Amsterdam Hostels

Amsterdam Hostels Budget AccommodationBesides all the more comfortable hotels with standard "star" ratings, Amsterdam also features quite a few more affordable youth hostels and campsites.

Amsterdam youth hostels are the cheapest kind of accommodation you can find in the city centre, but be prepared for the lack of privacy and quiet. Especially when you are coming with a partner and need a room just for yourself, or like a private bathroom. In this case consider to book some hotel room instead.

Youth hostels in Amsterdam offer housing where a number of people share the same room (or a dorm) and the bathrooms are shared too. Though most have rooms with private bathrooms too. Usually on the each floor. Taking your own towels and sleeping bag may be useful, as some hostels charge an extra fee for bed sheets. Many hostels also rent bicycles.

Most of the hostels also feature a common eating room, lockers, some board and card games, and internet access. Youth hostels are therefore a good option for students and backpackers on limited budget. They are also a very good place to meet some fellow travellers. If you are travelling with a partner, note that some of the cheap hostels (Christian hostels "Shelter" for example) feature only single-sex dorms.

Hostels in Amsterdam are quite busy throughout the year, particularly on weekends and during major events. We recommend making a reservation in advance. On this page are given direct reservation links for booking systems Booking.com or HostelWorld which these hostels use for managing their reservations.

Amsterdam Hostels

Hostel Cosmos in Amsterdam

Hostel Cosmos in Amsterdam

Frans van Mierisstraat 69 A, 1071 RL Amsterdam

With a location perfectly suited to exploring the cultural centre of Museumplein, Hostel Cosmos is a great choice for travellers on a budget who wish to avoid the smoke and seediness of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Knowledgeable staff, as well as clean and safe facilities, make this little hostel stand out from the crowd.

International Budget Hostel in Amsterdam

International Budget Hostel in Amsterdam

Leidsegracht 76, 1016 CR Amsterdam

Located in the heart of Amsterdam on one of the most beautiful canals in the city. It is a few minutes walk from the Leidseplein and very close to museums. It is mostly a backpacker, student and young people's hostel. It has 4 person dorm-style rooms with shared facilities, and the first floor offers a comfortable lounge to relax and roll a cigarette.

Shelter Jordaan Hostel in Amsterdam

Shelter Jordaan Hostel in Amsterdam

Bloemstraat 179, 1016 LA Amsterdam

There are two Shelter hostels in Amsterdam. The Shelter-Jordan hostel is located in the very beautiful western part of the city centre, right in the middle of the quiet and picturesque Jordaan area. Non-smoking hostel is most suitable for age group 15-40 and features single-sex dorms. Shelter will be your family while your stay in Amsterdam.

Shelter City Hostel in Amsterdam

Shelter City Hostel in Amsterdam

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam

This is a real shelter in the centre of Amsterdam's nightlife, an oasis of friendship right in the middle of the Red Light District. For your security, the gate closes 2am. Inside you will find a friendly atmosphere and a company of backpackers and young travelers.

Lucky Lake Caravan Hostel in Amsterdam

Lucky Lake Caravan Hostel in Amsterdam

Vinkenkade 75, 3645 AP Amsterdam

Lucky Lake offers a super combination for relaxing and visiting Amsterdam - a beautiful area near a lake and good accommodation. Their caravan hostel has grown so far, that there is not much place for camping. (October till April).

The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel

Flying Pigs are famous hostels in Amsterdam well known among backpackers. The Uptown branch is situated in a quiet street right next to Vondelpark. The nightlife square Leidseplein and the Museumplein are also close. Breakfast is served and there is a hostel bar too. The Flying Pigs accept people above 18 and under 40 years of age.
Address: Vossiusstraat 46
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at Booking.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check in the mid-section of the site and pick rooms after refresh.

Flying pig uptown hostel reservation link

Flying Pig AccommodationFlying Pig Reception


The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

This Flying Pig branch is situated in perhaps the most touristy zone in Amsterdam. During the day, Nieuwendijk is a busy shopping street, to become very quiet after the shopping hours. The Dam square is also closeby. Breakfast is served and there is a hostel bar too. The Flying Pigs accept people above 18 and under 40 years of age.
Address: Nieuwendijk 100
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at Booking.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check in the mid-section of the site and pick rooms after refresh.

Flying pig downtown hostel reservation link

Flying Pig LoungeBreakfast at Flying Pig


Stayokay Hostel Vondelpark

A large modern hostel situated directly in the park near the end closest to the centre. Surrounded by trees, a premium location for those who like a piece of nature in the city. It has a restaurant and brasserie that is open until late evening. Available are private rooms and shared dorms. Wifi and computers are on site.
Address: Zandpad 5
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at Booking.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check in the mid-section of the site and pick rooms after refresh.

Stayokay vondelpark hostel reservation link

Stayokay Hostel Receptionst Stayokay Hostel room


St. Cristopher's Inn at The Winston Hostel

This hostel is right next to Dam square and red Light district. It features the Belushi's restaurant-bar and they serve dishes and drinks. There are pool tables, free wifi internet and a terrace on site. Available are rooms with private or shared bathrooms.
Address:
Warmoestraat 129
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at Booking.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check in the mid-section of the site and pick rooms after refresh.

St. Cristopher's Inn reservation link

St. Christophers AccommodationSt. Christophers Belushi's Bar


Bob's Youth Hostel

Bob's hostel is really central, just 7 minutes walk from the Central Station, right next to coffeeshop The Doors. There is no curfew, hot showers all day and sheets are provided. No smoking is allowed in the rooms, but you can do so in the reception lobby. While entering the hostel, you will notice a great room to socialize. Here you can smoke and drink beer.
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at hostelbookers.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check and pick rooms after update.

Bob's youth hostel reservation link

Bob's Youth Hostel BathroomsBob's Youth Hostel Free Room


Hans Brinker Hostel

Kerkstraat is a nice street in Amsterdam close to the lively square of Leidseplein, yet the hostel lies at a very quiet end. There is a nice chill area with restaurant and a bar. The restaurant serves meals for reasonable prices to make up for the fact that there is no kitchen for personal cooking. There is also a disco and free internet.
Address: Kerkstraat 136
You can safely make a reservation through their booking engine at hostelbookers.com. Just insert your visit dates into the availability check and pick rooms after update.

Hans Brinker hostel reservation link

Hans Brinker Hostel AccommodationHans Brinker Hostel Bar

Be aware:

There might be some more budget hostels in Amsterdam, but also some that are not fully legal. While we respect their business, we prefer not to include them here due to various security reasons. Please note, rankings for some "new" hostels at the booking web sites may not be always relevant, as it may be easy to rank themselves. It's the best to ask your friends who have stayed there before you make a reservation for any such accommodations.