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Hotel Nieuw Slotania

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for 2 nights as part of a group of 50 or so travellers on a Contiki trip. This hotel was selected as the Amsterdam accomodation. We each had quad share rooms. The rooms themselves were tiny. There was no room to move or put your belongings down. This hotel is very much more what I would describe as a hostel than a hotel. In any event, for a budget price I can accept a small room. Also, bathrooms were actually quite good. The horrific part of the stay was that we had bed bugs. And not only did we have bed bugs, most other rooms also had bed bugs. Another 2 groups of 4 had bed bugs not only in their original and replacement rooms. Of these groups, one was offered 2 fresh rooms and found bed bugs in both. The second group was offered one room which also had bed bugs. They were then not offered another room as they were at capacity and had none available and so slept downstairs in the lobby. I didn't discover our room had bed bugs until the day after the first night. I had checked and found nothing but after checking again after sleeping in the bed, I discovered I had bites. We were then given another room which I again checked only to check again before getting into bed hours later to find bugs both inside and ON TOP of the sheets. It is necessary to note that the bed bugs were some ginormous mutant m-f-ers and I've honestly never seen anything like it. I would absolutely not recommend staying at this hotel to anyone. It was a disgrace. Revolting. Poor hygiene. Unacceptable.

Too excited to be in Amsterdam, we were very clear we wanted to stay close to the main square and the tourist places. Nieuw Stotania was once such hotel close to IBIS near the railway station. What amazed us is once you step out, you can see the canal and also an array of parked bicycles, never in my life have I seen so many bicycles parked there. The hotel lobby is nice. The rooms are extremely small, just like any other budget hotel. The rooms were clean though and well maintained. The bath room extremly cramped though. It will be difficult for a heavy person to poop with the door closed. The hotel was close the Amsterdam Square and places like Casa Rosa are at walkable distance from the hotel. It is quite safe as well. I actually did not like the public urinals which were quite open stinky. They were on the way to the Amsterdam square from the hotel so beware. Ambience: 3/5 Service:3/5 PS: I had visited the place in November 2015, but did not have an option therefore have mentioned December 2016

Read reviews so you know what to expect Not a 3 star hotel standard (uk standard) worse hotel I have ever stayed in ! Yes it’s cheap but if I had know standard I would not of booked see pictures of our room and this was after we had been moved as stains on bed and horrid smells in first room they gave us ! Rooms tooo hot , very noisy ! You get what you pay

The reviews do not lie! This is the worst hotel in Amsterdam and possibly Western Europe! Firstly and most importantly, there are absolutely no positives whatsoever about this hotel! IT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! IT IS THAT BAD! You could not pay me to stay here again! It is so bad that I am taking this up further to see this hotel get at least fined or preferably shut down! Nobody should have to stay here! The first thing that greets you is the horrifying and putrid smell. The entire hotel smells like urine and it is seemingly a joke to patrons to just ignore it. The carpets in the hallway have never, ever been cleaned and are stained heavily with urine, dirt and god knows what else! (see photos) The walls are also stained. In my room were stains that I am positive were semen. (see photos) I stayed in a 4-bed shared room and the beds were intolerably uncomfortable and full of bed bugs. (apparently the case in every Contiki room) The sheets and pillows were stained and yellowed and smelt as if they had never been washed. The chairs in our room were an even worse health hazard and had blood stains on them. (see photos) This was the most serious complaint I spoke to the manager and was rebuffed. I was told that I could not have a refund, and that all other rooms were booked. The room had no windows or air conditioner and a broken and barely working fan was the only source of comfort. The shower had 2 settings, either frozen Arctic winter or flaming lava and the toilet was weirdly attached to the side wall in the corner, thus requiring the person to sit on it sideways in order to use the toilet. Wifi was abysmally poor. Breakfast was nothing more than fruit, toast and instant coffee (literally nothing more). The location of the hotel is also so ridiculously far from the city centre that you may as well be in Rotterdam. It takes €20 by taxi to get to the hotel from the city centre. I was staying in this hotel with Contiki. Had I been by myself, I would have demanded to move hotels. Regardless, I spoke to the hotel manager about my complaints and was ignored and rebuffed. THEY SIMPLY DO NOT CARE! Most of the Contiki group also complained to the manager and the Contiki staff and were also ignored. With Contiki being a large source of the hotel's income nothing will change unless Contiki shuts shop and moves somewhere else. Never, ever again!

I came here during a contiki tour and found that the rooms were well sized and were clean, tidy and modern! The hotel itself was pretty basic and run down, there wasn't much too it but we didn't spend too much time at the hotel. Our tool was nice and that's all that matters! Would come here again!

This hotel is definitely for those who are fine with the basics. We chose it mainly based on cost and accessibility into central Amsterdam. I would say for our stay that it wasn't quite worth the money we paid, but the transport links from the hotel are regular, reliable, and overall very good. The hotel could do with a bit of a facelift and feels a bit tired with a hostel rather than a hotel vibe to it. I think the photos capture it in its glory days; the interior is a bit shabby, and as other reviews have mentioned, the carpets are worn and dirty, and our corridor smelled of mould. Our room was functional - the beds were comfy (although we were expecting to receive a double room and instead received a twin room), and the bathroom was clean with a good shower. We were facing out onto the road, so it was a little noisy, but not sleep depriving. The two main downsides were that the windows didn't seem to open (if they did, we couldn't work it out), meaning there was a lot of condensation on the windows so the curtains had become quite mouldy. Secondly, we could only find one plug socket in our room. Not a deal breaker, but still would have been useful to have a second. The service at reception was fine, although only went there to check in and out. Staff seemed friendly. The breakfast was fine, although it's a shame that the bar leading down to the breakfast hall is disused and kept as a cleaning store cupboard! All in all, it was somewhere to rest our heads and have a wash at the end of a long day, but don't expect too much more than that. If your budget can extend a little further, see what else is on offer.

The reason we booked this hotel was the price as it was in the cheaper price range for Amsterdam. Positives - price (for Amsterdam), excellent public transport access to airport and city centre, comfy bed with clean bedding Negatives - Noisy due to being next to busy road, being above shops and due to noisy guests. Smelly room due to smell drifting up from food outlets below and smokers outside if windows were opened. Smokey in corridors too. Room was ok regarding cleanliness but the corridor carpet was filthy. Overall it's a very tired hotel in a tired part of Amsterdam. If you go wanting a cheap room with easy public transport access you'll be ok. But if you want anything more you'll be disappointed.

Was handy that there was a tram stop outside the hotel however that is the only positive. When we first entered our room there was a strong musty smell that we couldn't get rid of. On the first night had woken up in the morning to be joined with bugs around the bed. With further inspections saw that there was a small blood like stain that was under my pillow. Because of the state of the room we tried to stay out of it as much as possible. I have come home to wake up covered in bites from the bed so BEWARE OF BED BUGS.

We liked the good public transport to and from the hotel. The breakfast for 5€ was good What we needet at the reception desk,we got. But we didnt like the mold, or that you couldnt hang a towel, couldnt clean the toilet, opening a window is a olimpic sport category. Also some guests were smoking pot...

I stayed here for two nights during a three week trip around Europe. I stayed in a four bed room and I was pleasantly surprised to find it in a nice and clean condition, with a good sized bathroom. With two bunk beds and three of us sharing the room, there wasn't much space, but this was to be expected on a budget tour. There was also a safe in the room which gave me peace of mind when leaving important documents and belongings in the hotel. As we travelled as a group, we received an evening meal when we arrived and breakfast on both days, both of which I enjoyed. The hotel is a little far out of the city centre, so we relied on the coach or taxis to take us to and from the main city.

Slotermeerlaan 133 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Amsterdam West, Hotel Nieuw Slotania is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as The Movies and World Fashion Centre. This 100-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and express check-out. It's also close to Anne Frank House and Leidseplein.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 100 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Hotel Nieuw Slotania features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hostel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

22% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 644 reviews