The Backroom - Central private appt

Apartment - Private room · Elandsgracht, Amsterdam, North Holland 1016, Netherlands
Your host, Shawna
234 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Located in the heart of the Jordaan, in city central Amsterdam. Our backroom, formally an artist atelier, is on the ground floor, access to a garden, fully private and all main attractions and shopping are within a walking distance.
You have a private ensuite bathroom (shower, toilet), a great real bed, a cooker for one pot meals, a microwave and a great skylight.

The studio apartment can sleep up to 4 people (in the same space - a bed and futon). The garden area is great to use on a nice day and the room has these amazing glass ceilings which bring in a lot of natural light.

As a guest, you will pass through our main house, but your room is totally private with your own main entrance to the room which is on the other side of the garden. You have full access to the garden, and if you need anymore cooking utensils, or hangers, or anything else, just ask!

We are available whenever you need us. If we are not home, simpele write is a note.

Our neighborhood rocks! There is always something going on. Festivals, concerts, and everyday shopping on the nine's streets, dining or getting a drink in the many bars and restaurants.

The tram stop and bus station is located at the end of our street. There is also a taxi stop. We are located minutes from the marnixstraat bus station.

We continuously try to improve our B&B; so we got a nice rug the keep your feet warm from the tile, 2 eco friendly ceramic heaters and a great real bed.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $561 /week
Monthly Price: $1753 /month
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This little studio is perfectly situated, but I wouldn't recommend it for more than 2 people because of space. The family stores their things in the closets, with no space left for yours. Towels are not provided. The hosts don't check to see if you need anything. And good luck calling upstairs to get anyone's attention--we tried it twice and got no answer though we could hear them. Overall, it's a great way to kip cheaply in the Jordaan, but don't expect much more. It's a shame in a way because with a little effort it could be really special!

    July 2014
  • If you are looking for a special Appartement directly in City You are right.
    The Location of the flat is wonderful.
    But all in all we were a bit disappointed about the condition of the flat because the room was rather poor.
    And there is no possibilty to lock the room if you are on your way.

    June 2014
  • The 'Backroom' at Shauna's house is exactly as described.
    The location is perfect walking distance to all downtown Amsterdam has to offer you.
    Right on the same street there is a ATM, Grocery store, cheese store, and great pub (with the red and green striped awning).

    Shauna and her family were lovely, easy to interact with, and check in and check out we're easily co-ordinated.

    We would stay here again.

    Katie and Jesse

    May 2014
  • The Backroom was absolutely perfect! As a solo traveler who might get a little paranoid about getting around I couldn't have asked for a better accommodation. The last bus stop from the airport lands you basically right at the street, so getting lost with connections and whatnot wasn't an issue. Though the bus cost is 5 Euro, not 4 (no biggie at all). The space itself was very warm and comfortable. I slept great and having the open glass ceiling made waking up rather nice. The street has everything you need: ATM, grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, late night snacks, shops, there's awesome ice cream around the corner. And it's super close to a lot of the attractions. Finally, Shawna is super nice and willing to answer any questions or help out when needed. I would absolutely stay here again without a doubt.

    May 2014
  • Muy buena recepción por parte de Shawna. Estuvimos muy cómodos disfrutando nuestra estadía. El lugar es muy tranquilo y cercano al centro de la ciudad.Muy buena experiencia.

    May 2014
  • The Backroom was great! Pictures and descriptions were all very accurate. Centrally located, it was close to anywhere we wanted to be; shopping, grocery store, canal walks, transportation, etc. We loved the airiness of the room, it was fresh, not stuffy like a hotel. Thanks, Shawna and family!

    May 2014
  • My daughter and I had a great week in the Backroom in April. Very charming room and just perfect location. I would highly recommend the place.

    April 2014
  • The back room is perfectly situated in the central Amsterdam with an access to public transport of both bus and tram. On top of that, there are many restaurants within the area, serving both western and oriental tastes. Tourist attractions are reachable by foot; in fact, the city is best to be explored by foot as it is beautiful both day and night. With regard to the room itself, it is artistically designed with two double beds serving four people. Eventhough the bathroom is a little bit too small for our preferences, it is offset by other aspects. The room is warmth with three heaters; other facilities include microwave, and refrigerator. Wifi works strongly, providing fast connection to the internet.

    April 2014
  • My parents and I were very lucky to find this amazing place in center of Jordaan in Amsterdam. (5mn by foot from Anne Franck Huis)
    This Antichambre is very convenient; lot of shop are just few steps outside (groceries, take away restaurant with tasty food). Hot water everytime, WiFi, clean blanket, confortable beds and a lot of light inside the bedroom make this place a must.
    At night, you sleep as a baby because it's very quiet place.

    For sure, If I have to come back in Amsterdam, I will select again this place.

    About the host, Shawna was very kind and very helpfull each time we needed some infos/advices. Thanks a lot for your welcome :)

    April 2014
  • I had an excellent time in Amsterdam and the Backroom was perfect for all of my needs. Everything in the apartment was as described and Shawna was very responsive and friendly. The apartment is in the middle of a fantastic neighborhood where you have a wide variety of eating and drinking options. I even went to go see a movie just down the street. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend the Backroom to anyone.

    April 2014
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I am a wife, mother and social entrepreneur living in Amsterdam. I am an American and have lived here for about 8 years. Spare time is something treasured as we are both self employed and find ourselves constantly in need to finish work that is never done. We love spending time with family and friends, seeing and experiencing new places and meeting new people. Reading and running, nature and fresh air are things that breathe life into me. Why do I live in a city? Good question. Amsterdam is charming and we have all grown to love it.
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