Amsterdam Hostels

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How to book hostel accommodation

You can browse through many more hostels in Amsterdam on by following this link: Amsterdam hostels reservation page

What is a hostel

Hostels offer accommodation where a number of people share the same room and the bathrooms are shared too. Most hostels in Amsterdam also have a shared eating room, and shared living room. The living room usually includes board games, card games and internet access. Sometimes even a bar with drinks and snacks available.

You can usually store your belongings into a private locker. And larger items can be stored at the reception by the staff.

Positives of hostels

Amsterdam hostels are the cheapest kind of accommodation you can find in the city centre. They are therefore a good option for students and backpackers on limited budget.

They are a very good place to meet other travellers. Chatting in the shared living room is common. So is going together to a pub or for a tour into the city.

They are often located in city centers. Close to tourist attractions and nightlife areas.

Some hostels also rent bicycles.

Negatives of hostels

Be prepared for the lack of privacy and quiet. If you are coming with a partner and want a room or restroom just for yourself, consider to book a hotel room instead. It should be okay for a day or two but longer stays can be challenging.

Tips for staying in a hostel

If you are delicate in the matter of hygiene, bring your own towel and sleeping bag. Some hostels charge an extra fee for bed sheets.

If you are travelling with a partner, note that some of the cheap hostels in Amsterdam (Christian hostels "Shelter" for example) offer only single-gender dorms.

Amsterdam hostels are quite busy through the whole the year. And especially on weekends and during major events. We recommend making a reservation in advance.

Bring a padlock with you. To avoid theft by someone who visited before and copied a key, hostels do not reuse locks for locker cabinets. You bring your own or can buy one at the reception.

List of Amsterdam hostels

There are many hostels in Amsterdam. Too many to list them all here. But we provide some examples that we find interesting.

You can book these hostels by visiting a reliable reservation engine. By using the form provided above.

Female only hostel in Amsterdam

In the "Hostelle", everything is similar to other hostels in Amsterdam. But it is available only to women. Rooms have from 4 to 12 beds and they are nicely decorated.

Located in the Eastern part of Amsterdam. 15 minutes metro ride to city center. And 10 minutes walk from closest metro station to the hostel. Parking available.

Good hostels for nightlife

Following areas are known for party atmosphere. You can read more on our nightlife in Amsterdam webpage.

Leidseplein hostels:

  • Hostel Leidseplein
  • Orfeo
  • Uptown

Red Light District hostels:

  • The Globe
  • This Ho(s)tel
  • Warmoes
  • White Tulip
  • Durty Nelly's Inn

Rembrandtplein hostels:

  • The Veteran

Good hostel for museums visitors

The largest Amsterdam museums are all located on the same city square called Museumplein. Closest hostels are:

  • Hostel Cosmos
  • Hostel Annemarie

Good hostels for nature lovers

Main Amsterdam park is called Vondelpark. Closest hostels are:

  • Stayokay hostel
  • Princess hostel

There is also a hostel called "Ecomama" that is focused on ecological sustainability. It is also close to the Artis Zoo. But it is more expensive than other Amsterdam hostels.

Butique hostel in Amsterdam

"Cocomama" is a hostel that emphasizes desigh, aesthetics and atmosphere. They like the retro and the interesting.

Cheap Amsterdam hostel

The "Euphemia Budget Old City Canal Zone" hostel is not stylish. But it is cheap and not far from the city center.

Capsule Amsterdam hostels

If you like the idea of privacy that a closed capsule offers then these are the hostels that offer it.

  • CityHub
  • De Bedstee



Old reviews from the past:
Hostel Cosmos
International Budget Hostel
Shelter Jordaan Hostel
Shelter City Hostel
Lucky Lake Caravan Hostel
The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel
The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel
Hostel The Globe
Hotel Uptown Rookies
Heart of Amsterdam
St. Christopher’s Inn at The Winston
Bob’s Youth Hostel