Top Amsterdam Hostels

Amsterdam is a great destination for backpackers! And this list of top hostels in the city is perfect for getting your trip planning started. Whether you're looking to stay on a houseboat-turned-hostel, in a party palace, a planetary-themed hostel, or a place where you can freely smoke inside, this list has something for you. 

01 of 09

The Flying Pig Backpacker's Downtown

Flying Pig Hostel Amsterdam
Flying Pig

Flying Pig Backpacker's Downtown hostel is probably the most famous hostel in Amsterdam, so if you're looking for a stereotypical backpacker experience in the city, this is the place to stay! Flying Pig hostels are known for being clean, safe, and fun for everyone, so it'll be hard to go wrong with a dorm bed here. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €22.85 for a mixed 6-bed dorm;
  • €19.35 for a 14-bed mixed dorm;
  • €16.80 for a 32-bed mixed dorm.
02 of 09

Cocomama Hostel

Cocomama Hostel Amsterdam
Cocomama Hostel

If you like your hostels to be clean and beautiful, Cocomama's is the place to you. This is one of the nicest hostels in the entire city! Set in a former brothel, this luxury hostel is in a central location and packed full of amenities. Some of my favourite are the laundry facilities (so rare in a hostel!) and the cosy movie corner for watching films with new friends.

Helpful information: 

Address: Westeinde 18, 1017 ZP Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €39 for a mixed 4-bed dorm;
  • €29 for a mixed 6-bed dorm;
  • €89 for a private double room.
03 of 09

The Bulldog

Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam
Bulldog Hostel

To immerse yourself in Amsterdam's smoking history, consider staying at the famous Bulldog, which was the very first coffeeshop to have ever opened in the city. Now, you can stay in the Bulldog hotel, which is an especially great option if you'd like to stay within the Red Light District. Dorms are available, as well as plenty of private room options.

Helpful information: 

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, 1012 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €25 for 1 bed in an 8-12 bed mixed dormitory;
  • €92 for 1 person in a Double Room (private room)
04 of 09

The Flying Pig Uptown (Palace)

Flying Pig Uptown Hostel Amsterdam
Flying Pig

If you're looking for a more relaxed vibe at the infamous Flying Pig hostel chain, look into the Flying Pig Uptown, which is close to many of the big museums, like the Van Gogh Museum, is within walking distance to Vondelpark, and is right next to some of the city's coolest markets. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Vossiusstraat 46, 1071 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €15.70 for a bunk in a dorm during low season;
  • €44.90 per person per night for a private room.
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05 of 09

Amsterdam Cribs

Amsterdam Cribs Hostel
Amsterdam Cribs

Amsterdam Cribs is a smoker's paradise! In Amsterdam, the vast majority of hostels and hotels are non-smoking, but at Amsterdam Cribs, you'll be able to freely light up in the comfort of your own room. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Oude Hoogstraat 7, Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €260 a night for a four-bedroom apartment;
06 of 09

Bob's Youth Hostel

Bob's Youth Hostel Amsterdam
Bob's Youth Hostel

Bob's Youth Hostel is a funky spot in Amsterdam that's all about the artwork. For the past few years, travelers who have passed through the hostel have contributed murals to the walls, creating a fun and exciting vibe in the dorms. It's one of the cheapest hostels in Amsterdam, too, so well-worth taking a look at if you're on a tight budget. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • $11.14 a night for a mixed 14-bed dorm with ensuite;
  • $14.47 a night for a mixed 6-bed dorm with ensuite;
  • €66.68 a night for a 4-bed private room with shared bathroom.
07 of 09

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
Stayokay Amsterdam

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is an HI hostel, which means you're guaranteed clean surroundings and modern rooms. This hostel is one of the largest in the city, so if you're there to make friends, it's a great option. If you prefer small, boutique hostels, look elsewhere. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €24.23 a night for mixed 10-bed dorm with breakfast;
  • €28.98 a night for a female 4-bed dorm with breakfast;
  • €65.55 a night for private twin with ensuite and breakfast
08 of 09

Hostelboat Anna Maria II

Hostelboat Anna Maria II
Hostelboat Anna Maria II

If you want to experience Dutch living while you're in Amsterdam, the best way to do so is by staying in a houseboat on one of the many canals! You can do this through Airbnb and pay up to €100/night for the privilege, or you could opt to stay at Hostelboat Anna Maria II, near Waterloo Square, for a quarter of the price. There are 10 cabins in this rustic boat, ranging from sizeable dorms to private rooms. 

Helpful information: 

Address: Oosterdok t/o 4, Pier 4, 1011 Amsterdam.

Example price of their rooms: 

  • €24.00 for a quad room.
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09 of 09

Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam

Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam
Hostel Cosmos

If you're a fan of all things intergalactic, Hostel Cosmos is the place for you! This space-themed hostel is located in a very central area of Amsterdam with Vondelpark within easy walking access. The staff are friendly, the dorm prices are inexpensive, and there's even a hostel cat to keep you company.

Helpful information: 

Address: Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 17, 1012 Amsterdam.

Example prices of their rooms: 

  • €15.00 a night for a mixed 12-bed dorm; 
  • €15.00 a night for a male 6-bed dorm;
  • €25.00 a night for private twin with ensuite

This article has been edited and updated by Lauren Juliff

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