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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
2,520 reviews
Price from
$31
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.

THIS HO(S)TEL is just awesome …no remarks to put the cube was very clean and the toilets and shower too.. it’s is very to near to mail central station it’s just 500m. THIS HO(S)TEL is very near to every places to visit in Amsterdam. the staff was very friendly and very helpful . I hope you have fun too ..

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8.3
Very Good
5,384 reviews
Price from
$74
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.

LOVED the staff! Daniel, Theis, and Jake were great! everything about this hostel was great!

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8.3
Very Good
5,217 reviews
Price from
$37
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.

Very convenient location, it's very close to the most turistic places of the city. Loved the common areas, well-equipped kitchen and free coffee, tea, milk. Staff was really nice and helpful. I will definitely stay here next time visiting Amsterdam.

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8.1
Very Good
2,963 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.

Comfort. Lots to do in area of hostel

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8.1
Very Good
16,371 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 atmosphere and the welcoming mood.

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8.4
Very Good
4,921 reviews
Price from
$26
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 location, just at the Sloterdijk station so it's connected to the whole city. The idea about transforming old train wagon into the accommodation is great. Of course, its very limited space but on the other hand is so exotic to stay in an old couchette. Great experience anyhow

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8.1
Very Good
2,165 reviews
Price from
$35
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.

Staff is very friendly. Check-in and check-outs are fast. Rooms are very clean and overall it's a great hostel to stay.

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8
Very Good
14,638 reviews
Price from
$23
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.

EVERYTHING! If you wanna stay in Amsterdam without any hassles, this is THE coolest hostel for you. It had ALL facilities. It was exceptionally clean as housekeeping took care of it every morning. The bathrooms and toilets were also spick & span. The staff is immensely helpful and warm. They let us check-in wayyyy before their allowed check-in time; which was so considerate. It’s literally in the central and hottest region of Amsterdam. Literally you will find the Amsterdam central station, the red light district, and all other major transport networks and sights within a walking distance. There are so many awesome eateries, cafés, souvenir shops, and various other shops throughout the area where the hostel is located. They had all the major facilities in one place: lockers for luggage storage, baggage weighing machines, epic common area with a vibe like an actual pub with awesome music and bar service. you can order food and drinks as well and breakfast is just for 6 euros if you wanna book it. They also had happy hours two times a day which could be an amazing ice breaking session with your fellow travellers if you wanna make friends, a separate area for smoking and also downstairs was a quiet area where you could just eat or work in peace. The wifi was super duper fast & pure perfect. The hostel also offered discounts on walking tours, Heineken experience and other activities. There are vending machines on the ground floor if you get in a snack mood and don’t wanna go out of the hostel late at night or you could just order pizza which was on their bar menu.

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8
Very Good
4,011 reviews
Price from
$26
per night

Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost offers spacious rooms and dormitories with a private bathroom. Some rooms and dormitories are wheelchair accessible. Please note that you can rent a towel at a small charge.

- the location is very good close to tramp station. - rooms are big and very comfortable with private bathroom. - staff were at all times very helpful. - there is breakfast avail at 9 eur per person - there is a bar open until 22:00 pm

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8.1
Very Good
3,630 reviews
Price from
$37
per night

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  • The Flying Pig Downtown
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,011 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

  • Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,464 reviews

    Located in the heart of Amsterdam, Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam is only a 5-minute walk from the Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum and the Concert Hall. Free WiFi is available throughout.

    Close to national museum and big park. Very good location

  • Guest House Amsterdam
    4.7
    Scored 4.7
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 367 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!

  • Intersail Hostel - Avontuur
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 153 reviews

    Intersail Hostel offers cozy parquet floor cabins in a small houseboat located in the center within a 10-minute walk from Central Station. Rembrandtplein is a 15 minutes’ walk.

    There is nothing nicer and more central in Amsterdam!

  • Euphemia Budget Old City Canal Zone
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,437 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.

  • Hostel The Veteran
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 608 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.

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

  • Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,645 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.

    Great service at the reception and a nice ambience.

  • THIS HO(S)TEL
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5,384 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

  • Ecomama
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,963 reviews

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

    Friendly staff and great common área full of lounges

  • Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,630 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.

    The cleanliness, atmosphere, space. Bedroom space.

  • Train Lodge Amsterdam
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,164 reviews

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

    Train environment, cleaning and staff was so lovely.

  • Via Amsterdam
    Central location
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 16,371 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...

    Best place with cheap parking cost €12.50/24hrs

  • ClinkNOORD Hostel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 14,638 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
     · 2,276 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.

    Location, ambience and overall the rooms and its cleanliness

  • Cocomama
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,584 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.

    The kitchen and the roommates. And the 🐈 cat absolutely

  • The Flying Pig Uptown
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,463 reviews

    This backpackers hostel is located directly next to famous Vondelpark, just an 8-minute walk from Leidseplein. The Flying Pig Uptown features a 24-hour front desk and a bar.

    There's always a good feeling about this place.

  • Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 9,601 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...

    great location, clean, good stuff and good facilities

  • Generator Amsterdam
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 4,809 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.

    Private pods area was quiet and showers were lovely

  • Heart of Amsterdam Hotel
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,652 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...

    The location is fantastic and the staff were really helpful.

  • Hostel The Globe
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,354 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

  • Xplore Hostel Amsterdam
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,900 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

  • Budget Hostel Sphinx
    6.6
    Scored 6.6
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,485 reviews

    The Budget Hostel 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
     · 3,389 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.

  • International Budget Hostel City Center
    6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,147 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
     · 905 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...

    Accessible to all locations and near to Centraal station

  • Hostel Utopia
    6.0
    Scored 6.0
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 826 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

  • Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo
    5.1
    Scored 5.1
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,442 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
     · 1,132 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

  • Princess Hostel Leidse Square Amsterdam
    4.8
    Scored 4.8
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 1,823 reviews

    Princess Hotel Leidse Square is located within a 5-minute walk from the well-known Leidse Square, Vondelpark and Museum Square.

    Clean showers with hot water and toilets with paper.

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Hostels that guests love in Amsterdam

  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,921 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: $217.74
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 9,601 reviews
    I had the best hostel experience so far, very clean and decent, staff very nice. Great location.
    Eleni
    Solo traveler
  • 5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,464 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: $142.12
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,443 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: $216.49
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 4,809 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: $130.12
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 16,371 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
     · 1,763 reviews
    The hostel is cheaper and nice, with the best location these are a good combination for every backpacker.
    G
    Gabriela Kristell
    Solo traveler
  • 5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,763 reviews
    Great location, amazing, kind and extremely helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms one of the best hostels we've ever stayed in
    Gurjeet
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $131.53
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,463 reviews
    Great location, amazing, kind and extremely helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms + shared common areas = one of the best hostels we've ever stayed in <3
    Aneta
    Young couple
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,921 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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