Backstage Hotel

Leidsegracht 114, Amsterdam, Netherlands2 star star

8.5 out of 10

Doubles from: $74 to $173

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Well-priced rooms dripping in a hip atmosphere make this rock-and-roll themed hotel close to Leidesplain a fun choice for those looking for lodging with an edge.

Pros: Funky, hip room design. Free Wi-Fi. Cool lobby.

Cons: Rock-and-roll schtick might not be for everyone.


The two-star Backstage Hotel, located on a canal near Leidesplain, is dedicated to rock-and-roll. Its 22 reasonably priced rooms are designed to make you feel like Keith Richards before the big show—and boy, do we think the effect works.

Rooms at the Backstage Hotel are decked out with snare drum light fixtures and high-wattage vanity mirrors. These decorative flourishes complement the black-and-white carpets and walls. Some rooms even sport iPod docks. The entire assemblage—right down to the spotlighting over the beds—won us over. Rooms are equipped with a fan, TV and free Wi-Fi. Balconies are available (ask ahead).

Some rooms have private bathrooms while others share facilities. Bathrooms could stand to be renovated but are still clean and well-kept.

As is the case with the vast majority of Amsterdam hotels, the Backstage Hotel's staircase is dauntingly steep. But your trek to the rooms is tricked out with a twisting collage of rock posters old and new. The lobby features a piano, pool table and bar. Also in the lobby, a chalkboard advertises shows happening around town. Rock on.

Reviewed by: Joel Weickgenant, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bike Parking
  • Breakfast Extra Charge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Machine
  • Free Newspapers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Tourist information
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Alarm Clock
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV


Leidsegracht 114
Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)20 624 4044
Fax: +31 (0)20 638 5254


About the Backstage Hotel neighborhood

Traditionally a gritty working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan is now one of Amsterdam's most fashionable areas, replete with trendy restaurants and leafy canals. But the alternative community spirit for which it's always been known is still very much intact, in everything from eccentric architectural details to funky shops and galleries.

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