best hostels in Amsterdam

10 Best Hostels in Amsterdam for SOLO Travelers, Party OR Chill 2023

Amsterdam is one of the most traveled cities in the world. Amsterdam holds an appeal for everyone – gabled architecture and treasure-packed museums for history and art lovers, vintage-filled shops for new-age travelers, and plenty of free-spirited drinking and dining scenes to appeal to revelers!

When in Amsterdam, be sure to stay at one of these budget hostels and save your money for other things.

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Best hostel in Amsterdam for Solo Travelers

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.7) Map Starts at ($23) for 14 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

ClinkNOORD is located in Amsterdam Noord, a culturally vibrant and bustling area that is a mere 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. Full of modern Dutch-style interiors, ClinkNOORD has a causal, friendly, and laid-back atmosphere.

This hostel offers both private rooms and dormitory accommodation. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the building. A great plus point is a value-for-money all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at EUR 6.90. Housed in what was once a beautiful 1920s laboratory building, this hostel maintains its original décor, including a fabulous stained glass window.

There are plenty of social spaces, including a library, a spacious atrium, a bar, and a café. You can hold events and meetings at this hostel, using their private catering for the purpose.

BUNK Hotel Amsterdam

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.4) Map Starts at ($129) for a pod

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

If you’re looking to stay somewhere unique, you will find it in Amsterdam Noord. With its smart private pods, BUNK is an affordable compromise between a hotel and a hostel. What’s more, it’s nestled in a monumental church, which has been re-designed to meet the standards of a modern traveler.

Apart from comfortable beds and a quirky design, it features a terrace, a restaurant, and a bar. Breakfast is not included in the price. However, for extra 15 euros, you can enjoy their à la carte menu with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.

To move around the city, you can make use of the hotel’s bike hire. You can also reach the city center via a free ferry. Arrived by car? BUNK has you covered – there is private parking right outside of the hotel.

The Bulldog

HostelWorld (*9.1) Map Starts at ($34) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

The Bulldog is one of Amsterdam’s best hostels. It’s located within steps of the Red Light District and Dam Square. You cannot host stag or hen dos over there, but this hostel and its bar are fun and lively.

Your trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a stay at this lovely canal-side hostel. It has free Wi-Fi, multilingual staff, on-site security, lockers, and bag storage, everything you can expect from a good hostel.

Its location is perfect – you can walk to all points of interest in Amsterdam from it. The icing is the lovely rooftop terrace, with great views of the Oude Kerk. The local is so beautiful, it’s well worth obtaining the Schengen Tourist Visa just for that.

Flying Pig Downtown Hostel Amsterdam

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.3) Map Starts at ($29) for 32 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

Are you looking for a party hostel? Well, then the awesome Flying Pig Downtown hostel which is located in the City Centre next to Amsterdam Central Station, Dam Square, The Anne Frank House, and the bustling Red Light District, is the ideal place for party animals. This place offers everything for party animals.

The unique hostel has a 24-hour reception, allowing you to party as late as you want. If you are a shopping freak, then this hostel would be perfect for you. How? Simply because it is located near the famous shopping street. Furthermore, this extraordinary hostel provides you with free breakfast which is very delicious.

In addition, the hostel has an indoor smoking area.

The rooms of this outstanding hostel are quite amazing. The place has mixed rooms, plus double and twin rooms for duos who are after a bit of privacy. And some of them even come with en-suites. Moreover, the hostel also offers female-only dorms; they are really amazing and perfect for the privacy of the females. All the rooms and dorms are equipped with modern decor, and furniture, and have attached bathrooms.

The facilities/services of this wonderful hostel include free Wi-Fi, linens, an elevator, a reading light, cable tv, key card access, security lockers, a common room, an outdoor terrace, self-catering facilities, 24-hour security, luggage storage, towels for hire, bar, cafe, and pool table.

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

HostelWorld (*9) (*8.5) Map Starts at ($32) for 20 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

This hostel is located close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Leidseplein nightlife hotspot, and Rijksmuseum. It is situated in the middle of Amsterdam’s famous Vondelpark, with Van Gogh Museum close by. The Leidseplein, with its bustling nightlife and its clubs such as Melkweg, Jimmy Woo, and Paradiso are but a short distance away.

It overlooks Vondelpark as well. This hostel offers a nice mix of international visitors. Their Dutch breakfast has been very well received by the reviewers, with its cheeses, eggs, meats, and more.


HostelWorld (*9) (*8.3) Map Starts at ($49) for 12 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (August)

Whether you’re visiting Amsterdam on your own, as a couple, or with your friends, this hostel is ready to accommodate the needs of all of you.

It offers 8 different room types, including regular dorms, ladies-only dorms, private suites, or friends’ twins. Moreover, there is plenty of communal space, an open kitchen, a bar, and a garden.

But it’s not just the variety of rooms and the interior that drag travelers from all around the world. Ecomama stands for green and conscious hospitality. It uses fairtrade materials, natural stone heating, an eco-friendly water system, and thrives on recycling.

What’s more, it’s fairly near the center. The famous Rembrandt House Museum is just 500 meters away and so is the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Other popular points of interest in the area are Artis Zoo, Basilica of St. Nicholas, and Dam Square.

Hostel Van Gogh

Hostel Van Gogh is located in what can be termed the best spot in Amsterdam center. Right at the doorstep of the hostel, you can find three world-famous museums – Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Stedelijk Art Museum.  Hostel Van Gogh provides free Wi-Fi access.

There are LCD televisions in each room. Hostel Van Gogh is fully air-conditioned during summer. Each bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and free bend linen, free shampoo and shower gel, and free luggage storage. There’s an elevator available as well, and the icing on the cake is an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast buffet for 5 euros only. The breakfast has been highly admired and recommended by the reviewers.

Meininger Amsterdam City West

Meininger is a convenient stay, located as it is just a short distance from Sloterdijk Railway Station and the airport. As far as Amsterdam’s hostels go, the Meininger is clean and has several fully furnished rooms with bathrooms attached.

Its lobby is full of old master-style art – a museum of sorts right there at the hostel. If you’re looking for a convenient, conventional stay complete with local beers and other local specialties, then Meininger is one of the best budget hostels in Amsterdam.

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam is a hostel that truly understands travelers’ needs. Apart from being design-rich, this hostel offers a 24-hour reception service with a manager who’s always happy to help. There are friendly social areas with elevators, an outdoor terrace, and a raised café. There’s also an impressive chill-out lounge and bar, plus a private events room.

Dining rooms are located in the basement, and free Wi-Fi is available all over the building. 24-hour laundry service is available for washing, drying, and ironing. There’s a secure luggage room that allows you to dump your shopping and head back for more. The hostel also provides Vanmoof bikes for rent, plus a 24-hour GenStore for exclusive Generator products.

St. Christopher’s at the Winston

St Christopher’s at the Winston is a recommended stay for anyone who wants to be close to coffee shops and the Red Light district. This hostel was rated the most popular at the 2011 Hoscars. The hostel has a beer garden, smoking area, and bar. When you sign up, you receive 25% discount coupons for “2 for 1” drinks at the lively Belushi’s bar and restaurant.

St Christopher’s hostel offers a bunch of FREEbies, such as free WIFI, earplugs, and walking tours and if you book directly via their website, you get FREE continental breakfast.

Hans Brinker Hostel

Hans Brinker Hostel is the place to go for a great atmosphere, free breakfast, cheap beds, and lots of fun. Located at the very center of Amsterdam, Hans Brinker Hostel can be found at the Kerkstraat, which is just around the corner from the center of Amsterdam’s nightlife, Leidseplein.

Hans Brinker Hostel is located just five minutes from the Museumplein, where many museums are located. Vondelpark is also nearby for relaxation as are several clubs, bars, and restaurants. Cheap but hearty meals are served, and free Wi-Fi is provided at the bar and at the restaurant. There’s an underground club as well, which stays open till 4 A.M.

a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost

This amazing hostel (The a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost) is located in the Bullewijk district, close to the metro station. All the excellent and main attractions of the city are nearby which makes this hostel more unique.

The lobby of this hostel is available 24 hours for the travelers’ ease. This hostel is famous for its friendly staff and cleanliness.

This sublime hostel has mastered the management abilities which not every hostel can do. They provide you with complimentary refreshing drinks and yummy snacks in the lobby on your arrival and throughout your stay. They also provide many fun games like billiards and table soccer.

This place is not only ideal for a single age group, but also they are good for families, couples, and youngsters.

The facilities/services of this terrific hostel are free Wi-Fi, elevator, key card access, parking, hot showers, children’s Play Area, washing machine, hair dryers, 24-hour reception, ATM, bicycle hire, luggage storage, towels for hire, bar, and vending machines.

Shelter Jordan


Shelter Jordan is a Christian hostel, and therefore the no-drug and no-alcohol policy is applied there. Located close to Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Royal Palace, Museum District, and central Amsterdam, this is a safe hostel for lone travelers.

The hostel is small, with no more than 100 beds; this creates a homely atmosphere where you can feel at peace. There’s a pleasant courtyard garden where you can enjoy drinks with friends. The hostel cooks a homemade dinner each evening, sold at a nominal price that reviewers have appreciated while writing about Shelter Jordan.