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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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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great shpot, lovely

Disliked: nathin'

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

22 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Bathroom floor was always wet

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2010

Liked: breakfast was good. location was very good, staff were helpful we felt safe at the hostel, wouldn recommend it though.

Disliked: bathrooms were filthy, bedroom smelt and seemed it hadnt even been cleaned. the stairs were extremely steep. not much atmospere very boring hang out area downstairs.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff as they were friendly and helpful. we were provided with free maps and free vouchers that allow discounts into places. The breakfast was basic but good. the location is about five minutes walk away from Rijksmuseum which was good, and few minutes walk from the Heinken experience. but it is about 15 minutes on the tram from centraal station which is where you arrive. Once you get your bearings it doesnt seem far from the main shopping area.

Disliked: there are steep stairs going upto the rooms so be careful! the towels were a bit small for showering. the shower was a wet room and the bathroom wasnt ensuite in the private shared room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

ZHECHKA DIMITROVA

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

19 November 2010 ZHECHKA would recommend this property

Liked: near to center

Disliked: nothing

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

Søren wejdemann

Alone

City break

18 November 2010 Søren would recommend this property

Liked: A definite value-for-money experience. Prime location - just on the outskirts of the inner, inner city, but still five minutes tram og 25 minutes walk to A'dam Central Station, Ok selection of commodities. Everything worked. Shower, toilet, net-connection etc. Steep staircase, but, hey - It's Amsterdam, everything is cramped.

Disliked: Only one key to room with eight people ... seems unnecessary stingy and mightily irritating, having to knock the door to your own room ...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet and breakfast

Disliked: walking from the central station takes about half an hour

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: low budget, high services, cute, helpful and friendly girls in the front desk, warm cozy rooms, free breakfast, free safes for our valuables, free city maps, all the primary facilities like doctor, post offices, supermarket are within 200 meter from the hostel. No curfew.

Disliked: .......

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: satisfied to the bone, I couldn't wish more the we got from here.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all the staff member were very helpful to point out the hotspots of the city, the rooms had towels and linen for us to use, they clean the room nearly every day for you. the breakfast was free,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Female staff during the daytime were helpful, the night guard nice even though we couldn't really communicate efficiently. the breakfast was nice, the room are very quiet at night, I had free wi-fi access in my room. there is a small supermarket that opens until 12 am at night.

Disliked: the steep stairs

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice room, all you can eat breakfast, nice staff especially that Michael fellow,free internet, supermarket, laundry mat, post office, barbershop within 50 meter radius.

Disliked: no elevator

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, would definitely go back soon.

Disliked: n/a

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2010

Liked: The kindness of the hostel owner.

Disliked: The room, the toilet and the shower are really old and not clean.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Domingo Perez

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2010 Domingo would recommend this property

Liked: The morning breakfast was great and the location was excellent for a museum traveler like myself.

Disliked: The window in the room wouldnt shut and (typical to most rooms in european hostels though) the room was very damp, but overall a generally good experience.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

13 November 2010

Liked: Location, prices

Disliked: bugs and dirty

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping

10 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing!!!

Disliked: rude and unfriedly staff! the rooms are too smal! the homepage isnt update with the reality! very dirty hostel! never ever!!!

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

10 November 2010

Liked: nothing.

Disliked: it was filthy, one bathroom on each floor, and beds were crammed in and some people had to sleep on the floor.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything, specially the guys at the front desk

Disliked: nothing

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

07 November 2010

Liked: Internet and location

Disliked: They should do some hoovering from time to time?! One bathroom and one toilet on each floor are not enought- these also should be cleaner for that money; early check put- 11am?!

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping

07 November 2010

Liked: free internet

Disliked: bad located dirty place not worth it for your money!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hot cheese n ham toasties is nice for a change, bathrooms bit yuk we wore thongs in them, but it's great value for money n a good location, the staff are the friendliest .

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Matthew Hampton

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

03 November 2010 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: I was in a prty of 12 for a stag do. the property was good, and the check in was easy. the rooms were spacious, with a bed, towl and ours had a very good en suite shower...with compliments of damp/mould - but don;t be put off by that, it added to the experience. We came and went as we pleased, with good wifi access and it was't too noisey at night either. altho one evening we were excited and it didnt take too long for a night staff to burst in and announce our "final warning" to which we responded with tears, quiet and sleep. the breakfast is good if you like toasties - but we went to the cafe on the roundabout at the end of the road every morning. fantastic coffee / omlettes / pancakes. thats my tip.if you want to visit the red light district, its a good walk if you dont know where you are going - or like us...pissed.

Disliked: maybe the extensive rules...which we didnt break so no problem.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

03 November 2010

Liked: Good price and lots of space in rooms.

Disliked: It wasn't that clean, and there was only one key per 8 people= inconvenient.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was included. They seemed to match the room shares well.

Disliked: Rooms were quite cramped. One key per room not per person and not even per group and it led to some confusion