Choosing accommodations have been my top priority whenever I travel. The price has to be right, the location has to be convenient, and having some notable amenities would be a plus! And if possible, an Instagramable boutique hotel would definitely be awesome!
So for my Amsterdam trip last year, after some research, I’ve decided to stay at The Student Hotel Amsterdam City!
This modern, hippy hotel is located 30 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This hotel location is quite ideal for visitors who want to be near to the city centre, to the main tourist attractions, but does not want the noise and buzz. The Student Hotel Amsterdam City is estimated 15 minutes from the top museums (e.g. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum) in Amsterdam, around 5 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Train Station.
Upon arrival, the exterior facade of the hotel may look dull and boring and honestly felt old. Reason for that is that the building was once a newspaper office block. The Student Hotel Amsterdam City is a combination of a luxury long-term student accommodation and hotel for short-stay, design-savvy social globetrotter.
In the hotel lobby, you will find tons of things that are normally not seen in a normal 4 or 5-stars hotel. There’s a pop-up store selling the hotel’s merchandises, pool table, table tennis table and a photo booth! The nearest Metro Station is just beside the hotel building – Wibautstraat.
But once you enter the main door, it’s totally, totally different! What welcomed us were hotel front desk staffs with big smiles! And everywhere in the hotel lobby is so Instagramable! Check-in was quick, fast and simple, we were both given a Stroopwafel each (NEAT).
Our room was on the 4th floor, I’ve booked a Suite during this trip (cost about S$365 for 3D2N). The rooms are pretty basic, felt somewhat like dorm rooms, but there’s everything that you would need. A desk, a chair, a king-size bed, a Nespresso machine and of course a modern bathroom with bathtub. All 624 rooms have free reliable Wi-Fi access too!
Overall, I love and enjoyed my stay at The Student Hotel Amsterdam City! The customer service was superb, the sleep was awesome, the location was very ideal for first-timer traveller to Amsterdam.
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