I recently posted about getting the local experience whilst visiting another country. Well, we can add one more to this list.
City Hub. I was at the opening and asked manager Pieter Van Tilburg a few questions.
So what’s City Hub?
City Hub is a hotel/hostel with private privileges in a local part of Amsterdam.
Instead of dorms or hotel rooms, you sleep in a private cabin. These fit up to 2 people.
Each Hub has a giant, double bed, wifi, app-controlled lighting and a personal audio streaming system. Pretty cool.
There are a total of 50 cabins and you share the toilets and showers.
So why is it extra special?
City Hub is a digital hostel/hotel. You make your reservation online (or you can always walk in) and you enter your details into the computers at the entrance. This is the way you check in. After this, you will receive a wristband. With this you can open your cabin door, enter City Hub and buy yourself or your friends drinks at the self service bar. Yes, you can tap your own beer. Brilliant!
The key to everything..
Location, Location, Location
City Hub is situated in a cool area of Amsterdam. Not near the Dam square or other touristy places but right in the heart of where you will find cool shops, restaurants, galleries, coffee bars and markets.
This way you can really enjoy the perks of Amsterdam and feel like a local. At City Hub, there is always a city host available to give you inside tips or help you with anything you need. Day and night.
There will be an app available soon where you can get in touch with fellow City Hubbers, exchange discoveries and suggestions. With the app you can also control your own Hub like managing the lights, play music or set the alarm.
City Hub is now open for business. Cabins are available from 59 euro’s.
Book yours now at www.cityhub.com