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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is the WORSE "hotel" I've ever been!! 100 steep steps to get into the room. The room was absolutely DIRTY, in the floor, in the wall (😂😂) in the bathroom, holed towels and a very strong cigarette smell. Bad experience. Don't book this Hostel for no reason! 😰

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The room was not nice at all, wouldn't recommend staying there ,too many steps for one ,really dirty carpet, bad cigarette odour and it was more like a hostel than a hotel really nice staff though there's one guy call (Hursh) he was very pleasant and welcoming he tried to assist in every possible way so thumbs up to him...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

For a week end with friends, this hotel is way more the enough. Just a spot to sleep and to have a shower that's the minimum for amstedam. For the smokers, it's allowed in the rooms. For couples... Think of somewhere else. Not that it is a bad hotel, but you will not find the magical little thing for a...

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1Thank Kinder M
United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Ben from the mon 5th sept to the weds, which is a ideal amount of time for exploring the Dam. Now anyone that as never been to the Dam before your really starting off at one central location, which is the main station, or Central station as its called, now you simpley come out of the...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walked into our room to make us check out before the check out time, just walked into the room unannounced. Awful. No privacy. Awful shower. Awful staff. Awful hotel. And about a million steep stairs to walk up

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1Thank Hanna F
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The location of Hotel Ben is perfect. It is located in the world-famous Red Light District and within walking distance of the main train station. It is also conveniently located near restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The location could not have been more perfect, in my opinion. Unfortunately, that is the only nice thing I have to say about Hotel...

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 August 2016

1st of all it's not a hotel. It's a hostel We have stayed an overnight there I will summarize our 11 hours stay in points Pros: -The location is very good, near dam square and central station. -Friendly staff. -You can leave your luggage after check out. -The beds is OK -24 Hours reception. Cons: -Small room -Expensive "you did...

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Tartu, Estonia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good hotel with good prizes! Just regular small rooms but they are really okey. staff were very friendly. One thing to remaind that hotel has lot of stairs so it is really hard for people who cant use stairs. Reception is opened 24/7. Also it is really nice that you can leave your key there and do not have to...

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

1) very expensive 2) not clean 3) only one socket in the room 4) the bathroom terrible 5) the water in the shower couldn't be adjusted and the shower telephone hand was stuck on the roof and couldn't be removed 6) stains on the sheets and the towels 7) no elevator and we had to take the stairs as the...

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Do not except more than a good bed to sleep in. The staff is friendly and the location is great, still, the rooms are REALLY small and the claustrophobic stairs don't help. If you are looking for a place to simply sleep, I truly recommend it. Close to the red light district and some coffee shops.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet

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Address: Beursstraat 21, 1012 JT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Price Range: RM420 - RM1,359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Ben 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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