Amsterdam is filled with sights and attractions, from the Red Light District to Anne Frank’s house, that it’s no wonder that people travel from all over the world just to see them.
Travel on the famous canals and walk the streets where great artists lived, or even rent a bicycle and experience life as a local. With clean, modern rooms, these are the best hostels in Amsterdam under $50 a night, which will really let you maximize your budget and enjoy Amsterdam in style!
10. StayOk Amsterdam Vondelpark
This best hostel in Amsterdam if you are looking for both a cultural and a social experience: it’s close enough to the action but not too close as to sacrifice your sleep!
The colorful, comfortable rooms are set in an old chalet building overlooking Vondelpark. There is a lively bar, serving food and bargain happy hour deals, as well as a game room and even bicycle storage.
At this clean and central hostel in Amsterdam, you can stroll along to the Van Gogh museum during the day before heading out to the famous Leidseplein for a night out at some of Amsterdam’s best clubs, which is just around the corner.MORE INFO
9. WoW Amsterdam
This modern hostel in the west part of Amsterdam has a creative feel and contemporary decor.
The hostel dorm rooms come in a range of sizes and all have bunk beds and private lockers. Free wifi is available everywhere throughout WoW Amsterdam, so you can easily stay connected. There is a large cafeteria area, where you can grab breakfast or make a sandwich.
This clean budget friendly hostel in Amsterdam is great for visiting the sights of the city and, for an authentic experience, you can even cycle straight into the center of Amsterdam.
There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby, as well as a local market and supermarket.MORE INFO
8. StayOk Amsterdam Zeeburg
If you’re looking for a one of the cheapest hostels in Amsterdam, then you can’t get much better than this.
Formerly an old schoolhouse, StayOk Amsterdam hostel offers comfortable accommodation with stylish designer decor. The dorm rooms all have their own private bathrooms and the beds all feature their own reading light and electric socket.
There is a cozy but contemporary bar and lounge area – great for meeting fellow travelers! You can catch a tram to all the city’s sights or take a tour along the canal. You can even rent a bicycle from the reception to start exploring Amsterdam on your own!MORE INFO
7. Shelter City
This Christian hostel is located right in the heart of old Amsterdam and close to everything!
There are a range of dorm room sizes, from 2 to 16 beds, with some having private bathrooms, and there’s a cute garden where you can chill out.
With it being a religious hostel, there is a strict no drug or alcohol policy. Shelter City Amsterdam hostel organizes fun, free dinner nights and the reception can also arrange discount canal cruises and attraction tickets.
This is one of the best hostels in Amsterdam, and is walking distance from Amsterdam’s main sights, with the New Market on its doorstep. The Rembrandt Museum and the Red Light District are also close by.MORE INFO
6. Meininger Amsterdam City West
Meininger Amsterdam City West is a budget friendly hostel that provides stylish accommodation, just a 5 minute train or tram ride from the center of the Old Town.
This hostel offers clean dorm rooms, with contemporary furnishings and modern facilities. The 5 or 7 bed dorms each have their own bathrooms and TVs, as well as free wifi!
This is one of the few hostels in Amsterdam with private room options, you can choose single and double hotel rooms instead of hostel type dorms, but they’re not as budget friendly.
There is plenty of space to relax, with a game room and a bar; plus, you can also chill out in the large, creatively designed lobby. There’s also a kitchen for rustling up meals or snacks, as well as a washer and dryer.MORE INFO