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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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Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... the train would be named after the final stop (Amsterdam Something-with-"fort"-in-the-name). We found the right place to wait and the right train and arrived at Amsterdam Centraal at about 1:15 PM. I remembered this part of Amsterdam from our last trip. We found a frite shop and had frites and sauce for our lunch. We took a little walk past the hotel we stayed in last time and around the old church in the Red Light District. We passed the Sex Museum, many "coffee ...
... in a bit of their day. We rested for a little bit, and then made our way along the canals to find some dinner. After dinner, we went home via a supermarket to buy some cheeses and beer, to consume when we got home that night and have a relaxing night in, where we could also start to get our bags ready because we're heading off tomorrow. Wow, we discovered that buying beer at the supermarket is ridiculously cheap, like less than 1€ for a half litre ...
... birds (inside the airport) visited us at the food court. Sadly, we were too slow on the draw with our cameras. At the boarding gate, we ran into a couple of other student groups traveling to Tanzania, mostly for volunteer work. We were excited to be on our way again to Kilimanjaro, but it was hard to get too excited about another 9 hour flight. Sadly, we all had seats in the middle section, so we missed out on great views of the Alps, Italy, and other landmarks on our ...
... a common enemy!! It began as a port city and that's why the red light district is so well established and big (horny sailors). East India Trading Company was operated out of Amsterdam. The houses also lean forward but on purpose - to make them look bigger and more imposing. There are something like 1500 bridges in Amsterdam! The difference between cafés and coffeeshops (one sells drugs) It's not actually illegal to posses/sell/smoke marijuana but it's also ...