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Nov 10th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Accomodation in Amsterdam

I am new to the Netherlands. Will be there on holidays next May 2014.

Can anybody recommend me a specially nice hostel or Bead & Breakfast?

I am a single man, I am 32 and this will be my first time in Europe (have so much expectations about the trip). I live in Buenos Aires.
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Nov 10th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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We absolutely loved our stay at this b&b in a great location

http://www.boogaardsbnb.com
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Nov 10th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Wow jamikins! This looks superlative!!! thanks a lot!!
However I find it somehow expensive for my budget =S

Maybe a homy place will do if anybody knows one to recommend, that would be an enormous help to me.

best wishes everyone ;-)
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Nov 10th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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We were very pleased with the hestia hotel located in the museum quarter. Breakfast included and free internet.The canal is quite nearby and Vondelpark is on the doorstep> Great location and transport options. A single room is under 100m euro
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Nov 10th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I don't know your budget, but we enjoyed the Hotel Fita also in the museum area. It is run by a lovely family and they served a wonderful breakfast.
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Nov 10th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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If you give your budget it would help us make recommendations
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Nov 10th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Sorry, it seems I have not been very clear =P.
The point is I am traveling alone and still got no contact in Amsterdam. Therefore will need a place to get in contact with people and hang out, visit places, any stuff like that.

I am looking for a hostel (not hotel) because that seems to be a good starting point to socialize.
Alternatively looking for B&B because it's warmer than a hotel.

About budget... I just rejected boogaard because five stars is a bit too much for me. Just 4 or 3 would do fine.

Thanks again to everyone for your feedback
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Nov 10th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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From the posts I could find it seems most of the users here are hotel-kind
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Nov 10th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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You still haven't given us a budget...how much do you want to spend in euros.

Boogaards may be 5 star but if your budget is €130 a night then it is in your budget.

The star program in Europe is not the same as the USA in General.
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Nov 10th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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There are a few websites which list hostels and give reviews. If you Google for hostels in Amsterdam you will find them.
May is a popular time to be in Amsterdam so don't leave it too long to book something.

You can also search for B&Bs, and maybe consider staying outside Amsterdam, in Haarlem or somewhere similar for lower prices.
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Nov 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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We liked the Hotel Residence le Coin in Amsterdam. Not a hostel and not a B&B, but it does offer breakfast is you want it. The rooms have kitchenettes.

It's in a great central location. Very clean and fairly new.
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Nov 11th, 2013, 09:00 AM
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A very nice b&b is http://www.citycenter-amsterdam.com
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Nov 27th, 2013, 05:22 AM
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A very nice apartment via short stay:
https://www.facebook.com/studioboomamsterdam
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Nov 27th, 2013, 07:10 AM
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There are two hostels - The Shelter and The Shelter Jordaan that are well run and welcoming. Be aware that The Shelter is in the red-light district. The Shelter Jordaan is in a more sedate part of the city, so depending on what you are looking for....but both have common areas where travelers hang out and socialize.
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