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The 10 Best Hostels in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Some of the best backpacker spots in Amsterdam

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Via Amsterdam 3 stars

Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam

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 concept of this Hostel ist very unique. It has everything you need from rental bikes, close metro and night bus station, chill areas and pool table, cinema, shared kitchen, laundry room and throughout the day a loaded bar and restaurant. They organise as well something everyday like beer pong, painting classes, karaoke, movie nights and sometimes guided city tours. The staff was friendly and helpful with information about the city and transport, basically whatever you need.

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8.1
Very good
8,491 reviews

Shelter City Christian Hostel

Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam

Boasting a garden, Shelter City Christian Hostel is set in Amsterdam in the Noord-Holland region, less than 1 km from Basilica of St. Nicholas and a 14-minute walk from Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. The property is situated 1.2 km from Beurs van Berlage, 1.3 km from Dam Square and 2.5 km from Rembrandt House. The hostel offers a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available. The stay at Shelter City hostel was really good. I am more than satisfied with the facilties and staff. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are regularly cleaned. Food at the cafe is top notch. I would highly recommend this place. And I would stay here again if I visit Amsterdam.

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8.2
Very good
2,703 reviews

Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel

Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam

Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel in Amsterdam provides adults-only accommodation with a garden and a terrace. Located around 600 metres from Anne Frank House, the hostel with free WiFi is also 1.2 km away from Royal Palace Amsterdam. The accommodation features evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. Good location. 20-30 min walk to all interesting points.

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8.2
Very good
1,407 reviews

Hostelle - female only hostel

Zuidoost, Amsterdam

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. Their website gave a good direction leading to the hotel. I find it very easy to locate. Amsterdam central is few minutes from the area taking the train. Staff are very accommodating and helpful.

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8.7
Fabulous
4,199 reviews

Generator Amsterdam 3 stars

Oost, Amsterdam

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. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Beautiful atmosphere. Convenient location. Friendly staff. Wonderful guests.

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8
Very good
4,879 reviews

Dutchies Hostel

Bos en Lommer, Amsterdam

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Dutchies Hostel offers accommodation in Amsterdam. The centre is a 15-minute tram ride away.

Anne Frank House is 2.7 km from Dutchies Hostel, while Vondelpark is 3.1 km away. Central Station is a 20-minute bus ride from Dutchies Hostel and Museum District can be reached within 20 minutes. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 10 km from Dutchies Hostel. Parking is available on site and costs EUR 10.00 per day. Clean, organized, good atmosphere.

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8.4
Very good
2,969 reviews

Train Lodge Amsterdam

Westpoort, Amsterdam

Train Lodge Amsterdam is located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station. Train lodge is a unique hostel with shared and private accommodation, an on-site bar, a sunny terrace and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The train Lodge concept is great. Even though it's a little far off from the centre (about 4-5km) it's a good change after you've been in the centre. Amsterdam Sloterdijk bus/flixbus/tram/train station is right next to the hostel with direct transport to all important locations in Amsterdam. Rooms, bathrooms and toilets were absolutely clean. Helpful staff.

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8.2
Very good
1,993 reviews

ClinkNOORD Hostel

Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam

ClinkNOORD is situated in the culturally vibrant Amsterdam Noord area, just across the IJ River and about 10 minutes from the back of Amsterdam Centraal Station. The short ferry ride is free and runs 24/7. ClinkNOORD Hostel offers dormitory accommodation, private rooms, free Wi-Fi and a laid-back atmosphere. The building, the rooms, the laundry, the people. Evetirthing was incredibly.

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8.7
Fabulous
5,687 reviews

The Flying Pig Uptown

Oud Zuid, Amsterdam

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.

Most of the dormitory rooms come with bunk beds and shared shower and toilet facilities. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom. The flying pig has an amazing atmosphere.

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8.2
Very good
1,793 reviews

The Flying Pig Downtown

Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam

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. Great place, clean & central

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8.3
Very good
2,089 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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