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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute booking somewhere close to the city centre with a group of friends. Mostly clean hotel, very steep stairs though, friendly staff. Couldnt rate the breakfast as we were never up for it. 15 minute tram ride from the hotel to Centraal Station. Would probably stay at this hotel again for the price we paid.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This to me is more of a hotel than hostel as its rooms and breakfast and dining area is very good. The stairs to the rooms are a little scary/fun but ok if you take your time staff are very friendly and kind with excellent English. If you love to walk like we did you can get to central and... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The hostel is just 2 min walk from a tram station, and the tram is just 3 stops (5-10 min) from the center. On the outside it looks like a standard nice building in Amsterdam, but inside is pretty basic. The staff was really kind - they helped us with directions, provided with maps and ordered the taxi for the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Cheap"ish" booking on the outskirts but around a 20/30 + minutes walk to the centre or any other attractions. The hotel was on the tram routes, which was handy but the hotel itself was pretty grim. The receptions and breakfast area are all very clean and pleasant but the rest is pretty grim. Filthy stairs and hallways (only for the... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I knew what we were getting into at about £40 a night to be honest, but I can't really rate the Sphinx any more than a 2 star. It was clean enough, the location wasn't too far out, and the area was safe (next to the Heineken brewery.) however the room was Spartan, a bit tatty (curtains were nearly see... More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

The hotel was a few tram stations away from Amsterdam Centraal and we were happy to pick this location. It was still conveniently located, within walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets, within tram rides to other major attractions, and yet it was not so crowded. Finding the hotel was not easy for the first time from the Weteringschans roundabout. But... More 

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Tegna, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

My son and girlfriend had to find a last minute place to stay, after having lost the keys to their rented studio. I called up the hotel at 23.15, and the nightshift hotel attendant was very helpful and the two had a roof over their head for the night. It was not luxurious, but everything they needed was available. The... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in January, exactly what u expect from a cheap stay in Amsterdam! Went to Amsterdam previous 2 years ago and paid more for a hostel which was awful. We had a quadruple room and it was on the first floor so didn't have to walk too many steep stairs. Beds were comfy, bathroom was clean... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with 3 friends in a quadruple private room. It was more than i paid for. The beds are so comfy. The room is hot enough so we did not get cold. The breakfast was not so diverse but was enough. The staff is not so talky but they help. The hotel has a free map i would... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Wasn't great place tbh ... First day we checked in staff not very friendly and didn't give us much information. Room was very basic. The t.v , safe and some of the lights were broken in our room. Although we had a balcony at the top floor so that was pretty cool. Good place to stay if your only staying... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Sphinx Hotel

Address: Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Price Range: $78 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sphinx Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Choose the family-size rooms because they are more preserved.”
 of 5 bubbles 473ivanam, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for rooms 1-4”
 of 5 bubbles dominict360, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Best tip - avoid this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles helloillkillyoy, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“choose none of theirs... choose another place immediately”
 of 5 bubbles RiKo961, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this place, even if it is close to the museums. It is not worth it”
  • Whole room containes two real beds, and two madrasses on the floor
  • Terrible toilettes and no toiletpaper and out i corridor
  • We could not use the water in room, because the tupes did not work
 of 5 bubbles gammelman, 19 Apr 2014 | Read review
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