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Post by JJSouthLDN » Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:40 am

getting a little scared now, just booked a four person apartment through amsterdamstay.com (i've also seens stayamsterdam.com which has slight raised my suspicions) and the confirmation e-mail looks a little dodgy, i think im going to phone them and confirm I dont wanna be sleeping on the streets or paying extortionate money i dont have for a last minute room lol

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Post by steveierfc1872 » Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:44 am

JJSouthLDN wrote:getting a little scared now, just booked a four person apartment through amsterdamstay.com (i've also seens stayamsterdam.com which has slight raised my suspicions) and the confirmation e-mail looks a little dodgy, i think im going to phone them and confirm I dont wanna be sleeping on the streets or paying extortionate money i dont have for a last minute room lol
jj have you set the t&t up yet that you were talking about? :mrgreen:

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Re: AirB&B

Post by spidergawd » Fri 15th Feb 2013 11:45 am

JJSouthLDN wrote:getting a little scared now, just booked a four person apartment through amsterdamstay.com (i've also seens stayamsterdam.com which has slight raised my suspicions) and the confirmation e-mail looks a little dodgy, i think im going to phone them and confirm I dont wanna be sleeping on the streets or paying extortionate money i dont have for a last minute room lol
Thats a good idea to put your mind at rest. I think there was some minor anxiety about, but Amsterdam's a solid place and I'd say it will be at the bottom end of the scam city charts. :D
Apart from some of the weed prices.
I haven't myself heard any tales of travellers finding themselves in that situation.

Neighborhoods are what you have to look at very closely. and you can with G Earth and street view :D (Top tools for the armchair globe trotter :idea: :idea:) I once got the shuttle bus in from Schipol because my hotel was near the museums and it was the lazy option. On our way we dropped a young couple in a pretty desperate looking estate way out somewhere in the wilds and their hotel was seperated from the estate by a 4 metre high broken chainlink fence which the locals seemed to have chucked a fair bit of their rubbish over. It looked grim and it was obviously not what they expected poor sods. :(.
We've done out of the centre places ourselves to save money and although some have involved a journey into town they've turned out OK, the best one we had was about half way between Harlem and A'dam, so a nice bike ride whether we turned left or right on the Haarlemmerweg. :D.
What a long strange trip it is.

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Post by Balou » Fri 15th Feb 2013 01:22 pm

I doubt that you will have any problems using any of the reputable agencies in town including Amsterdam Stay. They are more so looking for people running illegal hotels and have said they will not bother anyone using Air BnB, for now at least.
Since the announcement was made this past weekend the municipality has found itself on the wrong end of some angry reactions from Airbnb users but Jan-Jaap Eikelboom, spokesman for the central district, has assured users that the investigation's focus will be on uninhabited properties being rented without consent and not on the use of Airbnb in general.
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Post by geoffk » Tue 19th Feb 2013 04:41 pm

I used these guys back in '08. http://amsterdam.citymundo.com/
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Post by KeyMonCha » Tue 19th Feb 2013 04:45 pm

geoffk wrote:I used these guys back in '08. http://amsterdam.citymundo.com/
Not the cheapest prices i've seen, but thanks for the link... Always helps to have options.

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Re: AirB&B

Post by Weed-o » Fri 5th Jul 2013 12:45 pm

Figured this could be helpful for people who rented via airbnb...

http://thenextweb.com/eu/2013/06/07/fou ... b-rentals/

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Re: AirB&B

Post by elmo219 » Mon 20th Jan 2014 04:02 pm

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/543914

Great boat through air bnb, 24 hrs cancellation, motorboat rental...

My mates and I are here in June.

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Post by jc2k » Mon 2nd Mar 2015 03:56 pm

Not sure why more people don't use this...Used for the last 3 times we've been to AMS and each time it's been perfect. Filter the search for smoking allowed and off you go! Will never stay in a hotel again now.

Latest one is right in the heart of the RLD - bit pricy @ 300 Euro's for the two nights but great apartment and fabulous location. Can't go wrong really...

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Post by Bob2 » Mon 9th Mar 2015 11:47 am

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/82303

if anyone is interested this will be free to rent from 18th-21st april when i cancel once mate comes round today , mate & mrs stayed in flat above this one (same owner) they dont mind smoking and place was outstanding for the price

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Re: AirB&B

Post by spidergawd » Mon 9th Mar 2015 12:57 pm

Dissappointing if you dont make it Stuart. Thats a really nice looking place at a good price I'd snap it up if I wasn't already sorted. I had a nice houseboat on the lijnbangracht through the airb&b a couple of years back.

Blue skies :D
What a long strange trip it is.

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Post by Slip & Sal » Tue 10th Mar 2015 12:42 pm

I don't take drugs, I am Drugs.

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Post by Slip & Sal » Tue 10th Mar 2015 12:43 pm

32 $AUD for you all if you use the link above.
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Post by dconstrukt » Tue 10th Mar 2015 01:16 pm

i use air b&b all the time, in every city we go to.

never an issue.

and we always save $$ over a hotel… plus you get WAY more value for your $$

just got back from san fran… we used airb&b to rent a 6 acre estate in silicon valley.

no issues.

you should be fine.

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