Nice, but a bit far from the city centre
This is definitively a good place to stay. It's clean, comfortable and quiet. I had absolutely no trouble at all and staff was very nice. Even when I forgot the key (card) at the room, they solved the problem in less than 5 min.
Really comfortable bed. Big TV on the room with a lot of international TV channels (unfortunately no portuguese TV channels). Free wifi internet. The standard rooms didn't have hairdryer, but there were some available at the reception.
The down of this hotel is that it's far from the centre. The train, metro and bus station are pretty close, though (5 min). It's about 10 min from the centre (or ~20 min in rush hour) by bus. I don't know how long it would take by metro, because the metro was under maintenance and it was closed.
The access from the station to the hotel is poorly lit at night, I felt it was a bit unsafe, but nothing happened to me during all my stay.
Don't forget the 5% city tax over your reservation.
Tip: breakfast is not included, but they have a small shop at the reception with fruit, pastry and juices. A bit expensive, so I'd recommend the Albert Heijn supermarket at Amstel station as alternative.
Unique Quality: Clean, comfortable and quiet. Free wifi internet.
Directions: Near Amsterdam Amstel train station.
Hotel Casa 400 Amsterdam
I would recommend this hotel to everybody who does not mind not staying in the center.
The hotel is very new and comfortable with a good and complete breakfast. Wifi and minibar in all rooms.
It is not in the center but very near (5 minutes on foot) Amstel station (train and tram), a very convenient station because is not as overcrowded as Central station and trips from/to Schipol airport are cheaper. if you want to visit Rotterdam or Den Haag, trips from this stations also are cheaper than from the Central Station.
Inside the station there is a supermarket (from 6 a.m. to midnight) and several fast food places in case you arrive late at night.
The only negative point of the hotel is standard rooms have not hair-dryer.
Directions: 5 minutes on foot Amstel station
Great location - only 2 mins from Amstel Station and Tram no 12.
Very spacious rooms - great view of the Ringdyke canal.
Very quiet in the evening.
Took the room only i heard the meals can be expensive here.
Unique Quality: Great view of Ringdyke canal.
Directions: 2 mins walking from Amstel Station
Budget Summer Hotel
Very basic, simple, clean but outdated. Breakfast was awkwardly interesting, though its just basic cold meats, bread and pastry along with coffee and juices but some authentic dutch taste that i experienced especially the cumin cheese and chilli spice chicken slices for breakfast which got to do with the former colony in indonesia.
Its actually a student accommodation but they turn into a hotel during summer to accomodate tourist. so i didnt have high expectation of the room interior and hotel facilities as it was a very good value, two nights stay near the town and walkable to Amstel station
Amsterdam Budget package at £159 per person includes return trip by coach, b & b two nights, tour guide for Amsterdam, Volendam & Brugges was a good deal suitable for travellers on budget and student. More details on www.andersontours.co.uk
Near the Amstel station: Casa 400
I've been to the hotel, not for a stay, but to attend the annual Dutch Radio Days.
The hotel is partly used for housing students from October till May.
In 2007 construction of a new building started at 200 meters from the former location at the James Wattstraat. The new hotel opened in May 2010.
In stead of the old concept, now there are 151 room available whole year long; from July to September this number increases to 520.
There is a basement parking for low cars only.
Unique Quality: Location at the Amstel Station (10 minutes walk to the hotel at 600 meters NE from the Amsterdam Amstel Station).
The station offers train, metro, tram and many (national) bus connections.
Directions: S112 exit (Gooiseweg) from the A10 Ring Highway. At the Amstel Station roundabout take the Wibautstraat (first right) and the first right into the Ringdijk. The Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4 is the first right; the hotel is at 1 block at the left.