15 Cheap & Best Hostels in Amsterdam You've Got to Check Out!

Drawing the old and young with its rather fascinating attractions, beautiful weather all year-round and the understated beauty of the Netherlands Golden Age canals, Amsterdam is a patent on every avid traveler’s list. A beguiling blend of the rad and pleasant, Amsterdam, on one hand, has cafes where you can score some soft recreational drugs and on the other, there are flower shops that lay down a charming assemblage of local tulips. There’s something to fancy every interest here - art, literature, adventure, food, nightlife and of course shopping beckoning vintage goodness. 

Encompassing all factors that will especially intrigue the young, Amsterdam is majorly flocked by the young blood. Of course, most of these are on a rigid budget making Cheap & Best Hostels in Amsterdam trend like never before. And so, here’s a list of 15 Cheap & Best Hostels in Amsterdam, should you ever plan a sojourn to this ‘Venice of the North’! 

1. Via Amsterdam

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Counted as one of the best Amsterdam cheap hostels, the Via Amsterdam is a fresh and dynamic place to put up at. This hostel is an ideal consideration, more so, should you be most comfortable with private bathrooms, given that most hostels feature a common or shared bathroom. Its location, a little (just right) away from the city center gives you the opportunity to behold the city’s beauty minus the bustle of the central region. 

Address: 20 Diemerhof Via Amsterdam, 1112 XN Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: Anytime after 10:00 AM 

Rates: 43 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Parking, Accessible rooms and facilities, Restaurant, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Bar, Breakfast

Things to be noted: Children are allowed, pets not allowed, There are different cancellation options at this property, depending on what you book

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2. A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost

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Looking for best hostels Amsterdam 2018? The A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost is one place that you will come across several times. With fresh, clean and spacious rooms featuring an impressive minimalist design, this hostel lies close to some of the most important transportation hubs of the city including the Amsterdam Bijlmer Station and Metro Bullewijk. Given the fact there are a total of a whopping 353 bedrooms here, you are most likely to always find a place here!

Address: Hogehilweg 22, Zuidoost, 1101 CD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 3:00 PM

Rates:  29.17 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Parking, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Pets allowed, Free WiFi, Bar, Breakfast

Things to be noted: Children are welcome but there is no capacity for extra beds in the room, Pets are allowed however charges may be applicable.

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3. Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

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A go-to choice for those looking for Amsterdam cheap hostels, the Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark lies right in the midst of the city’s most beautiful are the Vondelpark. Its location renders a beguiling charm with the vast amount of greenery here. You can literally walk to the Amsterdam’s top tourist attractions like the Van Gogh Museum that lies just an eight-minute walk away. The management here facilitates amenities such as bike rentals.

Address: Zandpad 5, Oud-West, 1054 GA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 2:00 PM

Rates: 38.50 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Accessible rooms and facilities, Restaurant, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Free WiFi, Bar, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: children are welcome, however, extra beds are not available. Pets are not allowed. You may cancel free of charge until 3 days before arrival. You will be charged the first night if you cancel in the 3 days before arrival.

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4. Stayokay Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)

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Another brilliant property from Stayokay, this Zeeburg is known to be one of the best hostels in Amsterdam for solo travellers in particular. Perched at a convenient distance from the city center, three kilometers to be precise, this hostel boasts of landmarks such as Carre Theatre, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, and the Rembrandtplein that lie in proximity. The food here has been especially admired by many who have stayed here. 

Address: Timorplein 21, Zeeburg, 1094 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: 2:00 PM - 12:00 midnight

Rates: 36 Euros 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Accessible rooms and facilities, Restaurant, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Free WiFi, Bar, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: You may cancel free of charge until 3 days before arrival. You will be charged the first night if you cancel in the 3 days before arrival. Pets are not allowed. 

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5. Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

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In your quest for Amsterdam cheap hostels, the Hans Brinker Hostel is one that is a fantastic competitor. Go for this one, if you want to meet fellow hostellers, enjoy a great drinking scene in the hostel itself, a fabulous sit-out where you can soak up the morning sun during the day and watch the stars at night, and want to be around the Museum District among many more reasons!

Address: Kerkstraat 136-138, Amsterdam City Centre, 1017 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 2:00 PM

Rates: 26 Euros onwards 

Amenities: WiFi available in all areas, Restaurant, Free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, Bar, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel, Pets are not allowed, You may cancel free of charge until 2 days before arrival. You will be charged the first night if you cancel in the 2 days before arrival.

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6. Generator Amsterdam

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What is a visit to Amsterdam without going a little crazy with some of the most iconic parties in the world?! The Generator Amsterdam is a great choice to consider should you be looking for best hostels in Amsterdam for partying. Incorporating the natural beauty of the region, this hostel features awe-striking interiors. A lovely location ensures you can bask in all the experiences the city is famous for, including cycling your way to the quaint canal-fringing cafes!

Address: Mauritskade 57, Oost, 1092 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 2:00 PM 

Rates: 57 Euros onwards

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Parking, Accessible rooms and facilities, Restaurant, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Bar, Breakfast

Things to be noted: There are different cancellation options at this property, depending on what you book. Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel. Pets are not allowed.

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7. Budget Hostel Heart of Amsterdam

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Boasting of some eclectic themed rooms like that of American Beauty, Pulp Fiction and even Kill Bill, the Budget Hostel Heart of Amsterdam is nestled in the city’s bustling Red Light District. You can literally walk to the best things to do in Amsterdam like the Heart of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank House. Big, comfortable rooms and proximity to the major transport hubs of the city win this hostel plus points. 

Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, Amsterdam City Centre, 1012 DT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 2:00 PM

Rates: 42 Euros onwards

Amenities: Parking, WiFi available in all areas, Free WiFi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Breakfast

Things to be noted: Pets are not allowed. Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. If cancelled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

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8. WOW Amsterdam Hostel

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Bringing to you the city’s fantastic art culture, the WOW Amsterdam Hostel is known for its fabulous restaurant that also holds timely art exhibitions. To enjoy the freshness of Amsterdam’s air spending some hours at the hostel’s garden can be a delight. You have the choice of rooms where you can select from private bathroom or shared ones. Vondelpark, Anne Frank House and the Leidseplein lie pretty close.

Address: Wiltzanghlaan 60, Bos en Lommer, 1061 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: From 2:00 PM

Rates: 28 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Parking, Restaurant, WiFi available in all areas, Family rooms, Free WiFi, Good breakfast.

Things to be noted: There are different cancellation options at this property, depending on what you book.  Pets are not allowed. Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. 

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9. St Christophers Inn at The Winston

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Clean, spacious rooms and some intriguing wall art are some features of the St Christophers Inn at The Winston. Not to mention, a wide array of delicious food that ensures a happy appetite, the St Christophers Inn at The Winston is a good choice of a hostel for more reasons than one. Every dormitory has its own, private shower and toilet. The hostel’s Belushi bar is one cool place to hang out in the evenings. 

Address: Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam City Centre, 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: After 2:00 PM 

Rates: 59 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Restaurant, Free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Bar, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: If cancelled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. Pets are not allowed. Children cannot be accommodated. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. 

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10. ClinkNOORD Hostel

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Boutique hotels are a thing in Amsterdam, but keeping up with the trend now are boutique hostels. That’s right, a boutique hostel like the ClinkNOORD Hostel is gaining popularity. ClinkNOORD Hostel enjoys an unparalleled location on the other side of the serene IJ River. This is a great spot to stay also because the Amsterdam Centraal Station lies just ten minutes from here. A lovely 1920’s old world charm is what staying at this hostel will bestow you with. 

Address: Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV Amsterdam, Amsterdam Noord, 1031 CL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: Between 2:30 PM to 12:00 midnight

Rates: 34 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Accessible rooms and facilities, Restaurant, Family rooms, Free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, Bar, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed.

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11. Intersail Hostel - Christina

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A hostel in a boat!? That’s right! The Intersail Hostel - Christina is where you can experience this amazing opportunity. And if you contemplate how comfortable could staying at a hostel of a boat be, you must know, very! The boat is decked centrally, so if you are looking for alternate options that are easy on the pocket and boast of a central location, this one’s a pretty competitive choice. To add to your experience here is the extremely friendly staff here. 

Address: Oosterdok steiger 4, Amsterdam City Centre, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rates: 67 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Free WiFi, Family rooms, Terrace, Designated smoking area, Superb breakfast

Things to be noted: You will be charged 10% of the total price if you cancel after reservation and the total price if you cancel within 1 day before arrival. Children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed.

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12. Shelter City Christian Hostel

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Particularly looking for non-smoking rooms at hostels in Amsterdam? The Shelter City Christian Hostel is your best bet. The hostel is quite expansive, so much so that it even has its own garden. Some of the most popular attractions of Amsterdam, including Basilica of St. Nicholas lie at a walking distance from this hostel. A great place to put up at if you are especially considering meeting fellow travelers. There is an understated vintage charm at this hostel, that has many visitors cherishing their stay here. 

Address: Barndesteeg 21, Amsterdam City Centre, 1012 BV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: 1:30 PM to 12:00 midnight 

Rates: 25 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Garden, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed. You may cancel free of charge until 2 days before arrival. You will be charged the first night if you cancel in the 2 days before arrival.

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13. Liberté

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Taking the game a notch higher, Liberté gives you the opportunity to stay in the famed boats of Amsterdam. If you think the idea of a dormitory in a boat is pretty cool, you’ve got to check this one out. The terrace in the boat bequeaths you with scenic views of the surroundings. Waking up to their continental breakfast indeed ascertains a great start to the day. Private bathroom available by choice. 

Address: Oosterdok t/o 2, Amsterdam City Centre, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Rates: 46 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Parking, Free WiFi, Terrace, Designated smoking area, Good breakfast

Things to be noted: Children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed. There are different cancellation options at this property, depending on what you book. 

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14. International Budget Hostel City Center

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If you are particularly looking for a hostel in Amsterdam with picturesque views of the canal, then you must consider the International Budget Hostel City Center. Amsterdam’s most popular nightlife avenue, the Leiden Square lies just a few hundred meters away. What more do you want? Cheap prices, canal views and the city most happening nightlife scene just a few meters away, International Budget Hostel City Center is undoubtedly a great choice. 

Address: Leidsegracht 76, Amsterdam City Centre, 1016 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: 1:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight 

Rates: 20 Euros onwards 

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, WiFi available in all areas, Free WiFi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk

Things to be noted: Children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed. There are different cancellation options at this property, depending on what you book. 

Must Read - Things to Do Around Canal Rings in Amsterdam

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15. The White Tulip Hostel

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Flanked by some of the best things to do in Amsterdam like the Sex Museum and Royal Palace Amsterdam among many others, the White Tulip Hostel is a go-to choice for many looking for cheap hostels in Amsterdam. Not just proximity to attractions but the fact that it lies in Amsterdam’s most popular area - the Red Light District adds to the draw of this hostel. Basic rooms in the form of dormitories and as well as shared rooms are what you can look forward. Some great brands’ stores like Gucci and Burberry lie nearby. 

Address: Warmoesstraat 87, Amsterdam City Centre, 1012 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check In: Anytime after 2:00 PM 

Rates: 33 Euros onwards 

Amenities: WiFi available in all areas, Restaurant, Free WiFi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Bar, Breakfast

Things to be noted: Children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed. You may cancel free of charge until 3 days before arrival. You will be charged the first night if you cancel in the 3 days before arrival.

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Rest assured, these are some hostels where you are not only going to save on some big bucks but also return with cherishing memories.

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