I stayed in a transformed church for $150 an evening. From an enormous T. rex within the foyer to hidden rooms, right here's what the lodge was like.

Once I visited Amsterdam for the primary time, I stayed on the Bunk lodge.

The Bunk Hotel in Amsterdam

The Bunk lodge even seems to be like a church.

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Amsterdam was on my bucket record for some time so not too long ago I took the plunge and booked a three-day journey.

Once I was researching lodging for my occasion of two, I got here throughout Bunk accommodations, a small chain with a singular idea — each properties are literally transformed church buildings.

Located within the Amsterdam Noord district, Bunk Amsterdam is round quarter-hour from town middle. Since Amsterdam has a terrific public-transit system and even a free ferry that runs 24 hours a day, attending to the lodge from town wasn’t a problem for us.

The lodge has 50 pods, or hostel-style rooms, and 106 en suites to select from.

A hotel room with a small bed and yellow walls

I believed the yellow partitions created a vibrant, heat environment.

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We opted for a personal room and loo, though the hostel pods appear to have a number of privateness and could be a terrific possibility for individuals who are on a tighter price range.

We stayed within the Epic E-book room +, which price €137, or about $150, an evening. There was additionally an extra charge of seven% metropolis tax and a vacationer tax, popping out to €3 per particular person per night time.

Our room was small however cozy.

Wood panelled ceiling of a hotel

I appreciated the ceilings in our room.

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The unique detailing of the constructing, just like the wood beams on the ceiling, was a nod to the lodge’s earlier state.

The bed room space had temper lighting fitted into the headboard, which was good to set and assist us drift off the sleep after an extended day of exploring.

The room was break up over two ranges.

Stairway leading from hotel bathroom to bedroom area

If I wished to put in mattress, I needed to go upstairs.

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The toilet was situated on the bottom ground and the mattress was on the second degree and may very well be reached by a winding staircase. 

For a two-night keep, we thought the room was a terrific alternative.

Modern shelving filled with books, teddy bears, and other trinkets

Our room additionally had a shelf stuffed with trinkets.

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Although there wasn’t an excessive amount of house to maneuver round after we have been preparing for the day, there was ample storage below the mattress. We saved our luggage below the mattress and used the chair for laying out garments and toiletries.

The principle quirk I seen was that I could not get the tv to work and we couldn’t discover a distant management. Nonetheless, this wasn’t an enormous deal as we did not spend sufficient time within the room to observe TV.

Previously the Saint Rita Church, the constructing has a wealthy historical past.

Plaque describing history of Bunk Hotel in Amsterdam

A plaque within the lodge detailed the constructing’s historical past.

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The church was inbuilt 1921 and bombed by the Allied forces in 1943, an occasion Anne Frank described in her diary.

The library is a extra elegant house with classic books lining the partitions.

Bookcase in a common area in a hotel

The library was a terrific place to check.

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The library looks as if a terrific place to work or examine, as there’s a big desk, comfortable seating, and plenty of energy retailers.

If you wish to make issues a little bit extra fascinating, there is a guide you’ll be able to tug on that may activate disco lights. That you must discover it first, although.

The restaurant and bar are open to the general public.

Pancakes with caramel and powdered sugar on a plate with fruit

The restaurant’s menu consists of meals impressed by native and worldwide delicacies.

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Breakfast was included in our room charge and after we went, we opted for the pancakes. The lodge’s restaurant serves meals from 7:30 a.m. by way of 10 p.m.

We went again to seize a snack and a few glasses of wine. I believed the service was fast and pleasant so it was a beautiful strategy to spend a little bit of time stress-free. Locals and vacationers are welcome to dine on the restaurant or bar, and I used to be advised that residents coming from church providers usually go to the lodge. 

I extremely suggest the lodge, particularly for brief stays.

Common area with a statue of a horse and purple-tinted lighting

One widespread space had a statue of a horse.

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Although it is a little bit outdoors of town, it was a terrific base to come back again to after a day of exploring.

In my expertise, it was simple to achieve the Amsterdam metropolis middle by way of public transit, and there have been additionally issues to do across the Amsterdam Noord space, just like the A’DAM Lookout and the Nxt Museum.

In case you’re visiting Amsterdam for a couple of days, I believe the Bunk is a superb budget-friendly possibility for visitors of all ages.

It is heat, inviting, and splendid for individuals who love an Instagram-friendly, immersive property.