The best part about this hotel was the staff. Friendly and helpful and happy to help in any way. The hotel itself is excellently located with a tram stop right outside the hotel and another (to Central Station) only a few minutes walk. My room, located in the basement (with steep stairs and not suitable for people with mobility issues) with a sink but no toilet was small but clean. Expensive at £90 a night with breakfast but I suppose Amsterdam is an expensive city.
Great service and very friendly staff in an awesome location. Staff were very helpful with advice about where to go and what to do. Couldn't be any closer to sites, restaurants and shopping. Will definitely stay here again when I return to Amsterdam next month!
Friendly and helpful staff. Fairly good breakfast. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfy. Location is perfect and is definitely the main asset of this hostel - practically everything is within a walking distance. Mimi, the hostel cat, is cute and friendly. We were a group of friends staying for four nights and this was absolutely perfect for us. Would definitely consider staying here again if I were going with friends. No elevator and quite steep stairs so accessibility is not very good, unfortunately.
We had to cancel due to a family medical emergency. This hotel has a zero refund policy no matter what the reason. They rebooked and offered to pay 50% of 1 night out of the 3 we had paid for. We will never book here again.
I have been to Amsterdam several times now and this is by far and away the best hotel I have stayed in so far. Lovely staff and room and feels like a home away from home. The hotel also provides a delicious breakfast for an extra cost but this is again absolutely worth it. The coffee is amazing, and free which is a bonus! I definitely plan to stay here again in the future :)
Perfect! Great location, a couple of minutes walk to Leidseplein with tram stop right outside or just round the corner depending on where you are heading. Lovely friendly & helpful staff, very comfy bed and extremely clean. Lovely breakfast and coffee available when we got back to hotel after been out all day. Loved this hotel and will definitely stay here again.
Traveling on a budget but didn't want to stay at a hostel in Amsterdam. This hotel is the perfect compromise. Very reasonably priced and adequate rooms, at least speaking for one of the lower level, shared bath rooms. The photos of the rooms with private baths looked very nice. The location is close enough to the very center of Amsterdam and all or most of the attractions that walking is very feasible, not to mention lovely, yet far enough from the true commotion that it doesn't seem "touristy." I knew from the presence of Jacky the cat and the sounds of Lucinda Williams in the reception that this was my kind of place. The helpful and friendly staff and the breakfast with many healthy options were just a bonus. Its proximity to the tram stop from Centraal Station and the bus to the airport are important factors when considering this hotel. I stumbled upon la Boheme by chance this trip but it will certainly be my first choice if I'm ever in Amsterdam again. Bravo, la Boheme! David M…
Second time in Amsterdam, second time in "La Boheme". I really love the ambiance of this hotel. Friendly staff, great location, cozy breakfast. You can have free coffee or tea, setting by the window. The room wasn't big enough but it was clean and very comfortable. The only a missed a little refrigerator in the room...
Very nice hotel at a perfect location in between City centre and Vondelpark. The Rijksmuseum is at walking distance and there are a lot of hotspots and little boutiques in the neighbourhood. The rooms are perfectly fine and the breakfast was delicious!
While staying in Amsterdam I wanted a hotel that wasn't too far from all the main attractions that Amsterdam had to offer without the hefty price tag. Moreover, I wanted somewhere that was close to supermarkets and restuarants so that I wouldn't spend too much time at night looking for somewhere to have dinner and the same principle applying to getting lunch and finding somewhere to have a snack. Additionally, I wanted somewhere that wasn't too far from Centraal Station for efficient transport links for getting to and from the airport. Searching for ages led me to find Hotel La Boheme, which was located in the Leidseplein area as well as being located opposite Theater De La Mar - meaning it was always busy in the sense that it wasn't in an area that felt unsafe. Additionally, it proved useful since there were a lot of different transport links - the most notable being the Bus 397 which connects tourists with the airport and different areas of Amsterdam for a fraction of the price that a taxi would cost as well as being slightly cheaper than using the train from Centraal Station. The Transit Stop called Leidseplein is outside of Hotel La Boheme with Trams 5, 7 and 19 stopping there frequently throughout the day and even throughout the late hours at night. Hotel La Boheme operates a reception that doesn't only work as a reception but an open area for all guests to relax throughout the day while enjoying complimentary tea and coffee refills. If you arrive at Hotel La Boheme before the stated check-in time which is 2pm, you're more than welcome to put your luggage behind the desk at reception where you'll be given a ticket that you need to provide upon returning. The staff at reception went above and beyond throughout our stay, they gave us lots of information regarding different restuarants in the area as well as giving us access to different cards that would gain us discount at specific restuarants and retailers. Once we had checked in the staff gave us all the information we needed to know about Hotel La Boheme and their policies, the only downside to Hotel La Boheme would be the stairs! You're warned about these online and through different reviews but we eventually got use to the stairs after one or two trips down them. Just take it slowly and then if you really do not like narrow stairs then enquire beforehand if you can get a room that is nearer the reception. There's a wide range of security measures taking place throughout Hotel La Boheme, especially since the front door can only be opened through the use of a key card as well as "24 Hour Security" being promised on Hotel La Boheme's website. The room we stayed in, which was a double room, was quite small in retrospect to other hotel rooms I've stayed in but it's known in Amsterdam that the rooms are quite small - along with the stairs being very narrow! However, the room was large enough to store out suitcases as well as letting us move around comfortably throughout our stay. We had a double bed in our room with a TV positioned just opposite on the wall, which is better than having one on a stand since it didn't obstruct us moving through the room. The bed was very comfy but I had to make sure I didn't hit my head on the ceiling since it was positioned just above our heads - either way it just meant I couldn't jump up with excitement in the morning or I'd end up with a large bump on my head. The room also featured space for us to store our clothes and toiletries, with hangers being provided for our clothes and then space above to put other essentials such as chargers and other smaller items of clothing. The room also featured a safe which we used constantly throughout our stay which was easy to set up and then unlock respectively. Next to the double bed there was also a small table which had an alarm clock as well as a small book which gave information to the hotels policies as well as important phone numbers for Amsterdam. The WiFi code was put in a frame on the wall, very unusual, but then again it was very helpful and easy to find. Even though we had a few problems with the WiFi, the staff were more than happy to try and restart the router and see if it was a problem on their end. The bathroom was very small but at the end of the day it provided a toilet, sink and a shower with eco-friendly resources which was a nice touch. For a 2-Star Hotel I was more than happy with Hotel La Boheme in retrospect of their star rating, value as well as the price we paid for three people within two rooms. One of the best touches that the hotel provided was a card on the bed stating "Congratulations. You have made it to the top floor! Hand this card over to the receptionist and receive a free drink. Welcome to Hotel La Boheme." One of the best approaches to complaints regarding a narrow staircase and a well deserved drink I enjoyed! Within the room rate breakfast was provided, which included items continental items as well as items that were cooked. Either way, there were more than enough that we ended up being spoilt for choice. The pastries on offer were very fresh, so much so that they were still hot from the oven the same being said for the scrambled eggs and bacon on offer. We saved around €10-15 per day with the free tea and coffee refills as well as being able to have a large breakfast before venturing out for the day. Hotel La Boheme also provides a vending machine next to the reception which offers soft drinks for around €2. Saving the best for last, Mimi The Cat was the highlight of my stay. That's all I can say on that matter.…