We are Sem and Pieter. Two university buddies from Amsterdam, who are setting up a new style hotel. We like to enjoy life and meet people, but most of all we love to see the world. On the many journeys we took together we started to feel that the hotels we visited somehow did not completely fulfill our needs....
Therefore we came up with CityHub. CityHub represents a new generation of travellers that emerged from today’s interactive and interdependent world. At CityHub, these travellers stay in cool sleeping units called 'Hubs'. Each Hub offers you a large comfy two persons bed, an Ipod docking station, free WiFi and multi-color mood lighting. All other facilities such as toilets and showers are shared with your fellow travellers. But no worries, they are spic and span at all times!
At CityHub you enjoy, interact and share experiences through a smart online platform. An interactive wall in the social room shows you what’s going on in the city and what CityHub’s community is talking about. Instead of us, YOU are the one that creates CityHub’s unique vibe. Jointly we create a base from which to explore the beautiful cities of the world.
CityHub BETA is our first pilot location with four Hubs that we have set up in our beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam. CityHub BETA offers you all that CityHub stands for. It has a social room where you can get yourself some food, drinks and snacks. Here you can also share your experiences through CityHub’s interactive wall and meet with fellow travellers.
You can now be one of the first to spend a night in a HUB! CityHub BETA provides the perfect base from which you can explore Amsterdam. It is situated in the heart of Amsterdam within 5 minutes walking from famous area of het Leidseplein, the museum district and Amsterdam's most beautiful park. Also many of the cultural highlights of the city are just around the corner. In total CityHub Beta has four private Hubs.
We invite you to be one of the first to stay at CityHub and share your findings with us!!!
We hope to welcome you soon at CityHub Beta…
Sem en Pieter
Check out the ‘CityHub concept video’ on YouTube
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it was perfect for a one/two night stay.
very clean, everything we needed was at the hub.
Cityhub is een heel gezellige en bijzondere plek. Heel lekker geslapen en fijn dat je je eigen plekje hebt in een soort hostelachtige setting.
CityHub was such a wonderful experience. Sem and Peter were very friendly and welcoming and gave us some great tips on what to see in the city.
The accommodation itself was very comfortable, much nicer than staying in a hostel but the fraction of what a hotel would have cost. Location is good - about 30 minutes walk from the central city and it's a beautiful walk to take. The tram was about 2 minutes away and took us straight to Dam Square or Central Station.
I would definitely stay here again if I go back to Amsterdam!
The Hub Spot is a great location to stay that is centrally located near the heart of Amsterdam. Arm and Pieter were very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay. We had the opportunity of meeting many, fellow travelers. I would recommend this to anyone. It's a unique and innovative way of exploring AMSTERDAM.
Thank you very much, Sem & Pieter.
Amsterdam left us an amazing impression and it started with the cityhub and it's host Sem. Let me preface this by saying I am a little bias to the place because I got engaged inside the hub (funny story). The hubs are small living quarters that had ample space to leave ones stuff and sleep comfortably. The hubs themself are a thing of the future and I was pleased by how clean they were. The restrooms and lounge area were shared by other guests but I had no issues using neither as both were clean and stocked with what ever you needed. Sem the host and creator of the hub was super accommodating. We had our flight delayed and missed our first day at the hub. Sem responded to every message and was able to book me an extra day at no charge in place of the day I missed.
As far as meeting the man, he was genuine and friendly. We struck long conversations and he answered any questions we had about the city or Dutch culture. He was less of a host and more like a family member, whose place you're staying at. That's how cool Sem is. I told him that the cityhub was an awesome concept and is ahead of its time. I look forward to visiting Amsterdam again and I'll be booking with Cityhub to do so.
Here is my opinion and only my opinion.
Regarding the hub : the concept is nice, places and sheets are very clean. The accommodation is well placed. By cons, sound proofing is completely horrible. Being woken up at 3am by slamming doors, love noise and shaking walls...
Regarding the host : Sem and Peter seem to be very nice but I have not seen them the weekend so no advice. Very responsive on answers to questions.
My first experience with airbnb remains very mixed.
The night at CityHub Amsterdam left only positive emotions. Perfect place for young people to stay!
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CityHub represents a new generation of travellers that has emerged from today’s interactive and interdependent world. At CityHub they ENJOY, INTERACT and SHARE their experiences and so jointly create a base from which they explore the beautiful cities of the world.