Best Hostels in Amsterdam

Discover the best hostels in Amsterdam. Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam's treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops, and hyper-creative drinking, dining, and design scenes.

Best hostel in Amsterdam: ClinkNOORD


Set in a converted laboratory dating from the 1920s, this hip, modern hostel is decorated with works of art. It's a 5-minute walk from a ferry station, and 2 km from Dam Square and the Anne Frank House. Free walking tours are available. A vibrant multi-level communal area features sofas, a library, and a pool table. A lively bar hosts live music performances and quiz nights, and there's a laid-back cafe and a guest kitchen.

Rating: 4.5Reviews: 5806


This funky, contemporary hostel is a minute's walk from the nearest tram stop, 8 minutes' walk from the Heineken Experience brewery museum and 13 minutes' walk from fine art at the Rijksmuseum.

Rating: 4.5Reviews: 5901
Best hostel in Amsterdam: Ecomama


Ecomama allows joyful, conscious living in the heart of Amsterdam. It's the right combination of the cosiness of a community, the luxury of a hotel and the meaningfulness of a social business. There's plenty of communal space to get inspired, dream, meet, share & connect. With a living room, fully equipped kitchen, communal table, indoor swinging chairs and the tepee-tent (perfect for movie nights) the place is yours during your stay. Mama does green and conscious in a way that makes sense. It's about sharing and making conscious decisions in everyday life that will lead us to a more sustainable world. Some of our facilities include book exchange, movie lounge, fully equipped kitchen, bike rental and so on. On top of that, there's THE FIX - serving Coffee and drinks from Thursdays until Sundays.

Rating: 4.4Reviews: 517
Best hostel in Amsterdam: Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam is a design hotel-hostel located in the heart of the city, overlooking Oosterpark. Guests can choose from shared dorms to private rooms, offering something for everyone. Housed in the former zoological university, Generator Amsterdam has transformed the original space creating an auditorium bar, library and basement nightclub. Complete with 24-hour reception, free wifi, cafe and bikes available for hire, Generator is a fun and local choice in Amsterdam.

Rating: 4.2Reviews: 2721

Tips for Choosing the Best Hostels in Amsterdam

When selecting a hostel in Amsterdam, consider its location, amenities, and reviews. Proximity to popular landmarks, accessibility to transportation, and safety are crucial. Amenities like free Wi-Fi, lockers, and communal kitchens can enhance your stay.

Always read recent reviews. Fellow travelers can provide insights that you won't find on a hostel's website. Lastly, ensure that the hostel aligns with your travel goals. Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat or a bustling social scene, Amsterdam has a hostel for every traveler.