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Featured Hostels in Amsterdam

a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost
2 out of 5
Hogehilweg 22, Amsterdam
Free cancellation
The price is £43 per night

Located in Zuidoost, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of AFAS Live, Johan Cruyff Arena and Ziggo Dome. Academic Medical Centre is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away. Bullewijk ...

3.7/5Good! (608 reviews)
Convenient location!

"Convenient location near to the Bullewijk subway station. Also located close to the Zuid business district, and only about a 20-minute commute to downtown Amsterdam. Hostel and rooms were a little dated, and not the most comfortable. Breakfast was an excellent bonus!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost
ClinkNOORD - Hostel
2 out of 5
Badhuiskade 3, Amsterdam
The price is £58 per night

Located in Amsterdam North, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eye Film Institute, Dam Square and Royal Palace. Madame Tussauds and Body Worlds are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (694 reviews)
An affordable option for an expensive city

"It was about what you would expect from a hostel. Clean, hospitable. Keep in mind that you will have to board a ferry (free) to cross the river to reach the hostel, which runs pretty regularly."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

ClinkNOORD - Hostel
Travel Hotel Amsterdam
1.5 out of 5
Beursstraat 23, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
The price is £48 per night

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Body Worlds, Dam Square and National Monument. Madame Tussauds and Royal Palace are ...

3/5 (282 reviews)

"We booked this hostel due to it having a 24/7 bar and they closed the bar due to Covid-19 which seemed extremely excessive to say that the bar was absolutely tiny with only 3 tables, meaning minimal risk. Seemed like they just could not be bothered to have it open. Other than that, everything was ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Travel Hotel Amsterdam
MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
2 out of 5
Orlyplein 1-67, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night

Located in Westpoort, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Anne Frank House and Vondelpark. The 9 Streets is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Its close access to the train station was helpful. Clean space, polite staff, good facilities!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
Durty Nelly's - Hostel
2 out of 5
Warmoesstraat 115/117, Amsterdam, NH
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Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Body Worlds, Dam Square and Madame Tussauds. Royal Palace and National Monument are ...

3.8/5Good! (34 reviews)

"The staff is excellent and always friendly and professional"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Durty Nelly's - Hostel
Generator Amsterdam
2 out of 5
Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night

Located in Amsterdam East, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Oosterpark, Artis and Royal Theater Carre. Hermitage Amsterdam and Rembrandt House Museum are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (841 reviews)
Make the bed and give me a towel

"I like generator hostels generally. This was good overall but I do not want to make my own bed! And please provide a towel. If you can do these things in Miami you can do them in Amsterdam"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Generator Amsterdam
Tourist Inn Budget Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
Spuistraat 52, Amsterdam
The price is £78 per night

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Herengracht Canal, Royal Palace, and Dam Square. Madame Tussauds and ...

4/5Very Good! (471 reviews)

"Excellent location, good budget (for Dam) place to crash on your visit, the toilets were a bit dirty, but theres only so much the staff can do with shared toilets on a hostel"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Tourist Inn Budget Hotel - Hostel
The Flying Pig Downtown Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £33 per night

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Body Worlds, Dam Square and Royal Palace. Madame Tussauds and National Monument are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (224 reviews)

"Very good stay. Pleasant and memorable. I do apologize for my lapse during my stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

The Flying Pig Downtown Youth Hostel
St. Christopher's at The Winston
2 out of 5
Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Body Worlds, Dam Square and Madame Tussauds. Royal Palace and Amsterdam Museum are ...

3.7/5Good! (279 reviews)

"Great location !! Friendly and helpful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

St. Christopher's at The Winston
The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel
2 out of 5
Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam
The price is £60 per night

Located in Museum Quarter, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Vondelpark, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Leidseplein and Museum Square are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (231 reviews)

"Es un lugar muy bonito cerca del parque, las escaleras son pequeñas, pero es un lugar bonito"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel
Stayokay Amsterdam Oost - Hostel
2 out of 5
Timorplein 21, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night

Located in Amsterdam East, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tropenmuseum, Artis and National Maritime Museum. Nemo Science Museum and Passenger Terminal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (206 reviews)
Good value. Basic but good room. Good location

"Good for what it is. Private room in hostel. Very basic. No TV or phone. No kettle, cups or complimentary tea/coffee. One towel and locker. Need own lock. Bed not the most comfortable but not the worst either. Room big and felt secure. Nice hi ceiling and large windows. Being in hostel I expected ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Stayokay Amsterdam Oost - Hostel
Dutchies Hostel
2 out of 5
Sara Burgerhartstraat 21-A, Amsterdam
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Located in Amsterdam West, this hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Vondelpark and Anne Frank House. Melkweg ...

4.2/5Excellent! (154 reviews)

"Good location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

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Other property types in Amsterdam

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
4 out of 5
Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam
The price is £135 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,193 reviews)
Good location but need some new carpeting

"Location is terrific. Staff are extremely helpful and courteous. We got an upgraded room but room is huge but there is a strange stench from the carpet in the sitting area."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
3 out of 5
Osdorpplein 372A, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
The price is £58 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"30 minute tram ride into the centre of Amsterdam. Rooms extremely small but very clean and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Citiez Hotel Amsterdam
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Jan Plezierweg 2, Schiphol
The price is £80 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,903 reviews)

"Very good very good was satisfied will stay again c"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020

citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
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Hostels in Amsterdam are a high-energy, fun-packed way to experience the city of canals. Offering plenty of bang for your buck, they should never break the bank. That's even the case for the ones that are tucked into the bucket-list parts of town, from the Flemish mansions of the 16th-century Canal Ring to the rollicking Red Light District. Dormitory rooms are the normal way to sleep, but there are also private room options perfect for couples. There are loads of hostels with on-site bars that have elongated happy hours and pub grub on the menu, while others run their own bar crawls through buzzy Leidseplein and beyond. You can get room deals that include breakfast buffets, along with a whole host of extra frills, from bike rental – a must in The Dam – to walking tours.

The style of hostels in Amsterdam

Just as you might expect from a city of swinging jazz bars and smoky "coffee shops", there's plenty of panache to be found in hostels in Amsterdam. Fusions of colourful street art and Van Gogh-inspired murals adorn interior lounges in some of the quirkiest stays. There are oversized sculptures by the on-site beer terraces in others. In the dorms, you might find pod-style sleeping quarters that crank up the level of privacy, along with curious little artistic infusions – a carved totem pole here, a bloom of Dutch tulips there. The upshot is that hostels in Amsterdam aren't just a budget-friendly accommodation choice with basic features. They are somewhere with bold character that can cater to everyone from solo travellers to youthful backpackers with their mix of nuanced dorms and common spaces.

Amsterdam is a leader in the world of party hostels, too. You can pick one of those if you're heading to the Dutch capital in search of wild nights of frothy Heineken and Amstel beers, topped off with pub quizzes and live music. Evening pub crawls are organised by some places, offering plenty of chances to meet new, likeminded folk staying under the very same roof. But it doesn't end there. Bike rentals are ubiquitous, too, helping couples and groups navigate the cobbled lanes of the Canal Ring with ease, and ticket booking services mean you can bag boat rides or spots on historic walking tours with ease.

Hostels in Amsterdam – where to go

Want to be a short walk from the iconic canals and the lion-roaring enclosures of the Natura Artis Magistra zoo? Generator Amsterdam is always a top pick. It's on the south-east side of the centre, but boasts no fewer than two restaurants and bars, along with simple but modern rooms that might have floor-ceiling windows or flower murals on the walls. The area it's in is a great place to launch walking tours of the Red Light District, or cultural adventures down to the Rembrandt House Museum – the onetime home of the revered Dutch master. Meanwhile, there's rarely a name as legendary as the Flying Pig Uptown Hostel. It's credited as one of the pioneers of the party hostel scene in Europe, so you'll need to be in for raucous pub crawls and wild nights if you book that.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Amsterdam?
By staying at a hostel, you can reduce your spending on accommodations and use more of your budget for exploring during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and monuments.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Amsterdam?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Tourist Inn Budget Hotel - Hostel - 2-minute walk from Nieuwezijds Kolk Stop for easy access to public transport. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a bar. You’ll find TVs in all rooms. ClinkNOORD - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Sloterdijk Stop and Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and lockers. A&o Amsterdam Zuidoost - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bullewijk Station. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and TVs. Hotel Mevlana - Hostel - Located steps from Royal Palace. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. You’ll find towels, showers and TVs in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather in Amsterdam?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Amsterdam is 1933 mm.
What is there to see and do in Amsterdam?
Overall, Amsterdam is known for its museums, cycling trails and monuments. Major attractions include Dam Square, Royal Palace and Madame Tussauds. Get out into nature with places such as Artis, Vondelpark and Museum Square. Cultural attractions include Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank House and Melkweg.
What's the best way to get around Amsterdam?
You can fly into the closest airport in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), 7.1 mi (11.4 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), which is 35.2 mi (56.6 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Dam Stop, Nieuwezijds Kolk Stop and Spui Stop. To see more of the area, hop on a train at Rokin Station, Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station.

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