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Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Zuidwest

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located between the airport and the city centre and 10 minutes walk from a mainline railway station means it's away from all the mayhem and perfect for day trips outside Amsterdam. The canal photo plastered on the room walls makes for a cool selfie too.

Hotel is clean,staff are polite and restaurant food is ok. This is either a good half hour walk or a taxi ride from the attractions...gets pricey if your not happy to walk! Location is the only real negative to this place although the area is nice it's a mission to get to town!!! 👍

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for three nights. Some of the staff was quite rude and had little understanding when it came to allergies. I asked in advance to make sure they had some coeliac choices and was told that it would be no problem. But at the breakfast I was met with an attitude when I asked for coeliac food. So if you've got allergies I wouldn't recommend the breakfast but rather spend your money at bagels&beans who has knowledge about it. The room was ok but the shower could have been cleaner. Also they have the spreads beside the regular bread with crumbs everywhere, so if you've got coeliac disease you have to ask for spreads from the kitchen and the staff will roll their eyes.. They also said that we would get a discount at "black bikes" since they have a cooperation with them. But three different people at two different shops had never heard of that deal, so we never got the discount..

There is nothing wrong with this hotel. The front desk staff was exceptional - very helpful and courteous. The room & bathroom were small, but sufficient for travelers who are just there to sleep. There are no places to eat in the immediate vicinity except for the restaurant at the hotel. We ate there one night. I had a cup of mediocre onion soup for 6 euros, my friend had a Caesar salad loaded with chicken for 10 euros which she said was quite good. The price for breakfast was very expensive, but due to a lack of places to eat nearby, we opted to pay for the restaurant breakfast. Certainly not worth the price, but convenient. The room had very little lighting, which made it difficult to read guide books etc. at night. As a senior citizen with arthritic knees, I would not stay at this hotel again. There were approx. 40 steep stairs to climb to reach the street where the tram was located. It was a 10 minute walk to the tram (due to having to walk slowly because of my knees). Also, the bathroom did not have comfort height toilets, another problem for those of us who are old folks with knee problems. On the other hand, the hotel was very quiet & our room was immaculately clean. It was 15 - 20 minute tram ride into town, which was not an inconvenience at all. Due to the location of the hotel, it is necessary to take a cab from the airport if you have more luggage than a back pack - it would be difficult to travel via public transportation from the airport to the hotel if you have luggage. We were charged 40 euros to get to the hotel from the airport, and 35 euros for the trip back.

Everything in the room was super comfy. Air condition worked fine, delivering a good amount of cold air. Beds were excellent, so did chairs. One thing, that we couldn't stand was the door. When you were closing them, a loud and super annoying noise was produced. Little drop of WD 40 should do the job.

Recently visited with a friend for a weekend. Hotel is nice and modern, we asked for a twin room away from the lift to get away from noise. We were placed on the top floor, 6th floor I think, not a problem in it's self. The lift only reaches the 5th so we had to take the stairs up one flight, again not a problem. Our room was literally right next to the main door for the stairs so had to endure a fair bit of slamming as the door didn't close very gently. Room it self was fine, if a little small. Quite modern styling with a nice en-suite. Beds were quite low to the ground but nothing major. The room being as small as it was meant the beds were quite close together. We pushed the beds apart a little to give us more space to move about. All the usual amenities with the kettle teas and coffees refilled each day. One of the benefits to being on the top floor was the table at the top of the stairs with the complimentary bottles of water waiting for you. Staff seemed friendly including the night porter that buzzed us in at all hours through the night. Would happily stay again

Cosy, clean and quiet room, very comfortable location if you're travelling by car ( parking) The hotel is easy to access with transportation (tram) from Amsterdam city center. Fair prices. Friendly staff.

Lovely hotel - clean and just far enough out of the centre of Amsterdam; about a 5 minute walk to the nearest tram. Staff very friendly and helpful - and hard working. We booked very last minute and were very pleased.

Nothing to write home about. It was hard to get to from the train station as it's by a busy road with no access to pedestrians. We had to walk around other buildings and under a viaduct, after a guess as there were no signs anywhere. Staff didn't seem particularly bothered about talking to us, particularly when I couldn't find the towels in the bedroom (they were on top of a rack in the bathroom) and went to the reception to request more towels. It offered everything you'd need for a short break but it was just not good enough, small details that make a difference particularly when it's not the cheapest option.

Without a doubt the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in (airport transit hotels excluded) but it works. Very efficient use of space, every inch is maximized to its fullest. All furnishings are relatively new and in great shape. Bathroom is ultra small but private and in room, small but I didn't feel crampt. Just a great layout for such a small space. My room had two very small twin beds. Breakfast was provided in the room rate with an egg station for eggs to order. Typical European fare with cheese, wurst, great bacon that was greese-lite. No regular coffee but expresso from a machine. Lots of breads. Good selection to begin the day. There is a lobby smoking room but cigarettes only, if you'd like to smoke something else there is a small park ajacent to the hotel where that can be done but be respectful. It's actually a play area for young kids but is empty at night. Very open and totally safe. They also provide a hold area for luggage if needed. Everything was in working order including lifts. Very clean and safe for female travelers. Cost is actually on the low side for Amsterdam. How to get there from airport - take the train to the Central Station (5€), get off at 1st stop (pronounced Lelylaan (pronounced Lilyland), leave train station and walk across street to streetcar station, take the #1 Central Station (3€) for one very short stop (you can actually walk if you knew direction). Go down the steps, turn right and go to first hotel you see and ask them for directions. It's only a block away but can't be seen. Using these directions it's about a 10 minute trip from the airport. Total cost will be 8€, taxi will cost 50€. Train runs about every 7 minutes, street car runs about every 5 minutes and will only have change for small bills. One last add, when leaving the airport ask the train staff at the platform if the train will stop at Lelylaan stop, express trains don't stop at this station. Express trains are like every other depature. To take the streetcar from the hotel to the Central Station you could go back or just walk up the stairs across the street and just keep walking forward for about 2 blocks. The stop is called Surinameplein (you'll need this for you return) and it's about 10 to 15 stops (15 minutes) from Central Station. Have fun, what happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam!

Hendrikje Stoffelstraat 60 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Amsterdam West within 2 miles (3 km) of Stedelijk Museum, Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Zuidwest is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Concertgebouw. This 90-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Leidseplein and Van Gogh Museum.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


All of Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Zuidwest's 90 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

At Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Zuidwest, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 320 reviews