Clean,Cozy & Central + Free Bikes

Apartment - Private room · Balboastraat, Amsterdam, North Holland 1057, Netherlands

Our cozy, 2 bedroom apartment is located on a quiet street close to the center. Grocers, supermarket, bakery and some great affordable restaurants and bars around the corner and great transport connection.

The Space

★ Free Bikes
★ Good location:
- Close to city center
- Easy to reach from Schiphol Airport
- Great connectivity with public transport
★ Young, up-and-coming neighborhood with some great affordable bars and restaurants within walking distance.
★ Quiet back room with garden access
★ Fresh towels and sheets provided
★ WiFi

★★ Please read the whole description before submitting a reservation request. If you have any questions don't hesitate to send us an inquiry!

The Room:
A cozy 10m2 room. The front door opens directly to an entry hall (so you don't have to cross our path to go in/out), the back door opens directly to a balcony and garden, of which you are free to make use as well (and where smoking is allowed). The room contains a double bed (140 x 200 cm), a closet for you to put your clothes, a small bedside table, lamp and mirror.The room will be cleaned before you arrive and fresh bedding and towels will be provided.

The Apartment:
Our two-bedroom apartment is on the ground floor of a quite street, with a private garden at the back. It contains two bedrooms (one of which is for us) and one bathroom. The back bedroom is accessible directly from the entry hall, the second bedroom is on the street side of the house across the living room, where my girlfriend and I sleep. The shower/bathroom is accessible through the living room. The kitchen is open to the living room and fully equipped including oven and microwave, of which you can make free use. At the back lies our garden, where we love to have breakfast in the summer and where you are welcome to relax in the hammock or enjoy the sun.
The apartment is very conveniently accessible, with 5 tram lines and 3 bus lines within 1-4 minute walk that can take you anywhere in the city. A tram or bus ride to the center (Dam Square, Leidseplein etc.) takes 10-20 minutes. Anna Frank's house is a few tram stops away. The lovely Rembrant Park is less than a minute walk away and the smaller Erasmus Park is almost as close.

Guest Access

As our guests you will share the kitchen, living room and shower with us. You may also make use of the extra pairs of bikes we keep for guests. Additionally, we've prepared some materials, guides and tips to help you make the most of your visit to Amsterdam.

Interaction with Guests

Due to our busy schedule we are mostly home during the weekends, mornings and evening.

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood:
The house is located in a residential neighborhood, on a quiet street. Around the corner you can find a supermarket, grocers, bakery and convenience stores. There is also a market close by.
Several nice cafe's and restaurants are within a short walking distance from the house, and as the neighborhood is going through a phase of revival it seems another one is opened every week.

Getting around

From Schiphol Airport you can arrive via Sloterdijk station within 30-45 minutes, and central station is just one tram ride away (ca. 20 minutes). If you are arriving by Eurolines to Amstel station you are also just one tram away. If you come with a car we can show you where to park it for free within a short tram ride (7-10 min).

We highly recommend exploring the city by bike , and for that purpose we have guest bikes for you for free!!
Our home is ideally located for public transport. Several tram and bus lines pass within a minute's walk from the house that can take you directly to almost anywhere in the city. Many other lines stop within a 5 minute walk, and several Metro and Train stations are a just a few minutes away by tram or bus.

***After booking you will find arrival directions under Reservation Details***

Other Things to Note

- The price includes free bikes, WiFi and everything else listed above, no hidden charges.
- We ask for a small fee for use of the washing machine / dryer. Ask us for details.
- The room is suitable for two people.
- Have a look at out guidebook for tips.
- Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

★★ Before submitting a reservation request please have a recent picture uploaded and provide a bit of information about yourself such as age, where you're from and who are you traveling with (either by message or on your profile).
★★ After your booking has been confirmed you will be able to see exact address and travelling directions by clicking the link to the reservation details

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $214
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Thank you so much! Amazing! Yahav and Deirdre were very friendly and very very helpful with information, they even provide personal recommendations in and around the area :) Cosy room and only a short bike ride to the centre of town. Everything we needed for our stay! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you're in Australia :) Zoe and Joel.

    April 2014
  • Gastvrij, denkt met je mee. Prima kamer en locatie, op steenworp afstand van o.a. het Mercatorplein. Fietsen beschikbaar, zelf niet nodig gehad.

    April 2014
  • 우리나라 여행객분들 중에 이곳을 염두하고 계시는 분들을 위해 한글로 남깁니다. 일단 주인내외는 친절하고 여행설명도 잘해주고 집도 사진만큼은 아니지만 깔끔하고 정말 사람 사는집 같습니다. 접근성도 좋구요 센터에서 트램타면 금방가요. 이제 문제는 집이 생각보다 작습니다. 그래서 주방사용이나 샤워실 사용이 생각보다 편하진 않아요. 예를 들어 라면을 끓여 먹어도 온집안에 냄새가 가득해지니 좀 눈치가 보이더라구요. 방음도 잘 안되는 편이고 1층집인데다 주변이 온통 가정집이라 이래저래 신경이 쓰이는 편입니다. 오래된집이 다 그렇긴 하지만 소음이나 프라이버시에 민감하신 분들은 좀 힘들수도 있겠다 싶은 곳이라는 생각이 듭니다.

    April 2014
  • We had a nice stay at Yahav's place. The place looked exactly as advertised.
    I appreciated the "guide book" they made for us, the room was clean and everything very organized. It was great to have bikes at disposal !

    March 2014
  • It was a quick trip but the bikes were very useful !

    March 2014
  • Yahav's house was on a nice quiet street and very near a supermarket and a few small cafés/restaurants. The room was small but adequate for our overnight stop over. Lots of helpful information was provided about Amsterdam.

    March 2014
  • This was the perfect spot for an overnight stay in Amsterdam. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful, the room was comfortable, it was very easy to get there from the train station and I loved being able to ride one of the free bikes.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Yahav and Deirdre. The home was beautiful. Cosy and clean and in the morning we could make our breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen. When possible, we will be back!

    February 2014
  • Small but nice and pretty neat room, and a very comfy bed. It is well connected to the centre and to the airport as well, which for me was a plus. I felt very welcome and handy maps and guides were available, and though a bicycle was part of the offer, due to the weather I didn't try it, too bad because it's just a mere 15' pedalling and I love bicycles. Just for that I will come back. Thanks!

    February 2014
  • It was really nice to stay at Yahavs home. He welcomed me very friendly and introduced me in everything I could need.
    The room is small but it has a wide bed and it looks to the garden so that you don't have any street noise.
    Everything is clean and I appreciated very much the possibiliy to use the kitchen!
    I would stay there again at any time!

    February 2014
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English, Nederlands
Eindhoven University of Technology
Hi, I'm Yahav. Together with my girlfriend Deirdre I live in a modest apartment with a spare bedroom. We have now been hosting for over a year, and enjoyed it greatly. Although I've been living a long time in Amsterdam, I seem to like it more with every passing year. Being a foreigner myself, I know what an outsider would love to see and experience. I love to introduce others to my favorite hangouts. Deirdre is a real dutch girl, and can give you the local perspective as well as help you plan trips to many interesting places off the beaten path. From the best restaurants and museums to the most dingy bars and everything in between, we would love to help you experience Amsterdam the way we love to live it!
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