Hostels in City Centre, Amsterdam

Hostels near City Centre

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Hostels in Amsterdam

Hostel & Hotel Utopia

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
Solo Traveller
The downstairs coffee shop is the main attraction at Utopia. There’s also an outdoor terrace and on-site bar perfect for a couple of afternoon beers. The common room is ideal for relaxing. … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Party Hostel
"…Mail us in advance to be sure - It is absolutely NOT allowed to smoke in the rooms. Letting the smoke detectors go off can result in a fine of 250 euros. - It is strictly forbidden to move/ … More

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Couples
This hostel is spread over two main buildings, located in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Choose between private rooms with a bathroom, and shared dorms with shared facilities. The canal can be … More

Loft Hostel

Amsterdam-West
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Quiet Rest
Big, bright dorm rooms await you at Loft Hostel. It’s ideal for travellers between 18-35 years that don’t mind rooms with 10 beds. If you just want to drop your bags and explore … More

St. Christopher's Inn - The Winston

Red Light District
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
It’s easy to party if you choose The Winston. You’ll have access to a hostel bar, plus plenty of nightlife in the surrounding neighbourhood. There’s a lovely beer garden, plus a 25 … More

Durty Nelly's Inn

Red Light District
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
This friendly bunch loves to take you out on a free walking tour and pub crawls across the city. If you want to stay at the hostel, the Irish bar will treat you to a 20% discount on food and drinks … More

The Bulldog Hotel

Red Light District
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
This is one of the best known hostels in the world. It offers a sociable atmosphere very close to the Red Light District, yet it is not overbearing. There’s an attached coffeeshop and a bar - … More

The White Tulip Youth Hostel

Red Light District
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel
Stay here if you want to be on the busiest street of the city in the Red Light District. There’s a downstairs Irish pub with happy hour and 2-for-1 drink deals. It’s open until 3am on … More

The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Start the day with a free breakfast and walking tour. Overslept? Grab lunch from the cafe. In the evening check out the live DJ, play some pool, drink in the bar or watch the sunset on the terrace … More

Hostel Warmoes

Red Light District
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.3 miles
Solo Traveller
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Heart of Amsterdam Hostel

Red Light District
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Solo Traveller
Heart of Amsterdam is a Hollywood-themed hostel. Each room has a Hollywood atmosphere with a movie name, movie pictures, story of the movie and fun themes such as Godfather, Star Wars, American … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…I met lots of nice "random" people and had a great time. Look out for Christoph, a "super swedish" hippie that I guarantee will out smoke anybody you have ever met. Don't expect much and you won't … More

Shelter City Hostel

Red Light District
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller

At this Christian hostel you swap alcohol and party for laid back vibes in the center of Amsterdam. Staff are super friendly and they regularly offer free dinner nights. Breakfast and Wi-Fi is … More

Hostel The Globe Center

Red Light District
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Party Hostel
The sports bar here is the largest in the Red Light District, open until 3am (5am on weekends). There are eight TVs and two big screens so you’ll never miss a game. As a guest you’ll … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Sleep on a calm street a short walk from the bustling life of Amsterdam central. Join a free walking tour or hire a bike from the 24-hour reception. The on-site cafe-bar is a great place to hang out … More
Distance to City Centre: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel

Sleep in a former 17th century warehouse and relax in a snug lounge overlooking the canal. Grab a snack from the vending machine and people watch. Or watch a movie on the TV. Ask at the 24-hour … More

Hans Brinker Hostel

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Centrally located, super sociable and budget-friendly - is this the hostel with the biggest personality? Probably. It’s time to party. Head to the bar for Happy Hour and dance all night at the … More

BEAUTiQUE HOTEL CITY CENTRE

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Quiet Rest
A small, cosy hostel just minutes from major museums and sights. Free services include Wi-Fi, linen, city maps and 24-hour check in and reception. There is a Spanish Tapas Bar underneath the hostel … More

Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel Orfeo offers a handy guest kitchen and social lounge area. It’s well located, just minutes from the top sights of the city. A supermarket right near the hostel, too. Dorms … More

Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein

Centrum
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
Leidseplein is a famous spot known for street artists offering memorable entertainment. In the winter there is an ice-skating rink. Enjoy a free breakfast and walking tour for meeting people, or … More

Hostels in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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City Center Amsterdam: Backpacker's Paradise

Welcome to the beating heart of Amsterdam – City Center, where history, culture, and adventure converge to create an unforgettable experience for budget travelers and backpackers.

This guide is your key to unlocking the timeless charm of City Center Amsterdam, offering insights into its enduring landmarks, reliable transportation, and essential amenities.

Timeless Landmarks: Tracing History in Every Cobblestone

City Center Amsterdam, a living canvas of history. Navigate its cobblestone streets and discover landmarks that have withstood the test of time.

From the iconic Dam Square to the historic Anne Frank House, each step is a journey through the annals of Amsterdam's rich cultural tapestry.

Enduring Transport: Navigating the Canals and Beyond

Explore Amsterdam's enduring transport system, where classic bicycles and canal boats share the lanes with modern trams.

The Central Station, a transportation hub for decades, connects you effortlessly to the city's outskirts, ensuring your adventures extend beyond the city center.

Local Amenities: Hostels, Cafés, and Dutch Delicacies

Choose from an array of hostels strategically scattered across City Center, providing budget-friendly accommodations within arm's reach of Amsterdam's cultural gems.

Fuel your exploration with Dutch delicacies at local cafés, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the scent of stroopwafels.

Cultural Experience and Tips: Embracing Dutch Customs

Immerse yourself in Dutch customs as you stroll along the canals and experience the city's vibrant street life.

Embrace the gezelligheid (cozy) atmosphere of local pubs and cafes, savoring the timeless Dutch hospitality that has welcomed travelers for generations.

Why Stay in City Center Amsterdam?

Here are compelling reasons City Center Amsterdam is the ultimate choice for backpackers:

  • Timeless Landmarks: Dam Square, Anne Frank House, and more await exploration.
  • Enduring Transport: Navigate the city and beyond from the historic Central Station.
  • Local Amenities: Hostels strategically placed, and Dutch delicacies at your doorstep.

Discover the magic of City Center Amsterdam, where every corner tells a story and every experience is etched with the timeless charm of this backpacker's paradise.

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