Weteringschans 821017 XRAmsterdamNetherlands
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About Sphinx

Sphinx offers no-frills hostel accommodation in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s a five-minute walk to the Heineken Experience attraction and Centraal Station is around two miles away.

The basic rooms offer up to five single beds alongside a television and a DVD player. Some of the options feature an en-suite toilet and a shower; the rest make use of shared facilities located on each floor.

Free Wi-Fi access is offered in public areas and the computer in the 24/7 reception is handy for surfing the Internet. Guests can also request the use of safe deposit boxes and purchase refreshments from on-site vending machines.

A tasty Dutch breakfast is served in the attractive dining room and, next door, An Restaurant serves hand-made sushi and other authentic Japanese delicacies.

Under half a mile from Sphinx, world-famous Rijksmuseum showcases the nation's cultural history. To explore the life of one of Holland’s most famous painters, the Van Gogh Museum is 14 minutes' walk away.


Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone: +31(20)6273680 | Fax: +31(20)231443 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

They Serve Great Breakfasts.

Guests who stayed mention the breakfast was actually pretty enjoyable. Even people who were critical of the hostel often commented that the breakfast served did fulfil the basics so they didn't see any reason to complain.

Good Place on a Small Budget .

If you're visiting Amsterdam on a budget, guests remarked that the location is quite affordable. While it's true you get the basics, most visitors who enjoy this hostile expected just that - the basics. That means if just want a place to lay your head and

15 Minutes from Practically Everything.

Near the Museumplein and Sarphatipark areas, this hostel is within walking distance of lots of things to do and see. There are Amsterdam attractions nearby but it's also public transportation if you'd like to move around further in the city.

Negative Reviews

Not Entirely Ensuite.

Some guests had issues with the fact not all rooms have ensuite features. Some of the bathroom facilities, such as the toilets and showers, were outside some guestroom. They also assert that the areas were dirtier than they expected.

Keep Your Hiking Boots On.

Visitors mentioned that the staircase is rather steep, particularly when you get to the upper floors. So if you have difficulty manoeuvring any kind of stairs, then you may want to make sure to ask for accommodations on the lower levels.

Not As Clean As Some Would Like.

Minor cleanliness issues were mentioned by some guest. They weren't impressed with the bathroom facilities, towels, sheets, etc. Again, visitors who were expecting just the basics didn't seem to have an issue with the linens or the common areas.

Rating Overview

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5.4 /10
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    6.3 /10
5.4 out of 10 based on 1724 reviews