One of the more popular cities for backpackers in Europe, Amsterdam is more than its famed red-light district and has a little bit of something for everyone.

But being a popular travel destination, there are literally thousands of hotels and hostels in Amsterdam, which make it a bit overwhelming to find the best fit for you and your travel needs.

Which is exactly why I made this list of the 5 best hostels in Amsterdam!

Organized by YOUR travel needs, this guide will help you weed through the best of Amsterdam’s hostels so you can confidently book your spot and get back to what matters – exploring Amsterdam!

Quick answer: The best hostels in Amsterdam

What to expect from Hostels in Amsterdam

Booking a hostel instead of a hotel comes with loads of perks. One of them is obviously the way more affordable price (which is great since the city is not the cheapest), but there’s even more waiting for you. The one thing that makes hostels really stand out is the incredible social vibe. You can meet travellers from all over the world by sharing common spaces and staying in dorms – it’s a great way to make new friends.

When backpacking Amsterdam, you’ll find all sorts of different hostels. From extreme-party to religion-focused hostels, there are endless options. The main types you’ll find in Amsterdam are party hostels, digital nomad hostels and youth hostels.

Luckily, most hostels are focused on being very affordable while still offering a high value. The general rule is: the bigger the dorm, the cheaper the nightly rate. If you go for a private hostel room, you’ll end up paying a bit more, but it’s still more affordable than Amsterdam’s hotels. We did some research and listed the average price that you can expect for a hostel in Amsterdam.

  • Private Rooms: 45-55€
  • Dorms (mixed or female only): 15-28€

When looking for a hostel, you’ll find most hostels on HOSTELWORLD. There you can check out photos, detailed information about the place and even reviews from previous guests. Just like other booking platforms, each hostel will have a rating, so you can easily pick out the hidden gems!

In general, most hostels can be found near the city centre, in the heart and soul of all the cool attractions. To find the best hostels in Amsterdam, check out these three neighborhoods:

  • Westerpark (central) – perfect for exploring the city’s hotspots
  • Oud Zuid (South) – for the budget backapckers
  • Leidseplein (Central) – offers the best nightlife action

You see that it’s important to find out where to stay in Amsterdam before you book your hostel. Do your research beforehand and have an even better trip!

The 5 Best Hostels in Amsterdam

With so many countless options, picking only 5 was difficult, so we took all the hostels in Amsterdam with the highest reviews, and separated them to meet your personal travel needs. There’s a little something for everybody!

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1. Overall Best Hostel in Amsterdam – ClickNOORD

Overall Best Hostel in Amsterdam - ClickNOORD
One of the best hostels in Europe of 2021 – ClickNOORD has got it all!
  • $$
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Bar & Cafe On-site
  • Tours & Travel Desk

There is no questioning why ClickNOORD is one of best hostels in Amsterdam in 2021 – it really does have it all. The ClickNOORD team know exactly what backpackers in Amsterdam want to experience and make sure everyone who visits has the time of their lives.

Highly reviewed, ClickNOORD runs themed events almost every night, the perfect opportunity to meet fellow travellers and make memories. From solo traveller meetups to cocktail making classes and live music and DJ nights.

Why you’ll love this hostel:

  • Located in creative Amsterdam Noord
  • Insta-worthy design
  • Library/work room

ClickNOORD caters to all travellers. The library and workspace are especially perfect for Digital Nomads or students that need to get some work done on their laptop. This part of the hostel is super quiet, so you definitely won’t get disturbed.

If you feel like socializing, head to the pool or soccer table. Make some new friends over a lighthearted tournament or exchange cool travel stories on the comfy common room sofas.

ClickNOORD is also one of the most affordable hostels in Amsterdam. You can opt to stay at one of the modern dorms, which offer super comfy beds, private USB port stations, and enough storage space to put all of your stuff away (just don’t forget your padlock). All private rooms have an en-suite bathroom, perfect for couples or travellers that want to treat themselves to a bit of alone time.

Location wise you’ll love this place as well. Amsterdam Noord is known for its creative vibes, amazing cafes and beautiful Dutch architecture. The city centre is only a few moments away too, so you have plenty to explore.

2. Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Amsterdam – St Christopher’s at The Winston

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers in Amsterdam - St Christopher’s at The Winston
St. Christopher’s is one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Nightclub On-site

St Christopher’s at The Winston is one of the best hostels in Amsterdam in 2021 for solo travellers. Not only do they have their own cafe on-site but a nightclub as well.

Winston Kingdom Nightclub is a must-visit for any young backpacker to Amsterdam and by staying at St Christopher’s you are rewarded with 2-1 drinks deals and €2 Jaegermeister shots! Plus 25% off food at the Belushi bar so you can feed up before you booze up!

Why you’ll love this hostel:

  • Adults-only!
  • Separate smoking room
  • Free computer usage

St Christopher’s is a top youth hostel in Amsterdam because it is only a 1-minute walk from Dam Square, the heart of the action. Since the location is also pretty close to the red-light district, you won’t find any youth travellers in this hostel. In fact, there’s an adults-only policy.

Once you’re done partying, come back (at any time – there’s no curfew!) and fall into your comfy bed. If you want to cure your hangover with a bit more peace and quiet, stay at one of the awesome private rooms. Otherwise, you can also suffer together with your friends in the spacious dorm rooms.

For those that want to get a bit of work done or connect with their friends in other places of the world, there are a couple of computers which are free to use. You can also sit back with your laptop in the common area without being disturbed.

3. Best Cheap Hostel in Amsterdam – Flying Pig Beach Hostel

Best Cheap Hostel in Amsterdam #1 - Flying Pig Beach Hostel
Cheap beds and free breakfast make Flying Pig the best cheap hostel in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Free Breakfast
  • City Shuttle Transport
  • Bar & Cafe On-site

The best cheap hostel in Amsterdam is actually 35km out of the city. The Flying Pig Beach Hostel crew offer transport in and out of Amsterdam city centre though. There is a super laid back, beach bum vibe here while being within easy reach of Amsterdam’s tourist hotspots. Dorm beds are less than €10 throughout the year and include a decent breakfast making this potentially the cheapest hostel in Amsterdam.

Why you’ll love this hostel:

  • Super quirky design
  • Beach parties
  • Plenty of nightlife around

Flying Pig Beach is easily the best budget hostel in Amsterdam, albeit 45-minutes from the heart of the action. Cheap beer, a great beach and a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam centre, well worth it.

While the location might make you think twice, we’re here to tell you that it’s absolutely no issue. There are plenty of great clubs in the Noordwijk Strip – and they’re a lot more affordable too. And if clubbing isn’t really your thing, why not join one of the epic beach parties for a more chilled vibe?

If you’re travelling in a group, this hostel is ideal too. While there are spacious dorms as a room option, you can also book a private quad room so everyone can stay together. Some of them even have an en-suite bathroom.

While Flying Pig beach might not be the most modern and luxurious hostel, you’ll be welcomed by loads of character, quirky style and incredibly kind and helpful staff. The hostel really goes above and beyond to make you feel at home, which is why with over 3000 reviews, it’s still going strong with a 9/10 rating – and that’s something you don’t see often!

4. Best Party Hostel in Amsterdam – Flying Pig Downtown

Best Party Hostel in Amsterdam #1 - Flying Pig Downtown
A backpacker bar and hostel, the Flying Pig is a legend and our pick for the best party hostel in Amsterdam!
  • $$
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Bar & Cafe On-site
  • Self-Catering Facilities

Don’t get confused, this hostel might have a similar name, but it’s not the same as the hostel we’ve shown before (they are owned by the same chain though).

As the best party hostel in Amsterdam, the Flying Pig Downtown is also one of the most famous backpacker’s bars in the city. For those who want to experience a bit of culture before they start soaking up the beer, Flying Pig Downtown offers free walking tours of Amsterdam, plus the front doors open out onto the city’s busiest shopping street.

Why you’ll love this hostel:

  • Super friendly vibe
  • Epic DJ nights
  • Discounted attraction tickets

Whether you’re a nightlife enthusiast or just here to explore the city (in fact, one of the best party cities in Europe), Flying Pig Downtown will meet all of your travel needs. The one thing that really makes this hostel stand out is the amazing hospitality and helpful staff. Read through the 2800+ reviews and you’ll see that everyone’s been welcomed with open arms.

If you ARE here for partying and want to cure your next-day hangover, book into one of the great private rooms. You’ll get a TV and a mini-fridge, as well as an en-suite bathroom. Rather suffer together with your friends? Stay in the awesome dorms (female-only and mixed), with your own reading light and USB charging station.

There’s plenty of space to socialize too. Head up to the sunny terrace and enjoy a cold drink or play a game of pool with the other fellow travellers. With such amazing common spaces, it’s really easy to meet new people!

An added bonus of staying at Flying Pig Downtown is the 50% off entry at Winston Kingdom club where most guests head at some point during their stay.

5. Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Amsterdam – Via Amsterdam

Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Amsterdam #1 - Via Amsterdam
Spacious and affordable, Via Hostel is our pick for the best hostel for digital nomads in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Bar & Restaurant On-site
  • Pool Table
  • Personal Lockers for Each Guest

You’ll find Via Amsterdam 10-minutes from the city centre which offers backpackers in Amsterdam the best of both worlds: a retreat from the hectic city centre but close enough to all the action. Within a 5-minute stroll of Via Amsterdam, you’ll find supermarkets, cafes, gyms, and a pizzeria.

Via Amsterdam is a great hostel for digital nomads and the team have designed the hostel with the curious new-age traveller in mind.

Why you’ll love this hostel:

  • Super modern and minimalistic style
  • Bike rental
  • Cinema room

If you’re looking for a good budget hostel in Amsterdam to kick back and work at, think about Via Amsterdam; for the record, this is an extremely popular hostel, so make sure you book well ahead.

Speaking of booking, you’ve got quite a few room options at Via Amsterdam. If you’re after a social vibe, go with the spacious dorms (female-only and mixed). The custom-made bunks have headboards for privacy, a light, plug socket and USB port.

You’ll feel like you’re at home on your comfy mattress and fresh linen, plus, you’ll have a personal locker to keep all your stuff securely stowed away. Prefer a bit more alone time? The private rooms are just as affordable and even offer an en-suite bathroom.

Once you’ve done all the work behind your laptop, you can rent a bicycle at the reception to explore the area, or if you’re not keen on going outside, just chill in the hostels cinema room with a refreshing drink and a snack from the vending machine.

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More Epic Hostels in Amsterdam

Not happy with your options yet? We’ve got loads more epic hostels in Amsterdam coming for you! Make sure you know what kind of travel needs you have in order to find the perfect place for you!

Another Hostel for Solo Travellers in Amsterdam – StayOKAY Amsterdam Vondelpark

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers in Amsterdam #2 - StayOKAY Amsterdam Vondelpark
On-site cafe and phenomenal location – StayOKAY is a top hostel in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
  • On-site Pool Table
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Easily the best hostel for solo travellers in Amsterdam is StayOK Vondelpark. You’ll find StayOKAY Vondelpark within an easy walking distance of Amsterdam central and major sights and attractions like the Van Gogh Museum as well as the Rijksmuseum. To top it off StayOKAY Vondelpark is super close to the famous party district of Leidseplein.

The on-site brasseries, called Bite and Drink, is the perfect place for solo travellers to connect and get to know one another. StayOKAY Vondelpark is a top hostel in Amsterdam for solo travellers looking to meet and mingle.

More Cheap Hostels in Amsterdam – StayOKAY Amsterdam Zeeburg

Best Cheap Hostel in Amsterdam #2 - StayOKAY Amsterdam Zeeb
A bit outside of the city, StayOKAY is one of the best cheap hostels in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Tours & Travel Desk

StayOKAY Zeeburg can be found a little out from the major tourist hotspots meaning guests get a taste of real, local Amsterdam. There is a tram stop just 200m from the StayOKAY Zeeburg front door, connecting you to every corner of Amsterdam. The dorm rooms are light, bright and spacious and styled by top Dutch designer Edward van Vliet. StayOKAY Zeenburg is a highly recommended hostel in Amsterdam and there is even a cinema next door!

Bob’s Youth Hostel

Best Cheap Hostel in Amsterdam #3 -Bob's Youth Hostel
Bob’s great atmosphere and low prices make it one of the best cheap hostels in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Bar & Cafe On-site
  • Free Lockers & Luggage Room
  • No Curfew

Another of the top hostels in Amsterdam at a cheap price, Bob’s Youth Hostel is a great place to stay. The Bob’s team claim their bar has the cheapest beer in Amsterdam and they’re not far from wrong! As one of the best budget hostels in Amsterdam, the Bob’s team offer guests free WiFi, free bed linen and free use of the lockers and luggage room and no curfew means that you can stay out as late as you like without watching the clock.

Bob’s is a basic, budget hostel so don’t go expecting anything too flashy. The staff are uber friendly and crazy helpful too!

Best Hostels for Couples in Amsterdam – Cocomama

Best Hostels for Couples in Amsterdam #1 - Cocomama
It’s chic and awesome – Cocomama is one of the best hostels in Amsterdam for couples.
  • $$$
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bicycle Hire

Cocomama is the sister hostel to digital nomad perfection, Ecomama. Cocomama is a chic boutique hostel and in turn one of the coolest hostels in Amsterdam in terms of design. The Cocomama team are proud to offer guests the luxury and comfort of a boutique hotel with the low room rates of a hostel – what’s not to love?

If you want to compromise and splash out on this posh hostel you can save yourself some euros by making use of the guest kitchen and cooking your own food. Travel is all about balance, right?

Meininger Amsterdam City West

Best Hostels for Couples in Amsterdam #2 - Meininger Amsterdam City West
Couples can find affordable private rooms and a kitchen to save some money on food costs at Meininger Hostel.
  • $$
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar On-site
  • Parking Available

Another of the best hostels for couples in Amsterdam in 2021 is Meininger City West. You can find Meininger hostels spread throughout Europe and their Amsterdam edition is just as clean, welcoming and laid back as the rest of them.

For couples looking for a budget hostel in Amsterdam with affordable private rooms, Meininger is the place to book. The large guest kitchens and an on-site bar are great for meeting other travellers. For couples driving through Europe, you can park your car or van on-site for cheaper than you could at the multi-stories in the centre of Amsterdam.

Bostel Amsterdamse Bos

Best Hostels for Couples in Amsterdam #3 - Bostel Amsterdamse Bos
  • $$
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Free Parking

If you and your beau are looking for an outdoorsy style hostel in Amsterdam be sure to book a dope hut at Bostel Amsterdamse Bose. As another top hostel for couples in Amsterdam, Bostel offers couples individual wooden cabins within their classic European campsite style property for a romantic steal.

Bostel is about 30-minutes from Amsterdam city centre so if you and your lover are looking for a bit of downtime to enjoy the natural beauty of the Netherlands, book yourselves a bed at Bostel and take a stroll into the woods… or take a dip in the river if it’s not too cold!

More Party Hostels in Amsterdam – Durty Nelly’s Inn

Best Party Hostel in Amsterdam #2 - Durty Nelly's Inn
Affordable party hostel – Durty Nelly’s is one of the coolest hostels in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Free City Tour
  • Bar & Restaurant On-site
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Durty Nelly’s Inn claims to be the coolest hostel in Amsterdam and they’re quite possibly right! Durty Nelly’s Inn is an Irish bar and hostel in the heart of Amsterdam. If you wanna get the right mix of culture and partying you should head to Durty Nelly’s Inn.

It’s a great budget hostel in Amsterdam with the added bonus of discounted prices on food and drink for guests at the hostel restaurant and bar! If you’re gonna be partying hard you’ll be chuffed to hear check-out isn’t until 11 A.M., an hour later than most Amsterdam backpackers hostels.

More Hostels for Digital Nomads – Flying Pig Uptown

Best Party Hostel in Amsterdam #3 - Flying Pig Uptown
The sister Amsterdam party hostel to Flying Pig Downtown.
  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar & Cafe On-site
  • Self-Catering Facilities

As the sister to the best party hostel in Amsterdam, Flying Pig Uptown has an on-point party vibe and unrivalled value for money! When it comes to deciding between Uptown and Downtown it may be a case of getting what you’re given if you book last minute. Both venues fill up super quickly, so book your bed ASAP if you want to be staying at one of the best party hostels in Amsterdam in 2021!

Flying Pig Uptown is closer to Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum than its Downtown sister. Flying Pig Uptown has a cat called Lola too; she’s super smoochy and you should totally let her snuggle up in your bed!

EcoMama

Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Amsterdam #2 - EcoMama
Get some work done at EcoMama, another top hostel for digital nomads in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Cafe, Bar & Restaurant On-site
  • Laundry Facilities

The next best hostel for Digital Nomads in Amsterdam is EcoMama, no questions there! Digital nomads live on the road so generally look for a place to focus and work while being able to meet and mingle, EcoMama is perfect.

The guest kitchen is super clean and great for Digital Nomads who are sick of eating out every night and the free fast wifi available throughout the building makes life easier too. This is one of the only Amsterdam backpacker hostels that is designed with the digital nomad, rather than the party-animal, in mind!

CityHub

Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Amsterdam #3 - CityHub
Moving away from the standard, CityHub offers an alternative to dorm rooms.
  • $$$
  • Bar On-site
  • Linen & Towels Included
  • Bicycle Hire

CityHub is the perfect hostel for digital nomads in Amsterdam in 2021, especially for those who are on the road long term and need a bit of space to themselves. CityHub is a new style of hostel – they don’t have dorms! Similar to the pod hostels you find in Singapore, CityHub offers guests their own solo hub with double bed, a couple of shelves and plenty of charging ports.

CityHub also offers free, unlimited WiFi; perfect for the working traveller! The on-site bar is a great little hangout spot too. CityHub is a top hostel in Amsterdam for digital nomads looking for an alternative to dorm rooms.

Best Hostel with a Private Room in Amsterdam – A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost

Best Hostel with a Private Room in Amsterdam - A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost
A&O has some of the best prices in town if you are looking for a hostel with a private room in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Vending Machines
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Laundry Facilities

A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost is perfect for anyone who is looking for a chilled out, quiet place to stay in Amsterdam. They have dorm rooms and super affordable private rooms too in case you’re in need of a bit more space. All guests have access to free wifi, making it the perfect place to plan out the rest of your European adventures.

A&O Zuidoost is a top hostel in Amsterdam if you’re coming to an event at the Ajax Amsterdam arena which is within just a few minutes walk of the hostel.

A Christian Hostel in Amsterdam – Shelter City

A Christian Hostel in Amsterdam - Shelter City
Jesus-friendly, Shelter City is a great hostel for the religious traveller.
  • $
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cafe On-site
  • Late Check-Out

Shelter City is the best Christian hostel in Amsterdam for those of faith and for those who aren’t. Shelter City is proud to welcome backpackers from all faiths and there is no prejudice here. The hostel is run by Christian volunteers from around the world and is a not-for-profit outlet.

Shelter City is an alcohol and drug-free hostel and anyone who breaks these simple rules will be asked to leave. If you’re seeking an Amsterdam youth hostel that is laid back, super friendly, and an alternative to Amsterdam’s party vibe, Shelter City is a unique place to book.

Hostel Van Gogh

Hostel Van Gogh
With a great location, Hostel Van Gogh is a popular youth hostel in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Vending Machines & Tea/Coffee Facilities
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Bicycle Hire

Hostel Van Gogh is, as you may assume, dead close to the Van Gogh Museum as well as the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Art Museum too. If you’re coming to Amsterdam to soak up the art and culture you’ll feel right at home at Hostel Van Gogh. Although breakfast is not included, you can fill your boots at the luxury continental buffet every morning for just €5.

Being a top hostel in Amsterdam, Hostel Van Gogh also offers guests private dorm rooms If you’re travelling as a group, you’ll get better value for money if you book out the 6-bed private dorm rather than 6 beds in the open dorm.

A Women-Only Amsterdam Hostel – Hostelle

A Women-Only Amsterdam Hostel - Hostelle
A safe hostel in Amsterdam for female travellers, solo or otherwise.
  • $$$
  • Female Only
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire

Hostelle is the best hostel for solo travellers in Amsterdam… if you’re a lady. Sorry guys, this hostel is strictly gals only! With super fluffy pillows and ultra-comfy beds, girls you’ll never want to leave Hostelle, that’s for sure! It’s also a  safe hostel in Amsterdam for women.

The guest kitchen is a great place to meet your fellow nomadic sistas and in the summer the outdoor terrace is perfect for watching the sunset and the moon rise. Hostelle is one of the coolest hostels in Amsterdam as the interior has been painted by local artists and is impressive, to say the least.

The Bulldog

The Bulldog
Highly-rated, free coffee, chill vibes… The Bulldog is one of the coolest hostels in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Laundry Facilities

The Bulldog has definitely earned its place on the shortlist for best hostels in Amsterdam in 2021; free breakfast, free wifi, no curfew and an on-site bar. Everything is chill.

The Bulldog team promise to let you check in early if it’s possible and if not, you’re welcome to leave your bags in luggage storage and start exploring the city with their free city maps and friendly top traveller tips. The breakfast at the Bulldog is what makes it a top hostel in Amsterdam – there’s always lots of coffee.

A Massive Hostel in Amsterdam – Generator Amsterdam

A Massive Hostel in Amsterdam - Generator Amsterdam
At 500-guest capacity Generator is one of the largest hostels we’ve ever seen… and it’s also beautiful!
  • $$$
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Nightclub On-site

Generator is possibly the biggest hostel in Amsterdam, hosting up to 564 guests at any given moment; you’re bound to make some new friends here. The laid-back raised cafe and outdoor terrace goes a long way in making Generator a highly recommended hostel in Amsterdam.

Another great point about Generator is the collection of Vanmoof bikes they have for rent – assemble your crew and hit the narrow winding streets of the capital city. The laundry room is open 24/7 so you can leave Generator fresh as a daisy.

The White Tulip Hostel

The White Tulip Hostel
A good choice for a budget hostel in Amsterdam, The White Tulip has great food and drink discounts.
  • $
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Free City Walking Tour
  • Tours & Travel Desk

The White Tulip Hostel is a super cosy Amsterdam backpackers hostel right at the heart of the Red Light District. The Irish Pub Slainte can be found beneath the White Tulip Hostel dorms and guests are given a 20% discount on all food and drink.

The White Tulip is a great budget hostel in Amsterdam, especially if you want to get drinking, and they also offer a discount on the ultimate party pub crawl too. Free WiFi, no curfew, and an Irish bar on-site, the White Tulip is a fantastic option.

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Dutchies Hostel

Dutchies Hostel
The street art in Duchies makes for a cool hostel in Amsterdam.
  • $$
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities

If you’re into street art you must visit Dutchies Hostel as the whole place is decorated with graffiti from local artists. The spacious guest kitchen is perfect for travellers who want to cut down on the food spend or for anyone who wants to build on their international recipe collection.

Dutchies Hostel is about 20-minutes away from Schiphol Airport by public transport and the super helpful staff on reception will give you all the info you need about Amsterdam’s public transport.

StayOKAY Amsterdam Stadsoelen

StayOKAY Amsterdam Stadsoelen
StayOKAY’s third property on our list – clearly they’re doing something right!
  • $$
  • Bar & Cafe On-site
  • Pool Table
  • Laundry Facilities

StayOKAY is approved by Hostelling International, instantly making it a great youth hostel in Amsterdam. If you are a Hostelling International or StayOKAY member you get €2.50 discount per night you stay.

If you want to book up entrance tickets as soon as you arrive StayOKAY Stadsoelen is the perfect place too; just head to their tours and travel desk and the staff will help find you the best deal possible. The bar and cafe are little more relaxed than many of the hostel bars in Amsterdam, so if you’re looking for a more chilled out vibe you’ll fit right in at StayOKAY Stadsoelen.

A Hostel Close To Amsterdam’s Central Station – Central Station Hostel

A Hostel Close To Amsterdam's Central Station - Central Station Hostel
Need to be near the train station? Central Station hostel is one of the best located hostels in Amsterdam.
  • $
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels for Hire
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay the night before catching an early train out of Amsterdam, Central Station Hostel is a great option. You can easily walk to Central Station in under 10-minutes, no matter how heavy your bags and if your bags are too bulky, the hostel team will be more than happy to help hail you a taxi.

Central Station Hostel is an alcohol-free hostel so some say it lacks atmosphere but as a friendly budget hostel in Amsterdam, there’s nothing to complain about here.

Hans Brinker Hostel

Hans Brinker Hostel
A cheap hostel in Amsterdam with rich value!
  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar, Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Towels Included

Hans Brinker Hostel is a no-frills, full-fun hostel on Kerkstraat, right around the corner from Leidseplein. The Hans Brinker team pride themselves on the top-notch value for money they offer to their guests; free breakfast and free wifi makes the cheap bed rates even more affordable.

Team this with the funky bar hosting a lively happy hour every night and you’re onto a winner! Hans Brinker is a cheap hostel in Amsterdam with a lot go on!

A Movie-Themed Amsterdam Hostel – Heart of Amsterdam

A Movie-Themed Amsterdam Hostel - Heart of Amsterdam
Movie-themed rooms in Heart of Amsterdam. Sick!
  • $
  • Towels Included
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

What makes Heart of Amsterdam hostel so unique is that each dorm room is designed around a different movie theme. Will you stay in Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or The Godfather?

As one of the cheapest hostels in Amsterdam, you get what you pay for. This is a great budget hostel in Amsterdam with comfy beds and hot showers. The staff are lovely and are on hand 24-hours a day to help out guests should they need it and they do a classic Dutch breakfast for just €5 too!

The Other Christian Amsterdam Hostel – Shelter Jordan

The Other Christian Amsterdam Hostel - Shelter Jordan
If you like sobriety, then Shelter Jordan might be the hostel in Amsterdam for you.
  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cafe & Restaurant On-site
  • Bicycle Hire

If you’re looking for a cosy, friendly and laid back hostel you’ll like Shelter Jordan. This is an alcohol and drug-free hostel but that doesn’t mean there’s no party vibe. Shelter Jordan is run by Christian volunteers but guests of all faiths are invited to stay here.

The Jordan area of Amsterdam is one of the city’s most charming areas. You’ll find plenty of cafes and bars to hang out in and lots of tulips and cheese too! If you’re looking for a safe Amsterdam hostel, you’ll be happy with your choice of Shelter Jordan.

Euphemia Old City

Euphemia Old City
Euphemia rents bikes which is excellent for getting around Amsterdam!
  • $$
  • Vending Machines
  • Tours & Travel Desk
  • Bicycle Hire

Euphemia Hostel is in the heart of the Old City of Amsterdam in the Canal Zone. Although breakfast is not included in the price you can order from the a la carte menu from as little as €3.

Amsterdam is best explored by bicycle and you can rent bikes throughout the day through Euphemia – just ask at the reception desk. The Euphemia lounge is a popular hangout for guests and is open from 8 A.M. until 11 P.M. For a mid-budget hostel in Amsterdam, you’ll come away from Euphemia Hostel with awesome memories and some euros to spare.

FAQ on Amsterdam’s Hostels

In most major cities, you’ll find plenty of hostel options. While it’s great to have lots of variety, having too many options can sometimes be very confusing and overwhelming. We’ve listed up some of the most frequently asked question about the hostels in Amsterdam, so you can book a place with confidence.

What are the best hostels in Amsterdam for solo travellers?

These are the best solo traveller hostels in Amsterdam:

What are the best hostels in Amsterdam for partying?

Party enthusiasts will love these three amazing hostels:

What are the best hostels in Amsterdam central?

Stay in the heart of the city with these amazing Amsterdam hostels:

What are the best hostels in Amsterdam for older travellers?

Check out the best hostels in Amsterdam for older travellers:

Travel Safety Tips for Amsterdam

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More Epic Hostels in Netherland and Europe

Hopefully, by now, you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Amsterdam. If not, then maybe consider an Amsterdam Airbnb?!

If you’re planning to travel further and explore the Netherlands and Europe, check out these awesome hostels:

Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Amsterdam

You’ve got 5 (and a couple more) of the highest reviewed and best hostels in Amsterdam – so which are you going to choose?

Hopefully, with the help of this list, you’ll have a better idea of what it is you are looking for in Amsterdam, so you can book your hostel with confidence.

And remember, if you still can’t decide, we think you can’t go wrong with ClickNOORD.

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