11 Best Hostels in Amsterdam with Private Rooms

11 Best Hostels in Amsterdam with Private Rooms

Amsterdam is a city that attracts millions of tourists every year with its picturesque canals, vibrant nightlife, and rich culture. If you're planning to visit this beautiful city and would like to save some money on accommodation, staying at a hostel is a great option.

However, if you're looking for a bit more privacy, there are plenty of hostels in Amsterdam that offer private rooms. In this post, we'll explore the absolute best hostels in Amsterdam with private rooms. This is all based on ratings and our algorithm, detecting the best choices for you.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Amsterdam

  1. Bunk Hotel - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller
  2. De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Quiet Rest
  3. HI - Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller
  4. MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West - best for Couples, Groups (10+ people), Party Hostel
  5. The Bulldog Hotel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  6. Ecomama - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Groups (10+ people), Solo Traveller
  7. MEININGER Amsterdam Amstel - best for Couples, Solo Traveller
  8. Stayokay Amsterdam Oost - best for Digital Nomads, Groups (10+ people), Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  9. St. Christopher's Inn - The Winston - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  10. ClinkNOORD Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  11. The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller


How to pick your Private Rooms

The below tips do not only apply to hostels, but also to hotels, and guesthouses. This also not just only applies to Amsterdam, but in fact to many cities in Europe and even worldwide.

We have learned the things below on all our travels around the globe.

The advantages of a private room in hostels are obvious: You can meet fellow travelers in the common area and enjoy a good night rest in your private room.

What else should you pay attention to? Here you go:

Double Room vs Twin Room

Many hotels and hostels claim to offer a double room, but sometimes it is technically NOT a double room. All they do is pushing two single beds together. You end up with this annoying gap between the two mattresses.

On Hostelworld and Booking you can preview photos of the room you are about to book. This will help to check if you will actually get a double room (with one bigger mattress) or a Twin Room (with actually two single mattresses).

It is also good to know that some hostels claim TWIN Room, but in fact you will be staying in a room with one bunk bed. The result is the same, since it has two separated mattresses. However, one of you will have to climb up the bunk bed.

On Hostelz.com, you can actually filter for the proper room type. We let you filter for each room type available. This can be:

  • Single/ Individual Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Room
  • Apartment
  • Luxury Suite
  • and many more

Shared vs Ensuite - The Bathrooms

One important thing to know is the difference between the meaning of the word "ensuite" and “shared”.

Ensuite basically means you will have your own, private bathroom.

Shared means that you share this toilet/ bathroom with at least one more room. In hostels, it is also common to have one shared bathroom with many toilets and showers for all rooms/ dorms at the same floor.

You should also know, the private room with a shared bathroom is usually much cheaper. You can check for this easily on Hostelz.com through setting up your filter.


As you can see, many hostels in Amsterdam offer cool private rooms. From Single Room over Double Rooms to Family rooms, there is a wide array of choice.

Staying in hostels has many advantages over hotels. You can mingle and meet fellow travelers easily. You can also typically join much cheaper tours like free walking tours and bike tours. Another perk is that the hostels with bars typically offers cheaper drinks and even happy hours.

Want to stay Flexible with your Bookings?

Hostelworld.com offers flexible bookings for many hostels.

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