11 Best Hostels in Amsterdam with Private Rooms

11 Best Hostels in Amsterdam with Private Rooms

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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. These hostels are fantastic for couples, families, and friends.

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Amsterdam with Private Rooms

  1. De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Quiet Rest
  2. Bunk Hotel - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller
  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. Ecomama - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Groups (10+ people), Solo Traveller
  6. The Bulldog Hotel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  7. St. Christopher's Inn - The Winston - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  8. MEININGER Amsterdam Amstel - best for Couples, Solo Traveller
  9. Train Lodge - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  10. The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  11. ClinkNOORD Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller

A Couple in a Hostel in Amsterdam enjoying their time: The Flying Pig Downtown

As the saying goes: Couples that stay together in hostels, stay together!

On the map: Hostel Locations in Amsterdam

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

🤩 Top Hostel with Private Room:

De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel

🤑 Cheapest Private Room:

De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel

👩‍❤️‍👨 For Couples:

De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel

👨‍👩‍👦 For Families with Kids:

Train Lodge

Best Hostels in Amsterdam for Couples

Alright, shall we get more specific? Not all hostels are created equal.

Here we took a much closer look at which hostels in Amsterdam are great for couples. These hostels offer unique and budget-friendly accommodations, as well as a variety of activities to enjoy with your loved one.

MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West

This modern and stylish hotel offers both single rooms for solo travelers and double rooms for couples, all equipped with high-quality amenities to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The double rooms are cozy, featuring a comfortable double bed (or Twin Beds!), a TV, and a private bathroom. Couples can also enjoy the hotel's chic and contemporary common areas, such as the lounge, bar, and game room.

MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West also offers bike rentals, so you can explore Amsterdam like a local and take in the beautiful scenery of the city. You can also join in on one of the hostel's activities, such as a walking tour of the city or a canal cruise.

BUNK Hotel Hostel

This trendy and modern hostel offers an experience like no other, with a variety of room types to suit different needs and preferences.

For couples, BUNK Hotel offers Double Capsules, which provide a private and cozy sleeping space for two people. These capsules feature a comfortable double bed, mood lighting, and power outlets, creating the perfect romantic ambiance for a couples' retreat.

Aside from the Double Capsules, BUNK Hotel also offers private rooms, shared dorms, and even a converted chapel room, providing a wide range of options for travelers of all kinds.

BUNK Hotel also hosts a variety of events and activities, such as

  • live music performances
  • comedy nights,
  • and game tournaments.

You can also join in on one of the hostel's guided tours or rent a bike to explore the city on your own.

De Bedstee Capsules Hostel

De Bedstee Capsules Hostel in Amsterdam is the perfect choice for couples looking for a unique and cozy experience. 

The hostel's design is inspired by traditional Dutch bedstee, which is a type of enclosed sleeping space. Couples can stay in the hostel's private capsule bedstee that features a double and luxurious bed, a closet for cabin luggage, mood lighting, media panel for charging your phone, and air conditioning, all in a compact and intimate setting.

De Bedstee Capsules Hostel offers a variety of activities for couples to enjoy during their stay. You can start your day with a complimentary breakfast before heading out. After a day of sightseeing, unwind with a drink in the hostel's cozy lounge or outdoor terrace.

For couples looking for a more intimate and romantic experience, the hostel offers private boat tours of Amsterdam's iconic canals, complete with champagne and snacks. You can also join the hostel's cheese and wine tasting event to sample some of the best Dutch cheeses and wines.

And let's not forget about the hostel's location, which is just a short walk away from Amsterdam's vibrant nightlife scene, making it the perfect spot for a romantic evening out.

4 Reasons why Hostels are more Fun for Couples

Hostels offer a more social atmosphere

Unlike hotels, hostels provide a social environment where you can meet new people and make new friends. Couples can mingle with other travelers and exchange travel stories, tips, and experiences.

Hostels are more affordable

Hostels offer more affordable accommodation options than hotels, making it easier for couples to stick to their budget and enjoy more activities during their stay.

Check here our guide on youth hostels in Amsterdam.

Hostels offer unique and creative accommodations

Many hostels offer unique and creative accommodations such as pods, capsules, and shared rooms. This adds a fun and exciting element to the stay that is not available in traditional hotel rooms.

Hostels provide a variety of activities

Hostels often offer a variety of activities, such as walking tours, pub crawls, and game nights. This gives couples the opportunity to participate in fun activities and meet other travelers.

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

Private Room in a hostel in Amsterdam - Pretty great, right?!

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.

Looking for more? Hostelgeeks also collected the 3 best hostels in Amsterdam.

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.

FAQ about Amsterdam Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Amsterdam. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Best Hostel in Amsterdam with Private Rooms:

De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel!

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