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Honesty or Reverse Psychology?

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam is a $22-a-night hostel that fills up every night, possibly due to its strange advertising strategy. The website admits that its accommodation are not luxurious, or even satisfactory. The disclaimer says:

Legal note: The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel does offer cheap accommodation in Amsterdam but cheap accommodation herein describes ‘inexpensive relative to others in the sector’ but not (under hotel regulations & guides the Netherlands brief #4569. 67887. 89) ‘good’ accommodation or indeed ‘pleasant,’ ‘hygienic’ accommodation or any derivation thereof. Those wishing to stay at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam, do so at their own risk and will not hold the hotel liable for food poisoning, mental breakdowns, terminal illness, lost limbs, radiation poisoning, certain diseases associated with the 18th century, plague, etcetera.

There's even a section on their website titled "Apologies." It contains the hotel's funny advertisements. Shown here are the hotel's "eco-friendly features" from their ads.  Link -via the Presurfer


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It's really not a bad place to stay if you want to go to Amsterdam for what its known for. I've stayed there twice, staff are friendly, bar is cheap and the atmosphere is amazing.
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