Best Hostels In Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Coming to Amsterdam and try to book a hotel. Forget it, it’s too expensive. If you are budget travellers or backpackers, guesthouse,hostel and inn is the best choice for you to stay in Amsterdam. When it comes to accommodation, hostels in Amsterdam are the best options for stay. They not only provide comfort and relaxation during your stay, but also serve as the best base to explore the capital city.

Amsterdam hostels are made for all kinds of travelers. So, no matter what your budget is, you will find here an accommodation according to your requirement. This website intends to give you a brief on Amsterdam and the accommodation over there.

Best Hostels In Amsterdam 2017

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam, located in Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At Generator Amsterdam, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, convenience store, wheelchair accessible, 24-hour front desk.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Generator Amsterdam is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Amsterdam.

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WOW Amsterdam Hostel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, WOW Amsterdam Hostel is ideally situated in Bos en Lommer; one of the city’s most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At WOW Amsterdam Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find linens, mirror, towels, wooden/parqueted flooring, internet access – wireless (complimentary). Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the garden, games room. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the WOW Amsterdam Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Amsterdam.

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Princess Hostel Amsterdam

If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Amsterdam, look no further than Princess Hostel Amsterdam. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city’s numerous attractions such as Marqt – Farmers Market, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Vondel Church.

Princess Hostel Amsterdam offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, safety deposit boxes, vending machine.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include locker, wooden/parqueted flooring, heating, blackout curtains, shared bathroom, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Princess Hostel Amsterdam is an excellent choice for your stay in Amsterdam.

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Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg

This design hostel Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg shares its building with a cinema and theater and is situated in a former school in the Zeeburg district. You have easy access to Dam Square. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole building. Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg offers spacious rooms with disability and dormitories with disability access and their own bathroom.

Please note that you need to bring your own towels. You can also buy them at the reception against a small charge. Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg has a bar-brasserie, a restaurant and a summer terrace. Guests can enjoy breakfast at the accommodation against a surcharge. Furthermore, there is a bike rental service, bike storage, a playground for kids and a laundry service. The historic centre is less than 15 minutes away by bike. You can also take a 1-minute walk to the Zeeburgerdijk tram stop which offers direct access to Amsterdam Central Station.

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Budget Hostel Sphinx

Budget Hostel Sphinx offers simply-furnished rooms in Amsterdam, only 350 metres from the Heineken Experience. Guests benefit from a 24-hour front desk, a ticket service and vending machine with drinks in the lobby. Each of the rooms at Budget Hostel Sphinx has cable TV. Some of the rooms have private bathroom facilities. Other rooms have access to 4 showers and 6 toilets in the hall, all shared. Guests can make use of a free computer terminal in the lobby and free Wi-Fi in all public areas. Lockers and luggage storage are available at the reception. The Weteringcircuit tram stop is 180 metres from the hotel and offers direct links to Amsterdam Central Railway Station and the RAI Conference Centre in 15 minutes. Sphinx Hostel is less than a 10-minute walk from Museum Square.

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Amigo Budget Hostel

Amigo Budget Hotel offers private and shared rooms on the lively Linnaeusstraat. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Pretoriusstraat tram and bus stop is less than 2 minutes’ walk away. Each of the rooms has access to a shared bathroom. Bustling Rembrandt Square is just a 15-minute tram ride from the hotel, while Leidse Square is 20 minutes’ by tram. Muiderpoort Station is an 8-minute walk, and links to Amsterdam Central Station. Oosterpark is 10 minutes’ walk from Amigo Budget Hotel. The bright rooms have wooden floors and large windows. Each is fitted with heating and a safety deposit box. The shared bathrooms are decorated with modern tiles and have a shower.

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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam is located in the heart of the Vondelpark and offers a view on the green surroundings. The Van Gogh Museum is an 8-minute walk away. The accommodation includes free WiFi access throughout the whole building. The hostel offers bunk beds in shared dormitories as well as private rooms. The dormitories have a bathroom and lockable cupboards.

Guests can buy locks at the reception or bring their own. Lockers are available at EUR 0.20 per hour or EUR 2 per 24 hours. Breakfast is available in the morning for a surcharge. At the end of a busy day, guests can relax and have a drink or snack in Brasserie Bite & Drink. The lively Leidse Square is situated a 5-minute walk away and offers plenty of bars and restaurants. Trams 1, 2 and 5 at Leidse Square offer direct access to Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. Guests can explore the surroundings by bicycle as Stayokay Vondelpark provides a rental service.

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Budget Hostel Heart of Amsterdam

This renovated hostel is located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, a 5-minute walk from Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. Each room has a special movie theme. You can sleep in a room with Pulp Fiction , American Beauty or Kill Bill decorations. Each room has free Wi-Fi. There is also a free internet station and there is a 24-hour reception. Heart of Amsterdam is located a 15-minute walk from the Anne Frank House. The Dam Square tram stop offers quick access to the Museumplein and the South of Amsterdam.

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Budget Hostel Bargain Toko

Budget Hostel Bargain Toko offers basic budget accommodation in a quiet residential area, 750 metres from Henk Sneevlietweg Metro Station. It includes free Wi-Fi, a snack bar and a garden with a terrace. Each of the rooms at Toko come with heating and carpeted floors and access to a private bathroom and toilet. The A10 motorway is less than 100 metres away. Hostel Bargain Toko is a 10-minute drive from both Schiphol Airport and the Amsterdamse Bos. Westlandgracht tram stop is 500 metres away and offers direct links to Museum Square within 25 minutes.

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Amsterdam Hostel Uptown

Less than 200 metres from Leidseplein, Amsterdam Hostel Uptown benefits from free Wi-Fi and a terrace. The Museum Square with the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum is within a 10-minute walk. Each rooms includes a private bathroom. The 24-hour front desk at Amsterdam Hostel Uptown is multilingual and provides you with the necessary info to explore the city. The main shopping street the Kalverstraat, is 15 minutes by foot. Other shopping streets are located in the direct surroundings. The Anne Frank House is 1.5 km away. From Leidseplein it is a 10-minute tram ride to Central Station.

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About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With more than one million inhabitants in its urban area, it is the country’s largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative centre.

Amsterdam derives its name from the city’s origin as “Dam” of river “Amstel”. In the past, the name was “Amstelredamme” which later changed as “Amsterdam”. Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, attracting over 7 million international travellers annually.

Amsterdam is colloquially known as Venice of the North because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something for every traveller’s taste here; whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying, or just the relaxing charm of an old European city.

Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important trading centres in the world during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, with the first stock exchange and the joint ventures that gave birth to modern day Capitalism. The city’s small medieval centre rapidly expanded as the Jordaan and the Canal Belt neighbourhoods were constructed; the latter’s cultural significance was acknowledged when it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded in all directions, with many new neighbourhoods and suburbs designed in modernist styles.

Amsterdam is not the seat of the government, which is in The Hague. It has always been a city that attracted many people from outside its borders. Nowadays it’s the city with the most different nationalities in the world (178 in 2010). The city has an informal atmosphere unlike other capital cities its size. In fact, Amsterdam has a history of non-conformism, tolerance and progressivism, all of which come together in its liberal policies concerning cannabis and prostitution. Other attractions include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Flower Market, Albert Cuyp Market, and the Vondelpark.

Amsterdam has one of the most extensive historic city centres in Europe, with about 7,000 registered historic buildings. The street pattern has been largely unchanged since the 19th century — there was no major bombing during World War II. The centre consists of 90 islands linked by 400 bridges, some of which are attractively floodlit at night.

The inner part of the city centre, the Old Centre, dates from medieval times. The oldest streets are the Warmoesstraat and the Zeedijk located in the Nieuwmarkt area of the Old Centre. As buildings were made of wood in the Middle Ages, few buildings from the period have survived. Exceptions are two medieval wooden houses at Begijnhof 34 and Zeedijk 1. Other old houses are Warmoesstraat 83 (built around 1400), Warmoesstraat 5 (around 1500) and Begijnhof 2-3 (around 1425). The Begijnhof is a late-medieval enclosed courtyard with the houses of beguines, Roman Catholic women living in a semi-religious community. Beguines are found in Northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and north-western Germany. Number 34 Begijnhof is the oldest house in Amsterdam. Entry to the courtyard and surrounding gardens is free, but be careful not to disturb the community living here.

One of the most prominent features is the Canal Ring, a concentric ring of canals built in the 17th century. The merchant-based oligarchy that ruled the trading city of Amsterdam built canal houses and mansions in the most prestigious locations here, especially along the main canals. Typical of the area are the traditional white draw bridges. The best example has to be the Magere Brug in the Canal Ring, which is over 300 years old and practically in its original state. It is a beautiful place to view the river and take in some traditional Dutch architecture.

The Jordaan was built around 1650 along with the Canal Ring, but not for the wealthy merchants. For a long time it was considered the lower class area of Amsterdam, and included some notorious slums. The name probably derives from the nickname ‘Jordan’ for the Prinsengracht. Apart from a few wider canals, the streets are narrow, in an incomplete grid pattern (as the grid followed the lines of the former polders located here in medieval times). This district is the best example of “gentrification” in the Netherlands, as recently it has been turned into a fashionable shopping district.

There are several large warehouses built originally with specific roles in mind. The biggest is the Admirality Arsenal (1656-1657), now the Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) at Kattenburgerplein. Others include the former turf warehouses (1550) along the Nes, now the municipal pawn office; a similar warehouse at Waterlooplein 69-75 (Arsenaal, 1610), now an architectural academy, and the warehouse of the West India Company (1642) at the corner of Prins Hendrikkade and ‘s-Gravenhekje. The city office for architectural heritage, BMA, has an excellent online introduction to the architectural history and the types of historical buildings available. The website includes a cycle route along important examples. There are also several warehouse galleries in Amsterdam Noord, including Nieuw Dakota, a young gallery space for contemporary art.

Windmills were not built in urban areas, since the surrounding buildings obstructed the wind too much. The Amsterdam windmills were all originally outside its city walls. There are a total of eight windmills in Amsterdam, and most of them are in West. However, the best one to visit is De Gooyer, which is not far from the city centre, and is used as a brewery open to visitors. The only windmill fully open to the public is the Molen van Sloten in Sloten, a former village now part of West.

 

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