes from central station). The staff was friendly and fixed us a great breakfast every morning. Free internet and sat TV were also bonuses after along day of running around amsterdam. The rooms are small but with the location being so good, we didn't spend much time in our room anyway.
Good location, friendly staff
Looking for a place outside the red light district we found this hotel. rooms were clean and staff great, also other guests made the stay better than expected
Calling me back...
I visited in 2000, stayed a couple of nights. This place is a mere 20 minutes walking from Central Station. It's right along one of the canals, we even had a canal-view room. The people there were laid back, down to earth folks. Everything was clean and lovely. The common room on the main level is quite entertaining. :)I left a pair of shoes there I'd bought new before my trip. They didn't really fit right. Did you get them?
More than full!
Stayed their a couple of years ago and am going to go back very soon. Clean and tidy, easy going staff and legendary breakfasts if you can get up prior to 10 am. NO hassles and a good location make staying in hotel brian most pleasant and whats more, like the budgie its cheap. Oh and they got satalite tv!
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... richer so it was a good night for us - I got some designer perfume with some of the winnings. The novelty of the boat soon wore off as I was full of booze and trying to sleep and it was pretty rocky.. I went to bed at like 4 am and we got up at 7:45 so I was pretty cranky in the morning. After we got on land we drove about 40 mins to our hotel in Amsterdam, relaxed for a little bit and then started walking. About an hour later we were having beers on the red light district and it ...
... made the air vibrate and yet there were only sixteen of them. Apart from a welcome and a request to put money in the offering plate that was in English, everything else was in Dutch as it ought to be. It went for about 90 minutes. I thought I saw the people I had arranged to meet there but they went to a different spot in the church. When the service began it was literally standing room only. It was jam packed. Again this may be because it was Easter Sunday. I ...
... in line at the Anne Frank House. Our guide told us a lot about her and WWII and highly recommended going to the museum. I'm really glad we went. So Anne and her family came to Amsterdam like many other Jews at the time to escape the war. The Dutch accepted them and when the war escalated they protested and stood up for them. Many Dutch even died doing this. This goes back to how proud the Dutch are of their tolerance. So Anne's father moved his family to Amsterdam so he ...
... the history but above everything else learnt how grateful we should be for the peace and freedom of the World we live in now. We then headed to Berlin, which we arrived in after a horrendous 14 hour overnight journey which pretty much wiped our energy out for the 2 days we were there which was a bit of a shame really. We did get a ticket for the city tour bus so made sure we saw all the sights but when you don't have the energy to keep your eyes open it's a ...