Opened only in 2015, The Student Hotel Amsterdam City sits in the outskirts of the city centre, offering state-of-the-art facilities, well-designed rooms, and communal facilities. During my 2018 solo eurotrip, I spent 2 nights in the city of Amsterdam in The Student Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed my stay despite a college appeal and younger crowd.
Here’s a summary of the pros and cons of staying at The Student Hotel Amsterdam City:
Now let’s dig a little deeper into the reasoning behind my ratings for each category.
The amenities offered at The Student Hotel are standard:
- Breakfast (additional cost)
- Self parking
- Business center
- Free toiletries
However, there are a few amenities that are not always available at other hotels:
- 24-hour fitness center
- Free, reliable Wi-Fi (yes, even in the 21st century some hotels require payment!)
- Bike rentals
- Laundry facilities
- Arcade/game room
- Front desk safe
ROOM & APPEARANCE: 9/10
Based on both the interior and exterior of the hotel, The Student Hotel looked brand new. I researched the date in which the hotel was built and, sure enough, the hotel was opened in 2015. Walking through the elevators and the stairwell, the walls and floors were kept clean and tidy. No piece of trash or questionable items left in any corner of the area. I’m a bit of a clean freak myself, so I appreciate it when businesses can keep up the appearance of their building and the guests treat the place with respect.
From the name of the hotel – The Student Hotel – you can pretty much take a gander at the theme of the hotel; that’s right – dormitory themed and its decor and colors hit right on the mark of college. There are common areas where you can eat, drink, and do work. Based on the theme it definitely attracts a younger crowd, “student” crowd but not the rude, rowdy kind.
I thoroughly enjoyed my two night stay at The Student Hotel. The theme of the hotel brought me back to my good ‘ol college days but without the dirtiness and rowdiness of living in a dorm or a college apartment. Everyone on the staff – from the reception desk to the maids – were friendly and accommodating. I also appreciated the inclusion of a Nepresso machine in my room. Goodbye bitter, instant coffee from a package! The only half a point dock comes from the location of the hotel. It’s a bit of a walk to and from the city centre. However, it is easy to rent a bike or take the M station which is right near by the hotel. If you’re looking for an enjoyable stay in a safe area, I highly recommend The Student Hotel. However, given the theme of the hotel, this definitely caters to a younger crowd aka “students”, so if you’re older or looking for a more business-like hotel stay, then this place may not be for you.