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Review by jason
abba to the rescue!
during a study abroad, me and two friends make a mad dash to a'dam from paris. arrived late and without a place to stay. so after walking around for a couple hours, we find abba. almost 1am in the morning, we were recieved courteously despite being past closing time, and got the last 3 bed room. had a shower and toilet in the room. clean place, steep stairs, and the best nights sleep ever. it was the third week of june 2003, and we didn't have any problems with mosquitoes.
Review by itw
nice people good breakfast but i stayed for 5 days and they didn't clean the room or make the bed once
Review by darkmarkwolf
can't beat the value, i'll see this place again!
this is a nice clean hotel with a balcony. good breakfast(however too early), kind staff, safe inside, not-so-steep-but-still steep stairs,pot friendly, close to kashmir coffeshop (one of the best), 37.5 euro/night, less than 1 block off tram 1, you be the judge but don't be there when i return
Review by stuart, london
very good value - i'll be back
i stayed at abba during the heatwave of 2003. at first sight the hotel looked scruffy, but once inside you get a pleasant surprise, bright and cheerful rooms with staff to match. the breakfast, on the one occasion i made it, was more than adequate, and the 'shared' facilities ended up being with just one other room. if it's 4-star luxury you're used to, then abba is not the place for you. but if you want cheap bed and board and don't mind climbing stairs, it's excellent value
Review by weldon
could have been better
i stayed here in april and while the price and location were right, there were several major things lacking. for one, there is the construction that starts around 7:30am and lasts till around 5. when i was there, they were jackhammering right under my room. the clerk told me it's going to keep up till next year. he never offered to move me to another room. second, the water went out for at least a day. i told the clerk who said the repairman was there (he wasn't) and that i should shower on another floor. the water didn't work there either. the shared facilities weren't vented well so the toilet reeked after each use. although the breakfast was good, the 90 minutes it was available caused a rush almost the entire time. there were a limited number of seats and people were crowding around the buffet trying to either get something to eat or go around those that decided to graze or wait for toast. one day, a family of four commandeered all the meat and cheese and made sandwiches for themselves for later at the expense of guests who wanted to eat now. so much for the rules about not bringing food out of the eating area. a few nice things: international phone calls through their switchboard were very cheap. they also gave free coffee on request when other hotels charge for same. the room was tidy with access to a common balcony. good for fresh air and view of the construction. the tv had a lot of channels.
Review by lasthamlet
abba is okay.
it is a budget hotel, but by those standards it is an okay place to stay. the only draw back to the place is the construction in the back side is very loud and starts very early. it is best to get a room facing the street, and maybe the third floor. if you need a double with private facilities ask for room #79. it is on the third floor and made for a dam nice stay in april 2003...
Review by john topping, pretoria, south
i stayed at the abba hotel for eight nights in early may 2003 and was quite happy with the place...it is very reasonably priced for the amenities provided. when i next visit amsterdam in 2004, i shall stay there again...it is clean, friendly and the breakfast is quite adequate as a start to a busy tourist day...thanks to clodagh, the magnanimous manager, i had a good room. try it, you will like it...cheers, too, to brian and andrew. john topping, pretoria , rsa
Review by a Visitor
cheap and cheerful
if you are looking for a cheap, friendly place with 24 hour access in a good location and aren't bothered by crappy exterior and basic amenities, abba's the spot. its clean, easy to get to and you're left in peace to do whatever. they have no problem with you sparking up a doobie or bringing people you met to the gaff. the breakfasts great too if you are up on time. mind the steps when you're out of it!
Review by a Visitor
you pay your money, you make your choice
hey, it's a bargain. once you get past the closed down shops below, and over the fact that it ain't the hilton, you should be fine. thee rooms we're big enough, clean enough, and lets be honest, the only time you're gonna spend here is when you're going to sleep, something we didn't do a great deal of while we were there. anyone who complains for this moeny need their head's examining, what we're you expecting?
Review by a Visitor
free mosquitoes allright!
bloody hell! ful of mosquitoes or some other (or many other) biting insects. i was scratching for 2 weeks after i got home! the outside looks totally shitty and closed down. when i arrived i thought the place had shut down or something. silly sized towels too!
Review by a Visitor
great value and free mosquitoes
we booked a room at a time of year when few were available in the city and paid around half of what we were prepared to fork out. so it was with some trepidation that we arrived to find a nondescript building with a crumbling facade. at street-level tatty rows of posters covered the boarded-up frontage of an abandoned garage below the hotel. from the street you climb a flight of steep, dingy stairs. this takes you into a reception area where helpful and cheerful staff greet you and help to shake off the initial impression of the hotel from the street. safe deposit boxes are made available free of charge. our room was up three flights of stairs further along the street. it was threadbare but reasonably clean. we shared a toilet/shower with the room next door, luckily for us occupied by others in our party - they also had a tv in their room while we had a phone. so it is better to book these shared facility rooms along with people you know in groups of four. given the rate for the room we didn't expect luxury and we didn't get it. for the money it was good value but with a little more service and prior information our experience would have been even better. we stayed a full week but only got a change of sheets on the final night after making a request for clean bed linen. we were also unaware that bath towels would not be available automatically but only paper thin face towels - take your own towelling or ask before you travel. however, this wasn't so bad compared to the unexpected appearance of mosquitoes! conditions in the room were humid and mosiquitoes bit into us every sleepless night, even after we sprayed the place and covered ourselves in creams. if this is a persistant problem the hotel might invest in fitting anti-mosquito devices. having made all this sound bad the hotel has a lot going for it - cheap rooms, helpful staff, decent continental breakfast and a great location within walking distance of museum and entertainment areas. needing only some upgrading abba is great value and with minor caveats strongly recommended.
Review by davie in miccosukee
good value -- nice location -- friendly staff
i've stayed at the abba twice and enjoyed it each time. the location is transit friendly, away from the bustle a few blocks away, and in a residential block. i'll be back again (i hope) and again.
Review by Gail and Randy from Canada
surprisingly good value
My husband and I stayed at the Abba in Feb.2001 for 4 days. I booked the hotel through the internet at a very good price but was taken aback at the exterior upon arrival.(not a place I would choose on appearance)However, The Abba proved to be an excellent value - very clean rooms,friendly staff pleasant buffet breakfast and excellent location. We would stay again. Don't let the exterior put you off!
Review by simone romano from Italy
Una settimana da sogno
L'albergo è davvero bello.. Magari per quanto riguarda il lusso nn è il massimo, ma in quanto alla posizione è il migliore della citta.. Cm posto è molto pulito.. E anche il personale è davvero simpatico e sempre disponibile.... L'unico difetto sn le scale in quanto sono molto ripide.. Ma è tipico delle loro abitazioni quindi le troverete ovunque....
Review by a Visitor from Spain
Fijo que por este precio o un poco más encuentras algo mejor
3 noches en enero... revisión punto por punto: - como te toque la habitación en la tercera planta del hotel estás apañado. Las escaleras tienen una pendiente exagerada, desde que accedes a la recepción hasta que consigues llegar a tu habitación si es la 12 o la 13... Puede ser que los edificios holandeses son así pero para subir la maleta o llegar a la habitación tras un día pateando amsterdam telaaaa.... - las paredes son de papel (pero de papel de fumar). Se oye todo, y cuando digo todo es todo. Por no hablar de la puerta que separa las habitaciones de la escalera que se cierra de golpe sea la hora que sea. - nos limpiaron e hicieron la habitación tras la primera noche, pero la segunda ya nada... Ni siquiera nos cambiaron las toallas. - el baño de las habitaciones con aseo propio es minúsculo y ni siquiera se preocupan en ponerte una toalla para los pies. Se reparten dos toallas y punto... - el desayuno es correcto aunque acaba a las 09:30 horas. - el servicio es correcto. os aseguro que mi forma de viajar es económica y por eso creo que por el mismo precio o un poquito más merece la pena buscar otro alojamiento (aunque sólo sea por descansar agusto y poderte asear con comodidad que es lo que se busca cuando vas a patearte una ciudad). lo dicho.
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