13 Best Budget Hostels & Hotels in Amsterdam ( Updated July 2023)

Amsterdam can be silly expensive, so following last year’s guide to some of our favourite stylish budget places to stay in Amsterdam we’ve compiled for you the 13 best cheap hostels and hotels in Amsterdam. As with everything that comes cheap in life, we advise not to have too high expectation- if you are looking for just a cheap bed to sleep in for the night and a roof over your head, these hostels and hotels will be perfect for you. To help your Euros stretch further, do checkout our locals guide to Amsterdam, the best cheap eats in Amsterdam plus this excellent new guide from local Frankie Bird on her top 100 free things to do in Amsterdam


1. Via Amsterdam!

Via Amsterdam! is unique and creatively designed budget hostel / hotel with tons of great facilities and is one of the most affordable hostels in Amsterdam at the moment. The 90’s theme, inspired by the building’s history and location within a business park, adds a fun and nostalgic touch.  The hostel is located on the border of Amsterdam and Diemen and has a metro station, Venserpolder , just a 7-minute walk away. From there it is just a 10 minute metro ride away into Amsterdam centre and 15 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station .

Via Amsterdam 8 Bed dorm

Dorms here come with integrated plugs and USB portals and numbered lockers for storage.

Via Amsterdam 4 bed dorm

The private rooms at Via Amsterdam are bright, minimalist with premium mattresses ensuring a good night’s sleep, while the bedside lamps are made from old Bakelite phones in keeping with the hostel’s retro decor.

The hostels has an onsite bar/restaurant called The Dude, a nod to Jeff Bridges’ character in the 90’s film “The Big Lebowski.’ Meals here range from hamburgers and healthy poke bowls to hot dogs and falafel salads. The hostel offers a basic but decent continental breakfast is offered for €6.50.

Price per bed: Rooms start from €35 for a bed in a 8 bed mixed dorm, €40 for a bed in a 4 bed female dorm and €100 for a private room, booking via Hostelworld.com ( Currently this is one of the cheapest and best rated hostels in Amsterdam )

2. Stayokay Amsterdam Oost ( Zeeburg )

One of the advantages of staying at the brand new Stayokay Amsterdam Oost ( Zeeburg ) is the fab location in the upcoming Amsterdam Oost, an ethnically diverse district, famed for its wide streets lined by stunning 19th-century buildings. There is a bunch of cool bars and local breweries like Brouwerij ‘t IJ ( beside a windmill ) where you can sample fab organic blonde & dark beer. There is also the excellent Tropenmuseum if you would like to enjoy some art plus the famous Artis zoo is just a 10 minute ride from the hostel. The city centre is a 15-minute bike ride from the city.

Located in an old 20th-century schoolhouse, the recently renovated hostel features a good mix of shared and private room, all very spacious with an ensuite facilities. There is a bar and cafe onsite called the 5th which is a popular draw for both locals and tourists. There is a daily breakfast buffet for €7 which includes freshly squeezed juice.

Price per bed: Starts from €20 per night in a dorm booked via Booking.com Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, bed linen, a launderette, bike shelter, tourist info and electronic door locks, lockers, and safes.


3. Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoel

Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoel

Backpackers love staying at this quiet hostel thanks to its complimentary breakfast, friendly staff, nice onsite bar and also the location: the property faces the canal on either side and is within walking distance of tourist hotspots like the Royal Palace,  Waterloo Square, and the Red Light District. Beds are ok but in terms of price/value, this is a good option for Amsterdam

Price Per Bed: Starts at €23.25/night Book via Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, bed linen, a launderette, bike shelter, tourist info and electronic door locks, lockers, and safes.


4. Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

Kerkstraat 136-138, 1017 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

Hans Brinker markets themselves as apparently ‘the worst hotel in the world’ but delivers the basics for an ideal cheap break in Amsterdam. This is a hostel for party animals and enjoys a great location (majority of the galleries and libraries are located at a five-minute walk from the hostel ) near Leidseplein, the city’s dynamic hangout spot. The beds are clean but basic, there is a complimentary breakfast plus Happy Hour between 5 and 6pm where you can enjoy some of the cheapest beers in town. The other star feature is their underground club which stays open till wee hours in the morning.

Price Per Bed: Starts from €23.50/night Book Via Booking.com or  Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free Breakfast, free Linen including towels and free WiFi

Covid safety regulations

Social distancing in place

Groups should be checked in by the person who made the reservation. The rest of the group will be asked to wait outside or go to the bar area, if possible.

Disinfectant stations have been placed throughout the hostel and are accessible for guests.

They prefer card payment over cash payment.

5. Dutchies Hostel, Amsterdam

Sara Burgerhartstraat 21a, 1055 KV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutchies Hostel Amsterdam

If you’re looking for a quiet but social hostel then this graffiti-covered, contemporary hostel is the perfect choice for you.Established on the ground floor of a structure with student residences, it provides good transportation connectivity through buses, trams, and metro. The rooms are spacious, comfy and well-furnished. Please note, in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Price Per Bed: Starts from €26.59/night Book via Booking.com or Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free linen, free WIFI, free luggage storage, free city maps, free lockers, and locks.


6. Meininger Amsterdam City West

Orlyplein 1 – 67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands

This hotel is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful stay, Meininger is situated in close proximity to the Sloterdijk Railway Station which is just a 6 minute ride from Amsterdam Central Station ( trains run till late). Schiphol Airport is just a 11 minute ride away. The interiors of the place reflect Old Master-style art. As is standard  with most Meininger hotels there’s a games area with pool and table football, a fully equipped kitchen plus also a washing machine and dryer.  Staff are friendly and helpful. There’s a small bar in the lobby, perfect for  putting up your feet in the lobby with a cold beer after a long day of meandering along the canals of Amsterdam.

Price Per Bed: Starts from €17.85/night via Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free WiFi

Covid safety: Upon arrival at all of our locations, the hostel kindly ask guests to respect the health and safety measures as established by global and local health authorities, such as: Avoid shaking hands. Keep distance of 1,5 m to other people. Wash hands with soap frequently. Rooms can be cleaned on request and check in, checkout is contactless plus there is a grab and go breakfast.

7. Hostelle- Amsterdam’s first female only hostel

Hostelle is Amsterdam’s first female only hostel with the primary aim of creating a safe yet fun space for female solo travellers and groups to enjoy Amsterdam. The hostel is located in Zuidoost district which is home to people from all parts of the world and this reflects in the diverse range of places to eat here. So if you are foodie, this neighbourhood is perfect. The hostel is a 15 minute metro ride away from Central Station. The hostel itself as a homey down to eatyn atmosphere. Staff are super friendly and helpful, You have a choice of shared dorms ranging from 4, 8 and 10 bed dorms. Every bed in the dorm comes with its own shelf and a free locker for guests to store their valuables. Linen is included in the room price and a reading light is supplied upon request to guests. 

Amenities: 24 Hour Reception, Self Catering facilities, Bicycle Hire, Laundry Facilities, Luggage Storage & Towels for hire

Price per bed: Dorms from €18 booked via Hostelworld

8. Flying Pig Beach Hostel/ Flying Pig Uptown/ Flying Pig Downtown

Parallel Boulevard 208, 2202 HT Noordwijk, Netherlands

flying pig hostel amsterdam

Experience the real hustle and bustle of Amsterdam at the Flying Pig hostels. The three youth hostels are world famous for their relaxed atmosphere in true Amsterdam style.

The Flying Pig Downtown hostel, for example, is the place to party. Located in the city center, this 18th century building has been transformed into one of the best party spots in all of Amsterdam.

The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel, on the other hand, is situated right in the heart of the city and caters to you the luxury of a plethora of clubs, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and bars in Amsterdam.

Last but not the least, If you are looking to party by the beach, then The Flying Pig Noordwijk is simply the one for you. Located merely 50 meter away from the beautiful coastline, this hostel is also an excellent alternative for backpackers who want to see more of the Netherlands than just Amsterdam.

Price Per Bed: €41.80/night

Amenities: Free Breakfast, Linen, Free WiFi and Free City Maps


9. The Bulldog

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Bulldog


Location. Location. Location. Wake up in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with the some of the most stunning views of the city’s dreamy canals from its rooftop terrace. multilingual staff, 24 hours access, free WIFI, on site security, lockers and bag storage plus a social atmosphere that makes this hostel a popular choice amongst backpackers. A great option for the party lovers, the hostel’s lively Lounge Bar invites you for unlimited drinks, laughs and FUN.

Price Per Bed: €30/night

Amenities: Free Wifi, Free Towels


10. ClinkNOORD

Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV Amsterdam, Netherlands


Treat yourself to a memorable stay at this Creative Dutch-styled Hostel in Amsterdam Noord, one of the city’s most creative and culturally vibrant areas. With its Dutch-style interiors and chilled out friendly vibe, this hostel is perfect for those who are looking for a perfect blend of a hostel and a hotel.

Various features make this a really cool hostel. Friendly staff. Love the interior design and features like the stained glass windows, the library and the atrium. Their in-house ZincBAR with an affordable food menu is a winner. Plus you have the really cool location in the hip and upcoming district of Amsterdam Noord. Atmosphere can be lacking at times which is the one area they need to work on more. Otherwise this is a pretty cool hostel and great value for its location.

Price Per Bed: Starts from €20/night

Amenities: Library, free Wi-Fi, in-house bar, affordable café, self-catering kitchen, luggage lockers.


11. Pension De Laurier

Eerste Laurierdwarsstraat 52, 1016 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Located in a historic little building in the Jordaan area, rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor, Pension De Laurier is one of Amsterdam’s best value stays for those looking for a bit of privacy and also with a good location. The rooms here are clean and cosy with everything you need, kettle, WiFi, hairdryer, hot shower, heating, TV plus added bonus of a fridge.  The hostel provides close access to the number of tourist hot-spots such as the Anne Frank House, Royal Palace, Historical Museum and Madame Tussaud.

Price Per Room: Starts from €75/night via Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free WiFi, Free Linen, and Free Towels


12. Hotel Jupiter

Tweede Helmersstraat 14, 1054 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands


Come visit Amsterdam, and enjoy the services of this small yet convenient hotel. Housed in a historical building built in the beginning of 19th century; this hotel is perfect for couples who want to be left undisturbed. Masterly-crafted in the middle of the silent street, this small three-star property is convenience complimented by ease.

P.S. You will definitely fall in love with its continental breakfast which is loaded with a wide variety of Breads, Meat, Cheese, Sweets, Fruits, salad and more.

Price Per Room: Starts from €64/night booking via Hostelworld.com

Amenities: Free City Maps and Free WiFi


13. Frida Badoux B&B

Sijsjesstraat 2, 1021 CW Amsterdam, Netherlands


Frida Badoux B&B is located next to Beurs van Berlage in the hip upcoming neighbourhood of Amsterdam Noord. Hostess Frida is warm and helpful and the rooms here are bright and cheerful. You have the added bonus of a free excellent breakfast and the location is fantastic just a short ferry ride from Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Price Per Room: Starts from €75/night via Booking.com

Amenities: Free parking, Breakfast, Free WiFi, and non-smoking rooms







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