Pros

  • Located at the World Trade Center
  • Concept hotel with stylish decor
  • Famously comfortable Hästens beds
  • Affordable rates
  • Modular rooms, heavy on functional design
  • Breakfast buffet, included in some rates, and vending machines
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Next to metro station; 15 minutes to central Amsterdam
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Cons

  • Small rooms, some with no windows
  • Open-plan rooms give no bathroom privacy
  • No full restaurant or bar
  • No in-room phones
  • Fee for parking
  • Breakfast not included in all rates
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Bottom Line

Located within the World Trade Center complex in Amsterdam's business district, this stylish but basic budget hotel relies on a design concept centered around a simple pod-style room system. Each small room at the Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC is built around a modular living space called a Cubi that consists of a bed and bathroom with adjustable mood lighting. Amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi give the hotel a clear edge against the much more spartan easyHotel Amsterdam, and it has cheaper rates than the nearby citizenM Amsterdam City. Like its competitors, the hotel has few features to offer guests -- there aren't even room phones to call the front desk -- but it's a stylish low-cost option for a short business trip to Amsterdam.

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Amenities

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Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC

Scene

Futuristic design on a budget, aimed at business travelers

Though slim on amenities, the Qbic isn't short on style. There's no formal lobby or front desk, and guests are expected to check themselves in at kiosks housed in wood-paneled wall nooks, although a staff member is always on hand to help. The interiors in the common area are almost industrial, with black floors and long white communal tables. There's a small lounge corner with a couch and button stools anchored around a glass fireplace. Thanks to its location within the World Trade Center complex, the hotel primarily attracts business travelers looking for a stylish and convenient place to sleep.

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Location

Adjacent to Amsterdam's World Trade Center, and 15 minutes on public transportation from central Amsterdam

The Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC is part of the World Trade Center complex in the south of the city, overlooking the complex's offices and inner courtyard from the rooms at the back of the building. It's located right next door to the World Trade Center's main entrance, and the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center is also within walking distance. The Museum Quarter is just to the north, but Concertgebouw, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum are all a bit too far to walk to; trams from the neighboring Amsterdam Zuid Station can get you there quickly, and put the city center only 15 minutes away. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is a 20-minute drive southwest, and is accessible by train from Zuid Station as well.

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Rooms

Modular concept rooms with open bathrooms and comfortable Hästens beds

Small and minimalist, each room is designed around a modular Cubi containing a king-size bed (famously comfortable Hästens ones), storage space, flat-screen TV, and an open bathroom. White walls highlight quirky design elements like ceiling lamps hanging with their cables attached to the wall and shaped into outlines of Amsterdam's buildings. A small desk and chair are the only other pieces of furniture in the Standard Rooms. Located behind the beds, the bathrooms are as clean and simple as the rest of the room, with Philippe Starck accents, but the substance of them is little more than a bright yellow stall with white porcelain bowl sinks, all exposed to the room in an open-plan layout. On the upside, they have walk-in rainfall showers, seldom found at hotels in this price range. Thoughtful features include the user-controlled mood lighting that illuminates the Cubi, and free Wi-Fi. Note that some rooms don't have windows and those on the ground floor can get street noise.

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Features

Breakfast room, vending machines, and business center

The hotel relies on a self-serve system, with few on-site amenities. There is a breakfast room with a continental spread (not included in all rates) and a wide variety of vending machines that dispense everything from toiletries to snacks and drinks at all hours. Even hairdryers must be asked for at the sparsely staffed lobby, but they're provided for free. There's also a business center in the lobby, open 24 hours with Macs and printers. For guests who don't like the open-plan bathrooms in rooms, each floor has a bathroom near the elevators. The hotel doesn't have its own parking facility, but guests can use the adjacent World Trade Center's parking garage for a fee.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC

Scene

Futuristic design on a budget, aimed at business travelers

Though slim on amenities, the Qbic isn't short on style. There's no formal lobby or front desk, and guests are expected to check themselves in at kiosks housed in wood-paneled wall nooks, although a staff member is always on hand to help. The interiors in the common area are almost industrial, with black floors and long white communal tables. There's a small lounge corner with a couch and button stools anchored around a glass fireplace. Thanks to its location within the World Trade Center complex, the hotel primarily attracts business travelers looking for a stylish and convenient place to sleep.

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Location

Adjacent to Amsterdam's World Trade Center, and 15 minutes on public transportation from central Amsterdam

The Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC is part of the World Trade Center complex in the south of the city, overlooking the complex's offices and inner courtyard from the rooms at the back of the building. It's located right next door to the World Trade Center's main entrance, and the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center is also within walking distance. The Museum Quarter is just to the north, but Concertgebouw, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum are all a bit too far to walk to; trams from the neighboring Amsterdam Zuid Station can get you there quickly, and put the city center only 15 minutes away. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is a 20-minute drive southwest, and is accessible by train from Zuid Station as well.

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Rooms

Modular concept rooms with open bathrooms and comfortable Hästens beds

Small and minimalist, each room is designed around a modular Cubi containing a king-size bed (famously comfortable Hästens ones), storage space, flat-screen TV, and an open bathroom. White walls highlight quirky design elements like ceiling lamps hanging with their cables attached to the wall and shaped into outlines of Amsterdam's buildings. A small desk and chair are the only other pieces of furniture in the Standard Rooms. Located behind the beds, the bathrooms are as clean and simple as the rest of the room, with Philippe Starck accents, but the substance of them is little more than a bright yellow stall with white porcelain bowl sinks, all exposed to the room in an open-plan layout. On the upside, they have walk-in rainfall showers, seldom found at hotels in this price range. Thoughtful features include the user-controlled mood lighting that illuminates the Cubi, and free Wi-Fi. Note that some rooms don't have windows and those on the ground floor can get street noise.

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Features

Breakfast room, vending machines, and business center

The hotel relies on a self-serve system, with few on-site amenities. There is a breakfast room with a continental spread (not included in all rates) and a wide variety of vending machines that dispense everything from toiletries to snacks and drinks at all hours. Even hairdryers must be asked for at the sparsely staffed lobby, but they're provided for free. There's also a business center in the lobby, open 24 hours with Macs and printers. For guests who don't like the open-plan bathrooms in rooms, each floor has a bathroom near the elevators. The hotel doesn't have its own parking facility, but guests can use the adjacent World Trade Center's parking garage for a fee.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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