Barbacan Hotel

, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Barbacan Hotel

, Amsterdam
2 star

Rooms: 22

Plantage Muidergracht 89 - Amsterdam - 1018 TN - Netherlands Hotel Website | | (+31) (0)20 623 62 41
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No way
Submitted by: Paquito in 13/08/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Luxembourg
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
I'm afraid our experience in this "hotel" wasn't as we expected. We were 6 people who had booked a six-bed room for two nights during the weekend. We booked it more than two weeks in advance and through their website and we received a confirmation e-mail. The day before we arrived, in the evening, the hotel staff called me and told me that there had been a problem with the authorisation of my credit card and that we could only stay for the first night.

When we arrived the only solution the man at the desk gave us was to split into several rooms and pay 45 euros/person/night instead of 30 euros, which was what we had arranged. He was quite rude and he didn't care at all about us. We paid cash for that night and looked for another place to stay. The 7-bed room we got (although we were just 6 people) has little to do with the pictures, at least it's not as nice and clean. We were on the ground floor, so people walking in the street could see you. The carpet was very ugly and there was a large space between the door and the floor, so any mouse or cockroach could easily enter at any time, and my bed was just beside. The light was very dim and the bathroom was ridiculously small, perhaps just 1 metre wide. The place where breakfast is served is also very small, although the meal was OK. Then, according to their rules, if the fire alarm rings you'll have to pay a 500 euro fine! Our main complain about this hotel is obviously that they cannot change all your plans some hours before you arrive and not care at all. They definitely wanted us to pay more, or assigned our booked second night to other people for a higher price. Whatever it was, that's not the way you should treat your customers!!!

Quaint and friendly
Submitted by: Claire in 30/11/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
This hotel was our first stop on a week long trip. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are small, but the beds were really comfortable. It is in a safe neighborhood near the tram lines, and you can walk to Rembrant Sq. Central Station is a cab ride away. No elevators and no drugs allowed! Safe, quiet, and clean.
Barbacan the place to stay
Submitted by: Clarkson in 07/09/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
We have been to the Barbacan hotel Amsterdam for our honeymoon. And I have to say this place is the best.
Nice staff (Nelly, Jurry and josien) are so nice. This hotel make you feel special. We made the booking by internet We are comming back in 2006.
Love you all. And God bless you.

Jaimey Clarkson

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Other names for Barbacan Hotel

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  • Address: Plantage Muidergracht 89 - Amsterdam - 1018 TN - Netherlands
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