Best Amsterdam hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Amsterdam hostel

There are plenty of hostels in Amsterdam to suit the needs of most travelers. Consider the Flying Pig Beach Hostel, located at Noordvijk Beach; the Flying Pig Downtown near Amsterdam Central Station; and the Flying Pig Uptown in the cultural heart of the city. All three offer mixed dormitories, private rooms, secured lockers, and a lively social scene. Alternatively, Shelter City is an alcohol-free establishment with two locations: Shelter Jordan near the Anne Frank House, and Shelter City, close to the New Market.
Couples can marvel at the novelty of Amsterdam Hotelboat, which is near the Central Train Station. But with limited rooms and high demand, this can be a pricey option, though certainly worth a look. The Amsterdam Hotelboat serves breakfast amid awesome views, and there is a bike rental place nearby, ideal for exploring the sights on land. Another good option for couples is Cocomama, located within walking distance of Heineken Experience in the downtown area and complete with a private garden and kitchen, if you wish to prepare your own meals. St. Christopher at the Winston is also recommended.
For those who wish to make the most of a tight budget, Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is a hostel in Amsterdam that is a highly rated option in the heart of the city. It is located within easy reach of the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, a perfect setting if you are traveling with a few friends. Options include same-sex or mixed rooms with private bathrooms, lockers to safeguard your valuables, and an onsite laundromat to take care of your limited wardrobe. There, you can enjoy happy hour at the bar, or head down to Leidseplein Square, where a vibrant nightlife awaits.
At Train Lodge Amsterdam, converted cars provide sleeping accommodations for guests, complete with a terrace and a bistro car for dining. It’s located near Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station in the city center. This hostel even offers a car with over 30 beds for large groups (school trips, reunions) who prefer the convenience of bunking together. Another creative hostel in Amsterdam is Clinknoord, a former laboratory close to the IJ River that still has many of the original structural features. The Clinknoord offers an onsite laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and 24h reception.

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