The Student Hotel, Amsterdam
When I got the memo ‘You will be staying at The Student Hotel‘, I thought ‘Damn! I’m in a youth hostel‘. A youth hostel in Amsterdam of all places. Urgh! I was so wrong! The only thing it has in common with a youth hostel is colour and that’s ok with me, because I’m a colour addict (I’m right in thinking youth hotels are usually filled with neon coloured bars and lobbies right?!)
I loved The Student Hotel, the concept is ‘never forget the student you once were‘, let go, have fun and be creative. My room was great; big, well designed and super comfortable. The bed was big enough to fit about five people (let’s hope that’s not part of the fun!) and it was mega comfortable with big, fluffy pillows, not the regular flat, lumpy foam type. I loved the decor; a beautiful retro style chair, cool accessories, plenty to look at and plenty of home inspo. I ordered Anglepoise bedside lamps a few days ago, but now I want more, Anglepoise in ever room, just like TSH have! I also want a wooden hand and a tissue box which says ‘issues’ on the front. Brilliant!
The room was spacious, clean and enjoyable to spend time in. As for the wifi, faultless. There was even air conditioning, although it took me a day to figure out how it works as it automatically switches off when the window it opened. Damn! I’m sorry there are no bathroom snaps, I did try, but it was a wet room style bathroom filled with matte black tiles. Incredible and super cool, but impossible to shoot! Also, they provided soap, shower gel and shampoo, which were all so nice that I didn’t bother using the products I bought from home.
Also, the suitcase next to the bed is by Lulu Guinness and my backpack is by Moschino, it was part of Jeremy Scott’s Barbie Collection. Both items, I absolutely adore, I love this suitcase and I get compliments on it every time I travel. As for the backpack, I thought it was a bit of a impulse sale buy, but actually, I use it all the time as it’s practical and super cool!
I love it when a hotel has space where you can hang out. The Student Hotel has this is abundance. There is a restaurant / cafe which is really fun and chilled (more on that later) and there are stacks of sofas and chairs where you can hang out, do work, relax. On the day I left, I spent 3 hours relaxing and working here. It was such a nice way to spend a travel day! There are ping pong tables and pool tables if you want to be a little more active and desk spaces and plugs if you want to work. Whatever you do, it’s a beautiful big space with enough room for everyone and it’s 100% instagramable!
The Pool Restaurant
Finally, The Pool Restaurant! We are here two nights in a row because it was so nice! Delicious salads, fresh pizza, incredible French fries, massive portions of bread and hummus! I was in heaven! So good and so delicious! Breakfast is also served here which is a buffet style breakfast; plenty of cold meats and cheeses as well as croissants, bread, yogurt, fresh fruit and granola. I didn’t see an option for cooked breakfast, but to be honest, you won’t want it once you have seen all the beautiful fresh food they on offer!
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I’m sure there are a million and one hotels in Amsterdam, but not many of them will be as cool and nice as The Student Hotel. Don’t be put off by the name, it ain’t no youth hostel! It reminds me of Qbic, Ace Hotel and CitizenM, all hotels I love! FYI, if you want to stay in The Student Hotel elsewhere in the world, they also have locations in Rotterdam, The Hague, Paris, Barcelona and Groningen.
I was hosted at The Student Hotel by Keen UNEEK, full blog post coming soon all about what I did in Amsterdam!