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Ideally located in Amsterdam, The Bee Hostel offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. The property is around 1.6 km from Dam Square, 1.9 km from Beurs van Berlage and 1.2 km from Rembrandtplein. The property is non-smoking and is set 200 metres from Artis Zoo.

Honestly, the most modern hostel I ever been to. It’s so comfortable

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8.6
Excellent
2,733 reviews
Price from
$34
per night

Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, certain units at the hostel also have a city view. At THIS HO(S)TEL all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near THIS HO(S)TEL include Beurs van Berlage, Rembrandt House and Basilica of St. Nicholas. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 18 km from the hostel.

One of the best places and for the price?! Amazing, okay i get it its a tiny room but thats what hostels have to offer. The hostel is in the central area just 3 min walk from station the bar/restaurant (Fiona) which is were you enter has an amazing vibe great people both customers and staff(probably the nicest place in that area) Up to the rooms,the bed is really comfy and easily fits two people the entrance to the room is a bit tight so only one person could get dressed at a time using the space comfortably. On to the bathroom, we never witnessed wet floors, dirty mirrors, or dirty toilets. The bathroom was always spotless clean with the rack of body and face towels being almost full at all times an the most important, hot water to shower at any time. Overall I couldn't have booked a better place for the value of money considering how clean and modern the place was. We are coming back for sure😁

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8.3
Very Good
5,612 reviews
Price from
$96
per night

Located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, Durty Nelly's Inn a 7-minute walk from the Central Station and a 1-minute walk from Dam Square. The property is close to several well-known attractions. Guests can have a cocktail at the bar and enjoy hostel discounts on food and drinks.

friendly and helpful staffs, good location.

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8.3
Very Good
5,576 reviews
Price from
$50
per night

With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also provide guests with free WiFi, while certain rooms will provide you with a city view. The units feature bed linen.

Our plane got delayed so we had to check in at like 2am. The staff was very nice about it and didn't make it a problem. We stayed in a 6 person bedroom but it was really no issue at all, they even have an extra toilet downstairs. I have to comment how to this day that was the comfiest bed I have ever slept in! All the beds also have little curtains and lights so you can do your own thing, and a lot of chargers! Chargers not only next to your pillow but also all over the room. The bathroom has a walk in shower which was cool. Especially loved the living room/kitchen. They have breakfast available till 11am if I remember correctly but we never took on the offer since we spent all our days exploring. I just need to give a little shoutout to the home cat Mishka who is so friendly and cute. They even have merch of her! Free wifi, breakfast, a cat, outdoor area for smokers, comfy bad, great location that's good connected to the city, LGBT welcoming, would love to spend my nights there of having the chance!

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8
Very Good
1,701 reviews
Price from
$44
per night

Ecomama is well set in Amsterdam, and features a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. The property is located 700 metres from Artis Zoo, 1.2 km from Dam Square and 1.5 km from Beurs van Berlage. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests.

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Rembrandt House, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Royal Theater Carré. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 16 km from Ecomama.

Everything is great at Ecomama - location, room, common spaces, free drinks, staff support, organized and available activities in the accommodation! :) The staff, especially Angel, has been very kind and helpful.

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8.1
Very Good
3,150 reviews
Price from
$32
per night

Located 10 minutes by metro from the city center, Via Amsterdam is a design-led hybrid hostel and hotel with street art and urban design featured throughout the building.The property situated in the Bijlmermeer district, offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.

The freedom and combination of work, training and development 🐱

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8.1
Very Good
17,334 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

A 20-minute metro ride from Amsterdam’s city centre, female only hostel Hostelle offers rooms and beds in an modern designed hostel. This female only hostel offers a laundry service. There is a garden and library, and free Wi-Fi is available.

The hostel has amazing location. Near metro station and a lot of restaurants. The facilities are very comfortable and have all a girl can need. I 100% recommend it

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8.4
Very Good
5,310 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Train Lodge Amsterdam is located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station. Train lodge is an unique hostel with shared and private accommodation, an on-site bar, a sunny terrace and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Great place, comfortable bed, good location close from metro, train and bus station

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8.1
Very Good
2,381 reviews
Price from
$36
per night

ClinkNOORD is situated in Noord area, just across the IJ River and within 10 minutes from the back of Amsterdam Centraal Station. The ferry ride is free and available 24/7. ClinkNOORD Hostel offers free Wi-Fi. A 24-hour front desk is available at the property.

Good buffer breakfast and facilities. Nice staff very kind. Free lockers (there are some of them) or paid lockers good price.

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8
Very Good
15,537 reviews
Price from
$27
per night

Each dormitory room comes with bunk beds and shared shower and toilet facilities. The private room comes with a TV to stream Netflix or Youtube, refrigerator and private bathroom which is fitted with a shower.

wonderful hostel. very clean and comfy, staff kind and helpful. bar with good beverage and food options . kitchen available for guests with everything you need.

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8
Very Good
4,257 reviews
Price from
$29
per night

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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  • The Bee Hostel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,733 reviews

    Located conveniently in Amsterdam, The Bee Hostel has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.

    the staff, cleanliness, service, beds (sooo comfy), etc. !

  • THIS HO(S)TEL
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,612 reviews

    Located in Amsterdam and with Our Lord in the Attic Museum reachable within a 1-minute walk, THIS HO(S)TEL provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a terrace, free WiFi throughout...

    Clean rooms ,brilliant location, free morning coffee

  • Cocomama
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,701 reviews

    Featuring a garden, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Cocomama is located in the center of Amsterdam, a 7-minute walk from Heineken Experience.

    Location, price, coffee machine in room, apples, drinking water.

  • Ecomama
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,150 reviews

    Ecomama is conveniently set in the center of Amsterdam, and provides a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.

    Everything was amazing. This hostel looks amazing.

  • Via Amsterdam
    Budget options available
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 17,334 reviews

    Located 10 minutes by metro from the city center, Via Amsterdam is a design-led hybrid hostel and hotel with street art and urban design featured throughout the building.The property located in the...

    Nothing in this property was less then a 3star hotel

  • The Flying Pig Downtown
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,254 reviews

    This hostel is located in shopping street Nieuwendijk in the center of Amsterdam. The Flying Pig Downtown has a bar and 24-hour front desk. Amsterdam Central Station is a 3-minute walk.

    Smoke room, cheap shots, pool table, lots of showers

  • Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,963 reviews

    This design hostel Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost is 1.9 mi away from the city center. It shares its building with a cinema and theater and is located in a former school in the Zeeburg district.

    Everything was alright clean room good night ls sleep

  • Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 6,181 reviews

    Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam is located in the heart of the Vondelpark and offers a view on the green surroundings. The Van Gogh Museum is an 8-minute walk away.

    Clean and tidy. Great location. User-friendly Laundry.

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Amsterdam

  • Train Lodge Amsterdam
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,381 reviews

    Train Lodge Amsterdam is located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station.

    Train environment, cleaning and staff was so lovely.

  • ClinkNOORD Hostel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 15,536 reviews

    ClinkNOORD is located in Noord area, just across the IJ River and within 10 minutes from the back of Amsterdam Centraal Station. The ferry ride is free and available 24/7.

    Friendly staff on site bar and food was incredible

  • St Christophers Inn at The Winston
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,395 reviews

    This hostel is located in Amsterdam's city center, next to the Red Light District. St Christophers Inn at The Winston offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.

    Absolutely great prime location, friendly staff, nice little room

  • The Flying Pig Uptown
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,674 reviews

    The Flying Pig Uptown backpackers hostel is located right next to the famous Vondelpark and just an 8-minute walk from the bustling Leidseplein area.

    There's always a good feeling about this place.

  • Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 10,478 reviews

    Located in the city center of Amsterdam and only a 2-minute walk from Leidseplein, Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam offers a choice of private rooms and shared dormitories for individuals, backpackers...

    Hot shower, private room, lift, centrally located.

  • Generator Amsterdam
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 5,276 reviews

    Generator Amsterdam is a brand new designer hostel located in the east of Amsterdam near De Pijp. It was a former zoological building and is based in Oosterpark.

    Good location and clean, good facilities and nice staff!

  • FLOW
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 363 reviews

    Located in Amsterdam and with Rembrandt House reachable within a 11-minute walk, FLOW provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace.

    Great location 👌 Friendly staff and very well maintained clean vessel ⚓️

  • Heart of Amsterdam Hotel
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,887 reviews

    This ho(s)tel is located in the lively and central area of the famous Red Light District of Amsterdam, a 5-minute walk from Dam Square, with many tram and metro stops nearby and Amsterdam central...

    Location was very good, central. Bed was so comfy!

  • Euphemia Budget Old City Canal Zone
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,576 reviews

    Euphemia Budget Old City Canal Zone is located 2625 feet from Leidseplein and offers private rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Close to the center, close to restaurants and shops.

  • Xplore Hostel Amsterdam
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,124 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, Xplore Hostel Amsterdam is located in the center of Amsterdam, a 4-minute walk from Royal Palace Amsterdam.

    It's bar downstairs with lot of positive people

  • Hostel The Globe
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,445 reviews

    The Globe offers hostel accommodations in the city center only 1312 feet from Amsterdam Central Railway Station.

    Staff members very friendly and cleaning also okay

  • Hostel The Veteran
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 661 reviews

    Hostel The Veteran offers budget rooms for up to 4 people near Rembrandt Square, a lively area in the heart of Amsterdam. All of the rooms overlook the Herengracht canal.

    Comfortable. Great location. Recommend for low budget.

  • Hotel Sphinx
    6.6
    Scored 6.6
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,605 reviews

    The Hotel Sphinx has simply-furnished rooms in Amsterdam, just under a quarter of a mile from the Heineken Experience.

    Helpful staff . Comfortable bed and good hot shower.

  • The White Tulip Hostel
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 3,630 reviews

    With its top location in the Red Light District, this hostel is a 5-minute walk away from Dam Square. The Irish pub has 6 TVs and serves breakfast until 22:00.

    Good location, bed was comfortable, value for money.

  • Panta Rhei Boatique Hotel
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 137 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, a terrace as well as a bar, Panta Rhei Boatique Hotel is located in the center of Amsterdam, a 12-minute walk from Rembrandt House.

    Personal foarte amabil experiență nouă și frumoasă

  • International Budget Hostel City Center
    6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,324 reviews

    International Budget Hostel City Center is located in the city center of Amsterdam along the Leidsegracht. Leidseplein is only 984 ft away. Each room comes with shared bathroom facilities.

    Exceptional staff Comfortable bed Reasonably priced

  • Hostel Warmoes Amsterdam
    6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,012 reviews

    Attractively set in the Amsterdam City Center district of Amsterdam, Hostel Warmoes Amsterdam is located a 1-minute walk from Our Lord in the Attic Museum, 500 yards from Dam Square and a 2-minute...

    Right In the middle, Cheap, Friendly receptionist staff

  • Hostel Utopia
    6.0
    Scored 6.0
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 894 reviews

    Located in Amsterdam, within a 8-minute walk of Anne Frank House and 0.8 miles of Rembrandtplein, Hostel Utopia has free WiFi throughout the property.

    Great location and very handy for public transport

  • Amigo Hostel
    5.9
    Scored 5.9
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 2,980 reviews

    Amigo Budget Hotel offers private and shared rooms on lively Linnaeusstraat. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Pretoriusstraat tram and bus stop is less than a 2 minute walk away.

    Sooo good price! Clean, central, easy to arrive...

  • Amsterdam Hostel Annemarie
    5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,875 reviews

    Centrally located, Amsterdam Hostel Annemarie offers free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage and bicycle rental. The property is 1.7 mi from the lively Dam Square and the Madam Tussauds Amsterdam.

    Lovely hostel and helpfull staff, location very good!

  • Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein
    5.4
    Scored 5.4
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 2,348 reviews

    Located in the heart of Amsterdam just off lively Leidseplein, this hostel offers simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Convenient location, kind staff 24/7, nice rooms

  • Amsterdam Hostel Uptown
    5.4
    Scored 5.4
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 681 reviews

    Less than 656 feet from Leidseplein, Amsterdam Hostel Uptown benefits from free Wi-Fi and a terrace. The Museum Square with the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum is within a 10-minute walk.

    The front desk staff was really helpful and patient

  • Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
    5.2
    Scored 5.2
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,507 reviews

    Just a 2 minute walk from lively Leidesplein Square, Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo features a free Wi-Fi zone.

    everything is good for me! much more than Excellent!!

  • Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati
    5.0
    Scored 5.0
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,240 reviews

    This family hotel is set within Sarphati Park and is only 10 minutes by foot from the city center. This location is an ideal base for visiting Amsterdam.

    Mr. Saed good hospitality good advice, he is a great guy

  • Guest House Amsterdam
    4.8
    Scored 4.8
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 404 reviews

    Attractively located in the Amsterdam Noord district of Amsterdam, Guest House Amsterdam is located 1.2 miles from A'DAM Lookout, 2.6 miles from Rembrandt House and 2.7 miles from Dutch National Opera...

    Muy amable y comprensivos los encargados del lugar!

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Hostels that guests love in Amsterdam

  • Avg. price/night: $261.05
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,395 reviews
    Great Location with a very cool bar which is available to all Customers, not only guests of the hostel, so a great place for meeting people!
    Benita
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $154.42
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,311 reviews
    I felt it was value for money. I got exactly what I paid for. Amsterdam is expensive, and everything I found under the price I paid for Abba was youth hostels with shared bunk beds. Not quite my vibe. But everything that this hotel advertised, it delivered.
    Ι
    Ιάσων
    Solo traveler
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,308 reviews
    It was a safe place to stay at for 2 nights, since it was a female-only hostel. Bed and bathroom were clean, but some shower doors were defect and couldn't be closed properly. Every bed has a plug and bed lamp. You can also leave your luggage at the store room if you arrive early before check in.
    Sandra
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $219.96
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 10,478 reviews
    I had the best hostel experience so far, very clean and decent, staff very nice. Great location.
    Eleni
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $132.87
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,656 reviews
    I got what I paid for. This hostel is one of the cheapest in Amsterdam, thus my expectations regarding the facilities and the comfort were not high. I got good sleep, I felt safe and everything went fine with checking in and out, so it was a good experience. Nonetheless there are small things that wouldn't require much attention from the hostel owners and would make the experience better: fixing the doors in the shower, cleaning the floor in the rooms (it was sticky)...
    Robin
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $125.14
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,676 reviews
    My son absolutely loved the bunk bed, and I personally enjoyed the crisp, clean sheets and incredibly comfortable mattresses! Friendly reception, secure key-card entry, good shower gel, perfectly clean toilet, towels, coffee machine and vending machine downstairs. All this, at the CHEAPEST price! There was safe locker in the room! Oh, yes, the old elevator added a cool interesting aspect to the hotel's atmosphere. We had a fantastic time!
    Olga
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $256.41
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 5,276 reviews
    One of the best hostel I've been to. Beautiful room, clean, good location inside an old historic building inside a public park. The beds are comfy, with curtains if you need it and also a lot of space for the storage under the bunk bed. Didn't try the breakfast but some told me it was very good. It is close to tram stop. Amazing common spaces and different events are organised.
    Angelo
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $270.62
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 17,334 reviews
    The room was very comfortable, there were 4 bunk beds as we were 4 of us, the hostel vibes were amazing in terms of the table tennis, fooz ball, billiards, arcade games, the bar was amazing, the breakfast in the morning was also very nice. they had a inhouse cinema as well where we could watch the movies. the best hostel i have seen in amsterdam.
    Kamlesh
    Group
  • 5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,875 reviews
    The hostel is cheaper and nice, with the best location these are a good combination for every backpacker.
    G
    Gabriela Kristell
    Solo traveler
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,308 reviews
    The personnel were super cool and helpful. The hostel is pretty close to markets and public transport. The location was not nearly as bad as descibed in some internet forums. There was not a moment when we felt unsafe even during out nightouts. We had certain hesitations when choosing a female-only hostel (what about NBs? etc.), but It was the cheapest option we had and we do not regret it. Also getting rid of the male-gaze was a plus.
    Stella
    Young couple

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