The Budget Hotel With Prison-like Levels Of Comfort

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam uses a method of advertising that can only be referred to as reverse-psychology. Among the highlights found on its website:

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel has been proudly disappointing travellers for forty years. Boasting levels of comfort comparable to a minimum-security prison

… amenities include … An elevator that almost never breaks down between floors … Doors that lock.

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel isn’t just a cheap youth hostel in Amsterdam. It’s a cheap, dirty, cold, poorly lit youth hostel in Amsterdam.

“What can I say? It was cheap. But not that cheap. I mean, a bus shelter offers the same facilities.” – Charlotte, Texas.

“What is that smell? I demand to know what that smell is.” – Lisa, Oklahoma.

Those wishing to stay at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, do so at their own risk and will not hold the hotel liable for food poisoning, mental breakdowns, terminal illness, lost limbs, radiation poisoning, certain diseases associated with the 18th century, plague, etcetera.

It’s got 3 circles from 231 reviews on Trip Advisor and is ranked #55 out of 126 “specialty lodging” places. The distribution of reviews is all over the board, but “average” and “very good” have the highest numbers, so it can’t be that bad.

Photos of Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam

This photo of Hans Brinker Budget Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

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