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Reviews of Sphinx Hotel

1 star Hotel | Weteringschans 82, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1017 XR

44.1% Overall Rating

531 out of 1018 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/06/2014)

Paulo Gonçalves thinks…

"Rooms with waste and old thinks in closet. old and dirty mattrasses. stairs very dificult to climb. bathrooms very dirty and with very small space to use toilet."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note that we require you contact us at least 72 hours in advance to your arrival date to cancel or amend your reservation. Failure to do so can result in your card being charged for the first two nights. Reservations 8 persons are regarded as group reservations and cancellation policy is 2 weeks prior to the arrival date. The hostel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to your arrival. In case of declined credit card your reservation is not guaranteed

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44.1%

Overall Rating

531 out of 1018 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sphinx Hotel'

Atmosphere
36.0%
Location
65.6%
Facilities
37.6%
Cleanliness
33.6%
Staff
45.6%
Value
44.0%
Safety
46.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Owen George

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Owen would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel with friendly people. The room was rather nice and the computers by reception were extremely helpful.

Disliked: The bunk bed we stayed in was breaking a bit and I was worried about falling on and impaling my friend in the night...

31.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

05 August 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Samuel Mark Roberts

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Samuel Mark would recommend this property

Liked: to be fair, its very simple bed for the night, met some amazing people during our stay which made our holiday much brighter. beds were relatively comfortable to. staff were okay.

Disliked: may have been bed bugs, only one key per room, not enough lockers for people.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2011

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: The room was squalid and reeked of urine. There were no lockers in the dorm style rooms hence if you have any valuables larger than a camera (i.e. a laptop) you need to carry them with you as the safes in the foyer area are small. Additionally, there is no lockable luggage room before you arrive and if you wish to put your backpack in the lockable luggage room that does exist it's an additional €3 per night. Each dorm style room has one key card so if you don't know the people you are traveling with you have to either (a) rely on them opening the door for you when you knock or (b) hope that they've left the key back down in reception after checking into the room. Not a good system. I would not recommend this place and will not stay there again if I return to Amsterdam.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Lotten Lundgren

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 July 2011 Lotten would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast included. :)

Disliked: the bathroom was like an indian bathroom or something - it was old and dirty and the shower curtain was not properly fastened.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Guilherme Giacobbo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2011 Guilherme would recommend this property

Liked: Near the center of amsterdam

Disliked: bathrooms, and lack of information/missunderstood about availably rooms...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Rune Wedel-Heinen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 July 2011 Rune would recommend this property

Liked: english speaking staff, free internet, good location - easy to find

Disliked: the shared bathroom was a little disgusting, but alright for a shower

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing outstanding, was just alright.. Front desk staff was helpful.

Disliked: Our room was on the ground floor next to the toilet so it stank a little for some reason.. Otherwise it wasn't too bad, just a place to rest after a tiring day of sightseeing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Overall a good stay. Female receptionist very nice and helpful. Location good.

Disliked: Each dorm room only had 1 key so you would have to knock and see if anyone was in your room to let you in or then get a key. A bit annoying especially getting people up if they are laying down. Breakfast was just toast, need at least cereal. Toliet in dorm stunk.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Megan Jackson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2011 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really friendly and provided free lockers and towels

Disliked: Is about 25 minute walk to the city and red light area

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Majdi Saada

Alone

Partying / nightlife

20 July 2011

Liked: price , they give towels and pretty much standard

Disliked: a total budget hostel , room 6 has a stinky showeroom

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

JAYAPRAKASH SIVA GURUGANDHI

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011

Liked: Close to the city centre

Disliked: Everything else

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

CHRISTINA CHING YEW

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2011 CHRISTINA CHING would recommend this property

Liked: Sphinx Hostel is overall excellent! We can buy food from outside and heat it up using the oven and microwave provided. The staff are very helpful and informative. Free computers, free breakfast and printing services are available if you need it. Somemore, it is located just at the center of city centre. If i were to go again, i will definitely go for Sphinx Hostel again!!

Disliked: Honestly, the loo is a bit smelly. That's all!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Santiago Palacio M

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Santiago would recommend this property

Liked: They have everything to be great, good location, good facilities and so on... But the staff ruins it all...

Disliked: People working there forgot everything about kindness and smiling... We have been to many hostels all over the world and never met such an unkind people before !!!

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2011

Liked: bedding was fresh

Disliked: there was no where to sit and relax

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Alistair Horne

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2011

Liked: the free internet access was useful and being beside the Heineken brewery was helpful too :)

Disliked: The stairs are really dangerous, if someone comes in drunk from a night out it may end badly. The bathroom was also pretty dirty.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kasim Balarabe

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Kasim would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities.

Disliked: Only one key card in a room of 8 which makes it very uncomfortable when one is the only person in the room sleeping because there is the obligation of opening the door to other roommates.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2011

Liked: Easy and fast check in/check out, clean beds, on tram line.

Disliked: Bathrooms were filthy, room not secure, creepy man crawling around on our floor.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Harsha Vardhan Singh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Harsha Vardhan would recommend this property

Liked: There were lockers which were very safe. The staff is trustworthy and helpful. You get a decent Wi-Fi connectivity till the topmost floor. The sheets were fresh. The breakfast is simple (ham n cheese, tea/coffee/juice) but good. The vanGoff and Rjks museum are walking distance and even some of the good coffee shops with the GOOD stuff are nearby. I would recommend this place if you are traveling alone and want to meet new people. :)

Disliked: -The flush in my room was not working. A little attention to maintenance must be paid. -There should be dust bins in the room

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 June 2011

Liked: The breakfast was generic but ok.

Disliked: Poor service. Cleanliness.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

23 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was clean in general, and the price very good considering what you get. The breakfast was also one of the best I have had in a hostel. The location was good.

Disliked: it didnt have lockers in the room but still you can use little lockers for the most valuable things downstair in the reception which is a bit annoying. The bathroom was not very clean

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel. My only criticism would be that the bathrooms were not the cleanest but everything else was spectacular. Someone was always at the front desk and very willing to help. Location was good, a short tram ride from central station. Removed enough that the hustle and bustle of amsterdam won't ruin your sleep.

Disliked: Bathrooms.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2011

Liked: You could use a computer for free to access the internet.

Disliked: The staff were incredibly rude to any possibility of losing a single penny worth of money, harassed customers and were generally unhelpful in anything that wasn't specifically a way of them making money from the client.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Shopping

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the cheapest in town

Disliked: The bed was falling apart. Dirty all over.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was available

Disliked: It was to expensive and they woke me up to change the room