Hotel 83 Amsterdam
Hotel 83, located a short stroll from Nieuwmarkt in the heart of the Red Light District is without doubt a hotel aimed at Amsterdam's younger visitors. This family run hotel's location is perfect for those looking to experience the thrills of the Red Light District and its accompanying bars, clubs and more adult entertainment venues. Groups are welcome here and there are rooms that can accommodate up to six people at a time, just what a gang of friends wants in a budget hotel in Amsterdam. Don't be put off by the proprietor's dry sense of humour, the staff here give the same level of service as any similar hotel, just ask. Hotel 83 has both smoking and non-smoking rooms.
The best feature of Hotel 83, some might say, is its location. From here you can not only sample all the delights of the Red Lights but can also walk in minutes to Central Station, Dam Square, the Waterlooplein flea market and, of course, all of the sights in the city centre. To find the hotel from Nieuwmarkt, take Bloedstraat or any of the little streets leading west from the square onto Oudezijds Achterburgwal, from here turn left and the hotel should be on your left hand side after a short stroll.
The rooms in this Amsterdam budget hotel are designed with the thought that guests will not be spending much time in them and facilities are rather basic. Rooms are in single, double, quad or group types, with the largest holding up to six people. Extra beds can be put into rooms on request for an additional fee, as can cots for children. Hotel 83's rooms come with or without ensuite bathroom facilities, with shared bathrooms in the halls also being an option.
When looking for cheap accommodation in Amsterdam, don't expect fine dining in the hotel, and Hotel 83 is no different. There is, of course, a breakfast, served until 11am and included in the room price, but the best dining is to be found in the surrounding area. A very short distance from the hotel you can find Amsterdam's Chinatown, which is positively heaving with excellent Asian restaurants while European restaurants and South American steakhouses can also be found within a few streets walk. For more intimate meals, the Jordaan is not far from here, on the other side of Dam Square, and this picturesque area holds many boutique restaurants and trendy cafés.
This budget hotel in Amsterdam offers services to be expected in any hotel of its kind. The reception desk is open 24 hours, as appropriate for a place in such a party district, and there is free wireless Internet throughout the hotel. The hotel bar is also open 24 hours, certainly a draw for those who find Amsterdam's closing times a little early for a city with such a wild reputation. Parking is also available with the hotel, if booked in advance, and bike rental can happily be arranged.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 83
1012 DC Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 (0) 20 626 2089