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The Veteran

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed here for 4 days in August of 2010 when we couldn't find anywhere else to stay. The location was quite beautiful, but the room itself was disgusting. Old, dirty, the bed linens looked like they hadn't been washed ever, and the door was flimsy and barely attached to the frame. There was a single shared bathroom for the...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 14 May 2012

The room was abit on the small side and the window didn't open but other than that everything else was alright

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 8 May 2012

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Thank jason k
Amsterdam
Reviewed 5 May 2012

i would never stay here again the worst place i have stayed at in 30 years. the rooms where dusty. electric wires where unsafe in the room. the bathroom was not cleaned properly & they moved me into a single room with bunk beds half way through my stay when i payed for a double room with a double bed....

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I had perfect understanding of what I`ll have for this money. This place was perfect for my trip to Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival. Family, who owns the Hostel was very open to me and helped me in anything. Smell of Coffee shop followed me in any place of the Hostel, even when I moved to the side of the river...

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Thank Georgy M
Reviewed 3 January 2012

The location of this hostel is very central: right near Rembrandt Square and on one of the main canals. Given that this is a square with many bars, it also means there can be streetnoise throughout the night. It's a loud but safe area. Coming in can be a bit of a climb, with typical old-fashioned Dutch staircases (narrow and...

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Thank BeyondBlame
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Typical house in Amsterdam - according to my Dutch partner. Great location, lovely building. Yes, the room is small, but cosy and comfortable. Yes, the stairs are a bit challening, but we rather found it interesting and funny than annoying. Yes, it is next to a club, but this hostel is in the CENTRE, if you want a quite place,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Perfect location for people going out drinking smoking and need to stumble home but other than that its laughable really, the size of the room you couldnt swing a cat in, the bathroom was disgusting, dirty razors, hair dirty mop and bucket and its a safe bet that those items are still there, we had to wear carrier bags on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2011

My friend and I just got back from the Veteran Hotel this weekend. It was recommended by a friend who stayed there a few weeks earlier. I did become a little worried after reading some reviews (after I had booked) that this may not be a clean or safe place. However, we were very pleased with what the Veteran had...

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Kortrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 17 June 2011

I have no words to describe how disgusting is this hotel. I somehow could not remember the name of the hotel so writing my review so late. The hotel has a website. Don't go by the pictures you see in the website. I bet you can't find a worse hotel that this. The claustrophobic rooms are unique about this hotel....

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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Address: Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Price Range: $129 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — The Veteran 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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