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When you are planning a trip, the first thing to deal with is to find out where to stay. It might turn into very complicated situations according to who or when are you traveling. Especially when you have to find affordable options, it can get difficult to find the best option. The city of Amsterdam is pretty famous for having extremely high prices for room rates, therefore, it is very hard to find a budget-friendly place – both for families and solo travelers. Fortunately, we have gathered up some information for you in order to answer the critical question of where to stay in Amsterdam. Here is a list of 11 best cheap hostels in Amsterdam, enjoy your stay!
Amsterdam is one of the must-visit cities in Europe. With its narrow and pebbly streets, great coffee, some Dutch herring, and beer in the afternoon, the museums – Anne Frank’s, Van Gogh’s and many others, the tulip season, the canalside bites and many more! There is so much to discover in this beautiful city! We want to make sure you can do this in the most affordable way possible by staying in cheap yet very clean, friendly and comfortable hostels in Amsterdam!
Meininger Amstel is one of the largest hostels in Amsterdam with over 180 rooms. The area is very convenient to see main attractions since it is well-connected by many kinds of transportation, located in Watergraafsmeer area and only a few minutes away from the Amstelstation train station. The common areas are great places to relax and meet new people; also the guest kitchen is well equipped so you can cook your own food if you want to! The hostel is pretty huge but it is very clean and organized. It is a great place for budget-friendly stays.
Cheapest room rate: 21€
Address: Julianaplein 6
Clinknoord is situated in the Badhuiskade neighborhood in the northern part of Amsterdam – or noord as they say in Dutch! This year Clinknoord was selected as the most popular hostel and also the best hostel for groups in Europe! The building is a wonderful historical place dates back to the 1920’s. The whole ambiance is very lively, people are friendly and the rooms are spacious and clean! There is a breakfast buffet you can enjoy 6€ in the morning. Also almost every day there is an event organized by the hostel, so check their daily schedule for daily live music, cocktail workshops, walking tours or food nights!
Cheapest room rate: 22€
Address: Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV
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Ecomama is right in the middle of Amsterdam, where you can be walking distance to many attractions around the city. As a result, the price goes up compared to other hostels away from the center. There are seven different types of rooms which you can choose according to a number of people and your budget. The common areas are also very varied, they have an area for book exchange, movie nights, a very large kitchen which allows cooking a few people at the same time. You can also rent a bike from the hostel to cycle around the city. A very homey and cozy atmosphere is around the hostel. Definitely a great value for your money!
Cheapest room rate: 23€
Address: Valkenburgerstraat 124
4. SHELTER CITY
Shelter City is a non-profit hostel which is run by volunteers coming from all over the world. The hostel is very well located near Dam Square and even the main train station. The hostel is known for being alcohol and smoking free place in order to maintain a peaceful and more organized place to have their guests a calmer stay. The breakfast, linens, city tour are all included in the price as well – and the breakfast is known to be very yummy. There is a nice garden outside and a small café which you can enjoy during your stay as well. Certainly a pleasant find in a very central location in Amsterdam.
Cheapest room rate: 25€
Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV
5. FLYING PIG BEACH HOSTEL
Flying Pig is the ultimate beach hostel that you should be staying in Amsterdam. If you are looking for a summer route in Amsterdam, this place will definitely be the best part of it. Located 35 outside of Amsterdam, right next to the beach of Noordwijk, the hostel warmly welcomes you for your experiences. If you want to go to the city center in Amsterdam, they have shuttle services available all day long. The price includes free breakfast and linens as well. If you are into vibrant and young crowds during your trip, this hostel is a great option.
Cheapest room rate: 10€
Address: Parallel Boulevard 208, 2202H2, Noordwijk
6. WOW AMSTERDAM
Rather than being a hostel, Wow is actually more like a complex that consist of an urban farm, artist studio, exhibition gallery, restaurant, and the hostel. So you can find whatever you need right here! The place is located on the west side of Amsterdam but has all options for transportation to Amsterdam including metro, bus, tram, local train or you can even do that with a bicycle! Breakfast is also included in the price, which is important if you are planning your stay on a budget. The hostel very tidy and clean, the staff is friendly and there to help you in case you need help. It is hard to beat the price-quality ratio of Wow for budget travelers.
Cheapest room rate: 14€
Address: Wiltzanghlaan 60
7. INTERNATIONAL BUDGET HOSTEL
International Budget Hostel is another place centrally located in Amsterdam so you can be close to the main areas for your trip. As you can see in the name, this place offers a budget-friendly stay in Amsterdam. The hostel is built into a warehouse from the 17th century, so there is a historical vibe in the place as well. Very close to eateries, bars and also famous Red Light District. For a cheap stay, this place is a really good place as you will have access to many things around nearby and also with a helpful staff!
Cheapest room rate: 19€
Address: Leidsegracht 76, 1016 CR
8. SHELTER JORDAN
Shelter Jordan is a Christian hotel with a no-drug and no-alcohol policy. Although it may sound a bit sad at first, travelers love this place. Mostly, the people here can enjoy the calm ambiance and they can chill and spend time at the hostel. In the end, it actually affects your stay in a good way. Plus, there is no curfew so you can eat, drink and have fun outside of the hostel. The place is located on the west side of the city center around the nice Joordan neighborhood and very close to Anne Frank’s House. The price includes free breakfast, city tours, weekly movie nights too!
Cheapest room rate: 25€
Address: Bloemstraat 179
9. STAYOKAY VONDELPARK
Stayokay is located in the southern part of the Amsterdam, right above the Vondelpark and only a few minutes away from Van Gogh’s Museum. You can reach to the city center within a few minutes by tram or bus. If you feel like it, you can also hire bikes from the hostel as well. The building is actually a chalet-house with multiple floors, so there are many types of rooms for the accommodation and the place is quite large! You can enjoy the green view from your room, the park is amazing. The café, bar, and restaurant are open for you and you can enjoy this view while eating some nibbles!
Cheapest room rate: 28€
Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 GA
Aivengo is located a few minutes away from the main train station in the north part of De Wallen neighborhood. The hostel is very close to Red Light District, flower market and also Anne Frank’s House too. There are different rooms for different needs, you can find a private room if you are a couple or can opt for a dorm room if you are traveling solo. There is a minimum two-day staying length for your booking. The best side of the hotel is the location as you won’t be spending any money on transportation in town because it is walking distance to everywhere from Aivengo.
Cheapest room rate: 20€
Address: Spuistraat 6, Amsterdam
11. VIA AMSTERDAM
Via Amsterdam is outside of the city center in the southern part of the Amsterdam, which is also known as Amsterdam-Zuidoost. However, the central part is only ten minutes away with transportation, which you can also use during late-night so no worries. You can also rent a bike and enjoy the scenery on the way to Amsterdam city center. There are many facilities available in the hostel along with types of rooms according to your budget. You can sit and relax with a cup of tea in the lounge room or have a movie night with friends you’ve met in the hostel. A very nice place with cool decorations and furniture in those common areas too.
Cheapest room rate: 20€
Address: 20 Diemerhof
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