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the Best Hostels in Amsterdam

These hostels in Amsterdam are fun, spunky, and cater to the young and bold crowd. I've select a few of the most popular hostels, based on user reviews. All of them are very cheap/affordable, clean with caring staff, centrally located close to the most popular Amsterdam attractions, the Red Light District, Leidseplein - jsut where YOU want to be on your vacation!


Cocomama

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Address: Westeinde 18, 1017 ZP

Cocomama Amsterdam hostel review: Located very close to the Heineken beer museum and Rijksmuseum, Cocomama is a boutique hostel and a hybrid between a hostel and a hotel. From 6 bedroom budget dorms to private double rooms, the hostel offers a good range of accommodation options. Each room has a clean, spacious ensuite, free access to WiFi, private lockers and comfortable beds. The hostel also has a movie corner and a fully equipped, social kitchen for guests to use. The private double rooms also include a tea and coffee maker and hairdryer. The staff is professional but friendly and the hostel has a very cozy, home-like atmosphere.


CityHub

CityHub  Amsterdam hostel

Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 80, 1054 DL

CityHub Amsterdam hostel review: Located in the heart of the city and close to the museum district, CityHub is a very unique concept hostel. Inside the hostel are very unique sleeping units known as Hubs. These hubs are small, private units featuring a king sized double bed, mood lighting, free WiFi and a place to plug in to listen to music. The hangout facilities are cozy and shared by all travelers. These include bathrooms, a hangout space and a large minibar stocked with snacks and drinks. The hosts are friendly and always available to share travel tips while the hostel itself along with all bathrooms are always spotlessly clean.


The Bulldog Hotel

The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam hostel

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, 1012 GJ

The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam review: The Bulldog Hotel is the first ever hostel to receive a 5 star rating in the world. Located in the center of the city, the Bulldog Hotel is legalized and has a large lounge where smoking is allowed. The dorms include an en suite, towels, linen and lockers. Female dorms are also available. The private rooms include air conditioning, safe, television and an en suite. The luxury twin or double rooms offer a view of the canal and offer amenities like an LCD TV, Nintendo Wii, en suite and all other amenities available in the private rooms. The hostel also has a coffee shop with a very large menu.


AmicitiA

Address: Oosterdok, Amsterdam 1011 VX

AmicitiA Amsterdam hostel review: AmicitiA is a hostelboat. It is a former freight ship that is refurbished to provide accommodation facilities to up to 36 people. The cabins are quite compact, clean and very basic. They feature bunk beds, wash basin and central heating. There are ample communal showers and bathrooms that are shared by all the guests on board. The sundeck is quite spacious and is a good spot for enjoying the beautiful view of the waters and for lazing around. There is also a fully equipped, decent sized bar for entertainment. Other amenities provided to guests include free WiFi, free towels and free breakfast.


Durty Nelly's Inn

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Address: Warmoesstraat 117, 1012 JA

Durty Nelly's Inn Amsterdam hostel review: Durty Nelly's Inn is located in Amsterdam's historical center, a short distance from the Central Station. The hostel provides very basic amenities that are standard in almost all hostels. The rooms are clean but slightly small and bathroom facilities are shared with other travelers. All shared dorms also include individual lockers with auto locks. Free WiFi and breakfast is available in the hostel. For a deposit, guests can also hire towels, adapters and hairdryers. The Irish Pub located below has a very social, laid-back vibe and is a good place to meet other travelers, enjoy drinks and food or just hangout.


The Student Hotel Amsterdam

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Jan van Galenstraat 335, Amsterdam 1061 AZ

The Student Hotel Amsterdam review: The Student Hotel Amsterdam is located in West Amsterdam, about 15 minutes from the center of the city and located close to the tram. The rooms are quite basic but well maintained and very clean. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, double bed, flat screen television, WiFi, shared kitchen and a study desk. The private luxury rooms provide more privacy and include a private kitchen. The shared amenities on the property are quite impressive and include a summer terrace, basketball court, games room, lounges, library and a study room. Guests also receive a bike to use and free access to a private gym when they stay more than a month.


Flying Pig Downtown

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Address: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR

Flying Pig Downtown Amsterdam hostel review: The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel is located near the Red Light District and next to the Central Station. The dorms in the hostel have shared bathrooms but include individual reading lights, lockers and bed linen. The private rooms include a mini fridge, TV and most of them include an en suite. The price includes free city tours, guides, maps, WiFi, linen and breakfast. The hostel also has a fully equipped kitchen where guests can cook their meals. Other amenities on location include outdoor and indoor smoking areas, patio, a pool table and a lounging area with free movies and DVDs.


Flying Pig Uptown

Flying Pig Uptown Amsterdam hostel

Address: Vossiusstraat 46/47, 1071 AJ

Flying Pig Uptown Amsterdam hostel review: The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel is located next to Ledseplein and close to many attractions in the city. The dorms offer very basic amenities like individual lockers, comfortable beds and free linens. However, they're quite clean and well maintained. Private rooms and twin rooms are also available. All private rooms include a TV and many have a private shower inside. Additional amenities available to guests include free WiFi, skate hire, free breakfast and free use of a fully equipped kitchen. There is a lively bar and a lounging area in the basement with an indoor smoking area as well as book exchange facilities.


St. Christopher's at Winston Hotel

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Address: Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA

St. Christopher's Amsterdam hostel review: St. Christopher's at Winston Hotel and it's located in the center of the city, close to the Red Light District. The hostel features 60 unique rooms, each decorated by different local artists, in predominantly sexy styles. The dorms cater to young crowd, have shared facilities and are quite basic but clean. Facilities include a free continental breakfast, pool table, free lockers and free access to WiFi. Within the hostel is a private beer garden. The hostel is also smoke friendly and includes an outdoor garden terrace and a smoking room with a very social vibe. However, it does tend to get quite noisy since it is located next door to a nightclub.


Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark hostel

Address: Zandpad 5, Amsterdam 1054 GA

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark hostel review: Located near Vondelpark, Stayokay Amsterdam offers a very quiet location but is still quite close to all the amenities and the action in central Amsterdam. The hostel is clean, central and safe. There are a number of different types of dorm rooms and each has its own toilet and shower. Free WiFi is available only in the public areas. Luggage storage and lockers are available for an additional fee. There's also a laundry facility and free bed linen is provided to all guests. Towels can be rented at the reception. The hostel also offers quite a large, free breakfast buffet. There's a bar downstairs for socializing.


Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg

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Address: Timorplein 21, Amsterdam 1094 CC

Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg hostel review: Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood in eastern city center. The historic center of the city is located 15 minutes away by tram or bike. The hostel has its own restaurant-café that serves a good range of drinks and food items. There are a number of different types of dorm rooms and each has its own toilet and shower. Free WiFi is available only in the public areas. Luggage storage and lockers are available for an additional fee. There's also a laundry facility and free bed linen is provided to all guests. Towels can be rented at the reception.


The Greenhouse Effect

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Address: Warmoesstraat 55, Amsterdam 1012 HW

The Greenhouse Effect Amsterdam hostel review: Located only a few steps from the Central Station, the Greenhouse Effect is close to all the amenities in the center of the city, right at the Red Light District. All the rooms in the hostel are private and not dorms. They include a TV, a mini bar and the bathrooms are shared. All bathrooms are very clean and spacious. There is a spacious, comfortable bar in the hostel with happy hours on beer throughout the day, a DJ and a very social vibe. Each room in the hostel is unique and different. The price includes breakfast with the usual spread. The Greenhouse Effect is a smoker-friendly hostel.


Budget Hotel Tourist Inn

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn Amsterdam hostel

Address: Spuistraat 52, Amsterdam 1012 TV

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn Amsterdam review: Tourist Inn is a budget hotel-hostel located in the center of the city close to all the attractions. The prices of the hostel include free Wi-Fi and breakfast that is served each morning in the hostel's lounge. The dorms are quite basic but clean and include cable TV, telephone and air conditioning with shared showers. The private rooms include cable TV, telephone and a private shower. The hostel also has a good sized lounge with televisions that serves hot and cold drinks throughout the day. Luggage storage facilities are free for all guests. Blankets, pillows, towels and sheets are provided free of charge.


Amsterdam Hostel Uptown

Amsterdam hostel Uptown

Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 147, Amsterdam 1017 PZ

Amsterdam Hostel Uptown review: Amsterdam Hostel Uptown is located close to Leidseplein in the center of the city. The hostel offers clean, comfortable and basic amenities to travelers on a budget. Each dorm room has its own bathroom. The price includes free WiFi and internet access, free linen, free breakfast, city maps and a free walking tour. There's a common room for lounging and luggage storage facilities available. The café is quite relaxing and has a good variety available on its menu. It has a separate smoking room. Bike rental facilities are also available. However, the hostel is located on a main road and can therefore get a little noisy at night.


Cosmos Hostel

Photos of Cosmos Hostel Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Address: Frans Van Mierisstraat 69 a,

Cosmos Hostel Amsterdam review: The Cosmos Hostel is located in the center of the city, a short walking distance from the Red Light District and Dam Square. All the dorm rooms in the hostel have a wash-basin, television and central heating. The rooms are very basic and without any frills. Each floor has a shared shower and toilet facilities. The common room is where guests can watch movies on the TV, use the internet, socialize and make calls. The price includes free linen, hot tea and coffee, free movies, city maps and free WiFi. Wake-up service and non-smoking rooms are also available on request.


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