Stay in a hostel in central Amsterdam

Hostels are great places to meet fellow travellers and swap stories while keeping an eye on your budget. Many of Amsterdam’s hostels are centrally located, making them a great vantage point from which to discover the city’s museums and sights, embark on a shopping tour, spend an afternoon in a park, go for dinner and drinks or simply stroll along the canals and through the streets of beautiful neighbourhoods such as the Jordaan or De Pijp

Affordable Amsterdam hostels

Despite the name, many hostels are now open to guests of all ages. In addition to shared dormitories, some of the hostels offer smaller family or private rooms at very attractive rates, plus there are even ‘boutique hostel’ options.

Explore Amsterdam on a budget

Amsterdam offers many great attractions and activities that don’t cost the world – or are even entirely free! Particularly in spring and summer, there are numerous free festivals and events, such as King’s Day, Gay Pride and the Grachtenfestival. In the winter, the free Amsterdam Light Festival is a must-see. The Vondelpark has an open-air theatre with free concerts and performances in summer, and throughout the year, there are free lunch-time concerts in the grand Concertgebouw and the striking Muziekgebouw as well as jazz sessions at Bimhuis and other locations. In short, Amsterdam is an eldorado for the budget-conscious traveller! Are you one? Then you can browse some of Amsterdam’s best youth hostels below, or book your room directly through our online reservation system.